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Yammer Raises $25M For Enterprise Social Networking
News  |  11/30/2010
With the market for collaboration and social technologies in companies heating up, the social network will use the third round funding to triple its engineering team and increase sales operations.
Clicking Through Opera 11 Browser Beta
Slideshows  |  11/30/2010
The Opera web browser, from Opera Software, has long been one of the most innovative browsers available, and has been the first to introduce many features that became common in all browsers, such as tabbed windows. With the recent released beta of Opera 11, the browser continues this tradition with several interesting new capabilities, including the ability to load plugins on demand within web pages. The Opera 11 beta also includes some features already found in other browsers, such as competing
Google Earth 6 Debuts
News  |  11/30/2010
The latest update of Google's geo-software includes better Street View integration and 3D trees.
FCC To Free TV Spectrum For Mobile Broadband
News  |  11/30/2010
To avert a "spectrum crisis," the federal agency has proposed incentive auctions to reallocate valuable airwave space from TV broadcast to mobile broadband use.
SMB Printers Now Have Apps
Commentary  |  11/30/2010
Hands-on review shows that the approach has some merit, if using paper as an output device is not too retro for you, and if they can improve reliability.
Google Buying Groupon, Report Claims
News  |  11/30/2010
By acquiring Groupon, Google would strengthen its local commerce capabilities.
Mobile Employees Should Be Aware Of Mobile Threats
Commentary  |  11/30/2010
Threats targeting mobile devices are growing as the holidays get under way. Time to make sure your employees have their mobile guards up.
Panasonic To Release Handheld Game Player
News  |  11/30/2010
The Jungle gaming device will focus on online games and go up against offerings from Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft and Apple.
Cyber Monday Sales Jump 19%
News  |  11/30/2010
Online shopping gains broke records and put the retail sector on track to reach a predicted 11% growth over 2009.
Google Faces EU Antitrust Inquiry
News  |  11/30/2010
Investigators will be looking into claims that Google's business practices stifle competition.
Level 3 Charges Comcast Fees Threaten Open Internet
News  |  11/30/2010
Dustup over Netflix transmission charges emerges as the FCC prepares to rule on net neutrality.
VA Pilots Digital Medical Record Retrieval
News  |  11/30/2010
A contractor will collect, scan, and transmit private healthcare records with the goal of speeding Veterans Affairs' claims decisions.
Windows Phone 7 Modified To Run Custom Apps
News  |  11/30/2010
ChevronWP7 eliminates the need for a $99 annual Microsoft developer registration, but critics argue the tool will increase application piracy.
Flock Updates Social Media Browser
News  |  11/30/2010
Like competitor RockMelt, Version 3.5 of the Mac and Windows app is based on Chromium 7.
Constant Contact Builds Partner, Customer Bases
Commentary  |  11/30/2010
Constant Contact, a provider of marketing and survey tools for SMBs, has upped the ante by integrating its product offerings with social media and marketing services from the likes of HootSuite, Yelp, and Foursquare.
NASA Rated Tops In Social Media Savvy
News  |  11/30/2010
The space agency earned a "genius" rating from L2 for effectively using Tweetup, Foursquare, Gowalla, Flickr, and its own website.
Xbox Kinect Is Holiday Season's 'It' Gadget
News  |  11/30/2010
Supplies running low as consumers embrace Microsoft's hands-free gaming system.
Nintendo Scores Banner Black Friday
News  |  11/29/2010
The video game maker sold a combined total of 1.5 million Wii and DS units during Thanksgiving week.
Windows Phone 7 Gets Visual Basic Boost
News  |  11/29/2010
Microsoft's release will enable VB developers to create apps for its new smartphone operating system, but the tool has limits.
Apple's 'Kinected' Kitchen
News  |  11/29/2010
A series of patent and patent application assignments reveal Apple's interest in appliance control systems that combine touch screens and Kinect-style object sensing.
Ricoh Goes Green At California HQ
Commentary  |  11/29/2010
Printer vendor is installing a rooftop solar energy system on its headquarters building in California.
Apple, Google, Microsoft Chided For 'Sneaky' Installations
News  |  11/29/2010
Mozilla's Asa Dotzler urges the three companies to 'stop being evil.'
iPad, Smartphones Dragging Down PC Sales
News  |  11/29/2010
Gartner lowers 2010 and 2011 forecasts for global PC shipments, as Apple and other tablets and smartphones cut into conventional computer shipments.
Microsoft Xbox Gets TV Service?
News  |  11/29/2010
Report says the software maker is contemplating a move that would see it join rivals Google and Apple in the Web-based, interactive television market.
Government Seizes 82 Sites In Piracy Sweep
News  |  11/29/2010
Joint effort between the Departments of Homeland Security and Justice shuts down peer-to-peer networks and sites allegedly selling counterfeit goods.
