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Microsoft Warns Of Security Vulnerability Arising From Apple's Safari
News  |  5/30/2008
Unless the default Safari download location is changed, an attacker could exploit the vulnerability by tricking a user into visiting a maliciously crafted Web site, Microsoft said.
Measuring Web Site Performance From The Edge
News  |  5/30/2008
Gomez CTO Imad Mouline says Web 2.0 applications are pushing even simple retailers to provide the same level of richness as major Web players to maintain their brand presence.
Is YouTube A Tool For Terrorist Propaganda?
Commentary  |  5/30/2008
I think of YouTube as being primarily a place to watch cute cat videos. But Sen. Joe Lieberman condemns the video site for something sinister: Terrorist organizations are using YouTube to post videos inciting Arabs to kill Americans. Lieberman is demanding that YouTube put a stop to the practice.
Enterprise 2.0 Preview: Collaborative Tools Gird Wachovia's Global Push
News  |  5/30/2008
Wachovia is embracing Wikis, blogs, instant messaging, social networking sites, Microsoft's Sharepoint, and other collaborative tools to connect staff, cut costs, and retain and attract younger employees.
Microsoft Office Standard Challenged By India, Brazil, South Africa
News  |  5/30/2008
Members of a Brazilian technical committee said the process that led to OOXML's ratification was flawed, in part because not all participants were given enough time to make their views heard.
Google Seeks Dismissal Of Street View Lawsuit
News  |  5/30/2008
Google insists it has the right to drive upon a private road, turn around in a private driveway, and take pictures of private property.
No Answers Found In Search For Microsoft's Jim Gray
News  |  5/30/2008
Searches on and below the water have not solved the disappearance of the noted computer researcher and experienced sailor.
Enterprise 2.0 Conference Preview: Harnessing The Web Transformation
News  |  5/30/2008
Get ready for the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston June 9 - 12. where attendees will get an up-close look at how SaaS and Cloud Computing, Search 2.0, and social networking in the enterprise are reinventing the way companies do business.
Online Ad Market Expected To Beat TV By 2012
News  |  5/30/2008
Video advertising will lead the shift, leading to overall Internet ad revenue of $51.1 billion, according to one research firm.
Qualcomm's Plaza To Enable Easier Mobile Widgets
News  |  5/30/2008
The company hopes its new platform-neutral widget framework will help operators drive mobile data usage.
Live Search Cashback Invites Company Troubles
Commentary  |  5/30/2008
My first look at Microsoft's new Live Search Cashback mentioned some concerns about its potential for abuse by employees. It would be easy for someone to buy products with company money and pocket the cashback rewards. As I've been doing a few more searches and purchases with the service, it seems like some merchants may be counting on this sort of behavior.
Google's Android To Offer Up App Store?
Commentary  |  5/30/2008
Another gem to come from Google's I/O conference is news that Android-powered phones will be able to access some sort of centralized store to find and download applications to the handset. This will be great for developers looking to distribute their applications, as well as users seeking new functionality for their phones.
Startup Incubator Opens In Pittsburgh
Commentary  |  5/30/2008
A new facility for startup software and Internet companies is about to open in Pittsburgh. The new AlphaLab is affiliated with Innovation Works, a seed-stage investor that has pumped $37 million into more than 100 Pittsburgh-area startups over the past eight years.
Dining At the Intersection of Search and Retention
Commentary  |  5/30/2008
Lawyers were well represented (you might say) at last week's Enterprise Search Summit in New York. At times, it felt more like an e-discovery conference with analytics and social-computing side-tracks rather than a search conference featuring a few e-discovery sessions... Without good search technology, sifting through the data isn't just tedious but nightmarishly expensive.
MEDgle: Symptoms Ending In 'gle'
Commentary  |  5/29/2008
You know that rash, that one you don't want to talk about but that you keep scratching and wondering about but you're afraid to go to the doctor and get it checked out? I'm kidding -- but seriously, if you did, you could go to MEDgle first and find out how seriously to take it. This self-funded startup is yet another interesting way to exploit the expansiveness of the Web to create a new business opportunity.
Mozilla Aims For Firefox 3.0 Download Record
News  |  5/29/2008
Given that there's no established Guinness World Record for software downloads, Mozilla is destined for the record book no matter what happens.
