The Industry Standard - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/21441 en Apple will keep pushing for a sales ban on Samsung products http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/apple-will-keep-pushing-sales-ban-samsung-products-249522?source=rss_the_industry_standard <p>Apple will appeal a judge's order that denied its request for a sales ban on Samsung products that were found to infringe its patents.</p> <p>A jury in California decided in May that Samsung infringed three of Apple's patents and <a href="http://www.macworld.com/article/2150770/jury-finds-samsung-infringed-some-apple-patents-must-pay-120m-in-damages.html" target="_blank">awarded the iPhone maker $119.6 million</a> in damages.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Apple Samsung Android Intellectual Property iPhone Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:03:44 +0000 admin 249522 at http://www.infoworld.com Hillary Clinton: 'Our technology companies are not part of our government' http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/hillary-clinton-our-technology-companies-are-not-part-of-our-government-249449?source=rss_the_industry_standard <p>Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for a "global compact" on surveillance and the use of collected data, saying the U.S. isn't the only country that does it and American technology companies are unfairly targeted for the government's actions.</p> <p>"The U.S. government doesn't use information for commercial purposes," while other countries do, Clinton said.</p> Security The Industry Standard Internet Privacy Government Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:54:21 +0000 admin 249449 at http://www.infoworld.com How Microsoft could beat Google and even AWS to lead the cloud http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/how-microsoft-could-beat-google-and-even-aws-lead-the-cloud-249137?source=rss_the_industry_standard <p>Microsoft Azure <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/azure-services-suffer-another-outage-248646">took an unexpected dirt nap</a> last week. This is not good news for Microsoft, which identified the Azure IaaS and PaaS cloud as key to its success. Azure competes against Amazon Web Services, Google, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Verizon, and others, with <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/try-again-cloud-contenders-amazon-google-and-microsoft-have-won-247922">AWS and Google as the main rivals</a>. Among such contenders, Azure can't afford many missteps.</p> Cloud Computing The Industry Standard Microsoft Azure Cloud Computing Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 David Linthicum 249137 at http://www.infoworld.com The care and feeding of a rockstar developer http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-jobs/the-care-and-feeding-of-rockstar-developer-249224?source=rss_the_industry_standard <p>Developers rule in the current tech landscape and have their choice of prime positions at any number of major companies. They appear to be on a promised path, with companies fighting for their services. The world is their oyster, so it seems.</p> Application Development The Industry Standard IT Jobs Application Development IT Training IDG Insider Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 uphan 249224 at http://www.infoworld.com Get a job: The top 10 hottest IT skills today http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/get-job-the-top-10-hottest-it-skills-today-249305?source=rss_the_industry_standard <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/IT_jobs_hp.gif" alt="Get a job: The top 10 hottest IT skills today" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>It's time for a fall tune-up, not for your car, but for your career.</p> The Industry Standard IT Jobs Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Bill Snyder 249305 at http://www.infoworld.com Friend or foe? Microsoft partners wary of Office 365 migration plans http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/friend-or-foe-microsoft-partners-wary-of-office-365-migration-plans-249195?source=rss_the_industry_standard <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/office_365_cloud.jpg" alt="Friend or foe?</div> Cloud Computing Microsoft Windows The Industry Standard Microsoft Exchange Microsoft Office 365 Technology Consulting Office Software Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:03:01 +0000 J. Peter Bruzzese 249195 at http://www.infoworld.com How to help block the Comcast/Time Warner merger http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/how-help-block-the-comcasttime-warner-merger-249087?source=rss_the_industry_standard <p>You have less than 24 hours to tell the policy makers in Washington, D.C., that you want them to stop the anti-consumer, anti-competitive&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2097880/consumer-groups-want-government-to-reject-comcasttime-warner-cable-deal.html" target="_blank">mega-merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable</a>. By Tuesday morning, the FCC will have stopped taking comments and your chance to be heard will be gone but the voices of the lobbyists who spend millions to get their ways will still be ringing loud and clear.</p> The Industry Standard Internet M&A Government Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:44:55 +0000 admin 249087 at http://www.infoworld.com Report: Amazon building ad system to compete with Google's http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/report-amazon-building-ad-system-compete-googles-249052?source=rss_the_industry_standard <p>Amazon plans to expand its small online ad delivery business enough to take on Google's AdWords, according to a Wall Street Journal report.</p> <p>The company is developing a platform for delivering ads both on its own properties and other sites, potentially creating a significant new source of revenue for the e-commerce giant, the report said. The move could also reduce the number of Google-delivered ads on Amazon's own site.</p> The Industry Standard Amazon.com Google E-commerce Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:50:04 +0000 admin 249052 at http://www.infoworld.com Dark skies hang over midtier cloud providers http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/dark-skies-hang-over-midtier-cloud-providers-248734?source=rss_the_industry_standard <p>We now have <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/try-again-cloud-contenders-amazon-google-and-microsoft-have-won-247922">three major cloud leaders</a>: Amazon Web Services, Google, and Microsoft. As the cloud market continues to mature, I predict that the runners-up will have an increasingly hard time keeping pace. Even if they are more innovative and creative, some aspects of being a cloud leader come down to the money you can spend -- and market leaders have more to spend.