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Updated: Google adds, retracts support for Australian paid Android apps

Google has denied granting support to Australian developers to submit paid applications to the Android Market.

By James Hutchinson | 02 September, 2010 11:47

Tags: application development, Google, mobility, Android, smartphones, android market

NBN wholesale pricing still up in the air

Potential revenue inflow for the company charged with rolling out Labor’s National Broadband Network (NBN) remains up in the air as it continues to negotiate final wholesale pricing with the industry watchdog.

By James Hutchinson | 02 September, 2010 17:11

Tags: accc, national broadband network, National Broadband Network (NBN), NBN, Mike Quigley

Local Sybase offices wait for global green light

A month after SAP finalised the $US5.8 billion acquisition of mobility and data warehousing company Sybase, local offices are waiting for the proverbial green light to begin integration.

By James Hutchinson | 02 September, 2010 15:12

Tags: software development, SAP, business, sybase

Sony eReaders to hit Australia in September

Sony has announced that it will partner with retail chain Borders to bring several of its eReaders to Australia.

By Renai LeMay | 02 September, 2010 15:06

Tags: ereaders, sony

3Par faces lawsuit as bidding war continues

3Par, which is already the subject of a bidding war between Hewlett-Packard and Dell, is now among a group of companies being sued by Crossroads Systems for patent infringement.

By Nancy Gohring | 02 September, 2010 09:04

Tags: business issues, 3PAR, Dell, intellectual property, storage, legal, patent, Hewlett-Packard

Fujitsu says green IT services can cut bills by 20 percent

Most of the talk about IT energy efficiency has focused on the data center, but office equipment like PCs and printers can offer plenty of opportunity to cut costs as well. Fujitsu is rolling out some new services Wednesday that aim to help companies tackle both areas at once, and it claims they can reduce a company's IT energy bills by 20 percent on average.

By James Niccolai | 02 September, 2010 04:00

Tags: Green data center, green IT, Fujitsu, environment

Google technologist derides Oracle's lack of developer focus

When it bowed out of the JavaOne conference this year, Google cited Oracle's lawsuit over Java use in Google Android. But one Google technologist suggests a second possible reason for Google's reticence: Oracle's lack of focus on developers.

By Joab Jackson | 02 September, 2010 04:42

Tags: Development tools, business issues, application development, Google, java, software, Oracle

ActiveState prepares Python for databases

ActiveState has updated its distributions of the Python programming language so that they provide developers easier access to databases, as well as new ways of creating GUIs (Graphical User Interfaces), the company announced Wednesday.

By Joab Jackson | 02 September, 2010 05:16

Tags: ActiveState, Languages and standards, python, application development, applications, databases, software, mysql, Development tools

Acer revs up Android with new smartphones

Acer has entered the local smartphone market in a big way with five new handsets available, all running variations of Google's Android operating system.

By Rodney Gedda | 02 September, 2010 04:46

Tags: smartphones, Android, acer, Ferrari

Firefox 3.6 becomes number two browser as IE6 declines

The data from the Net Applications for browser market share in August show that Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8 continues to lead overall and outpace all competitors in growth. Even better news is that Internet Explorer 6--the archaic and insecure browser that refuses to die--is losing ground.

By Tony Bradley | 02 September, 2010 08:34

Tags: browser security, applications, Microsoft, browsers, software, internet, mozilla

Brocade set to unveil 100G Ethernet

Brocade will soon unveil 100Gbps Ethernet additions to its switching and routing product line, in what the company claims is its most significant Ethernet/IP product rollout since acquiring Foundry Networks in 2008.

By Jim Duffy | 02 September, 2010 08:27

Tags: Ethernet Switch, hardware systems, LAN & WAN, foundry networks

Alcatel-Lucent buys mobile apps dev-tool vendor OpenPlug

Alcatel-Lucent has acquired OpenPlug, the creator of ELIPS Studio, a tool that allows developers write an application once, and then translate it into native code that can run on iPhones and Android-based smartphones.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 01 September, 2010 20:18

Tags: Development tools, application development, alcatel-lucent, Phones, software, Components, Phone applications

Check Point bolsters VMware security

Check Point's Security Gateway software is now available in a virtual edition that is compatible with VMware virtual environments.

By Tim Greene | 02 September, 2010 00:49

Tags: virtualization, Configuration / maintenance, security, Microsoft, hardware systems, software, Gateway, Data Center, VMware

Blackberry loses more ground to Apple and Android

In a continuing trend, more businesses are shifting loyalties from Blackberry to iPhones and Android devices as the relative newcomers make inroads into the corporate world. Three-quarters of the 200 businesses surveyed in the United States and the U.K in the study reported that their employees are choosing other than Blackberry, Sanford C. Bernstein Ltd. reported to Bloomberg. The number was 83 percent for U.S. companies.

By Barbara E. Hernandez | 02 September, 2010 08:33

Tags: research in motion, apple iphone, consumer electronics, NPD, nielsen, Phones, Cell Phones, smartphones, RIM BlackBerry, Apple

Blue Coat brings in new CEO

Blue Coat Systems has brought in a new CEO, spinning the change as a way to free up outgoing boss Brian Nesmith from the daily grind of managing the company to instead work on product strategy.

By Tim Greene | 02 September, 2010 02:23

Tags: application management, blue coat, security, Networking, infrastructure management, software, avocent, system management, management

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