Archive for March, 2011
by Dan on Mar.31, 2011, under Software
I recently came across a problem with Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 on Windows 7 whereby it didn’t seem to be saving passwords when connecting to Microsoft Exchange (2007, at least). Now, I’ve used Outlook 2010 on Windows 7 before, and it saved the passwords a treat. Some people seemed to suggest it was architecture related (x86 Office on x64 Windows), but others seems to have the problem on x64 Office on x64 Windows 7 (which is where I came about the issue).
by Dan on Mar.11, 2011, under Magento
So eBay has come out of it’s shell and exclaimed that it owns 49% of Varien, having invested $22.5m in the Magento project.
That explains why the Paypal module is so tightly integrated within Magento, and is so much more powerful than anyone else could possibly think of making another payment module. Even Google Checkout’s implementation is nowhere near as powerful. And since Google owns the world (or most of it)..
Update: As of June 6th 2011, eBay now owns 100% of Magento Inc.. They’re talking about integrating it with eBay’s own X.Commerce initiative, which will be revealed to developers in October 2011. What that means for Magento, I’m not too sure. Usually, large take-overs like this involve some kind of product overhaul, or ditching in favour of the taking-over company’s own products. I don’t think this is the end of the line for Magento, but I think in the next 12-18 months, we’ll see a massive change in Magento as a whole product.