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Content tagged with Productivity/Collaboration Apps posted in November 2009
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Text Mining: The Intersection of Content & BI
News  |  11/30/2009
Companies used to employ armies of people to read through documents such as customer satisfaction surveys, but it took longer, cost a lot more money and yielded far less detailed, reliable and consistent information than you can now quickly uncover using text mining applications.
The CrunchPad That Never Was
Commentary  |  11/30/2009
In 2008, TechCrunch's Michael Arrington had a lovely vision for a $200 portable tablet device that would provide wireless web browsing. Sixteen months later, the collaborators on the CrunchPad are going through a messy divorce and it's not likely to see the light of day. Looking at the project's evolution, though, I can't say I'm surprised.
Online Shopping Gains Following Black Friday
News  |  11/30/2009
Online spending increased significantly year-over-year to date, with Amazon the most popular cyber-storefront.
rPath Upgrades Linux App Deployment Platform
News  |  11/30/2009
The development tool expands the capabilities of its Linux application deployment platform to provide dashboard visualization of the deployment stack.
Survey: Android Developers Unhappy
News  |  11/30/2009
Some Android developers are frustrated with low application download volumes, poor marketplace design, and problems with Google Checkout.
Large Hadron Collider Breaks Energy Record
News  |  11/30/2009
The physics community is excited to see CERN's particle accelerator up and running again.
AT&T, LG Intro 1 GHz Smartphone
News  |  11/30/2009
The eXpo is the first major U.S. smartphone to feature a 1-GHz processor, an integrated mobile projector, and a fingerprint sensor.
Dell Dabbles With Chrome OS
News  |  11/30/2009
Owners of Dell Mini 10v netbooks can now try a version of Google's Chrome OS for themselves.
RIM Updates BlackBerry Server, Media Software
News  |  11/30/2009
The BlackBerry maker added multiple features to its BlackBerry Enterprise Server and Media Sync software.
Amazon Boasts Record Kindle Sales
News  |  11/30/2009
The e-reader is the best-selling product across all categories on Amazon.
Is Wave A 'Concept Car' For Google?
Commentary  |  11/30/2009
I'm wondering if Google Wave is like a concept car for Google. We'll never see it in production--but all of its features and capabilities will emerge in other products released by Google and other companies. Google Wave solves some very real business problems. But I think even Google will have trouble getting companies to adopt it.
Android And Chrome OS: Google Vs. Google?
Commentary  |  11/30/2009
Would Google's Chrome OS spell more competition for Android than anything else? That's one of the possibilities looming for Google's browser-centric Linux distro, as on each closer inspection it looks that much less like a Windows killer.
Joost Assets Acquired By Adconion
News  |  11/30/2009
It announced that "certain assets" of Joost will be acquired, but Adconion did not disclose terms of the deal.
Murdoch And Microsoft Redefine Search
Commentary  |  11/29/2009
A report in the Financial Times says that Microsoft has approached News Corp to obtain exclusive indexing rights for their sites such as Fox News. In return for some payment from Microsoft, News Corp would change its sites to block Google's indexing (and presumably others as well), leaving Bing as the primary way to find content on their sites.
Apple Accepts PhoneGap For iPhone Development
News  |  11/25/2009
Cross-platform mobile development is getting easier, thanks to frameworks that leverage Web technology.
Apple Sues To Stop Power Adapter Knock Offs
News  |  11/25/2009
A lawsuit filed on Monday charges a California-based company with copying a patented Apple design.
Senators Urge EU To Finish Oracle Sun Probe
News  |  11/24/2009
With Sun jobs at stake, U.S. lawmakers want the European Commission to speed up its antitrust investigation.
Amazon Boosts Kindle Features
News  |  11/24/2009
The market-leading e-book reader is getting PDF support and longer battery life.
Older Android Phones Get Free Google Navigation
Commentary  |  11/24/2009
One of the coolest features that comes with the Motorola Droid is the new Google Maps Navigation application. It provides free, voice-guided navigation for the Android 2.0 platform. Google decided to spread the Maps Navigation love around a bit and recently made the app available to devices running Android 1.6.
Google, TiVo Partner For TV Data
News  |  11/24/2009
TV advertisers can look forward to a deeper understanding of how TiVo viewers receive their ads.
Microsoft Lands UK Cloud Deal
News  |  11/24/2009
CSC will support 30,000 U.K. postal service employees using cloud versions of Exchange and SharePoint.
Black Friday FOR SMBs, Not Just BY SMBs?
Commentary  |  11/24/2009
Typically, Black Friday is a sales event where companies offer big discounts to consumers to spur sales the day after Thanksgiving. But in today's economy (ITE) companies are also pushing Black Friday to their SMB customers.
Holiday Internet Marketing Grows, A QuickBooks Marketing App Gets Upgraded, And A New Entry-Level Shopping Cart
Commentary  |  11/24/2009
A new Constant Contact survey says SMBs are boosting their Internet marketing for the Holidays, ClickFuel has upgraded its FuelStation online marketing dashboard to work with QuickBooks 2010 and QuickBooks Pro, and ProPay's CartLite is an entry-level shopping cart.
Prepare for IE9 -- Or Not
Commentary  |  11/23/2009
Internet Explorer 8 may have just shipped, but last week Dean Hachamovitch who is General Manager for Internet Explorer provided some hints about what is coming with IE9. A release date wasn't one of the hints that was dropped; I think it's far away.
