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Twitter Launches 'Who To Follow' Feature
News  |  7/30/2010
"Suggestions for You" is based on algorithms built by the site's user relevance team to help users find others with similar interests.
HP Unveils Mini Tower Desktop PC
News  |  7/30/2010
The sub-$600 Pro 3130 is targeted to professionals and knowledge workers in small to midsize companies with expansion options for power users.
The Return of Business ByDesign and the Future of On-Demand ERP
Commentary  |  7/30/2010
It's tough being SAP's Business ByDesign in an unforgiving market. Having been launched and then pulled back, redesigned and then offered back to a market that is a little more jaded and a lot more cautious... the ByD team is facing an almost unprecedented quantity of challenge, skepticism, and even ridicule.
8Coupons Offers Local Marketing Solution
Commentary  |  7/30/2010
The online coupon aggregator 8Coupons offers a make-it-yourself mobile coupon platform that enables businesses to generate and send promotions in near real time.
Barnes & Noble Pushes Nook, Expands Store Presence
News  |  7/30/2010
Nook-dedicated "boutiques" with staffed demonstration tables featuring demo models, video displays and accessories will occupy a prominent space in B&N stores starting this fall.
North Social Helps Users Tap Facebook Fan Pages
Commentary  |  7/30/2010
Say hello to yet another tool that SMBs can use to get into the Facebook game. This one's called North Social, and it lets users create a professional, customizable Facebook fan page within minutes, and without any coding or web publishing expertise.
Sourcefire Slams Open Source IDS Suricata
News  |  7/30/2010
Matt Olney expressed disappointment with the Open Information Security Foundation's efforts, and touted Razorback, Sourcefire's open source analysis and detection engine, as truly innovative.
Web Apps For Sale Without Censorship
News  |  7/30/2010
OpenAppMkt.com offers a place to distribute and sell Web apps without an Apple-style approval process.
FAA NextGen Criticized For Poor Performance Tracking
News  |  7/30/2010
A General Accountability Office report has found the FAA project to overhaul the U.S. air-traffic control system lacks performance metrics and outcome-based goals.
4G To Drive Wireless Infrastructure Spending Rebound
News  |  7/30/2010
Carriers deploying LTE 4G networks is expected to spur global capital spending on wireless infrastructure in 2011 after two years of declines, according to iSuppli.
Email Beats Social Media For Grabbing Consumers' Attention
News  |  7/30/2010
Most consumers prefer to receive email notifications of ads and special deals, despite the current emphasis on social media marketing campaigns, according to an Econsultancy study.
Apple Developing Social Fashion Shopping Technology
News  |  7/30/2010
Shoppers with iOS devices may soon have access to an Apple Virtual Closet that will facilitate buying, sharing, and washing clothes.
Office 2011 Video Shows New Features, Marketing Challenge
Commentary  |  7/29/2010
Microsoft has released a video showing off some of the new features of the upcoming Office for Mac 2011. The video also unwittingly demonstrates the difficulties companies have in marketing product upgrades.
Amazon CTO Counters Eli Lilly Rumors Via Twitter
News  |  7/29/2010
Werner Vogels used the micro blogging service to respond to reports that Eli Lilly, a leading EC2 customer, was "dumping" Amazon Web Services.
YouTube Promises 15 Minutes Of Fame
News  |  7/29/2010
To mark an increase in allowable running time for non-partner videos, YouTube says it will promote a handful of video makers.
Microsoft Plans Intel 'Oak Trail'-Based Tablets
News  |  7/29/2010
CEO Steve Ballmer tells financial analysts that catching Apple in the slate PC market is "job one" for the company.
AppSumo Offers Green SMB Software Deal
Commentary  |  7/29/2010
Software aggregator will donate 50 percent of its revenue from each sale of its Startup Bundle, through August 2, to the National Wildlife Federation.
GAO Launches Mobile Website
News  |  7/29/2010
Responding to the growing trend of accessing content on mobile devices, the Government Accountability Office reports are now accessible to BlackBerry, iPhone, Android and other mobile device users.
Amazon Launches $139 Wi-Fi Kindle
News  |  7/29/2010
The Wi-Fi only electronic reader and a $189 third generation model of the original Kindle with Wi-Fi and 3G are Amazon's latest bid to spur digital book sales.
Juniper Networks To Acquire SMobile For $70 Million
News  |  7/29/2010
Adding SMobile's Junos Pulse software platform for smartphones, tablets, netbooks and notebooks, helps position Juniper to better compete in the mobile client security market.
Black Hat: Android, iPhone App Data Risks Overlooked
News  |  7/29/2010
A survey of mobile app security for iPhone and Android reveals that information disclosure isn't always obvious.
Radio Shack Revenues Top $1 Billion
News  |  7/29/2010
An emphasis on mobile products, including a successful wireless kiosk program in Target stores, helped drive $53 million in profits for the second quarter.
Mobile Networks Falter Under Video Demand
News  |  7/29/2010
Peak traffic congestion at night causes most stalling, according to Bytemobile, and coming network upgrades likely won't help.
Google Ramping Games Business
News  |  7/29/2010
Discussions with online gaming companies and a job listing for a games project manager suggest Google is prepping its Facebook-competing social network.
