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  • HTC übernimmt Mehrheit an Beats by Dr. Dre

    Sound fürs Smartphone

    HTC wird Mehrheitseigentümer bei der amerikanischen Akustik-Marke Beats by Dr. Dre. …mehr

  • Twitter zeigt jetzt mehr

    @Username und Activity

    Das "alte" Web-Interface von Twitter ist Geschichte; im "New Twitter" zeigt der Dienst jetzt weitere, nützliche Informationen an.  …mehr

  • Zum 30. Geburtstag ein Abgesang auf die PC-Ära

    IBM 5150

    Die Geburtstagsfeier fällt aus: Mit 30 Jahren hat der PC keine Kraft mehr für eine große Party.  …mehr

  • Sicherheitsexperte knackt GPRS-Verschlüsselung

    CCC-Sommercamp

    Ein Berliner Sicherheitsexperte hat die Internetverbindung über Handys geknackt. …mehr

  • GFT profitiert vom Fachkräftemangel

    IT-Dienstleister

    Der IT-Dienstleister GFT profitiert von der dringenden Suche der Unternehmen nach qualifizierten Informatikern und Ingenieuren. …mehr

  • Gartner Hype Cycle - die Mutter aller Prognosen

    Emerging Technologies 2011

    Die Marktforschungs- und Beratungsfirma Gartner hat ihren Hype Cycle Special Report für das Jahr 2011 veröffentlicht.  …mehr

  • E-Mail-Archivierung mit MailStore

    Kleine Helfer

    Überfüllte Mail-Konten? Kein Problem für den E-Mail-Archivierer MailStore. …mehr

  • Nokia verliert weiter an Boden

    Gartner

    Der weltgrößte Handy-Hersteller Nokia verliert weiter rasant an Boden im Mobilfunk-Markt. …mehr

  • US-Kartellwächter prüfen bei Google Android und Suche

    "WSJ"

    Die US-Wettbewerbshüter haben bei ihrer Untersuchung des Internet-Konzerns Google einem Zeitungsbericht zufolge Schlüsselbereiche wie das Geschäft mit der Internet-Suche und das Betriebssystem Android im Visier. …mehr

  • Gigaset mit Gewinn im zweiten Quartal

    Prognose konkretisiert

    Der Telefonhersteller Gigaset hat im zweiten Quartal wegen Kostensenkungen unterm Strich Geld verdient und die Prognose für das Gesamtjahr konkretisiert. …mehr

  • Sparkurs belastet Cisco unterm Strich

    Stellenabbau und Restrukturierung

    Das Internet-Geschäft boomt, doch der führende Netzausrüster Cisco kämpft mit Problemen. …mehr

  • Die schlechtesten Microsoft-Produktnamen aller Zeiten

    Darüber lacht das Web

    Eine unzuverlässige Echtheitsüberprüfung, eine Oberfläche namens "Bob" und ein Hagelsturm, den niemand mag: Microsoft tauft seine Produkte meist kabarettreif. Die schlimmsten Produktnamen aller Zeiten.  …mehr

  • Die neue Mainframe-Strategie von IBM

    Windows und Linux verbinden

    IBM hat neue kleinere Großrechner für mittelgroße Firmen vorgestellt. Der Anbieter verspricht mehr Leistung und die Integration von Linux- und Windows-Blades.  …mehr

  • fireTi4 - iPhone-Case aus Titan

    Gadget des Tages

    Das iPad-Case von fireTi schützt Ihr iPhone 4 nicht nur vor Stößen, sondern sieht auch noch schick aus. …mehr

  • Das Wichtigste zum Aufhebungsvertrag

    Einvernehmliche Auflösung

    Michael Henn und Christian Lentföhr erklären, was bei Aufhebungsverträgen zur Beendigung des Arbeitsverhältnisses zu beachten ist.  …mehr

  • Web-Programmiersprachen im Vergleich

    PHP, Python, Ruby, Java

    Wer Web-Anwendungen entwickeln will, braucht die richtige Werkzeugumgebung. Wir haben die beliebten Skriptsprachen PHP, Python und Ruby sowie die Compiler-Sprache Java verglichen.  …mehr

  • Ist eine negative eBay-Bewertung Schmähkritik?

