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Google Buys Into Undersea Cable
Google will join with five other companies to invest in a 10,000 km trans-Pacific submarine cable to carry data to and from Asia.
Sabotage Eyed As Possible Cause Of Undersea Cable Cuts
Pakistan Blocks YouTube, Puts Blinders On The World
Qualcomm, Nokia Prepare For Patent Court Battle
It is unlikely the case starting this summer in Delaware will resolve the overall licensing negotiations between the companies, a spokesperson said.
Sun Locks Up MySQL, Looks To Future Web Development
"This is the most important acquisition in Sun's history," said CEO Jonathan Schwartz.
Apple's Mac OS X Vulnerable To Networking Exploit
A security researcher at Digit-labs.org posted a proof-of-concept exploit that takes advantage of a flaw in the way the Apple implements IPv6 support.
Congress Probes Case Of The Missing White House E-mails
Bush administration officials put some of the blame on a two-year transition from Lotus Notes to Microsoft Exchange.
Microsoft Readies Internet Explorer 8 Beta
Microsoft says enhancements planned for IE 8 include improved support for Ajax programming and better security.
Oracle To Boost SaaS Efforts With Upgraded Siebel CRM On Demand
Siebel CRM On Demand Release 15, due next month, includes RSS feeds and links to social networking sites.
Apple Introduces Faster MacBook, MacBook Pro
Mac sales represent Apple's likely source of growth as projected demand for iPods and iPhones weakens, one analyst group predicts.
IBM Boosts Outlook With $15 Billion Stock Buyback
As a result of the buyback, IBM said it expects to post earnings per share in 2008 of between $8.25 and $8.30.
Covad Tries Its Hand At Silicon Valley Mesh Network
Starting with the city of San Carlos, the company hopes to revive interest in the floundering Wireless Silicon Valley project.
Lenovo Launches Ultra-Thin ThinkPad X300 Notebook
Lenovo isn't expected to sell a lot of the X300s, but it may enhance the company's reputation as an innovator.
FBI Says To Ignore E-mail Death Threats
The threat is a hoax, the FBI said. The agency received more than 100 complaints the last time the e-mail threat started showing up in in-boxes.
iTunes Boasts Second Place For Music Sales, Hits Milestones
Legal music downloads now account for 10% of the music acquired in the United States, according to analysts with NPD Group.
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Virtualization At The Desktop?
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The BI Explosion
Examine the business intelligence strategies of 500 companies, including deployment drivers and challenges, spending plans, and vendor selection, in this recent InformationWeek Research report.
Newsflash: Reflex Is Not Dead
A death notice was posted to one of my blogs last week. I'm guessing it was someone with a personal grudge. Turns out Reflex Security is alive and well.
iPhone 1.1.4 Firmware Available
This afternoon, Apple made the 1.1.4 firmware update for the iPhone available for download. The update is a 162-MB file. So far, no known new features have been spotted with the upgrade, but it is believed to support the as-yet-to-be-released SDK. Stay tuned for more details.
Surprise, Surprise. Federal Agencies Not Protecting The Information They Collect About You
There are many policies, mandates, and laws that govern personally identifiable and financial information for federal agencies. So just how many federal agencies are living up to their responsibilities?
If We're Headed Into A Recession, What Will Happen To IT?
IT budgets and tech staffs were clobbered during the recession of the early 2000s. But how would they survive this time around? Hasn't most of the "fat" already been slashed, or has much of it returned?
Tech Turf Gives Windows Mobile Users Quick Access To Google Services
This new application from The Tech Turf provides Windows Mobile smartphones with an iPhone-like dashboard that can quickly access a wide range of Google services. The app is called Google2Go! (not to be confused with Yahoo's Go for Mobile) and speeds up Web searches, as well as provides visual shortcuts to other sites such as Amazon.
Will Linux Breathe Adobe's AIR?
You've probably heard by now about Adobe's AIR, a way to create "rich Internet applications" on the desktop. It's only for Windows and Mac at this point, but Adobe's plan is to eventually release it for Linux as well.
Gmail Chat Goes Invisible. :-D
Instant messengers, rejoice! Google has updated Gmail Chat and Talk with the ability to go invisible. This was a much-needed feature of the IM client built into Gmail. Google stepped up and delivered.
Challenges From The Vendor View
Vendors see the world of technical challenges a bit differently -- and no surprise here: The items they cite often tend to play to the vendor's strengths or ongoing market initiatives. But here are how big thinkers at some storage vendors view the biggest engineering challenges ahead.
The Politics Of IT
How heavy-handed can a new CIO be? Just because an IT organization is in need of change, that doesn't mean those changes can happen easily -- or at all.
Virgin Atlantic's Biofueled Flight Plan Is Coco-Nuts
A Virgin Atlantic 747 topped off its fuel tank with the oil of 150,000 coconuts and flew from Heathrow to Amsterdam Sunday. The odor of pina coladas hanging over the economy cabin should have been a giveaway -- this idea is a stinker.
EMC Updates RecoverPoint SAN CDP/Replication Engine
The new 3.0 version of its RecoverPoint CDP/Replication appliance extends the technology EMC acquired with Kashya in 2006. The version provides both local replication to a CDP volume and journal on the same Fibre Channel SAN as the primary storage and remote asynchronous replication via IP to another array at the same time. Unlike array-based replication options, the source and destination arrays need not be the same type, or even from the same vendor.
Real-World SOA: Definition, Implementation and Use of SOA with CentraSite
Web services are having a dramatic impact on improving enterprise
architecture and application development practices. This paper highlights
three sample case studies illustrating how Fujitsu's CentraSite delivers
Forrester Consulting: Unified Communications Delivers Global Benefits
This Forrester Consulting study shows how Unified Communications
(UC) makes it simpler to contact others over any device in any location,
enhancing business agility, cutting costs, and boosting employee
productivity. Forrester finds that UC is already delivering major savings
for organizations around the world in retail banking, manufacturing and
education. Download the full report for free.
Software as a Service Research Report
No longer a niche software delivery model, software as a service
(SaaS) can help small and midsize companies get access to enteprise-class
software functionality without having to commit enterprise-level capital
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The Internet & the Developing World
The evolution of the Internet has been full of surprises –
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commercial landscape, such as the arrival of Amazon, eBay, Google,
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