RIM Kills 16GB PlayBook Tablet
Research In Motion confirmed plans to stop selling the 16GB PlayBook, but says it is still committed to selling tablets.
Falling Flat On Its Facebook
Facebook's stock price has spiraled downward since the IPO, but that might be the least of its troubles. Marketers are dissatisfied with the value of advertising on Facebook and even users might be tiring.
HTC Warns Of Lower Smartphone Sales
HTC cut its sales targets for the second quarter, as the U.S. import ban on its products, slow European sales, and a new Apple lawsuit hurt its recovery efforts.
Why The CIO Position Is In Jeopardy
Disruptive market forces generated by IT are now turning on IT's builders and managers. The number of CIOs will decrease during the next five years.
Health IT Faces Eventful Summer
Supreme Court's upcoming decision on healthcare reform and feds'
Meaningful Use Stage 2 final rules add up to a heated summer for healthcare IT execs.
IT Can Support BYOD Or Be Replaced
Fair or not, it's no longer enough for IT to make sure everything
runs properly and securely. Spoiled by the iPad, workers want new
technology now, and if IT doesn't respond quickly enough, it just
might find itself squeezed out by a paradigm shift.
There's Something About Larry
Oracle badly needs to articulate a customer-centric vision. The cloud seems like a great place to start--and here's what Larry Ellison should say.
Are We There Yet? Social Media's Perpetual Evolution
Social media is not a passing fad, but neither is it engraved in stone. Already the latest article of faith--that the ultimate marketing message is the one a person shares with his circle--is shattering because more users are being paid to "Like." Social media is more a sandstorm of passing fads, individually ephemeral but collectively an inexorable force. So observes Bob Guccione Jr. in his second BYTE Me column.
Windows 8, Intel Atom SoC Will Be iPad Killer
Windows and Intel might finally have their iPad killer: Acer's Iconia W510. The dockable tablet promises to be the first of a new breed of powerful Windows tablets that run on Intel's Atom Z2760 dual-core System-on-Chip. It will have full Windows notebook capabilities as well, and excellent battery life.
Are Tablets Little PCs Or Big Phones?
Microsoft thinks tablets are PCs, and Apple thinks they are not. Google seems to agree with Apple. But once Windows 8 tablets are out, businesses might find they like Windows tablets better.
Samsung Galaxy Sales Approach 60 Million
Combined sales of the Galaxy S, Galaxy S II, and Galaxy Note show that Samsung's smartphones are popular the world over--and strong competitors to Apple's iPhone.