Posts posted in August 2011
Alan Reiter's Wireless Web World 8/31/2011 12 comments
The US Justice Department hopes to block AT&T Mobility LLC's proposed purchase of T-Mobile USA Inc. for $39 billion. Hooray!
Security Clan Editor's Blog 8/31/2011 38 comments
WikiLeaks is defending itself against an anonymous hack attack. The irony is not hard to detect.
Todd Watson 8/31/2011 Post a comment
Big Blue plans to acquire a company named i2, which provides intelligence analytics for crime and fraud prevention.
Executive Clan Editor's Blog 8/31/2011 13 comments
Many US CEOs are paid too much, according to several sources. It may be time for companies to rethink their compensation strategy.
Joe Stanganelli 8/31/2011 39 comments
Google's authenticity policies for its new social network are more about "theatre" than the real deal.
Scott Koegler 8/31/2011 18 comments
New tools are making it easy to bring niche or custom publishing to the Internet.
Todd Watson 8/30/2011 1 comment
In light of recent disasters, natural and otherwise, businesses and individuals should be assessing their disaster recovery plans.
Todd Watson 8/30/2011 Post a comment
Jeopardy will broadcast an encore presentation of its 'Watson' episodes.
Alan Reiter's Wireless Web World 8/30/2011 Post a comment
AT&T Mobility LLC's LTE signals have been spotted in Atlanta or Chicago, although the network is probably just in the testing stage.
Editor's Blog 8/30/2011 32 comments
Concepts like Lift, the new network to come from Twitter's founders, suggest that the social Web is breeding more and more people in desperate need of public kudos.
Ron Miller 8/30/2011 57 comments
A breakdown in communications between Julian Assange and a former colleague has exposed the identity of US informants.
Christopher Olson 8/30/2011 40 comments
While it may be risky, there doesn't seem to be much evidence that it's terribly dangerous to participate on location-based social sites.
Editor's Blog 8/29/2011 27 comments
Hurricane Irene may not have been a Category 3, but Web users created content in her honor in three pertinent categories: the relevant, the incorrect, and the snarky.
Todd Watson 8/29/2011 4 comments
IBM introduced new software today to help companies transform themselves into social businesses.
Midmarket Clan Editor's Blog 8/29/2011 5 comments
The rapidly increasing importance of enterprise IT in front-office functions will inevitably lead to the day when CIO, CMO, and CEO functions are so intertwined that it may be hard to tell one from the other.
Todd Watson 8/29/2011 Post a comment
Turbo shares thoughts with Scott Laningham on recent news in the tech world.
Vineeta Shetty 8/29/2011 30 comments
Mobile measurement of heart rate, blood pressure, and other bodily elements is the subject of intensive new research.
Susan Fourtané 8/29/2011 60 comments
Anticipating a trend, Omena Hotels has launched hotel concierge services based on automated systems driven by a Web interface.
Alan Reiter's Wireless Web World 8/26/2011 Post a comment
It seems that Research In Motion may not support its BlackBerry email protocols on new devices.
Editor's Blog 8/26/2011 41 comments
Government Websites fell victim to too much traffic in advance of the impending hurricane, leaving East Coasters without access to critical information.
Joe Stanganelli 8/26/2011 37 comments
An "authentic" digital contract between Paul Ceglia and Mark Zuckerberg may, or may not, support Ceglia's claim to Facebook ownership.
Editor's Blog 8/26/2011 9 comments
The UK government seems to have dropped the threat to block social media against the backdrop of extensive use by police of Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr to identify, convict, and expose rioters.
Jason Mick 8/26/2011 26 comments
FreeRice.com sets up trivia games as a means of garnering donor support for rice to feed developing nations with hunger crises.
Todd Watson 8/25/2011 9 comments
Steve Jobs set a high standard for himself and for everyone around him, forcing other industries to up their game.
IT Clan Editor's Blog 8/25/2011 12 comments
An announcement today showcases a growing issue enterprise IT faces: integrating public and private clouds.
