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Google Maps Adds More Real Estate Data
News  |  10/30/2009
Users of Google's search engine can now find out more detailed information about real estate.
A Public Broadband Option?
Commentary  |  10/29/2009
Having looked over Google's explanation of its Google Voice call blocking practices to the Federal Communications Commission, it's clear to me that U.S. telecommunications regulations need to be thrown out and re-written from the ground up.
Enterprise 2.0: Challenging Economy Pushes Businesses Toward Better Tools
News  |  10/29/2009
TechWeb's Enterprise 2.0 Conference, Nov. 2 through 5 in San Francisco, aims to connect companies with better business technology.
Amazon Introduces PayPhrase Payment Shortcut
News  |  10/29/2009
Online merchants can use Amazon's passphrase payment scheme to ease the friction of online commerce.
Google Launches Music Service
News  |  10/28/2009
Look out iTunes and Amazon, Google has integrated songs into its search results.
Google's 'Gov Cloud' Wins $7.2 Million Los Angeles Contract
News  |  10/28/2009
The City of Los Angeles plans to replace its Novell GroupWise e-mail system with Google Apps, partly using anti-trust settlement money paid by Microsoft.
Google Unveils Free Navigation Service For Android 2.0 Devices
News  |  10/28/2009
Turn-by-turn directions will soon be available to users of Android 2.0 devices, like Verizon's Droid, courtesy of Google.
Google CEO Imagines Era Of Mobile Supercomputers
News  |  10/27/2009
The future, as Eric Schmidt describes it, belongs to smart phones and data centers.
Google Launches Social Search
News  |  10/27/2009
With Google Social Search enabled, searchers are more likely to find what friends and associates have to say about things.
Cisco To Acquire ScanSafe
News  |  10/27/2009
The market for tech companies is heating up again, as Cisco strengthens its position in Web and mobile security.
Pilots Who Missed Airport Busy With Laptops
Commentary  |  10/26/2009
The pilots of Northwest Airlines Flight 188, which overflew the runway at Minneapolis-St. Paul airport last week, told investigators from the National Transportation Safey Board that they used their laptop computers -- a violation of company policy -- while discussing airline crew scheduling procedures.
Google Voice Liberates Voicemail
News  |  10/26/2009
Users of Google Voice can now choose Google as a voicemail provider for existing mobile numbers, displacing mobile carrier voicemail systems in the process.
Google Custom Search Engine Gets Tune-Up
News  |  10/26/2009
Web site owners can now take advantage of custom themes and improved metadata support for their Google Custom Search Engines.
Mozilla Unveils Raindrop Messaging Dashboard
News  |  10/23/2009
E-mail used to be the Internet's killer app. Mozilla's forthcoming Raindrop software anticipates a world where e-mail has been reduced to one channel among many.
Web 2.0 Summit: Surprise! It's Google's Sergey Brin
News  |  10/22/2009
Sporting unusual footwear, Google's co-founder stopped by to chat about his company.
Adobe's Opportunity
Commentary  |  10/22/2009
Like most CEOs of public companies, Shantanu Narayen, CEO of Adobe, isn't the most compelling interview subject because he's too guarded about what he says.
Web 2.0 Summit: The Browser Is What Matters
News  |  10/22/2009
Google's Sundar Pichai provides some hints about his company's upcoming browser-based Chrome operating system.
Web 2.0 Summit: Intel CEO Expects PC Sales Surge
News  |  10/22/2009
Paul Otellini sees businesses moving to replace their aging hardware and promise in moving to a more distributed approach to healthcare.
Web 2.0 Summit: Google Unveils Social Search
News  |  10/21/2009
Users of Google's search engine will soon have the option to include content created by friends in search results lists.
Web 2.0 Summit: Facebook Bets On Wisdom Of Friends
News  |  10/21/2009
The informational Web is being eclipsed by the social Web, according to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.
Web 2.0 Summit: Bing Wins Facebook, Twitter Partnerships
News  |  10/21/2009
In a blow to Google, Microsoft has secured search deals with Facebook and Twitter.
Web 2.0 Summit: GE Introduces Handheld Ultrasound Device
News  |  10/21/2009
CEO Jeff Immelt showed off a forthcoming medical device called Vscan that promises to shake up the world of medical imaging.
Web 2.0 Summit: Morgan Stanley Sees Tech Rebound
News  |  10/21/2009
Morgan Stanley's Mary Meeker lays out the evidence for an economic recovery and for the market might of all things mobile.
Web 2.0 Summit: PayPal's Platform Plans
News  |  10/20/2009
With talk of the death of cash, PayPal president Scott Thompson painted a rosy future for payments delivered through mobile devices.
Web 2.0 Summit: Comcast Dismisses Cord Cutters
News  |  10/20/2009
CEO Brian Roberts sees a bright future for Comcast as a provider of on-demand content.
Web 2.0 Summit: Web Squared Emerges
News  |  10/20/2009
Despite ongoing economic uncertainty, companies still see the Web as the platform of the future.
Google Search Appliance Gets Smart
News  |  10/20/2009
Corporate searchers can now look forward to more relevant search results, thanks to improvements in the Google Search Appliance.
Google, Virgin America Offer Free In-Flight Wi-Fi
News  |  10/19/2009
For two months this holiday season, air travelers on Virgin America flights will be able to access the Internet free of charge, courtesy of Google.
Facebook, Twitter Join Google In Net Neutrality Battle
News  |  10/19/2009
New rules governing online communication are expected later this week and Internet companies are making sure their concerns are heard.
