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Microsoft IE9 Throws Weight Behind H.264 Video
News  |  4/30/2010  | 
Supporters of license-free video codecs immediately decried the announcement as proof that Microsoft doesn't really support an open Web.
Virtualization Driving Data Center Growth
News  |  4/29/2010  | 
Ethernet switches, application delivery controllers, and WAN optimization equipment are particular growth spots in data center equipment.
Skyfire Now Showing Flash On Android
News  |  4/29/2010  | 
The mobile browser supports Flash video, before Android officially gets Flash support.
Mozilla Tests Mobile Firefox For Android
News  |  4/28/2010  | 
The developers working on Mozilla's Fennec are seeking feedback from Android users.
Apple WWDC Kicks Off June 7
News  |  4/28/2010  | 
The iPhone OS 4, HTML 5, and potentially a new iPhone will be spotlighted at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference.
Microsoft Gets Paid For Android
News  |  4/28/2010  | 
By striking a patent licensing deal with HTC, Microsoft is raising the cost of using Google's free Android operating system.
Microsoft Releases Windows Embedded 7
News  |  4/28/2010  | 
Hewlett-Packard and Wyse Technology intend to use the operating system for thin clients.
Oregon Public Schools Go Google
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
By moving to Google's cloud infrastructure, Oregon expects to save $1.5 million annually for e-mail alone.
Global CIO: Global Banks Form Consortium To Counter HP, IBM, & Oracle
Commentary  |  4/27/2010  | 
Three huge banks will work together to buy at lower prices and to build their own cloud-based global banking infrastructure and network.
Motorola Drops Google Location For Skyhook
News  |  4/26/2010  | 
Developers helped convince Motorola to use Skyhook location technology in future Google Android devices.
Google Nexus One Unlikely On Verizon
News  |  4/26/2010  | 
Verizon Wireless owner Vodafone will start carrying the Android smartphone in its UK stores this month.
Israel Lifts iPad Ban
News  |  4/26/2010  | 
The Apple device must pass wireless interference regulatory tests before it's allowed into certain countries, including South Korea.
Global CIO: 10 Tech Acquisitions That Would Rock The Industry
Commentary  |  4/25/2010  | 
Whom should HP acquire? Or IBM, or Microsoft, or SAP, or Cisco, or five others? Here are our Top 10 matchmaking suggestions.
Riptano Offers Cassandra Commercial Support
News  |  4/23/2010  | 
Two former Rackspace employees form a spin-off to support the Cassandra open source database.
100 Million Windows 7 Licenses Sold
News  |  4/23/2010  | 
Microsoft's newest operating system now installed on more than 10% of PCs worldwide.
Microsoft Posts Record Quarterly Sales
News  |  4/22/2010  | 
Redmond reports strong Windows revenue in third quarter and solid performance across other lines.
Down To Business: Microsoft The Cloud Innovator
Commentary  |  4/22/2010  | 
Give it some credit: Early signs show a company committed to transforming the way it builds products and serves customers (and generates profits).
McAfee Bug Forces Massive PC Cleanup
News  |  4/22/2010  | 
A flawed antivirus software update misclassified a critical Windows XP file as a malicious program, sending PCs into endless reboot cycles.
White House Donates Drupal Code
News  |  4/22/2010  | 
Technology used for the Drupal-based site is now part of the open source project.
Garmin, T-Mobile Releasing Android Phone
News  |  4/22/2010  | 
The navigation-focused smartphone will be the successor to Garmin's Nuvifone A50.
Windows 7 Touch Pack Goes Public
News  |  4/22/2010  | 
Consumers can now download the suite of interactive games and utilities directly from Microsoft.
Red Hat Releases Enterprise Linux 6 Beta
News  |  4/22/2010  | 
Major themes in the latest release include pervasive virtualization, improved scalability and availability, and increased power efficiency, Red Hat says.
Inside Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 Beta
News  |  4/22/2010  | 
New features in the distro's latest version will make it possible to run heavy I/O servers, such as database servers, in a virtual machine under Linux, company says.
Microsoft Connects Office To Facebook
News  |  4/21/2010  | 
Docs for Facebook, Microsoft's latest online document creation and sharing service, promises productivity in a social context.
Adobe Burns Bridge With Apple, Embraces Google
News  |  4/21/2010  | 
There will be no more investment in development tools to bring Flash content to the iPhone.
Review: HTC Droid 'Incredible' A Winner
News  |  4/21/2010  | 
The latest Android smartphone earns its name with super-fast performance from its 1-GHz processor and an amazing AMOLED display.
