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Adobe is open sourcing the remoting and messaging technologies in its commercial LiveCycle Data Services ES - Adobe's route to the Internet - as a new product called BlazeDS. The widgetry, along with the Action Message Format (AMF) protocol specification, is being sent into the wild under the Lesser General Public License (LGPL v3), making Adobe the first major company to use the little-used new license. Public betas are out at labs.adobe.com. Adobe says that with BlazeDS developers can add data connectivity to RIAs for real-time collaboration and data-push capabilities that enable better decision-making and more engaging user experiences like guided self-service, live help, performance monitoring and incident tracking. They can also connect rich clients to existing server applications, including Java and Adobe ColdFusion components. Adobe will offer LiveCycle Data... (more)

Steve Jobs Pissed Off at IDG Once Again, Decides to Kill Macworld

This is not the first time Jobs is having hissy fit over Macworld and its producer IDG World Expo. A few years ago when a genius IDG guy decided to move Macworld Expo East from New York City to Boston to save a few bucks, Steve Jobs was reportedly on the phone cursing every letter in the alphabet, and threatening to pull out of Macworld. At that time Jobs and IDG kissed and made up. I don’t know what happened today for Jobs to lose it and declare Apple is done with the Macworld Expo again.  I don’t believe Apple can afford to do what they announced today, their decision to kill M... (more)

Maca Kizi Hotel, Bodrum

Turkish Riviera on Ulitzer Today I arrived in Bodrum for a long weekend. Divan Palmira kindly declined my reservation request after my 2007 review of the hotel. They were nice enough to recommend another boutique hotel in the area, so I checked in to Maca Kizi Hotel. My first half day here so far, the view from my room is fantastic. It is too early to write a formal review but if they don't royally screw it up between now and Sunday morning, this hotel has a potential to me my Bodrum summer stop going forward. Today it rained here. I see it rain in Bodrum for the first time since... (more)

EPIX Movies Delivered in HD via Akamai

Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leader in powering video, dynamic transactions and enterprise applications online, today announced that EPIX, the next generation premium entertainment service from Viacom, Paramount Pictures, Lionsgate and MGM, has chosen Akamai as the company’s launch provider to deliver and manage its full length High Definition (HD) movies. EPIX is the leading next-generation, multi-platform entertainment service, delivering the latest movie blockbusters, new releases, library classics and original content across its premium, HD television chann... (more)

High-Tech Public Relations and Alan Zeichick - Analyze This!

When I landed in Athens, Greece, on Sunday, October 13, 2007, the last thing on my mind was writing a blog entry about high-tech public relations, until I heard from a PR agent on the day of my arrival. In the past 10 days or so we have been working with her on a breaking news story that is currently under NDA. I was so impressed with her professionalism and her passion for perfection that yesterday I posted a blog entry, recommending the agency she works for, to technology companies that are searching for a highly qualified public relations firm. Within minutes of my blog entry,... (more)