Ridiculous IT News: Fresh from Valley View
From Mitt Romney's use of Google+ hangouts to AT&T's slogan flip-flop, InformationWeek's Fritz Nelson shares his newest roundup of the funny and the ridiculous in tech news.
Samsung Galaxy Note: A Phone And Tablet In One
The Galaxy Note from Samsung, available in the U.S. only from AT&T, breaks new ground. It's not just a large phone with a big, beautiful screen like the Droid Razr. It adds a stylus that makes annotation and new application types possible.
Zynga Takes On Amazon In IaaS Game
Zynga will sell cloud infrastructure-as-a-service to other game makers who want a hosting platform. With this innovative play, Zynga just became Amazon's competitor.
American Well Revamps Telehealth Platform
Online Care 6.0 update adds conveniences for consumers and healthcare providers connecting outside the office; changes include support for smartphones and medical devices.
Finally, An iPad With A Keyboard!
If only iPads had keyboards, preferably built into a case. The ZAGGfolio Apple iPad 3 keyboard case is a good product, but iPad apps aren't designed to use a keyboard. Here's why.
CISPA Passes House: What's Next?
Cybersecurity information-sharing bill moves to the Senate, but civil liberty groups vow to continue fighting it tooth and nail.
Google Drive: Half-Baked Cloud, With Scary License
Google Drive is an improvement over Google Docs, but it's been released without many of the features that had promised to elevate it above other free consumer cloud services such as Dropbox. Further, this Google service attempts to create a new relationship with users, one that could threaten your privacy.
The Google Phone That Never Was
Evidence at the Oracle v. Google trial reveals what the original Google Phone prototype looked like, before Apple's iPhone moved the goal posts. Related Android revenue information is also enlightening.
LinkedIn iPad App: Plenty To Like
LinkedIn's new application for the Apple iPad serves as a hub for
business connections, news, and social networking in one slick, though not perfect, package.
Facebook Blesses Adobe Social Marketing Apps
Adobe earns credit for the way it makes use of Facebook APIs for Pages, Ads, Apps, and Insights, becoming the first company to win badges in all four areas of Facebook's Preferred Marketing Developer program.
NYC's New CIO Has Dual Role
Mayor Bloomberg adds "innovation" to the job of the city's top tech executive, but project management remains a priority.
The Great ICD-10 Debate: Healthcare Coding Transforms
Healthcare's move to ICD-10, an updated set of diagnosis and inpatient procedure codes, will affect everything from billing systems to medical records. After several delays, debate still rages on how to time the transition.