"I am building a fire, and every day I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match." -- Mia Hamm, Olympic gold medalist, 2004 U.S. Women's Soccer Team
Microsoft Calls Forrester's Windows Vista Report 'Schizophrenic'
A Forrester report telling large businesses to hold off on deploying Windows Vista contradicts earlier reports on the operating system, Microsoft says.
Microsoft Adds Windows Live Search To Facebook
Microsoft Becomes Official Apache Sponsor
Q&A With Gene Marks: Collaboration Tools Boost The Bottom Line
Small business consulting expert Gene Marks on collaboration tools that have helped small and midsize businesses cut costs and improve efficiencies -- including his own, which has 10 employees and no office space.
Cuil Challenges Google With Privacy
Founded by husband-and-wife team Tom Costello and Anna Patterson, Cuil aims to rank the relevancy search results by content analysis rather than by popularity.
Samsung, GyPSii Sign Social Networking Deal
The deal enables Samsung to beef up its mobile social networking and location-based services.
AT&T, Rural Carriers Oppose Sprint-Clearwire WiMax Partnership
The nation's largest telecom company and the Rural Cellular Association have asked the FCC to scrutinize the proposal to deploy a nationwide broadband network.
Cryptic Announces Star Trek Online, Posts Screenshots
Online games developer Cryptic Studios plans to unveil video footage of the game at the upcoming Star Trek convention in Las Vegas on Aug. 10.
Gartner Predicts $100 Notebook Will Take Years To Achieve
The research firm says the industry also needs to answer questions on power availability and the cost and availability of Internet connections.
Mobile Map Usage Growing Rapidly
The iPhone and Nokia handsets are the most-used handsets for accessing mobile maps, according to ComScore.
Fabrik Launches Faster Eco-Friendly External Hard Drive
The SimpleTech drive can transfer data 25% faster than similar products and includes a companion online backup service and virus protection.
China Has More Internet Users Than U.S.
Chinese consulting firm BDA also says that China has the world's largest number of mobile phone users, with about 560 million subscribers.
NFL To Stream Sunday Night Football Live
Sunday Night Football Extra will begin with NFL Kickoff 2008 on Sept. 4 at 7 p.m., when the Washington Redskins play the New York Giants.
IBM To Acquire Software Maker ILOG For $340 Million
IBM said the acquisition will strengthen its portfolio of business process management software.
Motorola Once Again Reshuffles Business Units
The handset and networking vendor said it will split its Home & Networks Mobility group into three separate businesses.
FCC May Fine Comcast For Wrongly Blocking BitTorrent
Comcast maintains that its network management practices do not violate government guidelines.
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Virtualization At The Desktop?
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The BI Explosion
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Michael Dell Revives Smartphone Rumor
In a recent interview, Dell founder and CEO Michael Dell alluded the company is exploring the idea of crafting its own smartphone. While he didn't provide any specific details, the comments revive one of the oldest rumors in the technology blogoshpere.
Cuil Runs Too Hot On Opening Day
The creators of Cuil have garnered a good bit of buzz today with their new search engine that sifts through 120 billion Web pages, reportedly three times the number Google searches. Now if only the Cuil folks can find a way to ensure that their search engine performs while under pressure.
Modeling IT Attacks
Every day IT managers have to contend with an ever-changing risk environment. That's where good risk modeling can help.
OSCON, Pt. 5.0: Sam Ramji's Wonderful, Terrible Job
There's a part of me that thinks Sam Ramji, director of Microsoft's Open Source Lab, has the worst imaginable job at Microsoft. But he doesn't see it that way: Where other people would see such a position as being crushed between two wholly opposed forces (Microsoft and open source), Sam sees it as a way to build a bridge that didn't exist before -- and maybe to transform Microsoft all the more from within.
BlackBerry Bold Gets A Black Eye, Delayed Again
Research In Motion's next-generation BlackBerry, the Bold, was announced in May and set for a July launch on AT&T's network. Then it was pushed to August. Now it appears that the new smartphone won't be available until September.
Is Cuil Too Cool For School, Or Does It Still Need To Learn Some Lessons From Google?
This morning a band of ex-Google employees launched a competitive search offering called Cuil (pronounced cool). Cuil has indexed about 120 billion Web pages, which is approximately one-eighth of Google's claimed 1 trillion indexed pages. Just how useful is Cuil?
Apple Mans Up To MobileMe Mess
Will MobileMe mail users be mollified by Apple's just-updated status page, which gives a progress report on how the Mac maker is recovering from the meltdown? Mmmm. Judging by the comments I received in response to my post last week, What's Behind Apple's MobileMe Meltdown, I wouldn't bet the iPod Touch on it.
Will IT Win a Medal?
The 2008 Summer Olympics, set to begin in Beijing on Aug. 8, is being billed as the "High-Tech Olympics." That's one of the three main themes set by the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG), along with the "Green Olympics" and the "People's Olympics."
Mobile Set To Revitalize Local Newspaper Business?
It's no secret the local newspaper industry is failing, with readers dropping print versions for a more digital means of staying up to date with local news. Among efforts to revive the dying industry is an initiative on behalf of Verve Wireless to pump local news through mobile devices to provide a new medium for local outlets to boost their readership and subsequent ad revenue.
Google Index Reaches 1 Trillion URLs
Three years after Google declared that its index was three times larger than any other search engine and then declined to cite a specific number to support that claim, it was widely believed that Google had tired of index one-upmanship and that it would no longer be measuring its index.
Open Text Rounds Out Offerings With Strategic Acquisitions, Partnerships
Open Text has had a busy couple of months, with certifications, partnerships, and a couple of acquisitions to round out its already robust enterprise content management (ECM) product offerings. These will serve to extend their reach internationally, as well as bolstering the functionality of its flagship ECM Suite.
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 SOA solutions.
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 resources. Download the full report for free.
The Internet & the Developing World
The evolution of the Internet has been full of surprises - surprises that have sometimes resulted in radical changes in the commercial landscape, such as the arrival of Amazon, eBay, Google, YouTube, and Skype. Could one of the next big surprises turn out to be linked to developing countries? Read the full report for free from InternetEvolution.com
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