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  • News: Cox to sell spectrum to Verizon for $315M

    Cox Communications plans to sell wireless spectrum licenses covering 28 million U.S. residents to Verizon Wireless for US$315 million, becoming the latest cable operator to join with Verizon for mobile services.

  • Opinion: Understanding the Solar Roller Coaster -- What's Really Going On?

    If one were to mold their view of the solar industry simply by what they read in the media headlines, it would be tough to believe that solar is an industry with substantial future growth potential. I know, I know....the old saying goes 'Don't judge a book by its cover', and I guess the same can be said for an industry -- don't judge an industry by its headlines. But it's hard not to. Solar headlines these days seem to focus on reduced margins, organizational restructuring, incentives cuts, and price erosion. So what's really going on with Solar?

  • News: House committee postpones action on SOPA

    The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee has postponed further debate on the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) until after Congress' holiday break.

  • News: Timeline: RIM's very bad year

    You get the feeling that executives in Research in Motion will especially relish singing "Should old acquaintance be forgot" this year.

  • News: Security roundup: Security concerns slam Google Apps rollout in LA; 760 companies and research institutions hacked?

    The Los Angeles City Council has voted to halt efforts to bring the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) into the Google Apps services used by 17,000 other Los Angeles employees.

  • News: Top 10 Stories of 2011 From CIO.com

    Whether you were looking for ways to be better at your job, seeking advice for making mobile devices safe and efficient within the enterprise or brushing up on Facebook privacy, CIO.com helped you stay a step ahead of your colleagues in 2011.

  • News: Dell pulls back from netbook market

    Dell has confirmed that it has ceased production of its Inspiron Mini netbook computer, in effect ending its pursuit of the receding netbook market, at least for consumer sales.

  • News: How to Increase IT Staff Skills

    Scenario We are just finishing a two-year redesign of our job families, and we're now ready to look at other support structures that help lock in both technical and soft skills. I have a variety of pilot mentorship programs and am starting two summer projects to create a development activities guide and an improved onboarding program. The last piece in the puzzle is an experiential job rotation program for my 300 staff and managers. For staff, rotating to a different job for a set amount of time could let them practice new skills and get a realistic preview of what a new job would entail. For managers, job rotations would give them greater appreciation for the challenges of other parts of IT and foster more efficiency when working across teams.

  • Opinion: CyanogenMod Drops Samsung Vibrant Support, Citing Inability to Dial 911

    If you've got a Samsung Vibrant and are waiting for CyanogenMod, don't hold your breath: The team responsible for bringing CyanogenMod to the Vibrant has completely dropped custom software support for the phone. The team says that the phone can't dial 911 while running on their custom Android build.

  • News: Samsung files four more patent claims against Apple

    Samsung Electronics filed four additional patent claims against Apple on Friday in a German court while also going to trial over three other patents that the Korean company alleges are infringed by Apple.

  • News: Amazon admits to selling lots of Kindles

    Amazon announced on Thursday that it's selling a million Kindles a week, and has done so for the past three weeks. Given the company's past refusal to say how many Kindles it's selling, this is big news... but things are still not as clear as you might think.

  • News: Skyrim Fans Compile List Of The Greatest Unofficial Achievements

    You're going to have a hard time finding a more well-received game in 2011 than Skyrim, the fifth installment in Bethesda Softworks' Elder Scrolls series. It's an RPG that drops you in a vast, fantastic world and affords you free reign to do pretty much whatever you feel like. Buy houses, brew potions, become the Archmage or just hunt bandits; no matter what you're into, chances are you can find plenty of interesting things to accomplish in Skyrim.

  • News: Adobe patches two actively exploited vulnerabilities in Reader and Acrobat

    Adobe Systems has released Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.4.7 in order to patch two vulnerabilities that are being actively exploited in attacks against companies from the defense industry.

  • News: EU police agency arrests 112 over online child porn

    Europe’s police force has arrested more than 100 people in a major crackdown on online child porn, but warned that the Internet is making it easier for offenders to share images.

  • News: Online retailers turn to social networks for holiday profits

    Retailers are going out of their way this year to integrate holiday season sales efforts with social networking sites to boost bottom line profits. Insider (registration required)

  • News: Control Roku player with new iPhone app

    Roku, whose devices play streaming Internet video on the television, has unveiled a new app to let you use your iPhone as a remote control for its systems.

  • Opinion: Facebook Timeline: The 7-Day Countdown Must-Do Checklist

    Get ready for your Facebook past to come back with a vengeance; the social network is now rolling out its new profile layout, Timeline, to all users worldwide. Timeline is basically an online scrapbook that displays your Facebook activity in reverse chronological order going back to when you first joined the social network.

  • Opinion: Dell Abandons Netbooks in Favor of Ultrabooks

    Dell has confirmed it will no longer make consumer netbooks. Instead, the company will focus on developing higher-end, premium "thin and powerful" laptops, following the industry's shift to Ultrabooks.

  • News: Analysts wary of Iran's spy drone hacking claims

    Reports that Iranian electronic warfare experts may have succeeded in intercepting and capturing a sophisticated U.S. spy drone were received with skepticism by security analysts.

  • News: EMC works to boost acceptance of public and private clouds

    EMC has tied its fortunes to the future of cloud computing and is working hard to change the hearts and minds of IT executives so they will embrace the same vision, according to the firm's chief marketing officer.

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