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Today’s Scuttlebot: Online Etiquette in Flux, and Facebook Hacking Defense

Here are some of the more interesting items that the tech reporters and editors of The New York Times found on the Web recently. See more here. The Future of Online Etiquette.Gigaom.com |  Mathew Ingram says the future of online etiquette is already here — it’s just unevenly distributed. – Nick Bilton How Facebook Prepared to Be HackedThreatpost.com |  Great tale… Read more →

New BlackBerry Phone Nears U.S. Debut

Mark Blinch/Reuters The Blackberry Z10 has been on sale in Britain for six weeks. Just over six weeks after the BlackBerry Z10 phone went on sale in Britain, the handset, which will very likely determine the fate of the company formerly known as Research In Motion, will start arriving in the hands of American customers. Katie McFadzean, a spokeswoman for… Read more →

Fighting in the cloud service orientation wars

This BriefingsDirect guest post comes courtesy of Jason Bloomberg, president of ZapThink, a Dovel Technologies company. By Jason Bloomberg Combine the supercharged cloud computing marketplace with the ubergeek cred of the open-source movement, and you’re bound to have some Mentos-in-Diet-Coke moments. Such is the case with today’s cloud service orchestration (CSO) platforms. At this moment in time, the… Read more →

Dell intros services to help enterprises design mobile strategies

Dell is continuing to get on top of the “bring your own device” trend, among other mobility issues, with a new set of services designed to enable enterprise customers design their own mobility strategies. See also: Icahn to get better look at Dell’s financials The first introduction is Dell’s Enterprise Mobility Application suite, which includes… Read more →

Disruptions: Thank You for Your ‘Thank You’ Comments

Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times In my column this week I argued that there is a new type of digital etiquette where asking for directions, leaving a voice mail message and saying “thank you” in an e-mail can be considered rude. As a result, my in-box this morning was filled with almost a hundred e-mails calling me rude, ungrateful, self-centered,… Read more →

AppDynamics debuts on-the-fly fix functionality for enterprise apps

San Francisco-based AppDynamics, which develops Application Performance Management (or APM) products, announced this morning a new capability that allows it to fix, not just find, problems in the application layer. IT Operations professionals are used to automation in terms of server tasks — deploying operating systems, applying patches — but they tend to avoid automating activity in… Read more →