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  • 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.
  • Teleflirtation: The latest hot way to hook up

    Posted April 13, 2010 - 4:45 pm

    The realistic audio-visual atmosphere of telepresence combined with off-channel instant messaging is giving rise to a new social phenomenon dubbed teleflirtation.
  • European Union, France to consult on net neutrality

    Posted April 13, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    The European Commission will launch a public consultation on the issue of network neutrality this quarter, Neelie Kroes, commissioner for the digital agenda, said Tuesday.
  • Fast mobile broadband costs vary greatly worldwide

    Posted April 13, 2010 - 11:11 am

    Operators all over the world are rolling out mobile broadband services that offer 21M bps using HSPA, but what they charge customers differs dramatically, from US$75 per month in Australia to just $25 monthly in Austria.
  • Alcatel-Lucent prepares mobile advertising push

    Posted April 13, 2010 - 8:43 am

    Alcatel-Lucent is entering the mobile advertising market with Optism, a hosted platform for mobile operators that will let them send personalized ads to subscribers, the telecom vendor said on Tuesday.
  • Intel teams with China's Tencent on MeeGo mobile OS

    Posted April 13, 2010 - 8:43 am

    Intel will team up with Chinese Internet company Tencent on development using the next generation of the MeeGo mobile operating system, Intel said Tuesday.
  • Intel puts Google's Android on Atom smartphones

    Posted April 13, 2010 - 3:40 am

    Intel has ported Google's Android mobile operating system to smartphones based on its Atom microprocessors, an Intel executive said Tuesday.
  • Interop Planning Guide: Cloudy forecast

    Posted April 12, 2010 - 9:51 pm

    To say that this year's Interop will feature a lot on cloud computing would be an understatement. Of course, cloud computing is only one of the many topics experts at Interop are due to discuss this year. If you're not interested in the cloud, you can always attend sessions on virtualization, mobility, VoIP and more. This Interop Planning Guide should help you pick out the most interesting sessions with the most relevant speakers to match your area of expertise.
  • Palm reportedly up for sale

    Posted April 12, 2010 - 4:24 pm

    Palm Inc. is being put up for sale, with Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Qatalyst Partners helping the Pre smartphone maker find a buyer, according to a report from Bloomberg.
  • Calif. company to add iPad to patent infringement case

    Posted April 12, 2010 - 4:14 pm

    A California company that first sued Apple in 2008 over patents related to the iPhone, iPod Touch and other products, plans to add the iPad to the list of infringing products.
  • Intel, Samsung join to accelerate WiMax 2 development

    Posted April 12, 2010 - 12:40 pm

    Intel late on Sunday said it was collaborating with companies including Samsung and Motorola to develop the next generation of WiMax mobile broadband technology, which will provide a speed boost in 4G wireless data transfers.
  • Pictures of new Dell 3G phone put on China regulator site

    Posted April 12, 2010 - 6:40 am

    Pictures of two Dell smartphones, including one with China's 3G mobile standard and a new body shape for Dell's phone series, have been posted on the Web site of a Chinese regulator.
  • Nokia Siemens gears up for Indian 3G market

    Posted April 12, 2010 - 5:40 am

    Nokia Siemens Networks said on Saturday it has started making 3G (third-generation) mobile equipment in Chennai in south India, primarily to target the local market.
  • iPhone 4.0, security news dominate

    Posted April 9, 2010 - 5:10 pm

    Apple takes top billing yet again this week with its sneak peek at the iPhone 4.0 operating system. (Honestly, we'd ignore the hoopla if we thought we could get away with it.) Otherwise, we point our readers to a package of stories about cyberwar and a load of other security-related news.
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