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Wyndham Jade's new ONEsystem+ will make it easier to accommodate the needs of event attendees, organizers, associations and suppliers, by using an integrated online service to simplify and centralize housing, registration and travel needs. ONEsystem+ was made to be very secure, and includes advanced security features, "spam control," and a feature that makes sure all data is synchronized and updated within the event system. "If you've ever attended a trade show or conference, just taking care of your registration and housing needs can be a daunting experience. It's almost impossible to tend to everything on one, easy-to-follow Web site," said Sue Trizila, president and CEO at Wyndham Jade. "We've set up ONEsystem+ to clear up the confusion and create the first one-stop shopping experience. It reduces confusion, mistakes and costs, making for a much more enjoyable and ... (more)

One Laptop Per Child - Intel vs AMD

Intel is working with Taiwan-based Asustek Computer on a counter to One Laptop Per Child's AMD-based currently $175 XO notebooks. The full-fledged Intel-Asustek PC will start at $199 and go to $299. Other than a low-end Intel chip, the widgets will have a seven- or 10-inch screen, Wi-Fi, a solid-state hard disk and run either XP or Linux. Asustek will sell the widget into the mass markets in emerging economies but it will carry Intel's Classmate brand and be called the Eee PC for "Easy to Learn, Easy to Work and Easy to Play." Shipments are supposed to start this summer, with Asus... (more)

Google Gmail vs Microsoft Hotmail: "They Read Your Mail and We Don't," Says Ballmer

'Our Windows Live Hotmail, in and of itself, doesn't generate much ad revenue,' explained Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer during a Microsoft Startup Accelerator Programme speech in the UK this week. 'So we've had to put, essentially, a whole portal around it because the traffic around it is very valuable but it's not very easily monetized in the context of mail.' Then he added: 'Google's had the same experience, even though they read your mail and we don't.' [emphasis added]. Ballmer insisted that there was nothing controversial about this assertion: "That’s just a factual stat... (more)

Cape Clear Software Announces Complete Support For Microsoft Visual Studio.NET with New Release of CapeConnect

(February 5, 2002) - Cape Clear Software, a leading provider of Web services technology, has announced full support for Microsoft Visual Studio.NET in the latest release of its CapeConnect Web services platform. CapeConnect 3.5 extends Cape Clear's existing support by including native interoperability with the latest release candidate for Microsoft .NET framework and Microsoft VisualStudio.NET. CapeConnect 3.5 is available as a Beta release, with a full commercial release expected by the end of February 2002. CapeConnect 3.5 also adds significant new functionality, including supp... (more)

Deutsche Telekom and Microsoft Deal Highlights Growing Importance of .NET

(March 15, 2002) - Highlighting the growing importance of the Microsoft .NET platform and the XML Web services it enables, Microsoft and Deutsche Telekom, Europe's largest telecommunications company, have unveiled extensive plans for Deutsche Telekom (DT) to adopt the .NET platform for DT's mobile and solutions business. DT and Microsoft will also create a groundbreaking solution called T .NET, and cooperate in the development of devices and services, providing new functionality and access for the future of business mobility. Microsoft and Deutsch Telekom expect T .NET to spur th... (more)