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  • News: Wall Street Beat: IPO, enterprise sales boost tech

    Excitement over LinkedIn's stunning market debut appears to have outweighed concerns this week about Hewlett-Packard and Dell earnings reports, which highlighted a desultory PC market.

  • News: Video Games Fuel Obesity?

    UK tabloid newspaper The Sun claims that video games fuel obesity, but misreports the facts of the study it's using to prove its point.

  • News: Can Traceability Help Protect Japan's Food Export Sales?

    My colleagues in the IDC Manufacturing Insights group wrote about the impacts of the Japanese disaster on large manufacturer's supply chains, soon after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in their March newsletter. I would like to examine the impact on food supplies and markets, particularly seafood, rice, green leafy vegetables and dairy products, which have been severely impacted by the events in Japan. In the short term, production has stalled or at minimum slowed for many of these products, reducing availability for local markets. In the longer term, fears of food contaminated by radiation will require additional monitoring to reassure both the domestic and export markets, and perhaps new strategies that provide visibility to the precise production, packing and shipping locations of distributed consumer, and especially food products.

  • News: German police seize Pirate Party servers

    Police in Germany have confiscated servers belonging to the Pirate Party as part of a criminal investigation.

  • News: US wants unconventional, intelligent apps to help patients make healthcare decisions

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today said it would fund the development of a new generation of what it called novel, unconventional intelligent applications that could help people make complex health decisions.

  • News: Hosted service creates enterprise 'store' for Android, iOS apps

    A hosted service lets IT groups create a centrally managed online "store" for all mobile apps, whether internally written or residing on the Android Market or Apple's App Store.

  • News: Sony's New Woes: Phishing Site Found on Server

    Sony is once again dealing with an apparent security breach -- this time a phishing attack on its Thai website. Earlier this morning, security company F-Secure posted a screen shot of a phishing site targeting an Italian bank that appeared to be housed under the hdworld.sony.co.th domain.

  • Opinion: Playboy Unloads Wares on the iPad

    Playboy managed to bypass Apple's puritan rule over the App Store and launch a Web app containing all the back issues of the adult magazine.

  • How-Tos: How to recover deleted files and photos

    Here's how to recover deleted files in Windows after you've emptied your PC's Recycle bin.

  • How-Tos: Retail RFID Initiatives are Flourishing

    My 7th annual visit to RFID Journal Live! (April 12-14th, 2011) was jam packed with engaging conversations with optimistic and energized retailers, suppliers, academics and technology vendors. Mark Roberti, the founder and editor of RFIDJournal magazine and host of the event, reported that preregistration was up 15%, in an RFID Journal editor's note on April 18, 2011. Interestingly, it seemed to me that there were fewer vendors and more endusers than last year. Most importantly, the endusers that attended were already working on projects or feverishly trying to figure out how to leverage RFID in their businesses.

  • News: A Fly in the Ointment: Pricing Algorithms Run Amuck

    I'm starting a large research project on pricing. So naturally Ron Kleinman's April 24th post on the ARTS's (Association for Retail Technology Standards) Linkedin Group, "When pricing algorithms collide...it isn't pretty", caught my eye. It reminded me of the value of business rules in pricing, the common sense these rules should instantiate, and the danger of running algorithmic price optimization in a "lights out" fashion.

  • Opinion: Oracle Cross-Channel Commerce Platform

    In November 2010, Oracle announced its intention to acquire ecommerce platform provider ATG and its 1,000+ customer base for a sum of $1 billion. The deal closed on January 5, 2011. The acquisition connects the online channel with Oracle's existing retail suite, enabling the vendor to offer a set of products that -- when used in tandem -- have the potential to support a complete omnichannel experience.

  • News: BCS says NHS must press on with failing £11bn IT programme

    The BCS: Chartered Institute for IT has come out in support of key parts of the troubled £11.4 billion NHS National Programme for IT, saying that in spite of its failures there was good technology to be built upon.

  • News: Second Mac OS X 10.6.8 beta seeded to developers

    Apple has seeded a second beta version of Mac OS X 10.6.8 to developers just a few days after the first beta release.

  • News: iPad 2 supply constraints ease

    Analysts believe that component supply issues affecting the number of iPad 2 units Apple could produce have eased significantly.

  • News: Intel: We own Thunderbolt trademark, not Apple

    Intel has responded to speculation that Apple was the owner of the trademark for Thunderbolt, a super-fast connection technology used in the new MacBook Pro and iMac ranges.

  • News: Information Security Trends in Asia Pacific Retail

    Information security is going to face a new economic order: the state of information security, compliance and governance is at an inflection point. Now that its strategic significance has been recognized more than ever before within retail companies and budgets for addressing information security appearing to have stabilized, it is ready for a move to the next part of the curve: addressing growing risks of cyber security and meeting the challenges of new opportunities - such as cloud, social networking and mobility.

  • Opinion: L.A. Noire Causing PS3s and Xbox 360s to Overheat?

    Sometimes problems are actually problems, and sometimes they’re hobgoblins of giant cyber-hive-minds. California dreamin’ crime-spree L.A. Noire may be causing PS3s and Xbox 360s some technical consternation, but at this point it's anyone's guess how prevalent the issue is. What we have are reports scraped from public forums, which suggest a handful of users are experiencing game lockups or system freezing, linked anecdotally to overheating issues.

  • News: China's 'great firewall' architect hit by protester's shoe

    The architect of China’s controversial censorship ‘firewall’ Fang Binxing has reportedly been hit by a shoe hurled at him by an irate protester against the country’s stringent Internet access system.

  • News: South Lanarkshire Council cuts energy costs by £40,000

    South Lanarkshire Council has cut its annual energy costs by £40,000 after implementing power management software on its PCs.



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