15 Green Tech Innovations
Cost-savings and energy efficiencies go hand-in-hand. The poor economy and a collective awareness of the finite resources available to the world are encouraging businesses to invest in green technologies. In fact, 60% of companies now have green criteria for their technology purchases, a Forrester Research study found. Cutting costs is the primary motivator, while real or anticipated regulatory issues and pressure from buyers also ranked high, the report said. Only 30% were driven by their desir
Sony Ericsson Drops Symbian
Google's Android OS has been the focus of new platform work, though the company will continue to support Symbian phones.
Kno Announces Single Screen Tablet
The education-focused tablet is a less expensive alternative to the previously announced dual-screen tablet focused on providing textbooks, course materials and other content for the classroom.
Apperian Names Patrick CEO
Previously Xkoto CEO, David Patrick will replace founder Chuck Goldman at the helm of the iPhone application developer.
Apple Dominates Tech Headlines
A study of mainstream news organizations' technology coverage shows enthusiasm for Apple and a focus on positive stories slightly more often than negative ones.
Toad Database Tool Gets Eclipse Extension
Bridging between Oracle and other relational database systems and frequently used NoSQL systems, Quest has undertaken a two-pronged approach to enlarging Toad's role in building database apps.
Netflix Adds More NBC Universal TV Shows
Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock, The Office and Battlestar Galactica are among the shows that will be offered via Netflix's online video subscription service under the expanded licensing deal.
Amazon Refreshes Kindle Android App
The e-book smartphone app gains social networking with the inclusion of the Shelfari book network and adds screen orientation lock and full text search.
Netflix Apologizes For Misleading Media
Extras hired for the Toronto launch event promoting the debut of the movie subscription service's online video offering in Canada were told to act excited when talking to media.
Verizon CEO: No iPhone Yet
Verizon Communications CEO Ivan Seidenberg said he hopes Apple will allow Verizon to sell the iPhone once its LTE network is up and running.
Dell To Launch Second Tablet
Chief Executive Michael Dell showed off a prototype of the 7-inch tablet at Oracle OpenWorld, but did not offer details.
Nvidia Readies Next Generation GPUs
Kepler and Maxwell are scheduled for release in 2011 and 2013, respectively, with the latter offering 16 times the performance of the current generation Fermi GP GPU.
Ctera Extends Hybrid Cloud Storage Offering
A new storage appliance and updated firmware offer bare-metal backup and recovery, including to virtual machines, and live backup of Exchange, Active Directory and SQL Server.
E-Reader Users Buy, Read More Books
Harris Interactive poll finds that people with e-book devices are not only reading more than other Americans, but also more than they did before they owned the technology.