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  • Would Nokia-Palm Merger Spell Doom for WebOS?

    Posted November 16, 2009 - 5:09 pm

    If I had a dollar for every instance of misguided Wall Street speculation, I might be richer than a trader, but let's just imagine that Nokia will acquire Palm, as reported on Friday. What would happen to Palm's WebOS, the mobile operating system that debuted last June with the Palm Pre?
  • Analysis: Is chip industry leading U.S. out of recession?

    Posted November 16, 2009 - 3:39 pm

    Gartner expects worldwide chip revenue to total $255 billion next year, a rebound of 13% above revenues in 2009. That prediction reinforces what Intel's CEO predicted earlier in the month about an upturn in the semiconductor industry.
  • Windows 7 Netbooks Find a Home on AT&T's 3G Network

    Posted November 16, 2009 - 3:39 pm

    AT&T announces that it is making its 3G wireless service available for two new Windows 7 netbooks.
  • Network-based e-mail – Ready for prime time?

    Posted November 16, 2009 - 3:10 pm

    In the prior newsletter, we raised the question of whether the time is here – or past due – for moving email from local PCs back to the network. This time we want to continue the discussion by looking at some of the key questions that need to be addressed.
  • Knowledge Worker 2.0: The skills you need to adapt

    Posted November 16, 2009 - 3:09 pm

    What are the skills that IT professionals need to succeed right now and in the years to come?
  • HP/3Com deal faces shareholder lawsuit

    Posted November 16, 2009 - 3:09 pm

    A shareholder lawsuit seeks to block HP's $2.7 billion bid for 3Com, claiming the deal undervalues 3Com.
  • Age of Android: More Than Just The Droid

    Posted November 16, 2009 - 3:09 pm

    From the breathless media coverage, the casual observer might think that Motorola's Droid handset and Google's Android operating system are the same. They are not.
  • Review

    Review: Mini projector from BenQ brightens your presentations

    Posted November 16, 2009 - 11:09 am

    BenQ's Joybee GP1 mini projector provides presenters with a lightweight but powerful tool -- and it's not bad at showing videos, either.
  • Tech Groups Honor 2009 Power CIOs

    Posted November 16, 2009 - 9:10 am

    Several state and local technology groups recently named the honorees in their "CIO of the Year" programs.
  • Get Help to Avoid the Pains of Cubicle Life

    Posted November 16, 2009 - 9:10 am

    A study finds that just buying ergonomic desks and chairs isn't enough; setup and adjustment by a professional ergonomist is essential.
  • Hard Times Aren't Slowing GM's New CIO

    Posted November 16, 2009 - 8:40 am

    GM's new CIO, Terry Kline, looks to continue the progressive IT strategies of his predecessor, Ralph Szygenda, by exploring the use of consumer technologies used by new-car buyers, as well as cloud computing platforms and so-called PCs on a stick.
  • Book Review: Four Steps to Becoming a Top-Tier CIO

    Posted November 16, 2009 - 8:39 am

    The authors of The Real Business of IT show how CIOs can demonstrate and communicate the value of IT in terms the CEO will understand.
  • Cisco ups offer for videoconferencing firm Tandberg to $3.4B

    Posted November 16, 2009 - 8:39 am

    Cisco has raised its bid for Norwegian video conferencing vendor Tandberg to 19 billion Norwegian Kroner (US$3.4 billion), up from $3.0 billion, but says it will raise its price no further.
  • VeriSign bolsters security for .com, .net sites

    Posted November 16, 2009 - 3:40 am

    VeriSign says it will support DNS Security Extensions, dubbed DNSSEC, in the .net and .com top-level domains by March 2011.
  • Ruckus launches new Wi-Fi products for businesses, housing complexes

    Posted November 16, 2009 - 3:09 am

    Ruckus Wireless announced new Wi-Fi technology products that can be used to provide wireless services to businesses, housing complexes and schools.
  • 13 geeky 13th anniversaries for Friday the 13th

    Posted November 13, 2009 - 7:40 pm

    2009 marks the 13th anniversary for a slew of seminal tech industry events, so here on Friday the 13th, is a brief look back at developments both lucky and unlucky.
  • Top 10: AMD and Intel patch things up, HP buys 3Com

    Posted November 13, 2009 - 7:09 pm

    We had a blockbuster deal this week, with Hewlett-Packard saying it plans to buy 3Com, and a blockbuster settlement, with Advanced Micro Devices and Intel ending a long-running legal dispute. By midnight tonight, Google, the Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers are supposed to file a revised book-search settlement proposal, which could add to our top stories list for the week. For now, though, what follows are our top IT headlines of the moment.
  • DNS problem linked to DDoS attacks gets worse

    Posted November 13, 2009 - 6:40 pm

    Internet security experts say that misconfigured DSL and cable modems are worsening a well-known problem with the Internet's DNS (domain name system), making it easier for hackers to launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against their victims.
  • HP's 3Com acquisition: An inside look

    Posted November 13, 2009 - 6:40 pm

    HP ProCurve GM Marius Haas reveals the behind-the-scenes story of how HP and 3Com came together in a $2.7 billion merger that combines Ethernet switching, security and other data center gear.
  • AT&T letter criticizes Verizon ad campaign

    Posted November 13, 2009 - 6:39 pm

    AT&T released an open letter defending itself against Verizon Wireless claims in an advertising campaign that its 3Gnetwork is superior to AT&T's.
  • Hey AT&T: The map is the least of your problems

    Posted November 13, 2009 - 5:40 pm

    The Verizon and AT&T dustup is turning out to be far more entertaining than any tired old Microsoft vs. Apple campaign. After a series of scorching "there's a map for that" TV ads by Verizon mocking its competitor's spotty 3G coverage, AT&T ran to a federal judge crying "Daddy daddy daddy, that mean old man is making fun of me."
  • AT&T Escalates Verizon Ad Battle, But Why?

    Posted November 13, 2009 - 5:40 pm

    Verizon made some minor adjustments in the latest series of 3G coverage ads, but AT&T is not impressed. AT&T has expanded its initial complaint and request for injunction to include the new ads, and has issued a statement to 'set the record straight' about the Verizon claims. Do the ads really deserve this much attention?
  • AT&T 'Sets Record Straight' in Latest Ad Against Verizon

    Posted November 13, 2009 - 4:10 pm

    Beyond suing archrival Verizon Wireless in federal court, AT&T has now added more fuel to its fight to defend its nationwide wireless network against a negative ad blitz by sending out a letter to customers to "set the record straight."
  • Microsoft sells Windows 7 desktop to advertisers

    Posted November 13, 2009 - 3:40 pm

    Microsoft today announced that it would sell Windows 7 desktop real estate to advertisers and launched a pilot program that includes Coke, Infiniti and Porsche.
  • Dell will sell its smartphone first in China and Brazil

    Posted November 13, 2009 - 11:10 am

    In a surprising move, Dell said Friday it will sell its first-ever smartphone in Brazil and China, which should land on shelves as soon as the end of this month.
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