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  • Four of the iPad's Biggest Whiffs

    Posted January 28, 2010 - 10:43 pm

    One technologist calls out the iPad's technical shortcomings. At the top of the list: a hard-on-the-eyes, power-draining LCD screen.
  • IPad for the enterprise? Maybe

    Posted January 28, 2010 - 10:42 pm

    If Apple's new iPad is going to make its way into large business settings, IT managers will first need to to do some careful evaluations, because even tech analysts are split on the idea.
  • iPad Data Demands Could Cripple AT&T 3G

    Posted January 28, 2010 - 10:27 pm

    Now that Apple has officially unveiled the iPad we can move beyond hype and speculation about what the Apple tablet might be, and move on to talking about all of the rumors that didn't pan out, and predicting whether the device will ultimately fail or succeed. One rumor that apparently didn't make the cut for the iPad unveiling was that it would be offered by both AT&T and Verizon.
  • Enterprise business again helps Juniper Networks blow past Q4 estimates

    Posted January 28, 2010 - 9:10 pm

    Enterprise network business once again helped drive Juniper Networks to a better than expected fourth quarter.
  • Wall Street Beat: Economic concerns shadow tech profits

    Posted January 28, 2010 - 7:10 pm

    Earnings reports from dozens of IT and telecommunications companies, including bellwethers like Microsoft, Apple and Nokia, offered good news this week, but tumult in the markets shows that IT investors still have big concerns about lingering weak spots in sales and the continued stability of the economy.
  • Google seeks DNS protocol extension to boost Web performance

    Posted January 28, 2010 - 7:10 pm

    The proposal to send DNS requests to servers in close proximity has been met with privacy fears
  • iPad to have big impact on e-reader market

    Posted January 28, 2010 - 6:08 pm

    The Apple iPad's color multitouch display will clobber -- but not kill -- the blossoming e-reader market, which includes's Kindle, the Sony Reader and other devices that use gray-scale displays and slower interfaces, some analysts said.
  • 'WiMAX 2' coming in 2011?

    Posted January 28, 2010 - 5:40 pm

    It's been just over a year since WiMAX made its big debut in the United States and there’s already a sequel.
  • The iPads are Coming

    Posted January 28, 2010 - 2:49 pm

    Well, the room darkened, Steve Jobs spoke, and the iPad was released to the world -- a world that continues to spin on its access, populated by people who continue to wake up, go to work, go to sleep, and do all the other things they were happily (or unhappily) doing two days ago. That means the iPad is a failure, right? I'm not so sure...
  • AT&T posts $3 billion net income

    Posted January 28, 2010 - 11:40 am

    AT&T reported net income of US$3 billion for the fourth quarter of 2009, up nearly 26 percent from the fourth quarter of 2008, largely due to increases in mobile subscribers.
  • Motorola reports a small Q4 profit, held back by phone sales

    Posted January 28, 2010 - 10:10 am

    Motorola's fourth-quarter sales fell 20 percent year-on-year, but the company still made out a small profit, unhampered by the exceptional charges that plunged it into loss a year ago, it reported Thursday. It expects to make a loss in the first quarter, however.
  • With merger, Oracle reassures Sun customers

    Posted January 28, 2010 - 7:40 am

    The thing that Oracle Corp. wanted to make clear Wednesday, its first full day as the owner of Sun Microsystems, is that its time to stop worrying about the future of Sun.
  • iPad means iPhone developers need to think different

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 9:58 pm

    Developers are gearing up for the new possibilities in the iPad, but they may have to move beyond their iPhone roots.
  • iPad's 3G unlimited service: $30 a month on AT&T

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 9:52 pm

    Apple Inc.s new iPad tablet provides Wi-Fi and adds 3G wireless on some models over AT&T's network in the U.S., at what many consider a bargain price for unlimited data of $30 a month.
  • It's the iPad

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 9:40 pm

    Apple CEO Steve Jobs today unveiled the iPad, calling the tablet a "magical and revolutionary" addition to the company's existing lines of Macs, iPods and the iPhone.
  • Is the iPad a Game Changer?

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 9:29 pm

    It won't be easy for the iPad to change the e-reader and publishing markets, much like the iPod did to the music industry. But here's five recent Apple successes that give the iPad an edge.
  • Apple: No iPad pre-orders for you!

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 9:25 pm

    Apple is not yet taking orders for the iPad, even though CEO Steve Jobs promised today that that the tablet would be available within 60 days.
  • Why Apple stuck with AT&T for iPad; and will it work

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 9:23 pm

    Apple's decision to use AT&T as the iPad's 3G network provider is likely to raise tough questions from users concerned that a similar agreement for the iPhone has brought a rash of complaints.
  • Mars to show off in night sky, nothing to do with NASA

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 7:10 pm

    Mars has gotten a ton of attention lately with all of NASA’s red planet satellite and rover maneuvers, but astronomers say it could get more on the night of January 29. That’s when Mars will shine its brightest for the entire year alongside a full Moon.
  • Comcast launches IPv6 trials

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 4:40 pm

    Comcast will begin in April a series of public trials of three different mechanisms that are aimed at helping the Philadelphia-based ISP transition its network to IPv6, the next-generation Internet Protocol.
  • Hiring Managers: Personal Networks Hold Hiring Power

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 3:11 pm

    CIOs in the know have learned that paying regular attention to your personal network can produce tangible results when it comes time to hire direct reports
  • Job Search Secrets: Targeting Done Right

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 3:10 pm

    If your job search centers on your resume and scattershot networking, you may never find a new job, says career coach Vicki Brackett. Here, she proposes the targeted job search as the most effective job hunting strategy in a recession.
  • New iPad means iPhone developers need to think different

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 3:10 pm

    Developers are gearing up for the new possibilities in the iPad, but they may have to move beyond their iPhone roots
  • Apple tablet costs $600 to $800, says beta tester

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 2:40 pm

    Apple's tablet will come in two sizes, one with a 10-in. display, cost as little as $600, and is the "best gadget ever made," an entrepreneur who said he's had the device for the last 10 days told his Twitter followers today.
  • CTIA defends early termination fees

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 1:40 pm

    The leading trade group for wireless telcos is defending carriers’ right to charge early termination fees to customers who break their contracts early.
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