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June 7, 2010, 12:28pm PDT
Apple CEO, Steve Jobs introduces iPhone 4 at the company¹s World Wide Developers Conference in San Francisco. Features include a new glass and steel design, a built in antenna and a higher resolution screen.
May 20, 2010, 12:50pm PDT
At Google I/O in San Francisco, Google executive Rishi Chandra demos the company’s new TV platform, which integrates traditional television with Web features. Running on Android, the platform lets users search for shows on TV or watch on-demand video content through the Web.
May 19, 2010, 3:25pm PDT
At Google I/O in San Francisco, Google execs Vic Gundotra and Sundar Pichai push HTML5 technologies to conference attendees. The execs believe switching development efforts from desktop-based applications to Web-based applications is key to continuing growth in the medium.
May 19, 2010, 1:48pm PDT
At Google I/O in San Francisco, Google's Vic Gundotra unveils a new royalty-free video format called WebM. Google has partnered with software developers Mozilla and Opera to support the encoding technology in their browsers. The format is based on the VP8 technology that Google acquired from On2 Technologies in February.
May 6, 2010, 1:57pm PDT
At the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, Jeff Pierce, manager of Mobile Computer Research at IBM, shows off the company's prototype mobile e-mail client. He also compares different usage patterns for how people use e-mail from their mobile devices and desktops.
May 6, 2010, 1:57pm PDT
At the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, Hilary Mason, lead scientist at Bitly, explains the rapid growth the company is experiencing with its software service and talks about the topics people are discussing most on the Web, including tech news, business, and entertainment.
May 5, 2010, 12:52pm PDT
At the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch compares Apple's recent moves regarding Flash to the fight over railroad gauge standardization 150 years ago, arguing that when one company tries to carve out an exclusive space for itself, it hurts competition and consumers. Lynch says regarding Apple's strategy, "I don't think it's the role of a company to decide what people should be making."
May 5, 2010, 11:25am PDT
At the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, Facebook's Paul Buchheit talks about short-form communication on Facebook and how the 'Like' button is a good example of a quick and lightweight application that allows users to engage more easily with their friends. Buchheit says, "We think that's the future of upcoming communication mediums."
May 5, 2010, 10:15am PDT
At the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, Lili Cheng, general manager of Microsoft's FUSE labs, demos the company's new social-networking aggregator. The new software features a social-feed stream, a "trending topics" section that goes a little deeper than the one Twitter offers, and the ability to bookmark items and add them as favorites.
April 29, 2010, 3:14pm PDT
At the Interop conference in Las Vegas, panelists discuss the issue of portability within the cloud. Simon Crosby of Citrix says nobody is served by proprietary stacks and touts the open virtualization format. Randy Rowland of Terremark adds that the biggest challenge in moving workloads between clouds is networking.
April 29, 2010, 12:46pm PDT | 2 | Latest comment by billballew
At the Interop conference in Las Vegas, Kristof Kloeckner, CTO of cloud computing at IBM, talks about the big trends in that arena and what that means for enterprise IT. He says the consumerization of IT is driving the expectations of how users access IT services and will lead to the evolution of IT infrastructure.
April 28, 2010, 1:34pm PDT
At the Interop conference in Las Vegas, Kevin Kennedy, CEO of Avaya, outlines the characteristics of Session Initiation Protocol. He sees SIP as a consolidating technology that will follow a similar adoption path to that of TCP/IP.
April 22, 2010, 3:26pm PDT
At the OnDemand conference in Palo Alto, Calif., venture capitalists debate the traits that make profitable SaaS companies and discuss what makes SaaS companies a worthwhile investment.
April 22, 2010, 12:18pm PDT
At the OnDemand conference in Palo Alto, Calif., NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson refutes the myth that customization is the Achilles' heel of cloud computing. He asserts that modification and adaptation are precisely how customers can gain productivity from the technology.
April 19, 2010, 4:17pm PDT
At a talk in front of students at UC Berkeley, Microsoft Chairman and philanthropist Bill Gates discusses the world issues he plans to work on during the next 20 years. He says his priorities are in developing vaccines for disease and improving health care for the poor.