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  • Facebook stands by its homegrown infrastructure

    Facebook regularly reviews whether to continue using its own data centers or hand off its processing to a cloud service provider, and its operations remain on homegrown infrastructure.

    25 June 10 08:33 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Telstra NBN deal leaves Next G mobile up in the air

    The $11 billion infrastructure sharing agreement between Telstra and the NBN Co is set to expedite the deployment of fibre broadband potentially freeing up the telco to concentrate on improving its high-speed Next G wireless network for mainstream broadband access.

    25 June 10 08:33 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • Dell: Enterprise PC sales will pick up in Q3

    Companies have started to replace PCs they'd put off updating during the recession, and that cycle will take off in the third and fourth quarters as enterprises spend on new hardware while trying to reduce support and maintenance costs, Michael Dell said on Thursday.

    25 June 10 07:26 Written by Agam Shah
  • iPhone 4 antenna problems, screen discolouration marr launch

    Complaints of iPhone 4 antenna problems and screen discoloration are pouring in from frustrated iPhone buyers grappling with what they claim are flaws in the popular new handset. The good news is there are a few potential fixes for what might ail your new iPhone 4.

    25 June 10 06:58 Written by Jared Newman
  • Red Hat overhauls JBoss portal interface

    Red Hat has released version 5.0 of its portal software, the JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform, the company announced Thursday at its Red Hat Summit in Boston.

    25 June 10 06:56 Written by Joab Jackson
  • Top 5 things heard in line at the iPhone 4 launch

    With a pre-order reservation and an early arrival time of 6:55am to New York's grandiose West 14th Street Apple Store, I still expected a long wait for a factory-fresh iPhone 4.

    25 June 10 06:12 Written by Mike Keller
  • Google remotely removes Android apps

    Google disclosed in a blog post on Thursday that it remotely removed two applications from Android phones that ran contrary to the terms of the Android Market.

    25 June 10 05:49 Written by Nancy Gohring
  • Rackspace cloud chief predicts enterprise caution

    Most large enterprises won't move their established applications on to cloud services for years but are embracing the technology for new projects, the head of Rackspace's cloud business said on Thursday at the Structure 2010 conference in San Francisco.

    25 June 10 05:43 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • States settle price-fixing complaint against DRAM makers

    Thirty-three states, including California, have reached a US$173 million settlement with six DRAM makers alleged to have fixed prices for their products between 1998 and 2002, California Attorney General Edmund "Jerry" Brown Jr. announced.

    25 June 10 05:00 Written by Grant Gross
  • International Android to Android calls free with new app

    Android smartphone users can now place calls to their Android smartphone user contacts around the world absolutely free thanks to an updated app from Rebtel. Based in Sweden, Rebtel--which claims to be the world's largest independent mobile VoIP provider--may not be familiar to many users, but this app may change that.

    25 June 10 04:31 Written by Tony Bradley
  • Pano Logic to cut costs of desktop virtualisation rollout

    Thin client company, Pano Logic has responded to criticism that rolling out its Zero Client across an enterprise could put too high a burden on capital expense. The company has introduced a new initiative, Pano Express, across North America and is ready to bring it to Europe later this summer.

    25 June 10 02:40 Written by Maxwell Cooter
  • Twitter settles FTC privacy complaint

    Social-networking giant Twitter has agreed to settle a complaint from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission alleging that the company deceived users and put their privacy at risk by failing to take appropriate security safeguards.

    25 June 10 01:56 Written by Grant Gross
  • iPhone 4: Nearly all it's cracked up to be

    If there ever was an over-hyped product, it's... well, actually, it's the iPad. But the iPhone 4 is close on its heels. But even after all the hoopla -- from the speculation and rumors to the "lost" phone incident and police action -- the arrival of the iPhone 4 is no letdown. The iPhone 4 really is all that was promised and more. Except for a potential reception problem.

    25 June 10 00:51 Written by Paul Venezia
  • Apple 4 opening day: Not all is iPhone-tastic

    If early reports of iPhone 4 problems are any indication of what's ahead the thousands of giddy Apple faithful, waiting in line for an iPhone, there could be trouble ahead. Some early iPhone 4 owners are reporting a few minor problems you should be aware of.

    25 June 10 00:01 Written by Ian Paul
  • Motorola Droid X: The Best of the Droids

    The follow-up to Motorola's wildly popular Droid on Verizon, the Droid X ($US200 with a two-year service contract from Verizon; available July 15) is one of the hottest phones to debut this summer. Its specs outshine those on the other Droid phones available on the network, but it falters a bit when it comes to performance. Nonetheless, the Droid X is one of the top phones to debut this summer, on a par with both the HTC EVO 4G and the iPhone 4.

    24 June 10 23:37 Written by Ginny Mies
  • Intel: 2-year-old Nvidia GPU outperforms 3.2GHz Core i7

    Intel researchers have published the results of a performance comparison between their latest quad-core Core i7 processor and a two-year-old Nvidia graphics card, and found that the Intel processor can't match the graphics chip's parallel processing performance.

    24 June 10 20:08 Written by Sumner Lemon
  • Microsoft's Bing turns up the heat in war with Google

    Microsoft fired another salvo as its battle against <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9136345/Google_Update">Google</a> for <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9142593/Google_and_Microsoft_to_escalate_war_in_2010">search turf</a> heated up this week.

    24 June 10 18:28 Written by Sharon Gaudin
  • NBN Co selects Alcatel-Lucent as key GPON equipment supplier

    NBN Co has selected Alcatel-Lucent as the initial strategic supplier for the Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) and Ethernet Aggregation equipment required to operate the fibre access network.

    24 June 10 17:10 Written by TechWorld staff
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