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iPhone's iOS edges Android as preferred smartphone OS

Apple's iPhone and Research in Motion's BlackBerry are in a dead heat for U.S. smartphone ownership honors, Nielsen said today.

By Gregg Keizer | 02 December, 2010 05:56

Tags: Mobile Apps and Services, applications, telecommunication, nielsen, Phones, Mobile operating systems, mobile, Apple, Google, consumer electronics, Microsoft, Macintosh, Mobile OSes, smartphones, software

Microsoft quietly invests in IBM emulator TurboHercules

Continuing its low-key crusade for greater mainframe openness (or less IBM dominance of that market), Microsoft has invested an undisclosed amount of money in mainframe emulator provider TurboHercules, said the Paris company.

By Joab Jackson | 02 December, 2010 08:21

Tags: TurboHercules, business issues, servers, Microsoft, IBM, hardware systems, software, investments, operating systems, Mainframes

NBN Tasmania appoints local to drum benefits

NBN Co’s Tasmanian subsidiary has moved to quell criticisms over a lack of engagement with local businesses and operators with the appointment of local small businessman, Darren Alexander, to the company’s board of directors.

By James Hutchinson | 01 December, 2010 16:04

Tags: Networking, nbn co, National Broadband Network (NBN), NBN Tasmania, Darren Alexander

Interpol issues wanted notice for Wikileaks' Assange

Interpol has issued a so-called "red notice" for Wikileaks' Julian Assange, notifying police around the world that he is wanted for questioning by Swedish prosecutors related to sexual assault accusations.

By Jeremy Kirk | 02 December, 2010 04:19

Tags: Criminal, Julian Assange, interpol, legal, wikileaks

Amazon cuts off Wikileaks after U.S. senator's call

Amazon has stopped hosting the Wikileaks website, according to U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman, a Connecticut Independent.

By Nancy Gohring | 02 December, 2010 08:29

Tags: Amazon Web Services, wikileaks, internet, cloud computing, Infrastructure services

BlackBerry OS knocks Apple iOS down a notch

Apple's iPhone and Google's Android might seem to have all the momentum these days, but RIM's BlackBerry OS is the surprise winner in StatCounter's latest U.S. mobile OS Internet usage numbers.

By Bob Brown | 02 December, 2010 04:31

Tags: BlackBerry OS, Google, consumer electronics, NPD, Networking, Phones, smartphones, wireless, Facebook, Apple

iPhone and Android equally desirable, says Nielsen

In the popularity contest between Android phones and the iPhone its tie. A Nielsen survey found even though Android phones are currently outselling the iPhone, potential phone buyers are equally likely to want either platform.

By Jared Newman | 02 December, 2010 06:58

Tags: Apple, Google, apple iphone, consumer electronics, nielsen, ios, Phones, Verizon Wireless

HP dumps MediaSmart servers, Microsoft Home Server

Hewlett-Packard has dropped plans to offer Microsoft's next version of Windows Home Server OS, code-named Vail, in its products, after retiring a line of servers carrying the current version of the OS, Microsoft said on Tuesday.

By Agam Shah | 02 December, 2010 05:36

Tags: Microsoft, desktop pcs, hardware systems, Windows, software, operating systems, Home, Hewlett-Packard

Cisco to acquire LineSider for cloud tech

Muscling up on cloud technologies, Cisco Systems is in the process of acquiring network management software vendor LineSider Technologies, the company announced Wednesday.

By Joab Jackson | 02 December, 2010 02:14

Tags: business issues, Mergers / acquisitions, Networking, cisco, software, Activity management, Linesider, access control, management, Traffic management

AirPlay's support for third-party apps may expand

AirPlay, one of the main feature additions in iOS 4.2, could soon work with third-party apps and Safari, according to a purported Steve Jobs e-mail that a reader sent to the MacRumors blog. The e-mail suggests that in 2011 users will be able to stream video to their Apple TVs from third-party applications and the Safari browser.

By Daniel Ionescu | 02 December, 2010 02:15

Tags: Apple, apple ipad, consumer electronics, ios, Phones, iPhone, smartphones

iPad gains on Kindle in e-reader race, but does it matter?

The race to become the most popular e-reading in the United States is down to Apple's iPad and Amazon's Kindle, according to a recent survey of 2,800 e-reader users by ChangeWave Research. ChangeWave found that Kindle's market share dropped in November by 15 percentage points to 47 per cent of the market compared with the results from a survey ChangeWave conducted in August. Apple's iPad, meanwhile, has jumped by 16 points to take up 32 per cent of the market.

By Ian Paul | 02 December, 2010 01:34

Tags: Apple, apple ipad, consumer electronics, kindle, ChangeWave Research, tablets, sony, Handhelds / PDAs

Tupperware readies IT for Christmas rush

When you use the words ‘servers’ and ‘Tupperware’ together, chances are you’re talking food presentation.

By Georgina Swan | 01 December, 2010 17:33

Tags: Advent One, Tupperware, servers, IBM, Business Continuity, IBM System x, IBM Power 750

Start-up transforms unused desktop cycles into fast server clusters

When you consider technologies that make corporate IT more efficient by improving utilization of computing resources, VMware and its x86 virtualization software may be what that comes to mind.

By Jon Brodkin | 30 November, 2010 08:35

Tags: virtualization, Pfizer, Configuration / maintenance, PC, hardware systems, lockheed martin, hpc, Data Center, VMware

China breaks ground on futuristic supercomputer complex

China has unveiled a sleek, ultra modern-appearing design for its new supercomputing center, apparently rejecting the windowless, boxy design of typical data center complexes with an architectural style -- including a saucer-shaped building -- that may reflect the country's broader supercomputing ambitions .

By Patrick Thibodeau | 30 November, 2010 22:14

Tags: Government use of IT, Mainframes and Supercomputers, Configuration / maintenance, IT in Government, hardware systems, government, Data Center

ViewSonic releases Android 2.2, Windows 7 tablets

Best known for its monitors, ViewSonic has burst onto the tablet PC market with two ViewPad models that run either Google’s Android or Windows 7.

By Rodney Gedda | 01 December, 2010 14:54

Tags: smartphones, Android, Windows 7, tablet PCs, viewsonic

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