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  • Group push-to-talk comes to BlackBerry, Windows smartphones

    Wouldn't it be great if you could press a button on your smartphone and broadcast to all your friends, or to groups of fellow employees? This kind of push-to-talk communications is now possible using Twisted Pair Solutions' new Wave Connections service.

  • Google apologizes for Gmail bug that shook 150,000 users

    Google says it is "very sorry" for a Gmail software bug that reset some 150,000 accounts and left their owners contemplating the prospect of having lost years worth of data. The outage affected only a fraction of one per cent of Gmail users, but its severity was particularly noteworthy.

  • Former Avaya chief D'Ambrosio takes reigns at Sears

    Long-time tech executive <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2007/030807-avaya-ceo-changes-competition.html">Lou D'Ambrosio</a> has taken the helm at Sears Holdings Corp. with the goal of reversing the department store's downward financial trend and possibly boosting its online business. (Network World named D'Ambrosio one of the <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/power/2006/122506-most-powerful-people.html?netht=010207netflash&amp;company=Hewlett%2520Packard">50 Most Powerful People in Networking in 2006</a>)

  • Facebook CEO Zuckerberg gets his own comic book

    Just when you thought billionaire 20-something Mark Zuckerberg couldn't possibly get any more exposure, a new comic book has hit store shelves telling the real story of the Facebook founder's rise to glory.

  • Twitter no longer grounding UberSocial, twidroyd apps

    Twitter said on Sunday that it has freed <a href="http://ubermedia.com/">UberMedia</a>'s UberSocial (previously UberTwitter) and twidroyd apps from exile after <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/021811-ubersocial-ubertwitter-twitter.html">shutting them off on Friday for what Twitter said</a> was a breach of its terms of service. 

  • My, that's a big iPhone 5 screen you have

    The latest Apple iPhone 5 rumor centers on the anticipated smartphone featuring a 4-inch screen, about 14% bigger than the standard 3.5-inch display of current iPhones and more in line with what Google Android phone makers have been offering.

  • Avaya offers virtual meetings, SaaS-style

    Avaya this week updated its <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/topics/collaboration-web20.html">enterprise virtual collaboration software</a> and started offering it in a software-as-a-service model.

  • Desk-bound government workers find mobility, collaboration options lacking

    It's easy to talk about modernizing the way local, state and federal governments operate. Providing easier access to services, allowing employees more flexible work arrangements and improving collaboration are popular public-sector goals. But in reality there's a lot of work to be done to realize those goals, says Forrester Research.