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-- The Papers of George Washington, Rules of Civility & Decent Behaviour
TODAY'S TOP STORY
Gmail-To-Outlook Glitch Fixed
Google says it's resolved a problem with Google Apps that halted delivery of e-mails and other information to Outlook users.
• Google Gmail Getting Social Features
• Google: We're Encrypting Everyone's Gmail Automatically
• Google Launches Store For Web Apps
• Top 10 Reasons To Outsource Enterprise Email To Gmail
GSA Chief Seeks Change, IT Innovation
The government's main internal supplier is poised for growth, says the General Services Administration's new head, Martha Johnson.
House Bans File Sharing By Government Employees
Senate yet to consider the bill, which bans federal employees from using peer-to-peer networks at work or when accessing government networks at home.
Intel Updates AppUp Center
The online app store, open for U.S. and Canadian netbooks powered by Moblin 2.1, will be extended to 27 European countries next week.
CA Completes 3Tera Acquisition
The purchase of 3Tera, a supplier of application packaging for the cloud, is CA's third acquisition of a cloud computing startup this year.
Toshiba Unveils 1TB 2.5 Inch HDD
The terabyte hard disk drive and a companion 750-GB model are targeted at mobile PCs, all-in-one desktops, televisions, and set-top boxes.
Data Dupes Prompt HIT Overspending
Redundant health data hosted by multiple providers could be costing hundreds of thousands of dollars in health IT overexpenditures, analyst says.
Novell Acquisition Bidding Stalls
The company's directors are hoping another firm will make a purchase offer above Elliot Associates' $2 billion bid to acquire Novell.
Publishers Inking iPad Ad Deals
Major publishers are reportedly lining up advertisers to buy interactive ads, including video, to appear on Apple's iPad.
Samsung Intros LTE Phone
The SCH-r900, to be offered by prepaid provider MetroPCS, upstages the buzz around Sprint's 4G Android phone at the CTIA Wireless show.
ANALYTIC REPORTS & WHITEPAPERS
Dell Builds Out Virtualized Server Management
By Charles Babcock
Dell has learned a lot over the last three and a half years, as it's quietly established its Data Center Solutions business, producing cloud-configured servers for Ask.com, Yahoo, and Microsoft. Now it's crafting management systems to manage those servers like a cloud, as well.
Google Payola Scheme Sullies Android's Success
By Eric Zeman
According to sources at two different wireless network operators, Google has been paying the carriers to deploy the Android platform. Perhaps that's why Android headlines have dominated trade shows this year, such as CES, Mobile World Congress and CTIA. With this knowledge, I believe it's fair to say Google has fully turned to the Dark Side.
Google Gives BlackBerry Storm New Search App
By Eric Zeman
Today Google finally made a version of its Mobile Search application available to the BlackBerry Storm and Storm2 handsets. The app includes useful features such as Voice Search and stored search history. It's a free download.
Shoot Yourself In The Foot Much, Clearwire?
By Eric Zeman
Clearwire CEO Bill Morrow didn't do the company any favors in a recent discussion with the press. He believes that the world should agree on one next-generation wireless networking technology. In theory, that's a great idea. Rather than say, "It should be WiMax," he said, "We can switch to LTE if we have to."
Hacker Cracks Internet Explorer 8 on Windows 7
By George Hulme
Despite the security measures included in Windows 7, two security researchers were able to defeat the security provided to users running Internet Explorer 8 on top of Microsoft's latest operating system.
TSA Wants To Track Your Phone's Movements
By Ed Hansberry
The Transportation Security Administration is proposing to install devices in airports that would track your electronic devices as you move through the facility. They claim this would only be used as you wait in security lines to see how long the average wait times are and then use that information to make adjustments to better serve you. Uh huh.
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