TODAY'S TOP STORY
PepsiCo Debuts Social Vending Machine
The beverage giant sees a new way to connect with customers.
• Everyone Wants to Own Your Activity Stream
• Defense Department Adds Social Networking To Developer Site
Cisco Attacks Multi-Vendor Networks
The right network, from Cisco of course, can drive innovation, productivity, and enable new business models.
Phones Are Getting Thinner, Heavier, Larger
For a while, it seemed cellphone makers' goal was to build the smallest usable device, but smartphones with touchscreens have reversed that trend -- though thin is still in.
VMware, Why Are You Buying SlideRocket?
Acquiring the presentation software company and pushing into end-user apps seems strange, but the virtualization firm's new VP of apps insists it's core to what they do.
M/A-COM Acquires Optomai To Boost Fiber Optic Business
Fabless semiconductor company Optomai targets the high-speed optical market to resolve power consumption, cost, and size issues faced by 40-Gbps and 100-Gbps systems.
RIM's Reduced Forecast Darkens Outlook
Research In Motion predicted it will sell fewer devices than previously thought because it has failed to update its aging line of high-end BlackBerry smartphones.
Intel Atom Processor Offers Storage Value
Using a low-cost Atom processor from Intel in a storage system can lower costs, improve power efficiency, and take up less rack space while also providing acceptable performance.
IBM Tutors Yale Students On Social Media Analytics
Cognos Consumer Insight business intelligence and analytic tools used by Yale MBA candidates to seek insight and identify evolving topics.
Electronic Patient Consent System Planned
Given the public's concerns about online privacy and ID theft, ONC is launching a pilot project that will build trust in data exchange.
Google Gmail Gets Shared Inboxes
Cloud workflow specialist RunMyProcess adds key collaboration feature to help businesses jump from Microsoft Exchange to Google Gmail.
InformationWeek Government IT Leadership Forum 2011
Government IT Leadership Forum (happening May 5th) is a day-long event where senior IT leaders in government come together to discuss how they're using technology to drive change in federal departments and agencies. We will also be hosting an awards luncheon for the InformationWeek Government 50, featuring leading CIOs in local, state, and federal government.
(Registration is limited to government technology executives.)
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Don't Miss Interop Las Vegas
Get up to speed on IT innovations in cloud computing, virtualization, security, and more at Interop Las Vegas, May 8-12.