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Wednesday, July 01, 2009 10:07 AM

Geek Chic: Hotspots for Summer Vacations

by Tony Kontzer Any self-respecting geek knows a good summer getaway isn't built around Disneyland or the Grand Canyon or Hawaii, places where the normal, non-techie throngs gather. Instead, it's about ....

Monday, June 22, 2009 10:06 AM

Computer Bugs, Literally

by Tony Kontzer A message to all you technologists out there who feel hamstrung by tight budgets, skeleton staffs, and uncertain futures: You could be playing Dr. Frankenstein with federal funds instead. ....

Wednesday, June 17, 2009 09:06 AM

SAP Decides to Go to the Prom

by Tony Kontzer When I was a senior in high school, I was not a member of the "in" crowd. In fact, my friends and I mocked the "in" crowd for being superficial and trendy, and we knew (hoped?) that most o....

Monday, June 15, 2009 10:06 AM

Is Google the Next Halliburton?

by Tony Kontzer In the latest issue of Funny Times (a collection of left-leaning cartoons and columns), there's a drawing of a man with his finger lodged up his nose, and the caption reads, "Oops! Is big ....

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 10:06 AM

Like a Virgin: Google Partners to Promote Cloud Computing

by Tony Kontzer What happens when The Cloud meets a man with his head in the clouds? We'll all find out June 24 when Richard Branson, the eccentric billionaire adventurer and entrepreneur behind Virgin At....

Wednesday, June 03, 2009 10:06 AM

China's Great Firewall Stands Tall on Tiananmen's Anniversay

The famous picture of a man standing in front of a line of tanks on their way to Tiananmen Square in 1989 is not so famous in some places: "The image is largely blocked on the Internet in China. Despite it....

Wednesday, June 03, 2009 10:06 AM

Is the Man Keeping You Down?

The Justice Department is investigating alleged collusion between big tech companies to manipulate the labor market and keep worker salaries down. Dignan pooh-poohs the entire thing, before acknowledging ....

Thursday, May 21, 2009 16:05 PM

Scary Internet Sex Much Worse Than Paper Variety

Craigslist is having a little spat with the State of South Carolina. SC attorney general Henry McMaster singled out the online service for ads pertaining to what some call "adult-oriented" fare. Craigsl....

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 10:05 AM

Why the Preceding Blog Post is Wrong About Twitter

Tony Kontzer posts an entertaining and insightful rant about Twitter. The micromessaging service is overexposed, and people do use it for all kinds of silly things. But the Twitter backlash is very sim....

Monday, May 11, 2009 10:05 AM

Smarter Search with WolframAlpha

UPDATE: How Google will respond to WolframAlpha Coincidental with the release of the new Star Trek movie is the appearance of WolframAlpha, a search engine capable of delivering the sort of answers to com....

Monday, May 04, 2009 10:05 AM

Are You Ready for the Next Internet?

By Tony Kontzer So it turns out this Internet thing is a bit behind the times, and we're all running on an old version, and CIOs need to get up to speed on this. Allow me to explain. Vint Cerf, Google's ....

Monday, May 04, 2009 10:05 AM

Preparing for a Pandemic

by Tony Kontzer Over the weekend, I got the kind of voice mail that's getting our country very worked up these days. It was a message from the superintendent of the Berkeley (Calif.) School District, in w....

Thursday, April 30, 2009 16:04 PM

Battle of the Television Titans?

Disney is joining the team at Hulu, which means that the teevee-on-the-web service is now partnered with three of the four major networks. That means a lot more programming, new and old, will be available....

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 10:04 AM

Healthcare IT Hit in Recession

by Tony Kontzer President Obama's plan to extend healthcare coverage, already confronted with a surprising snag, now faces a significant test on the IT front. Healthcare IT News reports that a new America....

Friday, April 24, 2009 10:04 AM

Feds Failing Cybersecurity

by Ericka Chickowski Last week, the White House's acting senior director of cyberspace, Melissa Hathaway, spoke in front of a packed audience at the RSA conference in San Francisco, presumably to fill the....

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