Other
Commentary
1/8/2007
11:12 AM
Commentary
Commentary
Commentary
Connect Directly
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%

CES 2007 And Macworld Preview

In This Issue:
1. Editor's Note: Get The Lowdown On CES 2007 And Macworld Here At InformationWeek
2. Today's Top Story
    - Review: Mac OS X Shines In Comparison With Windows Vista
    - Review: Apple's Xserve Gives Enterprise An Alternative
3. Breaking News
    - YouTube Defends Attempts To Remove Brazilian Supermodel Sex Video
    - Adobe Flaw May Be 'Worst' Bug Of 2007
    - Exclusive: Inside Hewlett-Packard's Data Warehouse Gamble
    - Technology Outlook: IT Priorities For 2007
    - Google To Power Search On China's Xunlei Downloading Service
    - Surveillance Technology Helps Catch Serial Killer
    - Warner Bros. To Unveil Dual-Format DVD For Hi-Def Content At CES
    - Reports: Indian Authorities Thwart Terror Attack On Outsourcers
    - Unisys Demands Cash For Helping Delta Air Lines Ship Dead Bodies
    - Not Enough Storage? 1-Terabyte Drives Coming Soon
    - IBM Worker Says He Was Fired For Being A Muslim
    - China Loses 10,000 Domains To Quake
    - Sonic Unveils Anti-Copying Technology For Movies Burned To DVDs
    - Google, EarthLink Reach Free Wi-Fi Deal With San Francisco
4. In Depth: CES & Macworld
    - As Gadgeteers Converge, So Do Their Many Devices
    - Macworld Buzz: Will Mac Pros Move To Eight Cores?
    - Macworld Preview: Expectations High For Leopard Unveiling
    - iRumors: Apple May Launch A Phone And A Video Player
    - Online Gaming In Sights At CES
    - LG To Launch First Dual-Format HD Disk Player At CES
5. Voice Of Authority
    - Top 10 E-Mail Faux Pas
6. White Papers
    - Adaptability: A Key Advantage To Operations Execution
7. Get More Out Of InformationWeek
8. Manage Your Newsletter Subscription

Quote of the day:
"Nobody believes the official spokesman ... but everybody trusts an unidentified source." -- Ron Nessen


1. Editor's Note: Get The Lowdown On CES 2007 And Macworld Here At InformationWeek

The year kicks off with two big tech events this week. All the latest electronic toys and gadgets are on display at CES 2007 in Las Vegas, and Apple Computer struts its stuff in San Francisco at the Macworld Conference & Expo. In past years, those two conferences saw the introduction of pretty much every electronic gadget in your house: the iPod, MacBook, iMac, Mac Pro, Mac Mini, VCR, and DVD.

And, by the way, when I say that the VCR and DVD were introduced at CES, I don't mean that individual products debuted at the show--although they did. I mean that the technologies debuted there. Other technologies debuting at CES: the CD player, HDTV, the personal video recorder (aka "hard disk VCR"), and Microsoft Xbox.

Mac aficionados know to look for the big ritual at Macworld: the one where Steve Jobs is wrapping up his keynote, getting ready to go offstage, and then looks like he forgot where he put his car keys and says, "One more thing... " That's the way that Apple introduces its biggest and best products.

Pretty big week. And InformationWeek.com will be all over those two conference, helping you keep up.

The extremely talented Barbara Krasnoff and David DeJean will be liveblogging CES, at our CES 2007 blog topic center, while ace reporters Aaron Ricadela and Elena Malykhina will be on the scene filing news. Barbara and David will be armed with digital cameras to take photos we can parlay into image galleries. Look for those, and other interesting photo displays, on our Image Galleries.

At Macworld, we'll have crack journalists Sharon Gaudin and John Welch, with Sharon primarily doing news coverage and John primarily blogging. And we'll have podcast interviews with both reporters throughout the week; look for those on our podcast page, InformationWeek.com/newscast.

Be sure to stop by InformationWeek.com early and often this week to find out everything you need to know about these two important conferences.

Mitch Wagner
mwagner@cmp.com
www.informationweek.com


2. Today's Top Story

Review: Mac OS X Shines In Comparison With Windows Vista
Amid the hype surrounding the release of Windows Vista, Mac users are taking solace from the fact that OS X is still a champ on many fronts. Here are some reasons our reviewer, John C. Welch, opts for Apple.

Review: Apple's Xserve Gives Enterprise An Alternative
The Xserve rack-mounted server offers solid performance and broad standards support at an excellent price point.


3. Breaking News

YouTube Defends Attempts To Remove Brazilian Supermodel Sex Video
A Brazilian court ordered YouTube shut down until it removes the video of supermodel Daniela Cicarelli cavorting amorously with her boyfriend. YouTube says it's trying to take the video down, but users keep uploading new copies.

Adobe Flaw May Be 'Worst' Bug Of 2007
Security researchers are beginning to think the problem is much worse than first thought, although Adobe promises a fix by this week.

Exclusive: Inside Hewlett-Packard's Data Warehouse Gamble
CEO Mark Hurd and CIO Randy Mott draw on past experience to take on IBM, Oracle, and Teradata.

Technology Outlook: IT Priorities For 2007
Data analysis, virtualization, regulation top the to-do list for technology managers this year.

Google To Power Search On China's Xunlei Downloading Service
Following on the heels of a new partnership with China Mobile, the announcement signals the search company's push to become a bigger player in China.

Surveillance Technology Helps Catch Serial Killer
Old-fashioned detective work would have solved a murder that led to the arrest of a serial killer in Philadelphia, but technology left the perpetrator without a defense, police said.

