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Silent Security Fixes Are A Calculated Risk
Commentary  |  5/31/2010
Recently, the folks at Core Security noticed that Microsoft has been delivering more fixes during patch day than they have documented in their security bulletins. It's great that Microsoft is fixing more security issues, but when they're not documented the IT department's job could become even more challenging.
Gov 2.0: GSA Crowdsources Procurement With Wiki
News  |  5/28/2010
The GSA BetterBuy pilot site wiki represents a culture change for government procurement, but shows promise for streamlining the process said assistant commissioner Mary Davie.
Busting The SSD Reliability Myth
Commentary  |  5/28/2010
One of the most persistent myths surrounding solid state disk (SSD) is that it just isn't reliable. Like most myths, this one started with a grain of truth -- but didn't end that way.
MeeGo v1.0 Released For Netbooks
News  |  5/28/2010
A software development kit will be released in June with support for touch-based handsets and tablets.
Apple iBookstore Admits Self-Published Authors
News  |  5/28/2010
Having launched its iBookstore with major publishing houses, Apple is now accepting applications from individual authors.
Constant Contact To Add SMB Tools
News  |  5/28/2010
NutshellMail acquisition will enable small business email marketers to interact with customers through social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
EHRs Lack Standards, Best Practices
News  |  5/28/2010
Vendors support an independent body to develop best practices and usability standards for electronic health record products.
Gov 2.0: NASA, Microsoft Ready Mars 3D Views
News  |  5/28/2010
Users of Microsoft's virtual WorldWide Telescope will soon be able to zoom in on the surface of the red planet and take tours of areas of interest.
[Updated] 30 Million Windows Phone 7 Units In 2011
Commentary  |  5/28/2010
Microsoft certainly isn't planning to slowly gain market share when it launches Windows Phone 7 this fall. At a ReMIX conference in France yesterday a slide was presented that claimed 30 million Windows Phone 7 devices would be sold in 2011 worldwide. That is no small feat.
Yahoo, Facebook Join Google Against Viacom
News  |  5/27/2010
In a court brief filed Wednesday, eBay, IAC, Facebook and Yahoo urged a New York federal court to dismiss Viacom's copyright infringement suit against Google-owned YouTube.
Barnes & Noble Launches iPad eReader App
News  |  5/27/2010
Apple iPad users will be able to buy, download and read digital books from B&N's catalog of more than 1 million e-books, newspapers and magazines.
Aria Partners With PayPal For Subscription Management
Commentary  |  5/27/2010
Billing and subscription solution provider Aria has extended its service to PayPal, enabling businesses that accept PayPal to set up recurring payments or subscription plans.
Google's 'Screw Up' Looks Expensive
Commentary  |  5/27/2010
Google's Street View snafu may end up being one of the more costly copy-and-paste mistakes in recent memory. In the past ten days, there have been six lawsuits filed against Google in the U.S. for alleged illegal data interception.
Global CIO: Hewlett-Packard, Oracle, & Cisco Face Looming Identity Crises
Commentary  |  5/27/2010
Many leading IT companies are best-known for their legacies instead of their present potential—and that's going to become a big problem.
Google's Buzz Gains More Smartphone Platform Support
Commentary  |  5/27/2010
Anyone remember Buzz? Google's social location and sharing service got a bit of an upgrade today in the form of a new XHTML web address that works with BlackBerry OS, Symbian S60, and Windows Mobile. Now more people can buzz about Buzz from their phones.
Google Completes AdMob Acquisition
News  |  5/27/2010
The $750 million deal will lead to better mobile ads and more free mobile content, Google says.
Audi Offers In Car Internet Access
News  |  5/27/2010
The optional hotspot, available in the 2011 edition of the A8 sedan, comes with WPA2 encryption and connectivity for up to eight mobile devices.
Microsoft Piles On Dynamics Apps Upgrades
News  |  5/27/2010
Free new features include a financial reporting module, CRM integrations and an SAP connector.
Zigbee Alliance Certifies 13 Mobile Products
News  |  5/27/2010
Most of the first wave of products receiving telecom interoperability certification are location services.
FAA Awards $4.4 Billion For Air Traffic System
News  |  5/27/2010
Boeing, General Dynamics, and ITT received Federal Aviation Administration contracts for the NextGen overhaul of air traffic control in the U.S.
Gov 2.0: Washington D.C. To Launch Private Cloud
News  |  5/27/2010
The city known as a government tech innovator is also launching a startup incubator and pushing community involvement in app development.
HP Leads Resurgent SMB Server Market
Commentary  |  5/27/2010
SMB buyers at the low end appear to be in control as the market shows the first overall growth in nearly two years.
Firefox Home Headed To iPhone
News  |  5/27/2010
Mozilla may not be able to get Firefox approved for the iPhone but perhaps it will be able to win acceptance for its personalization and synchronization technology.
HyperOffice Mobilizes Collaboration For Small Businesses
Commentary  |  5/27/2010
New upgrade to cloud-based collaborative suite adds AJAX-based UI, free support for smartphones, and other features
Palm webOS Vet Defects To Google's Android Team
Commentary  |  5/27/2010
Google was able to woo Palm's chief webOS user interface architect away and place him in charge of Android's user experience team. That's bad news for HP. Is it good news for Android?
