Twitter to promote app downloads in mobile timelines

Twitter's new mobile advertising suite lets companies pitch their mobile apps in promoted tweets or place ads inside other apps.

By Loek Essers | 18 April, 2014 20:46

Tags: mobile applications, services, twitter, mobile

Where's my gigabit Internet, anyway?

For Americans used to roughly 10Mbps broadband connections, the idea of gigabit Internet can feel a little like science fiction. Streaming 4K video without hiccups? Enormous file downloads happening in seconds? Oh, sure.

By Jon Gold | 18 April, 2014 08:04

Tags: Wi-Fi, IDC, Networking, wireless, anti-malware, WLANs / Wi-Fi

Report: Oracle pushes back against Oregon officials over troubled health care site

Oracle is gearing up for a fight with officials in Oregon over its role developing an expensive health insurance exchange website that still isn't fully operational.

By Chris Kanaracus | 18 April, 2014 02:24

Tags: business issues, services, legal, health care, software, industry verticals, IT management, Safra Catz, Oracle

With Google Glass, the doctor can see you now

Emergency room physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are four months into a pilot program where they are using Google's computerized eyeglasses to help treat patients.

By Computerworld Staff | 17 April, 2014 20:38

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, Google, Networking, wireless, DMC, healthcare IT, mobile, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, mobile apps

Telcos seek to strengthen NBN Co wholesale restrictions

Major telcos and Internet service providers including Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and iiNet have pushed for clarity on some aspects of NBN Co’s wholesale role and the tightening of restrictions that prevent the company rolling out the National Broadband Network from supplying services to end users.

By Rohan Pearce | 17 April, 2014 12:58

Tags: TPG, national broadband network, National Broadband Network (NBN), nbn co, iiNet, Telstra

Kim Dotcom says he's set to get assets back

Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom says he's won a court battle in New Zealand to get back assets taken during his arrest on piracy charges.

By AAP | 17 April, 2014 10:47

Tags: Kim Dotcom

NBN Co seeks ‘early resolution’ of TPG fibre threat

The company in charge of rolling out and operating the National Broadband Network has called for a speedy resolution to the issue of infrastructure-based competition.

By Rohan Pearce | 17 April, 2014 10:29

Tags: TPG, nbn co, national broadband network, National Broadband Network (NBN), Telstra

Connecting for Good wrestles Kansas City's digital divide

The digital divide isn't some esoteric, policy-wonk concept to Michael Liiamatta, president of Connecting for Good, a nonprofit IT support group based in Kansas City, Mo.

By Matt Hamblen | 17 April, 2014 05:58

Tags: wireless networking, Google, consumer electronics, Networking, at&t, smartphones, wireless, internet

Still deploying 11n Wi-Fi? You might want to think again

In this Network World Digital Spotlight, "Harnessing Gigabit Wi-Fi," we do a deep dive on the latest Wi-Fi developments.

By John Dix | 17 April, 2014 05:05

Tags: Wi-Fi, EE, Networking, Wi-Fi Alliance, wireless, anti-malware, WLANs / Wi-Fi

Net neutrality ruling complicates US transition to IP networks

The transition from copper-based telephone systems to IP networks in the U.S. could become swept up in political fallout as the FCC figures out how to regulate such networks in ways that will appease the courts.

By Grant Gross | 17 April, 2014 04:18

Tags: telephony, telecommunication, Bob Quinn, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Public Knowledge, Jonathan Banks, Larry Downes, 3g, 4g, Tom Wheeler, USTelecom, at&t, voip, Harold Feld, U.S. Federal Communications Commission, government, Matt Wood, broadband, free press, regulation, Jodie Griffin

Teardown: Galaxy S5 parts cost 21% more than iPhone 5S

The Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with an "astronomical" cost for materials of $251.52 for the 32 GB version, according to a teardown estimate by IHS Technology.

By Matt Hamblen | 17 April, 2014 01:59

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, Networking, Android, smartphones, wireless, IHS, mobile, Verizon Wireless, galaxy, Apple, consumer electronics, Reuters

Tata revenue, profit up on strong outsourcing demand

India's largest outsourcer, Tata Consultancy Services, is boosting hiring and offering wage hikes after reporting strong revenue and profit growth in its recently concluded fiscal year.

By John Ribeiro | 16 April, 2014 23:58

Tags: business issues, offshoring, services, outsourcing, financial results, Tata Consultancy Services

Court slaps TPG with $400k fine over 000 failure

TPG has been fined $400,000 after court action taken by the Australian Communications and Media Authority relating to the telco's failure to provide triple zero access to all of its customers.

By Rohan Pearce | 16 April, 2014 14:16

Tags: australian communications consumer action network, emergency services, TPG Internet, TPG, ACMA, Australian Communications and Media Authority

Lycamobile issued warning for over-charging customers

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has issued a formal warning to MVNO Lycamobile for over-billing customers for more than two and a half years.

By Rohan Pearce | 16 April, 2014 13:28

Tags: mobile virtual network operator, MVNO, Lycamobile, mobile phones, ACMA, Australian Communications and Media Authority

TPG should pay rural levy for each FTTB service: NBN Co

NBN Co has proposed that TPG and other infrastructure competitors cross-subsidise the rural National Broadband Network build when they cherry-pick high value customers in urban areas with fibre-to-the-basement.

By Adam Bender | 16 April, 2014 12:44

Tags: Bill Morrow, universal service obligation (USO), TPG, fibre, national broadband network, financial results, NBN, broadband

NBN Co hits 105Mbps in limited FTTN trial

NBN Co achieved 105 megabits per second download speeds in a of test of fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) technology at a shop on the New South Wales Central Coast.

By Adam Bender | 16 April, 2014 10:09

Tags: Bill Morrow, FTTN, fibre to the node, national broadband network, nbn co, umina, NBN, trial

Big data drives 47% growth for top 50 public cloud companies

Big data analytics are driving rapid growth for public cloud computing vendors with revenues for the top 50 public cloud providers shooting up 47% in the fourth quarter last year to $6.2 billion, according to Technology Business Research Inc.

By Brandon Butler | 16 April, 2014 08:19

Tags: Configuration / maintenance, maintenance, applications, Networking, hardware systems, infrastructure management, big data, data mining, internet, cloud computing, Data Center, management, IDC, Cloud, software, system management, server, application management

Buying Google Glass today? 7 things you should know

Not one of the approximately 8,000 Google Glass Explorers but wish you were? If so, today is the day pick up a pair, but there are a few things you should know.

By Sharon Gaudin | 16 April, 2014 02:15

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, Google, consumer electronics, Networking, Emerging Technologies, hardware systems, wireless, Personal Technology, mobile

Riverbed re-brands storage offerings, adds to the stack

Riverbed Technology Tuesday released a rebranded SteelFusion line of storage appliances, signaling its intention to further centralize its branch office lines and combine as much functionality as possible into a single device.

By Jon Gold | 16 April, 2014 01:17

Tags: management, Traffic management, Networking, Riverbed Technology, wan optimization, LAN & WAN

Microsoft kicks off sales of lower-priced Office subscription in bid for iPad dollars

Five weeks after announcing a lower-cost subscription to Office, Microsoft today started selling Office 365 Personal to consumers.

By Gregg Keizer | 15 April, 2014 22:47

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, applications, Networking, Microsoft, wireless, software, internet, cloud computing, mobile, Apple

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