VMware's Maritz Predicts Hybrid Cloud Future
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 Buys SocialDeck
The deal promises to strengthen Google's social competency and to address issues of app discoverability.
Nintendo To Cut DSi, DSi XL Prices
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
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
Top 10 Misconceptions About SMB Technology Needs
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.
Older Americans Flocking To Social Networks
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.
High-Spending SMB Marketers Embrace Online Media
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.
Paul Allen Sues Google, Apple, Others Over Patents
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
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
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.
Craigslist Urged To Shutter Adult Services
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
Adding the firm's video content lifecycle management software is likely to expand Cisco's video content capabilities.
Top 10 Most Hated Tech Mascots Ever
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
IT Hall Of Shame, Part 2
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.
MyFax Gets iPhone Client
The new MyFax iPhone app lets subscribers to the online fax service receive faxes on their smartphones directly rather than as e-mail attachments.
GetApp Provides Directory Of Business Apps
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.
Online Impersonation Ban Proposed
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
Using Like.com's visual search technology, Google will be able to expand its non-text search capabilities.
Online Storage Provider Wuala Adds Sync
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
Instead of stepping haplessly into yet another privacy quagmire, Facebook came with guides and a map to avoid problems.