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Google Shows Off Android App Winners
News  |  8/29/2008
All of the 10 teams that won the Android Developer Challenge top prize of $275,000 utilize GPS in some manner.
Psystar: Apple Illegally 'Destroys' Competition, Bricks Mac Clones
News  |  8/29/2008
The upstart Mac cloner claims in an antitrust suit that Steve Jobs and company employ a mix of hype, dubious licensing schemes and technology to dominate the Mac computing environment.
Microsoft To Acquire Ciao Shopping Portals For $486 Million
News  |  8/29/2008
Ciao operates in seven European languages and countries, and recently launched a beta site aimed at the U.S. market.
Dell's Profit Drops As IT Spending Slowdown Spreads
News  |  8/28/2008
The company has been cutting expenses for months to meet a promise to Wall Street to cut at least $3 billion in spending by the end of the fiscal year 2011.
SaaS Doubts Boost Remote Infrastructure Services
News  |  8/28/2008
Chiquita Brands, a SaaS believer, taps remote management services provider for e-mail chores.
Google Unveils Android's App Store
News  |  8/28/2008
A competitor to Apple's App Store, the Android Market will allow users to browse, purchase, install, and rate applications on Android handsets.
Oracle Ties Middleware To Eclipse Workbench
News  |  8/28/2008
Developers can create Java applications using Fusion's WebLogic application server and other middleware services with Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse.
Cisco To Buy PostPath For $215 Million
News  |  8/28/2008
Privately-held PostPath, which develops and provides e-mail and calendaring software, will enhance Cisco's WebEx product line, the company said.
Demand For Spring Skills Dominates Java Programming
News  |  8/27/2008
Job listings for Java projects that require the open source Spring framework now outnumber those that want Enterprise Java Bean-building skills, the hallmark of traditional Enterprise Java programming.
Linux Systems Being Hit By SSH-Key Attacks
News  |  8/27/2008
The attack appears to rely on stolen SSH keys to gain access to a system and then uses a local kernel exploit to gain root access, whereupon it installs the "phalanx2" rootkit.
Dell, IBM Revenue Growth Double Overall Server Market
News  |  8/27/2008
The overall market recorded its ninth consecutive quarter of positive revenue growth, increasing sales by 6.4% over the same period a year ago to $13.9 billion.
Internet Explorer 8 Release Approaches As Microsoft Offers Second Beta
News  |  8/27/2008
The beta includes a number of new security features, including protection against cross-site scripting attacks and a phishing and malware filter.
Dell Looks To Tap Emerging Markets With Latest Business PCs
News  |  8/27/2008
The Vostro notebooks and desktops are tailored for companies and institutions in countries where low-cost, basic computers are strong sellers.
Immersion To Pay Microsoft $20.75 Million To Settle 'Force Feedback' Suit
News  |  8/27/2008
The agreement stems from a complex arrangement under which Immersion agreed to pay the software maker a portion of moneys obtained from a similar settlement with Sony.
Mac Clone Maker Psystar Plans Antitrust Suit Against Apple
News  |  8/27/2008
Psystar claims Apple's restrictions on third-party hardware makers violate U.S. antitrust laws.
Mozilla's 'Ubiquity,' A Command Line For Web 2.0
News  |  8/26/2008
The goal is to make it easier to combine data in the Web browser and allow users to define their own commands, like macros than span applications.
Acer Drops Mini-Notebook Prices
News  |  8/26/2008
The Windows or Linux-based PCs include 1.6 GHz Atom processors, built-in Webcams and Wi-Fi support, and a three-cell rechargeable battery.
Internet Explorer 8 To Include 'Stealth' Privacy Mode
News  |  8/26/2008
Microsoft's forthcoming Web browser will feature four tools that let users surf the Web anonymously.
National Tech Medal Winners Include eBay, OS Creator, And Net Engineer
News  |  8/26/2008
The National Medal of Technology and Innovation is the nation's highest honor for technological achievement.
Red Hat Confirms Intruder Breached Fedora Servers
News  |  8/22/2008
The enterprise Linux software vendor referred to the incident on Aug. 14 as "an issue in the infrastructure systems."
Mozilla Unleashes TraceMonkey For Firefox
News  |  8/22/2008
The project aims at enhancing Mozilla's JavaScript engine and speeding up the rendering and response times of the Web browser.
Dell Wins, Sun Loses In Latest Server Survey
News  |  8/22/2008
Overall, the worldwide server market showed solid growth, driven in part by an upswing in x86 server replacements.
Google Continued To Gain U.S. Search Share In July
News  |  8/22/2008
Google increased its share by a small amount, while Yahoo and Microsoft had small decreases, according to ComScore.
Microsoft Readies 'InPrivate' And 'Cleartracks' Internet Privacy Tools
News  |  8/22/2008
Trademark applications show that the features are designed to let users conceal their movements on the Web.
Wozniak To Developers: If You Know You're Right, Don't Stop
News  |  8/21/2008
Apple's co-founder says pursuing a vision without compromise, is "the right way of going through life."
Microsoft To Build $500 Million Iowa Data Center
News  |  8/21/2008
The facility will house about 75 workers employed at an average annual salary of $70,000.
