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posted in January 2006
The Bay State has named Louis Gutierrez to fill the position of CIO in the Information Technology Division and, at the same time, reiterated its support for a previously announced plan to implement the OpenDocument format in state agencies in January.
EarthLink will build and maintain the network, but the city's Wireless Philadelphia unit will have some say in its operation.
Users can point their cell phones at 700,000 buildings, retailers, restaurants, banks, and historical sites throughout Japan to retrieve information.
There's a new crop of startups that could give the Intel-based line trouble in the $75,000 to $200,000 range, one analyst says.
Microsoft will promote strategies and solutions designed to reduce bureaucratic bottlenecks
IBM said it will meld Argus semiconductor-manufacturing software into existing IBM operations. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Ozzie has been spending a lot of time in Seattle since his Groove Networks was acquired by Microsoft last year. Although he can't quite seem to part with his longtime home near Boston, he can root for the Red Sox in two ballparks.
With the collapse of Wi-Fi infrastructure provider Vivato, the operators of scores of Wi-Fi wide area installations are scrambling to insure their networks remain up and running.
Many small and medium businesses are leery of the security of IP telephony systems, and hence favor traditional telephony systems, according to a recent poll.
With Pixar Animation Studios now officially a part of the Walt Disney Co., which paid $7.6 billion for the animated film creator Tuesday, a major question is just where does Steve Jobs go?
One big factor is the upcoming retirement of many government employees, meaning that states will need more outside help to get things done.
A comprehensive search across the Web by FatLens.com found tickets ranging all the way from $1,825 for a single seat to $315,000 for a luxury box.
While the price for the adult entertainment site wasn't disclosed, the Reuters report said "a source familiar with the deal" put the price at about $12 million.
Although the Google execs--Sergey Brin, Larry Page, and Eric Schmidt--turned down the huge salaries that are standard at Hewlett-Packard and most everywhere else in the computer industry, their stock holdings are their rewards.
Yahoo beefs up its research effort by opening new offices in Spain and Chile.
A new group called Verizon Business combines assets from Verizon Communications' Enterprise Solutions Group and MCI, which was recently acquired for $8.5 billion. Most of the employees in the new unit as well as most of the products are from MCI.
IBM is open-sourcing important components of the Unstructured Information Management Architecture, in an effort to spur the growth of collaborative enterprise search technology.
A high-speed wireless broadband network using Alvarion Ltd. gear and technology is being rolled out in Wisconsin by TDS Metrocom, as the two firms begin eyeing wide regions underserved or not served at all by broadband.
The study of 966 patients was conducted by London's Institute of Cancer Research and three major British universities.
The Memorex storage brand will live on in the consumer space, Imation said.
While rumors of some sort of alliance between Disney and Pixar have circulated for several weeks, Talks between Pixar and Disney are at a serious stage, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
Surveys of worldwide PC shipments showed growth of 17 percent in the fourth quarter of 2005, according to figures released by IDC and Gartner Inc.
Gather.com seeks to organize content among its members, who are bonded through the portal's community rather than having to blog away on their own.
Rather than type a site's URL directly into a browser, some go to a search engine and type the URL in there first.
Copycats galore are rushing to cash in on the success of milliondollarhomepage.com, and their pixel-selling approaches range from Ponzi-style get-rich-quick schemes to clever knockoffs promoting real estate.
Google said it plans to create a new radio ad distribution channel by integrating the radio advertising company's technology into Google's AdWords platform.
In addition to the U.S., participants include Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore.
The network equipment maker said Friday that it won't meet its revenue numbers for fiscal 2006. It also named its chief financial officer, Frank D'Amelio, as chief operating officer.
Tata Consultancy Services Ltd., India's largest software company by revenue, says its revenue for the quarter ending Dec. 31 jumped 29%.
Claflin will retire from the firm as soon as a replacement has been found, 3Com announced.
The new security firm, to be named at a later date, will offer a complete range of biometrics-based search, secure credentials, and other products and services to government entities.
The new version of the Thunderbird E-mail client features improved spam and security controls.
Infosys Technologies, India's second largest offshore outsourcing company, said revenues grew 32 percent.
The software giant's victory in the file allocation table (FAT) patents battle is raising concerns in the open source community. Some fear this means that global patents systems pose a danger to the health of Linux and the open source community at large.
The first Stop & Shop installation, which opened last month, is in its Dorchester, Mass., store.
IBM again tops the list of patents awarded in 2005, even as it announces a partnership with members of the Open Source community to promote efforts to improve the United States' patenting process.
AMD topped off its AMD64 processor line Tuesday with its Athlon 64 FX-60 dual-core processor and aimed it at power-hungry gamers and heavy digital media users.
Users PowerPC-based machines will have a harder time with the switch than will those of dual-core processor-based machines, one analyst predicts.
The latest in flash drive fashion is a 256MB flash wristband from Imation Corp.
Bethann Pepoli has been appointed acting CIO of Massachusett's IT department, following the previous head's departure amidst a battle over the state's official office software standard.
Skype users will soon be able to make VoIP calls without the necessity of a PC, by connecting directly to a router.
The Elek Tex Smart Fabric wireless keyboard can be rolled up and put in a pocket. reported Thursday at CES.
VoIP phones from Uniden America and Royal Philips will be offered to more than 200 million MSN Messenger users this spring, Bill Gates announced at CES this week.
A pack of upcoming software programs expected to be announced by Google at CES is viewed as fundamental to the company's vision.
D-Link and Skype announced a USB phone adapter that enables consumers to use their existing corded or cordless phones to make Skype VoIP calls.
VoIP in Asia is expected to grow from $5.5 billion in 2004 to more than $10 billion by 2009, according to an In-Stat report released Tuesday.
The Consumer Electronics Show will debut a product that can deliver Gigabit data rates over wireless, coax, and electrical power lines, an industry first, the vendor says.
Michael Dell's last-minute acceptance of a keynote speaker's slot at CES is widely viewed as a signal that the PC manufacturer will unveil a family of Intel Yonah-based laptops aimed at the home entertainment market.