Warner Bros. To Unveil Dual-Format DVD For Hi-Def Content At CES
Called Total Hi-Def, the disk would make it possible to play a movie in either an HD DVD player or a Blu-ray player.

Reports: Indian Authorities Thwart Terror Attack On Outsourcers
Outsourcing giants Infosys and Wipro were the apparent targets of suspected Kashmiri separatist.

Unisys Demands Cash For Helping Delta Air Lines Ship Dead Bodies
Computer giant asks bankruptcy court to order payment for a system that tracks corpses transported on Delta's aircraft.

Not Enough Storage? 1-Terabyte Drives Coming Soon
As consumers record more video and TV programming, bigger hard drives will be needed to hold all of the content.

IBM Worker Says He Was Fired For Being A Muslim
A Muslim electronics engineer claims the computer maker fired him because of his religion and that managers at the company mocked him.

China Loses 10,000 Domains To Quake
The 10,000 users lost their expiring .com domains when they were unable reregister after an underseas earthquake limited Internet access.

Sonic Unveils Anti-Copying Technology For Movies Burned To DVDs
Besides online burn-to-DVD services, Sonic Solutions believes its technology will be useful to companies planning to offer in-store movie kiosks where a consumer could go to get a copy of a movie not available on the shelves.

Google, EarthLink Reach Free Wi-Fi Deal With San Francisco
The agreement must now be approved by the city Board of Supervisors, some members of which favor a city-owned network.

All Our Latest News


----- The latest research, polls, and tools -----

Mobile Computing
Learn what more than 500 companies are planning regarding their companies' wireless and mobile computing strategies in InformationWeek Research's Wireless/Mobile Computing report. Use this report to examine your wireless adoption plans and learn what challenges might impact your deployment.

Vista Adoption
Will Windows Vista provide business technology professionals with the security and functionality they've been hoping for? Learn how nearly 700 business technology professionals answered that question and more in InformationWeek Research's report Windows Vista: Ready, Set, Go?

-----------------------------------------


4. In Depth: CES & Macworld

As Gadgeteers Converge, So Do Their Many Devices
At CES and Macworld, new techniques for content sharing take the stage.

Macworld Buzz: Will Mac Pros Move To Eight Cores?
Apple is expected to update its line of desktops and laptops, and the speculation is that one will feature an eight-core system.

Macworld Preview: Expectations High For Leopard Unveiling
Analysts agree that now is the time for Apple to open up about Leopard, the next commercial release of its operating system.

iRumors: Apple May Launch A Phone And A Video Player
Macworld Expo is the tops when it comes to rumor generation. Will there be a phone, a video and TV player, a new operating system, something unexpected? Whatever happens, analysts say it had better be big.

Online Gaming In Sights At CES
Online gaming is going to eat up a great deal of bandwidth and needs to compete with IPTV and VoIP as another bandwidth-hungry application clogging the Internet.

LG To Launch First Dual-Format HD Disk Player At CES
The device will play DVDs in both the Blu-ray and HD DVD formats, so the people who buy it won't have to choose between the competing standards.


5. Voice Of Authority

Top 10 E-Mail Faux Pas
Alexander Wolfe says: Rarely do public-relations professionals do one's work for you, but that was the case when a list of the Top 10 E-mail Mistakes and Mishaps in 2006 crossed my desk. My favorite (please don't try this at your place of business): "Thanks, but I no longer need the job."


6. White Papers

Adaptability: A Key Advantage To Operations Execution
Adaptive manufacturing is a strategy in which operations execution and ERP systems are integrated in real time so manufacturers can quickly respond to strategy and market changes. It's driven by operations execution systems that provide the native flexibility and integration needed to support constantly changing work requirements.


7. Get More Out Of InformationWeek

Try InformationWeek's RSS Feed

Discover all InformationWeek's sites and newsletters

Recommend This Newsletter To A Friend
Do you have friends or colleagues who might enjoy this newsletter? Please forward it to them and point out the subscription page.


8. Manage Your Newsletter Subscription

To unsubscribe from, subscribe to, or change your E-mail address for this newsletter, please visit the InformationWeek Subscription Center.

Note: To change your E-mail address, please subscribe your new address and unsubscribe your old one.

Keep Getting This Newsletter
Don't let future editions of InformationWeek Daily go missing. Take a moment to add the newsletter's address to your anti-spam white list:
InfoWeek@update.informationweek.com

If you're not sure how to do that, ask your administrator or ISP. Or check your anti-spam utility's documentation. Thanks.

We take your privacy very seriously. Please review our Privacy Policy.

InformationWeek Daily Newsletter
A free service of InformationWeek and the TechWeb Network.
Copyright (c) 2007 CMP Media LLC
600 Community Drive
Manhasset, N.Y. 11030

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
The Business of Going Digital
The Business of Going Digital
Digital business isn't about changing code; it's about changing what legacy sales, distribution, customer service, and product groups do in the new digital age. It's about bringing big data analytics, mobile, social, marketing automation, cloud computing, and the app economy together to launch new products and services. We're seeing new titles in this digital revolution, new responsibilities, new business models, and major shifts in technology spending.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Tech Digest - July10, 2014
When selecting servers to support analytics, consider data center capacity, storage, and computational intensity.
Flash Poll
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
Join InformationWeek’s Lorna Garey and Mike Healey, president of Yeoman Technology Group, an engineering and research firm focused on maximizing technology investments, to discuss the right way to go digital.
Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.