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  • Google I/O: What to Expect

    Posted May 17, 2010 - 4:14 pm

    Google I/O, the search giant's annual developers conference, begins on Wednesday, and many are wondering what announcements Google has in store for this year's extravaganza. Expected at this year's conference are a new version of Android, Adobe Flash for smartphones, and a brand new set-top box.
  • Cloud apps adoption can create IT staff unrest

    Posted May 17, 2010 - 4:04 pm

    CIOs and IT managers know they must address concerns like security, compliance, service levels and end-user resistance when moving to cloud-based enterprise software, but they must not overlook a critical area: the feelings of their IT staffers.
  • The politics of cloud apps: tips for IT leaders

    Posted May 17, 2010 - 4:02 pm

    When companies decide to swap out an on-premise enterprise software system for vendor-hosted SaaS applications, IT staffers often worry about what this change means for their jobs and their roles in the IT department.
  • Comcast signs first IPv6 corporate customer

    Posted May 17, 2010 - 3:36 pm

    Comcast last week installed the first corporate customer for its new native dual-stack service, which supports both IPv4, the current version of the Internet Protocol, and the long-anticipated upgrade known as IPv6.
  • Google has been snooping on your wireless network

    Posted May 17, 2010 - 3:15 pm

    Right about now Facebook should be sending Google a bouquet of roses and a box of chocolates, because the search/advertising giant has committed a privacy violation that makes Facebook's recent troubles seem trivial.
  • Testing the Benefits of High-Speed Internet Access

    Posted May 17, 2010 - 2:01 pm

    Case Western Reserve University pilots a program to prove that high-speed Internet access leads to a better standard of living.
  • Facebook Was Never About Privacy

    Posted May 17, 2010 - 1:32 pm

    Facebook has been in the news an awful lot lately--what with its new privacy controls (or, um, lack thereof), its early controversies, and its recent "privacy summit."
  • Facebook Privacy is a Balancing Act

    Posted May 17, 2010 - 1:29 pm

    Despite the headlines and hyperbole around Facebook information privacy issues--and the public exodus of notable online personalities in protest--the reality is that Facebook membership is actually still growing. Social networking and data privacy are, in many ways, directly at odds and the solution comes down to user awareness and choice.
  • Facebook users warned of sexy 'Candid Camera Prank' attack

    Posted May 17, 2010 - 1:28 pm

    Security firms are warning Facebook users to beware of what's being called the "Candid Camera Prank" attack recently spotted on Facebook that tries to use the lure of a sexy video of a scantily clad woman on a bicycle to download a video player that's actually Hotbar adware, and maybe worse.
  • Facebook's Battering: Good for Competition?

    Posted May 17, 2010 - 1:27 pm

    As complaints about Facebook continue to pile up to epic proportions, its competitors are receiving glittering press, financial support, and spikes in site traffic. Is this a signal that the Great Facebook Exodus has begun, and can the trend maintain momentum?
  • Wikipedia Makes Changes, Wants You to Edit More

    Posted May 17, 2010 - 12:50 pm

    Wikipedia calls new changes to its site "the first major initiative the Wikimedia Foundation and its volunteers have ever undertaken for Wikipedia's interface," but there's a good chance you won't notice them.
  • CA teams with Cisco and delivers new cloud, virtualization technologies

    Posted May 17, 2010 - 12:45 pm

    CA expands partnership with Cisco and makes further moves into cloud computing and virtualization management.
  • IE6 past its expiration date, says Microsoft

    Posted May 17, 2010 - 12:44 pm

    Microsoft is urging users to dump the aged Internet Explorer 6 with a campaign that claims the browser is past its expiration date.
  • YouTube Beats Prime Time TV On 5th Birthday

    Posted May 17, 2010 - 12:33 pm

    Google-owned video sharing site YouTube is celebrating its fifth anniversary on a roll: the company announced that it is now serving more than two billion videos per day, which is nearly double the audience of U.S. prime-time televison.
  • Five lessons Facebook needs to learn

    Posted May 17, 2010 - 12:24 pm

    Facebook has turned into a piñata, and it seems like everyone is getting their chance to whack it with a stick. So far we haven't seen any candy, but a lot of other interesting stuff has come flying out.
  • Citrix, Amazon to put XenApp in the cloud

    Posted May 17, 2010 - 12:22 pm

    Citrix and Amazon are teaming up to put Citrix's application delivery software into the cloud, letting enterprises stream apps to their users from Amazon's data centers.
  • Skype's Newest Beta Adds Group Video Chat

    Posted May 17, 2010 - 11:57 am

    Have you ever used group chat wishing that you could use video? Now you can chat with up to four other people by using the latest beta version from Skype.
  • Net Neutrality: Time to Get it Right

    Posted May 17, 2010 - 11:51 am

    Using the Internet to transfer rich media means guzzling bandwidth. Setting price per use makes sense.
  • Facebook and Privacy: Do You Know What I Know?

    Posted May 17, 2010 - 10:14 am

    Psst...have you heard?
  • Facebook Privacy: Mea Culpa Reality Check

    Posted May 17, 2010 - 10:04 am

    The villagers have pitchforks and torches in hand and everyone seems to be converging on Facebook--the scourge of all things private and personal. I am here to disband the angry mob by asking the question "how did Facebook get your data in the first place?" and telling people to look in the mirror before attacking Facebook.
  • 5 low-risk, high-reward experiments for IT

    Posted May 17, 2010 - 9:33 am

    Redefine your relationship with the business with these five small-scale, forward-thinking experiments.
  • Google stops sniffing Wi-Fi data after privacy gaffe

    Posted May 17, 2010 - 9:25 am

    The company had been sniffing open Wi-Fi network data without realizing it.
  • Flash on iPad wouldn't solve anything (but would strengthen Adobe's control of the web)

    Posted May 17, 2010 - 8:13 am

    Sure, it's irritating that Jobs is keeping Flash off the iPad, but even if he changed his mind it wouldn't solve all, or even many, of our problems.
  • Outrage at Google: Stealing WiFi Conversations

    Posted May 14, 2010 - 7:01 pm

    The San Francisco Examiner details that Google dry-ripped WiFi and had 600GB of data in 30 countries. Any of it yours?
  • Google to shutter Nexus One e-store

    Posted May 14, 2010 - 5:40 pm

    Google will stop selling its Nexus One online because the Android phone's store hasn't caught on with potential buyers, the company said Friday.
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