Oracle Patches Bug Crashing Eclipse
News  |  7/29/2010
Changing the company field name from Sun to Oracle in latest Java update caused the Eclipse software development environment to fail.
Defense Agency Expands Cloud Computing
News  |  7/29/2010
Platform-as-a-service, Microsoft Office, and SharePoint may be delivered to military agencies from the Defense Information Systems Agency's private cloud.
Mariposa Botnet Creator Arrested
News  |  7/29/2010
Developer of the malware, used to create almost 10,000 unique pieces of malicious software, was busted in Slovenia.
Black Hat Warning: ATMs At Risk
News  |  7/29/2010
Barnaby Jack of IOActive demonstrated attacks that would allow a criminal to compromise ATMs.
Microsoft's Free Phone Giveaway
Commentary  |  7/28/2010
Wow, Microsoft will be giving away a lot of phones this fall, about 90,000 of them. That's one way to make sure that Windows Phone 7 gets off to a fast start, for both users and developers. Given that Microsoft is far behind, it's something they need to do if they want to compete against iPhone and Android.
Microsoft Launches Office For Mac 2011 Video
News  |  7/28/2010
The marketing video highlights user interface enhancements, including a new ribbon that presents users with the commonly used controls, the template gallery and email improvements.
Facebook Launches Q&A Service
News  |  7/28/2010
Facebook Questions, launched in a limited beta, allows crowdsourcing of answers to questions on any topic from the 500 million users of the social network.
Google Fights Android Piracy
News  |  7/28/2010
A new licensing service for Android apps aims to limit misuse.
Dell's New SMB Security Sevices Portfolio
Commentary  |  7/28/2010
Dell's announcement of a broad range of new and enhanced security tools and services for small and midsized businesses includes network endpoint security, and will ultimately, in partnership with SecureWorks, offer a hardware/software solution that includes security management and threat identification and monitoring.
Google Pitches Wave For Health Records
News  |  7/28/2010
Wave's auditable multi-user collaboration turns out to be well-suited for health records, as long as patients don't mind a bit less privacy.
Slideshow: Top 10 Tech Newsmakers Of 2010
Slideshows  |  7/28/2010
These individuals and companies involved in the most significant news stories so far this year. Here's of list of the people and businesses who are making waves in the tech pool.
EVO Drives Sprint Nextel Subscriber Growth
News  |  7/28/2010
Despite reporting a $720 million quarterly loss, the wireless provider's announcement of a net customer gain after three years of subscriber attrition drove its stock up 4%.
Amazon Sells Out Of Kindles
News  |  7/28/2010
The growth rate of Kindle sales has tripled since Amazon lowered the price to $189; customers can still order the electronic reader, but estimated delivery dates are not available.
White House To Review High-Risk IT Projects
News  |  7/28/2010
As part of its effort to improve IT project management across federal agencies, OMB will require that designated projects devise improvement plans and get executive backing.
Apple Safari 5.01 Fixes Security, Adds Extensions
News  |  7/28/2010
An update to Apple's Safari Web addresses longstanding complaints about the difficulty of Safari plugin development.
Adobe To Acquire Day Software For $240 Million
News  |  7/28/2010
Day's web content management, digital asset management, and social collaboration tools will be integrated with Adobe's digital enterprise division.
Sina Opens Microblog Platform
News  |  7/28/2010
Twitter-style rapid information sharing faces an uphill battle with China's government censors.
Microsoft Slams Google-Yahoo Japan Deal
News  |  7/28/2010
Redmond says pact would reduce the number of online advertising platforms in the country to one.
Drape Company Makes Technology Fabric Of Its Existence
Commentary  |  7/27/2010
At a recent conference in Shanghai, women business owners and entrepreneurs gathered to network, talk best practices, and discuss the role of technology at their companies.
State CIOs Eye Consolidation, Outsourcing To Cut Costs
News  |  7/27/2010
A yearly survey of state IT officials found that two-thirds expect their IT budgets to shrink in the next three years.
Apple Updates Mac OS X
News  |  7/27/2010
The update includes the fixes in the v10.6.4 update released June 15, plus a few compatibility and performance-related graphics issues specific to the latest iMacs.
Slideshow: 12 CIOs' 'Career Killer' Pet Peeves
Slideshows  |  7/27/2010
Don't derail your career by making these missteps with your boss. Get the inside scoop on what not to say in these excerpts from our CIO Profiles.
IT Asset Inventories Need To Be Actionable
Commentary  |  7/27/2010
eTelemetry matches device addresses with names, cable ports and physical locations for compliance and for quicker "hey you, turn that off," as part of your IT Asset Inventory/Management.
Recovering Servers In The Cloud Affordable For SMBs
Commentary  |  7/27/2010
For SMBs who need to keep those servers rolling, Geminare shows that cloud-based server recovery can not only be affordable but also easy, and provide fast failback as well.
Facebook, Twitter Influence Purchases
News  |  7/27/2010
A Gartner study of social networks influence on purchasing decisions finds they have become important shopping tools for both retailers and consumers.
Apple Kicks iMacs Up A Notch
Commentary  |  7/27/2010
The popular all-in-one Macs get Intel's latest-architecture chips -- the i series -- and faster graphics. The company has also introduced a standalone version of the multitouch trackpad found in its laptops.
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