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10 Silliest Tech Firm Names Of 2011 | Facebook FTC Deal

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  Wednesday, November 30, 2011
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Between The Lines Columnist Facebook's FTC Deal: 8 Things To Expect
By Mathew J. Schwartz
Federal Trade Commission settlement allows Facebook to maintain some privacy policies, but also mandates key changes. Here's what users should know.

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10 Silliest Tech Company Names Of 2011
Tech companies have created some of the strangest and funniest company and product names in business. Here's the most recent evidence that this trend is only accelerating.

Android 4.0 Upgrade: Coming Soon To Your Phone?
Don't buy a new Android smartphone unless you know for sure that it will be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Here's the list.

RIM BlackBerry Fusion: A Swing And A Miss?
RIM's new MDM platform will handle BlackBerry, Android, and Apple iOS devices--but it's arriving too late for some IT shops.

Salesforce.com Steps Past CRM, Into Social Marketing
Radian6-powered services help companies capture, decipher, and respond to customer interactions across Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks.

Office 365 Gets 30 New Features
Microsoft takes aim at Google Apps with Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) and Mac support, as well as easier-to-manage security tools.

Google's Daring Dozen: 12 Big Bets In 2011
Google has played a smart game in 2011, especially with Android, but it hasn't been perfect. We evaluate its main moves in the past year.

AT&T-T-Mobile Wrangling: What A Waste
Imagine if all the time and money spent on the wheeling and dealing around this merger were channeled into actually creating something of value.

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Android Vs. iOS Vs. Windows Phone 7: Enterprise Shootout
As enterprise IT loosens its death grip on the RIM BlackBerry, we test the top mobile rivals. Dig into a real-life comparison of user experience, apps, enterprise readiness, and more.

iOS 5.1 Beta Points To New iPhone, iPad
Beta release of iOS 5.1 includes reference codes to unannounced versions of the iPhone and iPad, though new features appear to be scarce.

10 Epic Android Apps
Among the hundreds of thousands of Android apps, we've rounded up 10 epic, must-have choices. These apps will save your bacon, day in and day out.

RIM Set To Manage Android And iOS Devices
For mostly-BlackBerry organizations, RIM's new product offers broad support with a familiar administrative look and feel.

7 Health Education Tools For Patients
Patients can benefit by getting a variety of healthcare information electronically--as these seven options prove. The tools also help healthcare organizations comply with the HITECH Act Meaningful Use requirements.

 

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Keynote Panel: Pushing the Limits of the Consumerization of IT
Keynote Moderator Larry Seltzer Editorial Director, Byte; Keynote Panelist Robert Scoble Blogger, Technical Evangelist & Author; Keynote Panelist Oliver Marks Co-founder, Sovos Group   Watch

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Recovery by Design: A Holistic Look At Data Recovery Planning And Methodology
In this webcast, we'll explore a six step backup methodology that will make sure that when things do go south, you're ready with your sun hat on. It happens Wednesday, December 7, 2011 -- Time: 10:00 am PT/ 1:00 pm ET More Information & Registration

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