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"Bloglines is a Universal Inbox that captures all kinds of dynamic information that helps busy individuals be more productive throughout the day-at the office, at school, or on the go," said Mark Fletcher, vice president and general manager of Bloglines at Ask Jeeves, as he announced that people can now track the shipping progress of package deliveries from some of the world's largest parcel shipping companies - FedEx, UPS, and the United States Postal Service - within their Bloglines MyFeeds page. "With an index of more than 370 million blog and news feed articles in seven languages, we're already one of the largest wells of dynamic web information. With unique-to-me news updates we're aiming to be the most comprehensive and useful personalized information resource on the web," Fletcher added. In addition to blog text updates and RSS news feeds, the Bloglines Universa... (more)

Schmidt Says Google Not Copying PayPal

Recent remarks by Scot Wingo, chief executive of ChannelAdvisor, a Morrisville, N.C. e-commerce consulting firm, at a financial conference indicated that he thought Google would be launching against PayPal later this year. http://webservices.sys-con.com/read/101680.htm Now Google CEO Eric Schmidt has denied this intention in a sort of non-denial fashion, stating that Google does "not intend to offer a person-to-person, stored-value payments system." He did say that the company is developing "payment services (that) are a natural evolution of Google's existing online products and ... (more)

Gateway's Waitt: "We Would Have Been Guacamole"

Gateway CEO Ted Waitt said that Intel threatened to turn his company into 'guacamole' if it didn't continue to use only Intel chips in its personal computers. This and other interesting tidbits regarding the new AMD/Intel lawsuit were revealed by John Dvorak in his recent interview with SYS-CON.TV. Gateway, which relocated its headquarters from humble South Dakota to more glamorous San Diego a few years ago and has suffered declining market share since that time, will be among the companies expected to be featured prominently in the AMD/Intel suit, which is centered around marketin... (more)

TCS Unveils 'Science-To-Software' Transformation Program

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a global IT services and consulting organization, unveiled its latest initiative to enlarge and develop the suitable talent pool available to the IT industry. The TCS Talent Transformation (TCS T2) aims to transform science graduates into global software professionals and is the first scalable program undertaken to draw graduates from disciplines other than engineering into the global technology services industry. With lack of suitable, trained talent identified as a key potential barrier to growth, the TCS science-to-software program is designed ... (more)

IBM Previews a Powerful New BladeCenter HT System that Delivers Superior Performance and High-Speed Connectivity

IBM has previewed a powerful new BladeCenter HT system that delivers superior performance and high-speed connectivity for network bandwidth up to 10 times greater than previously possible, to help telecommunications network providers unleash next-generation applications for consumers based on the convergence of voice, data and video networks. "Our telecommunications technologies and user adoption are advancing rapidly, with more complex IP-based data services such as multimedia and full-HTML web browsing that require more computing power to process than ever before," said Christi... (more)