    Gericht gibt Käufer recht

    Monitor angeblich schlecht verpackt - "Finger weg! Hat seine Ware zurückerhalten, ich aber nie mein Geld" - Gericht verneint Löschungsanspruch.  …mehr

  • Wenn der Job wackelt

    Arbeitsplatz in Gefahr

    Umstrukturierungen sind meist mit Kündigungen verbunden. Hier drei Beispiele mit Tipps für Betroffene.  …mehr

  • CloudSwing allows you to assemble open-source cloud stacks

    Premium-Inhalt. Developers and enterprise IT shops will soon have another option for PaaS (platform as a service) in the form of CloudSwing, an upcoming offering from OpenLogic that builds on its core business of providing technical support for open-source software.

  • Intel gives Ultrabooks a $300M investment boost

    Premium-Inhalt. Intel on Wednesday said it would invest US$300 million in companies that develop new technologies for Ultrabooks, a class of thin and light laptops promoted as an alternative to tablet PCs.

  • Verizon readying new VCast Apps store

    Premium-Inhalt. Verizon Wireless will introduce a new version of its VCast Apps store to developers at its Verizon Developer Conference in September, improving the experience for both app creators and consumers, an executive said Wednesday.

  • Serving Up a Pressure Test

    Premium-Inhalt. In pressure-filled situations there are those who "choke," and there are those who rise to the challenge at critical moments. The link between one's ability to perform when stakes are high, and one's overall career success, is compelling, according to new research from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.

  • Survey of Finance Execs Shows Uptick, but Still Worries

    Premium-Inhalt. A survey of U.S. finance executives by CFO services provider Tatum was suggesting a slight upturn in corporate-finance conditions in the days before the nation's debt ceiling was raised, and before the Standard & Poor's downgrade of the U.S. threw the markets into turmoil.

  • Second quarter sees strong demand for IT staff: survey

    Premium-Inhalt. Demand for permanent IT staff was strong during the second quarter of the year, from April to June, and continues to be high into the third quarter, says Tom Derbyshire, manager of recruitment firm Robert Walters' IT division in Auckland.

  • Survey: HK shoppers willing to buy through mobile apps

    Premium-Inhalt. Companies in Hong Kong might want to consider opportunities offered by mobile apps marketing, given 54 percent of brand-related mobile apps users are willing to buy through apps downloaded onto their smartphones, said local researchers Wednesday.

  • Hong Kong Exchange website might be hacked

    Premium-Inhalt. The Hong Kong Stock Exchange suspended trading in several shares on Wednesday following a glitch in its online news service that might be caused by hacking, said the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx) chief executive Charles Li.

  • APEJ security software grew to billion-dollar market in 2010

    Premium-Inhalt. The IT security market in the Asia Pacific region except Japan (APEJ) was busy last year with security experts stepping up their efforts in a race against attackers that do not go on holidays.

  • No GBA Games for Late 3DS Owners

    Premium-Inhalt. Nintendo's Amabassador program is a pretty nice deal for current 3DS owners. On September 1, they'll be able to download 10 NES Virtual Console games to their system including:

  • OnLive Launching in September, Giving Out Free Systems

    Premium-Inhalt. OnLive will be rolling out its UK service next month; and in the process, they'll be giving out thousands of free game systems.

  • Farmville in Danger, Hackers Plan to Attack Facebook

    Premium-Inhalt. In , allegedly from the hacker group Anonymous (the group made infamous in gaming circles for the involvement in ), a group reveals their plans to take down Facebook on November 5.

