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SIM-only sales on the up

SIM-only sales on the up

Mobile Today reports that SIM-only sales have increased 65 percent this year.This is a market that will continue to grow for some time, especially as 3G-enabled mini-laptops like the Acer Aspire One become more popular.

June 6, 2008 by

Thirteen new Gmail features

Thirteen new Gmail features

Introducing Gmail Labs -- a giant list of mostly useless Gmail extensions. Even though I'm underwhelmed by the current offering, it's encouraging to see that Google may make Gmail more of a platform than a simple one size fits all webmail application.

June 6, 2008 by

MobileTechRoundup show #136, Netbook, Netbook, Netbook

MobileTechRoundup show #136, Netbook, Netbook, Netbook

John posted a Netbook roundup from Computex article that I thought would go perfectly with our latest MobileTechRoundup show #136 where we spent most of the time talking about these small laptops. We also talked about Kevin's "web-only" challenge so make sure to follow him at jkOnTheRun to see how he is getting along with using as few desktop applications as possible while still being productive. James and I have the Nokia N78 in hand and I personally think this device may be a hot seller as it has now taken over my T-Mobile SIM. Kevin also talked about the Windows Mobile SideShow functionality, but doesn't think it has much use at this time.

June 6, 2008 by

Daily Debrief: Retouching 'The Godfather'

In Friday's edition of the Daily Debrief, CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi and Jim Kerstetter discuss the digital retouching of classic film The Godfather. Hear exactly what director Francis Ford Coppola requested from the technicians cleaning up his masterpiece.

June 6, 2008 by

Google I/O 2008: It's a wrap

Google I/O 2008: It's a wrap

This is my last posting on the Google I/O developer's conference held last week in San Francisco. Even though the conference was only two days long, I took about 12,000 words of notes and nearly 200 photos so it took a while to sift through.

June 6, 2008 by

Killing project vampires

Killing project vampires

Many failing IT projects are quiet, hanging around almost indefinitely like a form of annoying background noise. These purposeless ghosts consume time and resources, perhaps fulfilling a checklist on some bureaucrat's chart, while ultimately producing little return. Such project vampires should be stabbed through the heart and put to rest.

June 6, 2008 by

Xerox CEO: Time for Washington's help

She's been called the second most powerful woman in business. By now, she may be No. 1. In a wide-ranging discussion about technology, politics, and her company's plans, Xerox's CEO tells News.com's Charles Cooper that the tech industry hasn't found a particularly sympathetic ear in the nation's capital, especially when it comes to the hot-button topic of H-1B visas.

June 6, 2008

Xerox CEO: Time for Washington's help

She's been called the second most powerful woman in business. By now, she may be No. 1. In a wide-ranging discussion about technology, politics, and her company's plans, Xerox's CEO tells News.com's Charles Cooper that the tech industry hasn't found a particularly sympathetic ear in the nation's capital, especially when it comes to the hot-button topic of H-1B visas.

June 6, 2008 by

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