Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Mozilla Foundation creates For-Profit Subsidiary- The Mozilla Corporation

The nonprofit Mozilla Foundation announced yesterday that it's creating a for-profit subsidiary, (The Mozilla Corporation), to more rapidly increase market share for its core product, the Firefox Web browser. Although the Mozilla Corporation will seek to make a profit, future versions of Mozilla Firefox, the Mozilla Thunderbird email application, and other products will remain free and be based on open-source code. According to Web site monitoring company NetApplications, Firefox grabbed 8.7 percent of the Web browser market in July and is the number-two browser behind Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE), which still controls 86 percent of the market.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Microsoft Integrating Speech Recognition Technology into Exchange Server

Microsoft is moving speech technologies into unified messaging by announcing it will integrate speech technologies into a future version of Microsoft Exchange Server. Microsoft announcement is part of a continued effort to make speech mainstream.