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Apple iPad Seizing Netbook Market Share
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Declining notebook prices overall and the success of Apple's tablet computer combined to drive down netbook sales in the second quarter, according to DisplaySearch.
HP Taps Ex-SAP Head Leo Apotheker As New CEO
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Leo Apotheker, who unexpectedly resigned as CEO of SAP in February, has been named to replace Mark Hurd.
AT&T To Refresh GoPhone Plans
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
In advance of the Windows 7 Phone launch, the carrier will introduce new unlimited talk and text options or unlimited talk and text with metered data use on Oct. 3.
15 Green Tech Innovations
Slideshows  |  9/30/2010  | 
Cost-savings and energy efficiencies go hand-in-hand. The poor economy and a collective awareness of the finite resources available to the world are encouraging businesses to invest in green technologies. In fact, 60% of companies now have green criteria for their technology purchases, a Forrester Research study found. Cutting costs is the primary motivator, while real or anticipated regulatory issues and pressure from buyers also ranked high, the report said. Only 30% were driven by their desir
Halo Reach Tops Xbox Live List
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
First-person shooter pulls ahead of Modern Warfare 2 to grab top spot.
Samsung To Adopt Windows Phone 7
Commentary  |  9/30/2010  | 
Samsung has announced that it will debut several new smartphones this year with Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 platform on board.
Novell Upgrades SUSE Linux Appliance Toolkit
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
Combined with Novell Cloud Manager, the toolkit options for building workloads as virtual appliances, strive shorten customers' path to the cloud.
Motorola ES400S Enterprise Handset Coming To Sprint
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
The rugged device is designed to be durable and withstand dust, drops and bumps runs on Windows Embedded Handheld technologies with compatibility and support for industry-specific apps.
Red Hat Releases Fedora 14 Beta
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
Laughlin is the sole beta of the latest Linux operating system, slated to debut in November.
Web 2.0 Expo: O'Reilly Says Have Fun, Invent
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
Tech prognosticator believes researchers need to get less granular and focus on projects that will inspire them to create the next big thing.
Microsoft Office For Mac To Ship Oct. 26
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
Individual and family editions of the Apple desktop productivity suite can be preordered now.
Global CIO: HP's $130-Billion Gamble
Commentary  |  9/29/2010  | 
While HP's steeply calculated risk to hold its annual analysts' day without a CEO shows guts, it also lets IBM, Oracle, SAP, and Cisco to continue setting the IT agenda.
RightScale Launches Cloud Package For Developers, Testers
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
Front-end cloud management offerings expanded with server combinations for Java, PHP, Ruby, .Net software development.
Google Provides Kill Switch For Gmail Threading
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
Conversation View, a feature that set Gmail apart from Hotmail and Yahoo Mail, soon will be optional.
CA Technologies To Acquire Hyperformix
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
Beyond broadening the tools it offers to build and manage internal cloud environments, adding the capacity management software specialist should bolster CA's ability to manage virtualized environments.
Document Foundation To Take OpenOffice Code Outside Oracle
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
The code base for the open source look-alike suite to Microsoft Office has been moved outside Oracle by a new foundation, which claims it will further develop it.
HTC Merge Headed To Verizon
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
The CDMA version of the HTC Desire Z, known in the U.S. as the T-Mobile G2, may be joining the carrier's lineup based upon leaked photos and a model number.
Global CIO: HP Pressure-Cooker: The Top 5 Priorities For Tuesday's Call
Commentary  |  9/28/2010  | 
While analysts have lots of probing questions for today's call with HP, here are the make-or-break topics: analytics, cloud, mobile, data centers, and who's the new CEO.
State of Minnesota Moves To Microsoft's Cloud
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
More than 30,000 employees will migrate to services-based e-mail and collaboration.
Sony Ericsson Drops Symbian
News  |  9/27/2010  | 
Google's Android OS has been the focus of new platform work, though the company will continue to support Symbian phones.
Microsoft Dumps Windows Live Spaces For WordPress
News  |  9/27/2010  | 
Move raises questions about Redmond's ability to provide homegrown solutions for the Web 2.0 market.
Acer Unveils Core i7 Ultraportable, 3D Laptop
News  |  9/27/2010  | 
The TimelineX packs Intel's high-end ultra-low voltage processor into a roughly 11.5-inch body.
Apple Dominates Tech Headlines
News  |  9/27/2010  | 
A study of mainstream news organizations' technology coverage shows enthusiasm for Apple and a focus on positive stories slightly more often than negative ones.
Windows Phone 7 Release Date Nears
News  |  9/27/2010  | 
Speculation over when devices based on Microsoft's new mobile operating system will hit the market is heating up.
VAR Dynamics Combines CRM, Mobile Access
News  |  9/24/2010  | 
SaaS-based TenDigits MobileAccess for Dynamics CRM provides access from Apple's iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch and RIM's BlackBerry.
Global CIO: Oracle's Success Breeds Fear And Loathing At New York Times
Commentary  |  9/24/2010  | 
The Times does a hatchet job with strident but unproven claims about widespread fear and intimidation among Oracle customers.
