ShoreTel buys Agito for mobile networking gear

ShoreTel has bought Agito Networks for its wireless technology that enables handsets to switch between Wi-Fi and cellular networks while attached to corporate networks.

By Tim Greene | 22 October, 2010 08:23

Tags: business issues, Wi-Fi, Mergers / acquisitions, Networking, ShoreTel buys Agito, wireless, acquisitions, WLANs / Wi-Fi, mergers, Shoretel, Agito Networks, corporate issues

iPhone gold rush still flowing for AT&T

Android phones may be all the rage right now, but for AT&T the Apple iPhone remains its more alluring gold mine.

By Brad Reed | 22 October, 2010 02:15

Tags: business issues, Networking, Phones, wireless, financial results, service providers, LAN & WAN, corporate issues, Apple, consumer electronics, Apple iPhones, at&t, smartphones

Older workers drive social networking in the office

Think those young workers, fresh out of college, all shiny and idealistic are driving the use of social networking at your company?

By Sharon Gaudin | 22 October, 2010 08:24

Tags: applications, Networking, software, Web 2.0 and Web Apps, collaboration, Facebook, Enterprise Web 2.0/Collaboration

Dell to release tablet with 10-inch screen next year

Dell is developing a tablet with a 10-inch screen that will be released next year as it tries to expand its presence in the handheld market, the company said Thursday.

By Agam Shah | 22 October, 2010 07:52

Tags: Dell, consumer electronics, Phones, hardware systems, smartphones, laptops, tablet PCs

Nokia uniting mobile app dev around Qt

Nokia is focusing on Qt (pronounced "cute") as the sole application development framework for its Symbian and MeeGo mobile phone platforms for both native and Web application development, the company said Thursday.

By Paul Krill | 22 October, 2010 11:00

Tags: Development frameworks, application development, Developer World, applications, symbian, telecommunication, Nokia, software, Mobilize, mobile, mobile applications

Linux kernel update adds brawn without bulk

A new update to the Linux kernel adds a raft of security features, driver support, and other enhancements without increasing the overall size of the kernel at all.

By Katherine Noyes | 22 October, 2010 10:58

Tags: unix, Linux, software, operating systems, non-Windows

HP's Slate 500 tablet goes on sale for $800

Hewlett-Packard on Friday said its highly anticipated Slate 500 tablet -- the company's first such device--is now available for purchase.

By Agam Shah | 22 October, 2010 13:24

Tags: HP Slate, HP, hardware systems, laptops, tablet PCs, HP Slate 500, Hewlett-Packard

Windows Phone 7's best chance: No phone is perfect

One of the big draws of Windows Phone 7, at least on paper, is its ability to connect with the Microsoft tools and apps such as such as Exchange, SharePoint and Office that are already ingrained at enterprises.

By Shane O'Neill | 22 October, 2010 06:29

Tags: applications, telecommunication, Microsoft, Mobile operating systems, software, mobile

Verizon Wireless readies LTE gear for businesses

CHICAGO -- Verizon Wireless and its partners will release new LTE devices for businesses and consumers in the first quarter of 2011 to take advantage of faster wireless speeds, including portable two-way videoconferencing gear that can be used by repairmen in the field to shorten repair times, a Verizon official said today.

By Matt Hamblen | 22 October, 2010 05:20

Tags: wireless networking, Mobile and Wireless, telecommunication, Networking, wireless, mobile, broadband, Verizon Wireless

AT&T posts revenue gain from mobile growth

AT&T on Thursday reported revenue of $US31.6 billion for the third quarter, up 2.8 per cent from the third quarter of 2009, with mobile data revenue and mobile subscriber gains from the iPhone driving the growth.

By Grant Gross | 22 October, 2010 01:41

Tags: business issues, Apple, telecommunication, at&t, financial results

Nokia's latest smartphones will get new features faster

Nokia is changing the way it updates smartphones based on the latest version of Symbian. Instead of receiving big upgrades, the products will be upgraded on a more continual, incremental basis, Nokia said on Thursday.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 22 October, 2010 01:44

Tags: consumer electronics, Phones, smartphones, Nokia

Adobe warns of Shockwave bug

Adobe warned Thursday of a critical bug in its Shockwave Player that affects both Windows and Macintosh PCs.

By Robert McMillan | 22 October, 2010 11:13

Tags: Shockwave Player, Adobe Systems, security, adobe, software, internet

IBM buys Clarity Systems for financial software

IBM said Thursday it has purchased financial governance software maker Clarity Systems. Terms were not disclosed.

By Chris Kanaracus | 22 October, 2010 02:38

Tags: business issues, document management, applications, Mergers / acquisitions, IBM, software, Financial / tax

Mining safety to be regulated under online scheme

The Australian Government is establishing a incident reporting database to improve the occupational safety and healthy of miners.

By Hamish Barwick | 22 October, 2010 12:37

Tags: incident reporting, regulatory compliance

Australian broadband speeds stagnant: Akamai

Australia’s internet speeds continue to lag behind the rest of the world, according to a new research report from Akamai.

By Lisa Banks | 22 October, 2010 12:25

Tags: Akamai Technologies, broadband speeds, akamai, broadband

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