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Global CIO: HP CEO Apotheker Has Deep Expertise But Checkered History
Commentary  |  9/30/2010
HP is highlighting Leo Apotheker's experience but his ouster from SAP 8 months ago was marked by widespread customer unrest, product snafus, and awful morale among employees.
Google Extends Android Market To More Countries
News  |  9/30/2010
The number of nations from which developers may submit paid Android applications is now more than three times what it was a month ago.
Blade Servers Offer Lower Cost, Reduced Complexity
News  |  9/30/2010
Blade servers can be a cost-effective alternative to rack-based IT gear, according to HP's John Gromala, and offer a growth path from towers.
Apple iPad Seizing Netbook Market Share
News  |  9/30/2010
Declining notebook prices overall and the success of Apple's tablet computer combined to drive down netbook sales in the second quarter, according to DisplaySearch.
Google Turns Phone Store Into Android Gallery
News  |  9/30/2010
The company's brief experiment in direct mobile phone sales has been revived as a showcase for Android devices sold by Google's partners
Google Releases Plans For DIY Surround Video Booth
News  |  9/30/2010
Immersive video structures known as Liquid Galaxies can now be built by anyone with the necessary materials and technical skills.
15 Green Tech Innovations
Slideshows  |  9/30/2010
Cost-savings and energy efficiencies go hand-in-hand. The poor economy and a collective awareness of the finite resources available to the world are encouraging businesses to invest in green technologies. In fact, 60% of companies now have green criteria for their technology purchases, a Forrester Research study found. Cutting costs is the primary motivator, while real or anticipated regulatory issues and pressure from buyers also ranked high, the report said. Only 30% were driven by their desir
NASA Budget Paves Way For Mars Mission
News  |  9/30/2010
Last minute House deal provides money for research that one day could allow humans to land on the Red Planet.
Cisco To Introduce Home Telepresence System
News  |  9/30/2010
A $600 video conferencing system that includes a video camera and a device to connect to a HD TV will reportedly be launched by the network equipment maker.
Google Street View Reaches Antarctica
News  |  9/30/2010
Street View imagery now includes places on all seven of the world's continents.
Oct. 11 Looks Legit For Windows Phone Launch
Commentary  |  9/30/2010
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft and AT&T will jointly announce the first three Windows Phone 7 devices -- made by HTC, LG and Samsung -- at an event in New York on October 11.
Halo Reach Tops Xbox Live List
News  |  9/30/2010
First-person shooter pulls ahead of Modern Warfare 2 to grab top spot.
Android Apps Disclose More Than Users Know
News  |  9/30/2010
Half of applications studied share location information and unique identifiers with advertisers, many without disclosing this to users.
Sharp Intros 3D TVs With Integrated Blu-ray Recorder
News  |  9/30/2010
LCD televisions, to be sold in the Japanese market, utilize the BDXL recording format to store up to 87 hours of high-definition programming on a single disc.
Skype, Facebook Partnership Would Boost Both Firms
News  |  9/30/2010
VoIP firm trying to increase revenue-generating opportunities in advance of its IPO.
Samsung To Adopt Windows Phone 7
Commentary  |  9/30/2010
Samsung has announced that it will debut several new smartphones this year with Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 platform on board.
Zoho Integrates Business Apps With Gmail
News  |  9/30/2010
Available from the Google Apps Marketplace, Zoho has introduced contextual integration of its CRM, project and invoicing applications within Gmail messages.
Toshiba Launches 3D Laptops
News  |  9/30/2010
Satellite A665-3D Series upconverts 2D video through software, allowing users to play games, movies, and photos in 3D without buying additional devices.
Nokia N8 U.S. Debut Pushed Back 4 Weeks
Commentary  |  9/30/2010
InformationWeek has learned that U.S. customers won't receive the Symbian^3-based N8 smartphone from Nokia until the end of October.
Striving For A Higher Quality Application Store
Commentary  |  9/30/2010
Apple is the undisputed king of apps in its online store for the iPhone with the App Store, at least when it comes to the number of apps for sale. RIM isn't interested in competing at that level. Will shooting for a higher quality selection make an online market more popular than one with a bewildering selection?
IBM, ADP Launch Cloud Tax Service For SMBs
News  |  9/29/2010
Online tax filing system will be integrated with small and medium business' enterprise resource planning sources.
Unsolicited Advice For Adobe, Apple, Google, and Microsoft
Commentary  |  9/29/2010
Adobe, you really need to get your act together. A person who knows you recently told me that you're shifting a number development jobs overseas and that some engineers are polishing their resumes in anticipation of the worst.
Borders Releases Kobo Wi-Fi Version
News  |  9/29/2010
Amazon's cheapest Kindle e-reader is on par in price and wireless support with Borders' new Wi-Fi version.
Motorola ES400S Enterprise Handset Coming To Sprint
News  |  9/29/2010
The rugged device is designed to be durable and withstand dust, drops and bumps runs on Windows Embedded Handheld technologies with compatibility and support for industry-specific apps.
