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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)

NetSuite IPO Flies Up, Up and Away

After an initial stumble or two NetSuite managed to make it to a hysterically successful $35.50 on its first day trading as a public company on Thursday. That loud swooshing sound you heard was the opening price of Larry Ellison's unprofitable software-as-a-service play being jacked up from $13 to $26 a share - then moving up another $9.50 its first day out. The venture, a Saleforce.com and Intuit rival, increased its coming-out price three times in the hours before its Google-reminiscent IPO-by-auction December 20. First on Tuesday the number went from $13-$16 to $16-$19 and then ... (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)

Google's Knol vs Ulitzer

Despite Google's $159 billion market cap - or rather, one suspects, because of it - Jimmy Wales, the guy who created - for better or worse - Wikipedia, figures Internet search is broken - because it's proprietary - and needs to be reinvented, freeing "the judgment of information from invisible rules inside an algorithmic black box."  (Odd, he questions the biases of algorithms more than Wikipedia articles. Hmmm.) This was the news story late this summer that summarized Jimmy Wales mega aspirations to directly compete with Google. Anyway, back in the beginning of 2007 he set up a LA... (more)

Amanda Chapel An Anonymous Public Relations Blogger

I woke up early this morning, glanced through the headlines of my morning paper, well the newspaper is named Evening News, a little confusing if you are not familar with it, then browsed through 740 emails in my blackberry's inbox. One email which I received from a person whose name I have never heard before was particularly strange. A quick Google search on Amanda brought me to her bio. "Buongiorno, il mio nome Amanda Chapel. I have 15 plus years experience in marketing communications. I am a former vice president in the Consumer Marketing Group at Weber Shandwick, one of the w... (more)