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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 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

LinuxWorld: Merrill Lynch on going stateless

At the LinuxWorld conference in San Francisco, Jeffrey Birnbaum, managing director and chief technology architect at Merrill Lynch, speaks about using cloud computing to reduce the complexities and costs of financial services. He discusses the move away from dedicated machines and why old ideas like virtualization have become useful again.

August 5, 2008 in Banking

The future of tech IPOs

At the AlwaysOn Summit at Stanford University, Frank Quattrone, co-founder of Qatalyst, talks about the dismal condition of the current IPO market, why venture capitalist backed companies are not going public right now, and what the future holds.

July 25, 2008 in Banking

Evaluating the cost of solar

J. Michael Horowitz of the Stanford Group moderates a discussion on ‘green‘ finance and operational and maintenance costs associated with new solar projects at the Intersolar Conference 2008 and Greentech Media conference. Panel guests include Bob Cart of GreenVolts, Robert Morgan of Ausra, Suvi Sharma of Solaria, and John Woolard of Brightsource Energy.

July 16, 2008 in Banking

E-Loan CIO: Jay Shah

Jay Shah, CIO of internet financial services provider E-Loan, talks to CNET's Dan Farber about surviving a housing downturn by creating new compliant and certified mortgage products for its customers. He also discusses how the company is able to shorten the typical software cycle and develop financial solutions more quickly using Web 2.0 collaboration tools.

June 24, 2008 in Banking

Dignan's Memo: What's the plan, Carl?

ZDNet's Larry Dignan ponders whether activist shareholder Carl Icahn has a grand plan when it comes to turning Yahoo around. Dignan says that although Icahn wants to sell the company to Microsoft, it’s unclear if the software giant even wants to buy Yahoo anymore.

June 12, 2008 in Banking

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