28th > December > 2004 Archive
Sun Microsystems has finally made a very public confession about its once top secret storage project code-named Honeycomb.
2004 was the year that discussions of alternative licensing models for digital music finally reached the mainstream. At the start of the year we interviewed two of the leading proponents, Professor William "Terry" Fisher of Harvard's Berkman Center think tank, and Jim Griffin; in September - thanks to Factory Records' Tony Wilson - your reporter took these ideas to the biggest music convention in the UK; and Fisher's long-anticipated book Promises To Keep, which discusses several of the alternatives in detail, appeared in the fall. So it's fitting to close the year with Fisher's views on the state of the landscape.
Newspapers in the San Francisco Bay area have been hammered by the popular posting palace Craigslist.org to the tune of $50m to $65m in job ad losses alone, according to a new report.
PeopleSoft has lost another CEO with top dog David Duffield resigning before Oracle takes over the company.
Research firm Gartner has agreed to shell out $162m to buy smaller rival META Group.