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Lawmakers Seek Google Voice Investigation
Several members of Congress have taken AT&T's side and asked the FCC to look into Google's refusal to connect certain calls through Google Voice.

AT&T Claims Google Voice Violates FCC Rules
Google Voice Gains Better SMS, Gmail Support
Google Says Apple Rejected Voice App

Global CIO: SAP Is Testing Flat-Rate Pricing For Large Enterprises
While the details are still unclear, flat-rate pricing is expected to allow large enterprises to have access to as much SAP software as they want for one fixed price, leading to more focus on value.

Sony Intros Touchscreen PC/TV

The computer maker also announced a half-inch, 1.6 pound notebook with an 11-inch display.

Sykes To Acquire ICT Group For $263 Million

Buyout is latest in a series of deals impacting the outsourcing sector.

Iomega Upgrades NAS Appliance

The network attached storage device for small businesses offers easy setup features and VMware certification.

Samsung Smartphones Get Mobile VoIP

Agito is bringing enterprise-grade VoIP over Wi-Fi to Samsung smartphones, while facing competition from deep-pocketed companies like T-Mobile.

U.S. Intelligence Pulls Plug On Cross-Agency E-Mail System

The uGov system was hailed as a step toward collaboration among intelligence experts, but the system is being phased out amid security concerns.

RIM Releases BlackBerry Messenger 5.0

The smartphone maker's messaging service adds multiple social networking features and threaded SMS.

Motorola Unveils Wide Area Mesh AP

The AP7181 802.11n access point is likely to be beneficial to enterprise Wi-Fi networks.

How To Fix The GIS Data Mess

Despite thousands of data sources for geographic information systems, there's no universal standard or widespread, non-proprietary way to federate that data. It doesn't have to be this way.

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Featured Blogger Explorer In Slump Without Help From Brussels Sprouts
Posted by Paul McDougall
Microsoft's share of the browser market is off sharply as new rivals emerge and a bevy of gadgets that provide access to the Web from beyond the PC flourishes. That raises big questions about what's really behind the EU's move to force Redmond to make room for Explorer alternatives on Windows under threat of seven-figure fines.

Conversation With Gates, Ballmer That Sparked Microsoft Cloud Strategy
Posted by Mary Hayes Weier
Microsoft's march toward cloud computing is fascinating to watch. Next year, Microsoft will take the most successful desktop software package of all time--Office--and offer it online to businesses, somewhat similar to the Google Apps model. Microsoft's VP of Online recently shared with me some thoughts on Microsoft's strategy--and the conversation he had with Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer that led to Office Web Apps 2010 and other decisions.

iPhone OS 3.1.2 Fixes Bugs
Posted By Eric Zeman
Today Apple made a small point update available for iPhones via iTunes. iPhone OS 3.1.2 doesn't appear to add new features, but does fix a handful of important bugs.

Indian CIOs On Global CIO 50 Celebrated At Interop Mumbai
Posted By Bob Evans
A few months ago, we created a list of 50 of the world's top CIOs for our Global CIO 50 project. Our list included 10 CIOs from India, and their achievements were celebrated by 300 members of the Indian IT community at a special event at this week's Interop Mumbai. The gathering also celebrated the extraordinary progress of India's IT industry in the past decade.

Hospital Hires 'Scribes' To Help Docs With E-Records
Posted By Mitch Wagner
The University of Virginia has hired "scribes" with laptop computers to follow doctors around as they treat patients, updating electronic medical records as they go. The antique-sounding position is one example of the steps hospitals are taking as they struggle to adopt e-health records.

New E-Discovery Software from Sherpa
Posted By Andrew Conry-Murray
The e-mail archiving vendor adds new features to its e-discovery software for Exchange.


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