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posted in June 2010
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Microsoft Kills Kin Phone
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
Engineers working on the handset will transfer to the Windows Phone 7 development team.
MSpot Launches Music Streaming Service For Android
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
User can store 2GB of music purchased from the service in the cloud for playback on Android phones.
Google News Gets Personal
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
A redesign of Google's news aggregation site emphasizes personalization, discovery, and sharing.
YouTube Stumbles Into Flash Gaming
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
Amid the flowering of Google's strategic relationship with Adobe, a Flash-based game has appeared and disappeared on YouTube.
Amazon Boosts Kindle Royalties
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
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
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
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
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
A raft of request for proposals will address Defense Information Systems Agency projects in provisioning, net operations, net assurance, and network maintenance.
Cisco, Avaya Battle For Enterprise Voice Market
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
PBX equipment sales during the first quarter of 2010 surged for both providers, but neither took a decisive lead according to a Infonetics report.
DoD Updates Open Government Plan
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
Responding to feedback that previous versions lacked detail, the agency made some info about its transparency plan more accessible.
Cisco Crafts Android-Based Enterprise Tablet
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
The mobile collaboration tool is targeted at businesses, so it's not seen as a direct competitor to Apple's iPad.
HTML5 Isn't Ready For Primetime, YouTube Says
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
Flash offers video streaming capabilities that HTML5 just can't match yet.
Image Gallery: 11 Leading Data Warehousing Appliances
Slideshows  |  6/29/2010  | 
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.
HP, Avaya Partner On Unified Communications
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
Avaya UC products will be sold and delivered by HP, bolstering the latter's growing enterprise communications portfolio.
Amazon Release Kindle App For Android
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
The app doesn't allow text search or e-book purchases from within the app, but Amazon says it will add those features in the near future.
Guerra On Healthcare: Siemens Summer CEO Coup
Commentary  |  6/28/2010  | 
John Glaser taking the helm of Siemens Health Services Business Unit is a game changer proves there's more than just one kind of M&A.
Connecticut Launches Emergency Alert System
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
The first statewide comprehensive system of its kind in the U.S. allows residents to with emergency officials via a variety of electronic devices.
Former Qwest CEO Nacchio's Prison Sentence Reduced
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
With estimates of defense costs topping $70 million, Nacchio's attorneys indicated appeals will continue despite a reduction in fines and prison time.
Google Chrome Tops Safari In U.S. Browser Share
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
Microsoft Internet Explorer continues to dominate with more than half the U.S. browser market, but Chrome has moved past Apple Safari into third place behind Mozilla Firefox.
White House Pauses $3 Billion In IT Spending
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
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.
Clearwire Expands 4G Wireless Service
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
Richmond, Va., Salt Lake City, and St. Louis join the growing list to receive WiMax Internet coverage from Sprint/Clearwire.
Customer Service Nightmare Bodes Ill for SMBs
Commentary  |  6/28/2010  | 
Phone support proves to be of negative value, paralyzing my work for an afternoon after rashly switching carriers.
China Promotes WLAN As 3G Complement
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
Demand for mobile Internet is growing faster than industry can build 3G networks.
China Electric Company Enters Triple Play Fray
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
State Grid will launch fiber to the home trials of converged phone, TV, and Internet services.
ICANN Approves Chinese Domain Names
News  |  6/25/2010  | 
Domain names written entirely in Chinese script are expected to make sites more accessible to Chinese language users.
ICANN Approves Top Level Adult Domain
News  |  6/25/2010  | 
After years of rejecting applications to establish .XXX, ICAAN's board has voted to move forward with the adult entertainment industry domain.
NASA Radar To Study Gulf Oil Spill
News  |  6/25/2010  | 
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.
OMB Launches Payment-Accountability Site
News  |  6/25/2010  | 
Move supports the Obama administration's goal to stop improper payments made by federal agencies.
Spiceworks Launches Cloud Partner Program
News  |  6/25/2010  | 
Reach channel venture will give cloud-based service providers access to 1 million IT pros using Spiceworks' social IT management application.
American Express OPEN Launches SEM Tool For SMBs
Commentary  |  6/25/2010  | 
American Express OPEN has taken the wraps off of SearchManager, its latest digital tool for SMBs.
