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iPhone 3G S or Palm Pre? The decision-making process

iPhone 3G S or Palm Pre?  The decision-making process Jason Hiner: With all the great devices out there, like Google Ion, Nokia N97 and BlackBerry Tour, it's a good time to be in the market for a new smartphone. The bad news: After narrowing down my choices, I had a really tough time deciding between the iPhone 3G S and Palm Pre. See which one I chose and why.

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How the Internet devalues everything it touches

How the Internet devalues everything it touches  Tom Foremski: By reducing the costs of doing all manner of business, Internet-based disruptive technologies continue to erode the value of most products and services. Did the Internet help cause our current economic crisis? And where will it lead us next?

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FCC reacts, starts looking into carrier-exclusive deal

FCC reacts, starts looking into carrier-exclusive deal Sam Diaz: It was only a few days ago that four U.S. senators sent a letter to the FCC, asking the agency to investigate whether these carrier-exclusive deals - such as the Apple- AT&T deal for the iPhone - limit consumer choice. Now, Michael Copps, acting chairman of the FCC, said he has instructed the commission's staff to start examining these deals.

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Microsoft's Office 2010 Pro Plus: What's inside?

Microsoft's Office 2010 Pro Plus: What's inside? Mary Jo Foley: A month ago, Microsoft officials acknowledged the name and one feature of the company's forthcoming Office 2010 Pro Plus SKU. Thanks to a new slide from an alleged Microsoft presentation, now we know a bit more about what?s likely to debut in that version.

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Cheap jibe sullies SAP's SaaS strategy

Cheap jibe sullies SAP's SaaS strategy Phil Wainewright: If SAP wants to be considered a leader in the on-demand space, as John Wookey proclaimed in Amsterdam, then the last thing its top executives should be doing is going around belittling the achievements of other SaaS players.

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10 data center paradoxes -- out of complexity comes simplicity

10 data center paradoxes -- out of complexity comes simplicity Joe McKendrick: For every action there is an equally potent reaction, and that is certainly the case in IT developments we've been seeing as of late. Call them paradoxes if you will, but here are five of the top 10 paradoxical trends, based on the views of some leading experts and practitioners.

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Harry Fuller: One example of "smarter planet"
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WWDC 2009: Apple unveils iPhone 3G S

WWDC 2009: Apple unveils iPhone 3G S At Apple's WWDC in San Francisco, Apple's SVP of marketing, Philip Schiller, shows off a new, speedier iPhone. The iPhone 3G S features a 3-megapixel camera and can shoot video at 30 frames per second. The phone is available next week in the U.S and some other countries.

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WWDC 2009: Apple highlights Snow Leopard features

WWDC 2009: Apple highlights Snow Leopard features At Apple's WWDC in San Francisco, the company's SVP of Mac OS engineering, Craig Federighi, demos the Snow Leopard version of the operating system. For current Leopard users, the new OS--due in September--will be upgradable for $29.

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WWDC 2009: New 15-inch MacBook Pro revealed

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