Google's Gmail Gets SMS Messaging
Google's implementation of computer-to-phone SMS includes a particularly helpful feature since it assigns the Gmail sender a persistent pseudo-phone number.
Dell, Facebook, And Google Join Dreamforce Love Fest
The number of technology vendors involved in Salesforce.com's Dreamforce conference next week is impressive. Salesforce is nowhere the size of Oracle or Microsoft, but it undoubtedly has a strong "partner ecosystem," as the vendors like to say. Michael Dell will be there, plus Google and Facebook execs, and many small software companies hawking their wares. So what's behind the rally behind Salesforce.com?
Mobile Gaming In Trouble, Nokia Says
The multibillion-dollar industry may be hurt by the economic slowdown, but Nokia still expects growth in certain segments, including the iPhone.
Apple Updates MobileMe
The company's wireless syncing service has been getting upgrades to improve mail, calendar, contacts, and overall performance, Apple said.
Is The Cloud The End Of Microsoft?
As InformationWeek covers Microsoft's revelations at its Professional Developer Conference this week, it's becoming clear that Microsoft's top brass know they aren't in the same business they were just a few years ago. So is this the transitive stage that spells the end of Microsoft's dominance of the software industry?
What Microsoft Didn't Say About Windows Azure
After hemming and hawing for months over its cloud strategy, Microsoft has finally unveiled Azure Services Platform, a set of hosted software services that, once available, can be used to build and run applications in the cloud. Microsoft's grand plan, however, leaves key questions unanswered.
Review: HTC G1 Android Phone
T-Mobile is expected to sell nearly half a million Google phones by year end. Does the first Android smartphone live up to the hype?
Google's Gmail Gets Gadgets
In October alone, Gmail gained emoticons for messages, Gmail for mobile version 2.0, canned responses, contact manager improvements, advanced IMAP controls, and Mail Goggles.
Clouds Are Forming: Are You Ready for the Storm?
Fellow TechWeb contributor Michael Biddick recently offered some great information on the cloud computing movement by taking a look at the factors that drive people to the clouds... While many IT leaders think the future is all about the clouds, many enterprises are slow to get off the bench.
Microsoft PDC Live Blog
Every few years, Microsoft hosts a big conference, the Professional Developers Conference, to announce the next versions of Windows and .Net, among other things. This year should be called the cloud PDC, and I'll be blogging about it in this post.
Oprah Endorses Amazon.com's Kindle
Winfrey's support could lead to more than just a sales boost. It could go a long way toward moving the e-book reader into the mainstream from just a niche market.
Where was Dave? In the Cloud
I'm back. After about six months of not writing for this site, I'm back to hit the issues... In this blog we'll be looking at all aspects of the value of computing delivered as a service. This includes the latest offerings around SaaS, of course, but will also include my usual punditry and vision around the exploding world of cloud computing.
Amazon: Deserving Of Wall Street's Punishment?
With four tech titans -- Amazon, EMC, Microsoft, and Sun -- hitting their 52-week lows on Thursday, Oct. 23, and a bunch of others coming awfully close, I wondered in my last post if we should have called it Tech Black Thursday. In fairness, I didn't bother to do the same scan on some of Wall Street's other recent and horrific days. So, Thursday may not have been unique. But, at least in the case of Amazo
Arista Networks Trademarks 'Cloud Networking'
Arista Networks made news with the appointments of Andy Bechtolsheim as chairman and chief development officer and Jayshree Ullal as president and CEO, along with a name change (from Arastra) and three new customers. Easily lost in all that was the little trademark symbol attached to "cloud networking," the term it's begun using to describe its thrust.
Amazon Adds Windows To Its Cloud Computing
The Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, or EC2, is now ready to run Windows and the Microsoft SQL Server database. Both Windows and SQL Server operation will be in beta mode, according to Jeff Barr, senior Web services evangelist.
Can Microsoft Innovate In A Web-Centric World?
For all its dominance, the company needs to find a way to prove to the public that it is indeed a masterful game-changer and part of that may come from shifting the way it invents itself.
Cloud Computing's Skeptics And Critics
We hear a lot from cloud computing's true believers, those who are convinced it's the next big thing in business technology. But, there are two sides to every story, and the naysayers are sounding off.
VC Funding Begins To Dry Up
Venture capital investment declined in the third quarter to the lowest level in almost two years, and funding to Internet companies plunged 36% in just one quarter. The much-anticipated slowdown in VC investment has begun.
Welcome To The Cloud. Please Place Your AMI (Whatzat?) Here
Does cloud computing sound like fun, something your department or business unit could do while waiting for IT to come up with that new system you requested two years ago? Why not make use of somebody else's computing infrastructure, especially if they're smart enough to figure out how to give you access to it?
InformationWeek Launches PlugIntoTheCloud.com
Is cloud computing the next major IT model? Or a rat's nest of security vulnerabilities, service outages, policy complexity, and vendor lock-in? The computer industry is split on The Cloud, with believers and skeptics arguing both sides. Now InformationWeek is diving -- skydiving -- into the fray.
Google Shares Rise On Strong 3Q Performance
Co-founder Sergey Brin said Google should benefit from the tough times as the company now indexes as much information every four hours as is contained in the Library of Congress.