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Smartphones bouncing back from economic woes

Smartphone shipments have recovered strongly from a slump during the economic downturn, with Nokia delivering the most units but Motorola showing the greatest gains among top vendors, research company Canalys said Monday.

Written by Stephen Lawson04 May 10 08:26

Google throws its weight behind voice

Google is taking advantage of its cloud infrastructure and the huge volume of typed search queries to refine its Voice Search function, part of a massive research effort in voice that spans both mobile devices and the Web.

Written by Stephen Lawson23 April 10 07:03

Cisco closes Tandberg video acquisition

Cisco Systems closed its acquisition of Tandberg on Monday, formally ending a tense struggle over the fair value of the Norwegian videoconferencing vendor.

Written by Stephen Lawson20 April 10 11:43

Ringio aims to bring big phone features to small business

A software-based phone system launched Monday aims to give small businesses many features of advanced call-center software and soon will work with Salesforce.com and other CRM platforms, according to startup Ringio.

Written by Stephen Lawson20 April 10 07:16

Palm's software chief quits

Michael Abbott, the head of Palm's software and services team, will leave the company at the end of next week, according to a regulatory filing Palm made on Friday.

Written by Stephen Lawson19 April 10 06:47

Storage pros envision pools of capacity

The data center of the future will be a set of commodities, speakers and attendees of Storage Networking World said at the conference on Tuesday.

Written by Stephen Lawson15 April 10 05:21

CIO says communication is key to buy-in

To ensure harmony between IT and business management, Jeff Kubacki recommends communication, communication, and more communication.

Written by Stephen Lawson15 April 10 06:41

SNIA standard should help in moving cloud data

The Storage Networking Industry Association has finished a standard that should make it easier for enterprises to move data among public and private storage clouds.

Written by Stephen Lawson13 April 10 06:02

ABI sees 2010 as breakthrough year for mobile apps

This will be the big year for mobile applications, according to ABI Research, which expects downloads from app stores to more than double from 2009 and then grow more slowly through 2013.

Written by Stephen Lawson06 April 10 06:45

Huawei reaches for WiMax, LTE tech leadership

Huawei Technologies, a growing presence in mobile infrastructure, has been credited with driving down prices worldwide but downplayed that factor at this week's CTIA Wireless conference in Las Vegas.

Written by Stephen Lawson27 March 10 08:48

Apple gets iPad name - just in time

Just in time for the long-awaited iPad to go on sale, Apple has acquired the trademark on the iPad name from Fujitsu.

Written by Stephen Lawson27 March 10 11:32

Cisco tries to expand video calling with IME

Cisco Systems plans to extend unified communications beyond individual enterprises, introducing a new appliance and a protocol that the company hopes will become an industry standard.

Written by Stephen Lawson12 March 10 12:40

Cisco unveils next Internet core router

Cisco Systems on Tuesday introduced its next-generation Internet core router, the CRS-3, with about three times the capacity of its current platform.

Written by Stephen Lawson10 March 10 06:55

Cisco quits WiMax radio business

Cisco Systems will stop developing and making WiMax base stations to concentrate on the IP (Internet Protocol) networks that sit behind them.

Written by Stephen Lawson06 March 10 12:47

RSA extends security tools to VMware

EMC's RSA division is embracing the virtualization trend that its VMware spinoff helped kick off, announcing Thursday that three of its core security products will work in VMware virtualized environments.

Written by Stephen Lawson05 March 10 08:05