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February 2, 2009 | Vol 4 Issue 3


In This Issue:

Feature Article - Internet
Social Networks and Web 2.0 Technology Were Key to Obama's Victory

Effective use of broad-based, inexpensive social networking tools to generate political and financial support helped put President Obama in office, say the authors of a new book.

chris_smith.jpgBy Chris Smith

Whether you're a Democrat, a Republican, or another persuasion altogether, you're probably still wondering how the heck Barack Obama made it into the White House. The answer, according to the authors of a new book on social networking, is expert use of Web 2.0 technology.


Feature Article - Internet
Cloudy Forecast for Technology

Tech companies make cloud computing announcements underneath cloudy economic skies.

ron_exler.gifBy Ron Exler

It's been a tough month for the economy in general and the technology sector in particular. Even Microsoft, which had not previously laid off employees, resorted to job cuts. So did AMD, EMC, Ericsson, IBM, Intel, Lenovo, Philips, Seagate, Sprint Nextel, Sun, Texas Instruments, and Yahoo. Yet the news was not all about poor earnings and job cuts. Several of the big vendors rolled out cloud computing enhancements or new offerings. The pace of these announcements suggests a demand for cloud computing alternatives in this tough economy.


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