• What happens now to the proposed AT&T and T-Mobile merger?

    Posted November 23, 2011 - 3:31 pm

    Staff at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission have decided that AT&T's proposed acquisition of mobile carrier T-Mobile is contrary to the public interest. So what's next?
  • Net neutrality is too regulatory, but Stop Online Piracy isn't?

    Posted November 22, 2011 - 1:15 pm

    Several Republicans in the U.S. Congress who voted this year to overturn net neutrality rules -- with most opponents arguing the rules would create the first-ever regulation of the Internet -- have now signed on to sponsor one of two bills that would allow the U.S. Department of Justice to seek court orders to shut down websites accused of infringing copyright.
  • Ultrabooks still trying to find their niche

    Posted November 18, 2011 - 5:46 pm

    Despite backing from the top PC makers, high prices and a disorganized software and hardware ecosystem could slow adoption of ultrabooks over the next few years, analysts said this week.
  • Spike in mobile lawsuits spurs changes in courts, business models

    Posted November 16, 2011 - 5:16 pm

    The dramatic increase in the number of mobile industry lawsuits is forcing changes in the legal system and spurring new business models around patent licensing.
  • Pricing and weak ecosystems behind slow tablet sales

    Posted November 3, 2011 - 12:46 pm

    While the iPad continues to be a big success, the tablet market offers a harsher climate to vendors other than Apple -- and pricing strategies may be an important factor in their difficulties.
  • Privacy a concern as Google links Plus with its other sites

    Posted October 27, 2011 - 11:54 am

    Google's work to integrate its Google+ social networking site broadly with its other services could raise red flags for users who want to closely guard their privacy.
  • Page: Google+ to broadly impact other Google products

    Posted October 13, 2011 - 9:43 pm

    Google Co-Founder and CEO Larry Page made clear on Thursday the lofty expectations the company has for its new social networking site Google+.
  • HP users hope Whitman brings stability to company

    Posted October 11, 2011 - 3:42 pm

    IT execs look to new CEO Meg Whitman to sort out the muddled product strategy that Leo Apotheker set forth in August.
  • Steve Jobs remembered for his lasting impact

    Posted October 11, 2011 - 3:35 pm

    Rivals and IT gurus say the Apple co-founder and former CEO 'transformed' several industries.
  • Sony needs smartphones in battle for the living room

    Posted October 7, 2011 - 10:24 am

    The battle for the living room is heating up, and Sony needs to take over Sony Ericsson in order to better compete with the likes of Samsung and a more aggressive Apple as home electronics sector products become increasingly converged, according to analysts.
  • Rhapsody buys Napster as it battles Spotify

    Posted October 4, 2011 - 5:32 pm

    With its Napster acquisition this week, Rhapsody, the venerable U.S.-only digital music subscription service, is in battle mode as rival Spotify attempts to carry its strong momentum in Europe to America.
  • Bartz couldn't deliver Yahoo turnaround

    Posted September 6, 2011 - 10:59 pm

    As she approached her third anniversary as Yahoo's CEO, Carol Bartz couldn't overcome a recent string of missteps that apparently eroded the board's confidence in her and eclipsed her achievements as leader of the embattled Internet pioneer.
  • Never mind the lawsuits, HTC is on a buying spree

    Posted September 6, 2011 - 6:09 pm

    Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has been on a buying spree to reshape its business and help defend against lawsuits, though it remains to be seen if the strategy will help it gain ground on rivals such as Apple, Samsung and Research In Motion.
  • Big is not always better with smartphone screens

    Posted September 5, 2011 - 12:22 pm

    Product launches at the IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin are giving consumers an unprecedented choice of screen sizes. But analysts are questioning whether consumers can learn to love them all.
  • Why companies should donate used PCs instead of recycling

    Posted August 31, 2011 - 8:47 am

    When we write about sustainability in CIO, we often focus on how IT leaders can help their companies cut energy consumption. It's an obvious target because it's relatively easy to quantify. Whether or not you have formal goals for reducing carbon emissions, those kilowatts saved and gallons of heating oil conserved drop right to the bottom line.
  • FAQ: What to expect at Salesforce.com's Dreamforce

    Posted August 30, 2011 - 11:44 am

    Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff is known as a big thinker and talker, and now he's hoping to be one of Silicon Valley's biggest party hosts, with more than 42,000 people registered so far for the company's annual Dreamforce event this week in San Francisco.
  • New AMD CEO faces challenges in mobile

    Posted August 25, 2011 - 4:43 pm

    Newly minted Advanced Micro Devices CEO Rory Read faces a challenge in turning around the company's mobile strategy to wage a competitive battle against rivals Intel and ARM.
  • What's next for Apple?

    Posted August 25, 2011 - 12:43 pm

    Apple for years rallied around its charismatic co-founder, Steve Jobs, so it's only natural now to question whether the company can retain its market dominance and magic with a new leader.
  • HP's webOS crashes under Apple, Android pressure

    Posted August 18, 2011 - 7:37 pm

    Hewlett-Packard's announcement on Thursday to stop making tablets and smartphones based on webOS surprised many analysts, who said the company buckled under the pressure of Apple's momentum and growing support for Android.
  • Are Motorola's patents enough to protect Android?

    Posted August 15, 2011 - 11:56 pm

    Google's $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola Mobility will land it a vast portfolio of patents, but the legal obstacles facing its Android operating system are far from over, legal experts said.
  • As a carrier's partner, Google may shine

    Posted August 15, 2011 - 8:01 pm

    Google's planned acquisition of Motorola Mobility will force the search giant into a whole new set of relationships with mobile operators, which could benefit the carriers but also create tension.
  • Clearwire's LTE push highlights growing momentum

    Posted August 8, 2011 - 11:33 am

    LTE (Long Term Evolution) has picked up steam in the last few weeks, with operators moving forward and auctions taking place, helping the technology become a global standard.
  • RIM unveils new BlackBerrys: 5 facts you need to know

    Posted August 3, 2011 - 2:47 pm

    BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) this morning took the wraps off of three brand new BlackBerry smartphones, which, along with the upcoming Bold 9900/9930 devices, make up the bulk of the Canadian company's upcoming 2011 smartphone portfolio.
  • Google+ passes first tests, but challenges remain

    Posted July 29, 2011 - 2:52 pm

    Showered with intense praise and criticism during its first month out in a limited beta trial, Google+ has eluded the failures of other Google social networking efforts, but it's too early to tell if it will fulfill its ultimate mission as a Facebook slayer.
  • Leadership lessons from Apple CEO Steve Jobs

    Posted July 29, 2011 - 12:13 pm

    Great leaders like Apple CEO Steve Jobs are supreme visionaries and marketing geniuses, says executive leadership expert Paul David Walker, author of Unleashing Genius (Morgan James Publishing, 2008). In order to be better leaders, CIOs need to become more like them.
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