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posted in July 2010
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Twitter Launches 'Who To Follow' Feature
News  |  7/30/2010  | 
"Suggestions for You" is based on algorithms built by the site's user relevance team to help users find others with similar interests.
Web Apps For Sale Without Censorship
News  |  7/30/2010  | 
OpenAppMkt.com offers a place to distribute and sell Web apps without an Apple-style approval process.
4G To Drive Wireless Infrastructure Spending Rebound
News  |  7/30/2010  | 
Carriers deploying LTE 4G networks is expected to spur global capital spending on wireless infrastructure in 2011 after two years of declines, according to iSuppli.
Email Beats Social Media For Grabbing Consumers' Attention
News  |  7/30/2010  | 
Most consumers prefer to receive email notifications of ads and special deals, despite the current emphasis on social media marketing campaigns, according to an Econsultancy study.
Apple Developing Social Fashion Shopping Technology
News  |  7/30/2010  | 
Shoppers with iOS devices may soon have access to an Apple Virtual Closet that will facilitate buying, sharing, and washing clothes.
Oracle Sued By Justice Department For Fraud
News  |  7/29/2010  | 
The suit contends Oracle misrepresented its commercial sales practices to give government customers deals inferior to those offered to commercial customers.
Microsoft Office 2010 Collaboration User's Guide
Features  |  7/29/2010  | 
Tips for collaborating via the new co-authoring and virtual presence features Microsoft has built into its Office 2010 suite, to kick your teamwork into high gear.
Amazon CTO Counters Eli Lilly Rumors Via Twitter
News  |  7/29/2010  | 
Werner Vogels used the micro blogging service to respond to reports that Eli Lilly, a leading EC2 customer, was "dumping" Amazon Web Services.
YouTube Promises 15 Minutes Of Fame
News  |  7/29/2010  | 
To mark an increase in allowable running time for non-partner videos, YouTube says it will promote a handful of video makers.
Army Plans Private Cloud
News  |  7/29/2010  | 
APC2, the Army Private Cloud, will be a cornerstone of a broader data center consolidation initiative that aims to reduce the number of Army data centers from 200 to less than 20.
Black Hat: Android, iPhone App Data Risks Overlooked
News  |  7/29/2010  | 
A survey of mobile app security for iPhone and Android reveals that information disclosure isn't always obvious.
Defense Agency Expands Cloud Computing
News  |  7/29/2010  | 
Platform-as-a-service, Microsoft Office, and SharePoint may be delivered to military agencies from the Defense Information Systems Agency's private cloud.
Facebook Launches Q&A Service
News  |  7/28/2010  | 
Facebook Questions, launched in a limited beta, allows crowdsourcing of answers to questions on any topic from the 500 million users of the social network.
Google Fights Android Piracy
News  |  7/28/2010  | 
A new licensing service for Android apps aims to limit misuse.
Google Pitches Wave For Health Records
News  |  7/28/2010  | 
Wave's auditable multi-user collaboration turns out to be well-suited for health records, as long as patients don't mind a bit less privacy.
Slideshow: Top 10 Tech Newsmakers Of 2010
Slideshows  |  7/28/2010  | 
These individuals and companies involved in the most significant news stories so far this year. Here's of list of the people and businesses who are making waves in the tech pool.
EVO Drives Sprint Nextel Subscriber Growth
News  |  7/28/2010  | 
Despite reporting a $720 million quarterly loss, the wireless provider's announcement of a net customer gain after three years of subscriber attrition drove its stock up 4%.
Apple Safari 5.01 Fixes Security, Adds Extensions
News  |  7/28/2010  | 
An update to Apple's Safari Web addresses longstanding complaints about the difficulty of Safari plugin development.
Red Hat Deltacloud Joins Apache Software Foundation
News  |  7/27/2010  | 
Deltacloud APIs work with the NASA Nebula cloud engine and converts it into an alternative open source project.
State CIOs Eye Consolidation, Outsourcing To Cut Costs
News  |  7/27/2010  | 
A yearly survey of state IT officials found that two-thirds expect their IT budgets to shrink in the next three years.
Slideshow: 12 CIOs' 'Career Killer' Pet Peeves
Slideshows  |  7/27/2010  | 
Don't derail your career by making these missteps with your boss. Get the inside scoop on what not to say in these excerpts from our CIO Profiles.
Facebook, Twitter Influence Purchases
News  |  7/27/2010  | 
A Gartner study of social networks influence on purchasing decisions finds they have become important shopping tools for both retailers and consumers.
Black Hat: External Content Threatens Web Security
News  |  7/27/2010  | 
Companies that rely on third-party Web content place themselves at the mercy of their partners' security practices.
Smartphone Wi-Fi Demand Growing
News  |  7/27/2010  | 
Nearly half of Wi-Fi capable smartphone owners use the service daily to improve access speeds.
Verizon Users Consume Most Smartphone Data
News  |  7/27/2010  | 
Average data consumption for Verizon users is 421 MB, compared to 338 MB per month for iPhones, finds Validas study.
