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Will Ulitzer and SocialYell Dominate News Content on The Web (Eventually)? is the blog title of Gartner's Anthony Bradley. In his blog entry, Bradley writes: "Hype around Ulitzer.com (the social-journalism news magazine site) is climbing. At one point they were offering authors 200% of their Google AdSense revenue... I am convinced that the only way to change the world is through collectively determining how we spend our money and our votes. Will Ulitzer be this vehicle?" Ulitzer content is grouped in 25 distinct subjects from "Aerospace and Defense" to "Travel and Hospitality." Each subject group offers an unlimited number of topics, and each topic may contain thousands of peer-reviewed feature stories, bylined articles, blog posts, news, reviews, commentary, and unique editorial content authored by top experts in their fields. Ulitzer is designed to replace Wikiped... (more)

Kevin L. Jackson Launches "Government Cloud Computing Journal" on Ulitzer

Kevin L Jackson launched the "Government Cloud Computing Journal" on Ulitzer. The online magazine offers stories and articles on the effective use of cloud computing technologies within the government domain. Kevin L. Jackson is a senior information technologist specializing in information technology solutions that meet critical Federal government operational requirements. Currently, he serves as Director, Business Development for Dataline, Inc., and editor of Government Cloud Computing e-zine. Kevin L. Jackson (right) with Cloud Computing Expo conference chair Jeremy Geelan before his presentation on Government Cloud Computing. About Ulitzer.com Initiating content coverage on any topic or launching a magazine at Ulitzer.com  is designed to be as easy as boiling an egg and doesn't take much longer. To become a Ulitzer author, anyone can fill out a simple author prof... (more)

The Future's So Bright For Open Source I've Got to Wear Shades

I recently broke my glasses though I admit I don't wear them much and I started to notice that I was squinting more. Sometimes I could make out what was going on on my Linux desktop, which is set to a whopping 1920 x 1200 resolution, but I couldn't quite make out some items without closer inspection. That's like the way I think businesses and government agencies have come to view Linux and Open Source. They've been squinting at the "Open Source movement" knowing that there's something worth looking at there but not quite making out the details. I think those days are ending since the drought in IT spending has left the wary IT buyer looking for more efficient and cost-effective solutions that give them big returns on their IT dollars - or at least don't waste them on what, in hindsight, turns out to be frivolous solutions that don't return what was promised. What ... (more)

The Future of Open Source

Linux is among the most popular applications known as "free software" or "open source." Among other things, "open source" means that the source code for these applications is available to those who are interested in seeing (or modifying) it. This is unlike commercial applications such as Windows where all the source code is a tightly guarded secret. Open source software has now turned into big business. For example, HP recently announced that in 2003 they had over $2.5 billion in Linux-based revenue. By any measure, $2.5 billion is a lot of money. Not bad for a little operating system that was first built by a Finnish grad student using software tools developed by Richard Stallman's GNU Project back in the mid '80s. But what about the future? Are we close to the top? What's left to do now that Linux is seemingly on top of the world already? What's left for open sour... (more)

'...and Thanks for the Fish'

Yep, there is a new sheriff in town. I am pleased to be writing this editorial as the new editor-in-chief of LinuxWorld Magazine. Before I start prophesying about the bright future of the magazine, I would like to reflect on our accomplishments, thanking former editor-in-chief, Kevin Bedell, who will continue to provide his talents as our editor of open source. Kevin will be joined by passionate Linux enthusiasts and authors like Dee-Ann LeBlanc whose award-winning work and Linux gaming expertise have been an asset to our publication. *NIX guru and senior editor James Turner, who I have enjoyed debating about the Linux desktop, will share his expertise as well as his playful satire. LAMP editor, MC Brown, will carry forward with more book reviews and share information about how open source technology can benefit the deployment of Web applications. We look forward to... (more)

"Google Respects Copyright," Says Company VP as Google Rebuts Authors Guild Allegations

"Google respects copyright," declared Google's Susan Wojcicki (pictured), Vice President, Product Management, Tuesday as Google began its vigorous rebuttal of the Authors Guild lawsuit to try to stop Google Print. "The use we make of all the books we scan through the Library Project is fully consistent with both the fair use doctrine under U.S. copyright law," Wojcicki continued, "and the principles underlying copyright law itself, which allow everything from parodies to excerpts in book reviews." To underline the Google position, Wojcicki showed in her Google blog what an in-copyright book scanned from a library looks like on Google Print. "Let's be clear," she wrote, "Google doesn’t show even a single page to users who find copyrighted books through this program (unless the copyright holder gives us permission to show more). At most we show only a brief snipp... (more)

