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WHITEPAPER: Lean Six Sigma and IT in a Down Economy

BLOG: Google Looking To Acquire One Company Per Month

WEBCAST: Mitigate Sun's Cost & Viability Threat: Explore the Alternative

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Government CIO 50
InformationWeek's first-ever list of top CIOs in federal, state, and local government, and how they're embracing new expectations.

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Congressman 'Crowdsources' Healthcare Bill
Texas Republican John Culberson has posted the House healthcare bill online and invited constituents to annotate it using a Web 2.0 collaboration tool.

Google Boosts Gmail For Android, iPhone

The tweaks show that Google is committed to improving the Web-based version of its e-mail service.



IBM Building 'Smarter City' Cloud In China

The center will be built with IBM's CloudBurst hardware and will be used to modernize a municipal administration and economy.



Global CIO: Mergers & Acquisitions Offer Huge Opportunities For CIOs

Here's how CIOs can help optimize M&A outcomes via skills in business-process optimization, strategy, and leadership, says the Center for CIO Leadership.



BlackBerry Maker Pushes For Mainstream

More than 80% of Research In Motion's new customers last quarter were non-enterprise users who chose Blackberry smartphones over Apple, Palm, and others.



Verizon May Pass On Palm Pre

The move -- which at least one analyst questions -- would hobble Palm's plans to get back to the top of the smartphone market.



Congress Mulls D Block Spectrum Fate

Lawmakers are trying -- again-- to create a wireless public safety communications network on the D Block of the 700 MHz spectrum.



 

QUOTE OF THE DAY...
"Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right."


-- Henry Ford  

 

Vodafone Unveils Samsung LiMo R2 Handsets

In the coming months Verizon Wireless and others are expected to also release smartphones based on the latest Linux-based mobile platform.



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Google Looking To Acquire One Company Per Month
Posted by Bob Evans
Google CEO Eric Schmidt said that with the worst of the recession behind us, his company will resume making acquisitions and hopes to complete one deal per month. While Schmidt didn't rule out large acquisitions, he did note, in an equivocation worthy of the Oracle at Delphi (as opposed to the equally acquisitive one at Redwood Shores), that such larger deals are "unpredictable."

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Virtual Collaboration Tool Gets New Name, New Customers
Posted by Andrew Conry-Murray
Qwaq rebrands itself as Teleplace as it continues to preach the gospel of virtual worlds for business collaboration.

IT Lessons From Foiled Qaeda Terror Plot
Posted By Michael Hickins
Qaeda-linked terror suspect Najibullah Zazi left a digital trail a mile wide for federal investigators to follow, but stopping seems to have required too much luck and footwork.

iPhones Can Now Send MMS Messages
Posted By Eric Zeman
It's official: The iPhone can (finally, at long last, thankfully) perform a task that many other phones have been able to do since 2002. It can now send and receive multi-media messages. Here's a quick look at how it works.

GPL Vs. Free Software Foundation
Posted By Serdar Yegulalp
After my post about the GPL's day in court in France, a programmer friend noted he no longer used the GPL for anything, now that its instigator, the Free Software Foundation, has (in his view) gone off a cliff. Do other people see the GPL as tainted because of the FSF's rather stentorian views?

Is Palm In Trouble If Verizon Passes On Pre?
Posted By Eric Zeman
Late yesterday, a rumor suggested that Verizon Wireless had decided not to sell the Palm Pre smartphone. Neither Palm nor Verizon has commented on the story officially. If it's true, though, what future awaits Palm?

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