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Google Docs, Sites Dropping IE 6 Support
News  |  1/29/2010  | 
Old browsers are being put out to pasture so new Web technologies can run free.
Apple iPad Arrives Amid Controversy
News  |  1/29/2010  | 
Skeptics dismiss the iPad as underwhelming and limiting while developers see dollar signs.
The Fritz & David Show: What a Week! Apple, Oracle, Rant
Commentary  |  1/29/2010  | 
January 2010 won't go quietly, nor will Techweb's Chief Content Officer, David Berlind and I in our second podcast version of The Fritz & David Show where we give some of our final thoughts no the Apple iPad, and summarize the announcements coming from Oracle this week.
Search Keywords Mean Business
News  |  1/29/2010  | 
Businesses that focus on branded searches may be missing out on the visitor traffic that comes from generic search terms.
Six Things To Like About The Apple iPad
Commentary  |  1/29/2010  | 
The iPad is certainly missing a lot of features, but there's still plenty to like. Here are six features of the iPad that I think many will find appealing.
iPad Debut Swamps Social Networks
News  |  1/29/2010  | 
Launch of Apple's highly anticipated tablet-style computer prompts record chatter on Twitter and other services.
Full Nelson Video: iPad Revealed
Commentary  |  1/28/2010  | 
View a video demonstration, and read my thoughts on why I wouldn't buy Apple's latest must-have device if it were available today.
Google Social Search Reaches Beta
News  |  1/28/2010  | 
It just got easier to tap the wisdom of your friends online.
iPad Missing 'Something Important'
News  |  1/28/2010  | 
Adobe says no Flash support means Apple's hot new tablet is incompatible with millions of Web sites.
Tech Resellers See Revenue Gain
News  |  1/28/2010  | 
Commercial resellers saw a rise in sales in December, indicating that tech spending among small and medium-sized businesses is on the rebound.
Samsung 3D TV Mass Production Begins
News  |  1/28/2010  | 
Some analysts say the market for 3D television will take about 10 years to reach more than half of the U.S. population.
Apple Releases iPad SDK In Beta
News  |  1/28/2010  | 
The software development kit is available to individuals and enterprises who wish to build proprietary tablet applications.
Apple iPad Backlash Begins
News  |  1/27/2010  | 
The pre-release hype has given way to complaints about the device's supposed shortcomings.
Live Blog From Apple's iPad Launch
Commentary  |  1/27/2010  | 
Being one of the lucky few to have scored a press pass into Apple's highly secretive launch event today, I will be live blogging the announcement with text and photos as it happens. So, starting at around 11:30 AM ET, be sure to refresh this blog entry (and refresh often) as I frantically attempt to bring you all there is to know about Apple's tablet (or whatever it is) in real time.
Global CIO: Apple's Steve Jobs Torpedoes Another Stale Business Model
Commentary  |  1/27/2010  | 
Jobs and the iPad are revolutionizing the book business while picking a big fight with Amazon. What can you learn?
MSI Launches Atom N450 Netbook
News  |  1/27/2010  | 
The Wind U135 is powered by Intel's 1.66-GHz "Pine Trail" processor, which enables manufacturers to build smaller, more energy efficient netbooks.
Apple iPad Promises Media Revolution
News  |  1/27/2010  | 
The early speculation is that the tablet brings publishers hopes of new revenue for digital content while ushering in a shift in how users interact with the Web.
Trade Commission To Investigate Apple
News  |  1/27/2010  | 
The U.S. International Trade Commission will explore Nokia's complaint that Apple's iPhones, iPods, and Macs infringe on the phone maker's patents.
PC Graphics Chips Rebound
News  |  1/27/2010  | 
In the fourth quarter of 2009 Intel led the market with a 55.2% share, followed by Nvidia with 24.3%, and Advanced Micro Devices with 19.9%.
Apple Tablet Details Leaked
News  |  1/27/2010  | 
Apple's partners and other insiders may have jumped the gun in early morning television interviews.
McGraw-Hill CEO Confirms Apple Tablet Details, Deal; Engadget Has Photo
Commentary  |  1/27/2010  | 
On the eve of one of Apple's most yet anticipated product launches in history, McGraw-Hill CEO Terry McGraw pre-empted Apple CEO Steve Jobs when he let slip confirmation on CNBC (video below) that Apple is indeed launching a tablet later today (Jan 27, 2010). McGraw revealed that it will run on the iPhone OS as well as details of the company's dealings with Apple. Separately, tech gadget site has what appears to be some very convincing photos of the device which it estimates to be 9
Global Social Media Week Kicks Off Monday
Commentary  |  1/27/2010  | 
If you live in one of the six cities participating in Global Social Media Week, next week is jam-packed with parties, networking and educational events.
PC Processor Shipments Surge 31%
News  |  1/26/2010  | 
The worldwide microprocessor market left the recession behind, buoyed by growth in mainstream and performance processors for laptops and desktops and X86 server chips.
Full Nelson: Apple's Tablet Is Naturally Corporate
Commentary  |  1/26/2010  | 
With a Kindle-thin device that can play music and serve books and navigate the Web and run enterprise-class apps, you've got your Burberry satchel and away you go. But there are caveats.
