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Wyse Intros PocketCloud For Android
News  |  8/31/2010
App, previously available only for Apple devices, allows smartphone users to remotely access a virtualized desktop or PC.
Google Vs. Oracle: Microsoft Wins?
Commentary  |  8/31/2010
Oracle, now the keeper of the Java flame through its acquisition of Sun Microsystems, has decided that Google has sullied Java through its modifications for the Android platform. For that, Google must pay, and it must pay Oracle. At least that's the way Oracle sees things.
Borders Announces Kobo eReader Price Cut
News  |  8/31/2010
In a move that undercuts Amazon's Kindle by $9, the bookseller plans a $20 reduction in the price of its electronic reader, lowering the cost to $130.
Watching The TV Wars
Commentary  |  8/31/2010
Very soon, the Internet and the TV will merge and technology companies will force media companies to adopt a more reasonable pricing scheme for entertainment content.
AMD Servers Created Machete
Commentary  |  8/31/2010
The latest Robert Rodriguez movie was made on an AMD-equipped server farm on the grounds of the old municipal airport in Austin, Texas.
Google Voice Problems Limited
News  |  8/31/2010
Isolated reports of failures do not reflect a widespread collapse of the service, Google says.
VMware's Maritz Predicts Hybrid Cloud Future
News  |  8/31/2010
Private clouds inside the enterprise will trade workloads with similar, VMware-based public clouds rendering physical data centers "quite fluid," according to CEO Paul Maritz.
Google PowerMeter Promises Social Recognition For Saving Energy
News  |  8/31/2010
Forget about saving energy to help the planet. Try turning out the lights to win badges and humble your friends.
Palm Drops WebOS 2.0 Bombshell
Commentary  |  8/31/2010
Palm on Tuesday announced version 2.0 of its webOS smartphone platform, with new features and a new SDK in tow.
Gov 2.0 Summit Preview: GIS-Powered Government Data
News  |  8/31/2010
At the Gov 2.0 Summit in Washington on Sept. 7 and 8, GIS expert Jack Dangermond will discuss new ways to integrate government data with mapping applications.
Android, iPhone Users' Preferences Differ
News  |  8/31/2010
Coupons.com data, based upon the number of coupons printed or saved to store loyalty cards in various categories, indicates distinctions between the users of the two mobile operating systems.
Gartner Lowers PC Sales Forecast
News  |  8/31/2010
PC shipments are projected to increase by 15.3% year over year in the second half, about 2% less than Gartner's previous forecast, due to the uncertainty in the U.S. and European economies.
Xbox Gets 'Transforming' Control Pad
News  |  8/31/2010
Directional pad turns into raised "plus sign" buttons with the twist of a wrist.
Google Corrects IBM's Security Math
News  |  8/31/2010
IBM has fixed a security report it issued last week that misstated Google's security vulnerabilities.
For Dell, Green For SMBs Means Three Cs
Commentary  |  8/31/2010
Dell has adopted an environmental strategy based on Cube, Content, and Curbside-plus bamboo-and, so far, the results look good, both for Dell and its SMB customers.
MySpace Syncs With Facebook, Twitter
News  |  8/31/2010
Users can share music, videos, links, photos across social networks.
Apple TV, iPod Updates On Tap
News  |  8/31/2010
Apple is set to take the wraps of the newest entries in its lineup of consumer-friendly tech gadgets.
Wirefly Selling HTC EVO 4G To Facebook Fans
News  |  8/31/2010
The wireless retailer is making the popular Android handset available for a limited time, but only to its friends on the social networking site.
Lenovo Spins Off Game Console Business
News  |  8/31/2010
Beijing Eedoo Technology formed to develop the eBox multimedia device.
Motorola Issues Warning About Updating Droid X Unofficially
Commentary  |  8/31/2010
Motorola has indicated via its support forums that Droid X users who update to Android 2.2 from a leaked ROM won't be able to install the official update.
Gmail Is Calling
Commentary  |  8/31/2010
With new features recently added to Google's Gmail, the application now has the ability to freely make calls to phones anywhere. And while, feature-wise, it is well behind competitors like Skype, its integration in Gmail makes it a serious option.
Samsung Galaxy Tablet Appears To Be Verizon Bound
Commentary  |  8/31/2010
More details about the Samsung Galaxy Tab -- an Android-based tablet device -- have surfaced, and it looks as though it will be sold by Verizon Wireless in the U.S.
Hotmail Supports Exchange ActiveSync Push Technology
Commentary  |  8/31/2010
On August 30, Microsoft flipped a switch allowing Hotmail users to use Exchange ActiveSync to synchronize their smartphones with Hotmail's email, contacts, calendar and tasks. Hotmail now matches, and exceeds what Google Sync offers.
Xsigo Creates Converged I/O With Standard Ethernet Connections
News  |  8/30/2010
I/O Director supplies high-speed data movement off of virtual machines at a lower cost than using Fibre Channel over Ethernet.
Nimbula Unwraps 'Director' Cloud Operating System
News  |  8/30/2010
Virtualization software from Amazon EC2 designers aims to operate across multiple virtual machine formats and internal and external clouds.
Global CIO: NetApp In Ascendancy: An Exclusive CEO Interview
Commentary  |  8/30/2010
The CIO surge toward virtualization and NetApp's "50% guarantee" are driving the company's powerful growth, says CEO Tom Georgens.
