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RIM ups its subscriber tally

Research in Motion on Thursday confirmed its outlook for its fiscal fourth quarter and expects to add more subscribers than initially projected.RIM said it expect fourth quarter subscriber additions to be 15 percent to 20 percent higher than the 1.

February 20, 2008 by


Your IT project is toast when...

TechRepublic has a top 10 of signs indicating that your IT project is about to get cut. The top 10 highlights how projects can run amok and chances are you may have lived through a few of these management woes.

February 20, 2008 by


News to know: Black Hat; VoIP design flaws; Vista SP1; Apple

Notable headlines:Nate McFeters: Black Hat, Day 1: Cracking GSM and skimming ATMsGeorge Ou: Design flaw in wireless VoIP handsets endanger the enterpriseMary Jo Foley: Microsoft fleshes out small-, mid-size Windows server plans Microsoft suspends distribution of Vista SP1 prerequisite updateLiveStation: Another Microsoft Silverlight touch pointEd Bott: How do you benchmark real-world work?Jason O'Grady: MacBook Pro Penryn update imminent.

February 20, 2008 by


H-Store: Complete destruction of the old DBMS order?

Via a project called H-Store, Mike Stonebraker proposes to manage high-end OLTP databases entirely in RAM, with no disks, no redo logs, little multi-threading, and only optimistic locking. And by the way, he wants to replace SQL with Ruby or Python.

February 20, 2008 by Curt Monash


VC funding in Chinese IT companies falls

Venture capital funding in Chinese information technology companies was $992 million in 2007, down 9 percent from 2006, according to data from Dow Jones VentureSource.The slowdown in venture funding for technology companies is striking given that funding in China hit its highest level in six years with $2.

February 19, 2008 by