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 Thursday, Sep 10, 2009 



"You are remembered for the rules you break."

-- Douglas MacArthur 



Gov 2.0: Open Government Directive Nearly Ready
At the Gov 2.0 Summit, federal CTO Aneesh Chopra said the order, due soon, will outline steps agencies can take to be 'hardwired' for transparency, collaboration, and participatory government.

Gov 2.0: FBI Official Fills In As Acting Cybersecurity Chief
Gov 2.0: Ten Companies Bring Open Identity To Government
Gov 2.0: Beyond Transparency


Wolfe's Den: AMD, Intel Remake Servers From Processor Up
Faster chips, which deliver an unprecedented bounty of CPU cycles at more efficient power levels, are opening up a new chapter in the reinvention of the data center. The latest crop includes AMD's Istanbul and Magny-Cours Opterons and Intel's Nehalem-EX Xeon.

Apple's Jobs Unveils iPod Updates
The Apple CEO showed off a minor refresh to the iPod Touch and an added video camera to the company's popular Nano.

Palm 'Pixi' Extends WebOS Lineup

The second webOS handset will be thinner and cheaper than the Pre, and will be exclusive to Sprint until at least the end of the year.

Atheros Acquires Intellon For $244 Million

Intellon's power-line networking technology is targeted at handling the growing use of streaming music, video, and telephony over home networks.

Facebook, Pandora Apps Hit Android

The popular free programs may help the Google-backed Android gain better traction with the mass market.

IBM Financing BPL Smart Boxes

A $2 million infusion from Big Blue will help broadband over power line technology expand in rural areas of the U.S.

AT&T Details 3G Upgrade Plans

AT&T says it will upgrade its 3G networks in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, and Miami by the end of the year.

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Featured Blogger Network Computing Live On TechWeb TV Thursday
Posted by Fritz Nelson
It's time for another episode of TechWeb's Valley View, our live web TV show. We're taking a decidedly hard core turn toward a more demonstrable and hands-on version in deference to the re-launch of Network Computing, complete with Whiteboard Tutorials and ReviewCam demos, covering topics such as storage infrastructure, virtualization, cloud computing, WAN acceleration, and disk storage security.

ReviewCam: OpenCalais -- "Semantic Plumbing"
Posted By Fritz Nelson
When we look back, years from now, this decade's Internet Search may seem prehistoric. Perhaps that's why so many companies (including the usual suspects) have begun working toward an enlightened future. Thomson Reuters is one such company, and its OpenCalais project provides what the company likes to call semantic plumbing; you can see what that means in our ReviewCam.

InformationWeek Analytics Has A New Home
Posted By Art Wittmann
It's both a tough time and an exciting time to be in IT. It's exciting because the systems and services that IT offers business can provide true competitive advantages.

Apple Announces iPhone OS 3.1 And iTunes 9
Posted By Eric Zeman
Today in San Francisco, Apple made several music-related announcements, some of which concerned the iPhone. iPhone OS 3.1, which will be available today, offers several new features for the iPhone. iTunes 9 will finally offer a much-sought-after feature -- the ability to manage iPhone applications within iTunes itself.

webOS 1.2 Primed To Hit The Palm Pre, Possibly Today
Posted By Eric Zeman
Sprint's support site has published a list of changes, fixes and features for webOS 1.2, which may possibly be pushed out to end users today. The changelog is pretty ridiculous. See what's new after the jump.


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Watch Valley View TV
It's time for another episode of TechWeb's Valley View, our live web TV show. We're taking a decidedly hard core turn toward a more demonstrable and hands-on version in deference to the re-launch of Network, complete with Whiteboard Tutorials and ReviewCam demos, covering topics like storage infrastructure, virtualization, cloud computing, WAN acceleration and disk storage security. Featured products from Savvis, Brocade, MokaFive, Infoblox, StrataScale, Silverpeak, Arista.
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