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Aug 26, 2010 (01:08 PM EDT)

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TODAY'S TOP STORY

Gmail Offers Free Phone Calls
With technology from its acquisition of Gizmo5, Google is taking on Skype and the rest of the telecom world.

RELATED INSIGHTS
Google, Verizon Propose Net Neutrality Without Wireless
Google Lets Users Search Docs Using Gmail
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Man Watches His Home Get Robbed Via iPhone
A man from Dallas was alerted by an iPhone application that his house was being robbed. He watched it happen live while away on vacation.

Yahoo Integrates Bing Search Results

Microsoft and Yahoo are close to fully implementing alliance struck in July, 2009.



Gov 2.0: DoD, Agencies Pilot Afghan Info Sharing

The Department of Defense and intelligence community hope to spark information sharing with a new effort to deploy local Internet access and collaboration tools in Afghanistan.



HP Negotiating 3PAR Acquisition, Dell Waiting

If the thin-provisioning storage firm accepts HP's offer, an 87% premium on 3PAR's stock price, Dell has three days to file a counter offer.



Amazon Kindle Hits Record Sales

The latest model of the e-reader began shipping Wednesday, two days earlier than expected.



SSA Readies $2 Billion IT Contract

Multiple vendors will split the award, which will be made by the end of the Social Security Administration's fiscal year.



Biden Touts Recovery Act For Improving Healthcare

Report released by the Vice President offers examples of how federal investment in health IT is expected to save billions in medical costs and improve patient care.



Federal CIOs Issue Cloud Computing Privacy Framework

Poorly planned and executed cloud computing contracts could result in security disaster, warns CIO Council.



RIM Acquires Storefront Developer Cellmania

Blackberry maker needs to bolster its online applications store efforts to keep pace with Apple and Microsoft.



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Dell Tries To Wedge Its Way Into the Smartphone Space
By Paul Korzeniowski
Late to the party. That may be an appropriate way to characterize Dell's push into the smartphone market. However, the company has some strong traits that may make its products a viable option for small and medium businesses.

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Cloud: Professional Data Center Group Says Get On With It
By Charles Babcock
Two years ago it would have been impossible for a professional manager's association to produce a position paper, Guiding Data Centers to Cloud Computing. The 'cloud' was still being disparaged in too many quarters. Now it's become respectable. I miss the days when the topic was more disputable and, in some quarters, disreputable.

7 Things To Know About Your Customers
By Michele Pepe-Warren
Last week, we checked in with Infusionsoft co-founder Clate Mask, who shared a list of things we should know about our prospects. Now he tells us what kind of intelligence we should be keeping on our bread and butter -- the clients we already have.

ITIL Lite Shameless Shortcuts
By Malcolm Fry
What is ITIL Lite? It's best described as an approach to implementing key components of ITIL v3 to ensure a sound basis for IT service management, either as a starting point for full implementation or as a deliverable for those not wishing to fully implement ITIL v3. There's no shame in not fully implementing ITIL because an organization's goal should be "Fit for Purpose" rather than full implementation.

Keeping Facebook In Its Place(s)
By Jim Rapoza
I know what you did last summer! And last Tuesday afternoon. And last night. OK, I don't actually know this, but Facebook Places does

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