22 March 2012

6 Pros And 3 Cons Of Microsoft's Cloud Strategy

6 Pros And 3 Cons Of Microsoft's Cloud Strategy
InformationWeek
Options to deploy CRM and ERP in the cloud or on-premises deserve praise, but will Microsoft move fast enough and give Apple and Android platforms sufficient support? Microsoft this week outlined a clear plan to deliver its Dynamics enterprise resource ...

Google In Decline? Critics Protest Too Much
InformationWeek
A Google executive, James Whittaker, recently left the company for his second tour at Microsoft, and in the aftermath he posted a blog on Microsoft's site explaining why he left the search company. While promising "no drama" and "no tell-all," he ...

Angry Birds Space
PC Magazine
Easy and fun to play. New birds, new physics. As usual, cute soundtrack and graphics. Android version lacks some levels in iOS version. Angry Birds Space is another terrific casual game in the hugely successful series. Pigs … in … SPAAAAAAACE!

First Look: Photoshop CS6 Beta Is Dark, Swift, and Content Aware
PCWorld
By Jackie Dove, Macworld A free public beta of Photoshop, Photoshop CS6, will be available to try for the next few months as Adobe readies its Creative Suite of applications for launch alongside the brand new Creative Cloud online hub, ...

PCWorld

RIM Loses Canada To Apple
InformationWeek
So much for hometown loyalty: Canadian businesses are increasingly trading their Research In Motion BlackBerrys for Apple iPhones. By Eric Zeman InformationWeek Apple sold 2.85 million iPhones in Canada during 2011, according to data compiled by IDC ...

With Linux merge, expect Android flowers to bloom
CNET
Developers outside Google who want to build on the mobile OS's foundation should be able to stretch out and blossom. That should pay dividends for building a better Android. by Stephen Shankland March 22, 2012 8:16 AM PDT Follow @stshank Ordinary folks ...

Most (97%) 2011 cyberattacks were avoidable, Verizon says
Computerworld
By Jaikumar Vijayan Computerworld - Despite rising concern that cyberattacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated, hackers used relatively simple methods in more than 90% of data breaches in 2011, according to a report compiled by Verizon.

Americans lost $30B of mobile phones in 2011
USA TODAY
By Roger Yu, USA TODAY Americans lost about $30 billion of mobile phones last year, says a report from mobile security firm Lookout Labs. A woman tries to use the Siri voice-activated assistant software built into the Apple iPhone 4S.

USA TODAY

Confirmed: New iPad's heat a non-issue
CNET
Yes, the new iPad runs warmer than its predecessor. But it's no hotter than your average laptop, and not extreme enough to change our overall opinion of the device. by Eric Franklin March 22, 2012 10:55 AM PDT Follow @nidopal Seeking heat with the Heat ...

Microsoft's Windows 8 Has an Answer to the New iPad's Retina Display
PC Magazine
By Mark Hachman Microsoft has attempted to reassure Windows 8 customers and developers that its upcoming operating system will be able to compete with the flashy displays used on the new Apple iPad and the iPhone 4S. The problem?

In 6 years, Twitter becomes major social, political player
Computerworld
By Sharon Gaudin The microblogging site celebrates its sixth birthday, if you will, this week. The first tweet was sent March 21, 2006. A lot has changed since then. Twitter now has more than 140 million active users and they're posting more than 340 ...

MIT camera grabs 3D images 'round corners (images)
CNET
Photography is all about light. Typically, a lens is used to focus the light reflected from an object, striking a light-sensitive surface inside a camera to create an image recognizable to the human eye. Until now, that light required a direct line of ...

ISP: Storing 25 petabytes of Megaupload data costs us $9000 a day
Ars Technica
By Timothy B. Lee | Published March 22, 2012 1:45 PM Until January, Megaupload was a major customer of Carpathia Hosting. Now Megaupload is facing a federal indictment, and its servers have become a major burden for Carpathia.

Galaxy Note gets Android 4.0 later rather than sooner
CNET
An Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for the "phablet" has been pushed back to Q2. But Samsung is offering a consolation prize for the delay. by Eric Mack March 22, 2012 11:20 AM PDT Follow @ericcmack Take note--no Ice Cream Sandwich on this Galaxy this week.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 680: How to Get One
PC Magazine
By Joel Santo Domingo Nvidia's latest GeForce GTX 680 (AKA Kepler) is the latest graphics card to come from the Santa Clara GPU powerhouse. Along with the new hardware, there's new buzzwords to talk about, like tesselation, GPUBoost, and GDDR5.

iOS 5.1 code suggests LTE iPhone, 4G FaceTime in development
Mobile Burn
This may not come as a surprise to many, but hints that Apple is working on an LTE version of the iPhone have been found in lines of code in iOS 5.1, the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system. Additionally, more snooping has revealed that ...

