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Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in July 2010
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Twitter Launches 'Who To Follow' Feature
News  |  7/30/2010  | 
"Suggestions for You" is based on algorithms built by the site's user relevance team to help users find others with similar interests.
8Coupons Offers Local Marketing Solution
Commentary  |  7/30/2010  | 
The online coupon aggregator 8Coupons offers a make-it-yourself mobile coupon platform that enables businesses to generate and send promotions in near real time.
Barnes & Noble Pushes Nook, Expands Store Presence
News  |  7/30/2010  | 
Nook-dedicated "boutiques" with staffed demonstration tables featuring demo models, video displays and accessories will occupy a prominent space in B&N stores starting this fall.
Intel, AMD Gain In Graphics Market, Nvidia Declines
News  |  7/30/2010  | 
Nvidia lost market share in every segment except notebook integrated graphics, while AMD had the biggest gains in both discrete and integrated desktop chips according to Jon Peddie Research.
Samsung's Record Profits Driven By Chips, LCD
News  |  7/30/2010  | 
Mobile phone sales were up 22% in the second quarter, but average unit price declined as did operating profit from Samsung's telecommunications unit.
Privacy Gets A Senate Hearing
Commentary  |  7/30/2010  | 
A recent Senate hearing showed some well-informed congressman making intelligent comments about the problem of privacy and the Internet today. But while the attention to privacy was promising, any actual privacy legislation out of Congress would probably make privacy issues worse, not better.
Web Apps For Sale Without Censorship
News  |  7/30/2010  | 
OpenAppMkt.com offers a place to distribute and sell Web apps without an Apple-style approval process.
RIM BlackPad Tablet Launching In November
Commentary  |  7/30/2010  | 
Sources say that Research In Motion is preparing to launch its iPad competitor, the BlackPad, in November.
Nokia, Samsung, LG Lead Mobile Phone Growth
News  |  7/30/2010  | 
Mobile phone sales increased almost 15% in the second quarter, according to IDC, with Latin America and Asia Pacific projected to drive smartphone growth.
4G To Drive Wireless Infrastructure Spending Rebound
News  |  7/30/2010  | 
Carriers deploying LTE 4G networks is expected to spur global capital spending on wireless infrastructure in 2011 after two years of declines, according to iSuppli.
Email Beats Social Media For Grabbing Consumers' Attention
News  |  7/30/2010  | 
Most consumers prefer to receive email notifications of ads and special deals, despite the current emphasis on social media marketing campaigns, according to an Econsultancy study.
Global CIO: The CEO Of The Year Is SAP's Bill McDermott
Commentary  |  7/30/2010  | 
With co-CEO Jim Snabe, McDermott's set a vibrant new strategy, restored growth and profitability, and exorcised some wicked demons and ghosts.
IBM Remains On U.S. Antitrust Watch
News  |  7/30/2010  | 
DOJ investigation into Big Blue 's mainframe licensing policies ongoing even as European authorities ramp up their own probe.
India Handset Sales To Rise 18.5%
News  |  7/30/2010  | 
Gartner finds the Indian mobile phone industry dominated by low-cost devices and inexpensive prepaid voice and SMS plans.
FCC Approves First 4G LTE Phone
Commentary  |  7/30/2010  | 
The Federal Communications Commission has recently approved some of the first devices to use Long Term Evolution 4G technology, including a phone and a laptop dongle.
Apple Developing Social Fashion Shopping Technology
News  |  7/30/2010  | 
Shoppers with iOS devices may soon have access to an Apple Virtual Closet that will facilitate buying, sharing, and washing clothes.
Sprint Updating EVO 4G To Android 2.2
Commentary  |  7/30/2010  | 
Sprint on Thursday announced that it will be the first wireless carrier in the U.S. to distribute Android 2.2 Froyo to the HTC EVO 4G starting on August 3.
HTC Droid Incredible Almost Identical To Nexus One
News  |  7/29/2010  | 
A teardown analysis of the handset found it so similar to the Google model, also built by HTC, that the Droid could be called "Nexus Two.'
YouTube Promises 15 Minutes Of Fame
News  |  7/29/2010  | 
To mark an increase in allowable running time for non-partner videos, YouTube says it will promote a handful of video makers.
Army Plans Private Cloud
News  |  7/29/2010  | 
APC2, the Army Private Cloud, will be a cornerstone of a broader data center consolidation initiative that aims to reduce the number of Army data centers from 200 to less than 20.
Dragon NaturallySpeaking Improves Speech Recognition
News  |  7/29/2010  | 
Nuance Communications claims version 11 reduces set-up time required to 'train' the software to your spoken voice and boosts accuracy up to 15%.
GAO Launches Mobile Website
News  |  7/29/2010  | 
Responding to the growing trend of accessing content on mobile devices, the Government Accountability Office reports are now accessible to BlackBerry, iPhone, Android and other mobile device users.
Amazon Launches $139 Wi-Fi Kindle
News  |  7/29/2010  | 
The Wi-Fi only electronic reader and a $189 third generation model of the original Kindle with Wi-Fi and 3G are Amazon's latest bid to spur digital book sales.
NOAA Supercomputer Tapped For Climate Change Research
News  |  7/29/2010  | 
Housed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the 14-cabinet, 260-teraflop system is the most powerful supercomputer operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association.
