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Top 10 Software Stories Of 2010

Dec 28, 2010 (12:12 PM EST)

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Top 10 Software Stories Of 2010
As virtual battles raged on Xboxes, PlayStations, and other platforms, software developers waged war over market share and steadily loosening budget dollars. Here are 10 of the top software stories of 2010.

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Top 10 Microsoft Stories Of 2010
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IBM Predicts Top IT Innovations

The IT giant's "Next Five in Five" list says that, by 2015, we'll have holographic cell phone displays, breathing batteries, and adaptive traffic systems.

Amazon Says Kindle Best Selling Product Ever
Apple iPad owners are also buying e-readers according to the online retailer, which announced that sales of the Kindle have surpassed its previous all-time bestseller, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows."

Outsourcing Pioneer Patni Gets $915 Million Takeover Bid

Private equity firms Apax Partners and iGate are leading an effort to acquire the offshore IT services firm, say reports.



Apple Boosts iPhone Sales Projections

First-quarter 2011 forecast indicates that the company is making up to 6 million handsets for CDMA-based wireless networks, the standard used by Verizon.



Onsite Medical Imaging Equipment Concerns Researchers

Beginning Jan. 1, doctors must disclose their financial interest when referring Medicare and Medicaid patients for certain advanced imaging services within their practices.



Synology Intros NAS Server Scalable To 15 Drives

The DS1511+ network attached storage server for small and midsize businesses delivers 197 MB/sec reading speed under RAID 5.



Online Holiday Shopping Surges 15%

Mobile phones accounted for a larger share of the $36.4 billion consumers spent in November and December.



Skype To Unveil iPhone Video Chat At CES

A Verizon iPhone may have been accidentally confirmed in a FAQ about a FaceTime competitor posted on -- and quickly removed from -- the VoIP provider's site Friday.



Amazon Patents System For Returning Bad Gifts

Process cuts e-retailer's high cost of product returns by allowing recipients to exchange undesirable presents before they're even shipped.



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Top 10 Cloud Stories Of 2010
Everybody's head was in the cloud, or so it seemed in 2010. Both well established and startup vendors developed solutions and strategies designed to extend their reach or provide entry into this booming market. After all, IDC estimated the cloud market will be worth $55 billion by 2014; Gartner predicted the cloud world could be valued at $148 billion at that time, in part because Gartner included Google AdWords advertising revenue in its figures, said Gregor Petri, adviser, lean IT and cloud computing, at CA Technologies. Whether cloud computing reaches $55 billion, $148 billion, or a completely different figure, all research firms appear to agree that public and private sector organizations increasingly are adopting the technology. With each proven test site, cloud implementations also are expanding in scope and complexity, as businesses depend on the technology to support their multi-national operations.  View Now


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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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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?

Reconnect Recycling Network Expands
By Lamont Wood
With 100 sites recently added, the green partnership between Dell and Goodwill now claims to cover 42 million people.

Give Social Media 'Plate-Spinning' A Rest
By Michele Pepe-Warren
Hey, small-business owners: Have you ever considered being a plate-spinner in the circus? You know the people I'm talking about, right? They'll dazzle you with deftness, slay you with their sleight of hand. How do they do it? How do they keep so many balls'uh, I mean plates'in the air without having them smash to the ground?

Will Malware Hit Smartphones In 2011?
By Ed Hansberry
Malware, viruses and the like have been a routine part of life for PC owners for years, at least if you are running Windows. Smartphone users have been largely ignored by the malware community, but that will inevitably change. Will it be sooner rather than later?


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