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Piracy Verdict Gets Student Fined $675,000
News  |  7/31/2009
The verdict, $22,000 per track, is far less than the legal maximum the jury could have levied.
Set Top Shipments To Top 200M By 2013
News  |  7/31/2009
Many consumers are interested in a set-top box that connects to their PC and Internet.
Google Woos Business Users With Billboard Ad Campaign
News  |  7/31/2009
The company that made Internet advertising what it is today has decided to promote Google Apps using really big display ads by the highway.
VoloMedia Granted Patent For Inventing Podcasting
News  |  7/31/2009
But blogging pioneer Dave Winer, among others, says there's plenty of prior art contradicting VoloMedia's claims.
Amazon Kindle E-book Deletion Prompts Lawsuit
News  |  7/31/2009
Amazon angered customers when it remotely deleted two books in from Kindle e-book readers without notifying their owners.
Apple Fixes iPhone SMS Vulnerability
News  |  7/31/2009
Moving to close a hole revealed at the Black Hat security conference on Thursday, Apple has released iPhone OS 3.0.1.
Firefox Passes One Billion Downloads
News  |  7/31/2009
The Mozilla community is celebrating Firefox's success with online and offline events.
iPhone OS 3.0 Leads To Wi-Fi Use Surge
News  |  7/31/2009
AT&T says it saw a 41% increase last quarter in iPhone connections at wireless hotspots.
In Case Of Disaster, Turn To Cloud
Commentary  |  7/31/2009
Disaster recovery is one of those eat-your-spinach topics: not glamorous, not fun, not appealing but good for you. A new report predicts that cloud computing will transform the backup, recovery, and business continuity markets and hit the sweet spot for many SMBs.
New Ubuntu Support Plans Built For Small-Biz Users
Commentary  |  7/31/2009
Ubuntu wants to win over more small-business Linux users with a new set of targeted, low-cost desktop tech support packages.
1 In 10 Internet Users Buys Virtual Goods
News  |  7/31/2009
Nearly half of buyers report visiting virtual worlds; more than a quarter said they either own an iPhone or play social network games.
Yahoo's Incredible Change Of Fortune
Commentary  |  7/30/2009
Only last year, Microsoft offered to buy the whole of Yahoo for a price of somewhere around $40 billion dollars. This week, Microsoft managed to get the part they really wanted, the search traffic from Yahoo visitors, for almost nothing. What was Yahoo thinking?
Apple Shows Google The Web Hasn't Won
News  |  7/30/2009
The Web may be the platform of the future, but at the moment, Web development technology doesn't provide Google with a way around Apple's ban on its Google Voice app.
Xbox's Project Natal Revamped For Offices?
Commentary  |  7/30/2009
The technology behind Microsoft's Project Natal, a future Xbox technology that employs voice recognition technology and uses a camera to recognize gestures and eliminate the need for a controller, could eventually make its way into the business world.
Pirate Bay Tossed Out Of Netherlands
News  |  7/30/2009
The organizers of the Pirate Bay have 10 days to block traffic to and from the Netherlands, or face stiff fines.
Google Docs Gains E-Commerce Option
Commentary  |  7/30/2009
Google on Thursday released the Google Checkout store gadget, software that allows any Google Docs user to create an online store and sell items using a Google spreadsheet.
Google Readies Its Book Business
News  |  7/30/2009
As it prepares to become a major digital book seller, Google is striking partnerships with brick-and-mortar stores and trying to dispel concerns.
SAP Demos Commitment To Business ByDesign
News  |  7/30/2009
Enhancements and testing of the software-as-a-service suite indicate that SAP intends to make the offering more broadly available next year.
Microsoft CEO Says 'Nobody Gets' Yahoo Deal
News  |  7/30/2009
Steve Ballmer says he was surprised by the market's reaction to the search and advertising partnership but also characterized the deal as "a little bit complicated."
LG Reveals Latest 'Chocolate' Phone
News  |  7/30/2009
The handset's 4-inch, high-quality touch screen is geared toward watching videos and viewing Web pages on the go.
Facebook May Be Friending Android
News  |  7/30/2009
Google's Android platform may soon become too big for the social networking giant to ignore.
Senate To Review Microsoft, Yahoo Deal
News  |  7/30/2009
Subcommittee on antitrust will closely examine search alliance, chairman vows.
RIM Releases Developer Tool For BlackBerry
News  |  7/30/2009
Mobile app makers can test and debug BlackBerry programs that use HTML, CSS, Ajax, Silverlight, Ruby on Rails, and other rich Internet applications.
Startup Helps IT Bill For VM Use
Commentary  |  7/30/2009
Apptio's newest service tackles chargebacks for server virtualization.
Image Gallery: Virgin Galactic's Spaceship And Carrier
News  |  7/30/2009
The founder of the world's first spaceline, Richard Branson, said it will be ready to transport people and satellites into space in about a year and a half.
Google Search Expert In Coma
News  |  7/30/2009
Sasha Blair-Goldensohn, a natural language search expert, was knocked unconscious by a falling tree branch Wednesday in New York.
