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posted in January 2009
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iPhone Keeps Mobile Gaming Growing
News  |  1/30/2009  | 
With the iPhone leading the way, smartphone users are downloading games at a rapidly growing rate, according to data from ComScore.
Footprints Of Google's GDrive Spotted
News  |  1/30/2009  | 
A reference to Google's long-rumored online storage service was spotted in a JavaScript localization file associated with Google Pack, Google's free software bundle.
Virtualization Set For Desktop Surge In 2009
News  |  1/30/2009  | 
The push for cost savings will sweep virtualization solutions from VMware, Microsoft, Citrix, and others past the server, onto the desktop and into the cloud.
Indian Outsourcers Warm Up To Acquisitions
Features  |  1/29/2009  | 
The top Indian IT companies historically haven't been big deal makers, but slowing organic growth and other factors could drive more acquisitions.
Remaking Microsoft: Go All-In In The Cloud
Features  |  1/29/2009  | 
Microsoft needs to move more aggressively into cloud computing.
Rolling Review: PBwiki Works Best For Small Projects
Features  |  1/29/2009  | 
The service ably handles tasks such as posting documents and commenting on them, but projects containing 50 or more tasks are unwieldy to manage.
Practical Analysis: Time For Some IT Self-Improvement
Commentary  |  1/29/2009  | 
It's time to hone best practices and position your organization for better days.
Google Aims To Expose Network Meddling
News  |  1/28/2009  | 
Vint Cerf puts out the word that Google's Measurement Lab will make it more difficult for telecoms to degrade or block apps such as BitTorrent or Skype.
8 Mobile Technologies To Watch
News  |  1/28/2009  | 
Many of the improvements expected to make an impact in the next two years will soon be integrated into smartphones, research firm Gartner reports.
Intacct Announces SaaS Upgrade, Plans To Take On Oracle
News  |  1/28/2009  | 
The small SaaS vendor wants to play in the big leagues. But first it must prove it can be profitable.
Nokia Boosts Location Services With Bit-Side Buy
News  |  1/28/2009  | 
By purchasing the media-sharing software company, Nokia is hoping to improve its Nokia Maps program.
AT&T Revenues Influenced By Strong iPhone Sales
News  |  1/28/2009  | 
However, subsidies cost the telecom some $450 million in profits in the quarter.
Global CIO: An Open Letter To Oracle CEO Larry Ellison
Commentary  |  1/27/2009  | 
The issue that needs your fresh thinking: the one-size-fits-all, non-negotiable maintenance fees most software companies charge.
Yahoo Reports Losses Related To Costs, Stock Rises
News  |  1/27/2009  | 
Without the one-time costs, the company's 4Q earnings were better than expected, given the state of the economy, its effect on advertising, and public perceptions of Yahoo's position.
Google Gmail Available Offline, Calendar Coming Soon
News  |  1/27/2009  | 
After clicking on the "Offline" link, most or all of the user's Gmail messages, depending on the size of the mailbox, will be synchronized to a local cache.
EdgeCast, DT Partner On Content Delivery Network Player
News  |  1/27/2009  | 
Streaming video delivery services will be available for premium video, audio, and content publishers as well as for gaming companies, advertisers, and hosting providers.
Outsourcing Bill Of Rights Proposed
News  |  1/27/2009  | 
Satyam's financial fraud scandal has one services vendor pushing for an industry-wide set of ethics to ease outsourcing fears.
Cisco Seeing Green With EnergyWise Partner Program
News  |  1/27/2009  | 
The company's outreach to other green-power companies focuses on integrating power management with network devices to monitor and control power usage.
Oracle Takes On Salesforce.com With CRM On Demand Upgrade
News  |  1/26/2009  | 
Release 16 is expected to include four types of monthly subscriptions and alternatives to multitenancy and set-in-stone maintenance scheduling.
Verizon Releases Cell Phone Boosting Hardware
News  |  1/26/2009  | 
The company's femtocell device will increase coverage using a customer's broadband service, and Verizon won't charge monthly fees.
Microsoft's Data Center Delay A Sign Of The Times
News  |  1/26/2009  | 
The work stoppage in Des Moines, Iowa, comes shortly after Microsoft announced plans last week to lay off 5,000 employees as part of a $1.5 billion spending cut.
WiMax Forum Launches Global Roaming Program
News  |  1/23/2009  | 
The collaboration could help boost the rollout of WiMax as it enables customers to get service on multiple networks from different providers.
Fidelity Reportedly Selling India IT Operation
News  |  1/23/2009  | 
The recession is prompting many financial services companies to sell their India-based IT captives.
The Pope Comes To YouTube
News  |  1/23/2009  | 
The Vatican's YouTube channel offers videos of the pope's speeches, news, and other religious information.
Android Market Grows, Still Trails Apple
News  |  1/23/2009  | 
More than 800 apps are now available for Google's Android platform, but Apple's App Store has more than 15,000 programs.
