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Hours before Google was due to trot out its Nexus One Google Phone Tuesday, Apple sent out a statement saying that more than three billion apps have been downloaded in the roughly 18 months that its iTunes App Store has been open. Reminding Google who’s king of the hill, Apple CEO ...
IDC, the tech industry analysts, have come out with their predictions for 2010 – and it’s a model that heavily involves the development and growth of the Cloud. First some general IT industry forecasts: growth is expected to return to the IT industry, and IDC is forecasting a mo...
MySQL creator Monty Widenius’ petition to stop Oracle from getting the MySQL open source database along with Sun Microsystems had collected more than 13,600 signatures on Sunday, the day before Widenius has promised to start circulating the results to “regulators, governmental bodies, ...
I received an Amazon Kindle for Xmas. It wasn’t a surprise as I put it on the Xmas list my family insisted I provide. My wife had me order it with her credit card to make sure it was exactly what I wanted. The order was placed at the beginning of December to ensure it [...]
In an effort to save a lot of pain and suffering for those people who don’t want to read an incredibly long blog post, I have a nice little summary table.  The predictions run the gamut of my personal and professional interests, so they may not be 100% interesting to all people. ...
For Huntsman it is all about your moral compass. You know what is right, and your moral compass will help you keep in the right direction. There is no excuse for a man (or woman) to do what is wrong – no excuse. Huntsman’s final lesson was to treat people with respect. Nothing specia...
Global small businesses can use local business listings on the Internet as a yellow page alternative and to be more easily located by mobile local consumers. Internet based Local business listings are free through the major search engines and display in search results, as well as on m...
In the ten years since Real Simple Syndication (RSS) has been invented, it has been one of the most significant technologies that Rodney Dangerfield would say “got no respect.” Providing the connective glue behind most social media, linking various Web sites for automatical...
I just can't help but share more technology forecasts for 2010, as it is January 1, 2010. Dan Grabham and the team from TechRadar put together some quality thoughts and I've included some of those and others below. First, let's address mobile phones during 2010. "It's the beginning ...
2010 will bring a load of new gadgets, technology, and advancements for consumers and enterprises alike.  Microsoft is releasing Office 2010, Apple is releasing their new Tablet (iTablet), NVIDIA is releasing their “GeForce 3XX” series of graphics cards, SSD’s will be...
2010 will undoubtedly be a year of technology innovation. In 2009, Twitter revolutionized the way we get news, it brought us closer to those who were a part of the news, almost making traditional media irrelevant. I don’t know who (or what) will be the Twitter of 2010, but below...
OWASP AppSec DC 2009 had a compelling session that defined cloud taxonomies and the security implications associated with the cloud computing. Set of virtualized components that can be assembled to build a application. Amazon EC2, Rackspace, Opsource, and GoGrid are examples of IaaS w...
We have all the tools for securing information in a Cloud: establishing trust through identity, data privacy through encryption, and content integrity through signatures. We are overly focused on Cloud Computing Security issues and less on reliability. This is all about to change. Foll...
McAfee Inc. (NYSE:MFE) today unveiled its 2010 Threat Predictions report. McAfee Labs believes cybercriminals will target social networking sites and third-party applications, use more complex Trojans and botnets to build and execute attacks, and take advantage of HTML 5 to create emer...
Gladinet (http://www.gladinet.com) has announced the release of Cloud Desktop v1.4.2. This version adds the soon-to-be-released Microsoft Windows Azure platform to the list of cloud storage providers that the service platform supports. Cloud Desktop, which provides an Internet-based vi...
Two consumer groups today asked the Federal Trade Commission to block Google's $750 million deal to buy AdMob, a mobile advertising company, on anti-trust grounds. In addition, the groups said, the proposed acquisition raises privacy concerns that the Commission must address. In a join...
Web 2.0 may not have a clear-cut definition but irrespective of which way you look at it (there are 3 different ways of looking at web 2.0), it is about the behavior of complex system, it is about collective intelligence and it is about emergence. The fundamental principles governing s...
There has been a lot of discussion lately around the benefits of so called "economies of scale" found in the cloud. This scale has been described as a main driver for those choosing to use remote cloud computing services and infrastructure rather then using your own. The discussion usu...
The message from the VC community is clear – "don't waste our seed money on network and server equipment." The message from the US Government CIO was clear – the US Government will consolidate data centers and start moving towards cloud computing. The message from the software and hard...
Progress Software Corporation on Tuesday announced results for its fourth quarter ending November 30, 2009. On a generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis, revenue for the quarter was $136.8 million, down 2 percent (5 percent at constant currency) from $139.4 million in the...
