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Web 2.0 Summit: Bing Wins Facebook, Twitter Partnerships

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TOP STORY: Web 2.0 Summit: Bing Wins Facebook, Twitter Partnerships

MORE NEWS: Web 2.0 Summit: GE Introduces Handheld Ultrasound Device

ANALYTIC REPORT: Alternative IT: Software's New Reality

WHITEPAPER: Transaction Performance Monitoring

BLOG: Web 2.0 Summit: Twitter CEO Zips Beak On Revenue Model

WEBCAST: Cut the Cost of IT Infrastructure and Grow Your Company

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 Thursday, October 22, 2009 



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-- Mark Twain 


Web 2.0 Summit: Bing Wins Facebook, Twitter Partnerships

In a blow to Google, Microsoft has secured search deals with Facebook and Twitter.


Web 2.0 Summit: Morgan Stanley Sees Tech Rebound

Web 2.0 Summit: PayPal's Platform Plans

Web 2.0 Summit: Comcast Dismisses Cord Cutters

Web 2.0 Summit TV Live


Web 2.0 Summit: GE Introduces Handheld Ultrasound Device

CEO Jeff Immelt showed off a forthcoming medical device called Vscan that promises to shake up the world of medical imaging.

LTE For PCs Near, Handsets Lagging

The first five years of Long-Term Evolution deployment will focus on PC data cards, says a market research firm.

MetroPCS Gets Windows Mobile Smartphone

The Samsung Code could be popular with businesses that want mobility without long-term contracts.

Secret Service To Revamp Ailing IT Sytems

In an effort to avoid 'mission failure,' the agency plans to deploy new storage systems, virtualize servers, modernize databases, and expand mobile and wireless capabilities.

Barnes & Noble E-Reader Puts Heat On Amazon

The Nook is now the e-reader to beat, but analysts say Amazon won't relinquish the Kindle's market share easily.

RIM Eyes WebKit Browser

The BlackBerry maker is seeking WebKit developers to create a browser on par with iPhone, Android, and webOS handsets.

Health IT Metrics Taking Shape

The U.S. will release a preliminary definition of "meaningful use"-- a key criterion for healthcare IT providers seeking federal stimulus funding -- in December.

Handsets Boost LG Earnings

The BlackBerry maker is seeking WebKit developers to create a browser on par with iPhone, Android, and webOS handsets.

RIM Intros BlackBerry Bold 9700

The smartphone adds a stronger processor, a beefier camera, and Wi-Fi calling capabilities with T-Mobile.

This issue sponsored by CDW:
Latest Resources from the Virtualization Tech Specialist Center:
- Get Executives Perspectives on Virtualization Benefits
- Accelerate IT Response Time with Server Virtualization
- Virtualization Trends to Watch
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Web 2.0 Summit -- Coming To You LIVE!
The sold out premier conference -- held from October 20-22 -- will stream sessions live all week, starting with Twitter CEO Evan Williams and ending with Intel CEO Paul Otellini and the always-popular High Order Ignite demonstration sessions. We'll also bring you exclusive new technology demonstrations.

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Alternative IT: Software's New Reality

CIOs are more receptive than ever to new software models - and not because they're trendy.

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10 Steps To Effective Data Classification

In this edition of the InformationWeek Informed CIO series, we reveal how to keep your classification initiative on track.

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Transaction Performance Monitoring

Transaction Performance Monitoring takes application performance to a new level by focusing on business transactions to identify emerging performance bottlenecks and provide real-time advice when problems are flagged. Find out more.
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7 Truths of IT Governance

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Featured BloggerWeb 2.0 Summit: Twitter CEO Zips Beak On Revenue Model

Posted by Fritz Nelson

At the Web 2.0 Summit this week, Evan Williams, CEO of the ever-popular Twitter, danced lithely around the question of his company's future revenue model -- a question that continues to dog the industry, but doesn't seem to faze Williams much at all. (Video clip included.)


Should Your Enterprise Network Be An Internet Hot Spot?

Posted by Alexander Wolfe

Thursday's Windows 7 consumer launch finds me wondering about a seemingly radical idea suggested by a chief technology officer. Namely, enterprises should open up their networks, effectively turning them, as far as users are concerned, into Internet hot spots. The emergence of both cloud computing and Windows 7 could push this forward, though one will be able to argue that this is simply conventional networks in hot-spot clothing.

Understanding Hard Drive Performance

Posted By George Crump

In the last performance entries we discussed understanding storage bandwidth and understanding storage controllers. Next up is to understand the performance characteristics of the hard drive itself and how the mechanical hard drive can be the performance bottleneck.

A 'Bill Of Rights' For SaaS Customers

Posted By Mary Hayes Weier

Analyst R "Ray" Wang is a tireless and well-respected customer advocate in the world of enterprise software. Now Wang is bringing his advocacy over to the SaaS side with his recently published "Customer Bill of Rights" for SaaS. I share with you some of the highlights.


Cut the Cost of IT Infrastructure and Grow Your Company

Discover how WAN optimization can not only offer a lower TCO but also deliver new capabilities, better performance, and enable significant ongoing cost savings. Join us for the webcast to see whether you too can overcome your current challenges and establish your company among the leaders in your field. It happens October 27, 2009 @ 9:00 AM PT/ 12:00 PM ET
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This issue sponsored by Fortify:
Latest Resources from the Software Security Assurance Center:
- Guide to Web 2.0 Security
- CISO's Guide to Application Security
- Guide to Outsourcing
- How Europe's Largest E-Commerce Business Secures its Applications
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Take Our Survey: You Could Win an iPod Touch!

InformationWeek Analytics is conducting a survey on virtualization and business continuity. It takes only 5 minutes to complete. Everyone who takes part will be eligible to win an iPod Touch. Hurry though: The survey only runs through Oct. 23, 2009.

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Making The Business Case For Windows 7

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Register for Interop New York and see the full range of IT solutions to position your organization for growth. At the Jacob Javits Center, Nov. 16-20, 2009.

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