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Windows Phone 7 In Technical Preview
Microsoft's new mobile OS is now in the hands of operators for testing, and well on track for a holiday ship date. We took a video tour of some of its features, apps and capabilities.
• Windows Phone 7 Won't Offer Multitasking
• Microsoft Committed To Phones, Ballmer Says
• Monopolies Could Kill Microsoft
Enterprises Failing Social Media Test
Siemens study highlights the disconnect between the majority of consumers who want to use social media to connect with businesses and the few companies who are prepared to meet the demand.
IBM Posts 13% Earnings Gain, Raises Guidance
Big Blue beats Street's expectations for EPS but revenue falls just short of estimates.
Microsoft Acknowledges Windows Shell Vulnerability
The zero-day vulnerability appears to be designed for industrial espionage.
Dell KACE Offers Free Secure Browser
To protect against web malware, Dell KACE's new free Secure Browser virtualizes a browser and restricts direct and cross-site access to dangerous or inappropriate websites.
NASA Finishes Image Map Of Sky
The WISE project has completed a six-month survey of the sky, discovering new asteroids and comets with an infrared telescope.
Meaningful Use Core Requirements For Healthcare Providers
So what are the more than two-dozen core "meaningful use" requirements that healthcare providers need to meet in order to qualify for financial incentives? Take a look here.
Mixed Early Opinions On Windows Phone 7
Microsoft provided select press outlets with early prototype Windows Phone 7 devices. According to the previews, Microsoft has done some good work, but still has a lot to do to make a comeback.
Down To Business: Oracle Suit Casts Shadow On Rimini Gains
Alternative provider of software support services gaining enterprise customers, despite Oracle suit's chilling effect.
Google Acquires Metaweb
With Metaweb's knowledge, Google aims to enhance its ability to understand search queries and deliver definitive answers.
Squeeze Play: The Expanding Profile Of Data Deduplication
There are many technologies that vendors say will help us get a handle on our storage. These include thin provisioning, data deduplication, improved compression methodologies, disk-to-disk-to-tape backup, encryption, virtual tape libraries, larger disk drives, and faster-performing drives. In this report, we'll touch on many of these and help sort out whether deduplication in particular makes sense in your environment.
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Can Microsoft Turn It Around?
By Dave Methvin
The past few months haven't seen much good news for Microsoft. Between the death of Kin phones, layoffs, and the European plans that could hurt their overseas sales, it can't be a happy time in Redmond. How long can this go on?
Windows Shortcut Threat Spreads Via USB Drives
By Keith Ferrell
A Microsoft advisory warns of a new threat aimed at its Windows Shell, particularly at the way Windows handles shortcuts. The likeliest exploit uses AutoRun to launch malware. All versions of Windows are believed to be vulnerable.
IBM Failed Us Big Time, Says Texas
By Bob Evans
Citing massive turnover among IBM employees, failure to back up data appropriately, and a high-profile server crash that is jeopardizing the state's ability to pursue several fraud investigations, the state of Texas has put IBM on 30-day notice of possible termination of their $863 million services contract. Texas claims 16 separate instances where IBM has defaulted on its obligations, says dallasnews.com.
Windows Phone 7 Enters Tech Preview
By Ed Hansberry
Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 is expected to hit the store shelves in time for the holiday season and they have just passed a major milestone in their development. Right now, everything appears to be on schedule. What I am not clear on at this stage though is how the average user is supposed to keep all of their important data on their phone and PC's in sync.
Regulating Google Search
By Thomas Claburn
The New York Times on Wednesday proposed that the government should regulate Google's search algorithm. It's such a baffling bad idea that it's hard to know where to start criticizing it.
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