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Content posted in April 2009
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Zoho Updates Its Free Chat Application
Commentary  |  4/1/2009  | 
At the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco today, Zoho is upgrading the free chat component of its suite of online business and productivity applications. Zoho Chat 2.0 supports multiple instant messaging protocols and integrates into the entire Zoho suite.
CTIA: Meet HTC's Snap, Successor To The Dash
Commentary  |  4/1/2009  | 
HTC announced the HTC Snap this morning at CTIA. This is the BlackBerry-esque style phone that includes a fixed QWERTY keyboard and lacks a touch screen.
CTIA: First Look At RIM's BlackBerry App World
Commentary  |  4/1/2009  | 
RIM's take on the mobile application storefront came to full realization overnight with the launch of BlackBerry App World. I downloaded the application and took it for a spin. Instant verdict: Not bad.
ReviewCam: At Web 2.0 Expo, Kosmix Demos Its Mashup For Researching Topics
Commentary  |  4/1/2009  | 
I've been at Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco all day "shooting" ReviewCams of sites and services that claim to fit into the Web 2.0 category. One such demo that I captured on video (see below) is essentially a search site that's designed for especially for people who are researching topics and who would prefer to have their search results organized in a way that's conducive to learning about some subject matter rather than just wading through pages of search results. Kosmix.com may be worth a try
$167M IT Project For Vets' Medical Care In Shambles
Commentary  |  4/1/2009  | 
An IT project for military patients at Veterans Affairs hospitals has wasted 8 years and $167 million without producing a single usable application. Federal CIO Vivek Kundra could make a huge impact by jumping into this ugly mess and reversing this shabby and inexcusable treatment of our wounded veterans. Step one: fire every IT manager even remotely involved.
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