Google Vs. Oracle: Microsoft Wins?
Oracle, now the keeper of the Java flame through its acquisition of Sun Microsystems, has decided that Google has sullied Java through its modifications for the Android platform. For that, Google must pay, and it must pay Oracle. At least that's the way Oracle sees things.
Watching The TV Wars
Very soon, the Internet and the TV will merge and technology companies will force media companies to adopt a more reasonable pricing scheme for entertainment content.
AMD Servers Created Machete
The latest Robert Rodriguez movie was made on an AMD-equipped server farm on the grounds of the old municipal airport in Austin, Texas.
VMware's Maritz Predicts Hybrid Cloud Future
Private clouds inside the enterprise will trade workloads with similar, VMware-based public clouds rendering physical data centers "quite fluid," according to CEO Paul Maritz.
Android, iPhone Users' Preferences Differ
Coupons.com data, based upon the number of coupons printed or saved to store loyalty cards in various categories, indicates distinctions between the users of the two mobile operating systems.
Gartner Lowers PC Sales Forecast
PC shipments are projected to increase by 15.3% year over year in the second half, about 2% less than Gartner's previous forecast, due to the uncertainty in the U.S. and European economies.
For Dell, Green For SMBs Means Three Cs
Dell has adopted an environmental strategy based on Cube, Content, and Curbside-plus bamboo-and, so far, the results look good, both for Dell and its SMB customers.
Gmail Is Calling
With new features recently added to Google's Gmail, the application now has the ability to freely make calls to phones anywhere. And while, feature-wise, it is well behind competitors like Skype, its integration in Gmail makes it a serious option.
Hotmail Supports Exchange ActiveSync Push Technology
On August 30, Microsoft flipped a switch allowing Hotmail users to use Exchange ActiveSync to synchronize their smartphones with Hotmail's email, contacts, calendar and tasks. Hotmail now matches, and exceeds what Google Sync offers.
Clearwire Unveils Rover Pre Paid 4G Service
The Rover looks like an oversized hockey puck, fits in a backpack and can connect up to to eight laptops or other devices to the Internet at claimed download speeds of 3 to 6 megabits per second.
Top 12 PC Games Of All Time
With a click of the mouse, gamers can transport themselves into futuristic worlds, realistic battle scenes and a virtual life of organized crime. Although there they face extensive competition from console-makers such as Nintendo and Sony, PC software games continue to flourish, as each year hundreds of titles vie for consumers' attention, loyalty and dollars. Here's a dozen of the all time best.
Google Buys SocialDeck
The deal promises to strengthen Google's social competency and to address issues of app discoverability.
Nintendo To Cut DSi, DSi XL Prices
Responding to tough competition from Apple and other smartphone makers in the handheld gaming market, Nintendo said it will slash $20 from the price of two systems starting September 12.
Best Mobile Apps For Busy Professionals
Today's smartphones have led to the development of hundreds of thousands of mobile apps. Apple's iPhone, RIM's BlackBerry and phones based on Google's Android all have access to extensive libraries of apps that you can download and install for our increasingly mobile world. When you're always on the go, having the right smartphone app makes it easy to transition from business to pleasure and back again without skipping a beat so you can get the most out of every minute. Here we pick 17 of the be
Server Technology Hits A Crossroads
Highlights of exclusive InformationWeek Analytics research as it appears in "State Of Server Technology 2010," our report evaluating changes in the server market motivated by the push to consolidate data center systems, get power and cooling costs under control and make the most of the cloud.
Department Of Interior Tackles Two High-Risk IT Projects
As the White House begins heavy scrutiny of its IT projects, the agency is getting a head start on the multi-year $7.6 billion Consolidated Infrastructure, Automation, Telecomm project and the much smaller Incident Management, Analysis, and Reporting System.
Future Of Work Same As The Past?
Gartner has issued its vision of how work will be done 10 years from now thanks to hyper-connectedness, but it may not be new, or entirely practical.
Windows Phone 7 Performance Promising
For the early part of its life, Windows Mobile was one of the more powerful mobile platforms, yet it was never known as being the most spry. Microsoft set out to fix that with Windows Phone 7 and early indications are it has succeeded.
Older Americans Flocking To Social Networks
The percentage of U.S. adults ages 50 and older using Facebook and other online communities nearly doubled from 22% in April 2009 to 42% in May of this year, according to the Pew Research Center.
High-Spending SMB Marketers Embrace Online Media
A recent survey of SMBs and their advertising habits found that those that spent more than $25,000 per year on advertising were more likely to invest in online media, including measures as simple as having a website.