Windows Phone 7 In 2010, Ballmer Pledges
News  |  5/27/2010
Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer confirms company's intention to roll out new mobile OS in time for the holiday season.
Google Nexus One Tries For Retail Sales
News  |  5/27/2010
Verizon Wireless and Sprint both backed out of their commitments to sell the smartphone.
Gov 2.0: NASA Readies Mission-Oriented Cloud Computing
News  |  5/27/2010
The space agency's Nebula cloud computing environment will be used to provide on-demand computing and storage to NASA scientists and engineers.
Yahoo, Zynga Partner On Games Distribution
News  |  5/27/2010
The pact makes Farmville accessible across the Yahoo network and allows product integration of Zynga games with the Yahoo Application Platform.
Ballmer Unfazed By Apple's Gains
News  |  5/27/2010
Microsoft chief says the fact his company now lags rival in terms of market capitalization is no big deal.
Exclusive: iPhone Woes Revealed In FCC, FTC Consumer Complaints
News  |  5/27/2010
Freedom of Information Act documents obtained by InformationWeek show that the Federal Communications Commission has received 72 complaints about Apple's iPhone since 2009, mostly involving AT&T. There are 450 Federal Trade Commission complaints.
Global CIO: Oracle's Larry Ellison Embraces Cloud Computing's 'Idiocy'
Commentary  |  5/27/2010
After Ellison's colorful rants about the cloud's absurdity, idiocy, and nonsense, Oracle's expanding its cloud technology, advocacy, and marketing.
Image Gallery: Microsoft's Office Web Apps
Slideshows  |  5/26/2010
By themselves, the Microsoft's Office Web Apps may not reshape the computing world. In combination with other features of Office 2010, however, these humble Web services may help Microsoft to turn the tables on its online challengers, like Google.
Gov 2.0: Cloud Success Hinges On Collaboration
News  |  5/26/2010
Microsoft says the private and public sectors must work closely together for government to realize the promises of cloud computing.
Android 2.2: Ready For Enterprise?
News  |  5/26/2010
Google is touting its new mobile platform's business-friendly features, but licensing Microsoft's ActiveSync may not offer enough security to make Android ready to work in the enterprise.
Review: Microsoft Office Web Apps
News  |  5/26/2010
We weigh the online versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to see how they stack up as standalone productivity apps -- and against Google Apps.
Mathias On Mobility: Paving The Real Information Superhighway
Commentary  |  5/26/2010
The FCC's mobile-broadband auction process is little more than the path to yet more hidden taxation.
Ariba Launches Cloud Trading Platform
News  |  5/26/2010
Buyers and sellers gain one-stop, software-free selling and procurement. IBM adds collaboration and social networking tools.
Gov 2.0: Government Design Winners Announced
News  |  5/26/2010
The Sunlight Foundation's "Design for America" awards honored IRS.gov, the U.S. passport form, and other projects that successfully merged creative design and government data.
Gov 2.0: Google Readies Government Cloud
News  |  5/26/2010
Google has already been approved as a FedRAMP launch vendor, and now has submitted its final materials to certify its government-specific cloud.
MasterCard To Offer SDKs For Mobile Payment Apps
News  |  5/26/2010
About 20 payment platforms and data services will be extended to developers via open APIs.
Management Shake Up At Microsoft Mobile Division
Commentary  |  5/26/2010
It is pretty clear that things still aren't going particularly well within Microsoft's entertainment and devices group. This group contains the X-Box, Zune and Windows Phone product groups. While X-Box itself is doing well, retaining a respectable second place in the gaming console wars, Windows Mobile hasn't fared so well and Zune continues to be an afterthought in the portable music player world.
Shakeup Bodes Ill For Windows Phone 7
Commentary  |  5/25/2010
Hoo boy. For every step forward lately, Microsoft is taking two steps back. Windows 7 has been a great success to the company's bottom line and reputation, but the implosion at the Entertainment and Devices Division (E&DD) is bringing the company back into negative-karma territory.
Gov 2.0: Secrets To Social Media Success
News  |  5/25/2010
Social media tactics to humanize government officials and call citizens to take action will foster more engagement with the public according a social media expert.
Google Chrome Exits Beta For Linux, Mac
News  |  5/25/2010
Google has moved Chrome 5 for Windows out of beta and taken the Mac and Linux versions of Chrome out of beta for the first time.
Yahoo Buys Location Based Mobile Services Provider
News  |  5/25/2010
Koprol provides Yahoo with more location-based and social networking mobile services to entice the growing audience using mobile phones for social networking and web browsing.
Verizon VoIP Usage Soars
News  |  5/25/2010
Customer's use of minutes supplied by Verizon’s Global Wireless VoIP increased more than 200% last year.
Sybase IQ Upgrade Takes On Text Analysis
News  |  5/25/2010
Analytic database handles structured and unstructured data. Federation and loading options improve.
Colorado's Big Brother E-Commerce Law
Commentary  |  5/25/2010
Forcing online retailers to reveal their customers and their customers' purchases will be challenged as unconstitutional.
New PDF Tools For Windows, iPad
Commentary  |  5/25/2010
Nitro PDF Software's new, free Reader application is a full-featured program for reading, annotating, and manipulating PDF files, while the new version of iAnnotate for the iPad adds e-mail integration.
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