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An SEC lawyer told a federal court yesterday that more people could be charged in the insider trading scandal that has so far brought down senior IBM executive Robert Moffat and former AMD CEO Hector Ruiz and as good as her word 14 more were charged Thursday morning with conspiracy to ...
When Google's Gmail is down, thousands complain on Twitter. If Amazon has problems with its cloud services, you hear about it on Twitter. If a web hosting company has issues, you hear about it on Twitter. Twitter has given consumers a voice, and companies are listening. In other words,...
LG Electronics Canada and Rogers Wireless today announced a world first: the LG Eve, a new Android OS-based smartphone designed specifically for social networking, is now available exclusively at Rogers. The LG Eve provides customers with the freedom of mobile social networking, making...
Netbiscuits, a leading B2B web software platform for the creation, operation and monetization of mobile websites, was honored as the “Best Mobile Publishing Platform 2009”. Over 400 industry execs made their choice for the prestigious ME Awards and handpicked Netbiscuits from a short l...
The combined organization, which will be known as the Mass Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC), will bring some of the world’s top global technology brands – including AT&T, Cisco, Comcast, Google, IBM, Microsoft and Verizon – under one tent with some of the region’s fastest growin...
A round-up of the wide range of important issues and timely topics due to be discussed by over 130 industry experts at SYS-CON's 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, opening today at the Santa Clara Convention Center, November 2-4, 2009. From Building Scalable and Exten...
One of the most hotly debated questions among marketers and company executives is “What does it mean to be a social business?”Today Acquia, Inc., the enterprise guide to the Drupal social publishing system provides the answer and also reveals what Social Business Software vendors aren’...
A robust ecosystem of solutions providers is emerging around cloud computing.Here, SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal expands its popular list of most active players in the fast-emerging Cloud Ecosystem, from the 'mere' 100 we identified back in January of this year, to half as many aga...
LookStat Announces Free Trial of its Back Office Services for Stock Photographers Microstock keywording, retouching, uploading and analytics web platform provider to offer a free 25-image trial of microstock keywording, uploading and submission services. LookStat will keyword and uplo...
Jive, the Social Business Software provider, today announced the general availability of Jive Social Business Software (SBS) 4.0. The new offering is the largest, most ambitious release Jive Software has brought to market since the company first introduced its integrated SBS platform f...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Ulitzer was named exclusive "new media" sponsor of the 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, which will take place November 2 - 3 - 4, 2009, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. 4th International Cloud Computing Con...
Baidu, Inc. ("Baidu" or "the Company") (Nasdaq: BIDU), the leading Chinese language Internet search provider, today announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2009(1).
Colorado Technical University (CTU), a leading provider of education to career-motivated students, has launched six graduate degree programs designed to help prepare professionals to use technology and social media to meet changing business demands. The new programs include two doct...
When the city of Glendale needed to quickly alert residents to lower their water and power use to enable fire fighters to gain access to critical resources, they turned to a local company, Everbridge, to reach citizens with real-time notifications alerting them to the emergency.
Microsoft has cut non-exclusive deals with both Facebook and Twitter for Bing to search their real-time data feeds. Google has followed suit at least with Twitter, but Facebook is the prize because it has like 40 million updates a day from its 300 million users. Not all Facebook update...
Kindle for PC features Amazon’s Whispersync technology that automatically saves and synchronizes bookmarks and last page read across devices. Whether you read Kindle books on a Kindle, Kindle DX, or one of the free Kindle applications, you can always have your reading with you and neve...
HP announced that Wikia, the company that brings together millions of people to create and discover engaging content on every topic, will offer print-on-demand services to its communities through MagCloud, an HP cloud service that automates magazine publishing. The collaboration betwe...
Bottomline Technologies has expanded support for Web 2.0 and service oriented architecture (SOA) within its WebSeries Global Cash Management platform. Designed to capitalize on the benefits of SOA and Web 2.0, WebSeries provides banks and financial institutions with the flexibility req...
