QUOTE OF THE DAY...
"I had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion."
-- Jack Kerouac
TODAY'S TOP STORY
GDC: Developers Vs. Cybercriminals
At the Game Developers Conference, accounts of run ins with hackers show many gaming firms haven't grasped how cybercrime can ruin everything.
• GDC: OnLive Takes Gaming To The Cloud
• GDC: Microsoft Surface Plays Dungeons & Dragons
• GDC: iPhone Developers Face Hidden Risks
MIX10: Microsoft, PreEmptive To Launch Silverlight Analytics Tools
Microsoft will unveil Silverlight Analytics Framework at the Web designers & developers conference kicking off March 15 in Las Vegas, while Preemptive will launch Runtime Intelligence Analytics Provider for Silverlight.
Microsoft Xbox Sales Top Wii, PS3
But sales of all gaming hardware, including the Sony PS2, PlayStation Portable, and Nintendo DS, are down from a year ago.
Microsoft, Motorola Strike Bing Deal
The agreement puts Microsoft's Bing search on Motorola's Android smartphones.
China Warns Google To Obey Law
Promising consequences if Google flouts China's censorship laws, Chinese authorities also chide the U.S. for its human rights record.
Infor Flex Smooths App Upgrades
Software and service bundles are designed to make implementation time and cost predictable.
Storage Demand, Revenue On The Rise
Spiking sales of PCs, external drives, and optical drives signal increasing revenue for the storage sector.
Global CIO: Why IBM CEO Palmisano Earned His $24.3 Million
Layoffs, though unfortunate, helped IBM outperform most of the global marketplace as it prepares for continued growth.
Apple iPad Available For Pre-Order
The company is promising to deliver its "magical" device in early April.
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Gates, Ellison Top Tech Billionaires
By Bob Evans
Seventeen tech-industry executives made the new Forbes list of billionaires, led by Bill Gates in the #2 spot and Larry Ellison in the #6 spot. Can it be true that Facebook parvenu Mark Zuckerberg outranks Apple icon Steve Jobs?
50K Apple iPad Pre-Orders In 2 Hours
By Eric Zeman
Friday Apple began accepting pre-orders for its iPad tablet device. Based on analyst estimates, approximately 50,000 were pre-ordered during the first two hours of availability. At that rate, Apple will sell one million by tomorrow. Also, plenty of new details about the device have surfaced.
Verizon: LTE Phone Available 2011 With Tiered Pricing
By Eric Zeman
Comments made by a Verizon Wireless executive indicate that the company plans to debut its first Long Term Evolution handset by the middle of 2011. The bad news is that Verizon is pretty sure LTE will usher in the era of tiered data pricing.
Mix10 Promises Windows Phone 7 Dev Goodies
By Ed Hansberry
Mix10 starts Monday in Las Vegas. It is the end-all be-all event for Microsoft to tout its tools for Web developers. It is also when the veil of secrecy is lifted on the Windows Phone 7 Series so developers will finally know what has to be done to get apps running on the platform.
Twitter Adds Location Sharing Tool
By Eric Zeman
Twitter has unveiled a new tool that allows users to share their location information when they send tweets. The new feature is accessible from mobile browsers and desktop browsers, though some smartphone apps already offer location sharing.
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At the HIMSS healthcare IT show, HIT vendors and medical pros reviewed the latest in clinical equipment, electronic health records systems, and more.
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