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Supreme Court Patent Ruling Avoids Tough Issues
Rejecting the Bilski business method patent claim, the Supreme Court has pleased defenders of the status quo and frustrated those seeking patent reform.
• Microsoft Is Patent Troll, Says Salesforce.com CEO Benioff
• Google Hosts Free Bulk Patent, Trademark Data
• Does Microsoft's 'Sudo Patent' Protect User Account Control?
Data Warehousing Shifts to Analytics Arms Race
Performance upgrades and in-database functions highlight latest Netezza, Aster Data and InfoBright releases.
HTC Patches EVO 4G Holes For Sprint
HTC started rolling out an over-the-air update to the EVO 4G today, offering several fixes for the WiMax-powered handset.
Google Chrome Tops Safari In U.S. Brower Share
Microsoft Internet Explorer continues to dominate with more than half the U.S. browser market, but Chrome has moved past Apple Safari into third place behind Mozilla Firefox.
Apple May Have iPhone 4 Antenna Patch
Bloggers report that iOS 4.0.1 is in the works and could be available as early as this week.
Former Qwest CEO Nacchio's Prison Sentence Reduced
With estimates of defense costs topping $70 million, Nacchio's attorneys indicated appeals will continue despite a reduction in fines and prison time.
Social Network Security Policies Lacking
Symantec survey finds half of social networking at work is for business purposes, but many organizations don't have appropriate security policies or enforcement.
Clearwire Expands 4G Wireless Service
Richmond, Va., Salt Lake City, and St. Louis join the growing list to receive WiMax Internet coverage from Sprint/Clearwire.
Resistance To EHRs May Widen Healthcare Disparities
Small medical practices serving Medicaid patients have been reluctant to adopt electronic health records because they're already overwhelmed with providing medical services.
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Microsoft's Slow Path To IE 9
By Jim Rapoza
The current round of the browser wars has been marked by near constant upgrades and innovations (typified by Google's five updates of Chrome in less than two years). All of which makes Microsoft's slow progress to IE 9 somewhat surprising.
HP ProBook 4720s Notebook Packs Full Keyboard, 17-Inch Display
By Daniel Dern
You might not want to carry it around all day, but with its 17-inch display, full-sized keyboard, and six-hour battery life, HP's six-pound-and-up ProBook 4720s notebook provides affordable desktop-class power and productivity.
Knock-offs Impact Smartphone Market
By Paul Korzeniowski
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but chances are the executives at Apple and Research in Motion are not enamored with the attention their smartphones are receiving. Chinese manufacturers have developed clones, which are proving to be quite popular.
Windows Phone 7 Missing A Number Of Features
By Ed Hansberry
Windows Phone 7 is nearing "gold" status so they can release it to the carriers and manufacturers for final testing and device production. There are a number of features that simply won't be in the initial release. Will it matter or is the target market for the device less discerning than the smartphone enthusiast?
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By Paul Korzeniowski
Free has become a watchword among consumers when it comes to Internet services. Could that term soon be used for business telephony systems? InVox, a four year old cloud based telephony services vendor, thinks so.
If Growth Is Back, Is IT Ready?
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As more CIOs get back into growth mode, what are they worried about? Speed and budgets, but so much about business-IT "alignment."
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