MokaFive Virtual Desktops: A Flexible Leash?
Commentary  |  5/29/2008
Virtualizing desktops is clearly an area of the enterprise that begs for IT action, but the variety of ways to go about it indicates that this technology segment is in deep ferment. Will those who have dominated the desktop so far rule a virtualized future? Perhaps, but where there's fermentation, there's also a whiff of disruption.
IBM Adds Social Networking To Rational Team Development
News  |  5/29/2008
Rational Team Concert is aimed at letting all participants in the development process--not just developers--collaborate.
Google's Marissa Mayer Sides With Simplicity
News  |  5/29/2008
A typical Google search touches some 700 to 1,000 machines in Google's data centers and can return a list of 5 million results in 0.16 seconds.
Enterprise 2.0 Conference Preview: Behind The CIA's Intellipedia
News  |  5/29/2008
To improve information sharing among intelligence agencies, the CIA turned to technologies emanating from Web 2.0, such as blogs, Wikipedia -- and Facebook.
Opera Cozies Up To Google, Adds Gears Support
Commentary  |  5/29/2008
I use Google Gears. I also use Firefox. When I upgraded to Firefox 3 Release Candidate 1, I lost access to Google Gears because it isn't supported yet. This is somewhat vexing. I also use the Opera browser from time to time. Today, Opera Software announced that both the desktop and the mobile versions of its browser will support Gears. Time for me to change browsers?
Enterprise 2.0 Conference Preview: Sony Gets Wiki With It
News  |  5/29/2008
Ahead of his talk at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference, Sony's Ned Lerner explains the advantages of having his teams use wikis and other open source enterprise collaboration applications to get the job done.
Copyright Issues Become Cloudy When Content Owners Can't Be Found
News  |  5/29/2008
Congress is considering changes to the way libraries, historians, museums, publishers, writers, filmmakers, musicians, and others can use copyright-protected works whose owners cannot be found.
Windows 7 'Ultimate' Video: First Glimpse?
Commentary  |  5/29/2008
Windows 7 appears to look a lot like Windows Vista, judging from a video purporting to show the "Ultimate" version of Microsoft's next operating system that has popped up on the Internet and drawn more than one million hits on YouTube.
'State Of The Internet' Shows Attacks, Network Speeds Up
News  |  5/29/2008
Attacks coming from 125 countries targeted 23 unique network ports, with the most malicious traffic coming from the United States and China, Akamai reports.
N.Y. County Holds Giant Online Garage Sale
News  |  5/29/2008
Nassau County is selling a 4,200-square-foot home alongside cufflinks, collectible pens, highway maintenance equipment, power generators, scrap metal, and cameras.
Converting Science Fiction To Reality: The Transformative Power Of Technology
Commentary  |  5/29/2008
Think there's no more magic in this business? Still have people trying to tell you that IT doesn't matter? Think again. I spent most of Wednesday at Carnegie Mellon University and among the people I spoke with was Jay Srini, the Chief Innovation Officer for the neighboring University of Pittsburgh's Medical Center Health Plan. Jay spoke about the extraordinary advances being made in the spaces where IT and medical technology and bioengineering meet health care.
Yahoo CEO Yang: Microsoft Not Interested In Merger
News  |  5/29/2008
Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang says his company and Microsoft are exploring possible partnerships.
Bashing SAP, Oracle and Other 'Stackers'
Commentary  |  5/29/2008
Lombardi's Jim Rudden posts an admittedly "cranky" piece about software giants like SAP crashing the business process management (BPM) party. His beef with those companies, which he calls "Stackers," is that they pursue the promise of BPM half-heartedly... I think he paints the Stackers with too broad and too black a brush. So let me offer a more nuanced view.
Nokia as a 'Software' Company
Commentary  |  5/29/2008
I'm probably the first to report that the news out of Barcelona is that cell phone giant Nokia  is transitioning from being a mobile phone company to being a software company. I'd be wrong, of course. Well, mostly wrong.
Google Earth Now Viewable Inside Web Browsers
News  |  5/28/2008
Google says it wants to open up the core of Google Earth to developers so they can create the next great 3-D geo application.
