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Government Embraces Cloud Computing, Launches App Store

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Government Embraces Cloud Computing, Launches App Store
Cloud computing is coming to government agencies, bringing the hope of cost savings, greater efficiency, and innovation.

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IW500: Amazon CTO On Software Licensing, Cloud Security

Werner Vogels says EC2 customers should talk with software vendors about licensing -- something Amazon itself is already doing.



MetroPCS To Launch CDMA/LTE Handsets

The prepaid provider is looking to offer more smartphones and mobile services when it rolls out Long-Term Evolution networks next year.



Microsoft Unveils Zune HD

Redmond seeks to counter iPod's popularity with high-definition music and video player.



Good Technology Adds Android Support

The company will also offer iPhone and Pre support to help companies whose employees use personal devices to access enterprise networks.



Intel Grabs 81% Of CPU Revenue

The company's share of the global microprocessor market hit a four-year high in 2Q, as the PC market took another step toward recovery



Indian Outsourcing To Increase Fivefold

Trade group predicts country's sales of tech and business services will hit $225 billion by 2020.



 

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LG Taps Handango For App Store

The deal will boost LG Electronics' mobile application catalog in order to better compete against Apple, Research In Motion, and Google.



Motorola Seeks Carriers For Cliq

T-Mobile, which has exclusive rights to the Android smartphone, could be hurt if Motorola gets other carriers to offer the handset early next year.




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A Skeptical Look At The Linux Server Botnet
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Vendor Offers 'No Excuses' Guarantee For Docs To Get Fed's Rewards
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The federal government's definition for "meaningful use" of health IT won't be finalized for several months. But that's not stopping EMR software and business services provider Athenahealth from guaranteeing clients that they'll be getting their health IT stimulus checks from the feds.

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