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Microsoft IE9 Throws Weight Behind H.264 Video
News  |  4/30/2010
Supporters of license-free video codecs immediately decried the announcement as proof that Microsoft doesn't really support an open Web.
Adobe CEO Calls Jobs' Flash Complaint 'Smokescreen'
News  |  4/30/2010
Shantanu Narayen sees Apple's restrictions making life difficult for developers who want to create content on multiple platforms.
Avatar Director Helps NASA With Mars Cameras
News  |  4/30/2010
James Cameron is working with the space agency to outfit the next-generation rover, Curiosity, with 3D cameras.
Healthline Lands $14 Million In Funding
News  |  4/30/2010
The funds will be used to boost the online health information firm's content, sales, and advertising platform.
YouTube Dominates Online Video
News  |  4/30/2010
The Google-owned site reached 75% of the 180 million Internet users who watched online video in March.
SMBs Adding Jobs At Fastest Pace In 3 Years
Commentary  |  4/30/2010
According to the latest Small Business Employment Index, the hiring rate for small businesses has reached a three-year high.
HP-Palm Deal Reinforces Microsoft-HTC Pact
Commentary  |  4/29/2010
This week has seen two big developments in the business of mobile technology. The first was Microsoft's intellectual property licensing agreement with HTC, the maker of Android devices including Google's Nexus One phone. Next came Hewlett-Packard's offer to buy Palm Computing for $1.2 billion. Turns out that is more good news for Microsoft too.
Image Gallery: Government's 10 Most Powerful Supercomputers
Slideshows  |  4/29/2010
The United States government owns many of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, including six of the top ten. These supercomputers are being used for everything from climate modeling to building spaceships to basic science research.
Foxit, Solid Documents Release New PDF Tools
Commentary  |  4/29/2010
Two new programs for working with PDF files have become available this week. Foxit Phantom PDF (for Windows) is for creating and manipulating PDF files, while Solid PDF to Word for Mac is for turning PDF files into documents editable by standard office programs.
Microsoft Adds BPMN to Visio (with Help from G360)
Commentary  |  4/29/2010
It's safe to say that despite the proliferation of real BPMN tools, the majority of BPMN-like process diagrams that exist in the world have been created in Microsoft Visio. For me, Visio, by itself, was always just a "drawing" tool, not a real modeling tool... In Visio 2010 Premium, Microsoft has put a real BPMN editor into the box.
Apple iAd Aims Upscale
News  |  4/29/2010
High-profile partners are being sought by Apple for its iAd platform, ones willing to pay well and make a splash.
Dedupe And The Cloud: A Perfect Pairing
Commentary  |  4/29/2010
Data deduplication and cloud-based storage are a match made in heaven, especially for smaller businesses. Here's why.
What Apple Owes Developers
Commentary  |  4/29/2010
When the little people make enough noise, Apple CEO Steve Jobs switches his mode of public interaction from terse e-mail replies to open letters. That's what happened on Thursday when Jobs finally articulated his disdain for Adobe's Flash technology in a rare public post.
Virtualization Driving Data Center Growth
News  |  4/29/2010
Ethernet switches, application delivery controllers, and WAN optimization equipment are particular growth spots in data center equipment.
Skyfire Now Showing Flash On Android
News  |  4/29/2010
The mobile browser supports Flash video, before Android officially gets Flash support.
Army Pushes IT In Modernization Plan
News  |  4/29/2010
The service is counting on IT networks, mobile radios, cloud computing, and helmet-mounted displays to gain advantage in battle.
NIST: Federal R&D Boosts Industry
News  |  4/29/2010
In an annual report, The National Institute of Standards and Technology details innovations developed collaboratively by federal labs and organizations outside of government.
Mozilla Tests Mobile Firefox For Android
News  |  4/28/2010
The developers working on Mozilla's Fennec are seeking feedback from Android users.
6 In 10 Americans Use Government Web Sites
News  |  4/28/2010
The popularity of accessing government information online supports the mission of the Open Government Directive, research shows.
Apple WWDC Kicks Off June 7
News  |  4/28/2010
The iPhone OS 4, HTML 5, and potentially a new iPhone will be spotlighted at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference.
SAP Tips Hand On Cloud Plans As Profits Soar
News  |  4/28/2010
First-quarter financial results beat expectations; co-CEO McDermott hints at new cloud partnerships and on-demand offerings.
Microsoft Gets Paid For Android
News  |  4/28/2010
By striking a patent licensing deal with HTC, Microsoft is raising the cost of using Google's free Android operating system.
RIM Launching BlackBerry 6 OS In Fall
News  |  4/28/2010
The updated operating system will offer a faster browser, better touchscreen technology, and support for older devices, the company said.
SMBs Demand Fast ROI On IT Investments
Commentary  |  4/28/2010
According to a CompTIA survey, 80% of SMBs wants technology solutions that "deliver immediate payback in terms of minimum disruption of business continuity and seamless integration with existing solutions" and are most interested in virtualization, unified communications, and mobile.
