jStart labs discussed in Fortune Magazine
From Raleigh to Russia to Oprah, all in the name of emerging Internet technology.
IBM's James Smith, from the JBoss/Emerging Technology team, recently interviewed with Fortune Magazine on IBM's work with partners and labs in Russia for collaborative innovation. One of the most interesting partners -- in Sibera nonetheless-- has been helping IBM develop Web 2.0 plugins and enhance its enterprise mashup maker, QEDWiki. The story goes into how U.S companies are finding smart and creative technology development in Russia's Silicon Valley or in this case, the Silicon Forest. One of the first companies to open in this high-tech location is Axmor, a long time partner of IBM, who was hired by Harpo Productions, Oprah Winfrey's media company, to build a web portal.
"We didn't really know who Oprah was," says Andrey Kanonirov, Axmor's IBM project manager. "But we know who she is now."
Complete article: http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/2007/04/02/8403482/index.htm