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Microsoft IE9 Throws Weight Behind H.264 Video
News  |  4/30/2010
Supporters of license-free video codecs immediately decried the announcement as proof that Microsoft doesn't really support an open Web.
HTC's Droid Incredible Flies Off Verizon Shelves
Commentary  |  4/30/2010
April 29 marked the first day the HTC Droid Incredible was available to Verizon Wireless customers. The device, which boasts great specs, is selling hotly, and Verizon retail shops are running out of stock -- if they haven't already.
Adobe CEO Calls Jobs' Flash Complaint 'Smokescreen'
News  |  4/30/2010
Shantanu Narayen sees Apple's restrictions making life difficult for developers who want to create content on multiple platforms.
HP 'iPad Killer' DOA?
News  |  4/30/2010
Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard may be putting their tablet partnership on the shelf.
Avatar Director Helps NASA With Mars Cameras
News  |  4/30/2010
James Cameron is working with the space agency to outfit the next-generation rover, Curiosity, with 3D cameras.
Motorola A Two-Time Loser To Apple & RIM
Commentary  |  4/30/2010
Poor Motorola. This week, Apple officially ousted Motorola as the number one handset maker in the U.S., and Research In Motion pushed Motorola out of the top five handset makers in the world.
Acer Preps Smartphone Line
News  |  4/30/2010
Qualcomm's powerful Snapdragon platform will power four new handsets this year, as Acer, like HP and Dell, gets serious about the mobile phone market.
Mobile Phone Shipments Surge 21%
News  |  4/30/2010
RIM entered the top five for the first time, pushing Motorola off the list of the world's best-selling mobile phone makers.
Healthline Lands $14 Million In Funding
News  |  4/30/2010
The funds will be used to boost the online health information firm's content, sales, and advertising platform.
Adobe 'Moving Forward' Without Apple
Commentary  |  4/30/2010
All the back-and-forth on the Flash issue is getting a little ridiculous. Whichever side you happen to support in the issue, what really matters is giving customers what they want. That's what Adobe says it is going to do -- with or without Apple.
YouTube Dominates Online Video
News  |  4/30/2010
The Google-owned site reached 75% of the 180 million Internet users who watched online video in March.
Processor Shipments Up 39%
News  |  4/30/2010
Chip revenue was also up 40% in the first quarter, indicating that PC makers are seeing the fruits of an improving economy.
NASA Space Telescope Achieves Milestone
News  |  4/30/2010
The Webb deep space telescope has gained manufacturing approval, putting it a step closer toward its mission to study the Big Bang's origins.
SMBs Adding Jobs At Fastest Pace In 3 Years
Commentary  |  4/30/2010
According to the latest Small Business Employment Index, the hiring rate for small businesses has reached a three-year high.
Jobs Lashes Out At Adobe, Oh The Irony
Commentary  |  4/30/2010
By now you have heard about the recent open letter from Steve Jobs called "Thoughts on Flash." Mr. Jobs goes on for about 1,700 words to explain why Flash is bad in general, and for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch specifically. Is he being reasonable, or just protecting his revenue stream and control over the mobile platforms Apple offers?
HP-Palm Deal Reinforces Microsoft-HTC Pact
Commentary  |  4/29/2010
This week has seen two big developments in the business of mobile technology. The first was Microsoft's intellectual property licensing agreement with HTC, the maker of Android devices including Google's Nexus One phone. Next came Hewlett-Packard's offer to buy Palm Computing for $1.2 billion. Turns out that is more good news for Microsoft too.
Image Gallery: Government's 10 Most Powerful Supercomputers
Slideshows  |  4/29/2010
The United States government owns many of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, including six of the top ten. These supercomputers are being used for everything from climate modeling to building spaceships to basic science research.
Foxit, Solid Documents Release New PDF Tools
Commentary  |  4/29/2010
Two new programs for working with PDF files have become available this week. Foxit Phantom PDF (for Windows) is for creating and manipulating PDF files, while Solid PDF to Word for Mac is for turning PDF files into documents editable by standard office programs.
Microsoft Adds BPMN to Visio (with Help from G360)
Commentary  |  4/29/2010
It's safe to say that despite the proliferation of real BPMN tools, the majority of BPMN-like process diagrams that exist in the world have been created in Microsoft Visio. For me, Visio, by itself, was always just a "drawing" tool, not a real modeling tool... In Visio 2010 Premium, Microsoft has put a real BPMN editor into the box.
Apple iAd Aims Upscale
News  |  4/29/2010
High-profile partners are being sought by Apple for its iAd platform, ones willing to pay well and make a splash.
AT&T Admits Its Network Can't Handle Tethering
Commentary  |  4/29/2010
Smartphones that can tether to laptops have swelled in number lately, including those such as the HTC Droid Incredible, Palm Pre, and others. One smartphone that can't tether -- at least in the U.S. -- is the iPhone. Why not? Because AT&T's network can't handle it.
Dedupe And The Cloud: A Perfect Pairing
Commentary  |  4/29/2010
Data deduplication and cloud-based storage are a match made in heaven, especially for smaller businesses. Here's why.
Apple CEO Explains Flash Ban
News  |  4/29/2010
Steve Jobs cites security, poor performance and no support for touch-based interfaces as problems with Adobe's cross-platform browser plug-in.
