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Dell Offers PC Pre-Loaded With Movies
News  |  9/30/2008
For an additional $20, movie fans can get a copy of "Iron Man," along with bonus features, pre-loaded on select Inspiron, Dell Studio, and XPS laptops, and desktops.
Google Share Plunge To Be Erased By Nasdaq
News  |  9/30/2008
The search engine's canceled trades were triggered by erroneous orders that were routed to Nasdaq from another market center, officials said.
Crisis Survival Kit: 10 Cash Flow Tips You Need Now
Commentary  |  9/30/2008
For fighting back against the credit crunch, SMBs have some of the best options out there, according to consultant and financial software developer Rusty Luhring.
Tech Sector Could Star In U.S. Economic Salvation
News  |  9/30/2008
Universal broadband, spending on energy technologies, and alternative technologies could encourage the growth needed to come back from the Wall Street bailout, analysts conclude.
LG Intros Affordable Touch-Screen Phone
News  |  9/30/2008
The KP500 has Bluetooth, a document viewer, expandable memory, and multimedia capabilities, and it should have a low price.
LG, Samsung Going To Be Late To The Android Party
Commentary  |  9/30/2008
A report coming out of Korea suggests that handset manufacturers LG and Samsung won't have Android handsets in the market until the second half of 2009. Will that be too late?
10 Tips For SMBs To Survive The Cash Flow Crisis
Commentary  |  9/30/2008
If you own a small business, it could feel like the whole world is closing in around you. And yet, SMBs have some of the best options out there, according to consultant and financial software developer Rusty Luhring.
Nokia To Acquire Mobile E-Mail, IM Provider
News  |  9/30/2008
The acquisition of OZ Communications is part of Nokia's larger strategy of providing more than just the handset.
Microsoft: Internet Search Battle Far From Over
News  |  9/30/2008
A Redmond official insists it's early days in the race for market share and that Microsoft is just a killer app, or two, from catching Google.
iPhone 3G Gets Lotus Notes Support
News  |  9/30/2008
IBM released a Web app that enables iPhone users to get access to their Notes and Domino e-mail, calendar, and contacts.
Owners Of Smaller Businesses Face Tightening Credit
Commentary  |  9/30/2008
During the dot com boom, option grants and stock prices dominated water cooler conversation. Then after that blew up, financial small talk shifted to how far underwater those (worthless) options were, but even that dismay was leavened by the relentless increases in real estate values. Now the talk is about what bank will fail next, will the credit markets seize up entirely, and when your essential business equipment will be liquidated.
Inside 1&1's Giant Web Hosting Data Center
News  |  9/30/2008
Photos of the ISP's newly green data center in Kansas reveal the infrastructure behind the Web host's strategically located facility.
SOA Applications In Virtual Machines? Experience Matters
Commentary  |  9/29/2008
Not everybody remembers a little outfit called Wily Technology. It was a Silicon Valley startup that caught my eye because it did something that made eminent common sense: it watched a running Java application the way an end user would experience it on the Internet. In January 2006, CA acquired the eight-year-old company for $390 million.
Glide America Mixes Politics With Social Networking
News  |  9/29/2008
The service also offers what it's calling the People's Rolodex, a list of federal government contacts that users can add to their existing online contacts.
Apple Tweaks App Store Policies
News  |  9/29/2008
The company is hoping to stop shady developers from propping up their applications with fake reviews, as well as keep users who haven't tried it from posting negative reviews.
Nintendo DS Refresh Sets Its Sights On Apple
News  |  9/29/2008
The next version of the handheld gaming device would be able to take pictures and play music similar to the iPhone and iPod Touch.
HTC G1 Android Phone Temporarily 'Sold Out' Online
Commentary  |  9/29/2008
How something can sell out when it's not even shipping yet is a concept I can't quite wrap my head around. Be that as it may, T-Mobile subscribers attempting to preorder the GPhone over the weekend were told that it was no longer available.
CTL Launches Two Sub-$500 Netbooks
News  |  9/29/2008
The 2go Classmate PC is aimed at the education market, while the IL1A mini-notebook targets consumers and businesspeople.
Nero Launches TiVo For PC, Multimedia Software
News  |  9/29/2008
The company announced software that brings TiVo to PCs, a digital media transferring tool, and an upgraded burning and ripping suite.
Samsung 'Pixon' Hits Store Shelves With 8-Megapixels
News  |  9/29/2008
The camera phone also supports 3G connectivity, Bluetooth, a Microsoft Office document viewer, and a multimedia player.
Sprint Debuts 'XOHM' WiMax In Baltimore
News  |  9/29/2008
The no-contract service will feature a $10 daily pass, a $25-a-month home plan, and a $30-a-month on-the-go plan.
Obnoxious Hipster Startups Must Die
Commentary  |  9/29/2008
Dear Lord, please tell me not all startups are as smug, self-satisfied, and alcohol-centric as this one.
GM Set To Relaunch Social Media Site
News  |  9/29/2008
The automaker is hoping new Web 2.0 tools will help build a loyal fan base that will see it through its industry's tough times.
Microsoft Details Visual Studio 2010, .NET 4.0
News  |  9/29/2008
The company will focus on debugging and modeling for developers, including a feature that functions just like an airplane's black box.
