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TOP STORY: Top 10 Apple Stories Of 2010

MORE NEWS: Paul Allen Amends Suit Against Apple, Google, Facebook

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SLIDESHOW: Top 10 SMB Stories Of 2010

VIDEO: Man Versus Machine

BLOG: iPad's Competition Is Junk

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Top 10 Apple Stories Of 2010
Apple makes news every year, and ever since Steve Jobs returned to the company in 1997, the news has mostly been good. But any big company will make a few missteps, and Apple is no exception. Here's the 10 Apple moments that made big news this year.

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Samsung Launching iPod Touch Rival
iPad 2 Smaller, Flatter, Boasts More Capable Speaker

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Paul Allen Amends Suit Against Apple, Google, Facebook
Microsoft co-founder re-files complaint clarifying the basis for his patent infringement claims against a host of tech firms, in advance of a Dec. 28 court deadline.

Verizon To Preview Android Devices, Not iPhone
At CES next week, the carrier has scheduled a news conference to provide "sneak peek" of Android-based 4G LTE consumer devices, rather than the rumored announcement it will launch a version of the Apple iPhone.

Guerra On Healthcare: Is HITECH Worth It?
Before you jump into the Meaningful Use qualification game, remember that it's voluntary and it means you now have a new boss: the federal government.

Groupon Seeks $950 Million In Venture Funding
The filing to raise investor capital has caused analysts to increase the daily-deal site's value to nearly $7 billion.

Mozilla Claims Exposed Account Data Posed 'Minimal Risk'

The Firefox browser maker says it was able to account for every download of a partial database containing 44,000 inactive registered developer accounts that was left on a public server.



Medicare Details IT Modernization Plan

Agency aims to transform into an information-centric organization to improve its delivery of healthcare services and manage new programs and requirements outlined in federal law.



DARPA Developing Mobile Networks For War Communications

Defense Department's MAINGATE will allow forces in Iraq and Afghanistan to share joint military mission information and remotely control surveillance vehicles.



Nokia Siemens Purchase Of Motorola Wireless Delayed

China's antitrust regulators have not yet approved the sale, which was expected to be completed this year.



Vox Launches VoIP Video Phone

Ojo Vision offers unlimited calling, videoconferencing, and TV display connections to small and midsize businesses and home users.



HP Wins $2.5 Billion NASA IT Services Contract

The firm beat out incumbent Lockheed Martin for a deal to manage PC hardware, software, mobile services, and infrastructure for the space agency.



Email, Search Drive Most Online Retail Traffic

Despite heavy marketing investments in social media, only 5% of holiday shoppers credited those channels for driving them to a retailer's site, reports ForSee study.



Nintendo Warns Children Should Skip 3DS

Because their eyes are still developing, kids under the age of 6 shouldn't use the handheld gaming device's 3D functions, said the company.



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Top 10 SMB Stories Of 2010
Many small and midsize businesses are champing at the bit to ring in 2011, with expectations of improving economic conditions and smoother sailing ahead. But before we count down the clock just yet, it's often prudent to take a quick look back at where we've been. Therein lie the lessons learned -- and hopefully a few causes for celebration, too -- that can build the foundation for future success. Although we may have to wait until next year -- or 2014, even -- to see how all of that political activity shakes out for SMBs. So before you pop the cork for 2011, take a few minutes to ponder 2010.   View Now


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Top 10 Software Stories Of 2010

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Man Versus Machine
IBM Watson computing system will compete on Jeopardy! against the show's two most successful and celebrated contestants   Watch

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Featured Blogger iPad's Competition Is Junk
By Ed Hansberry
The iPad wasn't the first tablet available, but it has far and away been the most commercially successful model. This has prompted others to get tablets out the door as soon as possible hoping to ride the coattails of the iPad to riches.


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Worthy New Year's Resolution - Don't Text And Drive
By Ed Hansberry
The New Year is just days away and people will be making all sorts of resolutions. Many won't make it a full month or even a full week before falling back to their old ways. One resolution that is worth making a serious effort to keep though is no texting while driving.

SCADA Security Heats Up
By George Hulme
The use of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) devices is growing. That growth is expected to continue to soar. According to research firm Frost & Sullivan SCADA revenues will grow from $4.6 billion last year to nearly $7 billion in 2016. Question is: What about security?

HTC Wants To Tweak Windows Phone 7 Interface
By Ed Hansberry
Microsoft is trying to keep tighter control over what phone makers can do to the user interface of Windows Phone 7, but HTC wants to add its Sense special sauce to differentiate its phones from the competition. Will that be good for users?

Phony Phone Numbers
By Dave Methvin
How many Window Phone 7 units has Microsoft sold? For whatever reason, it's difficult for Microsoft to give a straight answer. That, of course, leads to industry speculation that things aren't going so well for Microsoft's new mobile platform.

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Where is your Data Tonight? A Lesson in Avoiding Headlines, Fines or Worse
Since 2005, over 510,000,000 potentially sensitive records have been lost, stolen or mishandled. A slew of regulations now require breach notification, meaning enterprises must practice strong data protection. What role does encryption play in protecting data, and how is hardware-based encrypting different from alternatives? This session will review key concepts of encryption, industry standards from the Trusted Computing Group for hardware-based encryption, and deploying such drives in the enterprise. More Information & Registration


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