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Chief Content Officer, UBM TechWeb
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posted in August 2008

BlackBerry Wins Versus Windows Mobile For Google Apps Mail

8/29/2008
After a flawed experience with one of the first Windows Mobile-based Motorola Q's, Microsoft outfitted me with a Samsung SCH-i760 smartphone which, from an industrial design perspective, is one of the best designs for a smartphone I've ever experienced (more on that in a second). Unfortunately, integrating WinMobile 6.0's version of Outlook with Google Apps-based Gmail was so problematic that I gave up in favor of a company-furnished BlackBerry. Bla

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The Week The Cloud Went Down? First GMail, Then Citrix's GoToMeeting

8/8/2008
The upside of being the 800-pound gorilla of cloud computing (Google) is that every time cloud computing gets good press, you get mentioned and you get a tad more traction and credit for being one of the "cloud computers." The downside is that when part of your cloud computer goes down like a part of Gmail and Google Apps did on Wednesday of this week (Aug. 6), everyone is quick to pile on. But Google wa

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Cloudtroversy: Dell's Application For 'Cloud Computing' Looks Sunk

8/7/2008
"Missed it by that much." That's probably what the lawyers at Dell are saying now that the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office appears to be revisiting Dell's application for a trademark on the term "Cloud Computing." Had it been one of the poster children for cloud computing like salesforce.com, Google, RightNow, NetSuite, or eBay, the application might not have been so dubious. But a gear maker like Dell? According to Computerworld...

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Adobe: Fake Flash Player Downloads Could Have Malicious Payload

8/5/2008
A heads up to all IT people (and users) regarding the downloading of Adobe's Flash Player (or, what users think might be Adobe's Flash Player). Adobe has issued a warning regarding comments being posted to social networking sites that contain hyperlinks to imposter updates for the company's popular Flash Player plug-in.

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