Oracle Reiterates Support For Java
News  |  9/23/2010  | 
Development of Java and Java Virtual Machine will continue unabated and key parts of it will remain open source, Oracle told developers at Openworld.
12 Most Disruptive Enterprise IT Vendors
Slideshows  |  9/23/2010  | 
These vendors, large and small, are shaking up the status quo with their new products, approaches and models.
HTC HD7 Windows Phone 7 Specs Leak
Commentary  |  9/23/2010  | 
A data sheet on the unannounced Windows Phone 7 device, the HD7, was recently discovered and shows that the new HTC smartphone is headed to T-Mobile with 3G in tow.
CDW Healthcare Inks IT Contract With VHA
News  |  9/23/2010  | 
Three-year agreement covers 16 healthcare organizations in Kansas and Missouri that collectively purchase $520 million of products and services annually.
Samsung Bada Logs 10 Millionth App Download
News  |  9/23/2010  | 
The Wave, the first smartphone powered by the Bada operating system, topped the 1 million sales threshold in Europe, the company also said.
Sprint Releases HTC EVO 4G, Hero Software Upgrades
News  |  9/23/2010  | 
Update corrects Android 2.2-related bugs associated with multiple Gmail account syncs, editing a calendar event, and dialer sluggishness.
Nvidia Readies Next Generation GPUs
News  |  9/22/2010  | 
Kepler and Maxwell are scheduled for release in 2011 and 2013, respectively, with the latter offering 16 times the performance of the current generation Fermi GP GPU.
Google Chrome Frame Officially Released
News  |  9/22/2010  | 
With the beta label removed, users of Internet Explorer 6, 7, and 8 now have a stable way to experience modern browsing without embracing IE 9.
Brocade Shares Jump On IBM Takeover Talk
News  |  9/22/2010  | 
Report indicates networking gear vendor may follow Netezza on Big Blue's acquisition list.
Microsoft Plans More Halo Releases
News  |  9/22/2010  | 
Software maker says it wants fans to have "ongoing relationship" with the blockbuster action game.
Microsoft IE 9 Beta Racks 2 Million Downloads
News  |  9/22/2010  | 
Strong showing in Internet Explorer's first two days of release indicates Microsoft may be on track to stem its slide in the browser market.
Microsoft Previews Small Business Server 7
News  |  9/21/2010  | 
Built on Windows Server 2008 R2, the office-oriented server suite for businesses with 25 to 75 users, includes Exchange Server 2010 SP1, SharePoint Foundation 2010 and Hyper-V support.
Oracle, HP Settle Hurd Lawsuit
News  |  9/21/2010  | 
Tech giants also pledge to continue joint initiatives around infrastructure products and services.
Oracle Releases 'Unbreakable' Linux Kernel
News  |  9/21/2010  | 
Competition with Red Hat heats up with a modified Linux that Oracle says is best for running its software on its hardware.
Global CIO: Is Larry Ellison Going Soft On HP And IBM?
Commentary  |  9/20/2010  | 
Dropping his standard jabs and insults, Ellison's been downright sweet to HP and IBM lately. What the heck's going on here?
Halo Reach Hit With Disc Errors
News  |  9/20/2010  | 
Microsoft says it's received a small number of complaints from users playing on certain versions of the Xbox 360 console.
Sony Starts Selling PS3 Move
News  |  9/17/2010  | 
The motion-sensing device for the PlayStation 3 hits stores shelves three days early and a month and a half before Microsoft releases the competing Kinect.
Google Search Share Dips Slightly
News  |  9/17/2010  | 
Combined, Microsoft and Yahoo captured 28.5% of total U.S. searches in August, while Google slipped 0.4% to a still dominant 65.4%.
Tech Execs, Feds To Convene On Cloud Computing
News  |  9/17/2010  | 
Vivek Kundra, Aneesh Chopra and other government officials will meet with members of the Business Software Alliance in an effort to optimize federal cloud deployments.
Microsoft Windows Phone 7 To Debut With AT&T
News  |  9/17/2010  | 
Verizon Wireless is expected to offer a CDMA version of Microsoft Windows Phone 7 early next year.
Gates, Barrett Back 'Change The Equation' Education Nonprofit
News  |  9/17/2010  | 
The organization will provide funding to underprivileged schools and communities for science, technology, engineering and math education.
Novell Unveils Mono 2.8 Development Framework
News  |  9/17/2010  | 
The release will evolve into version 3.0 of the free, open source .NET developer tool.
Oracle Profits Rise On Software, Hardware Sales
News  |  9/17/2010  | 
CEO Larry Ellison took shots at SAP, telling analysts Oracle's rival made a 'colossal' mistake challenging his firm in the database market.
Yahoo To Refresh Mail, Search
News  |  9/16/2010  | 
The web portal hopes to reinvigorate the brand by rolling out new versions of its services, including Yahoo Mail, search, instant messaging, mobile apps and content properties, starting in the fall.
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