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WiMax, LTE Carry On 4G Sparing Match
One market research firm believes operators like AT&T that use UMTS will eventually switch to LTE.
Laser Printer Emissions Study Leaves Health Questions Hanging
Researchers said they found hexane, toluene, ethylbenzene, styrene, pentadecane, and other chemicals in ultrafine particles emitted from laser printers.
Ariba Goes Open Source With AribaWeb RIA Framework
Some of Ariba's motivation for delivering the open source version of the framework is the desire to give back to the community as a measure of appreciation.
Cox Hires Wireless Network Execs
The cable company will use its portion of the 700-MHz spectrum to provide mobile services like voice and programming DVRs on the go.
Google Earth's 'Atlantis' Just A Data Glitch
While Google's mapping program is turning up many formerly hidden objects, a lost city under the sea isn't one of them, says a company spokesperson.
Officer Leaves NYPD After YouTube Hit
An anonymous bystander posted the 70-second video on YouTube, and it was viewed more than 260,000 times during the next two days.
Vizio Becomes No. 2 Flat-Panel TV Vendor In U.S.
The low-cost Vizio brand surpassed Sony in the fourth quarter of 2008, signaling consumers' recent preference for value above features in home theater equipment.
Microsoft Planning Big Things For Silverlight
Despite Adobe's ridicule, Microsoft has made Silverlight more visible with use by CBS Sports and as the official Web video stream of the inauguration of President Barack Obama.
Nokia, T-Mobile Team For Mobile Content
Customers will be able to download widgets from T-Mobile's catalog and Nokia's upcoming application store on all Series 40 devices.
Music, TV Industries Call For Stronger Intellectual Property Protections
A trade group found that Russia, China, and other countries aren't adequately protecting copyrights in the global digital distribution of music and video.
NetBeans Makes More Developer Friends
Sun announces that Paradigm, Mobile Distillery, and Elixir Technology released products that support its NetBeans IDE standard.
Full TV Episodes Viewed Online Doubles Since '06
Eighty-seven percent of Internet streamers say they go online to watch current episodes that they missed.
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A Premature Funeral For Analog TV
Premature death observances must be in the air. First, Anne Thomas Manes proclaimed the Jan. 1, 2009, death of Service-Oriented Architecture, "SOA Is Dead; Long Live Services," and followed up with an open invitation to a wake. Earlier this week, I attended a funeral service that featured eulogies from author Bruce Sterling, technology pundit Paul Saffo, and others at the Berkeley Art Museum to mourn the (premature) loss of the analog television Signal.
Kansas E-Waste Efforts Still Dust In The Wind
Kansas has had a few shining ecomoments, most recently on Jan. 24 when Sedgwick County collected more than 500 tons of e-waste. But any hopes environmentalists have of really cleaning up the state may be no more than dust in the wind.
Why Cloud At All?
In his recent blog, Bycast CTO David Silk provides some insight on how enterprises minimize the risk associated with adopting cloud storage. At the heart of the matter is why does cloud storage or, for that matter, cloud computing, exist at all?
Linux, nComputing, And Overheated Classrooms
Educational institutions are consistently cited as one of the best places for open source to take root and flourish. The best way to find out more about how that works is to ask the people right in the trenches, and so this week I spoke with, Scott Hershauer, director of technology for the Greensberg, IA, Community School District, about the use of Linux and open source in a high school setting. And aside from saving money, they also cooled off the classrooms a bit.
Should People Care What OS Powers Their Smartphone?
I am sure just about everyone reading this blog knows exactly what operating system their smartphone runs, and more than a few of you know what patches and updates have been applied, either automatically or manually. I suspect few average consumers knows what is driving their smartphone. This is in stark contrast to the desktop, where just about everyone knows what operating system their desktop runs.
Adobe's Mobile Flash Falls Flat; Let Fingerpointing Begin
Suddenly, somehow, maybe even unintentionally, Adobe's got a flat tire like the ones you gave your friends in grade school. For years it found niches we now take for granted, and insatiable apps to consume its technology with frenzy, and yet, inexplicably, it remained largely unchallenged. It became dominant without being threatening, kind of like a benign vampire novel except it's suddenly being banned in the church; or in this case, on far too many mobile devices.
The 'Un-Demise' Of Publishing
I've been having interesting conversations about content and content management of late with consultant Russ Edelman, an enterprise content management veteran and recent first-time author. I found his thoughts on the recent O'Reilly Tools of Change Publishing conference worth sharing.
Wacky White House Critics All Wet About Transparency
The Obama administration is being rightly held to an exacting standard. It promised a new kind of government with transparency as its hallmark, and it's being held to account.
Lessons From The Demise Of A Cloud Startup
Amid the growing interest in cloud computing, Coghead's collapse provides a reality check. SAP is providing a safety net for Coghead's intellectual property and its employees, but Coghead's customers are left to fend for themselves.
More Is Less, Or Less Is More?
Verizon Wireless is promoting its new "virtual communications center," which promises to manage all of your day-to-day communications activities, from Internet search and e-mail, to good, old-fashioned telephony. We've seen this concept before, haven't we?
Insecure Eye Sockets Layer: Defeating SSL
Moxie Marlinspike's presentation New Tricks for Defeating SSL in Practice should be an eye-opening presentation on the fragility of the trust we place secure Web sites. Marlinspike uses some fairly mundane technical tricks coupled with astute observations about human behavior to pull off a difficult task -- seamlessly subverting the indicators of HTTPS Web sites presented to a user and fooling the victim into trusting when they shouldn't.
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.
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