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Tablets Will Replace One In Three PCs, Study Says
Analysts at Goldman Sachs say Microsoft and Intel stand to take the biggest hit as consumers embrace slates powered by alternative software and hardware.
• Motorola Tablet Spotted Wearing Verizon Logo
• iPad Supplanting Print Newspapers
• Two Cameras Will Grace Next iPad
Google Chrome OS CR-48 Notebook Reviewed
Google's Chrome OS preview netbook is beautiful and full of promise, but the company's vision for the cloud isn't enough.
Global CIO: Apple, IBM, Or Microsoft: Who Has #1 Most-Valuable Software Product?
The top software-product franchise gets a value of $110 billion, and both Oracle and Microsoft have two entries in the Top 6. But who's #1?
Paul Allen Plans New Claims Against Apple, Google, Facebook
Microsoft co-founder calls judge's dismissal of patent lawsuit "a procedural issue" and says amended complaint is forthcoming.
HP Denies Neoview Cut, Hires SAP Exec
Appointment fuels speculation on impending acquisitions. Internal memo underscores commitment to business intelligence and analytics.
WikiLeaks Botnet Continues Attack On MasterCard Site
"Hacktivists" say their denial of service assaults aren't intended to steal personal financial data, rather to raise awareness of companies that stopped doing business with WikiLeaks.
Dell To Buy Compellent For $960 Million
In purchasing the storage company, Dell hopes to gain an edge against IBM, HP, and other firms, especially in the in the escalating cloud market.
Avaya Bolsters ACE Unified Communications Platform
Agile Communication Environment adds click-to-call integration with Microsoft Communications and IBM Lotus Notes and Sametime.
Google Goes Native With Latitude App
The Latitude app for the iPhone allows continuous location updating, so you always know where your friends are.
'World of Warcraft' Sets PC Game Sales Record
Close on the heels of its "Call of Duty: Black Ops" runaway success, Activision Blizzard's "World of Warcraft: Cataclysm" has sold more than 3.3 million copies in the first 24 hours.
Why Verizon's iPhone Should Have LTE
Though it hasn't been confirmed by either company, it is widely believed the Apple iPhone will be made available to Verizon Wireless in the early months of 2011. Here's why it had better have LTE at launch.
LG Devices Get DivX TV Service
More than 10,000 Internet videos and programs, including Funny or Die and Bablemusic, can be streamed on LG Blu-ray and home theater systems.
Senator Proposes Cybersecurity Standards
The Internet and Cybersecurity Safety Standards Act calls for minimum requirements to protect any device connecting to the Internet.
Postal Service Names CIO
Ellis Burgoyne, who started his USPS career 32 years ago as a letter carrier, was promoted as part of an overhaul of the agency's executive team.
Will You Patch This Tuesday?
By Dave Methvin
The Microsoft security sleigh will be laden with patches this coming Tuesday, a bag full of 17 bulletins patching 40 different vulnerabilities in Windows and Office products. With this being a hectic time of the year for many companies, it can bring up some tough choices. What is your company's policy for applying these patches in December?
Cell Phones Significant Part Of Traffic Deaths
By Ed Hansberry
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a report on 2009 traffic statistics a few months ago and it should come as no surprise cell phones had a big impact. In traffic deaths that were related to distracted driving, cell phone use of some sort was related in eighteen percent of the incidents.
Researchers: Major Ad Networks Serving Malware
By George Hulme
Researchers at web security firm Armorize Technologies recently discovered that DoubleClick and Microsoft ad networks were serving (for a brief time) a banner ad tainted with malware. The attack could had of impacted millions, the researchers day.
Marketing Website Builder Adds Analytics, Lists
By Jake Widman
The SMB- and entrepreneur-oriented web design platform Clover now supports list pages and provides a quick statistical view of a site's traffic. The do-it-yourself website builder offers nice options that do a lot to overcome some of the drawbacks of Flash sites.
Is The Storage Industry Consolidated?
By George Crump
There have long been predictions that the storage industry would consolidate down to three or four vendors. A few weeks ago EMC made a bid to buy Isilon and yesterday Dell made a bid to buy Compellent for $876 million dollars. These deals come on the heels of the dramatic HP - Dell bidding war over 3PAR. Is the storage industry consolidated? Not even close.
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