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  • FCC to take first steps toward broadband plan

    Posted April 16, 2010 - 5:10 pm

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will take the first major steps toward implementing its national broadband plan next Wednesday, when it is scheduled to launch a rulemaking proceeding that would create a new fund for broadband deployment.
  • Opera Mini tops 1M downloads to iPhone

    Posted April 16, 2010 - 4:05 pm

    More then a million copies of Opera Software's new iPhone browser were downloaded in the first 24 hours of Opera Mini's availability, a company executive said Thursday.
  • MIT researchers boost efficiency of wireless power

    Posted April 16, 2010 - 3:22 pm

    MIT researchers working on wireless power have discovered a way to make it more efficient: Charge up lots of electronic gear at the same time.
  • App builders to gather for iPad-specific developer event

    Posted April 16, 2010 - 3:13 pm

    iPadDevCamp brings together developers and designers who want to create apps for Apple tablet device
  • Cisco product delays opening doors for rivals

    Posted April 16, 2010 - 2:54 pm

    Continuing product supply constraints at Cisco has some customers waiting months for key Ethernet switches, firewalls and other network gear -- and those who can't wait are turning to competitors.
  • Review

    Review: BlackBerry Enterprise Server, express or deluxe?

    Posted April 16, 2010 - 2:50 pm

    Extensive BlackBerry Enterprise Server will be indispensable to some, but free BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express is good enough for most
  • Secretive counterfeiting treaty talks open up

    Posted April 16, 2010 - 7:11 am

    A controversial plan to crack down on online piracy and counterfeiting will be opened up to public scrutiny for the first time next week, when the negotiating text of a secret international copyright treaty will be made public, the European Commission said Friday.
  • The Curious Thing About Microsoft Kin

    Posted April 15, 2010 - 8:55 pm

    Call me crazy, but something about Microsoft's Kin phone just doesn't add up.
  • Why Not iSCSI?

    Posted April 15, 2010 - 8:51 pm

    Even though FibreChannel over Ethernet gets all the hype, iSCSI over Ethernet is just as capable of converging or unifying data center servers, storage and networking, proponents say.
  • Apple's iPad isn't unbeatable, analysts say

    Posted April 15, 2010 - 8:50 pm

    Analysts say the an emerging group of competitors, including HP, Google and Dell, still have time to offer strong competition to Apple's already popular iPad tablet computer.
  • It's Incredible! New Droid on its way to Verizon

    Posted April 15, 2010 - 8:45 pm

    HTC's Droid Incredible will hit Verizon Wireless on April 29 for $200 after rebate and a two-year contract, with online pre-orders starting on April 19.
  • Critic: Customers should reject Comcast throttling deal

    Posted April 15, 2010 - 8:21 pm

    Comcast customers should reject a proposed settlement in a lawsuit filed against the broadband provider for throttling some Internet traffic, a critic of the company said Thursday.
  • iPhone OS 4.0 Benefits Road Warriors

    Posted April 15, 2010 - 4:48 pm

    Apple unveiled a variety of features and functions we can look forward to in iPhone OS 4.0--due out this summer for the iPhone, but not until sometime this fall for the iPad. There are updates to the OS that will benefit consumers, as well as those that benefit business professionals and IT administrators--like improving remote telecommuting from the iPhone and iPad platforms.
  • Could open source overtake the iPhone?

    Posted April 15, 2010 - 11:31 am

    A Linux official sees parallels between the iPhone's momentum and technologies from now-defunct Sun Microsystems.
  • Comcast vs. the FCC: Predictable loss for a fair Internet

    Posted April 15, 2010 - 11:27 am

    Appeals Court ruling against FCC in its move vs. Comcast came as no surprise. But might the FTC now be able to step forward in the name of net neutrality?
  • MeeGo, Android phone platforms take stage at Linux conference

    Posted April 15, 2010 - 11:23 am

    Nokia, Google officials offer progress reports on their open source device OSes
  • iPad online use approaches Android, BlackBerry

    Posted April 15, 2010 - 11:23 am

    In its first 10 days, Apple's iPad has captured almost as much online usage share as the BlackBerry or Google's Android operating system, a Web metrics firm said
  • Senator pledges support for net neutrality, broadband plan

    Posted April 14, 2010 - 6:10 pm

    The powerful chairman of a U.S. Senate committee will push for additional authority for the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to enforce net neutrality rules and implement its new national broadband plan, if it's needed following a court ruling against the agency this month.
  • Spectrum analysis to be built-into Aruba's Wi-Fi product line

    Posted April 14, 2010 - 4:55 pm

    Aruba Networks will offer radio spectrum analysis built-into its line of 802.11n Wi-Fi access points for the enterprise market.
  • Cisco Courts SMBs With Additions to Unified Communications

    Posted April 14, 2010 - 4:42 pm

    Today, Cisco announced a handful of new additions to its Services Ready Platform, Wireless VPN Firewall, and Cisco 100 Unmanaged Switch lineups aimed at small businesses.
  • Dell taking smartphone business to new areas

    Posted April 14, 2010 - 3:40 pm

    Dell on Tuesday announced a partnership with telecommunications provider Telefonica to develop mobile products and services, which would expand its smartphone business in Latin America and Europe.
  • Ex-SAP CEO resurfaces at cloud SCM vendor

    Posted April 14, 2010 - 10:10 am

    Former SAP CEO Léo Apotheker has been appointed to the board of GT Nexus, maker of on-demand SCM (supply chain management) software, roughly two months after his departure from the ERP (enterprise resource planning) giant.
  • Twitter grows up, adopts business plan

    Posted April 13, 2010 - 9:48 pm

    Twitter is taking off the training wheels and moving into the world where real businesses tread with the launch today of its first advertising model.
  • Reasons for supporting IPv6 continue to pile up

    Posted April 13, 2010 - 9:46 pm

    Network and Web site operators are coming under increasing pressure to support IPv6 -- the long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol -- as more market indicators point to the rapid depletion of addresses for IPv4.
  • Patch Tuesday: Microsoft safeguards video, Adobe secures PDFs

    Posted April 13, 2010 - 9:44 pm

    Microsoft unloads 11 updates for 25 vulnerabilities on Patch Tuesday while Adobe also gets IT managers' attention with its security advisory for Adobe Reader and Acrobat.

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