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The Real Steve Jobs Introduces New iMacs And Software
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Hitachi, Alvarion Team Up On Global WiMax Technology

The two firms will operate primarily in the 2.5 GHz wireless band.

Judge Says 'Windows Vista Capable' Lawsuit Can Proceed

Two customers charged that Microsoft used deceptive marketing tactics to promote its new Windows Vista operating system.

Microsoft Releases Windows Updates, Vista SP1 And XP SP3 In Testing

The updates, which are available now only through Microsoft's download center, address performance and compatibility concerns with the operating system.

CompTIA Updates Standard Error Codes For PCs

Many of the companies involved in updating the codes require service technicians who repair their equipment under warranty to use the Standard Error Codes.

Apple Sued For Violating Power Adapter Patent

Inventor Thomas Harvey claims the Apple Portable Power Adapter infringes his patents on an illuminated recharging device.

Layered Technologies Offers Virtual Private Data Center

The virtual private data center is comprised of 443 CPUs and offers 920 Gbytes of RAM and 47 Tbytes of storage.

Presidential Candidates Web Search Results Opening To The Public

Ron Paul shines among Republicans, but trails Obama, Clinton online, according to a new survey by Hitwise.

Nokia Teams Up With Broadcom, STMicroelectronics, Leaves Qualcomm Behind

Nokia has partnered with Broadcom, which will supply silicon for Nokia's Edge network products. Both companies have had legal battles with Qualcomm.

Online Gambling Proponents Want Age Verification Software

Supporters say age verification through third-party databases could prevent underage gambling.

How SAP Plans To Beat Oracle In PLM Software Market

SAP argues that businesses interested in product-lifecycle management software don't have the time to wait for Oracle to get its integration story together.

New Pump-And-Dump Scheme Fuels 30% Hike In Spam

The last 24 hours have seen a dramatic jump in spam thanks to a new pump-and-dump swindle that is pushing one particular company.

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Virtualization At The Desktop?
Examine how more than 250 companies plan to adopt server virtualization technology in this recent InformationWeek Research report, Server Virtualization.

The BI Explosion
Examine the business intelligence strategies of 500 companies, including deployment drivers and challenges, spending plans, and vendor selection, in this recent InformationWeek Research report.

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HTC's New Smartphone / UMPC / Huh? Is Finally Available
Today geeks of every stripe have access to the HTC Advantage smart device at certain retail locations across the U.S. This odd-ball piece of hardware is part PDA, part smartphone, part UMPC, and part weird. But what the heck, it looks like it just might be fun to use.

Motorola Is At The Top Of The Bottom
In the race to provide ultra low cost handsets to emerging markets, Motorola has shouldered aside the competition for an early lead. Nokia is gaining ground, though. What spoils go to the victor?

Data Center Manager Asks: Is IT Automation A Best-Of-Breed Or Single-Vendor Game?
After we ran our article on how data center automation is changing, I exchanged e-mail with Robert Yale, a key leader of the data center team for the Vanguard Group, one of the largest mutual fund companies. The biggest piece he thought missing from the article: Discussion of best of breed versus single vendor strategy. His thoughts:

Meat Space Still Matters In A Web 2.0 World
Web-based communication and collaboration tools are supposed to make physical proximity irrelevant by letting employees work together regardless of where they happen to be. But when it comes to building -- and investing in -- those tools, it turns out proximity is relevant as ever.

Palm's Foleo: The Closer It Gets, the Better It Looks?
Palm's announcement of the Foleo at the end of May quickly became a ridicule-fest. The name was an acronym for "Fat Obsolete Lacking Expensive Ordinary" according to one Engadget commenter. But Palm is showing it off this week at LinuxWorld in San Francisco, and the better you understand it, the harder it is to make fun of it.

The Difference Between Last Century's CIO And This One's
What's the difference between data and information? Something tells me it's like the difference between knowledge and wisdom, between amateur and pro, between last century's CIO and this one's.

Service Must Be Job #1 In The Data Center
In two separate events on two sides of the country, smart minds are discussing how to build a better data center. Savvy managers thankfully will be able to filter out the marketing noise and focus in on what makes customers happy: Service.

SF Muni Wireless: Not Dead But Expiring
In the past I have angered Bay Area politicians and activists by "making fun" (as one miffed commenter put it) of the ongoing fiasco that the San Francisco municipal wireless effort has become. I'm afraid I'm about to do so again.

Qualcomm Ban Harms Wireless Users
It's not often I agree with policy positions of the Big 4 wireless carriers, but in the case of Broadcom v. Qualcomm, I have to make an exception. The decision by the Bush administration not to overturn the International Trade Commission's ban on imports of certain Qualcomm chips, as a result of the patent-infringement lawsuit brought by Broadcom, may or may not harm the operators. But it definitely hurts U.S. consumers.

Automated Search And The Advil Test
One of the trends identified by Nick Hoover in The Ultimate Search Engine is that search technologies are becoming increasingly automated, executing searches and delivering results without being asked. Startup Kosmix.com is about to formally launch three Web sites based on that concept. It's a big idea, but hard to pull off.

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Apparel Manufacturer Improves Business Processes Using Everest Software
Managing business for menswear manufacturer Kenneth David Apparel was a difficult process. With Everest's ability to analyze and automate everything from e-commerce to point-of-sale functions, Kenneth David Apparel has been given unprecedented visibility into their business and is now able to easily track important factors like profitability.

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