15 Green Tech Innovations
Cost-savings and energy efficiencies go hand-in-hand. The poor economy and a collective awareness of the finite resources available to the world are encouraging businesses to invest in green technologies. In fact, 60% of companies now have green criteria for their technology purchases, a Forrester Research study found. Cutting costs is the primary motivator, while real or anticipated regulatory issues and pressure from buyers also ranked high, the report said. Only 30% were driven by their desir
MetroPCS Intros LTE In Dallas
Long-term evolution service plans priced at $55 or $60 a month, which includes voice calls, texting, and unlimited 4G web.
Hulu Plus Coming To TiVo, Roku
TiVo will make the premium online video service available to its Premiere digital video recorder subscribers, while Roku will offer it via its media player that streams web content to a digital TV.
CA Technologies To Acquire Hyperformix
Beyond broadening the tools it offers to build and manage internal cloud environments, adding the capacity management software specialist should bolster CA's ability to manage virtualized environments.
IT Vendors Slow To Adopt Social Media
Amazon Consulting reports that only one-third of IT vendors are using social media as part of their marketing and partner communications strategies.
Apple Dominates Tech Headlines
A study of mainstream news organizations' technology coverage shows enthusiasm for Apple and a focus on positive stories slightly more often than negative ones.
Carbonite Focuses On Restore
Version 4 of the online backup service introduces new features for managing the process of restoring files. The company plans other extensions to the basic backup function in future versions.
Google Seeks Allies Against Censorship
A new online transparency report shows which Google services are being blocked in different countries. Whether the U.S. will use this information to challenge censorship as a trade barrier remains to be seen.
Google Search Share Dips Slightly
Combined, Microsoft and Yahoo captured 28.5% of total U.S. searches in August, while Google slipped 0.4% to a still dominant 65.4%.
Yahoo To Refresh Mail, Search
The web portal hopes to reinvigorate the brand by rolling out new versions of its services, including Yahoo Mail, search, instant messaging, mobile apps and content properties, starting in the fall.
SCO Group To Sell Unix Business
After suing IBM and Novell in a failed attempt to gain control over Unix, SCO Group will now sell its Unix assets following bankruptcy court approval.