Cyber Monday Sales To Ring Up $900 Million
News  |  11/29/2010
ComScore prediction follows report that online retail sales jumped 13% over the first 26 days of November.
Astronauts Return From International Space Station
News  |  11/29/2010
NASA continues to press forward on its much delayed final Discovery launch to the ISS.
Twitter Uncertainty Spooking Investors
News  |  11/29/2010
Venture capital for Twitter startups has dropped 50%, largely due to confusion about the microblogging service's purpose and functions, reports CBI Insights.
Windows Phone Crushed By Android
Commentary  |  11/29/2010
Microsoft has not shared sales figures for its newly launched Windows Phone 7 platform, but one retailer says Android is out-selling WP7 15 to 1.
Comcast Hit With Massive Internet Outage
News  |  11/29/2010
Cable provider's Web service went down in Boston, Washington, D.C., and other major cities along the East Coast.
Smartphone Users Not Brand Loyal - Except iPhone Users
Commentary  |  11/29/2010
Apple iPhone users are far more loyal to their brand of choice than are users of any other smartphone platform.
Google Cloud Connect Changes Everything
Commentary  |  11/28/2010
Just last week I looked at the fight for your domain and thought that Microsoft's Office 365 might have the edge. The next day, Google announced Cloud Connect and changed the balance again.
Wealthier Americans Use Internet More
News  |  11/24/2010
Pew Research study finds households earning $75,000 or more go online and use technology more often than their lower-income counterparts.
FCC Postpones Net Neutrality Vote
News  |  11/24/2010
The delay of the early-December meeting sparks speculation the agency is mobilizing for a vote on the controversial issue of overseeing Internet access.
Methane Powered Laptops Could Arrive Soon
News  |  11/24/2010
Harvard researchers develop platinum-free solid-oxide fuel cells, which could be reliable and cheap enough for mobile technology.
Facebook Gets Nod To Trademark 'Face'
News  |  11/24/2010
By getting permission from U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Facebook moves closer to adding a legal weapon for protecting its name from upstart social networks.
Paper Is Not Just Paper Anymore
Commentary  |  11/24/2010
A close look shows that the use of ColorLok technology does have an impact on output quality, especially in duplex mode.
White House Names Top Mobile Apps
News  |  11/24/2010
Services for learning about NASA missions, finding government jobs, or the nearest U.S. embassy are among the administration's top picks.
NASA Awards $6 Million To Develop 'Green' Aircraft
News  |  11/24/2010
Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman get funding to build plans for cleaner, quieter, and more fuel-efficient airliners.
Skyfire Adds Facebook Integration To Android Mobile Browser
News  |  11/24/2010
Social media focused app features easy video streaming, quick news feed access, and a simple way to "like" articles on any site.
Kids Want iPads
Commentary  |  11/24/2010
Nielsen asked a bunch of kids want they are interested in acquiring at some point in the next six months. Thirty-one percent said the Apple iPad.
Jury Decides: SAP To Pay Oracle $1.3 Billion
Commentary  |  11/23/2010
Oracle wins its landmark copyright infringement case in a landslide, as the jury awards an unprecedented figure. The case is likely to be appealed, and its outcome will linger for years.
Asus Launches Notepad E-Reader
News  |  11/23/2010
Asus's Eee Note EA800 combines an e-book reader with the ability to take notes and draw sketches on the device's touch screen.
Shoutlet Announces Facebook Storefront Tool
News  |  11/23/2010
The Shop & Share application lets businesses create custom storefronts on FaceBook fan pages that incorporate social sharing options.
Google's Office Trojan Horse
Commentary  |  11/23/2010
It's no secret that Google has been eying Microsoft's lucrative Office application franchise since the release of the premium, supported version of Google Apps a couple years ago.
Acer To Release Android Tablets
News  |  11/23/2010
Competing with Apple's iPad and shifting from netbooks, the PC maker next year will roll out two Android-based tablets and a Windows system.
Will You Know Where Your Business Is If The Lights Go Out?
Commentary  |  11/23/2010
A recent study pointed out that fear of downtime outranked data theft among consequences of a data breach or other intrusion. There's a reason for that ranking, and it extends far beyond breaches.
Emergency Department Integration Trumps Functionality
News  |  11/23/2010
KLAS report shows only 69% of best-of-breed clients indicated their current system is part of their long-term plans.
iOS 4.3 To Include 'Daily' Newspaper App Code
Commentary  |  11/23/2010
News Corp has confirmed that it is working with Apple to deliver an iPad-only digital newspaper called "The Daily." New reports suggest that Apple will need to perform a system update to make it work.
PeeWee PC Unveils Laptop For Children
News  |  11/23/2010
The $599 Pivot 2.0 convertible tablet has a 10.1-inch rotating touch screen and comes with water-resistant keyboard, slip-resistant grips and security software.
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