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SAP Plays Games With The Analysts
Commentary  |  2/28/2011
The 'gamification' of the enterprise could make work more compelling, engaging and -- gasp -- fun.
GDC: Google Woos Game Makers
News  |  2/28/2011
The Web as a platform remains a work-in-progress, but Google wants game developers to climb on board.
Porting Android Apps Won't Solve RIM's PlayBook Problems
Commentary  |  2/28/2011
Growing evidence suggests RIM is looking to permit applications written for Google's Android platform to run on its PlayBook tablet. Here's why this is a bad idea.
Facebook Adds Share Capabilities To Like Button
News  |  2/28/2011
The functionality is expected to bolster page views and traffic for third-party advertisers and content creators.
Windows Phone 7 To Verizon?
News  |  2/28/2011
Published photos show an HTC device running Microsoft's new mobile operating system and bearing the U.S. carrier's logo.
Will Windows XP Really Die On Cue?
News  |  2/28/2011
Microsoft says Windows XP support ends in 2014, but can they stick to their guns?
Google Gmail Messages Go Missing
News  |  2/28/2011
Google has been racing to restore messages for Gmail users following a service disruption on Sunday.
Groupon Launches Group Buying Portal In China
News  |  2/28/2011
The daily deal company is partnering with Tencent and Yunfeng on GaoPeng.com, hoping to take advantage of a market that could reach $2.4 billion by year's end.
Global CIO: iPad Versus Motorola Xoom: Apps Give Apple Huge Advantage
Commentary  |  2/27/2011
In considering new Android and Blackberry tablets, CIOs need to focus on the numbers that matter: how many apps, and price of device.
Amazon Launches CloudFormation To Simplify App Deployment
News  |  2/25/2011
The service automates building virtual workloads for EC2, much like Kaavo CEO's says it does for Amazon, VMware, and other public and private clouds.
Marketing 101: Don't Forget To Follow Up!
Commentary  |  2/25/2011
Nowadays, marketing your business is a different ball game than it was even six months or a year ago. Radio and print media are being eclipsed by social networking and e-mail messaging. But one thing hasn't changed, and it probably never will: how you follow up with prospective and existing customers.
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.
Google Demotes Crummy Content
News  |  2/25/2011
About 12% of Web sites have become significantly less visible in Google search results sought by U.S. users due to their low-quality content.
China Blocks LinkedIn
News  |  2/25/2011
The business social media site is the latest to be barred by the government, although partial access seems to have been restored.
Facebook Tells FTC To Balance Privacy, Innovation
News  |  2/25/2011
In commenting on the Federal Trade Commission's plan to protect online privacy, the social media site cautions the agency not to do anything that will hinder business development.
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.
Bing Adds Facebook 'Likes' To Search Results
News  |  2/25/2011
Users will see their friends' preferences, and profile pictures, show up directly within listings on the Microsoft search engine.
Amazon's EC2 Adds Zeus Load Balancer For SMBs
News  |  2/24/2011
Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud incorporates a low cost option for spreading a workload over servers from Zeus Technology.
Firm Gets 'ProActive' About Social Media Marketing
Commentary  |  2/24/2011
A Wall Street veteran, Jeff Ramson saw first-hand how difficult it can be for a small, fledgling company to get noticed. It occurred to him that he could merge his traditional investment expertise with social media to help these emerging operations gain some visibility and, ultimately, traction in the marketplace. That's why he started ProActive Capital Resources Group.
Apple Releases Mac OS X Lion Developer Preview
News  |  2/24/2011
Registered Mac developers can download the preview version of Mac OS X Lion from the Mac App Store.
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.
Review: Clearvale Express Free Social Networking For Businesses
News  |  2/24/2011
Broadvision is providing a free, stripped-down version of its enterprise product for businesses looking for a simple way to offer social networking functionality to employees.
Sprint's Windows Phone 7 Entry 'Arrives'
News  |  2/24/2011
Pre-orders begin for new HTC model, which carrier promises to deliver to consumers by March 20th.
