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Mobile Apps See Rising Demand
News  |  9/9/2010  | 
Games, social networking, maps are top software categories for users of iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry devices, finds Nielsen.
Microsoft Announces $400 Xbox Kinect Bundle
News  |  9/8/2010  | 
The bundle will include the Xbox 360 250GB video-game console with built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi, the Kinect motion sensor and the Kinect Adventures game.
Mozilla Updates Firefox 4 Beta
News  |  9/8/2010  | 
Firefox 4 Beta 5 features improved graphics and sound support.
Google Instant Makes Search Psychic
News  |  9/8/2010  | 
The company's accelerated search service represents a 'quantum leap' in search, according to VP of search products and user experience Marissa Mayer.
Gov 2.0 Summit: Labor CFO Discusses Cloud Pitfalls
News  |  9/8/2010  | 
If the Department of Labor had to move its financial systems to the cloud all over again, it would plan better, says the agency's CFO.
Facebook Wannabe Intros Chatter Mobile
News  |  9/8/2010  | 
Collaboration app for iPad, iPhone, RIM and Android will let CRM users follow sales opportunities, customers, service issues and colleagues.
gWallet Intros Mobile App Advertising Platform
News  |  9/8/2010  | 
Partnership with Mobclix helps developers monetize games and other software by delivering targeted ads to iPhones, Androids, and other smartphones.
Global CIO: In Hurd's Wake, An Ugly Ending For Oracle's Charles Phillips
Commentary  |  9/7/2010  | 
Larry Ellison's farewell rationale for Phillips' awkward departure just doesn't add up. And I think Mark Hurd better watch his back.
Google TV Goes Worldwide In 2011
News  |  9/7/2010  | 
With the U.S. launch of Google TV fast approaching, Samsung is mulling whether to jump onto the Android bandwagon.
Global CIO: Resurrecting Mark Hurd: Larry Ellison's War With IBM
Commentary  |  9/7/2010  | 
One month after resigning in disgrace from HP, Hurd joins Ellison's pursuit of IBM. Here are Hurd's top 10 challenges.
Global CIO: Larry Ellison And Mark Hurd: The Job Interview
Commentary  |  9/6/2010  | 
A fly on the wall overhears the final stages of Ellison's conversation with Hurd to have the former HP CEO join Oracle as President of Systems.
Apple iTunes Ping Draws Spam, Complaints
News  |  9/3/2010  | 
iTunes users in Apple's support forum say they're downgrading back to iTunes 9.2.1.
A Bolder, Brassier VMware Emerges From The Cloud
Commentary  |  9/3/2010  | 
Around the breakfast table at VMworld, attendees from places like Calgary, Little Rock and Charleston, S.C., remarked on how Ubuntu, Microsoft and Red Hat were barely visible at the show this year. Microsoft had a little booth I never succeeded in spotting; Red Hat had a 10-by-10 on the perimeter. It all suddenly seemed so obvious.
Accenture Inks Health IT Deal With Stanford
News  |  9/3/2010  | 
Stanford Hospital & Clinics will migrate to Accenture's virtualization offering, which will be a key component of the hospital's technology infrastructure.
Ubuntu 10.10 Linux Released To Beta
News  |  9/3/2010  | 
Distribution, codenamed Maverick Meerkat, speeds boot time, enhances cloud integration.
Inventors Demo Ubiquitous, Hands Free Interfaces
News  |  9/2/2010  | 
The VMworld closing general session in San Francisco showcased potential advances in the user interface that may allow more direct interaction with computer systems.
HP Wins 3PAR Bidding War At $33
News  |  9/2/2010  | 
Dell submitted a renewed offer that included a sweetened termination bid approaching $100 million, but 3PAR declined to accept it, clearing the way for HP to acquire the storage company for more than $2.3 billion.
Sony Intros Qriocity Media Streaming Service
News  |  9/2/2010  | 
Cloud-based video and music service will challenge Apple's iTunes Store when it launches in Europe this fall.
HP, Hynix To Collaborate On Memristor Memory Technology
News  |  9/1/2010  | 
Resistive Random Access Memory, or ReRAM, is non-volatile memory with lower power consumption and much greater storage capacity than the Flash memory used in mobile phones and MP3 players today.
Web 2.0 Expo: The Power of Platforms
News  |  9/1/2010  | 
In 2009, Google said the Web had won; in 2010, it's clear that the Web is only one platform among many. Web 2.0 Expo New York will take place September 27 through 30 at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers.
Metal Manufacture Breakthrough Promises Transformer Objects
News  |  9/1/2010  | 
A novel manufacturing process for shape-memory alloys could bring shape-shifting jewelery and transforming stents.
Sony Refreshes Electronic Readers, Hikes Prices
News  |  9/1/2010  | 
Amazon's Kindle, Border's Kobo and Barnes & Noble's Nook are competing fiercely on price, but Sony is touting more responsive touch-screens and higher quality digital paper displays that warrant higher costs.
VMware Launches Cloud Application Development Platform
News  |  9/1/2010  | 
The Spring Framework has been expanded into a cloud application development platform capable of producing Java applications optimized to run in VMware virtual machines on a cloud cluster.
Google Releases SketchUp 8
News  |  9/1/2010  | 
The latest version of Google's modeling software offers improved tools to amateur and professional 3D artists alike.
Google Sued Over Nexus One Troubles
News  |  9/1/2010  | 
A Nexus One owner claims Google made misleading claims about the phone's 3G capabilities and failed to provide adequate support.
Study Clarifies Government's Social Media Record Requirements
News  |  9/1/2010  | 
The National Archives and Records Administration is looking to remove hurdles that have held up adoption of Web 2.0 in government by clarifying its policies.
Electronic Arts Launches Madden NFL Game On Facebook
News  |  9/1/2010  | 
Social media version of the popular video game developed by Playfish, which EA acquired in 2009.
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