Juniper Networks To Acquire SMobile For $70 Million
News  |  7/29/2010  | 
Adding SMobile's Junos Pulse software platform for smartphones, tablets, netbooks and notebooks, helps position Juniper to better compete in the mobile client security market.
Black Hat: Android, iPhone App Data Risks Overlooked
News  |  7/29/2010  | 
A survey of mobile app security for iPhone and Android reveals that information disclosure isn't always obvious.
Radio Shack Revenues Top $1 Billion
News  |  7/29/2010  | 
An emphasis on mobile products, including a successful wireless kiosk program in Target stores, helped drive $53 million in profits for the second quarter.
BlackBerry Springs Leaks, App World 2.0 Goes Beta
Commentary  |  7/29/2010  | 
It's been hard to escape the cavalcade of leaked information about unannounced BlackBerry devices of late. Find out what the latest scuttlebutt is here.
Mobile Networks Falter Under Video Demand
News  |  7/29/2010  | 
Peak traffic congestion at night causes most stalling, according to Bytemobile, and coming network upgrades likely won't help.
Google Ramping Games Business
News  |  7/29/2010  | 
Discussions with online gaming companies and a job listing for a games project manager suggest Google is prepping its Facebook-competing social network.
Apple Probes iPhone iOS 4 Complaints
News  |  7/29/2010  | 
Still stinging from "antennagate," the company is now looking into reports its new mobile operating system is buggy.
LG Android Tablet Release Set For Fourth Quarter
Commentary  |  7/29/2010  | 
LG on Thursday confirmed that it is working on a tablet-style device that will run Google's Android platform. It also showed off the Optimus Z smartphone.
Motorola Mobile Devices Generate $87 Million Profit
News  |  7/29/2010  | 
Focus remains on the recovery of Motorola's mobile phone operations as the company preps for a split early next year.
Black Hat Warning: ATMs At Risk
News  |  7/29/2010  | 
Barnaby Jack of IOActive demonstrated attacks that would allow a criminal to compromise ATMs.
Microsoft Launches Office For Mac 2011 Video
News  |  7/28/2010  | 
The marketing video highlights user interface enhancements, including a new ribbon that presents users with the commonly used controls, the template gallery and email improvements.
Global CIO: IBM Attacked By EU Anti-Capitalists & IT Washouts
Commentary  |  7/28/2010  | 
Two tiny makers of mainframe knockoffs are joining forces with the always-eager EU to try to browbeat IBM into unearned submission.
Facebook Launches Q&A Service
News  |  7/28/2010  | 
Facebook Questions, launched in a limited beta, allows crowdsourcing of answers to questions on any topic from the 500 million users of the social network.
Google Fights Android Piracy
News  |  7/28/2010  | 
A new licensing service for Android apps aims to limit misuse.
Panasonic Announces 3D Camera Lens, Camcorder
News  |  7/28/2010  | 
The interchangeable lens is actually two small lenses that transmit slightly different viewpoints of a subject to the camera's image sensor.
RIM's 'BlackPad.com' Signals Attack Of The 'Pads'
Commentary  |  7/28/2010  | 
Research In Motion recently purchased a new domain name: BlackPad.com. Can RIM's BlackPad and HP's PalmPad take on Apple's iPad?
Google Pitches Wave For Health Records
News  |  7/28/2010  | 
Wave's auditable multi-user collaboration turns out to be well-suited for health records, as long as patients don't mind a bit less privacy.
Slideshow: Top 10 Tech Newsmakers Of 2010
Slideshows  |  7/28/2010  | 
These individuals and companies involved in the most significant news stories so far this year. Here's of list of the people and businesses who are making waves in the tech pool.
Black Hat: 'App Genome' Exposes Smartphone Risks
News  |  7/28/2010  | 
Researchers from Lookout will present their findings thus far in study of freebie Android, iPhone apps.
EVO Drives Sprint Nextel Subscriber Growth
News  |  7/28/2010  | 
Despite reporting a $720 million quarterly loss, the wireless provider's announcement of a net customer gain after three years of subscriber attrition drove its stock up 4%.
Amazon Sells Out Of Kindles
News  |  7/28/2010  | 
The growth rate of Kindle sales has tripled since Amazon lowered the price to $189; customers can still order the electronic reader, but estimated delivery dates are not available.
Apple Safari 5.01 Fixes Security, Adds Extensions
News  |  7/28/2010  | 
An update to Apple's Safari Web addresses longstanding complaints about the difficulty of Safari plugin development.
IBM, UPMC Partner On Hospital 'SmartRoom'
News  |  7/28/2010  | 
SmartRoom systems, now deployed at two University of Pittsburgh Medical Center hospitals, identifies clinicians, providing real-time access to patient information and workflow tools based on role and location of caregiver.
Intel Demos 50Gbps Silicon Photonics Laser Link
News  |  7/28/2010  | 
Optical fibers can transmit data inside computers faster and over greater distances than current copper wire technology.
LG Posts 33% Second Quarter Loss
News  |  7/28/2010  | 
Lackluster performance of handset division, higher R&D and marketing costs responsible for depressed financial performance, says company.
FCC Launches Consumer Help Center
News  |  7/28/2010  | 
Broadband speed tests, help with high cell phone bills, and complaint filing are some of the services offered.
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