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Content tagged with Storage posted in June 2010
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MSpot Launches Music Streaming Service For Android
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
User can store 2GB of music purchased from the service in the cloud for playback on Android phones.
Google News Gets Personal
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
A redesign of Google's news aggregation site emphasizes personalization, discovery, and sharing.
YouTube Stumbles Into Flash Gaming
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
Amid the flowering of Google's strategic relationship with Adobe, a Flash-based game has appeared and disappeared on YouTube.
Amazon Boosts Kindle Royalties
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
Authors can almost double the amount they receive from sales of digital books priced 20% or more below the list price for the physical book version.
Cisco Unveils Cloud, Data Center Technologies
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
FabricPath, a networking technology for data centers, and a hosted collaboration solution were among the announcements at CiscoLive.
DARPA Plots Supercomputing Future
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
The Omnipresent High Performance Computing program is seeking proposals to dramatically advance the performance and capabilities of future computing systems and enable ExtremeScale computing.
Cisco Boosts Outsourcing In Palestine
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
Google, Microsoft and HP also investing as West Bank and Gaza eye tech-driven growth.
DoD Updates Open Government Plan
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
Responding to feedback that previous versions lacked detail, the agency made some info about its transparency plan more accessible.
HTML5 Isn't Ready For Primetime, YouTube Says
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
Flash offers video streaming capabilities that HTML5 just can't match yet.
Seagate Launches 3TB External Hard Drive
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
Positioned to meet a projected nine-fold increase in consumer household digital media storage by 2014, the drive can store up to 120 HD movies, 1,500 video games and more for approximately 8 cents per gigabyte.
Image Gallery: 11 Leading Data Warehousing Appliances
Slideshows  |  6/29/2010  | 
Enterprises are abandoning conventional warehouse development approaches in favor of prepackaged apps and hardware configurations combining database management systems, processing power, storage, and connectivity. Here are the leaders.
Supremes Leave SOX IT Regs Intact
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
Justices provide little regulatory relief for tech chiefs at publicly traded companies.
Novell Releases Log Management Software Appliance
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
Sentinel Log Manager records events from physical, virtual, and cloud environments, either as a virtual appliance or loaded on dedicated hardware.
Google Exec Joins Facebook
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
Matthew Papakipos, a key leader in developing the Chrome operating system, is moving to Facebook as director of engineering.
Amazon Release Kindle App For Android
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
The app doesn't allow text search or e-book purchases from within the app, but Amazon says it will add those features in the near future.
Guerra On Healthcare: Siemens Summer CEO Coup
Commentary  |  6/28/2010  | 
John Glaser taking the helm of Siemens Health Services Business Unit is a game changer proves there's more than just one kind of M&A.
Amazon Releases Kindle App For Apple iOS
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
The e-book application can play audio and video on Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and enables publishers to add instruction videos to how-to books, readings from authors and other add-ons.
OMB Ends Cookie Ban
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
An updated privacy policy for federal websites allows limited use of cookies, but limits tracking on non-government sites.
Siemens Taps Glaser To Lead Global Healthcare IT
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
A former advisor to health IT czar Blumenthal and longtime Partners Healthcare CIO John Glaser will be CEO of Siemens Health Services Business Unit.
NASA Radar To Study Gulf Oil Spill
News  |  6/25/2010  | 
The same technology used to detect the effect of a Mexican earthquake on the earth's surface will help determine how oil has penetrated ecological zones in the Gulf of Mexico.
OMB Launches Payment-Accountability Site
News  |  6/25/2010  | 
Move supports the Obama administration's goal to stop improper payments made by federal agencies.
Apple Admits iPhone 4 Antenna Glitch
News  |  6/25/2010  | 
Company says its new phone's performance can suffer if held incorrectly.
Spiceworks Launches Cloud Partner Program
News  |  6/25/2010  | 
Reach channel venture will give cloud-based service providers access to 1 million IT pros using Spiceworks' social IT management application.
Google's YouTube Dominates Growing Online Video Use
News  |  6/24/2010  | 
ComScore reports that 183 million U.S. Internet users watched almost 34 billion videos in May with YouTube accounting for 43.1% of the market.
Oracle Q4 Profits Up 25%
News  |  6/24/2010  | 
Recently acquired Sun Microsystems contributed $1.8 billion in revenue and new software licenses increased 14% to $3.1 billion.
iPhone 4 Has Glitchy Antenna, Users Say
News  |  6/24/2010  | 
Customer reports indicate signal is muffled when users wrap their hands around the device.
Oracle Poaches Key IBM Cloud Exec
News  |  6/24/2010  | 
Business continuity chief Joanne Olsen to lead Oracle's cloud services group; IBM files lawsuit to block the move.
