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  • Topeka: That's Google, Kansas To You

    Posted March 2, 2010 - 10:31 pm

    The mayor of Topeka has unofficially changed his city's name to Google. Yes, seriously.
  • Hedge fund offers $2B for Novell

    Posted March 2, 2010 - 9:55 pm

    Elliot Associates L.P., a hedge fund that is already one of Novell Inc.'s largest shareholders, offered to acquire the struggling, cash-rich enterprise software maker for $2 billion.
  • Sybase brings SAP apps to mobile phones

    Posted March 2, 2010 - 8:11 pm

    Sybase and SAP on Tuesday released the long-awaited first fruits of the mobile partnership they announced about a year ago.
  • US agencies extend deadline for broadband applications

    Posted March 2, 2010 - 6:10 pm

    Two U.S. agencies distributing grants and loans for broadband deployment across the country have extended their deadline for applications for a second round of funding.
  • Prototype Microsoft Mobile Surface PC one-ups iPhone

    Posted March 2, 2010 - 5:06 pm

    Microsoft Corp. researchers have shrunk down its Surface tabletop computer into a pocket-sized package that, with the aid of a few accessories, one-ups conventional touchscreen devices like Apple Inc.'s iPhone.
  • In health care IT, these are the good old days

    Posted March 2, 2010 - 4:36 pm

    So much is happening with health care IT right now, those involved are starting to complain. But in a few years, they won't remember the exhaustion, only the satisfaction of making real changes to how things are done.
  • LTE more than higher speeds, says Nokia Siemens

    Posted March 2, 2010 - 11:10 am

    Attention has been focused on the higher speeds that will be offered by next generation LTE (Long-Term Evolution) mobile networks, but improved latency will be equally important to users, according to Nokia Siemens.
  • Innocomm shows Android smartphone with analog TV

    Posted March 2, 2010 - 4:10 am

    Innocomm Technology, a young smartphone developer, plans to launch its first handset with Google's Android mobile operating system and an analog TV receiver in the middle of this year, a company representative said Tuesday.
  • Ethernet veteran McHugh joins Brocade

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 10:15 pm

    After a disappointing quarter in its Ethernet/IP business, Brocade this week reached out to an industry veteran to try to right the LAN switching ship.
  • Force10 claims 10G Ethernet density lead

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 10:13 pm

    Force10 Networks this week claimed leadership in 10G density in Ethernet switching by unveiling a 40-port 10G line card for its ExaScale switch.
  • Global chip sales skyrocket in January

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 9:40 pm

    Semiconductor sales worldwide in January wildly outpaced numbers from the same time a year ago.
  • Sprint CEO pitches WiMAX to healthcare industry

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 9:10 pm

    Sprint CEO Dan Hesse continued his company's aggressive push for its 4G services Monday by pitching the virtues of WiMAX to the healthcare industry.
  • DVE brings 3-D look to meeting system

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 8:40 pm

    A telepresence system that uses a transparent screen can make meeting participants appear as if they are in the same room, without the need for 3-D glasses, vendor Digital Video Enterprises says.
  • Another day, another Internet Explorer security hole

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 4:48 pm

    It seems like every other week there's a new Internet Explorer security hole. Here's the story on the latest.
  • EC approves merger of Orange UK and T-Mobile UK

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 1:40 pm

    The European Commission Monday gave a conditional go-ahead for the merger of Orange UK and T-Mobile UK, owned by France Telecom and Deutsche Telekom respectively.
  • Powerline networks to get bandwidth boost

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 1:10 pm

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  • Jailbreaking in the iPhone 3.0 era

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 12:45 pm

    Apple's iPhone OS 3.0 firmware unlocked many capabilities, but users seek more from their iPhones through jailbroken apps.
  • 40/100G Ethernet needed, but too pricey

    Posted February 26, 2010 - 10:52 pm

    Though demand for 40G and 100G Ethernet is on the rise, prices need to come down to earth before mainstream adoption can occur, experts at an Ethernet conference said here this week.
  • Review

    Review: Dell PowerConnect 8024F hits 10G paydirt

    Posted February 26, 2010 - 10:40 pm

    Dell's 24-port 10G switch packs a lot of bandwidth into its 1U form factor and backs it up with redundant power supplies and full Layer-3 switching -- at less than $500 per port
  • A WiMax phone might help ailing Palm

    Posted February 26, 2010 - 10:16 pm

    After Palm Inc. admitted that its smartphone sales were below expectations, rumors started swirling that the company might be sold, or that it could be beefing up its product line with a WiMax smartphone for Sprint Nextel.
  • Think tank: Gov't needs to give up some spectrum

    Posted February 26, 2010 - 6:40 pm

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission should look not only for television broadcasters to give up unused wireless spectrum but also government agencies, in an effort to provide more spectrum for commercial mobile broadband, a new paper says.
  • Skype Pulls Windows Mobile Apps; No Word of Return

    Posted February 26, 2010 - 2:15 pm

    Skype's VoIP apps for the Windows Mobile operating system, Skype Lite and Skype for Windows Phones, are no longer available for download, the company announced, claiming the apps didn't offer a good enough experience.
  • Users lament state of Ethernet

    Posted February 26, 2010 - 2:07 pm

    Vendors have a lot more work to do to make Ethernet ready for large-scale data center duty, according to users at the Ethernet Technology Summit.
  • They're here: Cheap Android smartphones

    Posted February 26, 2010 - 5:10 am

    New low-cost smartphones running Google's Android software have been launched in Taiwan recently and the good news is they should start showing up just about everywhere soon.
  • Q&A: Verizon's LTE road map for 2010 and beyond

    Posted February 25, 2010 - 10:50 pm

    Tony Melone, the executive vice president and CTO of Verizon Wireless, gives us an idea of where Verizon is headed with its 4G LTE services both this year and beyond.

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