How Sprint's next CEO can right the ship; Top 12 Google GPhonies

How Sprint’s next CEO can right the ship

Although Gary Forsee has stepped down from his posts as Sprint’s CEO, president and chairman, questions remain about what his successor must do to turn the company around.

Top 12 Google GPhonies

Google is putting the final touches on a mobile-phone project, but unlike Apple's iPhone the so-called GPhone is all about software for mobile carriers and mobile advertisers. But everyone is asking, what will a GPhone look like? The Internet is already abuzz with 'Photoshopped' speculation. Here's a look at our favorites so far, and why or why not these would work.

Halloween costume contest returnsSee last year's entries.

Halloween is approaching. We know you've unleashed your id in the past. Show us how! We're running a costume contest. Send us a photo of you in your best-ever costume (preferably one proving you are an Alpha Geek, but we're not picky). Plus:

'Flat IP' mobile networks face new security challenges

Data will flow more freely as mobile communications networks move towards a "flat IP" model, but developers and operators will face new security challenges, according to engineers gathered at the Freescale Technology Forum in Paris.

IT buyers prep for 2008 cost cutting

IT buyers won't deviate from spending plans this year, but new survey data from Goldman Sachs suggests many will cut costs and slow investments in 2008.

Microsoft adds PHP to InfoCard support list

Microsoft Wednesday said it would collaborate with Zend Technologies to allow PHP developers to build support for user-centric identity cards into their Web-based applications.


Strategies for higher pay in today's job market

The best certifications, the fastest way to the CIO role, the hottest IT skills - national IT recruiter Matt Colarusso answers readers' questions about today's job market. Read the transcript of the recent chat.


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Buzzblog: AT&T issues formal 'censorship' mea culpa

While some (OK, at least one Network World blogger) have argued that the whole thing has been much ado about standard legalese, AT&T has both changed and apologized for terms of use language that appeared to give it freedom to pull the plug on any customer who criticized AT&T. You can read the new language here.

Today on Layer 8 where we can indeed tell how much we are sweating on our own thanks:

A prototype mobile phone jointly developed by NTT DoCoMo and Mitsubishi wants to help you with everything from keeping in shape to making sure your breath isn’t skanky. The Wellness Phone works as a personal trainer, wellness coach and secretary.

Today at Cisco Subnet:Cisco canceled an internal security research group? Cisco responds to an IOS line printer flaw. How Cisco is encouraging CIOs to go green. CertGuard claims victory in combating Cisco certification cheating. Cisco trainer Wendell Odom delves into what some exam questions don't tell you.


Today on Microsoft Subnet mutating worms; Ballmer's vision: crafty or angry?; So you decided to get a Microsoft certification.

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