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Employees Willing To Steal Data; Companies On The Alert
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
Separate studies offer a scary glimpse into the minds of employees, management
Barnes & Noble Struggles To Fill Nook Demand
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
Barnes & Noble hopes to deliver the e-book reader in time for Christmas to everyone who ordered before Nov. 20. But they're not making any promises.
Survey: Android Developers Unhappy
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
Some Android developers are frustrated with low application download volumes, poor marketplace design, and problems with Google Checkout.
Large Hadron Collider Breaks Energy Record
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
The physics community is excited to see CERN's particle accelerator up and running again.
AT&T, LG Intro 1 GHz Smartphone
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
The eXpo is the first major U.S. smartphone to feature a 1-GHz processor, an integrated mobile projector, and a fingerprint sensor.
Dell Dabbles With Chrome OS
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
Owners of Dell Mini 10v netbooks can now try a version of Google's Chrome OS for themselves.
Gartner Sees Stabilization In Server Market
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
Server shipments and revenue increased significantly in the third quarter from the previous quarter.
RIM Updates BlackBerry Server, Media Software
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
The BlackBerry maker added multiple features to its BlackBerry Enterprise Server and Media Sync software.
Amazon Boasts Record Kindle Sales
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
The e-reader is the best-selling product across all categories on Amazon.
Lenovo Buys Back Mobile Unit
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
The company will spend about $200 million to get its mobile phone unit back in order to focus on mobile Internet devices.
Ericsson To Buy Nortel GSM Unit For $70 Million
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
Nortel's European and Taiwanese GSM and GSM-R operations will go to Kapsch CarrierCom.
Government CIOs Must Focus On Results, Not Data Centers
Commentary  |  11/30/2009  | 
Data center proliferation entails unacceptable cost and risk, says the former CIO of the U.S. Postal Service. With cloud computing as an option, it's time to pursue a more sustainable strategy.
Infineon, Nokia Collaborating On LTE Chips
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
The companies are working to ensure that Infineon's processors work with Nokia's 4G modems.
Top Resources To Save Big On Cyber Monday
Commentary  |  11/29/2009  | 
I am ashamed to admit it but I am a deal hunter. I'd like to share my top resources so you can save actual money on Cyber Monday.
Give Thanks For Low Tech
Commentary  |  11/27/2009  | 
As families and friends gathered across our great country yesterday, we were celebrating the merits of low tech. I think it should teach us something about how we conceive, build, and deliver any tech.
Apple Accepts PhoneGap For iPhone Development
News  |  11/25/2009  | 
Cross-platform mobile development is getting easier, thanks to frameworks that leverage Web technology.
Apple Seeks Permanent Halt To Psystar Mac Clones
News  |  11/25/2009  | 
The requested injunction would prohibit Psystar from selling Mac knock offs, which a federal court has already ruled violate Apple's copyright.
AOL Has A New Logo!
Commentary  |  11/25/2009  | 
AOL is offering up a tantalizing taste of its post-Time Warner business strategy: a new brand identity, which it plans to formally introduce when it lists on the NYSE on December 10.
Sprint Gets Nod To Buy iPCS
News  |  11/25/2009  | 
Federal and state approval of the $831 million deal removes all but one hurdle toward finalizing the acquisition.
FCC Chair Wants More Broadband
News  |  11/25/2009  | 
A 10% increase in broadband availability means a 1.2 to 1.5 point increase in GDP, Federal Communications Commission Chair Julius Genachowski says.
Gartner: Data Center Problems Ahead
News  |  11/25/2009  | 
Energy, staffing, and hardware costs lead the list of worsening challenges facing data center managers, research firm says.
Apple Sues To Stop Power Adapter Knock Offs
News  |  11/25/2009  | 
A lawsuit filed on Monday charges a California-based company with copying a patented Apple design.
Practical Analysis: Smartphones -- Passion To Profit And Productivity
Commentary  |  11/25/2009  | 
Mobile apps are hard to support, they're a new development discipline, and they have a squishy ROI--but they can't be ignored.
Amazon Boosts Kindle Features
News  |  11/24/2009  | 
The market-leading e-book reader is getting PDF support and longer battery life.
Google, TiVo Partner For TV Data
News  |  11/24/2009  | 
TV advertisers can look forward to a deeper understanding of how TiVo viewers receive their ads.
Qualcomm Antitrust Case Dropped
News  |  11/24/2009  | 
The European Commission has withdrawn its regulatory proceeding against the mobile equipment maker.
Chip Market Decline Less Than Expected
News  |  11/24/2009  | 
Semiconductor revenue plunged more than $32 billion this year, but iSuppli said it could have been much worse.
