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Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in May 2010
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Server Shipments, Revenue Increase
News  |  5/28/2010  | 
After a two-year slump, server shipments are up more than 23% year-over-year and factory revenue increased almost 5% in the first quarter.
MeeGo v1.0 Released For Netbooks
News  |  5/28/2010  | 
A software development kit will be released in June with support for touch-based handsets and tablets.
Apple iBookstore Admits Self-Published Authors
News  |  5/28/2010  | 
Having launched its iBookstore with major publishing houses, Apple is now accepting applications from individual authors.
Motorola Android Tablet May Come This Year
News  |  5/28/2010  | 
CEO Sanjay Jha tells investors Motorola is concentrating on the convergence of mobility and the home and 'nearly all' of his focus is on Android.
Supercomputer Builds 3D Model Of Gulf Oil Spill
News  |  5/28/2010  | 
Simulations run at the University of Texas are helping researchers adapt the Advanced Circulation Model to map a trajectory of the Deepwater Horizon spill.
Panasonic Simplifies Notebook WWAN Provisioning, Switching With Gobi2000
Commentary  |  5/28/2010  | 
Qualcomm Gobi2000 3G cards means you can now buy notebooks with embedded mobile broadband without having to select a provider in advance, and easily change providers for international travel or other reasons.
Yahoo, Facebook Join Google Against Viacom
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
In a court brief filed Wednesday, eBay, IAC, Facebook and Yahoo urged a New York federal court to dismiss Viacom's copyright infringement suit against Google-owned YouTube.
Barnes & Noble Launches iPad eReader App
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
Apple iPad users will be able to buy, download and read digital books from B&N's catalog of more than 1 million e-books, newspapers and magazines.
Senators Propose Mandatory IDs For Prepaid Cell Phones
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
Citing the Times Square bombing suspect, who used a prepaid cell phone, two Senators have proposed legislation that would end anonymous use of prepaid mobile phone service.
Google's 'Screw Up' Looks Expensive
Commentary  |  5/27/2010  | 
Google's Street View snafu may end up being one of the more costly copy-and-paste mistakes in recent memory. In the past ten days, there have been six lawsuits filed against Google in the U.S. for alleged illegal data interception.
Global CIO: Hewlett-Packard, Oracle, & Cisco Face Looming Identity Crises
Commentary  |  5/27/2010  | 
Many leading IT companies are best-known for their legacies instead of their present potential—and that's going to become a big problem.
Google Completes AdMob Acquisition
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
The $750 million deal will lead to better mobile ads and more free mobile content, Google says.
Audi Offers In Car Internet Access
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
The optional hotspot, available in the 2011 edition of the A8 sedan, comes with WPA2 encryption and connectivity for up to eight mobile devices.
Sony Unveils Rollable Digital Display
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
The organic light-emitting diode color display is flexible enough to wrap around a pencil without distorting a moving image.
Zigbee Alliance Certifies 13 Mobile Products
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
Most of the first wave of products receiving telecom interoperability certification are location services.
Gov 2.0: Washington D.C. To Launch Private Cloud
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
The city known as a government tech innovator is also launching a startup incubator and pushing community involvement in app development.
Firefox Home Headed To iPhone
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
Mozilla may not be able to get Firefox approved for the iPhone but perhaps it will be able to win acceptance for its personalization and synchronization technology.
HyperOffice Mobilizes Collaboration For Small Businesses
Commentary  |  5/27/2010  | 
New upgrade to cloud-based collaborative suite adds AJAX-based UI, free support for smartphones, and other features
OLPC Developing $99 Tablet PC
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
One Laptop Per Child is emphasizing the educational value of its planned low-cost, low-power, Android-based XO tablet.
EMC Settles Federal Kickback Suit For $87.5 Million
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
The U.S. government had charged EMC with misrepresenting prices and illegally paying consultants to recommend its products.
Google Nexus One Tries For Retail Sales
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
Verizon Wireless and Sprint both backed out of their commitments to sell the smartphone.
Gov 2.0: NASA Readies Mission-Oriented Cloud Computing
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
The space agency's Nebula cloud computing environment will be used to provide on-demand computing and storage to NASA scientists and engineers.
Yahoo, Zynga Partner On Games Distribution
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
The pact makes Farmville accessible across the Yahoo network and allows product integration of Zynga games with the Yahoo Application Platform.
Exclusive: iPhone Woes Revealed In FCC, FTC Consumer Complaints
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
Freedom of Information Act documents obtained by InformationWeek show that the Federal Communications Commission has received 72 complaints about Apple's iPhone since 2009, mostly involving AT&T. There are 450 Federal Trade Commission complaints.
Global CIO: Oracle's Larry Ellison Embraces Cloud Computing's 'Idiocy'
Commentary  |  5/27/2010  | 
After Ellison's colorful rants about the cloud's absurdity, idiocy, and nonsense, Oracle's expanding its cloud technology, advocacy, and marketing.