Google's YouTube Dominates Growing Online Video Use
News  |  6/24/2010  | 
ComScore reports that 183 million U.S. Internet users watched almost 34 billion videos in May with YouTube accounting for 43.1% of the market.
Broadband Edging Out Fiber For Internet Service
News  |  6/24/2010  | 
More than 70% of users are generally satisfied with broadband speed and availability according to a study, calling into question the market demand for fiber.
Public Skeptical Of Government Transparency Plans
News  |  6/24/2010  | 
The federal agency commitment to implementing the Open Government Directive is questioned by a majority of Americans according to survey results.
Microsoft IE9 Platform Preview 3 Screams
News  |  6/24/2010  | 
The latest preview of Microsoft's forthcoming Internet Explorer 9 browser surpasses Chrome and Firefox in some demos, thanks to hardware acceleration.
Telehealth Device Improves Patient Compliance
News  |  6/24/2010  | 
Use of a wireless reminder instrument led to a 27% higher rate of patients taking their medications on time.
AMD Releases $99 Opteron For Cloud
News  |  6/23/2010  | 
The quad-core 4122 is among the processors codenamed Lisbon aimed at cloud computing environments and the lowest-priced server chip AMD has ever sold.
Analytics Gallery: 2010 Data Center Operational Trends Report
Slideshows  |  6/23/2010  | 
Highlights of exclusive InformationWeek Analytics research as it appears in "Tipping the Scales: 2010 Data Center Operational Trends," an analysis of the approaches for boosting data center efficiency and technological capabilities amid ongoing budgetary pressures.
Image Gallery: 2010 Global CIOs
Slideshows  |  6/23/2010  | 
See how 10 world IT leaders are driving change and growth.
Developers Bet On Apple Now, Google Later
News  |  6/23/2010  | 
Apple's devices may present the greatest promise for developers today, but app makers see Google's Android platform becoming more significant in the future.
Two New Options For Document Sharing And Collaboration
Commentary  |  6/23/2010  | 
KnowledgeTree and SeeFile have launched SaaS versions of their document management platforms intended for SMBs. Each offers its own set of features targeted for particular types of documents and processes.
NaviNet Intros SaaS EMR, Practice Management
News  |  6/23/2010  | 
The multi-payer web portal will integrate administrative, clinical, and financial applications in a Software-as-a-Service-based electronic medical record for small medical practices.
Microsoft Sharpens Bing Entertainment Searches
News  |  6/23/2010  | 
Bing is changing the way it handles searches for music and video to make itself more of a destination.
Making Sense of SMB Cloud Storage Options
Commentary  |  6/23/2010  | 
Looking for a cheap, easy to use Web-based storage provider? If the number of companies now offering such services is any indication, you're not alone.
China 3G Subscribers Top 20 Million
News  |  6/23/2010  | 
The market gained steam, as China Unicom and China Mobile each added 1 million 3G subscribers in May.
Federal IT Spending To Reach $112 Billion
News  |  6/22/2010  | 
More than five percent growth is predicted for Federal IT spending spurred by the Obama's administration cost-saving and transparency goals.
FCC Meets With Broadband Providers Over Regulation
News  |  6/22/2010  | 
Public interest groups object to being excluded from talks about giving government authority over high-speed Internet lines. Launches Chatter Collaboration Tool
News  |  6/22/2010  | 
The "Facebook for business" brings social networking elements to the 160,000-plus custom applications available on
Healthcare Taking Computing To The Cloud
News  |  6/21/2010  | 
Cost, scalablity, and flexibility are reasons healthcare organizations are looking to move applications onto cloud computing models, says report.
California IT Security Chief Resigns
News  |  6/18/2010  | 
Mark Weatherford, the second top manager in California's IT department to depart in the last two months, is leaving for an electric power industry group.
The Fundamentals Of EDI
Features  |  6/17/2010  | 
In order to electronically transfer form-based data between entities, the systems doing the transfer must agree on a number of parameters
FCC Opens Inquiry On Broadband Regulation
News  |  6/17/2010  | 
A flood of comments is expected on the question of how and whether high-speed Internet should be regulated by the Federal Communications Commission.
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