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  • Infineon steht vor möglicher Trendwende

    Aufschwung ab Oktober?

    Der Halbleiterspezialist Infineon steht laut Einschätzung von Analysten nach einem leicht rückläufigem Geschäft zu Jahresbeginn vor einer besseren zweiten Jahreshälfte. …mehr

  • Apple verweigert Zulassung von Apps mit Dropbox-Integration

    Unerlaubter In-App-Purchase

    Der Zugang zum iTunes App Store von Apple ist für Entwickler nicht immer einfach. Das mussten jetzt Anbieter erfahren, die einen Zugang zur beliebten Online-Speicherlösung Dropbox in ihre iOS-App einbauten.  …mehr

  • Google luchst Microsoft einen Großauftrag ab

    US-Innenministerium wählt Google Apps

    90.000 Mitarbeiter im US-Innenministerium arbeiten künftig mit Google Apps. Microsoft hat mit Office 365 das Nachsehen.  …mehr

  • Samsung und Apple dominieren den Smartphone-Markt

    IDC-Untersuchung

    Samsung und Apple lassen anderen Smartphone-Herstellern immer weniger Raum. Nach Berechnungen der Marktforschungsfirma IDC besetzen sie zusammen gut die Hälfte des Marktes. Vor einem Jahr kamen sie zu zweit noch auf weniger als ein Drittel. …mehr

  • Blogger-Konferenz beginnt mit Plädoyer für freies Netz

    re:publica

    Für drei Tage ist Berlin wieder die Hauptstadt der "Netzbewohner": Die Konferenz re:publica lotet die aktuellen Spannungslinien der digitalen Lebensweisen aus. Zum Auftakt warnte der US-Historiker Eben Moglen vor den Geschäftsmodellen der großen Internet-Firmen. …mehr

  • RIM versucht sein Comeback mit Blackberry 10

    Entwickler erhalten Geräte-Prototypen

    Der angeschlagene Smartphone-Hersteller Research in Motion (RIM) hat auf der Hausmesse “Blackberry World” in Orlando, Florida, eine Vorabversion seines neuen mobilen Betriebssystems vorgeführt.  …mehr

  • Motorola gewinnt im Patentstreit mit Microsoft

    IE, Windows 7 und Xbox 360 betroffen

    Im Patentstreit mit Microsoft hat Motorola den bislang schwersten Treffer gelandet. Ein deutsches Gericht fand Patentverletzungen in Windows 7 und der Spielekonsole Xbox 360.  …mehr

  • iBamboo - Den Sound des iPhones natürlich verstärken

    Gadget des Tages

    Das iBamboo funktioniert als Verstärker für die integrierten Lautsprecher von Apples iPhone. Möglich macht das ein Rohr aus Bambus.  …mehr

  • BI-Tools bleiben ungenutzt

    Trotz erkannter Vorteile

    IT-Chefs im öffentlichen Sektor erwarten von Analyse-Tools bessere Steuerung - und setzen sie doch nicht umfassend ein, so eine Studie von SAS und Uni Potsdam.  …mehr

  • Wie Scrum bei Outsourcing-Projekten helfen kann

    Freiberufler-Fortbildung

    Wer die Software-Entwicklung auslagert, muss mit einigen Anlaufschwierigkeiten rechnen, bis der maximale Nutzen erreicht ist. Wie "Agile Methoden" (Scrum) hierbei helfen können, erklärt ein Experte im "Forum 7-it" am 14. Mai 2012 in München.  …mehr

  • Appsense verbessert seine "UV"-Plattform

    Nutzer-Virtualisierung

    Appsense kündigt heute ein umfangreiches Update seiner User-Virtualization-Plattform an.  …mehr

  • Geht Facebook am 18. Mai an die Börse?

    US-Medien spekulieren

    Während Facebook immer noch keinen Termin für seinen Börsengang genannt hat, sprießen die Spekulationen ins Kraut: Jetzt heißt es wieder, die Aktienplatzierung sei Mitte Mai geplant. Zuletzt hatte es Gerüchte über eine Verschiebung in den Juni gegeben.  …mehr

  • Motorola Mobility schwächelt weiter

    Höhere Verluste im ersten Quartal

    Motorola kämpft weiterhin mit sinkenden Absatzzahlen und hohen Verlusten. Der Abschluss der Übernahme durch Google zieht sich währenddessen in die Länge. …mehr

  • Neues "Angry Birds"-Spiel 50 Millionen Mal heruntergeladen

    Angry Birds Space

    Die Macher des Smartphone-Games "Angry Birds" zeigen der traditionellen Spielebranche, wo das Wachstum liegt. …mehr

  • Test - SSD Winkom Powerdrive ML-X8 240GB

    Preisgünstige Solid State Drive

    Die Winkom Powerdrive ML-X8 kostet bloss 289 Euro. Für eine Sandforce-2281-SSD mit 240 GB ist das per se schon recht preisgünstig. Der Test klärt, ob die Flashspeicher-Festplatte auch schnell ist. …mehr

