With the [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry3625.html"]success[/URL] of the iPhone App Store and Microsoft wanting a [URL="http://www.itwire.com/content/view/20349/53/"]piece of the action[/URL] it was only a matter of time before RIM got into the [URL="http://www.itwire.com/content/view/21310/53/"]online application storefront[/URL] game. With the BlackBerry App World online store launching later this month, [URL="http://na.blackberry.com/eng/developers/application_storefront"]submissions are now being accepted[/URL] from developers who want to get their applications in at the get go. With a potential audience of some 21 million BlackBerry users it could prove to be a very profitable outlet for those software developers looking elsewhere than the already crowded and [URL="http://www.itwire.com/content/view/23321/1231/"]somewhat restrictive[/URL] iPhone App Store. But just how difficult …

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Is the time that it takes to boot up and power down a computer at the beginning and the end of the day work? [URL="http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNLJ.jsp?id=1202426038668"]A number of lawyers[/URL] are trying to settle that question. On the one hand, users start rebooting the computer and then spend up to 15-20 minutes chatting, getting coffee, and so on during the process, which adds up to a lot of unproductive time for the employer, contends one side. On the other hand, the bootup process -- which may be required due to security or power concerns, and can include a variety of programs required …

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This morning EMC, Microsoft and IBM announced they had worked together over a two-year period to create a [URL="http://www.fiercecontentmanagement.com/story/ring-bells-major-ecm-vendors-send-content-sharing-standard-oasis-today/2008-09-10"]content interchange standard[/URL] for enterprise content management systems. It may not sound like much, but it's meaningful on several levels. For content management customers, it means it will greatly simplify moving content across disparate content repositories, while also enabling IT departments to build applications for workflow, archiving and other tasks independent of the content management system developer. But I think the real story here is that three huge companies came together for the benefit of the many over the benefit of the …

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A good friend of mine thinks that data technology access kingpin Qualcomm can be to the wireless market in the 2010’s what Microsoft was to software in the 1980’s and 1990’s. Granted, Qualcomm is smack in the sweet spot – the premier provider of high-speed data access products and services at a time when wireless technology, especially cell phones, have become pervasive worldwide. Qualcomm has built a great business providing wireless providers with mobile communications technologies. The company is well managed, has a virtual monopoly on its product, has little debt, and has about $12 billion in cash on hand. …

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Here at DaniWeb I have always been rather proud of the fact that not only is member feedback encouraged, but the powers that be read what is being said, participate in the debate and sometimes their minds, and system policy, are changed by it. For any real community this feedback process is vital. OK, not everything is going to be determined by the opinions of those members choosing to debate the issues, sometimes executive decisions need to be made. The point being, though, that DaniWeb does at least listen and does at least allow members to express their opinions even …

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