Google Seeks Allies Against Censorship
A new online transparency report shows which Google services are being blocked in different countries. Whether the U.S. will use this information to challenge censorship as a trade barrier remains to be seen.
Halo Reach Needs HDD For Co-op Play
"Hidden requirement" means gamers equipped with a lesser version of Xbox 360 may be disappointed, but Microsoft says it's working on a fix.
RIM Q2 Earnings Beat Expectations
BlackBerry smartphones in demand generally and the sales success of the BlackBerry Torch fueled a 45% increase in shipments for the quarter.
If Novell Is For Sale, VMware May Buy Its Expertise
The New York Post reported Sept. 15 that Novell was for sale and a deal in two parts was about to be consummated. The Wall Street Journal's Digital Network reported the next day that two of the companies involved in the talks are Attachmate and VMware. Might IBM be involved as well?
SCO Group To Sell Unix Business
After suing IBM and Novell in a failed attempt to gain control over Unix, SCO Group will now sell its Unix assets following bankruptcy court approval.
Review: IE9 May Be Best Version Yet
Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9, now in public beta, improves on previous versions of the browser, but most of the new features simply catch up to Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera.
15 Budget Busting Technology Projects
Large-scale information technology projects can balloon to inconceivable figures very quickly with endless revisions, change orders and delays pushing budgets into the stratosphere. Sometimes the cost of an IT project can be measured simply in dollars, but just as often these projects costly in other ways -- in reputation, for example. With government projects, it's easy to look at the budget and see how much it costs -- or at least how much it's supposed to cost. In the private sector, it's not
Acer, HTC, Avaya Joining Tablet Race
The iPad's success is driving many companies, including RIM, Nokia, and Samsung, to launch versions of the mobile device over the next six months.
19 Gadgets That Changed The World
Every so often, a device comes along that changes the way we live our daily lives and things are never the same again. With today's digital technology, such devices may come more frequently than in the past, but our list revolutionary gadgets extends back two centuries.
Why Eli Lilly Might Talk To More Than One Cloud Vendor
In a discussion on cloud computing at the InformationWeek 500 Conference, Eli Lilly CIO Michael Heim disclosed that his firm has explored options with BlueLock and Savvis. Eli Lilly thus far has been strongly identified as a marquis user of Amazon's EC2. Could it be about to switch? Probably not but there's reason to shop around.
Be Realistic About Cloud Standards
Standards are a funny thing. We all want them, rarely get them, and always seek more. It's pretty much a checklist item these days when it comes to cloud computing, but we could be in a bit of denial about the true value of standards.
RFID Tags' Range Boosted By Ductwork
Using building HVAC ducts can triple the range of wireless RFID tags, creating new possibilities for climate control, health and safety, security and other monitoring applications.
Google Buying Quiksee
The Israeli startup's technology should enhance Google's social capabilities in its map and location services.
Best Buy To Sell Amazon Kindle
With Barnes & Noble's Nook, Sony's Reader and Amazon's Kindle on its shelves, the nation's largest consumer electronics retailer is expected to be an important battle ground for e-reader supremacy.
Apple Allows Apps Translated From Flash
In a surprising about-face, Apple has removed many restrictions in its developer agreement and published guidelines about the kinds of apps it will accept and reject.