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Google Extends Android Market To More Countries
News  |  9/30/2010
The number of nations from which developers may submit paid Android applications is now more than three times what it was a month ago.
HP Taps Ex-SAP Head Leo Apotheker As New CEO
News  |  9/30/2010
Leo Apotheker, who unexpectedly resigned as CEO of SAP in February, has been named to replace Mark Hurd.
Google Turns Phone Store Into Android Gallery
News  |  9/30/2010
The company's brief experiment in direct mobile phone sales has been revived as a showcase for Android devices sold by Google's partners
AT&T To Refresh GoPhone Plans
News  |  9/30/2010
In advance of the Windows 7 Phone launch, the carrier will introduce new unlimited talk and text options or unlimited talk and text with metered data use on Oct. 3.
Google Releases Plans For DIY Surround Video Booth
News  |  9/30/2010
Immersive video structures known as Liquid Galaxies can now be built by anyone with the necessary materials and technical skills.
15 Green Tech Innovations
Slideshows  |  9/30/2010
Cost-savings and energy efficiencies go hand-in-hand. The poor economy and a collective awareness of the finite resources available to the world are encouraging businesses to invest in green technologies. In fact, 60% of companies now have green criteria for their technology purchases, a Forrester Research study found. Cutting costs is the primary motivator, while real or anticipated regulatory issues and pressure from buyers also ranked high, the report said. Only 30% were driven by their desir
Trusted Outsiders Can Be Big Security Risks
Commentary  |  9/30/2010
Ever have a trusted salesperson, contractor or customer bring by a flash drive with a file by for you to view on one of your company's machines? Ever regret letting the outsider's drive inside your perimeter?
Cisco To Introduce Home Telepresence System
News  |  9/30/2010
A $600 video conferencing system that includes a video camera and a device to connect to a HD TV will reportedly be launched by the network equipment maker.
Google Street View Reaches Antarctica
News  |  9/30/2010
Street View imagery now includes places on all seven of the world's continents.
Oct. 11 Looks Legit For Windows Phone Launch
Commentary  |  9/30/2010
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft and AT&T will jointly announce the first three Windows Phone 7 devices -- made by HTC, LG and Samsung -- at an event in New York on October 11.
ADP Service Taps IBM Cast Iron Software
News  |  9/30/2010
Virtualized data integration makes the connection between cloud services and on-premise ERP systems.
Halo Reach Tops Xbox Live List
News  |  9/30/2010
First-person shooter pulls ahead of Modern Warfare 2 to grab top spot.
SMBs Set Sights On Collaboration Suites
Commentary  |  9/30/2010
The Age of the Suite is nigh. Up to now, point solutions for calendaring, document management, e-mail, and other collaborative tasks probably did the trick for most SMBs, but faced with an increasingly mobile work force and a geographically dispersed base of suppliers, partners, and customers, more and more small and midsize businesses are giving collaboration suites serious consideration.
Skype, Facebook Partnership Would Boost Both Firms
News  |  9/30/2010
VoIP firm trying to increase revenue-generating opportunities in advance of its IPO.
Samsung To Adopt Windows Phone 7
Commentary  |  9/30/2010
Samsung has announced that it will debut several new smartphones this year with Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 platform on board.
Zoho Integrates Business Apps With Gmail
News  |  9/30/2010
Available from the Google Apps Marketplace, Zoho has introduced contextual integration of its CRM, project and invoicing applications within Gmail messages.
LinkedIn Mines Twitter Streams
News  |  9/30/2010
Social network aims to help professionals glean relevant information from the massive volume of tweets.
Global CIO: Tibco Surges And CEO Flips Off IBM, Oracle, And SAP
Commentary  |  9/29/2010
Tibco's revenue is surging toward $1 billion because "20th-century" competitors like IBM, Oracle, and SAP "just don't have the goods," says CEO Vivek Ranadive.
Welcome To The New Microsoft
Commentary  |  9/29/2010
This has been a week full of surprises from Microsoft. They're doing things that the company historically has never done. What the heck is going on up in Redmond?
IBM, ADP Launch Cloud Tax Service For SMBs
News  |  9/29/2010
Online tax filing system will be integrated with small and medium business' enterprise resource planning sources.
Unsolicited Advice For Adobe, Apple, Google, and Microsoft
Commentary  |  9/29/2010
Adobe, you really need to get your act together. A person who knows you recently told me that you're shifting a number development jobs overseas and that some engineers are polishing their resumes in anticipation of the worst.
Borders Releases Kobo Wi-Fi Version
News  |  9/29/2010
Amazon's cheapest Kindle e-reader is on par in price and wireless support with Borders' new Wi-Fi version.
Appcelerator, FortiusOne Preview Geo-Analytics Platform
News  |  9/29/2010
App developers looking to leverage geo-oriented data in their software will soon have a new option.
Nintendo 3DS To Ship In March
News  |  9/29/2010
The portable 3D gaming device doesn't require us of special glasses and may help reverse a sales slump for the Wii console maker.