SEC Charges Billionaire, Tech Execs With Insider Trading
News  |  10/16/2009
Executives from IBM, Intel, and McKinsey are among those charged.
'Gone Google' Campaign Goes Global
News  |  10/16/2009
Stepping up its efforts to woo business users, Google will begin marketing Google Apps in five international cities.
Google Tips For Burying Ugly Search Results
News  |  10/16/2009
To manage your search engine reputation, Google suggests saying less is more, except when saying more is more.
Apple Expands In App Purchasing To Fight Piracy
News  |  10/16/2009
Developers can now implement In App Purchasing in free iPhone apps.
The Apple Tablet Hype Isn't Right
Commentary  |  10/15/2009
Apple's rumored tablet computer, widely believed to be coming next year, deserves the hype it has received and will usher in a golden age of journalism, argues Newsweek's Daniel Lyons.
Google Earnings Beat Street, Bring Promise Of New Hiring
News  |  10/15/2009
Convinced that the worst of the recession has passed, Google plans new hires and new acquisitions in the months to come.
Microsoft Recovers Most Sidekick Data
News  |  10/15/2009
Initial reports that the data of T-Mobile Sidekick users had been lost turn out to have been overly pessimistic.
Mozilla Launches Plugin Check To Secure Firefox
News  |  10/14/2009
Browser security suffers when plugins aren't up-to-date. So Mozilla has developed a Web-based plugin update checker.
Google Voice Extends Invitations
News  |  10/13/2009
Those testing Google Voice will be allowed to invite friends to use the service.
Wikipedia, Now In A Dedicated Mobile Device
News  |  10/13/2009
Thinking inside the box, Openmoko has put Wikipedia into its very own reading hardware.
Google Building Maker: Our Tools, Your Labor
Commentary  |  10/13/2009
Google on Tuesday introduced a new online graphics tool called Building Maker that allows users to create 3D buildings and place them in Google Earth.
T-Mobile, Microsoft Promise $100 Gift Card For Lost Data
News  |  10/12/2009
But most customers will see their data restored, the two companies hope.
China Bans Foreign Investment In Online Games
News  |  10/12/2009
Foreign companies will no longer be allowed to invest in or control gaming companies in China, according to regulations issued over the weekend.
Microsoft, T-Mobile Apologize For Data Loss, Offer Month Credit
News  |  10/12/2009
Sidekick users who lost their data won't be getting it back. T-Mobile and Microsoft say the data is gone.
FCC Begins Google Voice Inquiry
News  |  10/9/2009
Responding to complaints from AT&T and members of Congress, the FCC on Friday asked Google to explain how it operates its Google Voice service.
Firefox Automation Plug-In Draws Legal Threat
News  |  10/8/2009
A free file downloading site wants to stop Mozilla from distributing a Firefox plug-in that lets users bypass its ads.
Corporate Dress Codes For Avatars Coming Soon
News  |  10/8/2009
Virtual worlds are here to stay and enterprises need to have policies that govern how employees behave when representing companies with avatars, Gartner says.
Lawmakers Seek Google Voice Investigation
News  |  10/8/2009
Several members of Congress have taken AT&T's side and asked the FCC to look into Google's refusal to connect certain calls through Google Voice.
Google Robbed By Botnet
News  |  10/7/2009
A botnet designed to facilitate click fraud is defrauding advertisers and denying potential revenue to Google and other search engines.
Google Busy Protecting Privacy Of KFC's Colonel Sanders
Commentary  |  10/7/2009
In Europe, where worries about Google's Street View imagery at one point led villagers in England to set up a roadblock and have generally enraged bureaucrats who believe that only the state should take pictures of people, Google has struggled to present the snapshots it takes on public roadways without being criticized for invading someone's privacy.
Google Refines United States Map
News  |  10/7/2009
The world changes and Google Maps is changing with it by adding new data about the US.
Google Tries Making People Care About Chrome
Commentary  |  10/6/2009
Google's plan for world domination via its Chrome browser slammed headlong into reality when the company's technical elite realized that the average Joe doesn't know what a Web browser is.
Glide Health Makes Medical Records Mobile
News  |  10/5/2009
With the support of Integrated Medical Professionals, a large medical group, Glide Health aims to make medical records accessible from any mobile phone.
Adobe Flash CS5 Makes Native iPhone Apps
News  |  10/5/2009
Online Flash content remains inaccessible to iPhone users, due to Apple's restrictions. But Flash developers will soon be able to port their apps to the iPhone.
FTC Rules Require Bloggers To Disclose Payments
News  |  10/5/2009
Bloggers who accept payment for posts must now disclose their relationship with sponsors.
Amazon Settles Kindle Deletion Lawsuit For $150,000
News  |  10/2/2009
A student who sued Amazon in June for deleting a copy of the book 1984 from his Kindle e-book reader has won limited deletion protection for other Kindle users.
Enterprise Search Improves Productivity, Report Finds
News  |  10/2/2009
Workers at companies that implement enterprise search effectively spend less time looking for the information they need to do their work.
Microsoft Bing Loses Search Share
News  |  10/1/2009
Searchers used Bing less in September than in previous months, ending three consecutive months of growth.
US Agreement With ICANN Leaves Much Undone
News  |  10/1/2009
The oversight of the Internet's infrastructure will become more international under a new government agreement with ICANN. But many concerns remain unresolved.
Adobe Flash Targeted By Web Heavy Hitters
Features  |  10/1/2009
Google, Apple, Microsoft and HTML 5 aim to make Adobe's browser plug-ins irrelevant.


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