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Dell Moving Towards Data Center Networking

Dell is expanding its expertise from Computer Making to Data Servers, Networking and Storage Technology. Dell has recently acquired a networking service provider Force 10 Networks, which would now make Dell a Network Service Provider too.

Force 10 Networks is a leading Private Company which provides Ethernet based network solutions. Force 10 made many Award-Winning Ethernet switching and routing products. Force 10 was acquired by Dell recently, but the financial details of the acquisition are unknown.

Where Did My Gmail Go?

For about 30 hours starting Sunday, some Google email users worst nightmares came true. How could all of their email just disappear? It also affected everything in outboxes and archives. Everything. Gone. Originally estimated to affect 0.29% of all Gmail users (still a significant number in real terms), then downgraded to 0.08%, Google’s latest estimates at the time of this writing is 0.02%, or just under 40,000 users. Of that number, a third should already have full access restored. The delay appears to be the result of restoration from offline tapes, a painstaking but ultimately wise offsite solution.

Leapfrog Leappad: 5-inch Color Tablet For Kids

Those with kids are probably all too familiar with handling a greasy, food-covered phone — courtesy of their hungry, messy, and multi-tasking children. Now you no longer have to let junior play with your iPhone, iPad, or whatever phone or tablet you have, so he will stop screaming. Welcome the Leapfrog Leappad Explorer. The maker of the very popular line of children’s toys, books, and games will unveil a larger version of its Leapster Explorer this summer.

Recycle Electronics With EcoATM At Your Local Store

Maybe now is finally the time to dig out those old cell phone and get rid of them. But not in the trash, and not at your local big box retailer or office supply store. I mean in your ATM; let me explain.

A company called EcoATM that makes recycling kiosks wants to turn your old electronics into cash — or a coupon, gift card, or charitable contribution, if you prefer. EcoATM has received $14.4 million in Series A funding from the likes of coin-processing giant Coinstar and Claremont Creek Ventures. They will charge you nothing to use their service, rather they will pay you to recycle old and unwanted phones.

Free Virtual Meetings With Slideshare Zipcast

Presentation hosting heavyweight SlideShare has just launched a new service called ZipCast, which allows you to hold online meetings and webinars for free. The service converts your slideshow into a typical webcast with with video, audio and chat with the click of a button.

The service is similar to Gotomeeting and Webex, with one main difference – it requires no installation of client software, boosting ease-of-use considerably. Another cool feature is the ability for any viewer to flip back and forth between presentation slides, just in case you missed something, although the presenter still controls what is shown to the rest of the audience.

Two Tech Giants Want Piece Of iPad Pie

Samsung isn’t the only guest at the tablet party. HTC and Huawei are also looking to unseat Apple as the dominant tablet player. HTC unveiled the Flyer, a 7-inch Android 2.4 device sporting a 1.5 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU, 1 GB of RAM, and both a front and rear-facing camera.

Notable features are the Sense UI layer, which has received very favorable reviews, and built-in pen (stylus) support that can be used with its Scribe apps. One of these apps, dubbed “Timemark” allows the synchronization of audio clips with your written notes, pretty handy in an academic setting where students can take advantage of this, and not risk missing out on any part of an important lecture.

Cuba’s New $70 Million Internet Pipe

Last week, an undersea cable joining Cuba with Venezuela was completed, a process that took nearly 3 weeks and $70 million. A second leg will connect Cuba with Jamaica which will become operational this summer. These new cables will increase internet capacity by 3000% and according to Prensa Latina, these new cable are “a breach” in the longstanding trade embargo against the island.

The Venezuela link runs some 1500 kilometers and comes in thru the city of Santiago de Cuba in the eastern part of the island. The fiber was laid down by Alcatel-Lucent a French company.

Cloud-Based Mini-iPhone In The Works

Rumors persist that Apple will be coming out with a smaller and less expensive version of their extremely popular iPhone — this time with no contract. As of this writing, there is no official confirmation from Apple. But reports suggest that media and data storage will be, at least in part, in the cloud. That would allow making a device extremely tiny, perhaps as much as half the size of an iPhone 4. But of course there’s the screen that needs to be viewable. With cloud storage, it’s still unclear how accessible your content will really be, as you jump from one wifi zone to another if you’re on the road, or actually in the clouds on an airplane.