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Ridiculous IT News: Fresh from Valley View
News  |  4/30/2012  | 
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.
What DataSift Customer Sentiment Analysis Shows
News  |  4/30/2012  | 
In this video chat from our latest episode of Valley View, we talk with DataSift CEO Rob Bailey about what differentiates his customer sentiment analysis tools.
Samsung Galaxy Note: A Phone And Tablet In One
News  |  4/30/2012  | 
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.
Woz Digs Windows Phone, But LG Doesn't
Commentary  |  4/30/2012  | 
Apple's co-founder gives the Lumia 900 Windows Phone a public display of affection, while LG halts efforts to bring new Windows Phones to market.
American Well Revamps Telehealth Platform
News  |  4/30/2012  | 
Online Care 6.0 update adds conveniences for consumers and healthcare providers connecting outside the office; changes include support for smartphones and medical devices.
Mobile Threats Are Increasing But Are Still Nothing Compared To PC Crime
News  |  4/30/2012  | 
The latest Symantec Internet Security Threat Report describes a dangerous world where threats involving mobile computing, such as identity theft and malware, are increasing, but still a small minority of the total.
Amazon's 7 Cloud Promises: Hype Vs. Reality
Slideshows  |  4/30/2012  | 
Amazon says cloud computing is an indispensable enabler of seven important computing transformations. We hype-test the promises with a few reality checks.
ARM: Why Virtualization Belongs In Smartphone Hardware
News  |  4/30/2012  | 
ARM's lead mobile strategist explains why virtualization is such an important trend for smartphones, and how ARM's Cortext-A15 fits in. See our video coverage.
Busting Through The Federal IT Budget Ceiling
Commentary  |  4/30/2012  | 
Federal agencies in lean startup mode? It's one of the ideas being floated as government CIOs look for ways to deliver new technologies and services despite flat IT spending.
5 Tips For Handling Complaints On Social Media
News  |  4/30/2012  | 
Here's advice on how small and midsize businesses can handle negative customer feedback on social platforms without becoming overwhelmed.
Finally, An iPad With A Keyboard!
News  |  4/29/2012  | 
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.
Your iPhone Will Now Self-Destruct
News  |  4/29/2012  | 
It's not for real, but it is amusing. What would Ethan Hunt of Mission Impossible's iPhone look like?
Oracle, Google Trial: Who Wins Round One?
Commentary  |  4/27/2012  | 
In the first phase of the case, concerning copyrights, Google's arguments have been more compelling than Oracle's, to date. Patent testimony is still to come.
Population Health Management Requires Better IT Tools
News  |  4/27/2012  | 
Today's electronic health records don't include enough information or interoperability to enable population health management, according to Institute for Health Technology Transformation report.
Army Seeks Gloves For Battlefield Smartphones
News  |  4/27/2012  | 
Special gloves must be flexible enough for touchscreens, but also tough enough to withstand the rigors of combat.
6 Ways To Turn Your iPad Into A Laptop
News  |  4/27/2012  | 
Apple says it won't make tablet-laptop hybrids, but these add-on products will turn your iPad into a work-friendly machine.
FTC Hires Attorney, Eyes Google Search: What's Next?
News  |  4/27/2012  | 
Despite Google's mantra, "competition is only a click away", FTC hires lawyer to head antitrust investigation of Google's search advertising business. This pressures Google to make concessions.
BlackBerry World: 5 Changes RIM Users Must See
Commentary  |  4/27/2012  | 
Research In Motion's developer and partner conference gets underway April 30. Here's what RIM needs to show everyone to silence the BlackBerry naysayers and doomspellers.
How To Protect The Big Data Archive
Commentary  |  4/27/2012  | 
Your big data disaster recovery strategy must consider size, cost, and the unpredictable, but inevitable, need to access old data.
Google Drive: 10 Alternatives To See
Slideshows  |  4/27/2012  | 
Dropbox, Box, iCloud, and now, Google Drive, have the most familiar names. But many alternative services satisfy a variety of storage, backup, and file-sharing needs.
Samsung Steals Nokia's Mobile Crown
News  |  4/27/2012  | 
Samsung's first quarter results put it ahead of Nokia, but research firms disagree whether it regained the smartphone lead from Apple.
Zynga, Proton Media DataSift & ARM on Valley View
Zynga, Proton Media DataSift & ARM on Valley View
InformationWeek Videos  |  4/27/2012  | 
Mobile, Social Analytics, Collaboration, and Cloud just happen to be the hottest topics in technology, and the subjects of the April 24 episode of our monthly, live web show Valley View, featuring ARM, DataSift, Proton Media, Zynga, and more!
Why Apple Will Never Equal Sony
Commentary  |  4/26/2012  | 
Is Apple destined to decline, as Forrester's CEO has predicted? If so, it won't be due to the absence of Steve Jobs.
The Google Phone That Never Was
News  |  4/26/2012  | 
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.
Walgreens Launches 'Find A Pharmacist' Online Directory
News  |  4/26/2012  | 
Walgreens lets consumers check pharmacists' training and languages spoken, and also make pharmacy appointments.
