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SeaMicro Launches Low Power Server With Atom Chips
News  |  2/28/2011
Intel's 256 Atom N570 dual-core processors power servers optimized to run applications that process high-volumes of small Web transactions such as in online gaming and social networks.
Clickatell Intros Text Messaging Service For SMBs
News  |  2/28/2011
The company is pushing SMS as the best channel for small businesses to deliver urgent customer communications to a broad wireless audience.
Demo Show Still The Place To Be -- Or View
Commentary  |  2/28/2011
Keep an eye on JetStream HD, a hardware-software combo designed to let you stream movies and other heavy content to mobile devices like iPhones and iPads.
RIM's Byzantine Process For Playbook Development
Commentary  |  2/28/2011
With the RIM Playbook release just around the corner, RIM is hoping to get some apps in the App World before its release. A developer of iOS and Android apps thought he'd give it a go, especially since he lives near the RIM Waterloo campus. To say the process is counterintuitive or not at all straightforward though is a bit of an understatement.
Sun's Scott McNealy Recalls Triumphs, Near Misses
News  |  2/25/2011
The former Sun Microsystems CEO recollects brilliant innovations, hiring Bill Joy, and almost acquiring Apple, but talks little about missteps in a conversation with former Sun president Ed Zander at Silicon Valley's Churchill Club.
Verizon Wireless CEO Claims Strong iPhone Sales
News  |  2/25/2011
Most of the carrier's Apple iPhone 4s were sold via online pre-orders, which is why there were no long lines at stores, Dan Mead said.
Antennagate Redux On Verizon iPhone 4
News  |  2/25/2011
Consumer Reports testing of the Verizon Wireless version of the Apple smartphone find it has the same antenna problem as the AT&T version and is susceptible to dropped calls.
Practical Analysis: User Habits And Making Tablets Seem More Like Beer
Commentary  |  2/25/2011
Our research shows IT pros prefer HP as the vendor of choice for tablets and other new wave computing devices, but how are they going to convince users to go along with them?
IBM Tops In Q4 Server Sales
News  |  2/25/2011
Big Blue led all vendors in revenue while Hewlett-Packard was number one in shipments as the industry picked up steam.
SMBs Stymied By Virtualization Backup
News  |  2/25/2011
Virtual environments may cause disaster recovery headaches for smaller companies if not handled with same urgency as physical systems, says Acronis.
Server Market Continues Triumphal Procession
Commentary  |  2/25/2011
Gartner says the market defied the Great Recession last year by growing 17 percent, driven by refresh cycles. But next year could be different.
Motorola Xoom Teardown: What's Under The Covers
Commentary  |  2/25/2011
The Xoom is the first shipping tablet with dual-core processors, and the first to run Android 3.0. UBM TechInsights took the device apart and found similarities to Motorola's Atrix 4G smartphone.
The Growth Of Android - Visualized
Commentary  |  2/25/2011
The Android Developer's Youtube channel has a cool video that lets you watch the growth of Google's mobile platform over the last two and a half years.
Apple Updates MacBook Pro Laptops
News  |  2/24/2011
Intel's high-speed Thunderbolt technology and second-generation Core processors, along with faster graphics cards and high-def FaceTime Webcams, are among the upgrades.
Motorola Xoom Teardown: Inside The New Android Tablet
Slideshows  |  2/24/2011
UBM TechInsights, a sister company to UBM Techweb, InformationWeek's parent company, took apart the newest Motorola tablet, the 10.1-inch Xoom, the first dual-core Android tablet and the first tablet to run Android 3.0 (Honeycomb). Inside is Nvidia's Tegra 2 processor. In fact, many of the Xoom's components are similar to those of Motorola's newest smartphone, the Atrix 4G. That's not a surprise given that Apple and Samsung, for example, share design components across tablets and smartphones; an
Intel's Thunderbolt Speeds Connections
News  |  2/24/2011
Debuting in Apple's MacBook Pros, the high-speed PC connection technology, previously codenamed Light Peak, provides data transfer speeds much faster than USB 3.0 and FireWire.
Facebook Cracks Down On Third Party Apps
News  |  2/24/2011
Software developers say that the social media site is disabling their apps, including Breakup Notifier and a poker game, without warning or clear explanation.
IBM's Watson Boosts Global Supercomputing Effort
News  |  2/24/2011
Mechanical Jeopardy champ sparks worldwide interest in virtual computing and artificial intelligence.
Android 3.0 Honeycomb First Impressions
Commentary  |  2/24/2011
The Motorola Xoom arrives with the tablet-optimized version of Android and it feels like a more complete OS than earlier versions.
Intel Up, AMD Down In Global Microprocessor Shipments
News  |  2/24/2011
Sales of x86 processors running desktops, laptops, and servers rose 26.7% in 2010 from the previous year to $36.3 billion, while shipments grew 17.1% and prices were up 8%, according to IDC.
Developer Rights Now
Commentary  |  2/23/2011
Platform owners shouldn't be allowed to treat developers like serfs.
Watson's Jeopardy Win A Victory For Mankind
Commentary  |  2/23/2011
The IBM supercomputer not only beat the quiz show's most successful human contestants, but also showed what skilled researchers will be able to do as they tackle big problems in the future.
HP Upgrades EliteBooks, ProBooks For Businesses
News  |  2/23/2011
Intel's second-generation Core processors, as well as a Celeron processor option, will available on the business notebooks.
iPad 2: 5 Must-Have Features
Commentary  |  2/23/2011
With Apple preparing to announced its second-generation tablet, here are the five features it can't leave out.