Appcelerator, FortiusOne Preview Geo-Analytics Platform
News  |  9/29/2010
App developers looking to leverage geo-oriented data in their software will soon have a new option.
Nintendo 3DS To Ship In March
News  |  9/29/2010
The portable 3D gaming device doesn't require us of special glasses and may help reverse a sales slump for the Wii console maker.
Lawson Says Suites Beat HR Point Solutions
News  |  9/29/2010
Talent management system upgrade supports flexible self-service role and task delegation.
U.S. Running Out Of IP Addresses
News  |  9/29/2010
IPv4 addresses are expected to run out by the end of 2011 due to the huge increase in mobile devices.
Google Predicts Advertising's Future
News  |  9/29/2010
Tomorrow's advertising will include more display advertising and more rich media content.
AT&T Scores BlackBerry Curve 3G And Pearl 3G
Commentary  |  9/29/2010
AT&T announced plans to add the BlackBerry Curve 3G and Pearl 3G to its lineup of smartphones.
Dell Speeds Up SMB Workgroup Printers
Commentary  |  9/29/2010
Dell has come out with two new low-end workgroup color laser printers for the SMB market with enhanced speeds, duplex options, and new technology.
Dell Unveils Compact SMB LED Color Printers
Commentary  |  9/29/2010
The new line of desktop color printers work like lasers, but their reliance on LEDs allows them to be smaller than lasers.
Are RIM's New Tools Enough To Spur Developers?
Commentary  |  9/29/2010
In addition to the PlayBook and BlackBerry Messenger Social network platform, Research In Motion also introduced a host of new developer tools in hopes of boosting developer enthusiasm.
MetroPCS Intros LTE In Dallas
News  |  9/29/2010
Long-term evolution service plans priced at $55 or $60 a month, which includes voice calls, texting, and unlimited 4G web.
Red Hat Releases Fedora 14 Beta
News  |  9/29/2010
Laughlin is the sole beta of the latest Linux operating system, slated to debut in November.
Web 2.0 Expo: O'Reilly Says Have Fun, Invent
News  |  9/29/2010
Tech prognosticator believes researchers need to get less granular and focus on projects that will inspire them to create the next big thing.
Microsoft Office For Mac To Ship Oct. 26
News  |  9/29/2010
Individual and family editions of the Apple desktop productivity suite can be preordered now.
Global CIO: HP's $130-Billion Gamble
Commentary  |  9/29/2010
While HP's steeply calculated risk to hold its annual analysts' day without a CEO shows guts, it also lets IBM, Oracle, SAP, and Cisco to continue setting the IT agenda.
Consumers First For Windows Phone 7, Businesses Later
Commentary  |  9/29/2010
It doesn't take a genius to see that Microsoft designed Windows Phone 7 to initially appeal to consumers, from the finger friendly user interface to the hardware specs that resemble the form factor made popular by the iPhone over three years ago. It doesn't mean that business needs are off the radar though.
RightScale Launches Cloud Package For Developers, Testers
News  |  9/28/2010
Front-end cloud management offerings expanded with server combinations for Java, PHP, Ruby, .Net software development.
Google Provides Kill Switch For Gmail Threading
News  |  9/28/2010
Conversation View, a feature that set Gmail apart from Hotmail and Yahoo Mail, soon will be optional.
RIM Fuzzy On BlackBerry 6 And QNX Transition
Commentary  |  9/28/2010
Research In Motion backed away from a statement made by one of its VPs that the new QNX operating system would replace BlackBerry OS.
CA Technologies To Acquire Hyperformix
News  |  9/28/2010
Beyond broadening the tools it offers to build and manage internal cloud environments, adding the capacity management software specialist should bolster CA's ability to manage virtualized environments.
BlackBerry 6 Missing Something On Non-Touch Phones
Commentary  |  9/28/2010
At Research In Motion's DEVCON, InformationWeek had a chance to use BlackBerry 6 on the Bold 9700 and Pearl 3G. Does the OS translate well to non-touch devices?
Mozilla Says No Firefox For iPhone
Commentary  |  9/28/2010
Mozilla has said that it is not working to bring a mobile version of Firefox for the iPhone. Mozilla is "investigating" the iPad.
Motorola, HTC, Toshiba To Use Nvidia Tegra 2
News  |  9/28/2010
The chipmaker has reportedly received orders for its Tegra 2 ARM-based processor from several smartphone and tablet manufacturers.
Text Messages Boost Patient Outcomes
News  |  9/28/2010
Automated text reminders about medicine and skin care improved dermatology patient outcomes in study by Partners Healthcare.
Best Buy Intros 'Free Phone Fridays' Promotion
Commentary  |  9/28/2010
Best Buy has announced a new promotion that sees the retailer selling four different phones for free on each Friday for the month of October.
HTC Merge Headed To Verizon
News  |  9/28/2010
The CDMA version of the HTC Desire Z, known in the U.S. as the T-Mobile G2, may be joining the carrier's lineup based upon leaked photos and a model number.
Texting Bans Don't Decrease Car Accidents
News  |  9/28/2010
Insurance industry study found that the number of crashes actually rose in states that passed laws precluding sending texts while driving.
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