6 Reasons iPad Hybrid Tablets Are Inevitable
Commentary  |  4/26/2012  | 
Apple's chief executive says he won't consider an iPad that transforms into a laptop. Here's why he may not have any choice in the matter.
LinkedIn iPad App: Plenty To Like
News  |  4/26/2012  | 
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.
Skype Has A Future In The Enterprise
Commentary  |  4/26/2012  | 
Skype is one of those consumer technologies that IT hates and tries to banish, but it's probably too late for that. There is a good consumerization-of-IT case to be made for Skype, even in use with professional unified communications products, such as Microsoft Lync.
Skype For Windows Phone: Hands-On First Look
News  |  4/26/2012  | 
Microsoft has finally released Skype for Windows Phone. See what InformationWeek's Eric Zeman had to say about it after taking it for a spin on his Nokia Lumia 800.
IaaS A Bad Deal? Not So Fast
Commentary  |  4/26/2012  | 
The calculation as to whether infrastructure services make sense involves more than just sunk data center costs.
5-Step IaaS Migration Plan
News  |  4/26/2012  | 
SMBs have saved big buying complex software on a subscription model. Here's how to determine if infrastructure services can pay off, too.
Which Social Network Makes The Most Business Sense?
News  |  4/26/2012  | 
Facebook? Twitter? Google+? Pinterest? Here's how to ensure you dedicate resources to the right platforms for your business.
Microsoft Preps Spotify-Like Music Service
News  |  4/26/2012  | 
Streaming music service called "Woodstock" would replace Zune-branded services, according to published report.
Former Nokia Exec Slams Elop And Windows Phone
Commentary  |  4/26/2012  | 
Former Nokia senior executive says CEO has wrecked the company with his choice to adopt Windows Phone.
Facebook Blesses Adobe Social Marketing Apps
News  |  4/26/2012  | 
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.
Apple iOS 6 Wishlist: 10 Features We Want
News  |  4/25/2012  | 
If iOS 6 is discussed at Apple's sold-out developer conference, here's what we want to hear.
Communications Outsourcing: How To Prep For Success
News  |  4/25/2012  | 
When outsourcing management of communications networks, poor prep work can do in the project. Here's advice on SLAs and related keys to success.
How Mobile, Cloud, Are Transforming Healthcare
Commentary  |  4/25/2012  | 
Spurred by a combination of government incentives and aging technology, healthcare is entering an IT renaissance with mobile and cloud technologies at the center.
Facebook Phone: 4 Reasons Why It's Crazy
Commentary  |  4/25/2012  | 
Reports of the fabled "Facebook Phone" have resurfaced, this time linking HTC to the social network. Here's why you shouldn't believe them.
Apple CEO: Hybrid Tablets Doomed
News  |  4/25/2012  | 
Without naming rival Windows 8 tablets specifically, Tim Cook says convertible laptop-tablet systems are kludgy compromises that will please no one. Microsoft and its tablet partners disagree.
Google Drive Shows 'Bring Your Own Cloud' Has Arrived
Commentary  |  4/25/2012  | 
I'm using two consumer cloud services, one enterprise cloud service, and two conventional software packages to get you this column. Am I insane, or is this just how everyone works?
Apple's Cook Won't Find Peace From Competitors
Commentary  |  4/25/2012  | 
Apple CEO Tim Cook said he doesn't want Apple to be "the developer for the world." As the market leader, however, that's exactly the position in which Apple has put itself.
Google Drive Arrives, At Last
News  |  4/24/2012  | 
Google Drive will duel with the likes of Dropbox and Box for the right to be your file sharing service in the cloud.
Philips, Vidyo Partner To Extend Telehealth
News  |  4/24/2012  | 
Collaboration aims to expand telemedicine services into specialties such as pediatrics, neurology, emergency care, home health, and transitional care.
Banks May Not Be Able to Resist BYOD
News  |  4/24/2012  | 
Despite security concerns, employee demands and the productivity gains powered by bring-your-own-device initiatives are forcing banks to embrace BYOD, including iPads.
Oracle Grills Google's Schmidt, Rubin
News  |  4/24/2012  | 
Oracle, Google trial heats up as Oracle lawyers get crack at Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt, who insists that Sun supported Android.
10 Must-See Tech Product Ideas From Startups
Slideshows  |  4/24/2012  | 
Can you spot tech's next big thing? Check out ten hot new ideas, fresh from the Demo show, that could impact the way you work and play.
iPhone Sales Crush The Competition At AT&T
News  |  4/24/2012  | 
Apple's iPhone outsold other smartphones nearly 4-to-1 during AT&T's first quarter. The company activated a total of 5.5 million smartphones, boosting smartphone subscribership to nearly 60%.
Intel Ivy Bridge: What Enterprise IT Gains
Commentary  |  4/24/2012  | 
ARM will own the smartphone market, Intel will own the desktop and high-end laptop market, and the space in between the two will likely become more confused.
Logitech Earbuds For Business Sound Good
News  |  4/23/2012  | 
The BH320 is a high quality set of earbuds designed for business Unified Communications applications. They're comfortable, the sound is excellent, and they are light and feel good. They are also expensive, but not outrageously so.
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