IBM To Furnish Cloud Computing To Ho Chi Minh City
IBM has already established cloud computing centers in the Chinese cities of Dongying and Wuxi. In the former, the cloud will serve as a "smarter city" platform for development of services. In Wuxi, it will serve as a collective platform for software development. Now it's on to Ho Chi Minh City.
Twitter Founder Wants To Pay With iPhone
Jack Dorsey, the co-founder of that little thing called Twitter, is showing off his latest project, and Square is trying to turn iPhones into a mobile payment hub for merchants. It's a very interesting idea, but, like Twitter, I'm wondering how it's going to make real money.
Motorola's CLIQ Improves With New Software Update
Some good news for users of the Motorola CLIQ. Motorola is offering a system update for the device that makes some major improvements in battery life, screen accuracy and accelerometer accuracy. Too bad the CLIQ is stuck on Android 1.5, though.
IT Hiring To Increase Next Quarter
A 3% increase in IT staffing is forecast for early 2010, with traditional jobs in networking, security, and application development most in demand.
FCC To Catalog White Space Spectrum
The federal agency is requiring white-space devices to be able to check an online database that identifies which spectrum is available in a given market.
IT Is 'Pillar' Of White House Healthcare Strategy
Healthcare IT adoption is one of four pillars on which the Obama administration is basing its healthcare strategy, and is key to containing costs, administration healthcare officials said. Healthcare IT should be combined with a budget-neutral healthcare reform bill, establishing a Medicare Commission to improve quality, and an excise tax on expensive private healthcare plans, all of which are included in the Senate healthcare reform bill.
Clearwire Network Reaches 30 Million Users
Clearwire has been the lone wireless carrier driving the WiMAX deployment. After a few snafus, the carrier seems to be gaining some traction and is expanding its services reach in Hawaii, Illinois, North Carolina, Texas, and Washington.
Turn Content Challenges Into Opportunities
There are many parallels between business intelligence and enterprise content management... But there is one key difference that has kept BI in the limelight while content management has often languished on IT to-do lists.
New Ransomware Attack Underway
Security researchers at CA have found a new so-called "ransomware" attack underway. There are many things you can say about malware writers. Most of it would be NSFW. But you can't say they don't work hard at what they do.
Video Calling Now Possible With iPhone
Video calling is one of those features that has the "neat-o" effect on people. It's fairly common in some European markets, but has yet to make much of an impact in the U.S. Perhaps the newest version of fring for the iPhone will change that, as it allows one-way video sharing from the iPhone to another device running either fring or Skype.
Got An App? Make It A PortableApp
Readers of this blog know I'm a fan of the PortableApps.com suite of open source programs. Now, its curators have made it that much easier to take your app -- freeware or open source -- and make it a PortableApp.
Motorola Might Sell 1M Droids By Year's End
Neither Verizon Wireless nor Motorola have reported official sales figures for the Droid smartphone, but estimates place current sales between 700,000 and 800,000. That makes reaching the one million units sold milestone (pun intended) within Motorola's grasp.
Sun Trying To Snatch HP Customers
Looking to show that turnabout is very fair play, Sun has launched a campaign to snatch customers from HP with a "no-risk migration assessment" aimed at HP enterprise users who "are facing higher support costs, performance and availability issues, and loss of ISV support for critical business applications."
Black Friday Boosted By Mobile Phones
Black Friday in the US was boosted by mobile phones, but perhaps not in the way you think. Yes, there were definitely some good deals on mobile phones, but I'm talking about people using mobile phones to hone in on good deals and even complete some purchases.