IT Trends :: Thursday, March 30, 2006

Deals, Contracts, Awards

IBM’s WebAdapt2Me Introduced at Cal State Long Beach

IBM’s WebAdapt2Me is still being developed, but given the aging Boomer population, in addition to the folks who already have vision impairments of various kinds, something like this is likely to be in every OS in ten years or less…(Gazette Newspapers)

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Facebook Is on the Block

After rejecting a $750M bid, Facebook owners are looking to reap at least $2B. They'll probably get it, too...(Business Week)

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Microsoft, Brown University Launch Center for Pen-Based Computing

Microsoft pledged $1.2 million to develop the Microsoft Center for Research on Pen-Centric Computing at Brown University's campus. Microsoft's senior vice president of research says, 'We will create new ways of combining the pen and the computer to positively affect not only the educational process, but our working methods and our culture.' (InformationWeek)

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College Wireless Network Pondered

The state of Wisconsin is considering a partnership with private vendors to create a wireless network that would cover the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Madison Area Technical College. The effort would include a partnership with one or more private vendors and would use frequencies licensed exclusively to colleges, rather than open frequencies that can be used – and interfered with – by anyone. (Wisconsin State Journal)

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