eWEEK Newsbreak Video April 22 2010
Ford revealed April 20 that its 2011 Fiesta model will become the first vehicle to enable BlackBerry and Android smartphone users to control Websites such as Twitter, Stitcher and online radio service Pandora with voice commands. We'll let you in on which models will be enabled and how soon you can drive one! An Apple iPhone 4G prototype, was supposedly lost in a bar last week. Techblog Gizmodo got their hands on it and if the phone proves to be authentic then the next iPhone will include a front-facing video chat camera, a larger back-camera with flash, support for Micro-SIM instead of standard SIM, a higher-resolution display and more. Privacy watchdogs from ten countries wrote a letter to Google CEO Eric Schmidt complaining about Google's approach to releasing Web applications such as Google Buzz, which touched off a privacy furor when the company launched it in February. The countries ask that Google "incorporate fundamental privacy principles directly into the design of new online services" going forward. Find out what Google is going to do about it, if anything. Japan's Hitachi announced April 19 that it is launching its own open-standards-based, unified computing platform aimed at cloud computing deployments for ISPs and enterprises. We have all the details. Microsoft, Dell and i365 are teaming up on a cloud storage appliance. The new EVault version is the only disk-based storage hardware and software package that enables IT managers to deploy Microsoft DPM across other platforms - such as Linux and Solaris - in addition to i365's cloud data centers. EVault for DPM on Dell hardware is scheduled to be available in June but can be ordered now through i365 and Microsoft channel partners.