MOOL: What it is and what it isn’t (2004)

Several news sources are reporting today a service called Microsoft Office Outlook Live (MOOL for short) will shortly be available in beta. Microsoft briefly posted a slick flash demo to their own site as well, which has since been taken…... read more »

Who’s NOT buying anti-spam?

Last week, I talked about who’s buying anti-spam tools. So what about those who aren’t? We estimate that only 75% of US corporate mailboxes are protected by anti-spam. Why so few? One reason (at the risk of making the rest of us insanely jealous) is that some people simply don’t get spam.... read more »

What’s wrong with online dating?

Ferris Research talking about online dating? Well, it’s communication. It’s collaboration. It incorporates email and often IM. Why not? Just a quick thought — it seems to me that the economic incentive for a dating website to provide a good service is broken. Most businesses thrive on repeat business, or a regular cashflow from a […]... read more »

Oracle Buys PeopleSoft; Oracle and PeopleSoft Sign Definitive Merger Agreement

Oracle today announced that it has signed a definitive merger agreement to acquire PeopleSoft, for $26.50 per share (approximately $10.3 billion). The transaction has been approved by the boards of directors of both companies and should close by early January, 2005. read more »

Oracle Reports Q2 EPS Up 35 Percent to 16 Cents, Net Income Up 32 Percent

Oracle released results for 2Q2005, ended November 30. Revenue increased 10% to $2.76 billion with net income of $815 million. read more »

Postini Unveils World’s Largest Encrypted Email Network; Builds TLS Encryption Support Into Managed Service Offering

Postini announced Postini Auto-Encryption, new feature of its leading secure email boundary service, Perimeter Manager Enterprise Edition 5.2. Sends and Receives encrypted email via implementation of Transport Layer Security (TLS). read more »