Amazon Boosts Kindle Royalties
Authors can almost double the amount they receive from sales of digital books priced 20% or more below the list price for the physical book version.
DARPA Plots Supercomputing Future
The Omnipresent High Performance Computing program is seeking proposals to dramatically advance the performance and capabilities of future computing systems and enable ExtremeScale computing.
DISA Readies $5 Billion RFP Bundle
A raft of request for proposals will address Defense Information Systems Agency projects in provisioning, net operations, net assurance, and network maintenance.
DoD Updates Open Government Plan
Responding to feedback that previous versions lacked detail, the agency made some info about its transparency plan more accessible.
Image Gallery: 11 Leading Data Warehousing Appliances
Enterprises are abandoning conventional warehouse development approaches in favor of prepackaged apps and hardware configurations combining database management systems, processing power, storage, and connectivity. Here are the leaders.
Google China Redirection To End
Chinese authorities don't appreciate Google's practice of sending searchers in China to its uncensored Hong Kong search site.
White House Pauses $3 Billion In IT Spending
The Office of Management and Budget is conducting a detailed review of high-risk IT projects and placing a temporary pause on billions allocated annually to financial systems.
PayPal Allows Apps To Accept Payment
Guest Payments, part of the PayPal Adaptive Payments API, allows developers to offer direct credit card payment in applications with requiring PayPal membership.
NASA Radar To Study Gulf Oil Spill
The same technology used to detect the effect of a Mexican earthquake on the earth's surface will help determine how oil has penetrated ecological zones in the Gulf of Mexico.
Oracle Q4 Profits Up 25%
Recently acquired Sun Microsystems contributed $1.8 billion in revenue and new software licenses increased 14% to $3.1 billion.
Twitter, Feds Settle Security Charges
Twitter must establish and maintain a "comprehensive information security program" and allow third-party review of the program biannually for the 10 years.
Strategy Session: UC And The Cloud
Virtualization and cloud computing have taken over the mantle of hottest tech that only a few years ago was held by IP telephony and unified communications, but that doesn't mean it's easy to align the two areas.