Google I/O Live Blog: Tablet Eyed
Google I/O kicks off Wednesday at 9:30 PST and InformationWeek's Fritz Nelson is live blogging right here. Join us for breaking news and expert analysis.
Red Hat Shifts Into Gear With OpenShift
Red Hat's new version of platform-as-a-service, MegaShift, supports the complex version of Java. Many developers are finding an advantage in that compared to VMware's Cloud Foundry.
Patent Trolls Decimate Innovation
Study finds the cost of patent litigation brought by non-practicing entities comes to about a tenth of R&D spending by U.S. businesses.
Consumerization of IT: A View From The Real World
Executives from three very different industries--finance, healthcare, and distribution--discuss how they're coping with the consumerization of IT, in this panel discussion at the InformationWeek 500 conference.
Yammer Deal Casts Shadow On NewsGator Strategy
When Microsoft bought Yammer for $1.2 billion, it snubbed the vendor that has helped the most to round out SharePoint as an enterprise social platform. NewsGator's CEO explains why that's a good thing.
Google Compute Engine Challenges Amazon
At Google I/O, Google Compute Engine debuts, bringing Google into more direct competition with infrastructure-as-a-service market leader Amazon Web Services. But don't forget about Microsoft.
Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Developer Preview 4
Mountain Lion, a.k.a. OS X 10.8, marries the Apple desktop operating system to iOS features that previously were found only on the iPhone and iPad. Among them: Messages, Notifications, Reminders, a Game Center, and better integration with iCloud. It's not a revolutionary upgrade to the desktop OS, but it should please Mac enterprise users.
New Wireless Sensors Tackle Old Problems Like Pneumonia
Wireless sensor technology developed by the University of Missouri can measure subtle changes in pulse, respiration, and bed restlessness, warning clinicians of the early onset of pneumonia or other life-threatening problems.
Firefox For Android Reborn
Mozilla's engineers have reworked Firefox for Android, transforming it from an also-ran into a compelling option for Android users.
The Big Windows Phone 8 Difference: It's Windows
For years, we have put up with the fact that smart phones exist outside of established networks and management systems and need all new code. Windows Phone 8 plugs right into the existing management infrastructure and existing Windows software probably ports with ease. If you're a business of any size, Windows Phone 8 is going to be very tempting, and if you have to bribe your users to adopt it you might be making a wise investment.
RIM Is Broken, Morgan Stanley Says
Research In Motion hires bankers to help it explore strategic options moving forward, but those bankers aren't too optimistic about the company's chances.
Feds Begin Work On BYOD Policy
Federal CIO VanRoekel announces an innovation center to help agencies share digital services, as well as a new advisory group working on a bring-your-own-device policy.
Splashtop Releases 'Next Generation' Remote Desktop App For iOS
Splashtop 2, the latest version of the desktop remote control app for iOS, supports new hardware, including the Retina display; speeds network traffic; and makes connections easier. Splashtop 2 can remotely control either Macs or Windows PCs from an iPad or iPhone.
Next Valley View: Google I/O Deep Dive
Join us for the next episode of our live Web TV show on June 27, featuring news and analysis from the Google I/O show, special Google guests, and more.
Google Nexus Tablet Details Leak
Specs for the Nexus 7, a Google-branded tablet with a seven-inch display, sneak out, pointing to a mid-level device with a competitive price.
State Street Private Cloud: $600 Million Savings Goal
If everyone writes software for the same cloud-based development platform, code sharing becomes easier, and State Street has to write dramatically less code, saving big on software development. Take a look at the plan.
Social Media For Grownups
Every company needs a social networking policy, but don’t stifle creativity and productivity with too much formality.
Google Slips Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Details
Google accidentally spilled some beans about Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ahead of its official Google I/O debut. Here's what Google's slip-up says about the next version of Android.