</p> Cloud Computing The Industry Standard Cloud Computing Technology Business Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 David Linthicum 248734 at http://www.infoworld.com Republicans to FCC: Don't force municipal broadband on us http://www.infoworld.com/t/net-neutrality/republicans-fcc-dont-force-municipal-broadband-us-248943?source=rss_the_industry_standard <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/congress.jpg" alt="Republicans to FCC: Don't force municipal broadband on us" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Amanda Walker</p> Networking The Industry Standard Net Neutrality Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:19:04 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 248943 at http://www.infoworld.com Good news from HP: It could be worse http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/good-news-hp-it-could-be-worse-248870?source=rss_the_industry_standard <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/meg_whitman.jpg" alt="Good news from HP: It could be worse" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Reuters/Stephen Lam</p></em></div> The Industry Standard Hewlett-Packard (HP) Technology Business Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Bill Snyder 248870 at http://www.infoworld.com HP reports surprise growth as PC sales climb http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/hp-reports-surprise-growth-pc-sales-climb-248869?source=rss_the_industry_standard <p>Hewlett-Packard reported a slight uptick in revenue for the second calendar quarter as its PC sales increased again.</p> <p>HP's revenue climbed 1 percent to $27.6 billion for the quarter ended July 31, the company announced Wednesday. It was the first year-on-year revenue growth HP has reported in three years.</p> The Industry Standard Hewlett-Packard (HP) Desktop PCs Servers Technology Business Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:40:23 +0000 admin 248869 at http://www.infoworld.com In his own words: Best quotes of Steve Ballmer http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/in-his-own-words-best-quotes-of-steve-ballmer-248769?source=rss_the_industry_standard <p>Steve Ballmer's <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft-windows/ballmer-exits-microsoft-board-stock-market-nods-approval-248756">decision to step down from Microsoft's board</a> draws to a close a 34 year-long career that took him from business manager to CEO.</p> <p>During that time, he's spoken hundreds of times at events and in interviews. Here are some of his most memorable quotes.</p> The Industry Standard Steve Ballmer Technology Business Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:45:27 +0000 admin 248769 at http://www.infoworld.com In Microsoft's cloud quest, some will get left behind http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/in-microsofts-cloud-quest-some-will-get-left-behind-248739?source=rss_the_industry_standard <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/microsoft_road.jpg" alt="In Microsoft's cloud quest, some will get left behind" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p> Applications Application Development Microsoft Windows The Industry Standard Microsoft Azure Microsoft Office 365 Agile Development IT Management Cloud Computing Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 J. Peter Bruzzese 248739 at http://www.infoworld.com FCC allowed to question AT&T, Verizon on business broadband pricing http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/fcc-allowed-question-att-verizon-business-broadband-pricing-248737?source=rss_the_industry_standard <p>The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has the green light to collect new data on the pricing of so-called special access services, the middle-mile network services used to deliver business broadband and mobile service backhaul.</p> The Industry Standard Internet Federal Regulations Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:52:02 +0000 admin 248737 at http://www.infoworld.com Steve Ballmer steps down from Microsoft's board http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/steve-ballmer-steps-down-microsofts-board-248732?source=rss_the_industry_standard <p>About six months after retiring as CEO of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer has relinquished his seat on the company's board of directors effective immediately, citing a busy schedule and confidence in the company's current and future financial performance.</p> Computer Hardware The Industry Standard Technology Business Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:18:18 +0000 admin 248732 at http://www.infoworld.com VC investors hot for the cloud, mobile, and robots http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/vc-investors-hot-the-cloud-mobile-and-robots-248698?source=rss_the_industry_standard <p>Venture capital fundraising has picked up steam in the U.S., with cloud computing, mobile technology, and robotics getting solid backing.</p> <p>U.S. technology companies are looking at a strong investment climate with global investor confidence in U.S. companies up significantly for the third year in a row, according to the 2014 Global Venture Capital Confidence Survey released by consulting firm Deloitte &amp; Touche and the National Venture Capital Association, a trade group for the U.S. venture capital industry.</p> The Industry Standard Startups Technology Business Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:30:58 +0000 admin 248698 at http://www.infoworld.com Google acquires Jetpac to boost image recognition know-how http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/google-acquires-jetpac-boost-image-recognition-know-how-248593?source=rss_the_industry_standard <p>Google has acquired Jetpac, known for image recognition and processing.</p> <p>Jetpac <a href="https://www.jetpac.com" target="_blank">wrote on its website</a> that it's joining Google, and would be removing its app from the App Store in the coming days. The company will stop offering support on Sept. 15, it said. Google confirmed the deal but had nothing to add to what Jetpac wrote, a spokeswoman said via email.</p> The Industry Standard Google M&A Search Engines Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:08:47 +0000 admin 248593 at http://www.infoworld.com FCC extends Net neutrality comment period to Sept. 15 http://www.infoworld.com/d/networking/fcc-extends-net-neutrality-comment-period-sept-15-248566?source=rss_the_industry_standard <p>The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has extended a deadline for comments on its proposed Net neutrality rules to Sept. 15, giving members of the public more time to weigh in on how the government should regulate Web traffic.</p> Networking The Industry Standard Internet Net Neutrality Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:01:31 +0000 admin 248566 at http://www.infoworld.com Samsung buys SmartThings in ambitious push to connect your home http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/samsung-buys-smartthings-in-ambitious-push-connect-your-home-248474?source=rss_the_industry_standard <p>Samsung has agreed to buy SmartThings, a two-year-old startup that makes software to connect household objects and let them be controlled from afar via smartphone.</p> <p>The deal, announced Thursday, gives Samsung a solid foothold in the burgeoning "Internet of things" market. IoT generally involves connecting objects such as cameras, sensors and appliances using a wireless Internet connection and controlling them or collecting data.</p> The Industry Standard Internet of Things Samsung Consumer Electronics M&A Fri, 15 Aug 2014 11:27:17 +0000 admin 248474 at http://www.infoworld.com