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E-Stores Should Cater To Tablet Users, Study Says
News  |  6/29/2012
Social sites are driving more referrals but few conversions. Meanwhile, mobile traffic is also on the rise, with tablet visitors converting to buyers at almost the same rate as PC users.
Google's Risky Business
Commentary  |  6/29/2012
Google I/O, company's annual developer conference, confirms that Google is on a mission to organize the world's information. Big bets such as Project Glass could bring big rewards, or painful lessons.
RIM Explores Microsoft Alliance, Other Radical Moves
News  |  6/29/2012
After more devastating losses and another massive layoff announcement, RIM is looking at more options, including partnering with Microsoft to put Windows Phone on BlackBerries, or selling access to its secure network.
RIM, Microsoft Marriage Makes Sense
Commentary  |  6/29/2012
There's a lot of logic behind the idea of Microsoft either buying RIM's network or buying access to it. The security and the reach of the network would be a huge asset to Microsoft and worth a lot of money. But giving that access would be an admission of defeat for BlackBerry 10.
Adobe Backs Off Flash Support on Android
News  |  6/29/2012
The variety of devices and OS configurations makes it difficult for Adobe to optimize Android properly in a plugin general to the operating system, so the company will be withdrawing support for the plugin.
Google Compute Engine Ignores VMware, Microsoft Users
Commentary  |  6/29/2012
Google's new cloud infrastructure service is geared to Linux workloads running in KVM. What does that mean for VMware, Microsoft, and Citrix users?
The iPhone 1.0 Anniversary Quiz
Slideshows  |  6/28/2012
The iPhone was released 5 years ago. Read about how the iPhone changed the industry, and test your knowledge about the first of its kind.
Google Analytics Goes Mobile
News  |  6/28/2012
Developers and marketers can now use Google Analytics to understand mobile app usage.
Intel Puts Future On Exhibit
Slideshows  |  6/28/2012
Imagine life without house keys or using an entire wall as a touch display. Walk through an exhibit of some of Intel's most intriguing research projects to date.
Google Nexus 7 Tablet: 10 Coolest Features
Slideshows  |  6/28/2012
Google's Android 4.1 slate takes aim at Amazon's $199 Kindle Fire.
BlackBerry 10 Delay Could Spell RIM's Doom
Commentary  |  6/28/2012
Research In Motion has postponed the release of its next-generation smartphone platform to 2013 and plans to lay off 5,000 employees. Is there any hope left?
Wireless Emergency Alert System Goes Live
News  |  6/28/2012
FEMA, National Weather Service team to provide texting service intended to save lives in bad weather.
Drones Fail 'Perch And Stare' Contest
News  |  6/28/2012
DARPA competition to develop unmanned aerial vehicles capable of landing and relaying real-time surveillance video ends without a winner.
Google I/O Day 2: Chrome Hits iOS, IaaS Play
News  |  6/28/2012
Google Compute Engine is an infrastructure-as-a-service offering that competes with Amazon Web Services, while Chrome browser is now used by 310 million people, execs said at Google I/O.
Apple Obsolescence Debate: More Analysis Please, Fanboys
Commentary  |  6/28/2012
The Apple-can-do-nothing-wrong crowd cranked up the hate machine when I questioned the vendor's upgrade treadmill. Some responses and clarifications are in order.
Nokia Update Turns Lumia Phones Into Wi-Fi Hotspots
News  |  6/28/2012
Patch for Lumia 710 and 800 also adds new camera features, but potential buyers may decide to wait for Windows Phone 8.
Google Drive iOS App: Essential Features Missing
Commentary  |  6/28/2012
Google Drive for Apple's iOS platform hits the iPhone and iPad, but you're better off using the browser-based version.
Google Compute Engine: Hands-On Review
News  |  6/28/2012
Google Compute Engine is a stable, reliable, and fast provider of on-demand computing resources. But it offers fewer features than rival Amazon Web Services.
Healthcare Patients Insist On E-Access: Accenture Study
News  |  6/28/2012
Patients want more access to their medical records online, but want to maintain their personal contact with doctors, according to new Accenture research.
Google App Engine Gets Ready For Business
News  |  6/27/2012
Google platform now hosts one million active applications; Release 1.7.0, unveiled at Google I/O, to add business-friendly features.
Google I/O: 10 Awesome Visions
Slideshows  |  6/27/2012
Google Glasses, the Nexus Q home entertainment streaming device, Android software upgrades, and a Nexus tablet shine at day one of Google's I/O developer conference.
Google Nexus Q: Fight For Living Room On
Commentary  |  6/27/2012
Google's Nexus Q home media device lets Android phone and tablet users push content from their handhelds to a TV or stereo system.
Google Hardware Cred Grows With Nexus 7, Nexus Q
News  |  6/27/2012
Via the Google Play Store, Google now sells smartphones, tablets, a funky media device, and even accessories. Day one of Google I/O made the company's hardware player ambitions clear.
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean: Does It Measure Up?
News  |  6/27/2012
Google's newest OS sports fewer new features than previous updates. Instead, Android 4.1 focuses on improving core features and making the platform faster.
Google Nexus 7 Tablet Aims For Amazon, Not Apple
Commentary  |  6/27/2012
Google's new Nexus 7 tablet, announced at Google I/O, doesn't try to be an iPad killer. Instead, it aims to supplant Amazon's Kindle as a media consumption device.
Google I/O: Jelly Bean, Nexus Tablet, Project Glass
News  |  6/27/2012
At Google I/O, Google unveiled the next Android OS, a 7-inch tablet device dubbed Nexus 7, the brand-new Nexus Q, and more.