  • Karriere ohne Kompromisse

    Was der Nachwuchs erwartet

    Gut verdienen, sinnvoll arbeiten, weiterkommen. Das erwarten Berufseinsteiger und Young Professionals laut einer Studie von ihrem Job. Aber je älter Mitarbeiter werden, desto geringer ist ihr Interesse an der beruflichen Entwicklung.  …mehr

  • "Low-Energy-Server sind im Kommen"

    Gartner-Analyst im CW-Interview

    Noch zählen "Extreme-Low-Energy-Server" mit einem Stromverbrauch von etwa 5 Watt zu den Exoten im Server-Markt. Doch das wird sich mittelfristig ändern, erwartet Errol Rasit, Analyst beim Marktforschungs- und Beratungshaus Gartner. …mehr

  • Tipps zur Laufbahnplanung

    Führungskräfte am Scheideweg

    Was ist besser: noch mehr Erfahrungen sammeln oder auf der Karriereleiter weiter nach oben steigen? Tipps von Dr. Georg Kraus  …mehr

  • Remains of the Day: Death, destroyer of words

    Premium-Inhalt. "iPad, you're the best-selling tablet device on the market! What are you going to do next?" If you guessed "go to Disney World," give yourself a shiny gold star. Meanwhile, Apple's adding some much needed but unappreciated comedy to the court room--hardly surprising for a . The remainders for Tuesday, May 1, 2012 are out of order.

  • After legal tussle, Google beats Microsoft for large US contract

    Premium-Inhalt. The U.S. Department of the Interior has picked Google Apps to provide cloud-based email and collaboration applications to about 90,000 staffers, choosing Google's services over Microsoft's Office 365.

  • RIM CEO vows to wow with BlackBerry 10

    Premium-Inhalt. In brief remarks to reporters Wednesday, RIM CEO Thorsten Heins revealed little of RIM's specific plans for the future but confirmed his determination to rebuild RIM as a "mobile computing" powerhouse, going beyond and tablets.

  • Yahoo makes a play for small business ad dollars, dives into proxy fight

    Premium-Inhalt. Yahoo launched a free marketing dashboard on Wednesday to boost its advertising appeal for small and midsized businesses by simplifying digital marketing for them.

  • Code it again, Sam: Microsoft's Casablanca ties C++ to the cloud

    Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft with its "Casablanca" project is making accommodations for who want to take advantage of cloud computing.

  • RIM Owns Up To Fake Apple Protest in Australia

    Premium-Inhalt. Research In Motion admitted Tuesday that it was behind outside a Sydney, Australia Apple Store last week.

  • What's Coming Next for Ubuntu Linux?

    Premium-Inhalt. With the release of less than a week ago, there's still plenty of excitement and discussion about this latest iteration of Canonical's popular Linux distribution.

  • IBM to acquire customer analytics vendor Tealeaf Technology

    Premium-Inhalt. In a bid to strengthen its enterprise marketing and management division, IBM plans to acquire customer analytics software company Tealeaf Technology, it announced Wednesday.

  • Hands on with Amazon Cloud Drive for Mac

    Premium-Inhalt. The roster sort of sounds like Santa's reindeer roll-call: On Dropbox, on SkyDrive, on iCloud, on Google! And now, Amazon becomes the latest company/sleigh-puller to dive into the Desktop Cloud Storage Wars of 2012.

  • Google Drive Begs the Question: Who Owns Your Data in the Cloud?

    Premium-Inhalt. Like any new technology, data storage in the cloud has gone through a maturation period. Employees started out, way back in 2007, moving a few files over to . Then, IT started experimenting with cloud storage through more robust services like . Now, executives are starting to wonder if all enterprise storage can be hosted in the cloud, and not in an on-premise data center.

  • Verizon's 4G LTE-to-the-Home Service Launches Thursday

    Premium-Inhalt. Verizon will expand its LTE data service to residential customers starting Thursday, giving consumers another option for home broadband service. is available "nationwide," but check to see if you are covered by Verizon's LTE network and think about whether you can deal with rather stingy .

  • Remains of the Day: Lost in time

    Premium-Inhalt. Apple's new technology may literally be ahead of its time; a newly discovered internal video sent Apple staff in time; and despite a big Wednesday payout, one senior executive still has a little time on his stock clock. It's time to face the remainders for Wednesday, May 2, 2012.

  • Judge again orders Apple, Samsung to streamline claims in iPad patent case

    Premium-Inhalt. Apple and Samsung Electronics have until Monday to further boil down the number of claims to be considered in the sweeping intellectual-property lawsuit concerning their smartphone and tablet products, which is now scheduled to go to trial July 30.

  • Does Mozilla coming out against CISPA matter?

    Premium-Inhalt. Enterprise sector for the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, is hardly crumbing. But there is a crack in the wall.