Alan Reiter's Wireless Web World 8/25/2011 Post a comment
Verizon Wireless will sell Intuit Inc.'s GoPayment mobile credit/debit card reader, highlighting progress in wireless payment gear.
Editor's Blog 8/25/2011 14 comments
The resignation of Steve Jobs as Apple's CEO for health reasons was widely anticipated. Nevertheless, it's an event of major symbolic impact and is bound to provoke reflection on Apple's long-term future.
Joe Stanganelli 8/25/2011 42 comments
A German official has ordered that all federal institutions within his state remove their Facebook pages and all Facebook plug-ins.
Executive Clan Editor's Blog 8/24/2011 17 comments
Despite high expectations of the burgeoning China Internet market, many firms have met disappointment and even failure in the People's Republic.
Ron Miller 8/24/2011 42 comments
Bulletin: This week, a NY judge actually ruled against the industry in an online music storage case that could have broad implications.
Todd Watson 8/24/2011 Post a comment
IBM and the University of Texas at Austin are announcing applied advanced analytics solutions to help with flood prevention.
Security Clan Editor's Blog 8/24/2011 15 comments
The vision of moving government to the cloud, with all the efficiencies and cost savings that would likely produce, is being hindered by understandable security concerns.
Paul Whyte 8/24/2011 65 comments
A new research study says workers who check Facebook and browse the Web at work may actually be more productive.
Editor's Blog 8/23/2011 18 comments
Facebook announced upcoming changes which will make it much clearer, at the posting interface, to tell who you're sharing your life with.
Ariella Brown 8/23/2011 17 comments
Participants in a new project look to sustain consistent power to datacenters using wind or solar power.
Todd Watson 8/23/2011 5 comments
HP may be exiting the PC market, but there's room for improvement in personal computers.
Editor's Blog 8/23/2011 25 comments
Facebook gets more unbearable by the day. Here are three things people are doing to make that so.
Joe Stanganelli 8/23/2011 7 comments
Recent motions in Facebook's legal wrangle with Paul Ceglia show the company's attorneys are posturing for the press.
Alan Reiter's Wireless Web World 8/22/2011 8 comments
In the wake of the recent Mid-Atlantic earthquake, at least one mobile network failed, but other mobile communications were helpful.
Editor's Blog 8/22/2011 45 comments
Teachers in Missouri are fighting back against a law prohibiting them from communicating with students privately online.
Midmarket Clan Editor's Blog 8/22/2011 4 comments
Skype's purchase of GroupMe opens up intriguing opportunities for the integration of its existing business telecommincations services with rapid group conferencing functions. It's a sign, too, that business meetings will increasingly migrate to the cloud.
Robert McGarvey 8/22/2011 28 comments
Citing First Amendement rights, the ACLU is calling out school districts for restricting student access to Websites deemed "inappropriate."
Ron Miller 8/22/2011 56 comments
A cheap smartphone manufactured in China and sold in Kenya just might give African nations an economic leg up.
Todd Watson 8/19/2011 5 comments
Turbo reflects on 20 years at IBM.
Editor's Blog 8/19/2011 32 comments
Looters in London need to be punished, but the UK needs to not overreact to the Web's involvement, or it will set an example for governments worldwide seeking to do the same.
Sean Gallagher 8/19/2011 25 comments
HP's sudden shift in mobile and PC strategies is a sign that we've reached a tipping point in how people access the Internet.
Alan Reiter's Wireless Web World 8/19/2011 12 comments
Hewlett-Packard's president and CEO Leo Apotheker yesterday showed he was ruled by Wall Street rather than guts and vision.
Scott Koegler 8/19/2011 8 comments
Diabetic footware retailer Medipeds revamped its Website design without having to swap out the underlying e-commerce software.
Editor's Blog 8/18/2011 19 comments
Researchers have discovered the use of stealth tracking technology, but the enterprises using them say they had no idea.
IT Clan Editor's Blog 8/18/2011 14 comments
The threat of insider tampering and sabotage seems to be rising; and naturally, it's become IT's responsibility to stem the tide.
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