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  • IT investment proves a help to struggling Station Casinos

    Posted July 13, 2010 - 3:30 pm

    Officials at Station Casinos say recent multimillion-dollar IT investments are easing its struggle to reorganize and emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
  • Apple policy would kick AdMob off iAds, Hamoui says

    Posted July 13, 2010 - 2:31 pm

    Google's AdMob business could not deliver advertising through iAd if Apple began enforcing a policy that restricts the involvement of companies that have their own mobile operating systems, said Omar Hamoui, vice president of mobile ads at Google.
  • Manufacturer Boosts Productivity, Morale With IT Overhaul

    Posted July 13, 2010 - 11:02 am

    Based in Edmonton, Alberta, Argus Machine Company has made custom parts and pipeline threading in Canada for oil and gas fields since 1958. But in three buildings totaling 100,000 square feet, unreliable, piecemeal technology was increasingly frustrating some 100 employees.
  • The virtual blind spot

    Posted July 12, 2010 - 4:02 pm

    Malicious hypervisors. Subversive virtual machines. Live migration impersonators. Welcome to the world of server virtualization, where the threats are new and the traditional security tools like firewalls and intrusion-prevention systems don't cut it anymore.
  • Open mobile still on the way, AT&T's Donovan said

    Posted July 12, 2010 - 4:00 pm

    The ideal mobile ecosystem is still one that's partly closed, such as the iPhone App Store, but the trend is toward greater openness, AT&T Chief Technology Officer John Donovan said Monday.
  • Nokia boosts Java development for Symbian 3 phones

    Posted July 12, 2010 - 3:18 pm

    Developers gain open source runtime under terms of Symbian Foundation's Eclipse Public License
  • IBM:Tiered mobile data pricing here to stay

    Posted July 12, 2010 - 1:59 pm

    Consumers may hate the tiered pricing models that AT&T rolled out last month, but they're also likely the future of mobile data consumption according to analysis by IBM.
  • SAP: We will push all useful data to mobile devices

    Posted July 12, 2010 - 1:56 pm

    SAP has vowed to make all data from its systems that would be useful on the move available on mobile devices.
  • The challenges of cloud security

    Posted July 12, 2010 - 1:51 pm

    Some IT execs dismiss public cloud services as being too insecure to trust with critical or sensitive application workloads and data. But not Doug Menefee, CIO of Schumacher Group, an emergency management firm in Lafayette, La.
  • Java supplants IT security as most sought-after tech skill set, survey finds

    Posted July 12, 2010 - 12:52 pm

    Java development has supplanted IT security as the most difficult skill set for hiring managers to locate, a survey finds.
  • Banks must improve mobile banking procedures: report

    Posted July 12, 2010 - 12:49 pm

    A new report warns banks offering mobile banking to ensure security is up to scratch to prevent the spread of viruses and malware.
  • AT&T offers businesses a smartphone credit-card payment service

    Posted July 12, 2010 - 12:07 pm

    AT&T announced a service for small and medium-size businesses that want to use smartphones to accept credit and debit card transactions from customers. The service is based on technology from payment device manufacturer Apriva of Scottsdale, Ariz.
  • Energy Efficient Ethernet being put to the test

    Posted July 12, 2010 - 12:00 pm

    The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab (UNH-IOL) has begun testing Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) products to make sure they work together.
  • SIP trunking: A primer

    Posted July 12, 2010 - 9:25 am

    A beginner's guide to SIP trunking
  • Lawsuit against Apple continues as a class action

    Posted July 12, 2010 - 9:01 am

    A lawsuit against Apple and AT&T Mobility will proceed as a class action, following a ruling in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Thursday, court documents show.
  • Technologist: Full immersion in the cyberworld is coming

    Posted July 10, 2010 - 7:46 pm

    Although many people already are engrossed in cyberspace, judging by the amount of communicating, socializing and commerce conducted online, we're at the advent of what will be a near total emersion in technology and the Internet, according to a technologist who spoke Saturday at the World Future Society conference in Boston.
  • Judge approves Comcast traffic throttling settlement

    Posted July 9, 2010 - 4:16 pm

    Comcast customers whose broadband service was slowed when the Internet service provider slowed peer-to-peer traffic will be able to get a payment of US$16 under a class-action lawsuit settlement approved by a U.S. judge.
  • Apple takes a step towards adding Wi-Fi to Chinese iPhones

    Posted July 9, 2010 - 8:45 am

    Apple appears to have moved a step closer to delivering an iPhone with Wi-Fi capabilities to the Chinese market.
  • Android, Samsung gaining mobile share in U.S.

    Posted July 8, 2010 - 3:31 pm

    Android is gaining on all the major smartphone platforms in the U.S., though it was only the fourth-most-used mobile operating system in May, market data firm comScore reported on Thursday.
  • Telecom experts question FCC's broadband regulation plan

    Posted July 8, 2010 - 1:30 pm

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission's proposal to reclassify broadband as a common-carrier service will create uncertainty for investors in the telecom industry and could lead to heavy-handed regulations down the road, some telecom law experts said Thursday.
  • Review

    TweetList for iPhone

    Posted July 8, 2010 - 12:46 pm

    There's a certain kind of Twitter user who goes completely crazy with the microblogging service and follows everyone they know, every celebrity they like, and essentially everything they are interested in. For these people, the organizational genius of TweetList for Twitter, from Zooble, is a lifesaver.
  • HP Labs uses cloud technology to simplify mobile web access

    Posted July 8, 2010 - 9:45 am

    HP Labs India has developed a cloud-based technology, called SiteonMobile, that simplifies accessing content and doing transactions on the Web.
  • Synchronoss' FusionOne buy puts spotlight on mobile sync

    Posted July 7, 2010 - 6:15 pm

    Synchronoss plans to buy FusionOne in a deal that could allow phone users to sign up for a new phone and transfer data from their old phones at the same time.
  • AT&T blames iPhone 4 slowdown on Alcatel bug

    Posted July 7, 2010 - 4:01 pm

    Heavy demand for upload capacity from the iPhone 4 has exposed a flaw in the software for Alcatel-Lucent's 3G network equipment, temporarily forcing lower upstream speeds for some AT&T subscribers.
  • Smartphones could overwhelm Italian broadband network

    Posted July 7, 2010 - 3:16 pm

    The spread of smartphones in Italy is threatening to overwhelm the country's broadband network, the head of the national Communications Authority warned Tuesday.
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