  • These Square Enix DS Games are Discounted on Amazon Today

    Premium-Inhalt. Because, honestly, how many copies of is too many copies? Our Supreme Overlords of Capitalism over at Amazon.com are currently discounting a few quality Square Enix titles for the Nintendo DS: (originally $19.99) is going for $14.99; (also $19.99) is now $14.99; (once $34.99) is being offered for $19.99; and (again, $19.99) is being sold for $14.99.

  • Target's Also Selling the Nintendo 3DS for $170 a Bit Early

    Premium-Inhalt. As reported by , Target has "," one might say (nobody would say that) and is already offering the handheld device at its reduced price of $169.99, a whole two days . Crazy times we live in! First that whole debt ceiling thing, and now this.

  • Remains of the Day: Two's company, three's a cloud

    Premium-Inhalt. Is Apple concocting an iPhone & iCloud sandwich? Rumors say "delicious." Meanwhile, Apple Stores across the UK are clearing out their show floors as a precaution, and Nintendo's investors are asking the company why it can't be more friendly with that nice Apple boy down the street. The remainders for Thursday, August 11, 2011, are all over the place.

  • Ubuntu 'Oneiric Ocelot' Gains Linux 3.0, Thunderbird

    Premium-Inhalt. After all the controversy that followed the release of it's hard not to anticipate with at least some anxiety the upcoming debut of version 11.10, also known as "Oneiric Ocelot."

  • LightSquared says GPS makers ignored filtering rules

    Premium-Inhalt. GPS vendors have not complied with a 2008 Department of Defense recommendation that called for much better filtering of signals from adjacent spectrum bands, mobile startup LightSquared told the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday.

  • Take That, GameStop: Target Can Get You a 3DS for Only $70

    Premium-Inhalt. It looks like retailers really want to get some units off the shelves. In a recent e-mail sent to GamePro, Target now says that they're hosting their own trade-in deal. However, you only have two days to cash in.

  • Making a Bank Transparent

    Premium-Inhalt. One of my great joys as a technology writer is learning the pain points that financial and technology teams are suffering and then watching them plot out solutions. When ., the technology struggles were front and center.

  • Kiwis lost $750K to online scams in past year: Netsafe

    Premium-Inhalt. New Zealanders lost more than $750,000 over the past year from "online incidents" according to reports to NetSafe's Orb website. "

  • Overall CFO Optimism Fell in July...

    Premium-Inhalt. Even as optimism about the U.S. economy was falling last month, an-email survey of CFOs in the U.S. showed that they were forecasting sharp rises in net earnings and capital spending over the next year at their own companies. And most of the executives questioned also were anticipating hiring in the next six months.

  • HKEx news service hacked again Thursday

    Premium-Inhalt. The HKEx online news service was attacked again Thursday after , said the HKEx.

  • Do PS Vita Games Cost $40 or $80 Each?

    Premium-Inhalt. As Gamescom 2011 approaches, any news about is being targeted with much scrutiny. After all, Sony has been tight-lipped about pricing on content for the PSV, games especially. However, what's currently making the rounds is the speculation that PS Vita games will cost about $80 -- but is that really the case?

  • GameStop Offers $99 3DS Deal, Misses Ambassador Loophole

    Premium-Inhalt. If you didn't feel the need to race out to or to take advantage of the early "Get the for $170 and Still Get the Ambassador Goodies" deal, then GameStop has an even lower selling price for you to consider -- starting tomorrow.

  • Smail Stencil for iPhone

    Premium-Inhalt. is an iPhone app from that acts as a repository for those missives you send frequently and hate typing over and over again.

  • PC Benchmark Compares PCs--Over Facebook

    Premium-Inhalt. is another entry in the category of "Push a button, get a number, tell your friends" benchmarking applications (See also and ). Produced by Reviversoft, this free software seems to mostly be a way to encourage people to purchase the company's Registry Reviver registry cleaner software, as the only really actionable system problem reports is Windows registry issues.

  • Are Seven-Inch Tablets the New Sweet Spot for Tablet Buyers?

