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  • Report: LCD TV Sales Jump
    Although news has abounded about a weak display market, the LCD TV sector has held its own, with unit shipments rising 135 percent year-over-year and 28 percent quarter-to-quarter to 9.4 million units during the second quarter, according to DisplaySearch Inc.
  • Microsoft Offers To Help Firefox Run On Vista
    The head of Microsoft's open source software lab has extended a helping hand to Mozilla Corp. if it's interested in making sure the Firefox browser and Thunderbird e-mail client run under Windows Vista.
  • Addressing channel conflict, All Partner Territories hit the scene


    Oracle's New Partner Path
    In its latest attempt to navigate the tricky waters of direct and indirect sales models, Oracle is experimenting with new All Partner Territories.
  • System Builder M&As Are On The Rise
    Some describe it as a general maturation process, others point to a slowing desktop sales business, and a few point to the general ebb and flow of the business. However you describe it, the system builder channel is being reshaped by massive merger and acquisition activity.
  • ShadowRAM: August 21, 2006
    Those who had an APB out for the FakeSteveJobs diary can relax. He's backor at least we think he's backat fakesteve.blogspot.com. Some think the new fake Steve is not the old fake Steve, but I'm pretty convinced this is the same guy. Favorite headline: "Jesus Didn't Go To College Either."
  • Linux Education Gap?
    The rules of good panel etiquette get kind of twisted at places like LinuxWorld, where audience members don't so much raise questions as share, ahem, points of view. But actually, that's a good thing.
  • Review: VisiStat Simplifies Web Analytics
    VisiStat this week released version 4.0 of its Web analytics package, which features WorldMap Web site monitoring capabilities and a LinkTracker feature that displays all clickable actions available on Web pages.
  • Hoosier Daddy? In Indiana Schools, It's Linux
    How's this for back-to-school fashion: More than 20,000 Indiana students are now Linux-enabled under a state grant program to roll out low-cost, easy-to-manage workstations, which are running various flavors of the open-source operating system.
  • IBM Hones Offerings For Midmarket Partners
    IBM is cultivating new channel services and programs to make it easier for midmarket partners to do business with it and drive sales of its Express middleware lineup.