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posted in August 2010
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Wyse Intros PocketCloud For Android
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
App, previously available only for Apple devices, allows smartphone users to remotely access a virtualized desktop or PC.
Google Voice Problems Limited
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
Isolated reports of failures do not reflect a widespread collapse of the service, Google says.
VMware's Maritz Predicts Hybrid Cloud Future
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
Private clouds inside the enterprise will trade workloads with similar, VMware-based public clouds rendering physical data centers "quite fluid," according to CEO Paul Maritz.
Google PowerMeter Promises Social Recognition For Saving Energy
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
Forget about saving energy to help the planet. Try turning out the lights to win badges and humble your friends.
Google Corrects IBM's Security Math
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
IBM has fixed a security report it issued last week that misstated Google's security vulnerabilities.
Virginia Still Disrupted By IT Outage
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
Three of 27 state agencies continue to experience problems from last week's EMC storage area network failure.
Nimbula Unwraps 'Director' Cloud Operating System
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
Virtualization software from Amazon EC2 designers aims to operate across multiple virtual machine formats and internal and external clouds.
Google Buys SocialDeck
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
The deal promises to strengthen Google's social competency and to address issues of app discoverability.
Nintendo To Cut DSi, DSi XL Prices
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
Responding to tough competition from Apple and other smartphone makers in the handheld gaming market, Nintendo said it will slash $20 from the price of two systems starting September 12.
Best Mobile Apps For Busy Professionals
Slideshows  |  8/30/2010  | 
Today's smartphones have led to the development of hundreds of thousands of mobile apps. Apple's iPhone, RIM's BlackBerry and phones based on Google's Android all have access to extensive libraries of apps that you can download and install for our increasingly mobile world. When you're always on the go, having the right smartphone app makes it easy to transition from business to pleasure and back again without skipping a beat so you can get the most out of every minute. Here we pick 17 of the be
BlackBerry Ban In India Postponed
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
RIM's engagement with Indian government officials may keep BlackBerry users from losing e-mail and instant messaging service.
Google Planning YouTube On-Demand Video
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
A deal with Hollywood studios could help Google TV succeed.
Top 10 Misconceptions About SMB Technology Needs
Features  |  8/28/2010  | 
Growing companies face constant pressure to do more with less and to improve IT capabilities to keep pace with competitors. With every dollar crucial, IT and business decision makers can't afford any of these missteps.
Google Buys Social Media App Developer Angstro
News  |  8/28/2010  | 
Jambool and Slide, two other social media application firms, were also acquired by Google in August.
Older Americans Flocking To Social Networks
News  |  8/28/2010  | 
The percentage of U.S. adults ages 50 and older using Facebook and other online communities nearly doubled from 22% in April 2009 to 42% in May of this year, according to the Pew Research Center.
Veeam Enhances VMWare Virtual Machine Recovery
News  |  8/27/2010  | 
Third-party tool adds reliability, accuracy, and speed to virtual machine backups and restores.
High-Spending SMB Marketers Embrace Online Media
Commentary  |  8/27/2010  | 
A recent survey of SMBs and their advertising habits found that those that spent more than $25,000 per year on advertising were more likely to invest in online media, including measures as simple as having a website.
Google Fights E-mail Overload With Priority Inbox
News  |  8/27/2010  | 
Gmail has gained an automated, trainable filter that attempts to segregate important e-mail messages.
Paul Allen Sues Google, Apple, Others Over Patents
News  |  8/27/2010  | 
AOL, eBay, Facebook, Netflix, Office Depot, OfficeMax, Staples, Yahoo and YouTube are also named in the patent infringement lawsuit filed by the Microsoft co-founder's firm, Interval Licensing LLC.
The Rare Earth Element Crisis
News  |  8/27/2010  | 
A Congressional Research Service report considers whether U.S. dependency on foreign sources of rare earth elements threatens the defense and technology industries.
Top 20 Android Productivity Apps
Slideshows  |  8/27/2010  | 
Android handsets are pouring onto the market every day and there's a deluge of Android apps competing to fills those screens. To sort through the storm surge of app choices, we've trolled through the Android Market to hauled in 20 Android apps that no business user should be without.
FTC Settles Fake iTunes Reviews Case
News  |  8/27/2010  | 
The deal calls for the removal of the fake iTunes app reviews created by Reverb Communications.
Google Fixes Gmail Bug That Kept Sending Emails
News  |  8/27/2010  | 
Emails were being dispatched to the same recipients, sometimes multiple times per day, even when deleted from Gmail, resulting in spam warnings and blacklisting.
Eucalyptus Builds Scalability Into Private Clouds
News  |  8/26/2010  | 
Version 2.0 of the open source Amazon EC2-compatible code contains features and functions ahead of the Enterprise edition.
Netflix Launches iPhone, iPod Touch App
News  |  8/26/2010  | 
Subscribers to the Netflix service can watch movies and TV shows on the Apple devices over Wi-Fi or a 3G wireless connection using the free app.
