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Verizon Wireless is going into the cloud storage business for tablets and smartphones up against the likes of Dropbox. It ultimately expects to let customers transfer information between operating systems. The Verizon Cloud will roll out the service soon, starting with Android and ...
A panel of the six commissioners at the International Trace Commission Monday tossed out a Motorola claim that Apple’s iPhone 4 was in patent violation, foiling its attempt to get the widget banned in America. Motorola and its parent Google can appeal to the Federal Circuit and Googl...
Don’t expect Google Glass to be out anytime soon. Google’s globe-trotting chairman Eric Schmidt told the BBC that “It’s fair to say that thousands of these will be in use by developers over the next months, and then based on their feedback we will make some product changes, and it’s ...
Google’s proposal to the European Commission to resolve the long-standing antitrust charges against its vertical search activities involves labeling or setting off its own services to distinguish them from rival specialized search engines and showing links “to three rival specialized s...
Microsoft announced Tuesday that ZTE, one of the world’s biggest handset producers, had come to terms and signed a worldwide patent license agreement that will see Microsoft paid a royalty on all of the phones, tablets, computers and other devices the Chinese company makes that run Goo...
I would invite anyone in an IT department buried in demand for mobile apps to first take a look at Google Enterprise, before trying to develop everything yourself. There are many mobile capabilities already available in the Google world which are free to individuals and available free...
Space Monkey's beta started Wednesday. It's taking pre-orders for its P2P device on Kickstarter, where it's looking to raise money for the project. A pledge of $99 will fetch the widget, 1TB of space and a year's subscription. A pledge of $199 buys 2TB for a year. The number of devi...
Foxconn’s parent company Hon Hai, the world’s largest contract manufacturer, is going to pay Microsoft royalties on all the Android and Chrome widgets it makes including smartphones, tablets and televisions under the broad worldwide patent licensing agreement they’ve just cut. Hon Ha...
For readers not yet familiar with the acronym SMAC, it represents social, mobile, analytics and cloud. In this short video, Google demonstrates, through Google Enterprise, how companies can implement a SMAC strategy to improve the following: Improve meetings and collaboration Work b...
Google has reportedly offered to make minor changes to its web search engine to resolve its antitrust troubles with the European Commission and avoid a fine for allegedly manipulating its search results. The details of the concessions package it’s proposing are being kept a deep dark...
The convenience, efficiency and cost benefits cloud computing offers organizations has made moving healthcare data and records to the cloud make sense for hospitals, physicians and other healthcare providers. Security and data breaches are a concern for any industry utilizing the cloud...
A recent survey has shown that security policies and rules set down by IT departments are not just being ignored but having a bus driven through them by staff and senior executives, who wish to bring their own device to work so that they can do more, work smarter and be in touch all of...
Google has finally submitted a formal concession offer to the European Commission, which is now going to test-market them with complainants and competitors such as Microsoft. Google could emerge from the two-year antitrust investigation of its search practices without paying a fine. ...
Space Monkey, the Google-backed P2P start-up that intends to compete against Box and Dropbox not to mention the likes of Google Drive and SkyDrive, seems to be slowly pumping up publicity for its widget so maybe it’s getting close to its promised public beta if it can get the Kickstart...
Microsoft, Google, Nokia and the 14 other members of FairSearch.org have made an antitrust complaint against Google to the European Commission, hoping the regulator will quickly open an official investigation. The companies accuse Google of using the Android operating system, install...
GoGrid, a cloud infrastructure company, and Racemi, the moving company for the cloud, on Tuesday announced the availability of Cloud Path for GoGrid, a joint offering for migrating customers' existing server workloads to GoGrid's cloud platform free of charge. The Cloud Path software-...
Have you had a chance to review the full inventory of Google's solutions and apps lately? I have been working with many of them this week and am impressed with how Google is enabling enterprises to become true social businesses. It is very interesting how they are not just demonstratin...
Facebook Thursday addressed the mobile crisis that erupted when it went public 11 months ago and the two-year-old trend it’s among its users who are increasingly tuning into its site from mobile devices rather than PCs. It commandeered Google’s Android operating system and overlaid it...
Stagnant budgets, overwhelming data growth, and new user and application demands are just a few of the many challenges that are putting IT organizations under more pressure today than ever before. As a result, a new approach is required. In his session at the 12th International Cloud...
Concerns are raised every once in a while in the broader free and open source software community about freeloaders. The attitude expressed is that if you're getting the benefit of FOSS, you should contribute. Building a business on a FOSS project you don't own, whether you're providi...