Yacht Charter Blog Launched on Ulitzer

Ulitzer.com launched this morning the Yacht Charter Comunity Blog on Ulitzer.com. Yacht chartering is the practice of renting, or chartering, a sailboat or motor yacht and travelling to various coastal or island destinations. This is usually a vacation activity, but it also can be a corporate event. There are two main kinds of charter: bareboat and crewed. Bareboat charters involve a person renting a boat and skippering it themselves. Most bareboat companies also offer courses to teach basic seamanship and prepare people for bareboat chartering. These companies also sometimes provide skippered charters, meaning that boat comes with a skipper but no additional crew. Crewed charter means the yacht comes with a crew. This can be anything from a 35-foot boat with a husband-and-wife team serving as captain and chef to a 300-foot boat with a squad of 30 or more crew memb... (more)

Frank Shines Launches Digital Signage Journal on Ulitzer

Frank Shines launched Digital Signage Journal today on Ulitzer. A former Air Force officer, IBM executive and Ernst & Young consultant, Frank Shines has flown Air Force jets, trained and competed with Olympic athletes and traveled the world as an award-winning business adviser to Fortune 500 executives. Frank has been published by John Wiley & Sons (The Controller's Function: "Performance Measurement" Chapter, 1999) and is the author of a book examining the impact of the next generation of the Internet and its impact on individuals and organizations (The New Science of Success: How to Outsource Proof Your Job in a Web 2.0 Economy, 2007). Mr. Shines is currently the President of Skill of Success, a consulting firm which provides next generation Web apps and business skills to small businesses and individuals. Frank holds a BS in Management from the US Air Force Academ... (more)

Tom Virden Launches "Boatbookings Magazine" on Ulitzer

Tom Virden launched today the "Boatbookings Magazine" on Ulitzer. Tom Virden is the founder and Managing Director of Boatbookings.com one of the world's largest online yacht charter agencies. Tom is a seasoned executive in leisure, travel and technology business, and has sailed extensively in the BVI, Thailand, Turkey and the Mediterranean. As the original International Director at lastminute.com, he brings a wealth of knowledge of e-commerce best practices to boatbookings.com. Tom also worked at Apple Computer and Netscape which has provided a broad understanding of how technology can change business paradigms. Tom is a graduate of Stanford University and has written for the Harvard Business Review. About Ulitzer.com Initiating content coverage on any topic or launching a magazine at Ulitzer.com  is designed to be as easy as boiling an egg and doesn't take much long... (more)

Oracle News Coverage Initiated on Ulitzer

Oracle News Coverage was initiated today on Ulitzer with 16,807 original articles, news stories and blog entries. Ulitzer content is grouped in 25 distinct subjects from "Aerospace and Defense" to "Travel and Hospitality." Each subject group offers an unlimited number of topics, and each topic may contain thousands of peer-reviewed feature stories, bylined articles, blog posts, news, reviews, commentary, and unique editorial content authored by top experts in their fields. Ulitzer is designed to replace Wikipedia with Its three-dimensional live content offerings and dynamic topic structure. "Facebook established itself as the new and improved tool for Myspace users and Ulitzer will establish itself as the new, much improved, dynamic, and  three dimensional version of Wikipedia with live content," said Fuat Kircaali, founder of Ulitzer, Inc. "Ulitzer is an original and... (more)

PreEmptive Solutions Magazine Launched on Ulitzer

PreEmptive Solutions Magazine launched today on Ulitzer. With more than 3,000 corporate clients, 40,000 registered installations in 100+ countries and inclusion with Microsoft's six million+ Visual Studio seats, PreEmptive Solutions helps organizations protect, analyze, and monetize applications, defend them against tampering and measure the impact of application investments. Ulitzer content is grouped in 25 distinct subjects from "Aerospace and Defense" to "Travel and Hospitality." Each subject group offers an unlimited number of topics, and each topic may contain thousands of peer-reviewed feature stories, bylined articles, blog posts, news, reviews, commentary, and unique editorial content authored by top experts in their fields. Ulitzer is designed to replace Wikipedia with Its three-dimensional live content offerings and dynamic topic structure. "Facebook establ... (more)