Microsoft Adopts jQuery JavaScript Library
Commentary  |  9/28/2008
Blog entries by Microsoft's Scott Guthrie and Scott Hanselman today have announced that Microsoft will be supporting the jQuery JavaScript library as part of its official development platform. A jQuery blog entry by John
Another WCF Gotcha: Calling Another Service/Resource Within a Call
Commentary  |  9/27/2008
I wrote in the past how WCF defaults limit scalability but this thing (which had cost me two days of head scratching) is even worse. Consider the following scenario:  You have a WCF service/resource. when you get a message/request your codes needs to send another message to another service.  
AT&T, DirecTV Partner On Satellite Television
News  |  9/26/2008
AT&T planned to start offering DirecTV service after its contract with Dish expires Jan. 31, 2009.
Will Open Source Breathe New Life Into Health Care Cost Savings?
News  |  9/26/2008
A California bill calls for interoperable records and a full, hospital-running health care IT system that's open source. That's music to provider Medsphere, which backs OpenVista.
China Overtakes U.S. In Number Of Broadband Lines
News  |  9/26/2008
Broadband for the two countries grew in parallel for 18 months until the first quarter of this year, when China took a leap forward, according to analysts with Point Topic.
Wireless Mergers Top FCC's To-Do List
News  |  9/26/2008
The Verizon-Alltel and Sprint-Clearwire mergers will be reviewed by the end of the year, the FCC said.
Visa To Bring Apps To Google's Android
News  |  9/26/2008
Visa will enable Android users to get near-real-time alerts on card activity, as well as get discounts and directions to merchants.
PG&E Finds Middle Path Between Oracle, SAP Products
News  |  9/26/2008
When it came to business process management, the power company needed a bridge between its reliance on Oracle databases and SAP applications.
FCC's Dilemma: Moving Sprint Away From Public Safety Nets
News  |  9/26/2008
Ever since the Nextel acquisition, plans to reallocate the 800-MHz spectrum have been bandied about so it doesn't interfere with bands used by public safety agencies.
Which Video Editing Program Should You(Tube) Use?
News  |  9/26/2008
Our software smackdown compares Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple iMovie, Pinnacle Studio, and Corel VideoStudio, with tips on the best package for creating your digital camcorder movie masterpiece.
China's iPhone 3G May Lack 3G And Wi-Fi
News  |  9/26/2008
The move may be a way for China Mobile to keep customers from unlocking the device and running it on rival China Telecom's W-CDMA 3G networks.
Google Ponders The Future Of The Internet
Commentary  |  9/26/2008
In a blog post on The Official Google Blog, Google's chief Internet evangelist lays out some thoughts on how the Internet will transform over the coming years. Essentially, he says that the Internet is a software artifact, and software provides for an endless frontier of possibilities.
Win Free Stuff! Business Contests From CDW, HP, Amazon Web Services, And More
Commentary  |  9/26/2008
The semiannual cycle of contests for small and midsize businesses is once again in full swing and businesses with the time and wherewithal to develop a worthy entry have a legitimate shot at scoring some attractive swag from BlackBerry Curves to IT infrastructure makeovers to $100,000.
Finally, Microsoft Blows Away Some Bloat
Commentary  |  9/25/2008
Every time Microsoft releases a new operating system, it's bigger and more bloated than the previous one. There's an inkling that Windows may have hit high tide with Vista, and the bloat will ebb when Windows 7 arrives. It would be a welcome change.
Google's Charity, At Your Expense
Commentary  |  9/25/2008
Google on Wednesday launched a contest to solicit ideas about how to help humanity. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but would-be contest participants should think carefully before acting selflessly.
Global IPTV: $19 Billion Market By 2012
News  |  9/25/2008
Driving the increase is growing consumer demand for video, as well as the entry of new content providers such as YouTube and Joost, according to a new Gartner survey.
Four Companies Secure $143 Million In Funding
Commentary  |  9/25/2008
Business loans may be hard to come by, but in the past three days, four emerging companies have revealed that they're receiving a total of $143 million in investment funding. Here's how Connectiva, Digg, MOD Systems, and OpTier plan to spend the money.
Oracle Unveils New Products, Then Drifts Into The Cloud
News  |  9/25/2008
Deal with Amazon means customers can subscribe to Oracle databases as a service.
Visa Bringing The Power Of Plastic To Android
Commentary  |  9/25/2008
Visa has committed to creating a financial application for the Android platform that will provide notifications, alerts, and other location-based services. Visa also is teaming up with Nokia to enable mobile payments.
Google's Larry Page Calls FCC White Space Test 'Rigged'
News  |  9/25/2008
The test back in August determined whether a prototype device for transmitting Internet traffic over the unused white space in the TV spectrum could interfere with microphones.
Apple Clamps Down On App Store Developers
News  |  9/25/2008
Apple has been criticized for being inconsistent in its rationale for rejecting applications or pulling ones that have already been approved.
T-Mobile Lifts Data Limit For G1
News  |  9/25/2008
The company backed off its plans to throttle G1 users who exceeded 1 GB of data a month.
FCC Mulls Public Safety Spectrum Price Drop
News  |  9/25/2008
The 700-MHz D Block of spectrum, which is used by police and firefighters, was originally priced at $1.3 billion.
Risk Management Failings Spur Big Financial IT Investments
News  |  9/25/2008
Some companies have increased their investments in risk management and the computing power needed to understand complicated risks since the downturn began.
MySpace Music Debuts To Rival iTunes
News  |  9/25/2008
Subscribers can stream music free or buy songs at MySpace Music through a partnership with Amazon.
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