My Last Essay
This is my last essay for InformationWeek, as we're putting things on hiatus so I can focus on writing my next book in 2010. There are a few things I want to say before I go...
LCD TV Sales Boom Foreseen In 2010
While worldwide shipments rose 1 percent this year, they're expected to ramp 22 percent to 171 million units in 2010, according to DisplaySearch.
The Myth Of Reliability
Two outages for BlackBerry users around Christmas prompted many complaints and threats from angry users via online forums, blog posts, and tweets. I'm not sure if there's really an issue here.
Online Shopping Breaks Records
Coupons and other incentives helped push online retail to record-breaking levels over the holiday shopping season, said comScore.
Five Tech Startup Predictions For 2010
It's that time of the year again when everyone provides their predictions for the upcoming year. I'd like to take a look at five predictions for 2010 related to tech startups.
Santa Claus, Technology Propagandist
A good number of kids will go to bed tonight thinking at least two things about the traditions of Christmas: first, they'll consciously be thankful and thrilled about their presents and, unconsciously, they'll have been further indoctrinated into the miracles of technology.
I've been reminded recently that a few of the leading technology brands have added expert counsel -- lawyering and PR-ing up -- to deal with emerging public policy issues. I wonder why they don't just tell the truth.
Mobile Device Sales Still Booming
Shipments of smartphones, netbooks, cellular modems, and other mobile devices will grow from 1.2 billion in 2009 to 2.25 billion in 2014.
Palm Readies WebOS Update
In addition to releasing new webOS firmware, Palm is boosting its developer tools to better compete against BlackBerry and the iPhone.
Verizon Defends Cancellation Fees
The largest U.S. carrier said doubling its early termination fee was necessary to reduce consumers' costs for sophisticated devices like the Storm 2 or Motorola Droid.
Top Tech Gear Of 2009
We take a look back at the year's best smartphones, netbooks, desktops, laptops, and mobile device accessories.
Look For The Off Switch
After watching the news about climate change from Copenhagen last night, I turned off the lights and realized that all those glowing little red dots on our entertainment system meant we were doing our part to help destroy the planet.
Intel Unveils 32-NM Chips
A total of 17 CPUs, along with three new chipsets and seven microprocessors providing Wi-Fi and WiMax support will be available early next year.
Fake Steve Versus AT&T, Oh My!
A blogger who calls himself "Fake Steve Jobs" wants disgruntled iPhone users to organize into a flash mob to cripple AT&T's 3G network at noon on Friday. AT&T has responded. It's all much ado about nothing.
Top 10 Smartphone Advances Of 2009
As smartphones further cemented their place in the enterprise, Apple, Motorola, Google Android, and RIM Blackberry vied for the spotlight.