Microsoft’s Bing search engine inched up to claim 10.3% of the U.S. market in November, up 0.4% sequentially, while Yahoo took more lumps and fell to 17.5%, down 1% sequentially and down 2.6% since May, according to comScore with Google lengths ahead at 65.6%, up 0.6% since May. The nu...
The Glide Browser OS for Microsoft Internet Explorer is available for download. Glide transforms the Microsoft Internet Explorer into a Browser OS with a complete application suite fully compatible with Microsoft Office and 20GBs of free storage. Glide equips Microsoft Explorer with au...
During this morning’s IAC breakfast, discussing “Transparency, Collaboration and Web 2.0”, a panelist made a very interesting point. While the US Federal Government’s use of Internet social media services and cloud-based information-sharing applications is well underway, albeit at the ...
Your company’s online popularity, reputation and ultimately success is derived from two core things – what you say, and what others say about you. Let’s address these communication elements as “attributed source information” (ASI). “Attributed” from the perspective that there is in fac...
PlayPennies, a brand new website for money-wise parents is the latest addition to the HotUKDeals network. PlayPennies (http://www.playpennies.com) brings all of the latest deals, cheapest bargains, competitions and free offers to one central point. From toys to clothes to gadgets ...
Every year since I founded my company, Reach, in 2001, I've made predictions about how the world of personal branding will evolve in the coming year. Here are my top 10 for 2010. 1. Video, Video, Video 2. Hiring Process 3. Branded Partners
Atlassian, maker of software development and collaboration tools, announced the release of JIRA Studio 2.0, a hosted, fully-integrated suite of tools for development teams. Studio 2.0 now includes JIRA 4, the latest version of Atlassian's popular issue tracker, and Bamboo, a continuous...
Yankee Group today unveiled its annual predictions, projecting that 2010 will be a year of rebuilding for the communications sector. While the economic crisis has permanently changed how consumers, enterprises and network builders approach connectivity, the report, “From Crisis Comes O...
Spreadtrum and Lenovo Mobile, in a highly collaborative technical partnership, jointly developed Lenovo O1. This new handset runs on the China Mobile led developed Intelligent Terminal software platform - the OPhone platform. Lenovo 01 uses Spreadtrum's TD-SCDMA/HSDPA / GSM / GPRS / ED...
Techcrunch reports that Google has some implicit suggestions about newspapers, based on the drop-down suggestions it gives when you begin a search with "Newspapers are." It's a nice example of the hive mind at work. But check out the first suggestion Google gives you if you type "Cloud...
Microsoft and Yahoo have reportedly hammered out the final terms of their 10-year counter-Google search deal ahead of big foot-dragging Justice Department-European Commission regulatory approval sometime next year. They still hope to close in early 2010. As previously reported Bing wil...
The recent launch of Google's real-time search engine is set to have a positive impact on the social media marketing industry and improve the results of campaigns according to Reality Digital, the leading provider of social networking software for brands and businesses. Google real-tim...
Henry David Thoreau once wrote: "The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation". Much the same can be said of the multitude of users struggling with open source reporting and analysis tools like Mondrian or Jaspersoft. The difference, of course, if that those folks happen to be prett...
Oh, my sainted aunt. Google thought about buying the New York Times, according to Barron’s, which got it from somebody else’s interview with Ken Auletta, author of Google: The End of the World as We Know It. Reportedly the hands of Google co-founder Larry Page and CEO Eric Schmidt were...
Apparently Google Gears ain’t gonna stick around that long. Google Apps will eventually get their offline access from HTML5, the standard-revision-in-progress, and hence the functionality will be built in rather than added on, according to a piece in the Los Angeles Times. Google told ...
In response to Opera’s complaints Microsoft has reportedly modified the proposed ballot screen that’s supposed to get it out from under the European Commission’s latest antitrust charges. Rather than be inside Internet Explorer, the ballot screen offering Windows users alternatives to ...
AGORACOM, a leading online financial community focusing on the small-cap and mid-cap markets, today announced the official opening of the AGORACOM Online Gold & Commodities Conference. Open to investors around the world, the conference will feature online presentations from 30 public c...
In the six months we've been using Ulitzer, the platform has definitely demonstrated its value in the delivery of true publishing synergy with new media. Through it, we have built an effective, responsive and fiscally conservative customer outreach program. Industry thought leadership,...
The Microsoft-Yahoo deal got approved by regulators in Canada and Australia. The Justice Department and the European Commission are reviewing the plan.
Mozilla’s revenues – that’s the Mozilla Foundation and all subsidiaries – did $78.6 million last year, up 5%. As a gauge, its 2007 over 2006 was up 12%. Most of the money comes from Google of course though now it has its own browser, plus Yahoo, Amazon and eBay. Its deal with Google ru...