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When Google disowns you

The latest Google user horror story shows that SaaS providers are still learning the hard way that the on-demand business is governed by the human emotion of trust.

August 5, 2008 by Phil Wainewright

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Dell's 'Cloud Computing' and other strange stuff

 and When I took a wee poke at Dell the other day I could not possibly have known that labeling something Hybrid and expecting us to meekly gobble it up was only the tip of what can only be described as an ill-conceived marketing strategy iceberg.Courtesy of Hugh MacLeod, my sometimes marketing sparring partner (and otherwise brilliant cartoonist), I learned of this 'Cloud Computing' trademark application made by Dell.

August 5, 2008 by Dennis Howlett

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Top US music retailers: Apple, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Amazon, Target

Without providing exact details on the number of digital tracks sold, NPD Group reports on top music retailers in the US in the first half of 2008. NPD’s data reflects the ongoing consumer shift from physical CDs to digital music, as iTunes maintained their leadership position reached earlier this year. Amazon rose from fifth place [...]

August 5, 2008 by AM

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NAB picks Oracle for core refresh

NAB has announced the first phase of its Next Generation Platform initiative to replace its core-banking systems this morning, naming Oracle its partner.

August 5, 2008 by Suzanne Tindal

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Telecom spending to reach $923.91 bln in 2008

Total communications spending is projected to increase 5.4% to $923.91 bln in 2008, as strong gains in the institutional and alternative media sectors offset the downward pressure of declining traditional advertising spending, according to Veronis Suhler Stevenson. The industry’s primary growth driver in 2008 is the institutional sector, particularly professional & business information services and [...]

August 5, 2008 by AM

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Google has Olympic fever

Since Google is spending a lot of time and money making sure they are the number one search engine in every country, or at least trying to, it's no surprise that Google has been looking at the Olympics as a huge opportunity that can't be missed.According to the IOC (Internation Olympic Committee), they will be publishing Olympic coverage to 77 countries on YouTube starting on August 8th.

August 5, 2008 by Garett Rogers

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What are you using for a helpdesk application?

One of my first jobs as tech director is to create a helpdesk for users across the district to submit support tickets, check the status of the tickets, and for me to aggregate data on support needs (i.e.

August 5, 2008 by Christopher Dawson

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Will the $12 computer pwn the $100 laptop?

A new proposal out of MIT (original home of the so-called $100 laptop from the OLPC) has gotten quite a bit of traction in the blogosphere and around the Web. A group of students, recalling their own early computing experiences in Apple II labs, is attempting to resurrect these ancient workhorses to facilitate computer education in developing countries.

August 5, 2008 by Christopher Dawson

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