    Premium-Inhalt. Amidst this year's sea of tablets, I've seen only a smattering of 7-inch models released since Samsung first broke the ice with its last fall. Now, with the expected announcements of two more 7-inch models coming soon--this time from major manufacturers Acer and HP--that smattering of small tablets becomes a bonafide stream.

  • Google+ Games goes live

    Premium-Inhalt. Google's new social network, Google+, took a big step forward Thursday by adding games to its site.

  • Epicor sued over alleged ERP project failure

    Premium-Inhalt. Epicor is being sued by one of its customers over an ERP (enterprise resource planning) project that allegedly racked up five times its expected implementation costs, in the latest dispute of this type to become public.

  • Harvard class project compares iPhone, Windows 7, Android, Blackberry usability; triggers a wave of invective

    Premium-Inhalt. A "minor" college class project intended to demonstrate how first-time users fared in doing basic tasks on different has triggered an Internet wave of mockery, condemnation and invective. In a 10-minute video, the 4 and the Samsung Focus running Phone 7 are rated superior to the -based HTC Thunderbolt and a RIM BlackBerry Storm.

  • IBM Declares the End of the PC Era

    Premium-Inhalt. Are we living in a "" world? Steve Jobs thinks so, and as a "post-PC" device. Now an IBM executive has added fuel to the fire--its Chief Technology Officer for the Middle East and Africa region, Mark Dean, says the company did the right think in getting out of the PC business.

  • Dell packs 4G LTE in new Vostro V131 laptop

    Premium-Inhalt. Dell has announced the ultrathin Vostro V131 laptop, which will come an optional LTE card for 4G mobile broadband connectivity.

  • Penny Arcade and PvP Creators Launch Webcomic, The Trenches

    Premium-Inhalt. At one time webcomic rivals, Penny Arcade's Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik are now teaming up with PvP's Scott Kurtz in their new webcomic, The Trenches.

  • Groups push for telephone subsidy overhaul

    Premium-Inhalt. A proposal to overhaul U.S. subsidies and shift money to broadband deployment needs backing from lawmakers, supporters said in a letter to congressional leaders Thursday.

  • Apple Patent Hints of Shared Workspace for iOS Devices

    Premium-Inhalt. Your iPhone, iPad or other future iOS devices may be able to work together to create a shared virtual workspace displayed on a wall, door, or any other flat surface.

  • Mindstorms Robot Cuts Cake, Doesn't Blow Out Candles

    Premium-Inhalt. When it comes to cutting up cake, it can be quite the game of risk--some slices might be too big, you may not have enough to go around, or worse, you'll end up with kids fighting if the slices are not equal. Fortunately, LEGO is here to save the day!

  • Winamp: One of the Best Android Music Apps

    Premium-Inhalt. Winamp for Android is an excellent music management app for users looking to do a bit more with their music. Two features that especially stand out are the built-in Shoutcast radio and the simple-yet-full-featured interface.

  • FCC Readies Revamp to 911 Emergency System

    Premium-Inhalt. The FCC has released a five-step plan [] that will bring us closer to adding modern capabilities to the United States' aging 911 emergency systems. The update, code-named Next Gen 911 (NG911) and will accept SOS signals in the form of text and picture messages, as well as streaming video, with location data captured by a mobile phone's GPS.

  • Groupon amends IPO filing

    Premium-Inhalt. Groupon revised its initial filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and filed new papers Wednesday that show a different financial situation for the Internet phenom.

  • Download Security Tools to A Flash Drive with SSDownload

    Premium-Inhalt. Not long ago a neighbor came to me with a malware-infested laptop. Some particularly nasty trojan had made its way onto the system (despite the presence of a certain big-name security suite, cough, ahem), rendering it more or less inoperable. The Start menu wouldn't work, programs wouldn't run, and I couldn't even get Task Manager to appear.

  • Dell Refreshes Inspiron, Vostro Laptops

    Premium-Inhalt. Dell on Thursday rolled out two new laptops for its Inspiron and Vostro lineups with prices that start at less than $600. The company says the new PCs are designed for users who want "ultramobile" and "ultrathin" laptops.

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