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Business Owners Need A Holiday
Commentary  |  5/29/2009
With every dime precious, taking time off from work, much less an actual vacation, might seem to be an unthinkable luxury, but it turns out that small business owners are planning vacations this summer at about the same rate as last year.
HDMI Audio-Video Connector Gets Ethernet Support
News  |  5/29/2009
Besides high-speed bidirectional communication, the connector will allow an Internet-enabled HDMI device to share its Internet connection with other HDMI devices without a separate cable.
Google Executive To Become Federal Deputy CTO
News  |  5/29/2009
Andrew McLaughlin will find that he isn't the only ex-Google employee serving the Obama administration.
HP, IBM Tie As Global Server Market Hits 12-Year Low
News  |  5/29/2009
Market conditions worsened across all geographic regions in the quarter, as customers of all types pulled back on spending, an IDC report shows.
Adobe Releases Flash Platform Betas
News  |  5/29/2009
The company is positioning Adobe Flash Builder 4, Adobe Flash Catalyst, and the open source Flex 4 framework as its answer to Microsoft's Silverlight software.
Tesla Recalls 345 Electric Roadsters
News  |  5/29/2009
No accidents have been reported, but the recall covers all of the luxury automobiles built before April 22.
ISS Expedition 20 Crew Complete After Arrival Of Soyuz
News  |  5/29/2009
For the first time, all five international partner agencies are represented in orbit, NASA said.
Global CIO: Sam Palmisano's Grand Strategy For IBM Revealed In $5B Global Financing Plan
Commentary  |  5/29/2009
The company is offering billions to help customers "mind the gap" until so-called stimulus money begins to flow around the globe. And it expects much of that funding will be used to purchase its very own products and services.
Verizon Makes BlackBerry Storm 4.7.0.148 Official
Commentary  |  5/29/2009
Today Verizon Wireless said that it will offer an official firmware update for the BlackBerry Storm. Storm users can look for it on Sunday, May 31.
Scientists Celebrate Completion Of World's Largest Laser
News  |  5/29/2009
The National Ignition Facility is capable of creating conditions similar to those that exist only in the cores of stars and inside nuclear weapons.
Telecom Magnate Carlos Slim's Rise To Power
News  |  5/29/2009
The wealthy and powerful Slim, a mystery in American telecom circles, is revealed in a lengthy profile in The New Yorker.
Sprint: The Palm Pre Is All Ours...For 2009
Commentary  |  5/29/2009
Sprint threw a cold bucket of reality on the pipe dreams of AT&T's Randall Stephenson and Verizon Wireless's Lowell McAdam. It verified that it will be the sole distributor of the Palm Pre "through 2009."
Users Want Virtual Desktops That Match Their Physical PCs
Commentary  |  5/29/2009
Over the last two years, Intel commissioned a study on how companies were delivering virtualization to end users. It's one of the few indicators of where this confused segment is headed. Several approaches are still on the table, but the fastest growing one is where the virtual machine resides on the end user's PC.
Obama Announces White House Cybersecurity Position
News  |  5/29/2009
Names that have been bandied about include acting White House cybersecurity chief Melissa Hathaway and Microsoft VP Scott Charney.
FCC To Examine Rural Broadband Needs
News  |  5/29/2009
A new report indicates that there will be a multiplicity of solutions ranging from cable and DSL to satellite and broadband over power lines.
Motorola Switches Phone From Windows Mobile To Android
Commentary  |  5/29/2009
According to BetaNews Motorola is switching a phone that was supposed to ship with Windows Mobile to Google's Android platform. Is this a cost issue or a marketing decision?
RIM CEO: SurePress Ain't Going Nowhere
Commentary  |  5/29/2009
Most of the information we've seen about the BlackBerry Storm 2 clearly shows that the clicking SurePress screen of the original Storm is gone. Why, then, did Research In Motion's co-CEO Mike Lazaridis make a point of saying, "SurePress is here to stay"?
Microsoft Changes Tune On Intellectual Property
Commentary  |  5/28/2009
If the book Burning the Ships by Marshall Phelps and David Kline is any indication, the Microsoft we see today is in the midst of a radical change to the way they do business. Most of the book describes the changes to Microsoft's intellectual property policies that Phelps has championed and implemented during his time at the company; he's
Terracotta Helping Hotelier Build Individualized Services
News  |  5/28/2009
InterContinental Hotels is using in-memory data-sharing systems to better anticipate what amenities customers will want during their stays.
Dell Unveils Entertainment Laptop For Students
News  |  5/28/2009
The Studio 14z is available with an optional 500-GB hard drive, enough to store up to 125,000 songs, 142,000 photos, or 133 DVD-quality movies.
Sony Ericsson Revamps Its Multimedia Phone Lineup
News  |  5/28/2009
Three handsets with strong multimedia and gaming abilities including motion controls along with PlayStation 3 integration may help the company revive its sales.
Microsoft Insists Bing Is A 'Decision Engine'
Commentary  |  5/28/2009
Microsoft's Bing is a welcome addition to the search landscape. Competition should help keep the search market healthy. But Bing's initial marketing leaves me rolling my eyes.
Dell Profits Tumble As Customers Tighten Purse Strings
News  |  5/28/2009
CEO Michael Dell does not offer a forecast for the current quarter, saying "indicators of global IT demand remain mixed."
AT&T, Verizon Racing To Rollout 4G Wireless
News  |  5/28/2009
Super-high-speed LTE wireless infrastructure is expected to expand into mainstream networks in the next few years, analysts predict.
