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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The rest of the rest of the story, via eChannelLine:

[Ray] Ozzie [speaking at Microsoft PDC] also unveiled the next evolution of Microsoft Pinpoint, an online marketplace for Microsoft partners to market and sell their applications. Also available through PinPoint, the company introduced a new information and brokerage service, codenamed “Dallas”, built completely on the Windows Azure platform that enables developers and users to access premium commercial and reference data sets and content on any platform. Datasets current available through “Dallas” include those from the Associated Press, Citysearch, ESRI, NAVTEQ, DATA.gov, First American, infoUSA, NASA, National Geographic Topo!, RiskMetrics Group, the United Nations, WaveMarket, Weather Central, and more. Starting today, “Dallas” is currently available as a limited Community Technology Preview.

I hope Data.gov is free.

——- original post 11/18/09 7:24——-

First American’s ParcelPoint data will be offered as part of the new Microsoft Windows Azure and SQL Azure Database-powered information brokerage service codenamed “Dallas” (coverage at The Register.

The brokerage service support “high-value, premium data and third-party applications to provide developers and information workers with visibility and access to multiple data sets and applications.” The ParcelPoint national database contains information on more than 122 million U.S. land parcels. The first offering will include selected California counties.

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by Adena Schutzberg on 11/18 at 07:30 PM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Revenue was $417 million for Q3 2010, basically flat from last quarter but showed a decrease of 31 percent compared to the third quarter of fiscal 2009. I think it’s telling that its core products, AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT showed similar traits: “Combined revenue from our AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT products increased 2 percent sequentially and decreased 39 percent compared to the third quarter last year.”

There’s no comments on geospatial and I don’t expect any in today’s conference call scheduled for 5 pm eastern. The group seems to in a bit of a holding pattern of late.

[Title, first sentence updated 11/19 to reflect that Autodesk is now in fiscal 2010. It reported for Q3 2010 in the PR. Thanks to @geokaren, @dmgeo for letting me know of the confusion.]

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by Adena Schutzberg on 11/18 at 03:43 PM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

The new international Shared Services, Sales and Marketing Centre in Dublin will create 150 jobs. The investment is supported by IDA Ireland (the agency responsible for industrial development in Ireland).

- Silicon Republic

by Adena Schutzberg on 11/18 at 07:20 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

The intro line for the new Turbo Tax: “Like GPS for taxes, TurboTax ® 2009 easily and accurately guides taxpayers step-by-step through their tax return, effortlessly getting them to their ultimate destination - the biggest tax refund possible. “

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by Adena Schutzberg on 11/18 at 07:16 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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The new SenseAware platform is a “next generation information service that combines a GPS sensor device and a web-based collaboration platform.” Due next spring, the “ride along” hardware can track: “precise temperature readings; a shipment’s exact location; when a shipment is opened or if the contents have been exposed to light; as well as real-time alerts and analytics between trusted parties regarding the above signs of a shipment.” The first market for the device? Health care and life sciences.

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by Adena Schutzberg on 11/18 at 07:13 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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