News & Commentary
Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in November 2010
Page 1 / 7   >   >>
Yammer Raises $25M For Enterprise Social Networking
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
With the market for collaboration and social technologies in companies heating up, the social network will use the third round funding to triple its engineering team and increase sales operations.
Clicking Through Opera 11 Browser Beta
Slideshows  |  11/30/2010  | 
The Opera web browser, from Opera Software, has long been one of the most innovative browsers available, and has been the first to introduce many features that became common in all browsers, such as tabbed windows. With the recent released beta of Opera 11, the browser continues this tradition with several interesting new capabilities, including the ability to load plugins on demand within web pages. The Opera 11 beta also includes some features already found in other browsers, such as competing
Google Earth 6 Debuts
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
The latest update of Google's geo-software includes better Street View integration and 3D trees.
FCC To Free TV Spectrum For Mobile Broadband
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
To avert a "spectrum crisis," the federal agency has proposed incentive auctions to reallocate valuable airwave space from TV broadcast to mobile broadband use.
Google Buying Groupon, Report Claims
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
By acquiring Groupon, Google would strengthen its local commerce capabilities.
JPMorgan Gives Bankers iPads Ahead Of PlayBook Launch
Commentary  |  11/30/2010  | 
Before Research In Motion can bring its PlayBook enterprise tablet to market, JPMorgan is giving its investment bankers Apple's iPad to aid in their day-to-day duties.
Panasonic To Release Handheld Game Player
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
The Jungle gaming device will focus on online games and go up against offerings from Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft and Apple.
Cyber Monday Sales Jump 19%
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Online shopping gains broke records and put the retail sector on track to reach a predicted 11% growth over 2009.
Google Faces EU Antitrust Inquiry
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Investigators will be looking into claims that Google's business practices stifle competition.
Infinitec Unveils Infinite USB Memory Drive
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Dual Wi-Fi device streams files while letting a user maintain a connection to the Internet.
Level 3 Charges Comcast Fees Threaten Open Internet
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Dustup over Netflix transmission charges emerges as the FCC prepares to rule on net neutrality.
AMD Unwraps Linux Driver For Ontario Chip
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Linux distributions beginning next year will include support for the low-power Fusion processor.
White House Aligns Data Center Consolidation, Sustainability
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Office of Management and Budget and the Council on Environmental Quality will link infrastructure and carbon footprint reduction goals.
Verizon To Provide LTE Launch Details December 1
Commentary  |  11/30/2010  | 
Verizon Wireless announced that it will hold a press conference on December 1 to share specific details regarding its Long Term Evolution network launch.
Windows Phone 7 Modified To Run Custom Apps
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
ChevronWP7 eliminates the need for a $99 annual Microsoft developer registration, but critics argue the tool will increase application piracy.
BlackBerry App World Reaches 15,000 Apps
Commentary  |  11/30/2010  | 
Research In Motion has confirmed that its app store for BlackBerries has finally breached 15,000 applications.
Xbox Kinect Is Holiday Season's 'It' Gadget
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Supplies running low as consumers embrace Microsoft's hands-free gaming system.
Nintendo Scores Banner Black Friday
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
The video game maker sold a combined total of 1.5 million Wii and DS units during Thanksgiving week.
Windows Phone 7 Gets Visual Basic Boost
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
Microsoft's release will enable VB developers to create apps for its new smartphone operating system, but the tool has limits.
Apple's 'Kinected' Kitchen
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
A series of patent and patent application assignments reveal Apple's interest in appliance control systems that combine touch screens and Kinect-style object sensing.
Apple, Google, Microsoft Chided For 'Sneaky' Installations
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
Mozilla's Asa Dotzler urges the three companies to 'stop being evil.'
iPad, Smartphones Dragging Down PC Sales
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
Gartner lowers 2010 and 2011 forecasts for global PC shipments, as Apple and other tablets and smartphones cut into conventional computer shipments.
Government Seizes 82 Sites In Piracy Sweep
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
Joint effort between the Departments of Homeland Security and Justice shuts down peer-to-peer networks and sites allegedly selling counterfeit goods.
Mellanox To Acquire Voltaire For $218 Million
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
The firms will converge their data center connectivity products for linking servers, storage solutions, fabric switches, and related software.
GAO Criticizes HUD IT Modernization Efforts
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
The Department of Housing and Urban Development has not yet met requirements to justify appropriated funds, nor demonstrated management capabilities to complete eight in-progress projects.
Sharp Prepping Galapagos E-Reader Launch
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
Orders for the device will be taken starting Dec. 3, while the Tsutaya Galapagos e-bookstore will open Dec. 10 for the Japanese market.
Shoppers See Bargains In Flat Panel LED TVs
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
An oversupply has led to price decreases, and deals can be found among popular 32-inch and 40/42-inch sets.
