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  • An important Linux fix

    Posted November 6, 2009 - 3:43 pm

    It's not often that Linux needs to be fixed, but a recently discovered security problem does deserve your attention.
  • eBay Reaches Deal With Skype Founders

    Posted November 6, 2009 - 2:10 pm

    Skype users can breathe easier, now that one of technology's greatest business blunders has been fixed. The outside chance of a Skype shutdown has gone away, messy lawsuits have been resolved, and Skype's founders are back helping run the company.
  • Droid launch draws tech-savvy crowd to Verizon store

    Posted November 6, 2009 - 1:40 pm

    More than 20 people waited in line for the 7 a.m. opening of a Boston-area Verizon Wireless store to buy the new Motorola Droid smartphone.
  • Norwegian ISP doesn't have to block Pirate Bay, says court

    Posted November 6, 2009 - 1:40 pm

    Norwegian ISP Telenor doesn't have to block access to file-sharing site The Pirate Bay, according to a ruling from the district court for Asker and Bærum on Friday.
  • AT&T profiles specific cities in bid for coverage

    Posted November 5, 2009 - 9:40 pm

    AT&T has created different mobile calling models for every major city in America as it tries to improve a network that has come under fire for poor performance as the data-friendly iPhone has proliferated, an executive said Thursday.
  • Palm shows Ares WebOS development tool

    Posted November 5, 2009 - 6:10 pm

    Palm will introduce a Web-based development environment for WebOS applications, called Ares, by the end of this year.
  • Ericsson's CTO heads to the US

    Posted November 5, 2009 - 4:40 pm

    Ericsson CTO Håkan Eriksson is moving to Silicon Valley, where he will become the head of the company's Internet Protocol business as well as staying on as its CTO, the company said on Thursday.
  • Study calls for U.S. programs to address broadband demand

    Posted November 5, 2009 - 3:10 pm

    The U.S. government should consider paying broadband providers for signing up subscribers in poor areas in an effort to increase demand for broadband, a new study from a tech-focused think tank recommended.
  • Verizon to offer prepaid laptop wireless data

    Posted November 5, 2009 - 3:10 pm

    Following in Virgin Mobile's footsteps, Verizon is offering a prepaid laptop broadband wireless service.
  • GM's new CIO plans big desktop changes, expanded mobile support

    Posted November 5, 2009 - 3:10 pm

    New General Motors CIO Terry Kline looks to continue the progressive IT ways of predecessor Ralph Szygenda by adopting the consumer technologies used by new car buyers as well as cloud computing techniques and "PCs on a stick."
  • Smartphones surge globally in Q3, despite recession

    Posted November 5, 2009 - 2:10 pm

    Smartphone shipments were up by 4.2% globally in the third quarter and reached a record total for a quarter despite the poor economy, market research firm IDC said.
  • First look: Droid not an iPhone killer, but still pretty cool

    Posted November 5, 2009 - 1:10 pm

    The Droid smartphone is clearly not an iPhone killer, but with multitasking abilities and quick access to Google Maps and turn-by-turn navigation with GPS, it's still pretty cool.
  • EU breaks deadlock in debate over right to Internet access

    Posted November 5, 2009 - 7:10 am

    After months of often bitter debate, European Union lawmakers reached agreement on how to preserve citizen's rights to Internet access in a meeting that ended in the early hours of Thursday morning.
  • Siemens invokes Twitter to lure unified communications application developers

    Posted November 4, 2009 - 4:10 pm

    Siemens is invoking the model of iPhone-application development by opening a site in Amazon's cloud to encourage creation of unified communications apps, priming the pump with a mashup it created that mixes its UC gear with Twitter.
  • T-Mobile plans on-bill Android purchases Nov. 17

    Posted November 4, 2009 - 3:10 pm

    T-Mobile will let its subscribers pay for Android applications on their monthly mobile bills starting Nov. 17, also introducing its own section of the Android Marketplace that day.
  • AT&T, Verizon others boost 4G networks

    Posted November 4, 2009 - 2:10 pm

    AT&T and Verizon, along with several other telecom companies and device manufacturers, have joined forces to help develop voice and SMS standards for the 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) standard.
  • Mobile operators, vendors join forces on LTE voice

    Posted November 4, 2009 - 12:40 pm

    A group of 12 mobile operators and vendors said Wednesday that they have agreed on a way to offer SMS (Short Message Service) and voice services on next-generation mobile network technology LTE (Long-Term Evolution).
  • Guard your Wi-Fi for your own sake

    Posted November 4, 2009 - 12:23 pm

    I used to run my Wi-Fi Access Points in open mode. No more. It's not safe. Here's why.
  • Nortel customers: Don't panic yet

    Posted November 4, 2009 - 12:10 pm

    Nortel users shouldn't panic, but they should put off any long-term decisions about their communications infrastructure until after Avaya buys the bankrupt company and reveals its product road map for the combined companies, VoiceCon attendees were told Tuesday.
  • Peter Drucker as Life Coach: Book Shares His Wisdom

    Posted November 4, 2009 - 11:40 am

    The "father of modern management" had as much to say about self-management and personal development as he did about innovation and organizational effectiveness, says Bruce Rosenstein, the author of a new book on Peter Drucker. In this revealing Q&A, Rosenstein shares what you can learn from Drucker's life, legacy and lack of e-mail.
  • Indian telephone subscribers top 500 million

    Posted November 4, 2009 - 7:10 am

    India's telephone subscribers, both fixed and wireless, topped 500 million in September, though the gains came from wireless telephony, the country's telecom regulator said on Wednesday.
  • IPass makes MiFi available for business users

    Posted November 4, 2009 - 6:40 am

    IPass Inc. will resell the mobile broadband device used by consumers but it will be preconfigured with customer-specific security and connections to iPassConnect mobility manager software for business users.
  • Acadia gets cloud-computing venture rolling in Asia

    Posted November 4, 2009 - 5:40 am

    Cisco Systems, EMC and VMware hope to soon sign the first Asian customers for their cloud-computing partnership and Acadia joint venture.
  • Huawei promises series of Android phones

    Posted November 4, 2009 - 3:40 am

    China-based Huawei Technologies will release multiple mobile phones using Google's Android operating system in coming months, a company spokeswoman said Wednesday.
  • Do collaboration tools enable collaboration?

    Posted November 4, 2009 - 3:10 am

    At the recent IT Roadmap conference in Washington D.C. there was a panel discussion about how the younger generation uses tools such as texting to stay in touch with friends. One of the implications of the discussion was that the younger generation is more facile with collaboration than is the current workforce.
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