The wildcard for HP's new PCs is whether they have the designs and enough sex appeal to entice workers to tote them to their corporations.
No company is immune to the drag of an economic slowdown, not even Google. But does the company have the chops to innovate its way to more banner results? That proverbial jury remains out.
New and Noteworthy: VeriSign adding "Wildcard" Record to .com and .net Zones, some ISPs not Happy; Developer offers
WildCard Systems has raised a $14.5 million fifth round of funding, led by Sutter Hill Ventures. Other investors included WW Ventures and Cleveland Pacific Equity Ventures. Sunrise, Fla.-based WildCard Systems has raised a total of $53 million. The company develops software that creates and stores financial services information, similar to the technology that is used for prepaid phone cards, which stores information on available phone minutes and then registers a debit as the card is used.
Interwise raises $34 million...WildCard Systems gets $14.5 million...Flarion picks up $45 million.
Pro CD announced that it will start shipping the 1997 edition of its Internet Directory, a single CD-ROM that includes more than 450,000 registered domain names, on September 26. Users can save time and money by finding addresses before going online. The directory retails for $19. Users can search by domain name, company name, address, city, state, ZIP code, phone number, or SIC business code. It also features a reverse search capability, an autodialer, and a wildcard search which finds listings with incomplete or incorrect spelling.