Truckers Hit With Nationwide Texting Ban
News  |  1/26/2010  | 
Feds say drivers of big rigs and buses could face criminal and civil penalties if caught using their mobile devices on the road.
Mars Rover Not Dead, Just Stunned
News  |  1/26/2010  | 
The robot is wedged in the Martian sand, but NASA insists it will continue to function if it can survive the oncoming winter.
Verizon Posts $653 Million Loss In 4Q
News  |  1/26/2010  | 
The company said it took a major hit from costs related to layoffs in its landline division, but saw growth in its wireless business.
AOL Buys Online Video Firm
News  |  1/26/2010  | 
The $36.5 million acquisition of StudioNow will allow AOL to distribute professionally created video through its site.
Apple Defends iPhone Partner AT&T
News  |  1/26/2010  | 
The iPhone maker says it's confident its exclusive U.S. carrier will improve the network traffic problems that have plagued users.
Apple Profits Up 50%
News  |  1/26/2010  | 
Mac sales jumped 33% from a year ago, and iPhone sales showed 100% unit growth.
Judge Slashes Music Sharing Fine
News  |  1/25/2010  | 
The $1.92 million fine levied against Jammie Thomas-Rasset for illegally downloading music was cut to $54,000.
AMD Unveils Budget Processors
News  |  1/25/2010  | 
Three of the chips are priced below $100 and targeted for low-cost Windows 7 desktops.
Apple Tablet Revealed By Analytics Data
News  |  1/25/2010  | 
Flurry, a company that collects online data about ads, claims to have detected Apple's widely anticipated tablet device.
Mathias On Mobility: The Infocentric Era
News  |  1/25/2010  | 
Our columnist says that, as IT resources and applications move into the cloud, the computer no longer matters--only the information does.
Calling All Cloud Computing Developers, Innovators & Startups
Commentary  |  1/25/2010  | 
If you're a cloud computing startup, innovator, or just a developer who is tinkering with that pet cloud project in your "garage" and you're looking for some prime time exposure (including free exhibit space at Cloud Connect), then you should be thinking about putting yourself in the running for Launch Pad at Cloud Connect. I, along with fellow InformationWeek editors John Foley and Fritz Nelson, are among the 10 jury members a
Apple Tablet: Microsoft Plans Counter Strike
News  |  1/25/2010  | 
Redmond isn't about to let the competition in Cupertino have all the fun when it comes to tech's hottest new category.
Google Search Gets Answers, Events
News  |  1/22/2010  | 
Two search relevancy improvements make it easier than ever to get answers using Google.
Microsoft Points Draw Class Action Suit
News  |  1/22/2010  | 
Attorney says Xbox Live customers aren't getting what they pay for when they use Microsoft's virtual currency.
AMD Sales Boost 4Q Revenue
News  |  1/22/2010  | 
Share prices dipped, but the chip maker beat Wall Street estimates.
Is The US Afraid To Admit That China Declared War On It?
Commentary  |  1/22/2010  | 
Had the Chinese shot intercontinental ballistic missiles into 33 US-based businesses including those in the finance and defense industries as well as the Mountain View-based headquarters of Google, there would be no question in anyone's mind as to whether war had been declared on the US. Is there any difference now that a Chinese government-backed organization has cyber-attacked 33 US businesses<
Microsoft To Unveil Zune Phone?
News  |  1/22/2010  | 
Market watcher says Redmond is looking to counter the iPhone and Nexus One with a phone of its own.
Google Returns To Double Digit Growth
News  |  1/21/2010  | 
The company's Q4 revenue comes in strong, but shares slip nonetheless.
Microsoft Sues TiVo Over Patents
News  |  1/21/2010  | 
TiVo countered that Microsoft is trying to help its partner AT&T, which is being sued by TiVo for patent infringement.
Amazon Opens Kindle To Developers
News  |  1/21/2010  | 
The Kindle SDK will allow software developers to create and sell applications through the Kindle Store.
Cellular South Quits CTIA
News  |  1/21/2010  | 
The carrier left the wireless industry trade group to protest the dominance of major wireless carriers like AT&T and Verizon.
Mozilla Releases Firefox 3.6
News  |  1/21/2010  | 
The latest version of Mozilla's open source browser arrives amid warnings about the security of Internet Explorer.
Oracle Sun Merger Wins EU Approval
News  |  1/21/2010  | 
Larry Ellison's company says it now expects to close the deal shortly on heels of nod from the Continent's competition watchdogs.
Qualcomm's FloTV Is Addictive (Video)
Commentary  |  1/20/2010  | 
We are a TV nation, but all of the action seems to be around eReaders. Next week's Apple press event is expected to reveal a device that is SmartPhone/Tablet PC/eReader. But Qualcomm's FloTV is unmatched, and yet virtually unrecognized. Perhaps, then, we are not yet doomed; or maybe FloTV, despite its exquisite quality, just isn't there yet.
IBM Sees Growth In Software, Services
News  |  1/20/2010  | 
Big Blue's fourth quarter results indicate key parts of the tech sector are poised for a rebound in 2010.
Digital Media Dominates Kids' Waking Hours
News  |  1/20/2010  | 
Teens and tweens spend an average of 7.5 hours per day playing games, watching videos, and listening to music on their mobile devices.
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