Interop 2010 Show Winners
News  |  4/27/2010
This year's competition shines a light on the very best that IT vendors have to offer in cloud computing, network management, security, virtualization, wireless, and more. We also picked a top startup and gave out a green award.
BPM Helps Manage Aircraft at Heathrow Airport
Commentary  |  4/27/2010
Before a recent event-driven architecture initiative took place, London's Heathrow Airport had a depressingly low on-time departure rate of 68%... Better air-to-air management now saves 90 liters of fuel per flight and has raised the on-time departure rate to 83%.
Mac Vendor Launches SMB Sweepstakes
Commentary  |  4/27/2010
MacMall, a leading Mac mail order company, is holding a sweepstakes in which creative studios and related businesses can pick up a complete Mac-based work station (except for the Mac).
Oregon Public Schools Go Google
News  |  4/27/2010
By moving to Google's cloud infrastructure, Oregon expects to save $1.5 million annually for e-mail alone.
VMware Plus Salesforce.com, An Unlikely Pair
Commentary  |  4/27/2010
Two young companies, neither of them leaders in traditional software development, have teamed up to pull enterprise Java programmers into cloud development. In this case, the cloud is specifically the Force.com data centers that already host Salesforce.com's CRM applications. It's an unlikely pairing, but it just might work.
Saying Farewell To A Floppy Old Friend
Commentary  |  4/27/2010
It's time for yet another high-tech funeral. This time, the guest of honor is the good ol' floppy disk.
Google Buys Labpixies
News  |  4/27/2010
In acquiring the widget maker, Google is deepening its commitment to social software.
FEMA Blasted For IT Systems Overhaul Waste
News  |  4/27/2010
Inspector General report finds delays, lack of oversight by IT leadership, and questionable ethical behavior at the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Oracle Tackles Supplier Management Woes
News  |  4/27/2010
New master data management and lifecycle management applications address supplier data quality, tracking and governance challenges.
Personal Health Records Use Growing
News  |  4/27/2010
Nearly one in 10 adults surveyed report using a Web site to record health information.
Twitter Buys Text Startup Cloudhopper
News  |  4/27/2010
Cloudhopper powers mobile messaging campaigns. Terms were not disclosed.
TextFlow Comes To Desktop
Commentary  |  4/27/2010
Nordic River has released a desktop version of its document comparison software TextFlow, previously available only as an application within Box.net. TextFlow makes it easy for businesses to manage the process of collaborating on a document.
Gizmodo Editor's Computers Seized By Police
News  |  4/26/2010
The investigation into possible wrongdoing by Gizmodo may itself have violated the law.
Mac Quicken Gets New Features, Lower Price
Commentary  |  4/26/2010
Intuit has added a couple of useful new features to Quicken Essentials for Mac -- and has lowered the price at the same time.
Motorola Drops Google Location For Skyhook
News  |  4/26/2010
Developers helped convince Motorola to use Skyhook location technology in future Google Android devices.
Google Ends Search Fees For Ad Partners
News  |  4/26/2010
A revamped advertising partner program promises to make life easier for ad agencies.
Google Nexus One Unlikely On Verizon
News  |  4/26/2010
Verizon Wireless owner Vodafone will start carrying the Android smartphone in its UK stores this month.
The Next Step: Free Storage By The Terabyte
Commentary  |  4/26/2010
Think storage is cheap today? You ain't seen nothing yet.
Federal Agencies To Share Incentive Ideas
News  |  4/26/2010
A White House-sponsored event is aimed at showing federal officials how to use awards to inspire technology innovations.
Verizon Decides To Skip The Google Nexus One
Commentary  |  4/26/2010
When Google first announced the Nexus One Android phone, it mentioned that the device would initially be available for T-Mobile, followed later this year for Verizon Wireless and Vodafone. Well, Looks like the HTC Droid Incredible has ousted the Nexus One.
Crapware Banished On Windows Phone 7
Commentary  |  4/26/2010
In recent years Microsoft has let carriers and OEMs do just about anything they want with Windows Mobile phones they make and sell. In an effort to make sure the carrier logo is in your face as much as possible, lock you into their specific services or just make a dime by contracting with a third party, phones would often come with tons of unnecessary trial or full blown software, which users know as crapware. Microsoft is trying to put an end to it.
McAfee Shows Flaws of Status Quo
Commentary  |  4/25/2010
Last week's McAfee meltdown showed that there is danger in automatic security signature updates. Yet as much as it would be easy to just blame McAfee, what this incident really shows is the insanity of the current security process.
RIM's MVS 5.0 Supports Wi-Fi Voice Calls
News  |  4/25/2010
Blackberrys are getting a new mobile voice system, giving enterprise users get a multi-transport way to make voice calls seamlessly and with standard PBX functionality.
Three Things Android Needs To Improve
Commentary  |  4/23/2010
Android has seen some solid success and growth since its debut in October 2008. The platform has progressed from 1.0 to 2.1, and high-end Android handsets have been all the rage in recent months. For all its successes, there are still some major failings of the platform. Here are three of them.
100 Million Windows 7 Licenses Sold
News  |  4/23/2010
Microsoft's newest operating system now installed on more than 10% of PCs worldwide.
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