Symantec Enhances SMB Security Suite
News  |  5/26/2010  | 
For small and midsize businesses, Symantec will offer improved endpoint security, backup capabilities, disaster recovery and messaging security this summer.
FCC Says 30 Million Report Wireless 'Bill Shock'
News  |  5/26/2010  | 
The findings of a survey released by the FCC indicate that 30 million Americans have experienced the shock of unexpected increases in their monthly mobile phone bill.
Android 2.2: Ready For Enterprise?
News  |  5/26/2010  | 
Google is touting its new mobile platform's business-friendly features, but licensing Microsoft's ActiveSync may not offer enough security to make Android ready to work in the enterprise.
iPhone 4G Prices Revealed?
News  |  5/26/2010  | 
Analyst predicts Apple will maintain current prices for the next generation of its smartphone.
Review: Microsoft Office Web Apps
News  |  5/26/2010  | 
We weigh the online versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to see how they stack up as standalone productivity apps -- and against Google Apps.
Mathias On Mobility: Paving The Real Information Superhighway
Commentary  |  5/26/2010  | 
The FCC's mobile-broadband auction process is little more than the path to yet more hidden taxation.
Color Kindle Deep On Amazon Horizon
News  |  5/26/2010  | 
Amazon says it will compete with the iPad by targeting "serious readers" who appreciate the clarity of a black-and-white screen for displaying text.
MasterCard To Offer SDKs For Mobile Payment Apps
News  |  5/26/2010  | 
About 20 payment platforms and data services will be extended to developers via open APIs.
Microsoft Shakeup Ballmer's Last Chance?
News  |  5/26/2010  | 
CEO revamps hardware unit in what may be final opportunity to turnaround mobile and entertainment business.
Gov 2.0: Secrets To Social Media Success
News  |  5/25/2010  | 
Social media tactics to humanize government officials and call citizens to take action will foster more engagement with the public according a social media expert.
Google Chrome Exits Beta For Linux, Mac
News  |  5/25/2010  | 
Google has moved Chrome 5 for Windows out of beta and taken the Mac and Linux versions of Chrome out of beta for the first time.
Yahoo Buys Location Based Mobile Services Provider
News  |  5/25/2010  | 
Koprol provides Yahoo with more location-based and social networking mobile services to entice the growing audience using mobile phones for social networking and web browsing.
Verizon VoIP Usage Soars
News  |  5/25/2010  | 
Customer's use of minutes supplied by Verizon’s Global Wireless VoIP increased more than 200% last year.
FTC, FCC Reveal Complaints Filed Against Apple
Slideshows  |  5/25/2010  | 
Numerous complaints have been filed with the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission against Apple. They run the gamut from the iPad's lack of Flash support to the availability of adult material in the iTunes App Store, to an iPhone catching fire while charging. These documents were obtained via the Freedom Of Information Act.
Mobile PC Shipments Soar 43%
News  |  5/25/2010  | 
Consumer buying in the first quarter pushed laptops, netbooks, and tablets to their highest level in eight years, according to Gartner.
Pandigital Unveils Novel E-Reader
News  |  5/25/2010  | 
The Novel's full Web browser, e-mail app, integrated Barnes & Noble online bookstore, and $200 price tag may help it compete in a crowded marketplace.
New PDF Tools For Windows, iPad
Commentary  |  5/25/2010  | 
Nitro PDF Software's new, free Reader application is a full-featured program for reading, annotating, and manipulating PDF files, while the new version of iAnnotate for the iPad adds e-mail integration.
LG Fathom Slated For Verizon
News  |  5/25/2010  | 
The Fathom is one of the last handsets to ship with Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5 before it is replaced by Windows Phone 7.
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Slideshows  |  5/25/2010  | 
CHINICT China Technology Live On TechWeb TV
News  |  5/25/2010  | 
The sixth annual TechStars in China event is bringing a roster of local entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to InformationWeek TV, where they will talk about tech ascendancy and the Chinese challenge to Silicon Valley. We’re streaming it live beginning Wednesday May 26 at 6pm Pacific.
Microsoft Implodes Troubled Hardware Unit
News  |  5/25/2010  | 
CEO Steve Ballmer will exert more influence over Entertainment and Devices Division as company veterans Bach and Allard head for the exit.
Novell ID Manager 4 Spans Enterprise, Cloud
News  |  5/25/2010  | 
Identity Manager 4 targets automated ID management ecosystem, including tie-ins to Salesforce.com and Microsoft's SharePoint.
Dell Preps 'Streak' Tablet For Summer
News  |  5/25/2010  | 
With a 5-inch touchscreen, Wi-Fi, and Android under the hood, Dell's Streak takes aim at the iPad market.
iPad Banned From Yankee Stadium
News  |  5/25/2010  | 
Team says Apple device's hypnotic appeal could leave fans vulnerable to foul balls.
Seagate Releases Hybrid SSD Hard Disk Drive
News  |  5/24/2010  | 
The Momentus XT 2.5-inch laptop drive combines a 4 GB SSD with a traditional HDD in capacities from 250 GB to 500 GB.
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