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HP Unveils Mini Tower Desktop PC
News  |  7/30/2010  | 
The sub-$600 Pro 3130 is targeted to professionals and knowledge workers in small to midsize companies with expansion options for power users.
Sourcefire Slams Open Source IDS Suricata
News  |  7/30/2010  | 
Matt Olney expressed disappointment with the Open Information Security Foundation's efforts, and touted Razorback, Sourcefire's open source analysis and detection engine, as truly innovative.
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.
Web Apps For Sale Without Censorship
News  |  7/30/2010  | offers a place to distribute and sell Web apps without an Apple-style approval process.
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.
Microsoft Plans Intel 'Oak Trail'-Based Tablets
News  |  7/29/2010  | 
CEO Steve Ballmer tells financial analysts that catching Apple in the slate PC market is "job one" for the company.
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%.
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.
Defense Agency Expands Cloud Computing
News  |  7/29/2010  | 
Platform-as-a-service, Microsoft Office, and SharePoint may be delivered to military agencies from the Defense Information Systems Agency's private cloud.
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.
Global CIO: IBM Attacked By EU Anti-Capitalists & IT Washouts
Commentary  |  7/28/2010  | 
Two tiny makers of mainframe knockoffs are joining forces with the always-eager EU to try to browbeat IBM into unearned submission.
Google Fights Android Piracy
News  |  7/28/2010  | 
A new licensing service for Android apps aims to limit misuse.
EnterpriseDB Upgrades Postgres Plus Advanced Server
News  |  7/28/2010  | 
The 8.4 version includes protection against SQL injection attacks and compatibility features to make it easier to migrate Oracle applications.
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.
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.
Microsoft Slams Google-Yahoo Japan Deal
News  |  7/28/2010  | 
Redmond says pact would reduce the number of online advertising platforms in the country to one.
Red Hat Deltacloud Joins Apache Software Foundation
News  |  7/27/2010  | 
Deltacloud APIs work with the NASA Nebula cloud engine and converts it into an alternative open source project.
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.
Slideshow: 12 CIOs' 'Career Killer' Pet Peeves
Slideshows  |  7/27/2010  | 
Don't derail your career by making these missteps with your boss. Get the inside scoop on what not to say in these excerpts from our CIO Profiles.
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.
Khronos Announces OpenGL 4.1 Graphics API
News  |  7/26/2010  | 
The specification defined by a working group of the OpenGL Architecture Review Board at Khronos provides easier porting between mobile and desktop platforms.
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.
Cloud Working Group Developing Standard APIs
News  |  7/26/2010  | 
The goal is a set of standard application programming interfaces, usable by all vendors, for each phase of cloud operation.
Jailbreaking iPhone Not A Crime Says U.S. Government
News  |  7/26/2010  | 
The Library of Congress Copyright Office ruling refutes Apple's contention that iPhone buyers are licensees of the technology, not owners, and thereby bound by the company's licensing agreement.
Smartphone Death Match: iPhone 4 Versus Droid X
News  |  7/26/2010  | 
Our mobile expert pits the Apple iPhone 4 against the Motorola Droid X to name the better enterprise smartphone.
Virtuon Offers Cloud Based Virtual Desktop
News  |  7/26/2010  | 
VMware View based, the Virtual Desktop service allows companies to provision users with browser-based Windows desktop environments without increasing IT responsibilities.
LiMo Links With GNOME To Boost Mobile Linux
News  |  7/26/2010  | 
Developers have been slower to come to the Linux mobile platform compared to other smartphone operating systems.
Global CIO: VMware CEO On Future Of Virtualization: Exclusive Interview
Commentary  |  7/25/2010  | 
Paul Maritz explains how CIOs can create one giant computer to go beyond CapEx to OpEx reductions and fund new high-value applications.
Slideshow: Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 Revealed
Slideshows  |  7/25/2010  | 
Microsoft has completely updated its mobile operating system with Windows Phone 7, which offers more of a social media focus than one might expect, complete with "hubs" for people, pictures, music, games, and office apps.
Microsoft, ARM Expand Licensing Agreement
News  |  7/23/2010  | 
Licensing the entire microprocessor architecture may enable the software giant to enhance research and development opportunities for mobile phones and devices based on the market-leading ARM chips.
India Unveils $35 Tablet PC
News  |  7/23/2010  | 
The solar-powered iPad lookalike, targeted to students with support for web browsing, video conferencing and word processing, is the Indian government's "answer to MIT's $100 computer."
Microsoft Bundles Halo Reach With Xbox 360
News  |  7/23/2010  | 
The bundle includes a chrome color Xbox 360 console with a 250 GB hard drive, two wireless controllers, and the standard edition for the video game.
Netbook Sales To Almost Double By 2013
News  |  7/23/2010  | 
ASUS and Acer each hold one third of the worldwide netbook market, which is rapidly expanding, according to ABI Research.
Paragon Go Virtual Simplifies Cloning Windows Desktops
News  |  7/22/2010  | 
Free for non-commercial use, the programs simplifies the physical to virtual image process and allows cloned images of a Windows system to run on non-Windows machines.
Microsoft Reports 48% Increase In Profits
News  |  7/22/2010  | 
Windows 7 and Office 2010 paced strong fourth fiscal quarter for the software powerhouse.
Dell Settles SEC Charges, Pays $100 Million
News  |  7/22/2010  | 
Dell neither admitted nor denied SEC allegations that it used fraudulent accounting to appear to meet Wall Street earnings targets in agreeing to pay $100 million in civil penalties.
HP Coy About Windows 7 Tablet Plans
News  |  7/22/2010  | 
HP has said very little about its plans for a Windows 7-based tablet-style computer that would take on Apple's iPad, but has big plans for the Palm WebOS.
VMware Revenues Up 48%
News  |  7/22/2010  | 
Second quarter revenues and net income jumped above levels set in 2009, prompting an optimistic prognosis for the year.
AOL Release Android App
News  |  7/22/2010  | 
Snubbing the iPhone in favor of the "top-tier smartphone platform," AOL's mobile app offers Android users easy access to content and services.
iPhone 4 Bumper Refunds Begin
News  |  7/22/2010  | 
Apple rebates kick in as the company looks to make amends for "antennagate."
Analytics Slideshow: Calculating Cloud ROI
Slideshows  |  7/22/2010  | 
Highlights of exclusive InformationWeek Analytics research as it appears in "Cloud ROI: Calculating Costs, Benefits, Returns," our report and visual case study evaluating the fiscal consideration companies apply before tapping into the public cloud.
Terracotta Announces Terabyte Data Cache For Apps
News  |  7/22/2010  | 
The Ehcache 2.2 elastic caching platform can manage up to a terabyte of data in server memory to meet higher traffic demand by speeding application response time.
Nokia Reports 40% Drop In Profits
News  |  7/22/2010  | 
With income plunging, Nokia looks to Symbian to save its smartphone portfolio, and itself.
Xbox Kinect Could Be Microsoft's iPad
News  |  7/22/2010  | 
Holiday sales expected to be strong for gaming industry's first hands-free motion control system.
Facebook Celebrates 500 Million Users
News  |  7/21/2010  | 
The social network's meteoric rise suggests that the open Internet isn't as appealing as a more controlled environment.
Xbox Kinect Ship Date Confirmed
News  |  7/21/2010  | 
Microsoft's hands-free controller for Xbox 360 games will be available just before the 2010 holiday season kicks into full gear.
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