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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Blogging Stocks offers up its thoughts on if Google can/will jump on NAVTEQ.  Says Brian White: “...if the navigation company is indeed acquired by Google, it’ll be yet another large win for the search king as it moves fast and furious into mobile information providing and retrieval.”

[I have no position in NAVTEQ.]

by Adena Schutzberg on 06/05 at 03:25 PM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

On the 25th anniversary of the Rubix Cube comes word of a version with the world on it. For now it’s only available from Japan.

- Retro to Go

by Adena Schutzberg on 06/05 at 10:13 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

We asked about reader reaction to the news that Microsoft will add spatial data support to the upcoming release of SQL Server two weeks ago. We had 38 votes:

We use SQL Server, but it’s not likely we’ll use the new functionality.
6%, 2 Votes
We don’t use SQL Server, but might consider it now.
19%, 7 Votes
We don’t user SQL Server and this new functionality won’t make a difference.
37%, 14 Votes
We use SQL Server and look forward to using the functionality.
37%, 14 Votes

This week we look at the new announcements from the last week from the West Coast. What was the most important announcement for you from geo-events last week? Vote on our main page on the lower right hand side.

by Adena Schutzberg on 06/05 at 06:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Intelligent Enterprise quizzes a Garnter Analyst on if IBM is making headway in the database marketplace against Oracle.

—-original post 6/5/07——

“Facing rising licensing costs and limited storage capacity from its existing Oracle database, the city decided to replace it with a higher performing, cost-efficient DB2 9-based solution from IBM.

The IBM solution for the City of Los Angeles is composed of DB2 9, DB2 Connect Enterprise Edition V9, DB2 Performance Expert for Multiplatforms v9 and IBM WebSphere Information Integrator V8 software, plus a GIS application from the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI).”


by Adena Schutzberg on 06/05 at 05:47 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

This week we welcome Intergraph’s Chief Executive Officer Halsey Wise and Chief Operating Officer, Reid French. Intergraph wrapped up its user conference late last month and editors Joe Francica and Adena Schutzberg discuss the prospects for growth with these executives as the company enters a new phase under private ownership.

The podcast is 20 minutes long (<8 MB) and was recorded on May 31, 2007.

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by Adena Schutzberg on 06/05 at 01:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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