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June 15, 2009  4:38 PM

Sneak peek at Dell Android phone?



Posted by: badarrow
Android, Barbara Darrow, Dell, Google, IT channel products and technologies

Want a blurry peek at Dell's long-rumored cell phone? Here it is courtesy of PDAfans via Engadget. This picture must have been taken with the Barbara-Walters-soft-focus cam. But hey, it's...

June 4, 2009  3:08 PM

Back to the future: Ellison eyes netbooks



Posted by: badarrow
Android, Barbara Darrow, Google, IT channel products and technologies, netbooks, Windows 7

I can't remember who said it but  around the time Oracle launched its big Sun Microsystems buyout plan, one industry pundit snarked that it was only a matter of time before Oracle CEO Larry Ellison would rechristen netbooks as NCs and declare victory. (If you kids don't know what an NC is, ask...


May 26, 2009  6:51 PM

OS choice for netbooks expands



Posted by: badarrow
Android, Barbara Darrow, Google, Intel, IT channel products and technologies, Linux, netbook

First there was news that Hewlett-Packard, Dell and possibly other hardware makers would consider slapping Google Android on netbooks. Last week, Intel said it's jumping into the netbook OS market...


May 14, 2009  3:40 PM

Google fails; panic ensues



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Google, Google News, Google outage, Microsoft Live Search

The reporters in my row are agog as the Google news outage continues. Folks wanted to know which  alternative search engine to use. The consensus winner was Ask.com, although Altavista and...


May 6, 2009  4:55 PM

Ballmer’s white board magic



Posted by: badarrow
Google, Microsoft, Microsoft Office, Scott McNealy, Steve Ballmer

Last month, the New York Times brilliantly reproduced Steve Ballmer's white boarded vision of the company's cloud services plan. It depicts the company's "software plus services" vision with...


May 5, 2009  3:40 PM

EMC fights Donatelli departure tooth and nail



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, EMC, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Noncompete agreements

EMC isn't taking the defection of David Donatelli to Hewlett Packard lying down. In fact it's suing to put the kibosh on the move and a


March 24, 2009  1:38 AM

Possible Sun deal opens can o’ worms for IBM



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Google, IBM, IT channel products and technologies, mainframe, Microsoft, Orac, Platform Solutions, Sun, T3 Technologies

Here's a reminder that Microsoft isn't the only tech vendor known for its hardball tactics. When it comes to monopolistic practices in the computer business, many say IBM wrote the book.


March 4, 2009  4:39 AM

It’s time for VARs to figure out the software services thing



Posted by: badarrow
Google, IT Channel, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Salesforce.com, Software as a service (SaaS)

 

Now that Microsoft's made its


February 24, 2009  1:54 PM

Lessons of the great Gfail saga



Posted by: badarrow
Domin, Email -- Exchange, Gmail, Google, IT Channel, IT channel products and technologies, Outlook, Zimbra

It's been just a few hours, but it's safe to say that the February 24 Gmail outage will go down in history as the day that proves that people...


January 28, 2009  12:10 PM

Mass guv goes west in search of IT jobs



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft

Massachusetts governor, and Friend Of Barack, Deval Patrick is heading to high-tech hubs in Seattle, Portland, and Silicon Valley to lobby for more IT jobs for the commonwealth.


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