Even If Obama Builds More Broadband, U.S. May Not Use It
News  |  1/22/2009  | 
One in five Americans doesn't have broadband "for reasons that won't be addressed by price cuts or a fiber node in a neighborhood," according to a Pew Internet survey.
Satyam Fallout: Indian Industry Speaks As One
News  |  1/22/2009  | 
Company officials reveal ways the outsourcing company is repairing its image with customers during an InformationWeek Webcast.
Autonomy Acquires Interwoven For $775 Million
News  |  1/22/2009  | 
The combined company will become the largest in the legal information management industry.
Sprint Picks Up Palm Treo Pro
News  |  1/22/2009  | 
The carrier accidentally reveals it will soon offer the Palm Treo Pro, but the Windows Mobile smartphone may get overshadowed by the upcoming Palm Pre.
Software Maintenance Fees: Time For This Model To Change?
Features  |  1/22/2009  | 
The slow economy plus alternatives such as SaaS and open source could pressure vendors into offering lower-cost options.
Nokia's Earnings Drop 69%, Eyes U.S. Markets
News  |  1/22/2009  | 
Despite the downturn, the Symbian OS is likely to be an important weapon as Nokia plans to license the software royalty-free through an independent foundation.
10 Questions For Oracle President Charles Phillips
News  |  1/21/2009  | 
Larry Ellison's right-hand man explains why software costs so much, what to expect from the upcoming Fusion Apps, his views on President Barack Obama, and more.
Cloud Connect: IT Managers Remain Wary
News  |  1/21/2009  | 
Salesforce.com, Google, and Amazon say their strategies and software help enterprises move virtualized and IT resources into a cloud computing model.
IBM, RIM Boost Lotus Support On BlackBerry
News  |  1/20/2009  | 
The business devices will get expanded Lotus support and mobile access to Lotus Symphony, Quickr, and Domino Designer later this year.
Nokia Offers Location-Based Security Service
News  |  1/20/2009  | 
The service will allow GPS-enabled S60 handsets to identify where friends and family are located, and track when people leave a predefined area.
Consumers Move Easily To DTV In Early Tests
News  |  1/20/2009  | 
Officials and volunteers in North Carolina manned help phone lines to talk consumers through installation processes and, in some cases, made house calls to assist consumers.
10 Cloud Computing Predictions For 2009
News  |  1/18/2009  | 
Vendors are rushing to join Amazon, EMC/VMware, IBM, Google, Microsoft, and Salesforce in the cloud, offering businesses new ways to do more with less.
Senators Call For DTV Deadline Delay Till June 12
News  |  1/16/2009  | 
Originally planned for Feb. 17, the switch to a digital television signal broadcast has been plagued by a series of problems.
Salesforce Offers Pricing For Cloud-Computing Services
News  |  1/16/2009  | 
The company's partnership with Amazon lets customers connect to the online retailer's Elastic Compute Cloud service and Simple Storage Service.
Discover Card Offers Mobile Management Service
News  |  1/15/2009  | 
The company is following in the footsteps of Visa and MasterCard by offering cardholders the ability to manage their accounts with a cell phone.
N.Y. Terminates $2 Billion Statewide Public Safety Network
News  |  1/15/2009  | 
The wireless network was planned to link public-safety agencies across the state from the tip of Long Island to Niagara Falls.
Mobile Internet To Grow Rapidly By 2010
News  |  1/15/2009  | 
The emerging markets will play a key role in the growth of the mobile Web, and integrating location could potentially make it lucrative.
HP Extends Orchestration Of Virtual, Physical Servers
News  |  1/15/2009  | 
With two additions to its Adaptive Infrastructure management products, HP is upping the ante in the race to manage physical and virtual data center servers from the same console.
United Airlines To Offer In-Flight Wi-Fi
News  |  1/15/2009  | 
The service will cost about $13 and will be available to all classes of service.
Despite Economic Woes, Business Owners Optimistic
Commentary  |  1/15/2009  | 
Each day brings more bad news about the economy, but that hasn't dampened small business owners outlook about the prospects for 2009 -- the majority see opportunity.
Blockbuster, Sonic Partner In Multi-Device Movie Delivery
News  |  1/14/2009  | 
Movies will be delivered over the Internet to a variety of devices, from PCs and set-top boxes to mobile phones and portable media players.
Yahoo Picks Bartz To Lead Effort At Turnaround
News  |  1/13/2009  | 
President Sue Decker announces plans to resign after an undefined transition period.
Google Woos Allies With Apps Reseller Program
News  |  1/13/2009  | 
Google is offering support, training, and tools for sales, marketing, reporting, and customer integration, while allowing resellers to manage billing and the customer relationship.
Yahoo Getting Strong Track Record, Leadership In Carol Bartz
News  |  1/13/2009  | 
A Bartz appointment could also signal that Yahoo sees itself as a software company, not just a company providing online services.
52% Of Developers Expecting SaaS Projects This Year
News  |  1/12/2009  | 
In Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, fewer developers are currently working on SaaS applications, but more than half of those surveyed expect to be doing so within 12 months, Evans Data said.
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