Archive | March 6, 2004

Outsourcing snapback?

InfoWorld: Top News reports companies are finally starting to Weighing the benefits of outsourcing. IT leaders now think before rushing into deals with offshore developers

Against the flood tide of IT work moving offshore, a small stream of work has been coming back to the United States as some U.S. companies have concluded that offshoring, for a variety of reasons, is not as much of a bargain as advertised.

TANSTAAFL: There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch.

Eolas patent invalidated

A Reuters story reports that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has invalidated the patent that Eolas was claiming gave it exclusive licensing to the technique of embedding objects (think ActiveX, Java, Flash, MIDI) into HTML pages. As I had blogged here and here, Microsoft had lost an infringement suit, and industry watchers were concerned that the suit could be the precursor to the end of browser technology as we know it.

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