FalconStor Announces NSS SAN Accelerator For VMware View
News  |  8/30/2010
VMware VDI environments can improve performance as much as 10x using the FalconStor Network Storage Server, the company claims, and provide integrated multi-tier data protection.
Clearwire Unveils Rover Pre Paid 4G Service
News  |  8/30/2010
The Rover looks like an oversized hockey puck, fits in a backpack and can connect up to to eight laptops or other devices to the Internet at claimed download speeds of 3 to 6 megabits per second.
Top 12 PC Games Of All Time
Slideshows  |  8/30/2010
With a click of the mouse, gamers can transport themselves into futuristic worlds, realistic battle scenes and a virtual life of organized crime. Although there they face extensive competition from console-makers such as Nintendo and Sony, PC software games continue to flourish, as each year hundreds of titles vie for consumers' attention, loyalty and dollars. Here's a dozen of the all time best.
Google Buys SocialDeck
News  |  8/30/2010
The deal promises to strengthen Google's social competency and to address issues of app discoverability.
Nintendo To Cut DSi, DSi XL Prices
News  |  8/30/2010
Responding to tough competition from Apple and other smartphone makers in the handheld gaming market, Nintendo said it will slash $20 from the price of two systems starting September 12.
Best Mobile Apps For Busy Professionals
Slideshows  |  8/30/2010
Today's smartphones have led to the development of hundreds of thousands of mobile apps. Apple's iPhone, RIM's BlackBerry and phones based on Google's Android all have access to extensive libraries of apps that you can download and install for our increasingly mobile world. When you're always on the go, having the right smartphone app makes it easy to transition from business to pleasure and back again without skipping a beat so you can get the most out of every minute. Here we pick 17 of the be
Netgear Debuts $899 Unified Threat Management Appliance
Commentary  |  8/30/2010
Netgear debuted its latest security appliance today, the ProSecure UTM50, an $899 Unified Threat Management device that addresses firewall, ant-virus, URL filtering , spam and other aspects of network security.
Server Technology Hits A Crossroads
Slideshows  |  8/30/2010
Highlights of exclusive InformationWeek Analytics research as it appears in "State Of Server Technology 2010," our report evaluating changes in the server market motivated by the push to consolidate data center systems, get power and cooling costs under control and make the most of the cloud.
BlackBerry Ban In India Postponed
News  |  8/30/2010
RIM's engagement with Indian government officials may keep BlackBerry users from losing e-mail and instant messaging service.
Samsung Epic 4G Listed For $199.99 At Amazon
News  |  8/30/2010
Sprint's list price for the smartphone with a new service plan is $249.99, but Amazon is advertising the handset with the same terms for $50 less.
Verizon Wireless Scores Bing Android App First
Commentary  |  8/30/2010
Microsoft on Monday announced that Verizon Wireless customers will have first access to its new Bing application for the Android platform.
Department Of Interior Tackles Two High-Risk IT Projects
News  |  8/30/2010
As the White House begins heavy scrutiny of its IT projects, the agency is getting a head start on the multi-year $7.6 billion Consolidated Infrastructure, Automation, Telecomm project and the much smaller Incident Management, Analysis, and Reporting System.
Google Planning YouTube On-Demand Video
News  |  8/30/2010
A deal with Hollywood studios could help Google TV succeed.
Stream TV Unveils eLocity A7 Tablet
News  |  8/30/2010
Android 2.2-powered device takes on the iPad with a front-facing camera, Wi-Fi, 3G, and 1080p high-definition playback.
Future Of Work Same As The Past?
Commentary  |  8/30/2010
Gartner has issued its vision of how work will be done 10 years from now thanks to hyper-connectedness, but it may not be new, or entirely practical.
T-Mobile Launching BlackBerry Curve 3G September 8
Commentary  |  8/30/2010
T-Mobile on Monday announced that it will offer the BlackBerry Curve 9300 for just $80 starting on September 8.
Apple Plans New iPod Touch, Nano
News  |  8/30/2010
Reports suggest iPod touch may get a front-facing camera, while iPod nano is in line for downsizing.
Apple iPad Availability Improves To 24 Hours
Commentary  |  8/30/2010
The Apple iPad is finally available in large enough numbers that interested buyers will only need to wait 24 hours for it to ship if purchased online.
Windows Phone 7 Performance Promising
Commentary  |  8/30/2010
For the early part of its life, Windows Mobile was one of the more powerful mobile platforms, yet it was never known as being the most spry. Microsoft set out to fix that with Windows Phone 7 and early indications are it has succeeded.
Global CIO: Larry Ellison's Acquisition List: Who's #1?
Commentary  |  8/29/2010
Informatica and Teradata are the favorites of poll respondents, but my votes go to EMC and Netezza.
Samsung Ships 1 Million Galaxy S Android Phones
Commentary  |  8/29/2010
Samsung on Sunday announced that it has shipped one million Android 2.1-powered Galaxy S phones in the U.S.
Google Buys Social Media App Developer Angstro
News  |  8/28/2010
Jambool and Slide, two other social media application firms, were also acquired by Google in August.
Older Americans Flocking To Social Networks
News  |  8/28/2010
The percentage of U.S. adults ages 50 and older using Facebook and other online communities nearly doubled from 22% in April 2009 to 42% in May of this year, according to the Pew Research Center.
High-Spending SMB Marketers Embrace Online Media
Commentary  |  8/27/2010
A recent survey of SMBs and their advertising habits found that those that spent more than $25,000 per year on advertising were more likely to invest in online media, including measures as simple as having a website.
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