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  • News: Vendors Releasing Same Software on Parallel Tracks

    Dual software releases-one open-source and one commercial-can mean savings and security for buyers.

  • News: Windows XP loses record share as decline quickens

    Windows XP's decline has accelerated and the decade-old operating system shed its largest ever chunk of market share in October, according to data from a Web measurement company.

  • News: Sorry, I don't hate the new Gmail

    There's always a temptation to trash companies' efforts when they try to revamp popular formats. In the case of the new Gmail, however, this approach is unwarranted.

  • News: Amazon's Stanza app in limbo after iOS 5's release

    A popular iOS ebook reading app owned by Amazon from won't run under iOS 5, causing some users to fear that its days may be numbered.

  • News: DVD streaming service Zediva told to shut down

    This is one Hollywood story without a happy ending: DVD-streaming upstart Zediva must close its virtual doors. Launched in early 2011, Zediva offered a Netflix-like streaming service, but attempted to skirt issues like limited rental-only discs and 28-day release delays with its novel approach: The company gave customers remote access to actual DVD players playing regular, store-bought DVDs. Now, however, a federal judge has issued a permanent injunction against the company, effectively shuttering the service for good.

  • News: VMware out, Twitter in at Java oversight committee

    VMware is no longer a member of the Java Community Process SE/EE Executive Committee, but Twitter has joined, according to election results finalized this week.

  • News: Smartphones, social media tied into ELERTS emergency system

    Chris Russo, deputy fire chief in the Massachusetts coastal town of Hull, launches ELERTS, an emergency communication system that uses smartphones and social media to communicate with first responders and other emergency personnel.

  • News: Nokia picks new chip vendor for dual-core Windows Phones

    Nokia will use ST-Ericsson's dual-core NovaThor chips in future Windows Phones, the companies said on Wednesday.

  • News: OpenFlow vs. programmable ASICs

    Can you program a network of multivendor switches and routers, all running different operating systems, command line interfaces and configuration routines, to work in concert when it comes to managing flows?

  • News: Facebook vs. Google+ vs. Twitter vs. LinkedIn

    Much has changed since we examined the ongoing war between Facebook and Twitter in the spring of 2010. The stakes are higher, the competition has increased, and we see LinkedIn and Google roaring into the social networking arena like never before.

  • News: Microsoft Office 365 vs. Google Apps for Business

    The battle between Microsoft and Google for office cloud dominance reminds me of the clash of the Titans. Microsoft and its classic on-premises business model is like Gaia, the earth goddess, and Google with its disruptive lightening bolt, is like Zeus, a sky god and a next generation kind of god.

  • News: Tech arguments: iOS vs. Android vs. BlackBerry OS vs. Windows Phone

    Right now the mobile operating system wars have only two main combatants: Apple's iOS and Google's Android.

  • News: E-wallet vs. traditional wallet: Electronics trump the leather

    Will the day come when you will routinely leave the house every day without your leather or faux-leather wallet? You bet, at least for many folks.

  • News: Anonymity vs. real names on social networks

    Let's cut to the chase: This one is really about whether Facebook and the new kid on the block, Google+, should get to throw their considerable weight around by requiring that users post to their social-networking sites using real names.

  • News: Patent trolls vs. innovation

    When Google, Apple, Microsoft and the like bash each other about the corporate head and shoulders with their ever-expanding patent portfolios, no one worries that the legal-department combat will kill the companies' respective research and development operations.

  • News: iPad vs. Everything else

    We debated whether to call this piece "iPad vs. Motorola Xoom" or "iPad vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1" or whatever the Android tablet du jour is. But really it's still "iPad vs Everything Else."

  • News: Browser wars: IE vs. Firefox vs. Chrome vs. Safari vs. Opera

    All eyes are on Google's Chrome browser as it battles Mozilla's Firefox in a tight fight for the No. 2 position behind Microsoft's Internet Explorer, which is holding onto its market-leading share of the desktop browser market.

  • News: Allow social media vs. ban social media at work

    The pull of social media is proving hard to resist. Even the most buttoned-down institutions are rethinking bans and relaxing access to social networks and social media sites. But just how far are enterprises willing to wade into the sea of social media?

  • News: Mac OS X Snow Leopard vs Mac OS X Lion

    The Snow Leopard version of Mac OS X released in 2009 was widely hailed by Mac users. The version was leaner, much faster and more thoroughly integrated with applications than ever before. And then Apple unveiled its plans for the Lion version in late 2010.

  • News: Symantec unveils Norton Tablet Security

    Symantec has finally unveiled its Norton Tablet Security software designed to protect tablet PCs that run the Google Android platform.

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