Staples Launches Tablet Shopping Site
Apple's iPad is missing from the Web site, but it does have information on the Motorola Xoom, BlackBerry PlayBook, Dell Streak 7, Toshiba Tablet, and the HP TouchPad.
Cloud Economics And The Customer Experience
Businesses must ensure that cloud-enabled applications are tuned for optimal performance by paying close attention to network latency and other details of cloud architecture.
Windows Phone NoDo Update Begins
Many Windows Phone users have been anxiously awaiting the NoDo update because it will bring copy and paste to the platform, a feature considered essential. It was delayed a week or so but people are starting to see the updates come to their phones.
Tablets Overshadow Smartphones
Samsung, HTC, LG, RIM, and other vendors unveiled the most promising round of iPad competitors yet, pushing phones from the spotlight, at CTIA Wireless.
Motorola Apparently Not Satisfied With Android
Between the dwindling opportunities for hardware differentiation in the smartphone and tablet markets, and the Windows-like commoditizing effect that Android is having across mobile device makers, Motorola Mobility (like its competitors) have few options but to build their own user experiences.
Verizon And Sprint On The AT&T/T-Mobile Deal
The CEO's of Verizon and Sprint have both come forward with public statements on the news that AT&T is buying T-Mobile. Some of it is as you'd suspect, but some of the comments may surprise you.
RIM's PlayBook Goes On Sale April 19
Research In Motion's tablet mirrors Apple's iPad pricing, but has limitations, notably email access is supported only when tethered to a BlackBerry.
WLAN Market Shake Up
Cisco, Netgear, TP-Link, and Aruba increased their chances for long term survival in the wireless LAN market, according to figures released by market research firm In-Stat. On the other hand, Linksys and Technicolor would like to forget 2010.
SIEM Vendor Expands Footprint Via Channel
Security vendor TriGeo Network Security continues to build its partner base and push more sales through the channel. But company executives say the focus isn't so much on numbers; it's on forming strategic alliances with qualified solution providers.
Infographic: Handset Makers Rankings Stable Until 2010
When you think of changes in the cell phone landscape over the past decade, you would think the scene in 2001 would be radically different from 2010. From a software perspective, you'd be right. The same goes for hardware. When it comes to original equipment manufacturers though, there was remarkable consistency through 2009. Only in 2010 did things start to change dramatically.
HP Hits Green Product Goals
HP promised to cut the energy use of its products 40 percent by the end of this year, and now says that it has already succeeded.
Microsoft Should Bet On Web Apps
As the mobile environment becomes more fragmented, developers will be tempted to focus their efforts on the platforms with large market share. Microsoft needs a way to attract those developers.
Mitel Rolls Out New Version Of Its UC Solution
Video conferencing capabilities, greater scalability, a more open architecture, and an improved user interface are the highlights in the Mitel Unified Communicator (UC) Advanced 4.0 solution.
Wishpond Helps SMBs With E-Marketing
Now even small retailers can have an e-storefront, thanks to a Vancouver, B.C.-based company called Wishpond. Last week, the company took the wraps off its Merchant Offering, which allows retail operations to manage all of their online marketing initiatives in one place.
And Now There Are Three: AT&T Acquires T-Mobile
AT&T and T-Mobile have reached an agreement whereby AT&T will pay $39 billion in cash and stock to acquire T-Mobile from Germany's Deutsche Telekom. That will make AT&T the largest cellular network in the U.S., and it is virtually a foregone conclusion that Sprint will be acquired by Verizon.
T-Mobile USA CEO Addresses Employees
T-Mobile USA CEO & President Philipp Humm today sent a letter to the employees of T-Mobile regarding AT&T's $39 billion acquisition of the nation's fourth-largest carrier. Here's the letter.
Infegy Monitors And Measures Social Content
Apparently, Mark Zuckerberg isn't the only young whiz making waves in the social media world. Justin Graves, who's just 26 years old, has used his copious brain power to build the algorithms that power Social Radar, a product from Infegy.
Fixing Storage Performance In Virtualized Environments
In our last entry we identified just a few of the reasons why server virtualization projects cause storage performance problems. In the next few entries we will discuss ways to fix storage performance in virtualized environments. In general you have two options; get faster or get smarter. Depending on your environment one option will typically make sense over the other but eventually as the virtualizatio
Android 2.2 Takes Over
Google releases updates to its Android platform several times a year, but it doesn't control when the updates are pushed down to existing phones. The latest data from Android Developers shows that Android 2.2, also known as Froyo, has take the lead as the most widespread version of Android currently on devices.
RSA Breach Leaves Customers Bracing For Worst
RSA, the information security division of EMC Corp., disclosed in an open letter from RSA chief Art Coviello that the company was breached in what it calls an "extremely sophisticated attack." Some information about its security products was stolen. Customers are bracing for more details.
Okta Shows Single Sign-On Service For Cloud Apps
TechWebTV catches up with Okta at Cloud Connect 2011 to find out how the company is using its Active Directory-compliant single sign-on service to help enterprises easily give employees access to cloud services.
End Of The Road For Sprint's iDEN Network
Sprint's push to talk feature works over its iDEN network that it got when it acquired Nextel. It is time to retire that technology and replace it with a CDMA version.
Trojan Attacks Remain Most Popular
Anti-malware vendor Panda Security's PandaLabs has found that the number of threats . . . surprise, surprise . . . have risen significantly year over year. What's interesting is how large a percentage of attacks Trojans have become.
Did HP Just Unveil Carly 2.0?
After six months of waiting, HP's new CEO Leo Apotheker finally revealed his strategic plans, leaving this writer wondering: Where's the beef?