What Apple Owes Developers
Commentary  |  4/29/2010
When the little people make enough noise, Apple CEO Steve Jobs switches his mode of public interaction from terse e-mail replies to open letters. That's what happened on Thursday when Jobs finally articulated his disdain for Adobe's Flash technology in a rare public post.
Virtualization Driving Data Center Growth
News  |  4/29/2010
Ethernet switches, application delivery controllers, and WAN optimization equipment are particular growth spots in data center equipment.
Skyfire Now Showing Flash On Android
News  |  4/29/2010
The mobile browser supports Flash video, before Android officially gets Flash support.
Motorola Posts 1Q Profit
News  |  4/29/2010
Strong sales of the Droid smartphone by Verizon Wireless were a bright spot.
Army Pushes IT In Modernization Plan
News  |  4/29/2010
The service is counting on IT networks, mobile radios, cloud computing, and helmet-mounted displays to gain advantage in battle.
Business Analytics: Q&A With Teradata's CTO
News  |  4/29/2010
Stephen Brobst makes a case for open access to data, simpler analytic tools and new forms of analysis for sources such as Facebook.
Apple To Buy Siri Mobile Voice Search Developer
News  |  4/29/2010
Siri "personal assistant" technology lets users perform voice-activated Web searches from their smartphones. Financial details were not disclosed.
Most Software Execs See Rebound This Year
News  |  4/29/2010
According to the findings of a new survey, most software CEOs and CFO see a return to pre-recession levels this year and cloud computing, particularly among SMBs, is the big driver for the rebound.
NIST: Federal R&D Boosts Industry
News  |  4/29/2010
In an annual report, The National Institute of Standards and Technology details innovations developed collaboratively by federal labs and organizations outside of government.
Analysis Of HP-Palm Acquisition
Commentary  |  4/29/2010
HP turned the smartphone space on its head Wednesday with its surprise purchase of Palm. At first blush, the deal would appear to help both companies, but it is far from a sure bet to save Palm's line of webOS devices.
Global CIO: Can HP, IBM, & Oracle Make Peace With Breakaway Banks?
Commentary  |  4/29/2010
Three huge global banks plan to revolutionize the CIO-vendor relationship—will their audacious plan trigger major changes from major IT vendors?
What's Next For Palm Inside Of HP
Commentary  |  4/29/2010
Today HP announced it was buying Palm. The big question is, now what? Does HP absorb Palm into HP's operations and keep the brand around for a while or does HP let Palm run free and provide financial and marketing support, or is it somewhere in between?
Interop: Mobile Security Is Weak Link
News  |  4/28/2010
Despite their growing prevalence in the enterprise, smartphones are the poor cousin when it comes to data protection—and that has to change.
Mozilla Tests Mobile Firefox For Android
News  |  4/28/2010
The developers working on Mozilla's Fennec are seeking feedback from Android users.
Interop: 41% Of Attendees Tap Cloud
News  |  4/28/2010
Survey shows cloud computing gaining steam in the enterprise, though concerns remain.
HP To Buy Palm For $1.2 Billion
Commentary  |  4/28/2010
Today HP announced that it plans to buy ailing smartphone maker Palm for the price of $1.2 billion. "We're thrilled by HP's vote of confidence in Palm's technological leadership," said Palm CEO Jon Rubsinstein
6 In 10 Americans Use Government Web Sites
News  |  4/28/2010
The popularity of accessing government information online supports the mission of the Open Government Directive, research shows.
Apple WWDC Kicks Off June 7
News  |  4/28/2010
The iPhone OS 4, HTML 5, and potentially a new iPhone will be spotlighted at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference.
SAP Tips Hand On Cloud Plans As Profits Soar
News  |  4/28/2010
First-quarter financial results beat expectations; co-CEO McDermott hints at new cloud partnerships and on-demand offerings.
Microsoft Gets Paid For Android
News  |  4/28/2010
By striking a patent licensing deal with HTC, Microsoft is raising the cost of using Google's free Android operating system.
RIM Launching BlackBerry 6 OS In Fall
News  |  4/28/2010
The updated operating system will offer a faster browser, better touchscreen technology, and support for older devices, the company said.
Sprint Nextel Reports $865 Million Loss
News  |  4/28/2010
Prepaid signups held strong in the first quarter as the company held out hope that its nationwide 4G network will return it to profitability.
Interop: IBM Urges Cloud Adoption
News  |  4/28/2010
Big Blue's top cloud guru says enterprises that forego new computing model could lose out.
Microsoft: Android Infringes On Our Patents
Commentary  |  4/28/2010
This afternoon Microsoft issued a statement regarding the recent intellectual property licensing agreement it struck with HTC. It appears as though Microsoft believes Android infringes on its smartphone patents. The agreement between HTC and Microsoft clearly shows how desperately the two companies need one another. Updated.
New iPhone May Launch June 7
Commentary  |  4/28/2010
Today Apple announced the dates of its Worldwide Developer Conference, which will run June 7 to June 11. WWDC has served as the kick-off point for new iPhone models the last two years. Will this year follow suit?
Microsoft Releases Windows Embedded 7
News  |  4/28/2010
Hewlett-Packard and Wyse Technology intend to use the operating system for thin clients.
iPhone Already #1 Opera Mini Device In U.S.
Commentary  |  4/28/2010
The Opera Mini browser has been available for the iPhone for mere weeks, and already it has surpassed every other handset in the U.S. in terms of installs. It is also the number three Opera Mini handset world wide.
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