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News ByteSAP reported a 27 percent increase in software sales and maintenance services revenue for its fourth quarter. For the first time, SAP’s numbers include its 2010 acquisition of Sybase, but the company didn’t report a net profit because it has yet to determine how the $1.3 billion dollars it owes Oracle from the rival’s 2010 copyright-infringement case will impact its bottom line.
Sports Illustrated hasn’t come to Apple’s iPad yet, but the publisher is already showing off a new version of its future: A digital magazine designed with Google in mind. Here’s the demo that Editor Terry McDonell gave at Google’s I/O developer conference today.
To start, let’s just dispense with huffing and puffing angst over whether or not people should broadcast their credit card transactions online. Because that’s what you can do on a new site, with the unlikely name of Blippy, headed by longtime Silicon Valley entrepreneur Philip “Pud” Kaplan. In other words, a kind of Twitter for spending–the next step in the inevitable trend toward radical transparency online.