Redmond's desktop software dominance faces an uprising of alternatives from the likes of IBM, Google and Yahoo.review Although still in beta testing, IBM Lotus Symphony offers strong alternatives to Word, PowerPoint and Excel, with more features and nicer interfaces than most other free software. September 19, 2007
Is the multibillion-dollar cash cow vulnerable at last to alternatives? Google, Yahoo and IBM seem to think so. September 18, 2007
Google's Presentations goes live
webware blog It's finally a working part of Google Docs for all users. Webware's Josh Lowensohn outlines some of the specs from the release. September 17, 2007
Yahoo buys e-mail software firm Zimbra
The $350 million purchase shows commitment to communications services as Yahoo redefines its place in the market, executive says. September 17, 2007
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