QUOTE OF THE DAY...
"A day's impact is better than a month of dead pull."
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes
TODAY'S TOP STORY
Windows 7 Driving Touchscreen Evolution
Acer, Gateway, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, and Sony are scrambling to build PCs that capitalize on the tactile interface.
• Fujitsu Unveils Windows 7 Lineup
• Acer Announces Windows 7 Laptops
• HP Unveils Windows 7 PC Line-Up
• Sony Intros Touchscreen PC/TV
Top iPhone Apps For Health Pros, Patients
Healthcare professionals and individuals are finding ways to manage health and wellness with applications for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch.
Sprint, Clearwire Detail WiMax Rollout
Plans show WiMax is picking up steam, and Clearwire says it will cover more than 120 million customers by the end of 2010.
AT&T: Devices Spiking Wi-Fi Connections
For the first time, the wireless carrier is seeing more Wi-Fi connections from smartphones than from laptops.
Mozilla Unveils Raindrop Messaging Dashboard
E-mail used to be the Internet's killer app. Mozilla's forthcoming Raindrop software anticipates a world where e-mail has been reduced to one channel among many.
HP Takes On Google In Rare Books
Hewlett-Packard has partnered with the University of Michigan to make half a million hard-to-find books from the school's library available for sale over the Web.
Uncle Sam Mulls The Move To Windows 7
Many government agencies participated in the Windows 7 beta program, but the public sector is expected to trail businesses in adopting Microsoft's new operating system.
Microsoft's Quarterly Profit Falls 18%
Software maker is hopeful Windows 7's debut will lift sales and income.
VMware 3Q Revenues Slow
Overall revenue growth was only 4%, but software maintenance and service revenues were up 33%.
Global CIO: Informatica Joins Ranks Of Elite Enterprise Software Companies
Informatica CEO Sohaib Abbasi says cloud computing presents an enormous opportunity for the data-integration specialist, whose latest financial results topped all analysts' predictions.
ANALYTIC REPORTS & WHITEPAPERS
Reducing Storage Complexity In Server Virtualization
Posted By George Crump
The storage component of a virtualized server infrastructure has been labeled as complex and expensive. In our prior entries about selecting a storage foundation we discussed what systems and protocols are available that might help simplify and reduce costs for storage in a virtualized environment. Beyond physical hardware you need software tools that can link the abstract virtual machine to the physical storage.
BlackBerry Storm2 Landing Oct. 28 In Verizon Stores
Posted By Eric Zeman
If you're anxious to get your hands on the new BlackBerry Storm2 -- and I wouldn't blame you if you are -- you won't have to wait much longer. The device will street Wednesday, October 28. Let me say this, any person using the original Storm needs to upgrade to the Storm2.
In Search Of Lost Time
Posted By Jonathan Salem Baskin
This week's O'Reilly Web 2.0 Summit yielded the usual detritus about technology reinventing the laws that govern time and space, but Facebook's revelation that people spend 8 billion minutes a day on its service really cut through the clutter for me.
Is There A Business In The Virtual World?
Posted By Michael Hickins
Much has been made of the premature obituaries for Second Life, but while the virtual world manufactured by Linden Labs has prevailed long beyond its presumed expiration date, the business model seems too arcane and forbidding to inspire many imitators.
Google Goings-On: Reader, Maps, Picasa, Search Updates
Posted By Eric Zeman
Google has been busy this week. Beyond announcing a search deal with Twitter, it also brought more options to its RSS Reader, layers to Maps for Mobile, support for Windows 7, and customized mobile search.