Apple Shareholders Reject Steve Jobs Succession Plan
News  |  2/23/2011
Annual meeting sees company stockholders vote down a call for a formal arrangement that would identify potential replacements if Jobs' health deteriorates further.
Apple Event Ignites iPad 2 Speculation
News  |  2/23/2011
The iPad 2 is expected to make its debut at a special event Apple is hosting in San Francisco on March 2, along with some other surprises.
OKI Switches To Green Printer Parts
Commentary  |  2/23/2011
By "green" they mean bioplastics, resulting in lower CO2 emissions. Also, things made from them are not immortal, and that's good for the environment.
Cisco, GE Healthcare Team On Patient, Equipment Tracking
News  |  2/23/2011
Cisco also demos WebEx virtual exam technology at HIMSS conference.
HP Shares Down On Missed Revenue Target
News  |  2/23/2011
The computer maker's 16% increase in first-quarter profits wasn't enough to meet its forecast, due to weakened sales in its consumer and tech services units.
High Prices Dampen Appeal Of Motorola Xoom
Commentary  |  2/23/2011
The Motorola Xoom Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet comes with a hefty $799 retail price tag. Verizon's $200 subsidy does little to mute the Xoom's high cost.
Verizon iPhone Sales Disappoint
Commentary  |  2/23/2011
Despite record online sales for the Verizon iPhone, overall sales have been disappointing to those at Apple. Before you read too much into that though, there are a few things to consider.
Acer Unveils Servers, Storage for U.S. Market
News  |  2/22/2011
Sixteen servers, including tower, rack, and blade models will be available with three- or five-year onsite service contracts from the Taiwan-based computer maker.
Apple's App Rules Prompt Charges Of 'Greed'
News  |  2/22/2011
But an email attributed to CEO Steve Jobs suggests it's only publishers who need to comply with new subscription selling requirements.
Openbravo Launches Open Source ERP For SMBs
News  |  2/22/2011
The Spanish company is entering the U.S. market with Web-based software to help smaller companies make use of an enterprise resource planning system that reduces implementation time and provides long-term flexibility.
Lenovo Unveils Sandy Bridge ThinkPads
News  |  2/22/2011
The six business PCs feature longer battery life, improved performance management, video and voice calling features, and Intel's second-generation Core processors.
Xerox Offers Mid-Range SMB Color Toner Printers
Commentary  |  2/22/2011
High-price is justified by high print quality, says Xerox. The jury remains out on that, but the refill toner price is, as usual, no bargain.
This Isn't The Update You Are Looking For
Commentary  |  2/22/2011
Even as Windows Phone 7 was launching late in 2010, everyone knew there was an update on the horizon that at a minimum would bring copy and paste to the platform. On Monday Microsoft started rolling out the first update for its mobile platform, but this won't have copy and paste, or anything else you will really use either.
Healthcare App Dev Platform Supports More Mobile Devices
News  |  2/21/2011
Diversinet also has added new features to its MobiSecure application development platform.
Imprivata Rolls Out Desktop Virtualization For Healthcare
News  |  2/21/2011
Vendor pairs its single sign-on technology with VMware to provide physicians with fast remote access to data.
Motorola Xoom To Debut Without Flash
Commentary  |  2/21/2011
The Android tablet will reportedly launch without support for Adobe Flash despite marketing that has touted it as a differentiator from Apple's iPad.
Hewlett-Packard Expands Digital Healthcare Framework
News  |  2/20/2011
Products let hospitals provide coordinated care in both their inpatient and outpatient facilities.
Avaya Upgrades Hospital Mobile Communications System
News  |  2/20/2011
Mobility and automated outreach technologies enhance coordination, pre-admission preparedness and post-discharge care.
Dispatch From Barcelona: Mobile Chips Of Change
Commentary  |  2/18/2011
New chipsets are enabling mobile computing in every aspect of our lives. Here are a few of the latest developments from this week's Mobile World Congress.
Obama Tours Intel Hillsboro Plant
News  |  2/18/2011
During the President's visit, CEO Paul Otellini announced that Intel plans to build a $5 billion facility in Arizona to manufacture 14-nanometer processors.
Penn Medicine's Tech-Enabled Culture
Commentary  |  2/18/2011
Six steps to making technology an integral part of a large healthcare organization.
Nokia And Microsoft: One Week Later
Commentary  |  2/18/2011
It's been a week since Nokia announced its plans to adopt Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 as its primary smartphone platform. How has the industry reacted?
Foursquare To Host First Hackathon
News  |  2/18/2011
The location service expects the 150 registered developers to build a variety of maps, mashups, and other tools using the company's new APIv2 during the day-long event.
Tablet Wars Heating Up
Commentary  |  2/18/2011
Vendors from HP to Samsung, RIM to HTC and others served notice they are serious about competing with Apple and the iPad at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona.
Global CIO: Bill Clinton On Technology's Promise And Problems
Commentary  |  2/18/2011
Warning that he doesn't know much about technology, the former president said tech's true potential lies in the service of institutions.
AT&T: App Store Bad For Consumers
Commentary  |  2/18/2011
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said on Tuesday at Mobile World Congress that Apple's App Store was harmful to consumes in that what you purchased there was locked to the iPhone. If you switch devices, say to Android, the Android version of those same apps would have to be repurchased.
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