Apple Mac OS X 10.5.3 Fixes Flaws, Adds Google Sync
News  |  5/28/2008
The patch includes a fix for the most serious of three iCal vulnerabilities disclosed by Core Security Technologies earlier this month.
Google I/O Overrun By Developers
Commentary  |  5/28/2008
More than 2,900 developers descended on the Moscone Center West convention center in San Francisco on Wednesday and Google wasn't ready for them.
Google's Developer Strategy Rests On The Cloud
News  |  5/28/2008
Its new era of software development includes Google Gears, Android, Google App Engine, Google Web Toolkit, and OpenSocial API, the company revealed at its I/O conference.
VMware To Acquire B-hive Virtual Application Performance Monitoring
News  |  5/28/2008
B-hive's flagship product, B-hive Conductor, monitors an application from the network, measuring the response time between a user action and an application response.
Verizon's FiOS TV Service Nearing Approval In Big Apple
News  |  5/28/2008
The service would compete with legacy cable providers Time Warner and Cablevision.
Belgian Newspapers Sue Google For Copyright Damages
News  |  5/28/2008
Belgiun newspapers want Google to pay $77 million for violating their copyrights by reprinting headlines and linking to their stories.
Does Cloud Computing Create A Bad Work Environment?
Commentary  |  5/28/2008
I was speaking with some industry people last night and was horrified to learn about the work environment of an acquaintance of mine. Though he has a regular 9 to 5 job, he doesn't get his own cubicle. Rather, he has to sit in a sterile work station that cannot be personalized in any way. Is this the best that cloud computing has to offer?
Debian Linux Suffers From 'Major Security Flaw,' Gartner Warns
News  |  5/28/2008
The open source operating system is said to be vulnerable to hacks that could leave users' personal data exposed to identity thieves.
To POP Or To IMAP, That Is The Question
Commentary  |  5/28/2008
Anyone who uses POP to retrieve e-mail from a mobile device knows that not everything you do on your phone is reflected in your account online. Google feels your pain, and wants you to know that IMAP can save you the hassle of re-performing actions when you log in from your PC.
If You Have No Privacy, Don't Blame Microsoft
Commentary  |  5/28/2008
Recently, I came across a conspiracy theory that Microsoft is spying on us using the Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT). This theory has no doubt been given new impetus by Microsoft's (unrelated) training police forces in computer forensics, which seems like a bad idea to me. Bu
Windows 7 Shows Microsoft Hasn't Learned Vista Lessons
Commentary  |  5/28/2008
The project was called MinWin, a Microsoft effort to slim down the next version of Windows. The company said it had heard, loud and clear, that another bloated OS like Vista wouldn't fly. Then Windows 7 galumphed into the room.
8-Megapixels On Your Camera Phone?
News  |  5/28/2008
OmniVision's new image sensor wants to increase the number of pixels on your cell phone without increasing its profile.
Startup Replay: The TiVo Of Software
Commentary  |  5/28/2008
Startup Replay Solutions has mostly (re)played in the gaming world, with customers like Electronic Arts, Vivendi, and Microsoft, but now it's moving into financial services and other verticals with its TiVo-like ability to re-create and play back application sessions for quality assurance and testing.
Microsoft Unveils Multi-Touch Technology For Windows 7
News  |  5/28/2008
Multi-touch capabilities are expected to be part of the next Windows operating system when it is released in late 2009 or early 2010.
Facebook Says It Will 'Open-Source' Its Platform
News  |  5/27/2008
Facebook's decision to open its platform comes less than two weeks after the social network began denying Google's Friend Connect.
Bell Canada Races To Appeal High Court's Takeover Ruling
News  |  5/27/2008
A ruling earlier this month threatens to block the $52 billion takeover of BCE by the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan and a group of U.S. buyout firms.
Global Warming Skeptics Plot 'Carbon Belch Day'
News  |  5/27/2008
Conservative grassroots group Grassfire.org wants people to waste as much energy as possible on June 12 to break free from "carbon footprint guilt."
Microsoft (Slightly) Lifts Curtains On Windows 7
Commentary  |  5/27/2008
After a long silence, Microsoft Windows chief Steven Sinofsky is talking, the Windows team is blogging publicly about Windows 7, and there are rumbles that Windows 7 might actually be demonstrated at a conference this week. But is Microsoft actually saying anything?
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