Photography machines prompt yawns from the big cats, but capture stunning images for National Geographic.
The virtualization giant is moving up the big data stack with its new Serengeti open-source project.
The company says its new Portico service, formerly code-named Serengeti, will be available starting July 30 through resellers.
Shares in General Magic soared by as much as 65 percent amid optimism that the software maker's new Portico voice and data service, formerly code-named Serengeti, would give the struggling company a boost. General Magic stock rose 3.59 to 12.94, ending the day up 38 percent. It was the day's most actively traded stock on the Nasdaq and the third most active issue in U.S. trading, according to Bloomberg.
General Magic said it has acquired NetPhonic Communications, which makes the Web-on-Call voice browser. General Magic gets the rights to all intellectual property as well as commitments from "key" technical employees. However, the company plans to incorporate Web-on-Call in future versions of its Serengeti, a package that handles voice mail, email, faxes, addresses, and schedules, expected to launch in mid-1998.