Microsoft IE9 Platform Preview 3 Screams
News  |  6/24/2010  | 
The latest preview of Microsoft's forthcoming Internet Explorer 9 browser surpasses Chrome and Firefox in some demos, thanks to hardware acceleration.
iPhone 4 On Sale Now
News  |  6/24/2010  | 
Apple's new smartphone officially went on sale Thusday, but consumers may have a tough time getting one.
Developers Bet On Apple Now, Google Later
News  |  6/23/2010  | 
Apple's devices may present the greatest promise for developers today, but app makers see Google's Android platform becoming more significant in the future.
Borders Battles On Kobo E-Reader Price Cuts
News  |  6/23/2010  | 
Responding to Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook price cuts, Borders is including a $20 gift card and credit toward future purchases.
iPhone iOS 4 Upgrade Kills 3G Access?
News  |  6/23/2010  | 
User reports indicate that Apple's operating system update is blocking connections to AT&T's data networks—at least for some.
NaviNet Intros SaaS EMR, Practice Management
News  |  6/23/2010  | 
The multi-payer web portal will integrate administrative, clinical, and financial applications in a Software-as-a-Service-based electronic medical record for small medical practices.
Cloud Services To Top $68 Billion In 2010
News  |  6/22/2010  | 
Large enterprises flocking to cloud services will drive upwards of 15% growth in cloud services this year says Gartner with projected growth approaching $150 billion in 2014.
Federal IT Spending To Reach $112 Billion
News  |  6/22/2010  | 
More than five percent growth is predicted for Federal IT spending spurred by the Obama's administration cost-saving and transparency goals.
Acer Introduces Powerful, Portable Laptops
News  |  6/22/2010  | 
The top-of-the-line AS8943G is a desktop replacement multimedia or gaming laptop, the Timeline X models are highly portable, and two Aspire laptops balance portability and power.
Top 10 Cloud Computing Complaints
News  |  6/22/2010  | 
Leading industry experts respond to gripes that IT professionals have about the security, cost, and portability of cloud computing in the enterprise.
Google Voice Open To All
News  |  6/22/2010  | 
The online call routing and voicemail service has over a million users and is ready for more.
Microsoft Reveals Xbox Kinect Price
News  |  6/22/2010  | 
Hands-free control system set to debut in November, but some gamers may want to start saving up now.
Amazon Cuts Kindle Price To $189
News  |  6/21/2010  | 
Within hours of Barnes & Noble announcing a price drop for its Nook electronic reader, Amazon responded with a price reduction.
Barnes & Noble Introduces Wi-Fi Nook
News  |  6/21/2010  | 
Nook 3G prices have been slashed in addition to the new Wi-Fi only e-reader that includes AT&T hotspot access.
Healthcare Taking Computing To The Cloud
News  |  6/21/2010  | 
Cost, scalablity, and flexibility are reasons healthcare organizations are looking to move applications onto cloud computing models, says report.
Verizon Wireless Considering Tiered Pricing
News  |  6/21/2010  | 
Following AT&T's change from an unlimited data plan to a tiered pricing model, Verizon Wireless is contemplating doing away with flat-rate data pricing.
California IT Security Chief Resigns
News  |  6/18/2010  | 
Mark Weatherford, the second top manager in California's IT department to depart in the last two months, is leaving for an electric power industry group.
Tablet Sales Will Surpass Netbooks In 2012
News  |  6/17/2010  | 
A Forrester Research reports says that tablet-style or slate computers, such as the Apple iPad, will outsell netbooks in two years.
More Firms Outsourcing Security To MSSPs
News  |  6/17/2010  | 
Managed security service provider market is expected to reach $3.9 billion in 2016 because of increased attacks and economic pressures.
Social Networks Pose E-Discovery Risks
News  |  6/17/2010  | 
Growing corporate use of Twitter, Facebook, and cloud-based applications are creating new e-discovery demands, but c-level awareness of risks remains scarce.
Balancing PHI Message Transaction Requirements
News  |  6/17/2010  | 
The privacy and security tiger team of the HIT Policy committee must balance a host of issues in determining the requirements for personal health information transactions.
CSC Launches Cloud Collaboration, SaaS
News  |  6/16/2010  | 
CloudLab software-as-a-service and CloudExchange collaboration services will be delivered through CSC's global network of data centers.
Image Gallery: Yahoo's Hadoop Implementation
Slideshows  |  6/16/2010  | 
Designed for cloud computing, the Hadoop data management system handles petabytes of data at a time, pairing Google's MapReduce with a distributed file management system for use on large clusters.
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