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Speedy broadband deployment pitched to FCC

Broadband deployment can happen faster in the U.S. if government agencies remove some road blocks, several members of the telecom industry told the U.S. Federal Communications Commission Wednesday.

By Grant Gross | 10 February, 2011 08:16

Tags: Olympia Snowe, telecommunication, Julius Genachowski, regulation, Matthew Hussey, U.S. General Services Administration, mobile, U.S. Postal Service, broadband, LBA Group, Lawrence Behr, TW Telecom, U.S. Federal Communications Commission, government, Rochelle Jones

HP launches first run at the tablet market

Hewlett-Packard rolled out its debut entrant into the red-hot tablet market, the HP Touchpad, as well as two new smartphones -- all running the latest version of the webOS acquired last year when it bought Palm.

By James Niccolai | 10 February, 2011 06:58

Tags: consumer electronics, smartphones, hardware systems, Phones, software, tablet PCs, laptops, operating systems, Hewlett-Packard

Departure of AMD executives points to strategy shift

Advanced Micro Devices on Wednesday announced a flurry of moves, including the departure of two senior executives, which analysts said was part of an internal cleanup effort as the company searches for a new CEO.

By Agam Shah | 10 February, 2011 06:10

Tags: business issues, personnel, Advanced Micro Devices

Microsoft names new server and tools president

Microsoft has appointed its online services veteran, Satya Nadella, to head its US$15 billion server and tools business, the company announced Wednesday.

By Joab Jackson | 10 February, 2011 05:07

Tags: business issues, personnel, Microsoft

'Burning' memo from Nokia's Elop sets stage for OS shake-up

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has compared the company's current situation to standing on a burning oil platform in the North Sea. Nokia must decide how it is going to change its behavior, or perish in the flames as its platform burns, Elop wrote in a memo to employees.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 10 February, 2011 01:36

Tags: consumer electronics, smartphones, Nokia, Phones, Android, Phone applications

Oracle issues emergency Java patch

Oracle has issued an emergency patch for a Java vulnerability that can cause systems to hang and that can be exploited by remote attackers without authentication.

By Chris Kanaracus | 10 February, 2011 01:31

Tags: patches, application development, Languages and standards, security, software, Exploits / vulnerabilities, Oracle

Microsoft update offers an easier way to turn off autoruns

Microsoft's latest round of patches released on Tuesday includes an optional update that will shut off the "autorun" capability for users of older Windows operating systems, a move the company has made to reflect the resurgence of worms carried on removable media.

By Jeremy Kirk | 10 February, 2011 00:03

Tags: patches, Microsoft, security, Windows, software, operating systems, Exploits / vulnerabilities, malware

Etisalat distances itself from Indian mobile license scam

Telecommunications operator Etisalat has distanced itself from an alleged scam in the allocation of second-generation (2G) mobile network licenses in India, after an Indian agency arrested a key executive of its Indian joint venture.

By John Ribeiro | 09 February, 2011 22:31

Tags: telephony, telecommunication, Etisalat, regulation, government, Swan Telecom

Taiwanese PC makers see Q1 snags after Intel recall

Taiwan's top computer makers such as Acer and Asustek expect dips in first-quarter shipments as they stop early sales of units containing potentially flawed chipsets recalled by Intel.

By Ralph Jennings | 09 February, 2011 20:22

Tags: hardware systems, desktop pcs, Components, laptops, processors, intel, Asustek Computer, acer, Motherboards, Gigabyte Technology

India arrests top executive of Etisalat joint venture

India’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested the vice-chairman of Etisalat DB Telecom, a mobile services joint venture.

By John Ribeiro | 09 February, 2011 18:38

Tags: telephony, Etisalat DB Telecom, telecommunication, Etisalat, regulation, DB Realty, government

Annual Taipei game show targets China

An annual show in Taipei this year will roll out games geared toward the fast-growing and potentially lucrative China online market, event organizers said on Wednesday.

By Ralph Jennings | 09 February, 2011 17:44

Tags: Microsoft, games, online services, sony

Nine data warehousing trends for the CIO

Gartner has issued the following missive to CIOs: Familiarise yourself with key data warehousing trends and how they will impact the technology deployed to deliver business analytics during 2011 and 2012.

By Georgina Swan | 09 February, 2011 17:13

Tags: in-memory processing, in-memory computing, Gartner, bi, database management systems, business analytics, business intelligence

Telstra results to be a “negative nightmare”: Exetel chief

Exetel chief John Linton has predicted a “negative nightmare” ahead of Telstra’s December half-year results announcement.

By Tim Lohman | 09 February, 2011 16:45

Tags: Exetel, internode, Telstra

iiNet confirms head office staff cuts

Perth-based service provider iiNet (ASX:IIN) has confirmed a number of redundancies have been offered to staff, largely at the company’s head office, as part of a wider review of staff structure.

By James Hutchinson | 09 February, 2011 16:05

Tags: ASX:IIN, Steve Dalby, iiNet, optus

Legend sights bright side to floods

Memory and semiconductor manufacturer Legend Corporation (ASX:LGD) is one of the first Australian IT companies to signal that it stands to benefit from infrastructure rebuilding efforts following January’s floods.

By Tim Lohman | 09 February, 2011 15:49

Tags: legend corporation, ASX:LGD, Queensland floods, financial results

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