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Feds Pull Plug On 'One Stop' Cloud Portal
News  |  11/30/2012
The General Services Administration plans to decommission Uncle Sam's Apps.gov site, which was supposed to make it easy for agencies to acquire software as a service.
Avoid Vague Social Media Policies
Commentary  |  11/30/2012
Recent National Labor Relations Board decision reminds employers that employee speech related to terms of employment is protected.
SMS Text Messaging Has 20th Birthday Monday
News  |  11/30/2012
Who invented texting? Who sent the first text and what did it say? Why 160 characters? These and more fun questions are answered on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the first short message service (SMS) text message.
Microsoft Defends Hiring Foreign Workers
News  |  11/30/2012
Microsoft says it has 34% more open engineering positions than this time last year, and can't fill them all domestically.
Dwolla Shakes Up Online Payments
News  |  11/30/2012
Online payment darling Dwolla adds three new services as it tries to speed up merchant and consumer acceptance of its electronic transactions.
Apple iTunes 11: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  11/30/2012
Take a closer look at Apple iTunes 11 and see how the venerable music application and e-commerce interface has been redesigned for the better.
5 Ways Microsoft Can Save Windows 8
Commentary  |  11/30/2012
Microsoft's new OS holds plenty of potential, but so far consumers aren't loving the radically redesigned desktop. Microsoft should consider these changes.
Gaza Ceasefire Doesn't Hold Online: New Anonymous Hack
News  |  11/30/2012
War of words and hacked websites continues, even as the Palestinian territories receive upgraded state status from the United Nations.
Ballmer: Hardware Key To Microsoft's Future
News  |  11/30/2012
Facing tablet pressure, Microsoft CEO tells shareholders that company needs to bring hardware and software together to speed up innovation.
Internet Explorer Ad Attacks Hard-Core IE Hate
News  |  11/30/2012
A new Microsoft ad for Internet Explorer entitled "Do you know this guy?" shows an IE-hating, "IE Sucks"-tweeting, basement-dwelling techno-geek finally moved -- a little -- by the progress made by Microsoft's web browser.
Amazon's Vogels Challenges IT: Rethink App Dev
News  |  11/29/2012
Amazon Web Services CTO says promised land of cloud computing requires a new generation of applications that follow different principles.
10 Essential Android Apps For Work, Home
Slideshows  |  11/29/2012
Do you use your own Android phone at work? These 10 apps go the distance between home and office.
GE Isn't Running An Industrial Internet Charity, Folks
Commentary  |  11/29/2012
GE CEO Jeff Immelt expects strong revenue growth from new software products and services that tie machines to the Internet to allow better data analysis.
Microsoft Reveals Details of Intel-Based Surface
News  |  11/29/2012
The Surface tablet with Windows 8 Pro from Microsoft will look like the ARM-based Surface RT, only slightly thicker and heavier. On the other hand, unlike the RT, it will be able to run existing Windows apps. It will start at $899 and be available in January. These tablets are based on Intel Ivy Bridge chips, and so do not have the superior battery life of ARM or Intel Clover Trail systems.
911 Centers Not Ready For Mobile App Era
News  |  11/29/2012
Some of the latest public safety apps offer to let you send texts, photos and even videos to 911 centers. There's just one problem: They don't work. According to the National Emergency Number Association, 911 centers still live in the telephone era, not the Internet and smart phone era.
Valley View: Windows Phone 8 Up Close
News  |  11/29/2012
Our most recent episode of Valley View took a deeper look at Windows Phone 8 with Microsoft's Greg Sullivan and checked out some intriguing startups. See all the highlights.
Microsoft: Google Shoppers Get 'Scroogled'
News  |  11/29/2012
Microsoft says consumers should use Bing because Google Shopping's pay-to-play program skews results.
LinkedIn Launches Ads API
News  |  11/29/2012
LinkedIn Ads API opens the door for a new class -- and a new scale -- of B2B social advertising and marketing campaigns on the site.
Inspector General Slams Medicare Oversight Of EHR Program
News  |  11/29/2012
Office of Inspection General asserts that lack of prepayment audits of Meaningful Use leaves the Medicare program vulnerable to abuse.
Microsoft's Windows 8 Numbers Meaningless
Commentary  |  11/29/2012
Microsoft says it has sold more than 40 million Windows 8 licenses, but the information is worthless in absence of key data the company won't divulge.
Workday Posts Strong Start As Public Firm
News  |  11/28/2012
Workday post-IPO financial results exceed expectations and it sets lofty goals for market share gains against Oracle and SAP.
Windows Phone 7 Users To Get Cosmetic Update
Commentary  |  11/28/2012
Users of Windows Phones prior to the new generation of devices will not be upgraded to the new operating system, Windows Phone 8. Instead, they will receive an update early next year that makes their OS look like Windows Phone 8, but not get any of the other new features.
Amazon Web Services Slashes Storage Prices
News  |  11/28/2012
At its first developers conference, Re:Invent, Amazon features customers like Netflix and NASDAQ and disses its software firm rivals.
Google Street View Hits The Slopes
News  |  11/28/2012
Google Street View captures a variety of images and locations and distances itself from privacy concerns.
Feds Fall Short On IT Project Management
News  |  11/28/2012
Government agencies, including Health and Human Services, do a poor job of following federal IT investment guidelines, reports Government Accountability Office.
