Apple to kill Palm Pre iTunes media sync again?

It's that time again. Apple has distributed electronic invites to notify all the cool kids that a major company event is being held in San Francisco tomorrow.

Written by Al Sacco09 Sept. 09 03:29

The best time to negotiate an outsourcing contract

The final months of an IT services contract are an ideal time for outsourcing customers to negotiate with their vendors for improvements in price and service quality. As the deal end-date approaches, the customer wields more power than at any other point in the relationship since the client can seriously consider alternatives without the threat of termination fees or other penalties.

Written by Stephanie Overby09 Sept. 09 02:21

Cloud backlash: you can't call the whole thing off

I am privileged to co-chair the SDForum Cloud Services SIG. This SIG, which Tibco graciously hosts in its Silicon Valley facility (directly across the street from VMware's HQ, I might add), is fortunate with its location-it attracts a fascinating range of speakers from innovative startups to large established technology powerhouses, all presenting on their cloud computing products, services, and plans. So I was a bit taken aback at the last meeting, when, during the pre-presentation networking, one attendee told me "I'm starting an anti-cloud company."

Written by Bernard Golden09 Sept. 09 00:44

Aussie mobile app developer tops Blackberry downloads

Australian mobile app developer BigTinCan has a hit on its hands with its locally developed Blackberry application, BuzzMe, taking the number one spot globally for sales.

Written by Georgina Swan08 Sept. 09 14:26

Wordpress puts RSS in the cloud for real time updates

Popular content management system and blogging platform Wordpress has turned on support for a new technology that enables people to receive push notifications of feed updates on Web sites and blogs.

Written by Georgina Swan08 Sept. 09 14:00

ICT graduates not work ready: survey

A recent Australian ICT graduate survey indicates that 70 per cent of respondents wish they had done more hands-on work experience while studying, highlighting the importance employers place on practical industry experience.

Written by Computerworld Staff08 Sept. 09 13:40

The 3 hardest things about working anywhere, anytime

Working in a truly location independent way sounds enticing but impossible. However, the stuff most people think is hard can be easy. And the stuff people think will be easy is hard.

Written by Mike Elgan08 Sept. 09 13:23

Pearson Australia on hunt for CIO

Media and education company Pearson Australia Group is on the hunt for a CIO following the creation of the new role to oversee the transformation of its information services.

Written by Tim Lohman08 Sept. 09 10:44

CFO World Reader Survey

Help us deliver the content that you want on CFO World and you could win one of five bottles of Veuve Clicquot champagne, just in time for the holiday break!

Written by 08 Sept. 09 09:53

Mobile ad players Mercury, m.Net announce merger

Mobile marketing and content providers Mercury Mobility and m.Net Corporation have agreed to merge in a deal worth some 105,000,000 m.Net shares.

Written by Rodney Gedda08 Sept. 09 08:01

Microsoft pips Google to secure student email deal at Curtin

Western Australia-based Curtin University of Technology will soon begin its roll-out of Microsoft’s Live@edu hosted email platform, taking over 192,252 students and alumni across 11 global campuses, into the cloud for a future collaborative learning environment.

Written by Kathryn Edwards08 Sept. 09 08:00

Google tries to assuage EU doubters of its US Books deal

As the European Union examines a U.S. deal between Google and publishers, the company made concessions on Monday designed to address concerns its book digitization project has raised in Europe.

Written by Paul Meller08 Sept. 09 07:47

Google's departing China boss opens $US115M investment fund

Kai-Fu Lee, who left his job as Google's China head last week, launched an angel investment fund on Monday that aims to cultivate three to five new high-tech companies per year in China.

Written by Owen Fletcher08 Sept. 09 05:25

Spotify iPhone app approved: Apple relaxing rules?

Monday appears to mark an important Apple App Store milestone with the introduction of a European digital music service app called Spotify Mobile that competes squarely with iTunes. In the past Apple has barred programs from its App Store it viewed as offering features that duplicate functionality already available on the iPhone such as Google Voice.

Written by Daniel Ionescu08 Sept. 09 05:22

Firefox 4.0 to arrive late 2010

Mozilla recently released a product roadmap with a number of new details on what the foundation is hoping to release between now and the end of 2010, including information on when to expect the next major iteration of Firefox.

Written by Chris Brandrick08 Sept. 09 05:19

E-mail campaign services can save costs

You could spend a lot of time creating e-mail newsletters and promotions, only to take even longer trying to manage lists and send everything out. Forget trying to send to Outlook groups; spend a little extra, and go with an e-mail campaign service. You'll make up the difference in your labor costs and valuable tracking results that can hone your next mailing.

Written by Zack Stern08 Sept. 09 05:10

Free online invoicing tool boosts productivity

Invoice management is crucial for any business. But especially if you're just starting out, you might be tempted to save a few dollars on an invoicing application by submitting bills as Word docs or other text files. Don't waste your time trying to invent your own payment system. A free, server-based tool could be all you need.

Written by Zack Stern08 Sept. 09 05:07

Master your own (Internet) domain

Seinfeld episodes notwithstanding, buying a domain name may be easy, but managing the domain and making smart technology decisions is another story. Let's take a look at the steps and decisions involved in setting up Web and e-mail hosting accounts for your a domain.

Written by David Strom08 Sept. 09 05:02

Gestures set to shake up mobile user interfaces

Touch screens have changed the way people use mobile phones dramatically. But gesture controls, augmented reality and larger screen sizes are about to change habits even more, according to mobile interface expert Christian Lindholm.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs07 Sept. 09 23:34
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