Mobile Burn

Acer announces first quad-core tablet Iconia Tab A510
Computerworld
By Agam Shah IDG News Service - Acer on Thursday announced the Iconia Tab A510 tablet with Android 4.0, joining the growing market of device makers releasing quad-core tablets. The tablet has a 10.1-inch screen, and the device is designed for video and ...

Microsoft hopes to revitalize XBLA with 'Arcade Next' campaign
Gamasutra
by Eric Caoili [Console Digital, Business] Microsoft has announced a new marketing campaign for Xbox Live Arcade releases starting next month, debuting high-profile titles like Trials Evolution and Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition.

Gamasutra

Netflix for iPad gets ready for Retina display
Los Angeles Times
By Michelle Maltais Amid the flurry of upgrades for the higher-resolution Retina display, Netflix released its Version 2.1.1 with Retina-ready artwork, better playback on external screens and fixes for accessibility option VoiceOver.

Will Zynga say 'OMG!' with 'Draw Something'?
MarketWatch
By Rex Crum, MarketWatch SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — When I first heard about this M&A deal, I thought I had stumbled into a fiery texting exchange between a couple of kids in junior high. That's what happens when the name of one of the companies ...

Nokia Is Itching to Get Under Your Skin
DailyFinance
By Dan Radovsky, The Motley Fool Don't you hate it when you turn off the ringer on your cell phone so as not to disturb others but then miss an important call because the phone's vibrator just didn't have enough oomph? Well, darn it, Nokia (NYS: NOK) ...

Rumor: New iPhone to Have Larger 4.6-Inch Retina Display
PC Magazine
By Angela Moscaritolo Rumor has it that the next version of the iPhone will have a significantly larger screen. Reuters on Wednesday reported that Apple's new iPhone will have a massive 4.6-inch "retina display". Reuters obtained the tip from a report ...

Congressional Hearing Pits Small Fries Against Comm Giants on Spectrum Buy
E-Commerce Times
By Rachelle Dragani Consumer watchdogs and small wireless carriers faced off against communications giants like Verizon and Comcast Wednesday on Capitol Hill. At issue was Verizon's plan to buy billions of dollars worth of wireless spectrum from a ...

Android 4.0 Now Available to HTC Vivid™ Customers
Virtual-Strategy Magazine
DALLAS, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* today announced the availability of Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) for HTC Vivid™ customers. After installing the software update, customers can now enjoy the optimized audio experience of Beats By Dr. Dre ...

Battery Chemistry Is Getting In The Way Of Apple's Vision
Forbes
Noam Kedem is VP of marketing for Leyden Energy, a Fremont, California-based producer of Lithium-imide batteries for consumer electronics, electric vehicles and storage applications. The new Apple iPad is a hot product in more ways than one.

Messenger Probe Sends Back New Data From Mercury
Public Broadcasting Atlanta
The Messenger spacecraft is depicted over the Calvino Crater on Mercury in this enhanced-color image of the planet's surface. By NPR People: Joe Palca There's a small spacecraft called Messenger that's been orbiting the planet Mercury for a year.

A virtual trip to the Amazon River courtesy of Google Street View
KWCH
Armchair travelers, get ready to go to the Amazon River. Google Inc. announced Wednesday that street view images of the Amazon's Rio Negro Reserve is now available through Google's Street View. The challenge is figuring out where to begin your ...

KWCH

Bird-Man's Resume Doesn't Check Out: 'Nobody Knows Him'
Wired News
By Dave Mosher and Daniela Hernandez The resume of a man who claims to have achieved bird-like flight through the use of a winged contraption doesn't check out. Although Wired's preliminary analysis by physicist Rhett Allain suggests the video is not ...

Wired News

Windows 8 Server Core Promises Cheaper Clouds
InformationWeek
Stripped down version of Windows Server 8 aims to significantly reduce storage costs for organizations building private clouds. By Paul McDougall InformationWeek Microsoft has enhanced Server Core in Windows Server 8 to make it more flexible and user ...

The sand dunes of Mars
TG Daily
A unique, previously unseen landform could potentially provide scientists with a window into the geological history of Mars. University of Washington geologists refer to the recently discovered structures as periodic bedrock ridges, which seem to ...

TG Daily

Tech startups face challenges
Other speakers included: Chuck Williams, executive director of technology transfers at the University of Oregon; Dan Snyder, president and chief operating officer for MolecularMD; and Lynnor Stevenson, chief executive officer for DesignMedix ...
The Portland Tribune - News

Ad Tech Startup Integrate Raises $11M, With Backing From ...
By Anthony Ha
Previously, he was a staff technology writer at Adweek, worked as a senior editor at the tech blog VentureBeat, and was also a reporter at the Hollister Free Lance, where he won awards from the California Newspaper Publishers Association ...
TechCrunch


1 comment:

adam cole said...

microsoft has definitely made some awesome advances in the cloud, with Microsoft Lync really leading the way

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