Sep 29, 2010 (01:09 PM EDT)
BlackBerry PlayBook First Look; 15 Budget Busting Tech Projects

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SLIDESHOW: 12 Most Disruptive Enterprise IT Vendors

VIDEO: Second Shooter: From China: High-Speed Internet? Meh

BLOG: Helping SMBs Gauge Social Media Marketing Reach

WEBCAST: CRM Meets BPM: Turning Customers Into Loyal Fans

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First Impressions Of BlackBerry PlayBook
Research In Motion kept its PlayBook tablet computer locked behind glass, but InformationWeek still gave it a good once-over to see what it is all about. Read our thoughts here.

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15 Budget Busting Technology Projects
Large-scale information technology projects can balloon to inconceivable figures very quickly with endless revisions, change orders and delays pushing budgets into the stratosphere. Sometimes the cost of an IT project can be measured simply in dollars, but just as often these projects costly in other ways -- in reputation, for example. Regardless of how you quantify it, check out our slideshow of these 15 projects, which cost their organizations a bundle.

Americans Oppose Mandatory FM Radios In Cell Phones

A Consumer Electronics Association survey also found that 75% of U.S. adults believe manufactures, not government agencies, should design consumer electronics products.



VoIP Hacker Sentenced To 10 Years

The scheme involved defrauding Internet phone service providers to the tune of $1.4 million.



Mozilla Says No Firefox For iPhone

Mozilla has said that it is not working to bring a mobile version of Firefox for the iPhone. Mozilla is "investigating" the iPad.



Text Messages Boost Patient Outcomes

Automated text reminders about medicine and skin care improved dermatology patient outcomes in study by Partners Healthcare.



AOL To Buy TechCrunch

The acquisition adds Michael Arrington's influential tech-focused blog network to AOL's growing stable of professionally created content sources.



Web 2.0 Expo: Katie Couric Blends Old And New Media

Network news veteran says traditional media can still thrive in the age of blogs and Facebook, as long as it's willing to adapt.



Chinese iPhone 4 Forces Censored Maps

Apple's Maps application on the Chinese iPhone 4 will only show government-approved maps, unlike previous models.



Motorola, HTC, Toshiba To Use Nvidia Tegra 2

The chipmaker has reportedly received orders for its Tegra 2 ARM-based processor from several smartphone and tablet manufacturers.



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SLIDESHOWS


12 Most Disruptive Enterprise IT Vendors
These vendors, large and small, are shaking up the status quo with their new products, approaches and models.   View Now


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Fuze Takes Meetings To iPad

Top 12 PC Games Of All Time


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VIDEOS


Second Shooter: From China: High-Speed Internet? Meh
How is it China doesn't make high-speed Internet a priority?   Watch

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Helping SMBs Gauge Social Media Marketing Reach
By Michele Pepe-Warren
Small businesses have yet another tool at their disposal to leverage social media. This one, called Social Stats, allows users to see at a glance where their e-mail marketing messages have been shared socially, with what frequency, and to what degree of success.

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Government Puts The Hurt On The Internet
By Jim Rapoza
There are a lot of problems that face the Internet and technology today, from major security flaws to increasing infrastructure demands, you name it. But by far the biggest threats are the regular attempts by government and special interests to control the Internet and technology, attempts which would usually end up causing severe damage.

Virtualization Is The Future For Servers, Says Gartner
By Lamont Wood
Users adopt virtualization to save money, but then find more and more uses for it.

Nefsis Offers Free Video Conferencing Service
By Paul Korzeniowski
The use of video conferencing services has been on the rise. In response, Nefsis, whose focus is on small and medium businesses, has developed a free service one-to-one video conferencing service.

Ariba Brings Procurement, Contract Management Solutions To Midmarket
By Jake Widman
The new StartSourcing and StartContracts offerings aim to make Ariba's "Commerce Cloud" suite of enterprise-oriented B2B solutions available to small and midsize businesses.


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