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Gov 2.0: Roadblocks Remain For Transparency

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TOP STORY: Gov 2.0: Roadblocks Remain For Transparency

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"Our enemies have made the mistake that America's enemies always make. They saw liberty and thought they saw weakness."

-- George W. Bush 

 

TODAY'S TOP STORY

Gov 2.0: Roadblocks Remain For Transparency
Speaking at the Gov 2.0 Summit, federal CIO Vivek Kundra said infrastructure upgrades will likely be required.

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Global CIO: IBM's Massive Study Says Future Belongs To High-Growth CIOs
An unprecedented study of CIO outlooks, objectives, and behaviors will rapidly and dramatically raise expectations for CIO performance in driving growth and business value.

Motorola Unveils Android 'Cliq'

The company's first Android smartphone will include the MotoBlur service, which aggregates photos, contacts, and other information from Facebook, Twitter, Gmail and other online sources.



Gov 2.0: Army Announces Apps For Army Competition

At the Gov 2.0 Summit, the Army unveiled a competition encouraging soldiers to build open source software that can be shared across the military.



HP Sued For Server Failure

Shipping and logistics vendor BDP International lost business due to system meltdown, suit contends.



Google Defends Book Settlement, Amazon Cries Cartel

The battle over the Google Books settlement continued on Thursday with a Congressional hearing.



AMD Looks To Simplify PC Buying

The computer maker is downplaying the hardware specs inside a PC in favor of a consumer-friendly focus on what the computer can do.



Sprint Offers Unlimited Mobile-To-Mobile Calls

The carrier is trying to retain subscribers by giving those with Everything Data plans unlimited calls to mobile phones on any U.S. carrier.



FairPoint Exec Grilled By Regulators

Telecom regulators pressed FairPoint Communications CEO David Hauser over unresolved customer service problems.



SuccessFactors Spins Business Execution Suite

New strategies by SuccessFactors and Taleo show how SaaS vendors plan to maintain strong growth.



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Check Out Audio Books With Your Windows Mobile Phone
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You can check out books from your local library to listen to on your phone. No, I don't mean books on tape or CD that you can rip to your device, I mean actual digital copies that you can borrow. Now you can do it right from your phone via the OverDrive Media Console for Windows Mobile.

Gov 2.0: Cloud Computing As Government Panacea
Posted By John Foley
Two of the most influential people in the cloud computing market -- Amazon CTO Werner Vogels and General Services Administration CIO Casey Coleman -- talked today at the Gov 2.0 Summit about cloud computing's high potential as a cheaper, better way of delivering IT resources. Such enthusiasm, however, is tempered with lingering questions about security, interoperability, and organizational barriers.

Motorola Announces Cliq Android Phone With MOTOBLUR
Posted By Eric Zeman
Today Motorola announced its first Android handset, called the Cliq. The Cliq is a sideways slider with a full touch screen and QWERTY keyboard. It also features Motorola's new contact and social networking service called MOTOBLUR.

Who Are Those Evil Dudes At Google Anyway?
Posted By Michael Hickins
The growing kerfuffle over Google's settlement with the Author's Guild concerning the digitization of books is just the most recent proof that Google has become the new Microsoft where regulators on both sides of the Atlantic are concerned.

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