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Cracking Open the Palm Pre

Cracking Open the Palm Pre

In partnership with iFixit, TechRepublic cracks open the Palm Pre, the latest smartphone from Sprint. The Palm Pre is supposed to give the Apple iPhone a run for its money - we see if it can.

June 11, 2009 by in Mobility

Gallery: Cisco moves into blade servers

Gallery: Cisco moves into blade servers

Cisco's Unified Computing System aims to unify components of the data center into one footprint. The goal is to cut the total cost of ownership by 20 percent in capital expenses and up to 30 percent in operating expenses.

March 16, 2009 by in Servers

Image Gallery: eWallet 6 for Windows Mobile

Image Gallery: eWallet 6 for Windows Mobile

Ilium Software's eWallet software is designed to let you securely carry all of your vital data (social security numbers, bank account logins/passwords, and more) with you on your mobile phone or PDA. eWallet 6 offer 2560bit AES FIPS encryption so your data is secure.

June 2, 2008 by in Hardware

Image Gallery: SplashMoney for Windows Mobile

Image Gallery: SplashMoney for Windows Mobile

As we move to managing most of our money on the internet, it becomes more important to be able to track that data closely. With SplashMoney for Windows Mobile you can now view your banking information, manage transactions, setup budgets, track your spending, and more all from your mobile phone. You no longer have to wonder where all that money went and can see it disappear in full color on your device.

April 28, 2008 by in Banking

The month ahead: Partnerships and products expected

The kids are back at school, conventions are back on the calendar, and tech companies are laying the groundwork for the holidays. ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das and senior editor Sam Diaz preview September's anticipated holiday offerings and trade show announcements.

August 31, 2009 in Banking

Who will benefit most from the cloud?

At the OpenSource World event in San Francisco, Lew Tucker, vice president and CTO of cloud computing at Sun Microsystems, explained that many developing countries are skipping over acquiring their own servers and going right to the cloud. Because of the cost effectiveness, the move may spur their economies and create jobs. This could also hold true for the U.S. government, currently creating its own cloud as well.

August 13, 2009 in Banking

What drives solar stocks?

At the Intersolar Conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Vishal Shah, solar equities research analyst at Barclays Capital, predicted that the U.S. market will remain a strong force for solar stocks as commercial projects continue to grow. In addition, he says, many other countries--China, India, and Japan, among others--have added government incentives to their solar strategy.

July 15, 2009 in Banking

Freemium: The first business model of the 21st century

At the Revenue Bootcamp Conference in Mountain View, Calif., Chris Anderson, author of "Free: The Future of a Radical Price," discusses how different companies use the free-to-premium, or freemium model to not only make money, but often keep customers at a higher rate than fully paid services. There are many economies--ones of status, time, information and more--and the trick is to get people to trade their money for one of them.

July 15, 2009 in Banking

Going from free to premium

How do you get your customers to pay for what they already get for free? Panelists at the Revenue Bootcamp Conference stress listening to your users, doing lots of testing, and not being afraid to make mistakes in the beginning. Panelists include Will Harvey, co-founder and chairman of IMVU; Scott Hintz, co-founder of TripIt; and Alice Lankester, former vice president of marketing at Photobucket. Moderator: Joyce Chung of Garage Technology Ventures.

July 14, 2009 in Banking

What's working and what's not in SEO?

At the Revenue Bootcamp Conference in Mountain View, Calif., panelists discussed the best ways to drive traffic to your site. Dion Lim, COO of SimplyHired.com, stresses his company's success with partnerships--if you make people money, he says, they'll be your friends for life. Neil Patel, a Quick Sprout Blogger, says to develop relationships with bloggers to generate buzz, and Anita Cohen-Williams, founder of MySearchGuru, claims that organic SEO is not dead--rather, it's still very important. The panel was moderated by Charlene Li, founder of The Altimeter Group.

July 13, 2009 in Banking

Tomorrow's smart grid

At the Churchill Club's 11th Annual Top Ten Tech Trends, venture capitalists discuss whether the smart grid and smart meter trends will continue to produce innovation and what the motivating factors will be.

May 29, 2009 in Banking

The future of clean-tech investing

At the Greentech Media and Groom Energy, Enterprise Carbon Accounting Summit in Burlingame, Calif., venture capitalists discuss the outlook of investing in smart grids, carbon management, and energy-monitoring tools. At debate is how to invest capital in an efficient way.

May 15, 2009 in Banking

Are Super Bowl spots recession-proof?

Amidst financial turmoil, businesses are forking over enormous sums of money to secure airtime during Super Bowl Sunday. ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das talks to senior editor Sam Diaz about the expected lineup (of commercials, not football players). Diaz covers which companies are in, out, and new on the scene.

January 28, 2009 in Banking

Refining vegetable oil into diesel fuel

At the AlwaysOn Venture Summit in Half Moon Bay, Calif., Peter Bell, co-founder of Renewable Fuel Products, explains that his company's reactors are small and mobile enough to be loaded onto the back of a truck and taken wherever the waste oil is being created. They process an end product that can be used wherever people use diesel, with no special modifications. Through money from carbon credits, he says that developing countries will soon be able to gain access to this reactor as well.

December 5, 2008 in Banking

Venture Capitalists: We're still open for business

At a VentureBeat conference on managing through the economic downturn, a panel of venture capitalists painted a gloomy picture for the economy overall. But they're still making investments, they said. Rafe Needleman covered the event and got reactions from experienced and new entrepreneurs.

November 7, 2008 in Banking

Visa CIO: Michael Dreyer

Michael Dreyer, CIO of Visa talks to ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das about developing transaction technologies for its financial payment network including new wallet-less and contact-less payment solutions. Dreyer also discusses what it takes to process and handle more than 300 million transactions on a daily basis, and the company's response to the recent credit crisis rippling through the global economy.

October 7, 2008 in Banking

Biofuel cheaper than $50-a-barrel oil?

At the AlwaysOn GoingGreen conference in Sausalito, Calif., Susan Mac Cormac of Morrison & Foerster moderates a panel discussion about the benefits and risks of biofuel. Vinod Khosla of Khosla Ventures says that biofuel solutions could be cheaper than $50-a-barrel oil in 10 years if the venture capital community backs emerging technologies and starts funding new green start-ups.

September 17, 2008 in Banking

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