Lawson Says Suites Beat HR Point Solutions
News  |  9/29/2010
Talent management system upgrade supports flexible self-service role and task delegation.
U.S. Running Out Of IP Addresses
News  |  9/29/2010
IPv4 addresses are expected to run out by the end of 2011 due to the huge increase in mobile devices.
Google Predicts Advertising's Future
News  |  9/29/2010
Tomorrow's advertising will include more display advertising and more rich media content.
DoD Financial Systems $6.9 Billion Over Budget
News  |  9/29/2010
As much as 12 years behind schedule, Pentagon officials blame the military's complexity and say that meeting Congressional audit requirements by 2017 will increase costs even further.
White House Sets IPv6 Transition Deadlines
News  |  9/29/2010
Moving to the next-gen Internet protocol standard will support agency modernization efforts, said U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra.
Dell Speeds Up SMB Workgroup Printers
Commentary  |  9/29/2010
Dell has come out with two new low-end workgroup color laser printers for the SMB market with enhanced speeds, duplex options, and new technology.
Dell Unveils Compact SMB LED Color Printers
Commentary  |  9/29/2010
The new line of desktop color printers work like lasers, but their reliance on LEDs allows them to be smaller than lasers.
MetroPCS Intros LTE In Dallas
News  |  9/29/2010
Long-term evolution service plans priced at $55 or $60 a month, which includes voice calls, texting, and unlimited 4G web.
Microsoft Office For Mac To Ship Oct. 26
News  |  9/29/2010
Individual and family editions of the Apple desktop productivity suite can be preordered now.
RightScale Launches Cloud Package For Developers, Testers
News  |  9/28/2010
Front-end cloud management offerings expanded with server combinations for Java, PHP, Ruby, .Net software development.
Hulu Plus Coming To TiVo, Roku
News  |  9/28/2010
TiVo will make the premium online video service available to its Premiere digital video recorder subscribers, while Roku will offer it via its media player that streams web content to a digital TV.
Google Provides Kill Switch For Gmail Threading
News  |  9/28/2010
Conversation View, a feature that set Gmail apart from Hotmail and Yahoo Mail, soon will be optional.
News Sites, Searches May Be Riskier Than Porn
Commentary  |  9/28/2010
Steer clear of gambling, porn and other known risky sites and related searches and you and your employees -- and your business -- are safer, right? Not according to a new Websense study which found that leading news and pop culture sites, and hot-trend search terms may be more dangerous than some of the ones you're steering clear of.
AOL To Buy TechCrunch
News  |  9/28/2010
The acquisition adds Michael Arrington's influential tech-focused blog network to AOL's growing stable of professionally created content sources.
Helping SMBs Gauge Social Media Marketing Reach
Commentary  |  9/28/2010
Small businesses have yet another tool at their disposal to leverage social media. This one, called Social Stats, allows users to see at a glance where their e-mail marketing messages have been shared socially, with what frequency, and to what degree of success.
IT Vendors Slow To Adopt Social Media
News  |  9/28/2010
Amazon Consulting reports that only one-third of IT vendors are using social media as part of their marketing and partner communications strategies.
Web 2.0 Expo: Flash, HTML 5 Converging
News  |  9/28/2010
The competing Web technologies have sparked an Internet cold war, but a detente could be on the horizon as capabilities merge.
Global CIO: HP Pressure-Cooker: The Top 5 Priorities For Tuesday's Call
Commentary  |  9/28/2010
While analysts have lots of probing questions for today's call with HP, here are the make-or-break topics: analytics, cloud, mobile, data centers, and who's the new CEO.
Twitter Halts Vulgar Malware Attack
News  |  9/28/2010
Offensive tweets about goats hijacked user accounts using cross-site request forgery.
Virtualization Is The Future For Servers, Says Gartner
Commentary  |  9/28/2010
Users adopt virtualization to save money, but then find more and more uses for it.
State of Minnesota Moves To Microsoft's Cloud
News  |  9/28/2010
More than 30,000 employees will migrate to services-based e-mail and collaboration.
Ariba Brings Procurement, Contract Management Solutions To Midmarket
Commentary  |  9/28/2010
The new StartSourcing and StartContracts offerings aim to make Ariba's "Commerce Cloud" suite of enterprise-oriented B2B solutions available to small and midsize businesses.
Global CIO: IBM Turns Guns On Cisco With Acquisition Of Blade Network
Commentary  |  9/27/2010
IBM adds Blade Network's innovative technologies and in-Cisco's-face competitiveness to IBM's expanding ambitions in networking and the data center.
Anti Piracy Law Firm Emails Leaked Via BitTorrent
News  |  9/27/2010
Piracy activists posted an internal email database of anti-piracy legal firm ACS:Law to The Pirate Bay.
My Wish List For Online Backup, Computing Solutions
Commentary  |  9/27/2010
Current cloud and web backup and continuity could be even more useful, here's my shopping list for mashups, combos and other provisioning against IT mishaps.
Segway Company Owner Dies In Scooter Accident
News  |  9/27/2010
Jimi Heselden is remembered for his philanthropy and for the role of his company played protecting British and coalition soldiers.
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