Microsoft, News Corporation Plan Foot-Shooting
Commentary  |  11/23/2009
Microsoft is reportedly discussing a deal that would see News Corporation remove its Web sites, such as the Wall Street Journal, from Google's index.
Microsoft Bing Cashback Not Always A Bargain
News  |  11/23/2009
Microsoft's search rebate program inflates some prices for online shoppers, claims a competitor.
Google Buys Ad Start-Up Teracent
News  |  11/23/2009
Teracent's technology will help Google automate display ad design and delivery.
AOL Previews Brand, Trims Workforce
News  |  11/23/2009
The company is offering buyouts to 2,500 members of its workforce as it seeks to trim its employee headcount by nearly a third.
Apple Defends App Store Approval Process
News  |  11/23/2009
The company said its App Store approval process makes sure Apple's platform has high-quality products.
Storage, Storage, Storage: New Storage Devices In 3 Sizes
Commentary  |  11/23/2009
Data storage choices for SMBs just keep on coming as Data Robotics and Synology debut new storage solutions for prosumers, small businesses, and the midmarket.
Informatica Releases Cloud 9 Data Integration Platform
News  |  11/23/2009
Cloud 9's platform-as-a-service component enables developers to collaborate within IT teams to create reusable data integration and data quality mappings in the cloud or on premise.
Word, We Need To Talk
Commentary  |  11/20/2009
Hey there, Word. How're things? Seems like you're doing okay. I hear you have a new release coming shortly, in Office 2010. In fact, I've been meaning to talk to you about that.
Chrome OS: There Will Be Local Storage
News  |  11/20/2009
Despite what Google says, not all data will be in the cloud.
The Million-Dollar Google Maps API
Commentary  |  11/20/2009
The U.S. government's Apps.gov Web site provides new visibility into what federal agencies pay for cloud-based applications and commercial software, with offerings from vendors such as Hewlett-Packard, Jive, Microsoft, and Salesforce.com. One of the priciest products on the site: Google's Maps API, which lists for nearly a million dollars.
Network Provides Healthcare Pricing Data
News  |  11/20/2009
Transparent Health Network negotiates healthcare pricing with medical providers, and shares price data with its members online.
Ballmer: Windows 7 Microsoft's 'Best Ever' OS
News  |  11/20/2009
New operating system is building market momentum as PC users upgrade from Vista, CEO says.
Who Needs An IT Department?
Commentary  |  11/19/2009
The Wall Street Journal had an interesting opinion piece written by Nick Wingfield, a frustrated "consumer" of big-company IT services. His main question is deceptively simple: "Why can't I use whatever technology I want to get my Wall Street Journal work done?"
Google Chrome OS Depends On Hardware Partners
News  |  11/19/2009
Despite its focus on the Web -- a platform with proven appeal -- Chrome OS will also need compelling hardware to compete against Apple's anticipated tablet and Windows netbooks.
BMC, CA Join Salesforce.com Cloud
News  |  11/19/2009
Salesforce.com's challenge will be to convince even more CIOs and developers that it's no longer just a CRM company.
eBay Founder Starting Online News Site
News  |  11/19/2009
As print journalism suffers from the move of ad dollars to the Web, Pierre Omidyar hopes his service will fill gaps in local Hawaiian news reporting.
Opera Mobile 10 Hits Windows Mobile
News  |  11/19/2009
The latest version of Opera Mobile adds boosted touchscreen support, visual bookmarks, and improved data compression features.
Obama Team Challenges Web Developers
News  |  11/19/2009
Having rebuilt Whitehouse.gov on the open source Drupal platform, President Obama's new media team is calling on the open source community for new ideas and technology.
Google Releases Chrome OS Code
News  |  11/19/2009
Developers can now participate in the Chrome OS open source project and help Google bring its new operating system to market next year.
Quark Promote Enters Web-To-Print Market
Commentary  |  11/19/2009
Buying print services over the Web isn't new, but design-software maker Quark is trying to up the ante with templates that pull together everything from brochures to business cards with a common theme. Oh, and free shipping, too.
Google Chrome OS Won't Launch For A Year
Commentary  |  11/19/2009
Today Google shared some information about its upcoming Chrome OS. First, it said there are no betas, no devices, and the operating system is a full year away from actual launch. The good news is that Google open-sourced the code for Chrome OS today. Updated! Video included.
Web 2.0 Expo: Startup Aims At Public Policy Crowdsourcing
News  |  11/19/2009
Expert Labs, founded by Anil Dash, will use social media tools to bring private sector expertise to the U.S. government's decision-making processes.
The New Office 2010 Beta: Is Microsoft Winning The Last War?
Commentary  |  11/18/2009
For most modern businesses, Microsoft Office is the standard for productivity applications. So the arrival of Microsoft 2010 -- now going into beta for release next year -- is big news. But after a couple weeks of working with the new release it seems that Microsoft has done a great job -- of winning the last war.
Yes, Virginia -- There IS A Google Phone
Commentary  |  11/18/2009
So -- you stay in touch with Google Mail, edit Google Docs, and surf the Web with Google Chrome. You're curious about Google Voice and intrigued over Google Music. Is it just a matter of time before you're carrying a Google Phone?
Lawmakers Slam Deceptive Web Marketers
News  |  11/18/2009
Post-transaction marketing abuses bring calls for stronger oversight.
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