  • Facebook will enable custom 'action links' for reacting to shared content

    Premium-Inhalt. Facebook will add a set of "action links" to its social networking service that give users a third way to react to posts in their news feeds, in addition to liking or sharing them, the company said Wednesday.

  • Microsoft to retire Windows Live brand ahead of Windows 8 launch

    Premium-Inhalt. Due to a reporting error, the story "Microsoft to retire Windows Live brand ahead of Windows 8 launch," posted on Wednesday, misidentified the author of the Microsoft blog post the story refers to.

  • Remember Windows Live? Forget it.

    Premium-Inhalt. offers a range of services such as email and messaging under the banner of Live, but that is about to end, shifting instead to a tight integration with Windows 8 that will drop the Live name and become an invisible part of Windows 8.

  • Cloud Computing Gains in Federal Government

    Premium-Inhalt. The federal government may not be renowned for its operational speed or agility, and certainly IT is no exception, but federal agency CIOs and their employees have gradually been warming to the new model of cloud computing, according to a panel of industry executives speaking at a conference here on Wednesday.

  • Take a Break With Totem Destroyer 2 Game in Your Browser

    Premium-Inhalt. Totem Destroyer 2 is a fun free Flash game in which you must not destroy a totem. It's an interesting name, really: A bit like calling Tetris "Tower Builder." Totem Destroyer 2 does have a lot of destruction: Your totem lies atop a pile of assorted bricks, and you must destroy almost all bricks without having the totem fall down to the ground.

  • Amazon Releases Desktop App for Its Cloud Storage Service

    Premium-Inhalt. If you have an Amazon account, you also have five gigabytes of free online storage for your files at your disposal through the service. You may not have known that, though, because accessing that space hasn't been as easy as it is with services like Dropbox and SkyDrive.

  • Track Your Running Route With MapMyRun

    Premium-Inhalt. Whether you're a serious runner or a casual jogger, tracking your workouts will help you get and stay in shape. Enter MapMyRUN. This free (but ad-supported; ad-free paid versions available) cloud-based service offers a host of tools for runners of all levels.

  • Microsoft to retire Windows Live brand ahead of Windows 8 launch

    Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft will retire the Windows Live brand as it gets ready to release what it describes as a more connected set of online consumer services with the launch of its Windows 8 operating system.

  • Who needs Google Fiber? Orono, Maine, getting 1Gbps broadband network

    Premium-Inhalt. Small-town Maine may be known best for its lobster and as the setting for several Stephen King books, but soon it could become known for its high-speed fiber network as well.

  • Interop puts software-defined networking in limelight

    Premium-Inhalt. The potential game-changing technology that surrounds software-defined networking (SDN) will be center stage at Interop next week with high-profile product introductions, technology demos and information sessions all set to roll.

  • Retail Tablet Wars: Target to Expel Amazon's Kindles from Store Shelves

    Premium-Inhalt. Target was the first brick-and-mortar store to sell Amazon's Kindle, but now the two companies are severing ties.

  • FCC launches new mobile broadband subsidy

    Premium-Inhalt. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has begun the process to get competitive bids for new mobile broadband subsidies designed to bring 3G or 4G service to areas in the country that do not have it.

  • Facebook roadshow starts Monday; IPO on May 18?

    Premium-Inhalt. Facebook officials continue to decline to respond to speculation on when the social networking company will pull the trigger on its highly-anticipated initial public offering.

  • IE 'silent' upgrade helps put newest browser on Windows

    Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft's decision late last year to switch on "silent" upgrades for Internet Explorer (IE) has moved some Windows users to newer versions, but has had little, if any, impact on the oldest editions, IE6 and IE7, according to usage statistics.

  • Facebook's open-source data-center project gains strength

    Premium-Inhalt. Facebook's year-old project to develop open-source hardware designs with the aim to build efficient data centers gained momentum on Wednesday, with some top technology companies joining the effort and introducing server designs.

  • How to Build an Always-On, Always-Available Enterprise

    Premium-Inhalt. Imagine the following: You work in the Infrastructure and Operations (I&O) department of a large retailer with a significant online e-commerce presence, and at noon today, a critical component of your infrastructure failed. While you scramble to find a solution, your company's Website that brings in tens of thousands of dollars a day is greeting all of your potential customers with an error message and the social networks are starting to buzz. But to make matters worse, today is not a normal day -- it's one of the highest volume days of the year.

  • Elgato's bus-powered Thunderbolt SSD

    Premium-Inhalt. Coming in 120GB and 240GB capacities, and priced at $430 and $700 respectively, Elgato's is a solid-state drive that offers a nice speed boost over FireWire 800, but is overall slower than other Thunderbolt drives we've tested. (We tested the 240GB version.)

  • Arista teams with VMware, Big Switch, Nebula for SDNs

    Premium-Inhalt. switch vendor next week will demonstrate how to build a software-defined cloud network using its switches, and controllers from partners VMware, Big Switch and Nebula.

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