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Microsoft Kills Kin Phone
News  |  6/30/2010
Engineers working on the handset will transfer to the Windows Phone 7 development team.
Notify The Next Of Kin
Commentary  |  6/30/2010
There's a business strategy for new products that goes by the name of "fail fast, fail cheap". Perhaps that's the reason that Microsoft is pulling the plug on its Kin phones after just two months and one desperate price cut. But they didn't fail fast, and I doubt Kin's failure will be cheap.
MSpot Launches Music Streaming Service For Android
News  |  6/30/2010
User can store 2GB of music purchased from the service in the cloud for playback on Android phones.
PDF News: Acrobat Security Update, New Foxit Reader
Commentary  |  6/30/2010
Adobe has released "critical" updates for its Acrobat and Adobe Reader products, while Foxit has added new features in an upgrade to its own PDF Reader.
Google News Gets Personal
News  |  6/30/2010
A redesign of Google's news aggregation site emphasizes personalization, discovery, and sharing.
Keeping Up With Smartphone Data-Storage Security
Commentary  |  6/30/2010
The more powerful your smartphone gets, the more likely you are to use it to store important business data. And that means paying closer attention to a couple of important storage security concerns.
FCC Names New CTO
News  |  6/30/2010
Former division chief Douglas Sicker will lead the agency's technology efforts starting next month, replacing Jon Peha, who is leaving for OSTP.
YouTube Stumbles Into Flash Gaming
News  |  6/30/2010
Amid the flowering of Google's strategic relationship with Adobe, a Flash-based game has appeared and disappeared on YouTube.
Amazon Boosts Kindle Royalties
News  |  6/30/2010
Authors can almost double the amount they receive from sales of digital books priced 20% or more below the list price for the physical book version.
Android 3.0 'Gingerbread' Elements Leaked
Commentary  |  6/30/2010
The first details about Android 3.0 -- codenamed "Gingerbread" -- have been revealed. Android 3.0 will set the Android bar higher.
Summer Worker Security
Commentary  |  6/30/2010
Temporary and summer workers offer the chance to increase production -- and increase your security risks. But taking on summer help also offers the opportunity to review, refresh and enhance your security policies and practices.
Sony Recalls Half Million Vaio Laptops
News  |  6/30/2010
At least 30 laptops have been reported to overheat causing casings and keyboards to warp and reaching temperatures hot enough to burn users.
Study: Windows 7 Halves SMB Support Costs
News  |  6/30/2010
Automation and security tools built into Microsoft's newest operating system mean fewer headaches for IT staffs and less downtime for users, IDC says.
DARPA Plots Supercomputing Future
News  |  6/30/2010
The Omnipresent High Performance Computing program is seeking proposals to dramatically advance the performance and capabilities of future computing systems and enable ExtremeScale computing.
Qualcomm Opening App Store In China
News  |  6/30/2010
Chipmaker to partner with web portal SINA to offer its Brew mobile platform.
Droid Incredible Or Droid X?
Commentary  |  6/30/2010
Deciding which Verizon Wireless Android phone to pick can be tough. Here's what sets them apart.
HTC EVO 4G In Short Supply
News  |  6/30/2010
Sprint says demand for the 4G smartphone has been greater than expected.
Army Using Telemedicine For Healthcare Delivery
News  |  6/30/2010
Wounded soldiers, pregnant women, and diabetes patients are receiving medical and appointment reminders to support their rehabilitation and treatment.
DISA Readies $5 Billion RFP Bundle
News  |  6/30/2010
A raft of request for proposals will address Defense Information Systems Agency projects in provisioning, net operations, net assurance, and network maintenance.
China Search, E-Commerce Leaders In Dispute
News  |  6/30/2010
Baidu accused of unfair competition by reducing search results for Alibaba Group retail sites.
Foursquare Valued At $95 Million
News  |  6/30/2010
The location-based social media firm closed on an additional $20 million in venture funding Tuesday.
AT&T Attempts To Head Off Android Market Criticism
Commentary  |  6/30/2010
AT&T has been bashed for banning its Android phones from installing non-Android Market apps. In an attempt at some damage control, AT&T tries to explain why.
China's Alibaba Wants Yahoo Stake Back
News  |  6/30/2010
The e-commerce leader is seeking to repurchase Yahoo's 40% ownership in the company and list it on China's stock exchange.
iPhone 4 On Verizon In 2011?
News  |  6/30/2010
AT&T's exclusive right to market the smartphone will reportedly expire at year's end and Apple is said to be open to new partners.
Ray Kurzweil On 'The Singularity' Future
News  |  6/30/2010
The noted futurist has released a movie, The Singularity is Near, exploring how technology may reshape the fabric of our physical reality and life experiences.
Apple iPhone 4 Supply Issues Could Hurt Sales
News  |  6/30/2010
Supply chain management issues that delayed pre-order shipments dates combined with the new smartphone's technical glitches, could spell opportunity for competitors according to iSuppli.