Windows Vista Gripes Drive 86% Adoption Rate For SP1
News  |  8/21/2008
Complaints about the OS's speed, stability and security features have prompted the vast majority of users to upgrade to the service pack, research group says.
Microsoft Taps Jerry Seinfeld As Vista Pitchman, WSJ Says
News  |  8/21/2008
The comedian will be part of a campaign designed to give the struggling OS an image makeover, according to the paper.
Intel Readies Development Tools For Multicore Programming
News  |  8/20/2008
The tools are geared toward development on Intel's current dual- and quad-core offerings, and for the upcoming multicore graphics processor, code-named Larrabee.
Independents Seize On Success Of Microsoft's SharePoint
News  |  8/20/2008
Suppliers like Day Software look to enhance SharePoint's capabilities, or, in cases like open source Alfresco Software, seek to replace it.
Palm Preps Treo Pro To Take On BlackBerry
News  |  8/20/2008
The upcoming smartphone packs built-in Wi-Fi, GPS, push e-mail capabilities, 3G network speeds, a full QWERTY keyboard, and a touch screen.
Intel, DreamWorks Team On 3-D Animation Technology
News  |  8/20/2008
CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg says the first fruits of the partnership will debut next year with the movie Monsters Vs. Aliens.
SaaS Company Replaces Microsoft SQL Server With Oracle
News  |  8/20/2008
Oracle, which has been relatively quiet about cloud computing, is touting a deal to support CaseCentral's software-as-a-service business.
Microsoft To Invest Up To $100 Million In Novell Linux
News  |  8/20/2008
The software maker and Novell are also developing new tools and services to help users run Windows and open source systems side-by-side.
Intel Offers Details Of Core Successor 'Nehalem'
News  |  8/19/2008
The quad-core processors are expected to debut in gaming PCs and ship in the fourth quarter, along with processors for two-socket servers code-named Nehalem-EP.
HP Sees Blades, Notebook PCs Sell Fast In 3Q
News  |  8/19/2008
Another hot product area for HP is its enterprise servers and storage unit, which saw revenue rise 5% to $4.7 billion.
Microsoft Targets E-Mail Overload With Outlook Plug-In
News  |  8/19/2008
Email Prioritizer uses various algorithms to automatically identify the importance or urgency of e-mail messages delivered into an Outlook 2007 in-box.
FCC Gives Green Light To Google's Android Phone
News  |  8/19/2008
The HTC Dream will run Google's operating system as well as sport Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and 3G capabilities over T-Mobile's networks.
Google Updates Android SDK With Version 0.9
News  |  8/19/2008
Google's effort to develop an open-source platform for mobile phone applications arises from its belief that mobile devices will offer stronger revenue opportunities than desktop computing.
Microsoft Drops Virtualization Fees For SQL Server 2008, Other Apps
News  |  8/19/2008
The fee-elimination program applies to 41 Microsoft server applications, including certain editions of SQL Server 2008, Exchange Server 2007, Dynamics CRM 4.0, and SharePoint Server 2007.
Microsoft's Manhattan Office Ruined By Flood, Suit Claims
News  |  8/19/2008
The software company says in the lawsuit the flood caused more than $1.2 million in damage, and claims that Plaza Construction is to blame.
VMware And The Chocolate Factory: Macs Run Windows Apps
News  |  8/18/2008
Online chocolate company TCHO has standardized on the Macintosh but still needs to run a variety of Windows applications.
AMD Plans Updated Server Platform Next Year
News  |  8/18/2008
The chipmaker also plans to release its first 45-nanometer processor, code-named Shanghai, by the end of the year.
Ubuntu-Maker Canonical Joins Linux Foundation
News  |  8/18/2008
Ubuntu has taken on an increasingly important role with its focus on desktops, Windows compatibility, and ease of installation.
Microsoft Windows To Support Blu-ray HD Content
News  |  8/18/2008
In the HD wars, Microsoft initially placed itself in the HD DVD camp by introducing an external disc player for its Xbox 360 console capable of playing the Toshiba format.
Unisys To Manage Republican National Convention IT Services
News  |  8/18/2008
The company will oversee computer operations for the political convention, which is expected to draw 45,000 delegates, volunteers, news reporters, and other guests.
Sun Opens Java ME Tools To Developers
News  |  8/15/2008
Sun, which also launched an incubator project, said its Lightweight UI Toolkit for its Java ME platform will be offered under the GPLv2 license.
OOXML Gets Final Nod After Standards Body Rejects Appeals
News  |  8/15/2008
Office Open XML is the basis of the format that lies behind Microsoft's Office 2007 and Office for Mac 2008 desktop application suites.
Android Phones May Hit T-Mobile In October
News  |  8/15/2008
The first Android-powered smartphone will be manufactured by High Tech Computer, and will have a large touch screen that slides out to reveal a five-row QWERTY keyboard.
Global PC Chip Shipments Up, Revenues Down In 2Q
News  |  8/15/2008
Price competition in middle and low-end desktop and mobile PC chips drove overall market revenues down 4.5% quarter to quarter to $7.7 billion, IDC said.
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