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  • Obama inauguration sets Web traffic record, Akamai says

    Akamai's Web traffic delivery surged to record levels during President Barack Obama's inauguration Tuesday, as the company's global content delivery networks had to deliver a peak of more than 7 million simultaneous data streams.

  • Web users all a Twitter during inauguration

    Live coverage of U.S. President Barack Obama's inauguration on myriad of television stations and Web sites Tuesday wasn't enough for Twitter users. They had at least four channels of live commentary running throughout the day.

  • Obama inauguration drives record Web usage

    The swearing in of US President Barack Obama and the other presidential inauguration activities generated massive Web traffic Tuesday, leading to site slowdowns but not to a general meltdown of the Internet.

  • Fake sites spreading malware claim Obama won't take oath

    Sites claiming President-Elect Barack Obama will refuse to take the oath of office Tuesday are serving up attack code believed to be programmed by the same hackers responsible for the notorious Storm bot Trojan, researchers have warned.

  • Cisco CTO could be tapped by Obama

    Cisco's CTO Padmasree Warrior is one of the top two candidates for the first US CTO, expected to be named any day now, according to published reports.

  • Obama plans to keep his BlackBerry

    President-elect Barack Obama told CNN he had a plan to "hang onto" his beloved BlackBerry, but did not explain how he would overcome legal and security concerns..

  • Silverlight to stream Obama's inauguration

    Microsoft's Silverlight technology has been chosen to stream U.S. President-elect Barack Obama's swearing-in ceremony live on the Presidential Inaugural Committee's Web site, Microsoft said Friday.

  • How Obama might get his way on BlackBerry

    Naysayers aside, President-elect Obama appears determined to take office Tuesday with his BlackBerry -- or at least some PDA -- firmly in hand. Here's how experts say he might pull it off -- and what pitfalls he may be underestimating.

  • Obama's likely FCC choice has a heart for startups

    Julius Genachowski, who is expected to be <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/action/inform.do?command=search&amp;searchTerms=Barack+Obama"> President-elect Barack Obama </a>'s choice to head the <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/action/inform.do?command=search&amp;searchTerms=U.S.+Federal+Communications+Commission"> Federal Communications Commission </a>, has a Washington insider's resume and a Silicon Valley attitude.

  • The presidential portrait goes digital

    Barack Obama's election to U.S. president has already brought a string of firsts, and on Wednesday there came another. The official presidential portrait was shot on a digital camera for the first time.

  • Obama continues Google-enabled gov't push on transition site

    Like his campaign apparatus, President Elect Barack Obama's transition team is embracing what some have called a Google-enabled government by loosening copyright licensing on its Change.gov Web site and by launching a feature that allows citizens to contribute to policy discussions.

  • Can supercomputers help save the economy?

    President-elect Barack Obama will soon outline an economic stimulus plan that likely will include billions of dollars for infrastructure projects, such as roads, bridges and new schools. Obama also is hearing calls for new funding to improve the information infrastructure and the virtual highways it runs on, and to broaden access to high-performance computing (HPC) systems.