News & Commentary
Content tagged with PC & Servers 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
TI Eyeing $175M Purchase Of China Chip Foundry
News  |  7/28/2010  | 
Texas Instruments is expected to buy a wafer plant run by Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation.
Nvidia Loses Patent Fight With Rambus
News  |  7/27/2010  | 
The International Trade Commission will issue a Limited Exclusion Order against Nvidia barring the company from importing products that infringe on Rambus patents.
Apple Updates Mac OS X
News  |  7/27/2010  | 
The update includes the fixes in the v10.6.4 update released June 15, plus a few compatibility and performance-related graphics issues specific to the latest iMacs.
BlackBerry 6, Windows Phone 7: Will You Stand In Line?
Commentary  |  7/27/2010  | 
Are Research In Motion and Microsoft chasing the glory of consumer acceptance and compromising their relative success in the enterprise? That's the risk of following Apple and Google, rather than leading with strength and innovation.
Facebook, Twitter Influence Purchases
News  |  7/27/2010  | 
A Gartner study of social networks influence on purchasing decisions finds they have become important shopping tools for both retailers and consumers.
Google Docs Gets Smartquote Controls
Commentary  |  7/27/2010  | 
Google on Tuesday is adding two new features to Google Docs: The ability to translate documents into one of 53 languages and the ability to remove smartquotes.
Apple Refreshes iMac, Mac Pro
News  |  7/27/2010  | 
The Magic Trackpad, a wireless navigation device, and a 27-inch LED Cinema Display were announced in addition to the Mac updates.
Black Hat: External Content Threatens Web Security
News  |  7/27/2010  | 
Companies that rely on third-party Web content place themselves at the mercy of their partners' security practices.
Smartphone Wi-Fi Demand Growing
News  |  7/27/2010  | 
Nearly half of Wi-Fi capable smartphone owners use the service daily to improve access speeds.
Rolling Back The DMCA
Commentary  |  7/27/2010  | 
Probably one of the most damaging things to happen to technology in the last twenty years was the passage of the DMCA. But a recent decision by the Copyright Office and Librarian of Congress has rolled back some of the reach of the nefarious DMCA.
Verizon Users Consume Most Smartphone Data
News  |  7/27/2010  | 
Average data consumption for Verizon users is 421 MB, compared to 338 MB per month for iPhones, finds Validas study.
Ask.com Betas Q&A Social Network
News  |  7/27/2010  | 
Search technology will direct people to experts who can answer their questions.
WoW Expansion Closer To China Approval
News  |  7/27/2010  | 
World of Warcraft upgrade approved by Chinese regulators, awaits decision of Ministry of Culture.
IP Addresses Predicted To Be Exhausted In 2011
News  |  7/26/2010  | 
The current IPv4 protocol has fewer than 231.5 million addresses left, but the industry has been slow to adopt IPv6, which accommodates virtually unlimited unique identifiers.
The End of Closed iPhones?
Commentary  |  7/26/2010  | 
Go ahead and pick the iPhone's digital lock. The U.S. Copyright Office says that's okay. In a surprise decision, the Copyright Office granted the Electronic Frontier Foundations' request for three exemptions from the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) anticircumvention provisions.
San Francisco Cell Phone Law Contested By CTIA
News  |  7/26/2010  | 
The wireless industry group has filed suit to nullify the first in the nation legislation designed to alert consumers to radiation levels of wireless devices.
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