A new ‘internet’ has been born which can flatten the market place if not managed correctly. New opportunities create greater challenges for any company to stay ahead. Thanks to sites like Ulitzer the corporate world has finally embraced online social media as a real competitive advanta...
The French subsidiary of Condé Nast S.A., one of the world's largest private communications groups (Advance Magazine Publishers Inc.), has selected Ingres, the leading open source database management company and pioneer of The New Economics of IT, to develop a critical application to ...
Gartner defines a strategic technology as one with the potential for significant impact on the enterprise in the next three years. Factors that denote significant impact include a high potential for disruption to IT or the business, the need for a major dollar investment, or the risk o...
Once a powerful profit-machine, big pharma is stumbling ,the threat of further government intervention, drying product pipelines, fierce competition from generic manufacturers, consumer concerns about safety, and false marketing claims is forcing leaders to revisit operations to secure...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Ulitzer was named exclusive "new media" sponsor of the 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, which will take place November 2 - 3 - 4, 2009, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. 4th International Cloud Computing Con...
In what can be seen as a major win for users of Google's various cloud services, the company has announced a new website called "The Data Liberation Front" dedicated to be the central location for information on how to move your data in ...
Google is doing something very un-Google. It's stooping to advertise. What started a few months ago with "Go Google" billboards on 101 in Silicon Valley, the West Side Highway in New York, the Mass Pike in Boston and the Ike in Chicago touting Google Apps went international Monday in F...
Launched in March 2008, Kaixin001 already has more than 50 million subscribers in China and among Chinese speakers across the world, and is attracting about 200,000 new registrations a day. With subscribers now mainly accessing the website via their PCs, the cooperation between Ericsso...
Only one publication in the world has been tracking Cloud Computing 24x7 since December 6, 2006, when we first mentioned the concept in an article: Cloud Computing Journal. Since then worldwide interest in the Cloud paradigm of massively scalable IT resources and capabilities delivered...
IBM senior VP Robert Moffat, the head of IBM's Systems and Technology Group - in other words the guy who runs all of its hardware as well its microelectronics unit - and Intel Capital's director of strategic investment Rajiv Goel, one of its VC people, were arrested Friday morning on i...
Yahoo! is investing significantly in Cloud Computing to support the company's global applications and audience of more than 500 million users. Yahoo!'s cloud confronts technical challenges at an almost unprecedented scale - requiring tens of petabytes of storage, tens of thousands of m...
At this year's event, CA will present a thought-provoking program which includes exclusive keynote addresses, a dynamic Partner Symposium as well as new customer forums, demonstrations, content-rich education classes and a showcase of SaaS-delivered IT services for infrastructure manag...
TechWeb's Internet Evolution social network unveiled its Midmarket Clan, the latest in a series of specialty user groups designed to serve unique technology and industry segments. The Midmarket Clan is intended for IT professionals and executive management from companies with revenues ...
SYS-CON's Virtualization Journal announced today that the voting in its second annual Virtualization Readers' Choice Awards is now open. Voting will end October 23, 2009, and winners will be announced the week of November 2-4, 2009, at the 7th International Virtualization Conference & ...
"So Act is now highly compatible with iMac in a four column format allowing the maximum amount of hi-res, web multi-tasking that our members can handle in one screen," said Greg Halpern, President, So Act Network. "This breakthrough allows members using iMac to interact with up to eigh...
While recent industry reports indicate that technology job losses rose in the last quarter to five percent, Elance reveals a more promising outlook showing that hiring tech contractors online is growing, with overall hiring on Elance in October up 46% compared to a year ago. The compan...
A new study released today by King Fish Media finds that a structural change in the world of media is driving marketers to rethink the business of reaching customers and prospects. The King Fish Media 2009 Survey on Marketing, Media and Measurement, conducted in partnership with HubSpo...


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