Verizon iPhone Rumors Heating Up
Commentary  |  6/30/2010
This isn't the first time we've heard Verizon would be getting the iPhone "soon." This rumor though has enough details to help its credibility. Think this one will come true?
Cisco, Avaya Battle For Enterprise Voice Market
News  |  6/29/2010
PBX equipment sales during the first quarter of 2010 surged for both providers, but neither took a decisive lead according to a Infonetics report.
DoD Updates Open Government Plan
News  |  6/29/2010
Responding to feedback that previous versions lacked detail, the agency made some info about its transparency plan more accessible.
Cisco Crafts Android-Based Enterprise Tablet
News  |  6/29/2010
The mobile collaboration tool is targeted at businesses, so it's not seen as a direct competitor to Apple's iPad.
Small Business Employment Growing, Outpacing Overall Employment
Commentary  |  6/29/2010
The latest figures from Intuit's Small Business Employment Index show small businesses added roughly 18,000 new jobs in June. Hours worked and compensation likewise increased.
3TB Hard Drives (Sort Of) Hit The Street
Commentary  |  6/29/2010
The biggest hard disk on the market just got a lot bigger.
HTML5 Isn't Ready For Primetime, YouTube Says
News  |  6/29/2010
Flash offers video streaming capabilities that HTML5 just can't match yet.
Seagate Launches 3TB External Hard Drive
News  |  6/29/2010
Positioned to meet a projected nine-fold increase in consumer household digital media storage by 2014, the drive can store up to 120 HD movies, 1,500 video games and more for approximately 8 cents per gigabyte.
Cisco, MobileAccess Boost Indoor Cell Phone Reception
News  |  6/29/2010
The solution enables sending RF signals over Ethernet LANs to improve cellular coverage without affecting LAN traffic.
Image Gallery: 11 Leading Data Warehousing Appliances
Slideshows  |  6/29/2010
Enterprises are abandoning conventional warehouse development approaches in favor of prepackaged apps and hardware configurations combining database management systems, processing power, storage, and connectivity. Here are the leaders.
iPhone 4 Antenna Lawsuit Looms
News  |  6/29/2010
Lawyers are rounding up unhappy consumers and could drag Apple into court over smartphone's glitchy reception.
Smartphone Apps Rated By Consumer Reports
News  |  6/29/2010
The consumer publication listed its favorite mobile apps for car and truck drivers.
Virgin Mobile Intros Pre-Paid Wi-Fi Hotspot
Commentary  |  6/29/2010
Hate contracts? Virgin Mobile is now offering the MiFi 2200 mobile hotspot device with no commitment. It costs $150 and data plans runs as little as $10.
HP, Avaya Partner On Unified Communications
News  |  6/29/2010
Avaya UC products will be sold and delivered by HP, bolstering the latter's growing enterprise communications portfolio.
Verizon Cuts Microsoft Kin Price
News  |  6/29/2010
The social networking-oriented phones were released a month ago to lukewarm reception.
iPhone 4 Hits AT&T Brick-And-Mortar Stores
News  |  6/29/2010
Apple's new smartphone now officially available to AT&T walk-in customers, but supplies are tight.
Health Insurer Launches Live Chat
News  |  6/29/2010
UPMC Health Plan allows members to use Internet technology to get answers about claims, billing, benefits, and other insurance information.
HTC EVO 4G Update Halted After Complaints
Commentary  |  6/29/2010
HTC and Sprint have stopped pushing out the firmware update for the EVO 4G after a rash of users complained of bricked phones.
Baidu Challenged For China Search Dominance
News  |  6/29/2010
Google's retreat has given new offerings like Goso and Soso the opportunity to build search engine market share in China.
Google Distributing Android 2.2 Froyo To Nexus One
Commentary  |  6/29/2010
Google today began officially pushing the Android 2.2 Froyo update out to owners of the Nexus One. Android 2.2 brings a number of new features to Google's mobile platform.
Nokia's Troubles
Commentary  |  6/29/2010
While Nokia continues to have large sales figures, it is mostly because of the low end freebies that carriers give away with a contract. They get to count a lot of those phones as smartphones simply because they have some version of Symbian on them, even though not many of those owners ever install a third party app. The truth is, Nokia is in trouble in the smartphone world. They are making changes, but will they be enough?
Amazon Release Kindle App For Android
News  |  6/28/2010
The app doesn't allow text search or e-book purchases from within the app, but Amazon says it will add those features in the near future.
Apple iPhone 4 Teardown Reveals $188 In Materials
News  |  6/28/2010
The 3.5-inch LCD Retina display screen is the most expensive component at $28.50.
Amazon Releases Kindle App For Apple iOS
News  |  6/28/2010
The e-book application can play audio and video on Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and enables publishers to add instruction videos to how-to books, readings from authors and other add-ons.
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