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Content tagged with Analytics posted in May 2009
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HDMI Audio-Video Connector Gets Ethernet Support
News  |  5/29/2009  | 
Besides high-speed bidirectional communication, the connector will allow an Internet-enabled HDMI device to share its Internet connection with other HDMI devices without a separate cable.
Google Executive To Become Federal Deputy CTO
News  |  5/29/2009  | 
Andrew McLaughlin will find that he isn't the only ex-Google employee serving the Obama administration.
HP, IBM Tie As Global Server Market Hits 12-Year Low
News  |  5/29/2009  | 
Market conditions worsened across all geographic regions in the quarter, as customers of all types pulled back on spending, an IDC report shows.
ISS Expedition 20 Crew Complete After Arrival Of Soyuz
News  |  5/29/2009  | 
For the first time, all five international partner agencies are represented in orbit, NASA said.
Global CIO: Sam Palmisano's Grand Strategy For IBM Revealed In $5B Global Financing Plan
Commentary  |  5/29/2009  | 
The company is offering billions to help customers "mind the gap" until so-called stimulus money begins to flow around the globe. And it expects much of that funding will be used to purchase its very own products and services.
Verizon Makes BlackBerry Storm 4.7.0.148 Official
Commentary  |  5/29/2009  | 
Today Verizon Wireless said that it will offer an official firmware update for the BlackBerry Storm. Storm users can look for it on Sunday, May 31.
Scientists Celebrate Completion Of World's Largest Laser
News  |  5/29/2009  | 
The National Ignition Facility is capable of creating conditions similar to those that exist only in the cores of stars and inside nuclear weapons.
Telecom Magnate Carlos Slim's Rise To Power
News  |  5/29/2009  | 
The wealthy and powerful Slim, a mystery in American telecom circles, is revealed in a lengthy profile in The New Yorker.
Sprint: The Palm Pre Is All Ours...For 2009
Commentary  |  5/29/2009  | 
Sprint threw a cold bucket of reality on the pipe dreams of AT&T's Randall Stephenson and Verizon Wireless's Lowell McAdam. It verified that it will be the sole distributor of the Palm Pre "through 2009."
Users Want Virtual Desktops That Match Their Physical PCs
Commentary  |  5/29/2009  | 
Over the last two years, Intel commissioned a study on how companies were delivering virtualization to end users. It's one of the few indicators of where this confused segment is headed. Several approaches are still on the table, but the fastest growing one is where the virtual machine resides on the end user's PC.
Obama Announces White House Cybersecurity Position
News  |  5/29/2009  | 
Names that have been bandied about include acting White House cybersecurity chief Melissa Hathaway and Microsoft VP Scott Charney.
FCC To Examine Rural Broadband Needs
News  |  5/29/2009  | 
A new report indicates that there will be a multiplicity of solutions ranging from cable and DSL to satellite and broadband over power lines.
Motorola Switches Phone From Windows Mobile To Android
Commentary  |  5/29/2009  | 
According to BetaNews Motorola is switching a phone that was supposed to ship with Windows Mobile to Google's Android platform. Is this a cost issue or a marketing decision?
RIM CEO: SurePress Ain't Going Nowhere
Commentary  |  5/29/2009  | 
Most of the information we've seen about the BlackBerry Storm 2 clearly shows that the clicking SurePress screen of the original Storm is gone. Why, then, did Research In Motion's co-CEO Mike Lazaridis make a point of saying, "SurePress is here to stay"?
Dell Unveils Entertainment Laptop For Students
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
The Studio 14z is available with an optional 500-GB hard drive, enough to store up to 125,000 songs, 142,000 photos, or 133 DVD-quality movies.
Sony Ericsson Revamps Its Multimedia Phone Lineup
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
Three handsets with strong multimedia and gaming abilities including motion controls along with PlayStation 3 integration may help the company revive its sales.
Dell Profits Tumble As Customers Tighten Purse Strings
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
CEO Michael Dell does not offer a forecast for the current quarter, saying "indicators of global IT demand remain mixed."
AT&T, Verizon Racing To Rollout 4G Wireless
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
Super-high-speed LTE wireless infrastructure is expected to expand into mainstream networks in the next few years, analysts predict.
Palm Pre, iTunes To Sync, App Store Revealed
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
Programs from Fandango, Pandora, AP News, and other content makers will be available at the June 6 launch, Palm executives say.
Intel Tools Driving Multi-Core Chip Development
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
Parallel Studio is intended to work with Microsoft Visual Studio for development of Windows applications intended to run on servers with multicore CPUs.
Plastic Logic Demos Amazon Kindle Challenger
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
The e-book reader will have a touch screen for navigation and 3G connectivity to purchase books and magazines wirelessly.
Verizon To AT&T: We Will Crush Your LTE Network
Commentary  |  5/28/2009  | 
Not only did Verizon Wireless CEO Lowell McAdam talk about some upcoming devices for the network, he also took the opportunity to talk some serious smack about the quality of AT&T's network. Ouch!
Government Wrestles With Social Media Records Retention Policies
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
The National Archives is trying to navigate complex regulations that require capturing and storing all sorts of content in the age of social media, cloud computing, and seemingly endless storage.