Palm Pre, iTunes To Sync, App Store Revealed
News  |  5/28/2009
Programs from Fandango, Pandora, AP News, and other content makers will be available at the June 6 launch, Palm executives say.
Intel Tools Driving Multi-Core Chip Development
News  |  5/28/2009
Parallel Studio is intended to work with Microsoft Visual Studio for development of Windows applications intended to run on servers with multicore CPUs.
Plastic Logic Demos Amazon Kindle Challenger
News  |  5/28/2009
The e-book reader will have a touch screen for navigation and 3G connectivity to purchase books and magazines wirelessly.
Time Warner To Spin Off AOL
News  |  5/28/2009
Struggling ISP hopes independence will provide a new lease on life.
Verizon To AT&T: We Will Crush Your LTE Network
Commentary  |  5/28/2009
Not only did Verizon Wireless CEO Lowell McAdam talk about some upcoming devices for the network, he also took the opportunity to talk some serious smack about the quality of AT&T's network. Ouch!
Government Wrestles With Social Media Records Retention Policies
News  |  5/28/2009
The National Archives is trying to navigate complex regulations that require capturing and storing all sorts of content in the age of social media, cloud computing, and seemingly endless storage.
'Google Wave' May Challenge Microsoft SharePoint
News  |  5/28/2009
Google's product, platform, and protocol also combines aspects of e-mail, instant messaging, wikis, and blogs to allow real-time and stored collaborative messaging.
Verizon Will Have Android, Pre, Storm 2
News  |  5/28/2009
In a potential blow for Sprint Nextel, Verizon Wireless' CEO said the largest U.S. carrier will have the Palm Pre in about six months.
Verizon: Don't Leave Us Out! We're Going To Sell The Palm Pre, Too!
Commentary  |  5/28/2009
This must be executive let-the-cat-out-of-the-bag week. This time it was Verizon's Lowell McAdam who let flap that he expects the company to offer not only the Palm Pre, but also the BlackBerry Storm 2 within the next six months. Bam!
'Green' Supercomputer Maker, SiCortex Closes Its Doors
News  |  5/28/2009
The company reportedly sold at least 60 computers to universities and large corporations in 2008 and continued to log sales in 2009.
Microsoft Formally Launches Bing Search Engine
News  |  5/28/2009
Software maker seeks to challenge Google's dominance with introduction of functional search tools.
AT&T CEO: Data Volumes Are Challenging
Commentary  |  5/28/2009
Walt Mossberg sat down with AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson to discuss primarily AT&T's wireless business. One of the most talked about subjects was the volume of data that was going over the 3G network, largely due to the popularity of the iPhone. Stephenson knows it is an issue and has plans to address it. Are the other carriers responding as well?
AT&T Wants To Offer Palm Pre
News  |  5/28/2009
CEO Randall Stephenson says he wants to offer Palm's highly anticipated handset after the exclusive deal with Sprint runs out.
White House Launching Transparency Blog
News  |  5/28/2009
In a nod to openness and citizen participation in government, the Obama administration also will open White House blogs to public comments.
HP, Cast Iron Offering SaaS Integration Appliances
News  |  5/28/2009
HP's resellers will offer appliances for handling integration between SaaS and on-site applications, which remains one of the biggest hardships of SaaS deployments.
Google Expects 18 Android Phones This Year
News  |  5/28/2009
Smartphone makers will be able to modify the Linux-based OS to have unique user interfaces and features, Google says.
EMC To Acquire Configuresoft
News  |  5/28/2009
Configuresoft products, which assist IT operations in maintaining continuous regulatory and security compliance, are used in EMC's server configuration solutions.
Palm Pre Gets The Hands-On Treatment
Commentary  |  5/28/2009
Somehow The Boy Genius got his hands on a Palm Pre before any official review units were distributed and posted his first impressions. His first take? It's "plasticky" and the QWERTY keyboard is "really frustrating."
Big-Time Data Warehousing At Small-Biz Prices
Commentary  |  5/28/2009
Open-source software gives smaller companies access to enterprise IT tools -- without paying enterprise IT prices. And no IT vendor illustrates this trend better than Kickfire.
Google Automates Apps With Scripting System
News  |  5/27/2009
Search giant expects enterprise users to employ Google Apps Scripts for scheduling and procurement, transportation planning, and other business automation functions.
Shuttle Unveils VIA Nano-Based Mini-Desktop
News  |  5/27/2009
Built primarily for browser-based tasks and for multimedia playback, the XS295 supports SATA storage and up to 4 GB of DDR2 system memory.
Google Firing Up Android Developers With Goodies
News  |  5/27/2009
The search giant is looking to poach content creators away from competitors by offering new tools, application contests, and an open market for distributing apps.
Apple Offers Free iPod Touch To Mac-Buying Students
News  |  5/27/2009
Apple also refreshes its entry-level white MacBook with a faster processor and more storage.
Google And Mozilla Make Nice
Commentary  |  5/27/2009
It was a small gesture but it spoke volumes: At the Google IO developer conference, while expounding on the virtues and possibilities of HTML 5, Google engineering VP and head of developer evangelism Vic Gundotra thanked the Mozilla community for advancing the state of browser technology.
HP Expands Low-Priced Mini-Laptop Family
News  |  5/27/2009
The consumer-centric Mini 110 is available with Windows XP or Linux, while the business-focused Mini 1101 gives buyers the choice of Windows XP Home, XP Pro, or Vista, each for less than $350.
AT&T Boosts 3G Networks
News  |  5/27/2009
The carrier will be spending nearly $18 billion to double the speed of its mobile data networks up to 7.2 Mbps.
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