Google Porn Search On Cell Phones
Google gave two computer scientists access to more than a
million of its mobile search records in research aimed at
understanding the unique needs of wireless Web surfers. Judging by
the results, what users really need is a porn portal, as more searches
were for smut than anything else.
Google Widens Search Lead As Growth Slows
Google's share of the search market reached 41.4% in January, up more than 6 percentage points from a year earlier. Yahoo, MSN, and Time Warner Network all lost market share.
Think Globally, Analyze Locally
All this talk about "operational BI" and "pushing intelligence to decison-makers" is mostly just theory, right? No, it isn't. And nothing illustrates better than example.
Q&A: Hewlett-Packard's Linux Chief
Christine Martino, vice president of Hewlett Packard's Open Source and Linux organization, talks about middleware, Linux on the desktop, and other open source trends.
SEC Shuts Down $50 Million Autosurf Ponzi Scam
The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed fraud charges against the owner of an Autosurf site who it accused of running a $50 million Ponzi scam and pocketing nearly $2 million.
Dell Ships Second Pair Of Duo Notebooks
Dell on Tuesday posted another pair of Core Duo-powered notebooks to its sales site, the third and fourth models from the Texas manufacturer to feature Intel's newest dual-core chip.
Review: ThinkPad T60p
Lenovo's new ThinkPad T60p is a very successful--if pricey--attempt to bridge the gap between the ultraportables and the desktop replacements.
American IT Jobs Give Bush Valuable Bargaining Chip In Talks With India
George Bush's visit to India this week provides the perfect high-profile opportunity for the President to urge Congress to eliminate all numerical caps on H-1B foreign worker visas. Such a move would help the United States in a number of ways, while holding very little downside for the American economy.
India Readies High-Tech Manufacturing Policy
The Indian government will soon announce a policy that will enable it to take equity in and help boost the manufacture of high-technology products such as semiconductors, wafers, storage devices, and plasma and LCD panels.
IBM Affirms RFID Commitment
A new asset tracking application, a server upgrade, and a new test center in Dublin make IBM's RFID intentions crystal clear.
IBM, Novell Unveil Open Source ID Management
The technology will let individuals manage and control their online personal information--including bank account, telephone, and credit card numbers--or medical and employment records.
Power-Based Designs Become Available
Power.org members can complete system-on-chip devices much faster if they take advantage of proven designs that other members have already completed, and those designs will now be commercially available for license.
Google Expands Payment Services
Account-holders with Google can now use their credit cards to buy items listed in Google Base, and more payment services are coming.
Symantec Launches Midmarket Security Appliance
The new appliances will support between 100 and 200 nodes, and will feature the same security software as the company's enterprise-grade devices but will be offered with unlimited license agreements.
For Apple, There's No Business Like Show Business
Apple plans to announce something tomorrow, and the rumor mill is working overtime trying to guess what that announcement might be. Over the weekend, one possibility -- a big-screen video iPod -- was knocked out of contention after a hoaxter posted a step-by-step video about how he created the fake prototype photo everyone was buzzing about.
Finding Humor In IT
Humor is in short supply in the business world. And that's a shame because there are some subjects that benefit from a liberal dose of levity.
Osterman Research's report, "Email Troubleshooting: The Cost and Impact to the Enterprise," represents just such a topic. Though no doubt a subject near and dear to the heart of Zenprise, the E-mail management software maker that sponsored the study, it's not the sort of reading m
It's Not Wise To Neglect Certain SOX Requirements
If you're still harboring doubts about meeting your SOX deadlines, you might want to check out a webinar tomorrow (Feb. 28) that features Michael Horowitz, commissioner of the United States Sentencing Commission (USSC).
The event, titled, "Upward Mobility: Leveraging Your Sarbanes-Oxley Investment for Broader Risk Management," will take place 1 p.m. EST. Co-hosted by compliance vendor Axentis and Business Finance Magazine, speakers will also include
Adware Firm Admits Error, Apologizes
180solutions, the controversial adware marketer, admitted last week that it has found a pair of sites adding its Zango software to PCs without users' consent.