Dev Team Preps 'Ultrasn0w' Unlock For iOS 4.2.1
Commentary  |  11/29/2010  | 
The iPhone Dev Team has prepared a new version of its redsn0w and ultrasn0w tools for iPhone hackers.
Toshiba Expands CT Radiology Line
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
Target CTA and Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction improve image quality while minimizing radiation dose.
Windows Phone Crushed By Android
Commentary  |  11/29/2010  | 
Microsoft has not shared sales figures for its newly launched Windows Phone 7 platform, but one retailer says Android is out-selling WP7 15 to 1.
Smartphone Users Not Brand Loyal - Except iPhone Users
Commentary  |  11/29/2010  | 
Apple iPhone users are far more loyal to their brand of choice than are users of any other smartphone platform.
Wealthier Americans Use Internet More
News  |  11/24/2010  | 
Pew Research study finds households earning $75,000 or more go online and use technology more often than their lower-income counterparts.
FCC Postpones Net Neutrality Vote
News  |  11/24/2010  | 
The delay of the early-December meeting sparks speculation the agency is mobilizing for a vote on the controversial issue of overseeing Internet access.
Methane Powered Laptops Could Arrive Soon
News  |  11/24/2010  | 
Harvard researchers develop platinum-free solid-oxide fuel cells, which could be reliable and cheap enough for mobile technology.
Facebook Gets Nod To Trademark 'Face'
News  |  11/24/2010  | 
By getting permission from U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Facebook moves closer to adding a legal weapon for protecting its name from upstart social networks.
White House Names Top Mobile Apps
News  |  11/24/2010  | 
Services for learning about NASA missions, finding government jobs, or the nearest U.S. embassy are among the administration's top picks.
Taiwanese Group Developing Thin, Flexible E-Reader Displays
News  |  11/24/2010  | 
The Industrial Technology Research Institute and AU Optronics are partnering to mass produce durable, paper-thin screens suitable for use in schools.
Apple I Nets $213,600 At Auction
News  |  11/24/2010  | 
Rare computer sells to Italian businessman Marco Boglione.
Skyfire Adds Facebook Integration To Android Mobile Browser
News  |  11/24/2010  | 
Social media focused app features easy video streaming, quick news feed access, and a simple way to "like" articles on any site.
Kids Want iPads
Commentary  |  11/24/2010  | 
Nielsen asked a bunch of kids want they are interested in acquiring at some point in the next six months. Thirty-one percent said the Apple iPad.
Young Adults Browse Via Mobile More Than Desktop
Commentary  |  11/24/2010  | 
Opera's latest State of the Mobile Web report indicated that young adults aged 18 to 27 spend more time browsing the Internet on their phone than on a traditional PC.
Asus Launches Notepad E-Reader
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
Asus's Eee Note EA800 combines an e-book reader with the ability to take notes and draw sketches on the device's touch screen.
Shoutlet Announces Facebook Storefront Tool
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
The Shop & Share application lets businesses create custom storefronts on FaceBook fan pages that incorporate social sharing options.
Quest Adds Hyper-V Support To vFoglight 6.5
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
The third-party tool for monitoring VMware environments can view and manage Microsoft's hypervisor and examine Exchange and Active Directory performance.
Acer To Release Android Tablets
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
Competing with Apple's iPad and shifting from netbooks, the PC maker next year will roll out two Android-based tablets and a Windows system.
RIM Kicks Kik Out Of App World
Commentary  |  11/23/2010  | 
Research In Motion said that award-winning Kik violated contractual obligations and pulled Kik's application from BlackBerry App World.
Will You Know Where Your Business Is If The Lights Go Out?
Commentary  |  11/23/2010  | 
A recent study pointed out that fear of downtime outranked data theft among consequences of a data breach or other intrusion. There's a reason for that ranking, and it extends far beyond breaches.
Emergency Department Integration Trumps Functionality
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
KLAS report shows only 69% of best-of-breed clients indicated their current system is part of their long-term plans.
iOS 4.3 To Include 'Daily' Newspaper App Code
Commentary  |  11/23/2010  | 
News Corp has confirmed that it is working with Apple to deliver an iPad-only digital newspaper called "The Daily." New reports suggest that Apple will need to perform a system update to make it work.
PeeWee PC Unveils Laptop For Children
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
The $599 Pivot 2.0 convertible tablet has a 10.1-inch rotating touch screen and comes with water-resistant keyboard, slip-resistant grips and security software.
Page 1 / 7   >   >>


Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Dec. 9, 2014
Apps will make or break the tablet as a work device, but don't shortchange critical factors related to hardware, security, peripherals, and integration.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
Join us for a roundup of the top stories on InformationWeek.com for the week of December 14, 2014. Be here for the show and for the incredible Friday Afternoon Conversation that runs beside the program.
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.