Global CIO: IBM's Game-Changing Plunge Into Predictive Analytics
Commentary  |  7/29/2009
Why IBM's plan to buy SPSS will greatly accelerate the evolution of not only IBM but also that of the entire IT industry.
Microsoft, Yahoo Deal Fraught With Risk
News  |  7/29/2009
Shareholders punish Yahoo over pact's terms while pundits say a host of issues could derail alliance.
Untangle Wraps Up Small-Biz Network Security
Commentary  |  7/29/2009
How much would you pay for a security product that is effective, easy to use, and backed by a company that is totally focused on the small-business market? Does "free" sound like a fair deal?
Lawmakers Aim At Texting While Driving
News  |  7/29/2009
The proposed legislation would reduce federal highway funding for states that don't ban texting or sending e-mails while driving.
Google Updates Mobile Gmail App
News  |  7/29/2009
The search giant has made it easier for Android and iPhone users to use Gmail on the go by shortening URLs.
Apple Fears Jailbroken iPhones Could Kill Phone Networks
News  |  7/29/2009
Fighting an attempt to win a copyright law exemption that would sanction the use of unauthorized iPhone software, Apple claims phone networks are at risk when it's not in charge.
Pirate Bay Founder Stonewalls Hollywood Firms
News  |  7/29/2009
The file sharing firm is claiming harassment from entertainment companies suing to stop it from facilitating sharing of copyrighted material online.
Q&A: Veterans Affairs CIO Explains IT Overhaul
News  |  7/29/2009
The recently appointed Chief Information Officer of the Department of Veterans Affairs discusses why 45 IT projects were put on hold and his plan for avoiding the mistakes of the past.
Ballmer 1, Bartz 0 in Lopsided Microhoo Deal
Commentary  |  7/29/2009
Yahoo investors are burning their stock certificates to protest the company's search pact with Microsoft, pummeling YHOO down by 12% at one point Wednesday. No surprise there-this is an arrangement where Redmond gets the milk without buying the cow.
Twitter A New Tool For British Civil Servants
News  |  7/29/2009
The microblog service is seen as a way to update the public on news releases, YouTube videos, Flickr photos, and government actions during a crisis.
Microsoft, Yahoo Finally Ink Search Pact
News  |  7/29/2009
Microsoft's search tools will appear on Yahoo's sites while Yahoo takes on sales role.
Microsoft, Yahoo Said To Close Search Deal
News  |  7/28/2009
Partnership would reportedly see Yahoo farm out search to Redmond while retaining sales role.
Barnes & Noble Launches Free Wi-Fi
News  |  7/28/2009
Barnes & Noble hopes to sell more e-books to compete with Amazon.com's Kindle.
Woman's Tweet Draws Landlord Lawsuit
News  |  7/28/2009
The Chicago woman is being sued for $50,000 for making a negative remark about her apartment maintenance.
Texting While Driving Is Deadliest Task
News  |  7/28/2009
Study results suggest text messaging should be banned for all drivers says Virginia Tech Transportation Institute.
Apple Nixes Google Voice From iPhone
News  |  7/28/2009
The App Store won't carry Google's app that lets users send free text messages, make inexpensive long-distance calls, and funnel multiple phone numbers to a single number.
Google Releases 'Simple' Android Programming Language
News  |  7/28/2009
Amateur and professional programmers alike now have an easy way to write Android applications with Google's Simple programming language.
Google Sells 5% AOL Stake To Time Warner
News  |  7/28/2009
The search giant is taking a $717 million loss on the $1 billion it paid in 2005 for the share.
Verizon Offers Free Wi-Fi To Broadband Customers
News  |  7/28/2009
Serviced by Boingo Wireless, free Wi-Fi service will be immediately available to existing Verizon FiOS Internet customers.
Windows XP To Windows 7: All WET
Commentary  |  7/27/2009
This week my blogging colleague Serdar Yegulalp has laid out the Windows 7 upgrade options for both XP and Vista. Walt Mossberg laments that Microsoft hasn't provided an "upgrade install" to let users layer a brand new Windows 7 OS over a years-old crusty XP setup. True, but they've provided s
NEW! Business Case Builder: Distributed Asset Management
Commentary  |  7/27/2009
Introducing a brand new service from bMighty.com: The bMighty Business Case Builder on Distributed Asset Management! It's the first in a series of Business Case Builders: free downloadable PowerPoint presentations designed to help you justify investments in key technologies to your company's senior management.
Best Video Editing Apps For Bloggers
News  |  7/27/2009
We look at Adobe Premiere Elements, DeskShare Auto Movie Creator, Cyberlink PowerDirector, Corel VideoStudio, and other video editing software for vloggers.
Hybrid Cloud Storage Startup Lands $6 Million
Commentary  |  7/27/2009
Egnyte, which blends local and online storage for SMBs, pulled in millions in VC investment today.
GM Prepares For New CIO
News  |  7/27/2009
Ralph Szygenda's incoming successor, Terry Kline, will have to prove he's a tough negotiator with IT providers, at a time when the troubled automaker is at its most vulnerable.
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