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Cybercriminals At GDC; Microsoft At MIX10

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TOP STORY: GDC: Developers Vs. Cybercriminals

MORE NEWS: MIX10: Microsoft, PreEmptive To Launch Silverlight Analytics Tools

ANALYTIC REPORT: InformationWeek Analytics: The Best Deal On IT Research -- Period

WHITEPAPER: Data Centers: Steps to Simplify Operations and Reduce Cost

BLOG: Gates, Ellison Top Tech Billionaires

WEBCAST: DNS DDOS Threats and Corresponding Mitigation Strategies

RESOURCES: Visit The New And Improved Dr. Dobbs!

InformationWeek Daily

 Monday, March 15, 2010 


"I had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion."
-- Jack Kerouac 


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.


DNS DDOS Threats and Corresponding Mitigation Strategies

Explore the challenges that security professionals must address to successfully mitigate and manage DNS DDOS threats, and identify the most important issues that enterprises must confront to successfully ensure high availability and performance of their websites.

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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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Now in its second year, InformationWeek's 2010 Government IT Innovators program will shine a spotlight on some of the most innovative government IT organizations -- at the federal, state, and local levels.

Nominate your agency by submitting an essay on your most innovative IT initiative completed within the past 12 months.

Deadline for Nominations: April 30, 2010.

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