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Netscape to Napster: What became of yesterday's giants?
Now that Winamp's gone, a few pale ghosts are all that's left of the killer apps from the turn of the century. Read More

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Major forces drive requirement for new application platform
Cloud computing, rampant mobility, Big Data, and social business have created challenges never seen before. There is a need for a new application platform. In this webcast, find out about the forces shaping the 'third platform', and why the move to the third platform is the only way to meet customer needs. Learn more

Microsoft's Graveyard: 16 products that Microsoft has killed
Some were killed off, others folded into new products. Either way, no product lives forever. Read More

Cal Poly joins national cybersecurity educational effort
  California Polytechnic State University has launched an educational initiative that places the school among the scores of universities starting programs to graduate cybersecurity pros. Read More

20-plus eye-popping Black Friday tablet, computer & tech deals
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'Pawn Stars' take down the Chromebook, on Microsoft's behalf
Microsoft has hired what could be devastatingly effective new pitchmen to bash Google's Chromebook - the cast of "Pawn Stars." The show, which debuted on the History Channel in 2009, remains one of the network's highest-rated shows and its cast enjoys considerable popularity outside of the show. Read More

New Juniper CEO: Meet the real Shaygan Kheradpir
From FiOS to the CIO Hall of Fame to Twitter: Kheradpir makes for an interesting choice by Juniper. Read More

The latest battleground for cloud marketing wars: Newspapers
  Open up your morning New York Times or Wall Street Journal and you may see the latest ad from a cloud computing company praising the virtues of their services. It's the latest push by some vendors, including VMware, IBM and Pivotal, and it's coming with some snarky fallout too. Technology companies have long taken to traditional media outlets to pitch their products, but in recent weeks the back and... Read More

Thanksgiving special: 8 tech developments to be sorta kinda thankful for
As Thanksgiving approaches, it's always useful to spend a few minutes appreciating some of the good stuff in the world of networking and beyond. But we don't want to be too, too Pollyanna-ish, do we? So here are a handful of things that we can all be thankful for, as long as we don't look too carefully. 1. Windows RT is going away Read More

VMware adds more scale to Virtual SAN beta
VMware has posted a new beta release of Virtual SAN (VSAN) that lets enterprises add more storage capacity and management features. Read More

Extreme starts anew after Enterasys buy
Now that Extreme Networks has closed its acquisition of Enterasys, it's time to focus on the task at hand as a company twice its previous size. Read More

15 FREE steganography apps for mobile devices
Hide messages within innocent-looking photos and audio files from your phone or tablet Read More

Products of the week 11.2513
Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Extreme and BeyondTrust Read More

Microsoft to finally euthanize Windows RT
Microsoft has made it semi-official: Windows RT will go away, eventually. It was a bad idea that never went anywhere, and now it looks like the company is giving up the ghost on this one. Word comes from Julie Larson-Green, the former Windows group head who is now in charge of Microsoft's devices unit. The Verge reports that during the UBS Global Technology Conference last week, she said: Read More

12 Best Free iOS 7 Holiday Shopping Apps
Braving the long lines and crowds for holiday shopping on Black Friday (and beyond)? Use these free iOS7 shopping apps to make your life a little bit easier. Read More

Black Friday doorbuster deals: The TVs, phones, and PCs that aren't total ripoffs
Legitimate Black Friday deals are notoriously difficult to snare--and finding them seems to be getting harder every year, as store opening times creep closer and closer to Thanksgiving dinner. Read More

iPhoneys: Latest, greatest iPhone 6 concepts
The newfangled iPhone 6 models envisioned by creative designers around the world probably won't find their way into products for the holidays this year, but at least you have the new iPhone 5S and 5C to satisfy you for now. Read More

10 things we learned – or didn't -- from Cisco's Insieme launch
Cisco's introduction of the Insieme Networks product line and strategy was the most anticipated networking announcement in almost two years. It represents Cisco's response to the software-defined networking trend pervading the industry, and threatening Cisco's dominance and profits. While not a watershed moment – Insieme didn't change Cisco's modus operandii, as explained below -- Insieme is nonetheless one of the most important events and product introductions in Cisco's history. Here are 10 things we learned or have yet to learn from the Insieme launch: Read More



20-plus eye-popping Black Friday tablet, computer & tech deals

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