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For many IT managers, this is still a bit of a shock. Sure, most companies stopped a long time ago featuring their data center on a raised floor behind glass, right next to their reception area, but for many IT professionals a trip to the company data center still feels a little bit li...
Online content, and the searching of it, is often thought to be a nice "green" way of finding information and learning things. But how green is it really? The Personal Digital Footprint Calculator, based on research from IDC and sponsored by EMC, determines the rate at which you create...
Once again I thought this was one of the best TechWaves in years. Better than last year's, which was good. Having my laptop crash on me when I'm scheduled to do four sessions wasn't pleasant and took the edge off of it for me. Otherwise, it might have been a real blast. Location – I'm ...
Microsoft, which spent $6 billion on aQuantive and was chasing Yahoo for its ads before it came to a dead stop, has been supporting - as in helping write - legislation in New York and Connecticut that would regulate the data that companies like Yahoo and Google collect for targeted adv...
There's only a Google logo, the words 'Google has acquired Zenter' and a pointer to a Google blog left on the web site of the precocious six-month-old start-up said to have software for creating online, viewer-polling slide presentations, assets that are supposed to embellish the piece...
David Seruyange pointed me to a great presentation by Yahoo! Javascript Architect Douglas Crockford on software quality. At least, 'Quality' is the title of the presentation, but in fact Crockford gives a wonderful history lesson, showing how we got to where we are today. This is a 48-...
heading up the following: (1) domestic and international theatrical releaseof the 14 owned feature films; (2) sale of licensed merchandise; (3)acquisition/licensure of film libraries; and (4) development of content formajor studios, home video, satellite and cable companies.
At the end of each year, when SYS-CON informally polls its globe-girdling network of software developers, industry executives, commentators, investors, writers, and editors, our question is always the same: where's the industry going next year?
At the end of each year, when SYS-CON informally polls its globe-girdling network of software developers, industry executives, commentators, investors, writers, and editors, our question is always the same: where's the industry going next year?
At the end of each year, when SYS-CON informally polls its globe-girdling network of software developers, industry executives, commentators, investors, writers, and editors, our question is always the same: where's the industry going next year?
At the end of each year, when SYS-CON informally polls its globe-girdling network of software developers, industry executives, commentators, investors, writers, and editors, our question is always the same: where's the industry going next year?
At the end of each year, when SYS-CON informally polls its globe-girdling network of software developers, industry executives, commentators, investors, writers, and editors, our question is always the same: where's the industry going next year?
At the end of each year, when SYS-CON informally polls its globe-girdling network of software developers, industry executives, commentators, investors, writers, and editors, our question is always the same: where's the industry going next year?
This Yahoo internal document by Brad Garlinghouse (a Yahoo senior vice president) is a tremendous read. Brad started by stating his love for Yahoo, for example: I proudly bleed purple and, yellow everyday! And like so many people here, I love this company Then he bluntly outlines the b...
'For the first time, magazine content can be updated immediately and easily,' says Mitch Pirtle, CEO of JamboWorks. 'The days of paying high contractor fees or employing expensive technical staff to make minor updates are over. JamboZine is easy to use, powerful, flexible, scalable and...
With wireless carriers like Verizon Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Cingular now vying for each other's business in a highly competitive market, while consumers play wireless carriers off one another to get the best rate plans and features, survival in the wireless world requires wirel...
According to Juniper Research, a respected technology industry resource relied upon by Wall Street, wireless gambling will generate as much as $18BN annually by 2008. Much of this growth will come from 'SMS-TV' - the same technology fans of FOX-TV's American Idol have been enjoying eve...
Today LG Mobile Phones and Cingular Wireless introduced the LG F9100, the first handset from LG Mobile Phones designed to provide wireless users with a convenient instant messaging experience. The F9100 allows easy typing and constant access to all of the most popular IM applications.
Mobile phones are the success story of the last five years. While budgets are cut across the IT industry and companies are increasingly looking to do more with what they've got, mobile technologies continue to buck the trend and investment in wireless infrastructure and devices increas...
Operators who take SMS seriously will stand a much greater chance at succeeding with next-generation data services. The global market for SMS-based services has undergone a significant expansion during the past year.
We first began following David Steinberg two years ago (WBT, Vol. 1, issue 3) when he launched InPhonic with former Apple and Pepsi CEO, John Sculley.
As much as a parent might be beguiled by the acronyms that teenagers use when texting to each other, MNOs definitely are not. Handsets nowadays are building on SMS 'speak' by integrating the truncated phrases into their phones so messages can be sent by pressing a single key on their h...
Fueled by the popularity of reality TV and the immense success of text messaging worldwide, the American market is embracing mass media as a catalyst for SMS usage. One innovative solution has paired AT&T Wireless and 'American Idol' in a promotion that is taking the U.S. by storm.
'American Idol' appears to be the first major television production in the U.S. to capitalize on a target audience that falls into the category of 'technology-savvy youth.' By all accounts, the results are impressive. By April 9, AT&T was able to claim their one millionth vote via text...
By banding together via aggregators, lots of smaller companies can make a proposition the operators can't ignore. One of the most frustrating experiences for mobile content or service providers is negotiating a profitable channel to market with mobile operators. The negotiation process...