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Windows Mobile worries mount as competition heats up

When Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer admitted publicly in September that the company did "screw up with Windows Mobile," many experts were left wondering how the mobile operating system can be fixed with the arrival of version 7 next year -- and beyond.

Written by Matt Hamblen26 Oct. 09 21:05

Android comes to an e-reader called Alex

Android is known for smartphones but the mobile platform will also power the new Alex e-reader from a Fremont, Calif., company called Spring Design.

Written by Matt Hamblen20 Oct. 09 08:05

App Store success could change software-buying habits

More than 2 billion applications have been downloaded from Apple Inc.'s App Store, with more than 85,000 apps available to 50 million-plus iPhone and iPod Touch owners worldwide

Written by Matt Hamblen29 Sept. 09 05:40

Qwest's Pieter Poll on why being a CTO is a dream job

Pieter Poll is Chief Technology Officer at US-based Qwest Communications International, which serves business customers nationally and residential customers in 14 western states with telephone, high-speed Internet, fiber-optic Internet and DirecTV services. The company is also serving as an agent for Verizon Wireless services. Poll talked about his career and the directions Qwest is taking.

Written by Matt Hamblen17 June 09 07:05

In tight times, IT managers more likely to postpone than cancel a project

IT managers have canceled outright fewer client computing projects during the recession than expected, preferring instead to postpone or scale them back, according to a Gartner Inc. survey of 475 IT administrators at large companies in nine countries.

Written by Matt Hamblen15 May 09 02:30

Cisco launches major green push with EnergyWise

Cisco System launched a major green initiative this week that includes free software to help customers use their networks to automatically turn off computers and network gear at night and whenever they aren't being used.

Written by Matt Hamblen28 Jan. 09 08:08

Internet, wireless hold up well on Inauguration Day

Streaming Internet video of the inauguration of President Barack Obama jammed Internet links and news Web sites, and wireless carriers reported a deluge of calls, but problems seemed to be minor.

Written by Matt Hamblen22 Jan. 09 11:42

Obama plans to keep his BlackBerry

President-elect Barack Obama told CNN he had a plan to "hang onto" his beloved BlackBerry, but did not explain how he would overcome legal and security concerns..

Written by Matt Hamblen19 Jan. 09 08:43

Nortel exec: Bankruptcy filing was in part to preserve $2.4B

One major reason why Nortel Networks Corp. filed for protection from its creditors in the U.S. and other countries today was to preserve $2.4 billion in cash, which the company plans to use to provide support and service its customers, Nortel's head of enterprise sales said Wednesday.

Written by Matt Hamblen15 Jan. 09 06:35