Windows 8: Let's Not Plan The Funeral Yet
Commentary  |  11/28/2012
Even in tech time, it seems silly to sound the death knell so soon on such a significant overhaul. Did you really expect instant success?
Samsung Loses In Latest Apple Patent Decision
News  |  11/28/2012
Dutch court rules that Samsung violated Apple patents as the two firms' legal battles continue.
Microsoft: Windows 8 Sales Match Early Win7 Results
News  |  11/28/2012
Despite analyst reports suggesting a slow start for new OS, Microsoft says early sales and upgrades are strong.
Future Cities: IT Priorities For Urban Transformation
Commentary  |  11/28/2012
City planners and their IT teams are setting big goals -- and facing big challenges -- in the development of tech-enabled "Future Cities," our survey results show.
Windows 8 Enterprise Antivirus Market Starts Off Slow
News  |  11/28/2012
Test lab AV-Test finds only 6 corporate antimalware / endpoint protection solutions for enterprises. By contrast, they count 60 consumer anti-virus products available and compatible with Windows 8, including some big names -- like Kaspersky, McAfee and Symantec -- not yet available in corporate editions.
Outlook.Com Gets Android App, More Features
News  |  11/28/2012
Microsoft enhances its online mail and calendaring service to better challenge Gmail and other Google cloud offerings.
Salesforce.com Wants Developers To Think Big
Commentary  |  11/27/2012
With Identity and Canvas plans, Salesforce can begin to provide services to enterprise applications that were thought to have been totally separate from CRM.
Google Links Gmail To Drive For Huge Attachments
News  |  11/27/2012
Gmail users can now attach files as large as 10 GB, in a manner of speaking.
Nokia Apps Make Windows Phone More Fun
News  |  11/27/2012
The 822 is a second-tier model in Nokia's Windows Phone resurgence in the market. It's inexpensive and has a top-notch camera and intriguing software, like a music app that streams free tunes, "augmented reality" to show you what points of interest are right in front of you and Nokia's highly-regarded maps. It also has a display that's clearly a class or two below iPhone quality. If you want a much better screen, you might want to move up to AT&T's Nokia 920.
Former Autonomy Chief Challenges HP Fraud Allegations
News  |  11/27/2012
Former Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch rejects HP allegations of impropriety. HP says questions will be answered in court.
Google Play Ends Anonymous App Reviews
News  |  11/27/2012
Google links Google+ profiles to Google Play reviews, hopes to make comments more trustworthy.
Salesforce.com Revenues Surge, But Should You Ignore Losses?
Commentary  |  11/27/2012
Why cloud application vendors are held to a different standard when it comes to profitability.
Bing News Top Search Term: iPhone 5
News  |  11/27/2012
Microsoft's own search engine shows that Apple's iPhone 5, and not Windows Phone, was most popular smartphone in 2012.
Windows 8 Fizzling, Time For Windows Classic?
Commentary  |  11/27/2012
If Windows 8 sales don’t improve soon, Microsoft might have to pull a Coke and cut its losses on its radically reengineered OS.
Red Hat Unwraps OpenShift Enterprise At Amazon Event
News  |  11/26/2012
Red Hat broadens its open source cloud development platform, which increasingly competes with VMware's Spring and Cloud Foundry.
10 Cities Raise Tech IQs In IBM Challenge
Slideshows  |  11/26/2012
IBM's Smarter Cities Challenge helps 100 cities around the globe improve education, infrastructure, public safety and economic development. Look how 10 winning cities are tackling tough problems.
Google-Branded Touch Chromebook Planned
News  |  11/26/2012
Production of a touchscreen Chromebook is underway, reports Taiwanese financial newspaper.
Microsoft Surface: My First Month
Commentary  |  11/26/2012
During the first week, I wanted to throw Microsoft's Surface tablet out the window. Now, my opinion has changed.
AT&T Reportedly Turns FaceTime On For Cellular
News  |  11/26/2012
The carrier had blocked FaceTime over mobile data for users not on their Mobile Share plans, generating outrage among some users and activists. A report says that some users are seeing the feature turned on for them, but we confirm that not all users have this feature available now.
Blue Rooster Unveils SharePoint-Based File Sharing Tool
News  |  11/26/2012
Madison service facilitates document collaboration with the extra levels of security that Microsoft SharePoint and Azure provide.
Big Data + Semantic Web: Love At First Terabyte?
News  |  11/26/2012
The "Web of Data" remains an intriguing concept rather than the next big thing in digital information. But big data could help change that.
Microsoft's New Data Center: The Straight Poop
News  |  11/26/2012
Microsoft plans zero-carbon data center in Wyoming that will use biogas from an adjacent wastewater treatment plant as its power supply.
Windows Phone 7.8 Still MIA
News  |  11/26/2012
Microsoft and Nokia hint that Windows Phone 7.8 might see the light of day soon, but specifics are still ethereal.
Are Windows 8 Sales Already Disappointing?
Commentary  |  11/23/2012
It's way too early to declare Windows and Surface failures in the market, although it would be foolish to expect it to obviate Windows 7 any time soon, especially in business and double-especially on desktops. In the meantime, its job is to recover market share for Microsoft that has been lost to Apple iPads and Android tablets, and there's reason to believe it's doing that.
Google Encourages Action Against UN Internet Proposals
News  |  11/21/2012
Google fears that upcoming conference could give governments too much control over Internet governance, launches an online campaign to keep everyone in the loop.
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