Global CIO: Microsoft BI Wins Raves From Giant Shipping Company
Commentary  |  4/21/2010  | 
The world's second-largest container shipper is using PowerPivot for Excel to manage massive demand for data and overcome a "nightmare."
Verizon Announces Droid 'Incredible' Ship Date
News  |  4/20/2010  | 
The Android 2.1handset will ship April 29 to customers who pre-order the HTC smartphone.
Microsoft Unveils Crowdsourcing For Politicians
News  |  4/19/2010  | 
The TownHall platform aims to help public officials and candidates better engage with the public.
Apple iPad 3G Shipments Delayed
News  |  4/19/2010  | 
Orders placed today for the 3G version of the Apple slate will be shipped May 7.
Talend 4.0 Integrates Data Management
News  |  4/19/2010  | 
Data cleansing, integration, and master data management are rolled into Talend's 4.0 version of its data integration system.
Microsoft Investigates Report Of Abused Workers
News  |  4/15/2010  | 
Long hours, low wages, and poor working conditions have been documented at factory in China.
SpringSource Adds Messaging To Java
News  |  4/15/2010  | 
By acquiring Rabbit Technologies, VMware unit SpringSource will become a supplier of tools for building service-oriented cloud applications.
Microsoft, Google On Office Computing Collision Course
News  |  4/15/2010  | 
By the end of this year, both companies will find themselves on the same fundamental office computing architecture: a hybrid approach that supports both desktop- and browser-based office computing.
Linux Graybeards? Yes, But Also A Wisdom Circle
News  |  4/14/2010  | 
The annual Linux developer meet-up is underway in San Francisco, with code producers and maintainers looking at ways to improve the process and bring in new blood.
Global CIO: Oracle Delivers On Larry Ellison's MySQL Promises
Commentary  |  4/14/2010  | 
Oracle chief architect Edward Screven underscores Oracle's investments in MySQL and its unique value for customers.
Intel 32nm Processor Headed For Production
News  |  4/14/2010  | 
Sandy Bridge chips, set to go into production in late 2010, are based on a next-generation microarchitecture.
Global CIO: Google CEO Eric Schmidt's Top 10 Reasons Why Mobile Is #1
Commentary  |  4/14/2010  | 
Speaking to 400 CIOs, Schmidt said "the answer should always be mobile first." In his own words, here are 10 reasons why that's so.
Apple Refreshes MacBook Pro Line
News  |  4/13/2010  | 
The update gives Apple's top-selling computers faster processors, higher performing graphics, and longer battery life.
Microsoft Ends Original Vista Support
News  |  4/13/2010  | 
Users will have to upgrade to Vista SP1 or SP2 to continue receiving updates and hotfixes from Redmond.
Microsoft Outsources Tech Support
News  |  4/13/2010  | 
Indian services giant Infosys will provide Redmond employees with help desk, infrastructure and application support.
Oracle: MySQL Development Matters
News  |  4/12/2010  | 
Ongoing development of the MySQL open source system is in Oracle's best interest, the company says, as it prepares to announce the public beta of MySQL 5.5.
Global CIO: As Google And Microsoft Slug It Out, CIOs Come Out On Top
Commentary  |  4/12/2010  | 
Google Docs versus Office Online marks only the beginning of what will become very serious competition for CIOs' hearts and wallets. Extols 'Facebook Imperative' For Enterprise
News  |  4/9/2010  | 
CEO Marc Benioff said mobile access and social-network-style collaboration like the company's upcoming Chatter service will mark the next era for enterprise applications.
Apple Intros iPhone OS 4
News  |  4/8/2010  | 
The smartphone operating system upgrade adds more than 100 features, including multitasking, enhanced enterprise security, and a unified e-mail inbox.
Forrester Boosts Tech Spending Forecast
News  |  4/8/2010  | 
The analyst firm said U.S. IT spending would grow by 8.4% in 2010 because of higher gains in sales of communications equipment.
iPad's True Cost Revealed By Teardown
News  |  4/8/2010  | 
Apple is reaping a gross profit margin of almost 50% on each unit sold, analysis indicates.
Apple Admits iPad Wi-Fi Woes
News  |  4/8/2010  | 
Computer maker says its new tablet may have trouble connecting to wireless networks under certain conditions.
Global CIO: Microsoft Pushes BI For The Masses: 500 Million Prospects
Commentary  |  4/8/2010  | 
Leveraging Sharepoint and Excel, Microsoft's looking beyond BI experts to 500 million knowledge workers who can benefit from BI's capabilities.
Enterprises May Snub iPad-Style PCs
News  |  4/7/2010  | 
With employees already proficient in mouse-and-keyboard setups, touch-enabled computers aren't likely to make corporate inroads any time soon, study says.
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