Video Patent Holders Forswear Fees
News  |  8/26/2010  | 
MPEG LA says that its H.264 Internet video technology will remain free.
Craigslist Urged To Shutter Adult Services
News  |  8/26/2010  | 
Attorneys general from 17 states say Craigslist's attempt to police the section and remove illicit prostitution ads has failed and called for the site to take down its adult services section.
Cisco To Acquire ExtendMedia
News  |  8/26/2010  | 
Adding the firm's video content lifecycle management software is likely to expand Cisco's video content capabilities.
Google Expands Real-Time Search
News  |  8/26/2010  | 
A new home page for real-time search results underscores Google's focus on timely information.
Army Seeks Input On E-Leadership
News  |  8/26/2010  | 
Call for white papers published on best practices for using electronic communications to perform duties and lead subordinates.
IBM Bolsters Social Media For SMBs
News  |  8/26/2010  | 
Training launched to help companies weed through the options, understand how to use online networks as sales tools.
Nimbula Secures $15 Million Venture Capital Investment
News  |  8/25/2010  | 
Startup gets second-round financing to bring its Director cloud operating system to market.
Top 10 Most Hated Tech Mascots Ever
Slideshows  |  8/25/2010  | 
Mascots are marketing personified. When they're good, they're grrreat, as Tony the Tiger, one of the world's more successful mascots might say. When they're lame, uninspired, annoying or perplexing, they might end up on a list like this. Mascots are particularly important in the technology industry, because so many tech products and services are intangible and would benefit from an evocative symbolic representative. It's hard to imagine Linux without thinking about penguins. As for the mascots t
Box.net Gets Facebook-y With Content Management
Commentary  |  8/25/2010  | 
The online collaboration service has added the social-networking concept of a newsfeed of activity updates to its management tools.
IT Hall Of Shame, Part 2
Slideshows  |  8/25/2010  | 
Welcome back to our rogue's gallery of computer industry flops, frauds and foibles. In this installment, we're pleased to present ten more exhibits, from Y2K to the Pentium Bug, that prove the best laid plans of mice and men don't just go awry -- they lead straight to the IT Hall of Shame.
SSA Readies $2 Billion IT Contract
News  |  8/25/2010  | 
Multiple vendors will split the award, which will be made by the end of the Social Security Administration's fiscal year.
Gmail Offers Free Phone Calls
News  |  8/25/2010  | 
With technology from its acquisition of Gizmo5, Google is taking on Skype and the rest of the telecom world.
Federal CIOs Issue Cloud Computing Privacy Framework
News  |  8/25/2010  | 
Poorly planned and executed cloud computing contracts could result in security disaster, warns CIO Council.
Wireless Firms Weigh Metered Pricing
News  |  8/25/2010  | 
Tiered plans pushed to ease strain on mobile networks as data traffic grows, finds survey of mobile company executives.
MyFax Gets iPhone Client
Commentary  |  8/24/2010  | 
The new MyFax iPhone app lets subscribers to the online fax service receive faxes on their smartphones directly rather than as e-mail attachments.
AMD Unveils Bulldozer, Bobcat Microprocessor Details
News  |  8/24/2010  | 
The two designs will be integral to the chip maker's next-generation processors that combine the CPU and graphics cores on a single die.
GetApp Provides Directory Of Business Apps
News  |  8/24/2010  | 
The business-only directory includes apps in more than 300 categories with information to help assess needs and make choices from among the mix of free and paid listings.
Apple, Google, Nokia Face Mobile Ad Patent Lawsuit
News  |  8/24/2010  | 
A maker of Internet kiosks claims that it owns the right to deliver personalized ads in public places.
Google's Android Licensing Scheme Cracked
News  |  8/24/2010  | 
Developers should obfuscate their code and take steps beyond those explained in the Android Market Licensing reference implementation, Google advises.
Cloud Computing Roadmap Directs Data Center Managers
News  |  8/23/2010  | 
AFCOM think tank tells the 85% of its members who haven't adopted cloud computing how to prepare.
Online Impersonation Ban Proposed
News  |  8/23/2010  | 
A bill poised to become law in California seeks to ban 'e-personation,' but critics see the proposed law as an unnecessary limitation on free speech.
Google Buys Like.com
News  |  8/23/2010  | 
Using Like.com's visual search technology, Google will be able to expand its non-text search capabilities.
Health IT Contracts Offer Little Protection For Buyers
News  |  8/23/2010  | 
Key questions healthcare providers should ask before signing an electronic health record vendor agreement detailed by lawyer.
Online Storage Provider Wuala Adds Sync
Commentary  |  8/20/2010  | 
Subscribers to paid accounts on the cloud storage service can now use it to sync files between computers, in addition to the sharing and collaboration features already offered.
Facebook Places Privacy First
News  |  8/20/2010  | 
Instead of stepping haplessly into yet another privacy quagmire, Facebook came with guides and a map to avoid problems.
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