FCC, FDA Partner To Advance Telehealth
News  |  7/27/2010  | 
Healthcare is one of the areas the Federal Communications Commission sees as benefiting from expansion of broadband in the U.S.
U.S. Slips In Broadband Speed
News  |  7/27/2010  | 
Asia dominates global rankings of average connection rates, finds Akamai report.
Geminare Cloud Backup Adds Indexing, Auditing, Discovery
News  |  7/27/2010  | 
Cloud Storage Assurance 2.0 lets SMBs do affordable e-discovery, compliance auditing, and cloud migration, as well as for data backup and archiving data.
Cloud Working Group Developing Standard APIs
News  |  7/26/2010  | 
The goal is a set of standard application programming interfaces, usable by all vendors, for each phase of cloud operation.
Virtuon Offers Cloud Based Virtual Desktop
News  |  7/26/2010  | 
VMware View based, the Virtual Desktop service allows companies to provision users with browser-based Windows desktop environments without increasing IT responsibilities.
Global CIO: VMware CEO On Future Of Virtualization: Exclusive Interview
Commentary  |  7/25/2010  | 
Paul Maritz explains how CIOs can create one giant computer to go beyond CapEx to OpEx reductions and fund new high-value applications.
Facebook Suspects Ceglia Contract Was Forged
News  |  7/23/2010  | 
A contract entitling a New York web designer to an 84% stake in the online social network has been denounced as "absurd" by Facebook.
CloudSwitch Maintains On Premises Policies In Cloud
News  |  7/23/2010  | 
By launching a secure "cloud isolation layer," CloudSwitch says it can maintain enterprise ties and monitoring to workloads sent to the cloud.
NASA Evaluates Nebula Cloud Platform
News  |  7/23/2010  | 
Data center outsourcing services RFPs totaling $1.5 billion have been placed on hold while the agency assesses the Nebula cloud computing platform for providing compute power to several large-scale applications.
VA To Release $12 Billion In IT Outsourcing
News  |  7/23/2010  | 
Part of the Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology program, the RFPs include enterprise architecture and planning support, systems and software engineering and enterprise network services.
Verizon Posts Loss, Looks Ahead To LTE Launch
News  |  7/23/2010  | 
The Verizon Wireless unit addition of 665,000 postpaid subscribers was a bright spot amid the announcement of a $198 million loss for the quarter.
Telepresence Challenges Medical Practice Models
News  |  7/23/2010  | 
Cisco finds doctors must alter reimbursement and scheduling practices to gain benefits of videoconferencing.
Microsoft Reports 48% Increase In Profits
News  |  7/22/2010  | 
Windows 7 and Office 2010 paced strong fourth fiscal quarter for the software powerhouse.
Cloud Security Advantages
Features  |  7/22/2010  | 
Running a secure operation requires a lot of attention to administrative detail.
Violating Web Site Rules Not A Crime
News  |  7/22/2010  | 
But a California district court judge's ruling leaves open the question of whether bypassing IP blocking is a criminal act.
AT&T Profits Up, Driven By iPhone
News  |  7/22/2010  | 
3.2 million iPhones were activated in the second quarter and AT&T reported a net wireless subscriber gain of 1.6 million.
Analytics Slideshow: Calculating Cloud ROI
Slideshows  |  7/22/2010  | 
Highlights of exclusive InformationWeek Analytics research as it appears in "Cloud ROI: Calculating Costs, Benefits, Returns," our report and visual case study evaluating the fiscal consideration companies apply before tapping into the public cloud.
Terracotta Announces Terabyte Data Cache For Apps
News  |  7/22/2010  | 
The Ehcache 2.2 elastic caching platform can manage up to a terabyte of data in server memory to meet higher traffic demand by speeding application response time.
Backupify Offers Business Backup For Google Apps Data
News  |  7/22/2010  | 
The service provides daily data backup for Google's Gmail, Docs, Calendar, Contacts and Sites applications using Amazon's secure cloud storage.
China Telecom Pilots IPv6
News  |  7/22/2010  | 
Internet Protocol v6 trials launched in four China provinces.
LTE Car Debuts Before LTE Networks
News  |  7/21/2010  | 
Based on a 2010 Shanghai Volkswagen Touran platform, the LTE Connected Car is loaded with infotainment features from Alcatel-Lucent, Harman International Industries, QNX Software Systems and Samsung.
Facebook Celebrates 500 Million Users
News  |  7/21/2010  | 
The social network's meteoric rise suggests that the open Internet isn't as appealing as a more controlled environment.
Google Images Reimagined
News  |  7/21/2010  | 
A revamped image search interface and a new image ad format promise easier image searching and more ad revenue.
Cloud Pushes EMC Profits Up 108%
News  |  7/21/2010  | 
Cash flow and net income hit record levels in the second quarter, as more of the world's data is stored in EMC's cloud.
Sprint Completes BAS Transition
News  |  7/21/2010  | 
Access to faster, cheaper broadband services will result from the conversion of broadcast auxiliary service spectrum nationwide, says carrier.
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