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.
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.
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?
What I Look For In A Social Analysis Tool
There's growing demand to analyze Facebook, Twitter and other social media, but most tools fall short. Here are six capabilities to look for in next-generation products.
End Of The Road For Zune MP3 Players
Microsoft appears to be killing off the hardware side of the Zune line. The Zune HD will continue to be sold, but there are no plans for a new model.
OpenStack Governance, Rackspace Stacked
The open source cloud project known as OpenStack has been in the spotlight recently, thanks in part to corporate support from Rackspace. While such support is often necessary for projects like OpenStack, questions remain about the company's role in governing it.
iSpeech Drives Application to iPhone
The phone rings while you are speeding down the highway at 50 mph. Answering the call can be difficult and even illegal in some cases, such as returning a text. In response to such scenarios, iSpeech developed DriveSafe.ly, which now runs on the Apple iPhone.
Sizing Up Your E-Storefront
Even if you're a bricks-and-mortar operation, your website is a "storefront," so make sure it looks good and gives users everything they need without having to dig. Is your site as good as it can be?
And Then There Were Three?
In the US, most cell phone users are with one of the big four networks - Verizon, AT&T, Sprint or T-Mobile. Rumors have been around for years that T-Mobile and Sprint may get together but nothing has come of it. A marriage of the two though may be on the horizon.