Verizon Will Have Android, Pre, Storm 2
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
In a potential blow for Sprint Nextel, Verizon Wireless' CEO said the largest U.S. carrier will have the Palm Pre in about six months.
Verizon: Don't Leave Us Out! We're Going To Sell The Palm Pre, Too!
Commentary  |  5/28/2009  | 
This must be executive let-the-cat-out-of-the-bag week. This time it was Verizon's Lowell McAdam who let flap that he expects the company to offer not only the Palm Pre, but also the BlackBerry Storm 2 within the next six months. Bam!
'Green' Supercomputer Maker, SiCortex Closes Its Doors
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
The company reportedly sold at least 60 computers to universities and large corporations in 2008 and continued to log sales in 2009.
AT&T CEO: Data Volumes Are Challenging
Commentary  |  5/28/2009  | 
Walt Mossberg sat down with AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson to discuss primarily AT&T's wireless business. One of the most talked about subjects was the volume of data that was going over the 3G network, largely due to the popularity of the iPhone. Stephenson knows it is an issue and has plans to address it. Are the other carriers responding as well?
AT&T Wants To Offer Palm Pre
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
CEO Randall Stephenson says he wants to offer Palm's highly anticipated handset after the exclusive deal with Sprint runs out.
White House Launching Transparency Blog
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
In a nod to openness and citizen participation in government, the Obama administration also will open White House blogs to public comments.
HP, Cast Iron Offering SaaS Integration Appliances
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
HP's resellers will offer appliances for handling integration between SaaS and on-site applications, which remains one of the biggest hardships of SaaS deployments.
Google Expects 18 Android Phones This Year
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
Smartphone makers will be able to modify the Linux-based OS to have unique user interfaces and features, Google says.
Computer Group Objects To EC Browser Regulations
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
CompTIA says Europe's sanctions against Microsoft could damage the whole industry.
EMC To Acquire Configuresoft
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
Configuresoft products, which assist IT operations in maintaining continuous regulatory and security compliance, are used in EMC's server configuration solutions.
Palm Pre Gets The Hands-On Treatment
Commentary  |  5/28/2009  | 
Somehow The Boy Genius got his hands on a Palm Pre before any official review units were distributed and posted his first impressions. His first take? It's "plasticky" and the QWERTY keyboard is "really frustrating."
Big-Time Data Warehousing At Small-Biz Prices
Commentary  |  5/28/2009  | 
Open-source software gives smaller companies access to enterprise IT tools -- without paying enterprise IT prices. And no IT vendor illustrates this trend better than Kickfire.
Government Panel Calls For Privacy Policy Overhaul
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
Report to OMB outlines the creation of a chief privacy officer role and chief privacy officers at every federal agency that already has a CFO.
Shuttle Unveils VIA Nano-Based Mini-Desktop
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
Built primarily for browser-based tasks and for multimedia playback, the XS295 supports SATA storage and up to 4 GB of DDR2 system memory.
Google Firing Up Android Developers With Goodies
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
The search giant is looking to poach content creators away from competitors by offering new tools, application contests, and an open market for distributing apps.
Apple Offers Free iPod Touch To Mac-Buying Students
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
Apple also refreshes its entry-level white MacBook with a faster processor and more storage.
HP Expands Low-Priced Mini-Laptop Family
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
The consumer-centric Mini 110 is available with Windows XP or Linux, while the business-focused Mini 1101 gives buyers the choice of Windows XP Home, XP Pro, or Vista, each for less than $350.
Greylock Headquarters Moving To California
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
The company's decision to shift its venture capital headquarters from Boston to Silicon Valley is calling into question the Boston/Cambridge area's entrepreneurial spirit.
DTV Transition Test Inundates FCC With Calls
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
The FCC's soft test of the digital television conversion was a wake-up call for consumers who aren't prepared for the June 12 transition.
AT&T Boosts 3G Networks
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
The carrier will be spending nearly $18 billion to double the speed of its mobile data networks up to 7.2 Mbps.
Univ. North Carolina, IBM Team Up For Research, Personalized Care
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
Integration with IBM's technologies is expected to improve treatment of patients with diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and cystic fibrosis.
Apple Awaits Tax Break In Plans For $1 Billion Data Center
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
The company is eyeing North Carolina for an East Coast data center to serve its growing Internet operations.
Google Arms Developers With Free Phones, Web Tools
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
Google CEO Eric Schmidt heralds the maturation of the Internet application programming model as the fulfillment of a decades-old dream.
AT&T Chief Foresees The Palm Pre In Its Future
Commentary  |  5/27/2009  | 
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson may have let the cat out of the bag a little bit early on this one. In speaking at the All Things Digital conference, he noted that the company will sell the Palm Pre once Sprint's exclusivity runs out.
VMware Invests $20 Million In Terremark Cloud Services
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
The virtualization giant will own 5% of Terremark, which produces cloud and managed IT services for large companies and government agencies.
Good Technology Buys Intercasting
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
The acquisition will enable Good to offer a smartphone-like experience, with access to social networks, IM, and e-mail, for feature phones.
Mobile Browser Skyfire Hits 1.0
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
The release version of the mobile browser enables Windows Mobile and Symbian users to have a desktop-like experience while on the go.
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