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  • Don't jump the gun on neutrality

    Posted April 20, 2010 - 11:15 am

    In the net neutrality debate most enterprise consumers of Internet services seem to favor maintaining the status quo, where traffic on the 'Net is treated in a neutral fashion and service providers don't try to enrich themselves by meddling with the bits. So the question really comes down to the lengths we are willing to go to ensure it stays that way.
  • Why IT Should Love the iPad

    Posted April 20, 2010 - 11:11 am

    Frank Hayes thinks the iPad will show IT the way to finally stop the non-work-related Web surfing users do on corporate networks.
  • HP: No plans to kill off 3Com products

    Posted April 20, 2010 - 10:31 am

    HP Monday said it has no plans to kill off any existing HP or 3Com networking products, but did not rule out such a move in the future.
  • Your BlackBerry's dirty little security secret

    Posted April 20, 2010 - 10:07 am

    There are many creative ways for people to spy on you through your BlackBerry.
  • Ethernet switch vendors prep for 40/100G, more data center virtualization

    Posted April 20, 2010 - 10:01 am

    Three switching vendors this week are unveiling new and enhanced data center products, including for those looking to upgrade to 40Gbps Ethernet in the near future.
  • HP boasts "Cisco-free" data center with 3Com networking portfolio

    Posted April 20, 2010 - 10:00 am

    HP has unveiled a new "edge-to-core networking portfolio" based on technology built by 3Com, just one week after closing the $2.7 billion acquisition of the network vendor.
  • Gizmodo paid $5K for next-gen iPhone

    Posted April 20, 2010 - 8:55 am

    Gizmodo paid $5,000 for access to Apple's next-generation iPhone, said Nick Denton, head of Gawker Media, which publishes the blog.
  • Cost of 3G license in India tops US$1.3 billion

    Posted April 20, 2010 - 7:40 am

    The cost of a national 3G license in India has topped 60 billion Indian rupees (US$1.3 billion) on the eighth day of the auction of 3G (third-generation) spectrum in the country.
  • Ringio aims to bring big phone features to small business

    Posted April 19, 2010 - 7:40 pm

    A software-based phone system launched Monday aims to give small businesses many features of advanced call-center software and soon will work with and other CRM platforms, according to startup Ringio.
  • Ash forces EU ministers to meet by videoconference

    Posted April 19, 2010 - 11:10 am

    E.U. telecommunications ministers turned to videoconferencing for a Monday meeting on Europe's future digital agenda, as airports continue to be closed across the continent because of an ash cloud from an Icelandic volcano. However, a member of the French government fears a last-minute switch to videoconferencing will impair the results.
  • Lenovo reveals tweaked Android, app store for Lephone

    Posted April 19, 2010 - 9:40 am

    Lenovo showed off a tweaked version of Google's Android operating system on its upcoming Lephone handset, as the company also launched an application download store for the phone and other products.
  • Why computer science students cheat

    Posted April 19, 2010 - 9:12 am

    Enrollment in undergraduate computer science courses is at an all-time high at colleges nationwide. But this trend that's been hailed by the U.S. tech industry has a dark side: a disproportionate number of students taking these courses are caught cheating.
  • Palm's software chief quits

    Posted April 16, 2010 - 9:10 pm

    Michael Abbott, the head of Palm's software and services team, will leave the company at the end of next week, according to a regulatory filing Palm made on Friday.
  • 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.
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