Local Governments Embrace The Cloud Faster Than Feds
News  |  2/24/2011
State and local governments are moving more quickly than their federal counterparts to adopt Web-based services, according to a Microsoft executive.
Consumers Combine Search, Social Media For Purchasing Decisions
News  |  2/24/2011
Nearly half of all consumers surveyed used a combination of search and social media sites before making a buying decision, GroupM Search and comScore report.
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.
Google Turns Office Into Google Apps Client
News  |  2/24/2011
With software to subvert Office and a test drive program to tempt businesses into the cloud, Google is aiming right at Microsoft's heart.
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.
No Windows Phone 7 Update For Some Users
News  |  2/24/2011
Samsung phones prove incompatible with patch, which also caused headaches for users of other phones powered by Microsoft's new mobile OS.
Developer Rights Now
Commentary  |  2/23/2011
Platform owners shouldn't be allowed to treat developers like serfs.
Global CIO: HP CEO Apotheker Is Betting The Farm
Commentary  |  2/23/2011
Leo Apotheker's silence has raised lots of uncertainty about HP, but he says a March 14 event will make everything clear. He'd better be right.
Microsoft Unveils Public Sector Cloud Deals
News  |  2/23/2011
Business Productivity Online Suite and Windows Azure are among the hosted services that will be delivered to regional and local government customers.
Apple MacBook Pro Expected With Light Peak
News  |  2/23/2011
The company's updated MacBook Pro should be the first to bring Intel's Light Peak technology to market.
Few Businesses Use Social Media For Disaster Recovery
News  |  2/23/2011
Only about 25% of businesses have added social media like Facebook or Twitter to their disaster recovery and business continuity plans, a survey by Janco Associates reveals.
FBI Redesigns 'Most Wanted' Site
News  |  2/23/2011
The agency has enhanced its search and other tools to improve the way people can help it locate fugitives and missing persons.
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.
Microsoft To Release Kinect SDK
News  |  2/23/2011
Software development kit will give users a chance to create their own apps for the Xbox motion-control system.
Great Lost Software: 16 Gone But Not Forgotten
Slideshows  |  2/22/2011
Software comes and software goes. Most that fall into the latter category deserve their fate, because either they weren't very good or they were superseded by a better option. Though such also-rans are soon forgotten, some defunct software still holds our affections, whether because nothing as good has come along or because it was our "first love" in a category. Software may seem a funny thing to be sentimental about, but when you use a tool every day, you can grow quite fond of it. We ransacked
Cloud Connect To Tackle Challenges For The Enterprise
Commentary  |  2/22/2011
The second-annual event will bring together strong advocates of cloud computing from Amazon, Cisco Systems, Rackspace, eBay, Cloudscaling, and others for a four-day conference.
Amazon Challenges Netflix With Streaming Service
News  |  2/22/2011
Amazon Prime subscribers will gain access to streamed movies at no additional cost.
Microsoft, Athenahealth Collaborate On Amalga, HealthVault
News  |  2/22/2011
The Microsoft and Athenahealth alliance will funnel cloud-based Athenahealth e-health record and practice management data to Microsoft Amalga and HealthVault platforms.
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.
SlideShare Unveils Online Meeting App
Commentary  |  2/22/2011
Are you a small-business owner or independent contractor on the lookout for an easy-to-use webconferencing tool? Well, your search may be over, now that a San Francisco-based company called SlideShare has unveiled Zipcast.
Google Street View Entering Israel, Despite Security Concerns
News  |  2/22/2011
Some fear that terrorists could use information in the mapping service to carry out attacks, while others believe it could enhance the nation's tourism industry.
Global CIO: iPad Becoming Kingmaker For Enterprise Apps
Commentary  |  2/22/2011
iPad's success in business market underscores critical need for competitors to match soaring downloads of iPad-ready enterprise apps.
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.
Google Chrome 10 Beta Released
News  |  2/18/2011
The race to build the fastest browser continues.
Zipcast Refreshes Web Conferencing
Commentary  |  2/18/2011
Salespeople can pitch on the fly and internal groups can pow-wow in real time. The best part is that all that's required is a browser.
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.
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