Microsoft Lands UK Cloud Deal
News  |  11/24/2009  | 
CSC will support 30,000 U.K. postal service employees using cloud versions of Exchange and SharePoint.
PC Shipments Up, Revenue Down In 2009
News  |  11/24/2009  | 
Gartner had predicted a 2% decline in PC shipments, but instead reports a 2.8% increase from 2008.
Black Friday FOR SMBs, Not Just BY SMBs?
Commentary  |  11/24/2009  | 
Typically, Black Friday is a sales event where companies offer big discounts to consumers to spur sales the day after Thanksgiving. But in today's economy (ITE) companies are also pushing Black Friday to their SMB customers.
Microsoft Bing Cashback Not Always A Bargain
News  |  11/23/2009  | 
Microsoft's search rebate program inflates some prices for online shoppers, claims a competitor.
Google Buys Ad Start-Up Teracent
News  |  11/23/2009  | 
Teracent's technology will help Google automate display ad design and delivery.
Full Nelson: Video: San Francisco Goes Open, Transparent
Commentary  |  11/23/2009  | 
An interview with the city’s mayor and IT principals about and its groundbreaking applications
Apple Defends App Store Approval Process
News  |  11/23/2009  | 
The company said its App Store approval process makes sure Apple's platform has high-quality products.
AT&T, LG Launch 3G Netbook
News  |  11/23/2009  | 
The subsidized netbook will be powered by Windows XP and requires a $60 monthly data plan from AT&T.
Verizon Nabs Omnia II Smartphone
News  |  11/23/2009  | 
Samsung's Omnia II is powered by Windows Mobile 6.5; it packs a large touchscreen, Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth, and corporate mail and calendar features.
Ciena Wins Nortel Units
News  |  11/23/2009  | 
Nokia Siemens Networks was outbid by Ciena's $769 million offer for Nortel's Optical Networking and Carrier Ethernet units.
Does Ellen Following Me Mean Twitter's A Fad?
Commentary  |  11/22/2009  | 
Earlier this month talk-show host Ellen began following me (and other tech people) on Twitter. Did her move display something more than just a simple follow?
Repurposing Quack Science
Commentary  |  11/21/2009  | 
CERN's Large Hadron Collider ("LHC") restarted this morning without a hitch, after a year of kludgy delays and nutty rumors that time travelers had sabotaged it. It's time to ratchet up the quack science.
Chrome OS: There Will Be Local Storage
News  |  11/20/2009  | 
Despite what Google says, not all data will be in the cloud.
Motorola Buys RadioFrame's iDEN Business
News  |  11/20/2009  | 
The acquisition will enhance its push-to-talk technology delivered over an integrated Digital Enhanced Network, Motorola says.
U.S. Cellular Offers Mobile Plan Notifications
News  |  11/20/2009  | 
Wireless plan customers nearing their limits on minutes or text messages can opt to receive notification from the carrier via SMS.
Nokia Sees Enterprise Demand For Netbook
News  |  11/20/2009  | 
The Booklet 3G's embedded mobile broadband and long battery life are attracting mobile professionals, not the mass market it had aimed for, Nokia says.
Telepresence Acquisitions Booming
News  |  11/20/2009  | 
Videoconferencing firms BT, Polycom, Logitech, LifeSize Communications, Cisco, and Tandberg all have either made deals or are in negotiations.
Air Force To Expand PlayStation-Based Supercomputer
News  |  11/20/2009  | 
The cluster of PlayStation 3 consoles is already being used for research into high-def video processing and systems with brain-like properties.
SAN Vs. NAS: From No Contest To Fair Fight?
Commentary  |  11/20/2009  | 
Today, there are still vast differences between NAS and SAN technology. According to one expert, however, that gap may be closing quickly.
Ballmer Says Windows 7 Is Microsoft's Best OS Ever
News  |  11/20/2009  | 
The recently launched operating system is building market momentum as PC users upgrade from Vista, Microsoft's CEO says.
First LTE Data Call Made On Live Net
News  |  11/20/2009  | 
Alcatel-Lucent's live call is the latest in a series of Long Term Evolution tests and trials in preparation for the launch of LTE.
Remote Monitoring Yields Healthier Patients
News  |  11/19/2009  | 
Nursing service uses wireless devices to monitor homebound patients and get data to doctors faster, reducing hospitalizations by more than 50%.
Google Chrome OS Depends On Hardware Partners
News  |  11/19/2009  | 
Despite its focus on the Web -- a platform with proven appeal -- Chrome OS will also need compelling hardware to compete against Apple's anticipated tablet and Windows netbooks.
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