No sooner had Google CEO Larry Page said that Android chief Andy Rubin would stop running the unit he created and that Android would be joined to the Chrome operation under Chrome boss Sundar Pichai than the company quietly said it’s breaking up its maps and commerce unit and that its ...
McAfee has announced the industry’s first white-listing security solution for Android embedded systems. McAfee Application Control for Android is the only security solution that resides in the Android operating system kernel. McAfee provides protection from the installation or exec...
iSCSI? No problem! Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V Server 2012 include native support for a software iSCSI initiator as well as MPIO ( Multipath IO ) for resiliency and load balancing of storage IO over multiple network paths. In this article, we’ll walk through the process of connec...
After taking giant bites out of Apple, Android chief Andy Rubin is apparently sated. He’s stepping away from his fiefdom, according to a blog post by Google CEO Larry Page, to look for something else to do inside of Google. Chrome and Apps chief Sundar Pichai, who turned down a job...
IDC has been watching the growing popularity of the smaller, lower-priced tablets. It found that one in two tablets that shipped this quarter had a screen measuring less than eight inches. It figures this strong trend is going to continue – strongly enough, in fact, for it to tickle ...
Google Apps Script is a cloud-based JavaScript environment that allows you to write powerful applications and workflows around Google Apps such as Gmail, Docs, Drive, and Sheets. The development is entirely within a browser and it's free and easy to get started. In his upcoming sessi...
Activist investor Carl Icahn, who was found last week to have accumulated 6% of Dell and is threatening to upset Michael Dell’s plans to take the company private, has signed a confidentiality pact with the company that will let him look at its books. The Blackstone Group has a simila...
Two years ago, my team decided to extend our community portal to become “a real”APM Community where members (both commercial and free products) can go to find help and educational content on all topics regarding Application Performance Management (APM). The most critical pieces to that...
Reports have resurfaced of Google starting a same-day delivery service in San Francisco called Google Shopping Express for local shops to rival Amazon’s ambitions for its Prime business. Couriers will evidently pick up the parcels. TechCrunch claims the service will cost somewhere ...
In this post, I will cover adoption - one of the key things to be aware of when you're aiming for high adoption levels is that without focus on the aforementioned requirements, adoption will be low. I've been writing these in order for a reason - in order to drive high adoption levels,...
Google and its subsidiary Motorola Mobility may have to break down and start paying Microsoft royalties on the IP Redmond claims is in Android like the rest of the Android ecosystem. That is if they want to keep Google Maps alive in Germany. FOSS Patents reported Thursday that the ...
Sharp, the big Apple supplier fighting for its life, is going to sell a roughly 3% position in itself to Samsung, which is an even bigger Apple supplier and one of Sharp’s biggest rivals. The price is reportedly about a cheap $112 million, below market value. Sharp is trying to cla...
The Red Chinese government doesn’t much care for the pervasiveness of Android-based smartphones in the country or the dependence of local R&D on Android and, according to a white paper put out by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, “While the Android system is open...
A Texas district court Wednesday upheld a jury verdict arrived at in November awarding Internet security firm VirnetX more than $368.2 million after it found Apple and its FaceTime video chat service infringed four virtual private networking patents designed to establish a secure conne...
Companies that need to improve application performance, for example, in server virtualization or VDI environments, frequently come to the conclusion that flash is the best strategy. SSD technology is becoming the "go to" solution for enhancing the performance of these kinds of critical...
Like Samsung, LG, HTC, Acer and Barnes & Noble before it, Nikon has signed up to pay Microsoft royalties for certain of its cameras running Android. The deal gives Nikon broad coverage under Microsoft’s patent portfolio. Microsoft said the agreement “demonstrates the value that bot...
Centrify has signed its biggest contract ever. Samsung has OEM’d Centrify’s Active Directory-based security and cloud identity technology intending to put the widgetry on millions of its notoriously insecure Android-based smartphones and tablets to out BlackBerry. BlackBerry is gene...
Flash storage array start-up Violin Memory is storing up greenbacks. According to an amended SEC filing made late last week it’s gotten $96.3 million out of what may become $130 million in new funding. All Things Digital reports hearing the financing was done at an implied valuatio...
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has evidently called in a few markers and persuaded some of his friends to stand up with him in his legal battle over Java against Google and its Android operating system. On Tuesday, the last day to file amicus briefs supporting Oracle’s appeal of the distri...
When people think of "compliance" from a Microsoft SharePoint perspective, it can mean a lot of things to a lot of different people. Every organization will have different considerations for compliance: Essentially, which regulations they need to comply with according to their specific...