Huddle iPad App Recommends Relevant Documents To You
News  |  6/27/2012
Designed to compete with SharePoint, Huddle is an iPad app positioned as a content discovery and recommendation platform that can find documents for you.
MDM As Mobile Strategy, Career Necessity
Commentary  |  6/27/2012
Mobile device management is about a lot more than managing and monitoring mobile devices. It's a crucial CIO strategy challenge.
Pano Logic Cloud System: Chromebook Minus The Book
News  |  6/27/2012
Pano Logic debuts a browser-based "desktop" computer with pricing that's likely to appeal to SMBs. Analysts say it will best suit organizations that are already running most, if not all, of their applications in the cloud.
Google Launching Android 4.1 and Nexus 7 Tablet
News  |  6/27/2012
Rumors are that Google Wednesday will announce a Google-branded tablet, made by Asus, for under $200, and a new version of Android, code-named Jelly Bean, to run it. Cool as this might be, history suggests few users will enjoy Jelly Bean any time soon.
Google I/O Live Blog: Tablet Eyed
News  |  6/27/2012
Google I/O kicks off Wednesday at 9:30 PST and InformationWeek's Fritz Nelson is live blogging right here. Join us for breaking news and expert analysis.
Google Primed To Debut 7-Inch Tablet At I/O
News  |  6/27/2012
Mere hours before Google is set to take the stage at its developer conference in San Francisco, sources say its new 7-inch tablet will be the highlight of the show.
Red Hat Shifts Into Gear With OpenShift
News  |  6/26/2012
Red Hat's new version of platform-as-a-service, MegaShift, supports the complex version of Java. Many developers are finding an advantage in that compared to VMware's Cloud Foundry.
Patent Trolls Decimate Innovation
News  |  6/26/2012
Study finds the cost of patent litigation brought by non-practicing entities comes to about a tenth of R&D spending by U.S. businesses.
NASA Satellites Track Tropical Storm Debby
News  |  6/26/2012
Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite serves as a "rain gauge in space"
Tape Is Back And Ready For Backup
Commentary  |  6/26/2012
Could a combination of disk and tape backup be the best strategy for your data center?
Dropbox Anxiety? WatchDox Tries To Ease CIO Fears
News  |  6/26/2012
Investment firm Blackstone uses the cloud file-sharing platform to live the dream: WatchDox gives users BYOD freedom while putting control in IT's hands.
Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Developer Preview 4
News  |  6/26/2012
Mountain Lion, a.k.a. OS X 10.8, marries the Apple desktop operating system to iOS features that previously were found only on the iPhone and iPad. Among them: Messages, Notifications, Reminders, a Game Center, and better integration with iCloud. It's not a revolutionary upgrade to the desktop OS, but it should please Mac enterprise users.
Dell Launches Windows 8-Ready Ultrabooks
News  |  6/26/2012
XPS 14 and XPS 15 pack sufficient punch, but will they satisfy home and business users who consider touch capability a must?
Google Bouncer Beat Up By Security Researchers
News  |  6/26/2012
Google's gatekeeper for the Android app store has major growing pains ahead, as security researchers find ways to bypass it.
New Wireless Sensors Tackle Old Problems Like Pneumonia
News  |  6/26/2012
Wireless sensor technology developed by the University of Missouri can measure subtle changes in pulse, respiration, and bed restlessness, warning clinicians of the early onset of pneumonia or other life-threatening problems.
Firefox For Android Reborn
News  |  6/25/2012
Mozilla's engineers have reworked Firefox for Android, transforming it from an also-ran into a compelling option for Android users.
The Big Windows Phone 8 Difference: It's Windows
Commentary  |  6/25/2012
For years, we have put up with the fact that smart phones exist outside of established networks and management systems and need all new code. Windows Phone 8 plugs right into the existing management infrastructure and existing Windows software probably ports with ease. If you're a business of any size, Windows Phone 8 is going to be very tempting, and if you have to bribe your users to adopt it you might be making a wise investment.
Google Ventures Backed Cliqr CloudCenter Tackles Lock-In
News  |  6/25/2012
Google partner says it will provide cloud computing benefits without requiring your company to commit to one service provider.
RIM Is Broken, Morgan Stanley Says
News  |  6/25/2012
Research In Motion hires bankers to help it explore strategic options moving forward, but those bankers aren't too optimistic about the company's chances.
Swype Android Beta Adds Dragon Speech, Handwriting Recognition
Slideshows  |  6/25/2012
Nuance's Swype app offers a new winning combination for fast typing on Android devices: gestures and Dragon speech recognition, with handwriting recognition thrown in for good measure.
Feds Begin Work On BYOD Policy
News  |  6/25/2012
Federal CIO VanRoekel announces an innovation center to help agencies share digital services, as well as a new advisory group working on a bring-your-own-device policy.
Splashtop Releases 'Next Generation' Remote Desktop App For iOS
News  |  6/25/2012
Splashtop 2, the latest version of the desktop remote control app for iOS, supports new hardware, including the Retina display; speeds network traffic; and makes connections easier. Splashtop 2 can remotely control either Macs or Windows PCs from an iPad or iPhone.
Box Brings 50 Apps Partners To Android
News  |  6/25/2012
Previously available only on iOS, Box OneCloud lets third party apps read and write files from the Box cloud service.
Microsoft: We Won't Build Own Windows Phones
News  |  6/25/2012
Microsoft exec categorically denies reports that the company plans to bring its Surface tablet strategy to the smartphone market.
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