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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.
PDF News: Acrobat Security Update, New Foxit Reader
Commentary  |  6/30/2010  | 
Adobe has released "critical" updates for its Acrobat and Adobe Reader products, while Foxit has added new features in an upgrade to its own PDF Reader.
Google News Gets Personal
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
A redesign of Google's news aggregation site emphasizes personalization, discovery, and sharing.
Keeping Up With Smartphone Data-Storage Security
Commentary  |  6/30/2010  | 
The more powerful your smartphone gets, the more likely you are to use it to store important business data. And that means paying closer attention to a couple of important storage security concerns.
Big Data is This Year's Hot Topic
Commentary  |  6/30/2010  | 
Hadoop is a fast-growing choice for handling large-scale-data (as in petabytes) as well as complex-data (as in XML, e-mail, images and more) and mixed-data (as in structured mashed with semi-structured data types).
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.
Machines Are Driving The Big-Data Era
Commentary  |  6/30/2010  | 
Future big-data growth will be in the area of machine-generated data. In contrast to human-generated data, which can grow only as fast as human data-generating activities allow it to, machine-generated data is limited only by capital budgets and Moore's Law.
Sony Recalls Half Million Vaio Laptops
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
At least 30 laptops have been reported to overheat causing casings and keyboards to warp and reaching temperatures hot enough to burn users.
Study: Windows 7 Halves SMB Support Costs
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
Automation and security tools built into Microsoft's newest operating system mean fewer headaches for IT staffs and less downtime for users, IDC says.
Qualcomm Opening App Store In China
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
Chipmaker to partner with web portal SINA to offer its Brew mobile platform.
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.
3TB Hard Drives (Sort Of) Hit The Street
Commentary  |  6/29/2010  | 
The biggest hard disk on the market just got a lot bigger.
HTML5 Isn't Ready For Primetime, YouTube Says
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
Flash offers video streaming capabilities that HTML5 just can't match yet.
Seagate Launches 3TB External Hard Drive
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
Positioned to meet a projected nine-fold increase in consumer household digital media storage by 2014, the drive can store up to 120 HD movies, 1,500 video games and more for approximately 8 cents per gigabyte.
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.
Smartphone Apps Rated By Consumer Reports
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
The consumer publication listed its favorite mobile apps for car and truck drivers.
My Feelings About Sentiment Analysis
Commentary  |  6/29/2010  | 
Growth in visibility, acceptance, and adoption of automated sentiment-analysis solutions has been fueled by vendor innovations and by positive customer experiences, reports Elizabeth Glagowski in 1to1 magazine. Liz interviewed me for her article, and with her permission, I will share the full text of our exchange with readers...
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.
Amazon Releases Kindle App For Apple iOS
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
The e-book application can play audio and video on Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and enables publishers to add instruction videos to how-to books, readings from authors and other add-ons.
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.
OMB Ends Cookie Ban
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
An updated privacy policy for federal websites allows limited use of cookies, but limits tracking on non-government sites.
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.
Resistance To EHRs May Widen Healthcare Disparities
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
Small medical practices serving Medicaid patients have been reluctant to adopt electronic health records because they're already overwhelmed with providing medical services.
IBM Sued Over Software Licenses
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
Wynn Las Vegas says Big Blue is guilty of overcharging by $9.7 million for rights to use its Maximo product.
IT Unprepared For Flood Of Consumer Devices, Apps
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
Study finds enterprises are under increasing pressure to manage and support iWorkers' devices and applications.
HP ProBook 4720s Notebook Packs Full Keyboard, 17-Inch Display
Commentary  |  6/28/2010  | 
You might not want to carry it around all day, but with its 17-inch display, full-sized keyboard, and six-hour battery life, HP's six-pound-and-up ProBook 4720s notebook provides affordable desktop-class power and productivity.
When Google Analytics Is Not Enough
Commentary  |  6/26/2010  | 
Google's free service has become the most widely deployed Web analytics solution in the world... but for some enterprises, it's not sufficient. How can you know for sure whether Google is the right choice for your organization?
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.
Software Engineers Doubt Competence Of Managers
News  |  6/25/2010  | 
Programmers don't much care for suits or incompetence, a study finds.
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.
Mobility To Lead Health IT Innovation
News  |  6/25/2010  | 
Government stimulus funds will help, but not quickly cure, the lag in health IT adoption caused by years of failure to invest in new technology.
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.
Global CIO: Larry Ellison's IBM-Slayer Is Oracle Exadata Machine
Commentary  |  6/25/2010  | 
Ellison says his billion-dollar baby, Exadata, is racking up huge customer wins at major IBM accounts due to superior speed and reliability.
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.
Image Gallery: Apple iPhone 4, A True Teardown
Slideshows  |  6/24/2010  | 
UBM TechInsights provides a teardown of the iPhone 4, revealing all of the major components, including the processor, the new gyroscope and more.
A New Plan For Unix
Features  |  6/24/2010  | 
IBM, HP, and Oracle aim to place Unix-based midrange systems in the heart of the data center.
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.
Green Survey Is Also SMB Call To Action
Commentary  |  6/24/2010  | 
Most Americans say they are willing to use a meter or other smart device to save money and create a better world.
A New Plan For Unix
Features  |  6/24/2010  | 
IBM, HP and Oracle aim to place Unix-based midrange systems in the heart of the data center.
The Case For APM
Features  |  6/24/2010  | 
Application performance management is a must-have for IT.
Microsoft, GM Partner On Kinect Virtual Test Drives
News  |  6/24/2010  | 
The multi-screen ad campaign will promote the electric Chevrolet Volt on PCs, mobile phones, and with Kinect Joy Rides for the Xbox 360.
The Case For APM
Features  |  6/24/2010  | 
Application performance management is a must-have for IT.
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.
The Ultimate In Mobile Storage Security
Commentary  |  6/24/2010  | 
Mobile storage is a double-edged sword. Most small businesses can't work without the ability to take sensitive customer data outside the office from time to time.
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