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  • News: Cricket leaps to Clearwire for LTE offload

    LightSquared suffered another blow to its hoped-for wholesale 4G mobile business on Wednesday as budget carrier Cricket announced it will use Clearwire to flesh out a planned LTE service.

  • News: Scientists tout 'open source' drug discovery

    Applying open source methodology to disease research could speed up the process of drug discovery, according to researchers at the University of Sydney.

  • Opinion: Three Ways Web Browsing Changes With IE10 in Windows 8

    While Metro apps for both Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome have been recently announced, users are getting a chance to actually use the Metro app for IE10 in the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Providing a full-screen browsing window and touch friendly controls, the desktop experience feels like using browsers on smartphones and tablets, even on a desktop or laptop, though less intuitive when using a mouse.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Tougher than diamonds

    To paraphrase Huey Lewis, Apple products are a bit like the power of love: You don't need money, don't take fame--you just need a credit card to ride this train. Meanwhile, Canadians get on speaking terms with Siri and a centuries old publication bids adieu to the physical realm. The remainders for Wednesday, March 14, 2012 are strong and sudden and, yes, cruel sometimes--but they might just save your life.

  • News: Piston Cloud has made the tough private cloud decisions for you

    Joshua McKenty, co-founder and chief executive officer of Piston Cloud, what he calls The Enterprise OpenStack Company, was in on the ground floor of OpenStack's creation, working as he was on the Anso Labs team at NASA to build a compute cloud on top of open source platform Eucalyptus. The team eventually gave up on that and wrote Nova, which NASA uses today to power its Nebula Cloud environment, and Nova was ultimately contributed to the OpenStack project, which it formed with Rackspace. McKenty left NASA after Anso was acquired by Rackspace in 2010, and formed Piston Cloud in 2011 with co-founders Gretchen Curtis (also of NASA) and Christopher MacGown of Rackspace. Network World Editor in Chief John Dix recently caught up with McKenty for a deep dive on why OpenStack matters and where Piston Cloud fits in.

  • News: Government hails working examples of open data initiative

    Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude has hailed the UK’s drive to open up data to the public by showcasing success stories at a Digital Birmingham seminar today.

  • News: Smart meter rollout uncertainty continues

    Few European countries have widely deployed smart meters in homes and a number of them aren't expected to make much progress over the next three years, according to research - which questioned how quickly the UK will reach its goals.

  • News: News International security chief arrested in phone hacking case

    Scotland Yard arrested six people, including Mark Hanna, the media company's director of group security since 2009

  • How-Tos: Change Your Facebook Profile Photo

    I've made no secret of my distaste for Facebook's interface, which is equal parts messy, confusing, and outright maddening.

  • Opinion: Anonymous Desktop OS Released, Hacking Tools Included

    The hacking group Anonymous now has its own desktop operating system, pre-loaded with tools for finding Website vulnerabilities and simulating denial-of-service attacks. However, some members of the group are already distancing themselves from the software.

  • Opinion: Adobe Adds Value to FormsCentral with PayPal Express Checkout

    Adobe launched FormsCentral just over a year ago. Now, Adobe is expanding FormsCentral to include the ability to accept payments or donations directly by integrating PayPal Express Checkout.

  • News: Red Hat falling behind Ubuntu in enterprise sector, Shuttleworth claims

    Mark Shuttleworth, creator of the Ubuntu, said in a blog post Wednesday that his open source operating system is becoming more popular than rival Red Hat Enterprise Linux among large business users.

  • News: Next up for DLP: The cloud?

    Traditionally there have been two ways to host a data loss prevention security service: An on-premise application managed by the customer, or an on-premise application managed by the DLP supplier. BEW Global, a managed security service provider, has a third way: Through the cloud.

  • News: Expect chaos in nascent mobile payment industry

    Like most nascent tech markets, the mobile payment industry is likely to be defined by chaos in its early years.

  • News: Brain drain: Where Cobol systems go from here

    David Brown is worried. As managing director of the IT transformation group at Bank of New York Mellon, he is responsible for the health and welfare of 112,500 Cobol programs -- 343 million lines of code -- that run core banking and other operations. But many of the people who built that code base, some of which goes back to the early days of Cobol in the 1960s, will be retiring over the next several years.

  • News: Big Data and the case for IT relevancy

    The case for IT's long-term relevancy in the workplace is about to head for the jury, and big data and cloud computing are going to be a large part of the closing arguments.

  • News: What's the best Linux server for you?

    When it comes to clothes, I'm a normal guy. I just want to walk into a store, grab something that fits, buy it (What, try it on? Are you kidding!?), and head home. Well, that's what I want to do. I've learned over the years that just because something should fit doesn't mean that it will fit. It's the same with Linux servers. Sure, they're all built on the same code base and can run the same applications, but one may fit you perfectly while another may make you look like a clown.

  • News: The mobile app developer's dilemma: How to get paid without annoying users

    If there was one common theme among the app developers speaking at Xconomy's Mobile Madness program today, it was this: Don't take your users for granted.

  • News: Cricket leaps to Clearwire for LTE offload

    LightSquared suffered another blow to its hoped-for wholesale 4G mobile business on Wednesday as budget carrier Cricket announced it will use Clearwire to flesh out a planned LTE service.

  • News: Antitrust experts: US gov't should avoid enforcement in tech industry

    U.S. government agencies should be wary of bringing antitrust complaints against tech companies such as Google or Apple, because of the ever-changing nature of the industry, some antitrust experts said Wednesday.



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