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posted in November 2008

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History Reloaded: Changing The Past To Suit The Present
News  |  11/26/2008
The authors of a new report argue that revisions to the White House Web site reflect a willingness by the Bush administration to whitewash history.
Google Pins Gmail Bug On Phishing
News  |  11/25/2008
In response to reported security vulnerabilities in Gmail, Google puts the blame on some users who fell for a bogus e-mail scam.
Google SearchWiki Must Die
Commentary  |  11/25/2008
Google's SearchWiki must die. It's a fine idea, allowing people to re-rank search results and comment on them. Viva democracy.
Windows Vista, Multimedia Codec Vulnerabilities Found
News  |  11/24/2008
Certain administrative rights are required for the vulnerability to be exploited, making it a risk primarily for malicious insider scenarios.
Google Gmail Vulnerability Being Investigated
News  |  11/24/2008
A known cross-site scripting glitch could let an attacker hijack messages sent to the victim's Gmail account by redirecting specific messages, says a security researcher.
Symantec Estimates Cybercrime Economy At $276 Million
News  |  11/21/2008
However, the potential value of the credit card information and bank account credentials being sold, if criminally exploited to its maximum potential, could reach $7 billion.
Google SearchWiki To Customize Search Results
News  |  11/21/2008
While Google users cannot alter the search results for others, their notes and votes are publicly viewable.
Google Crowdsources YouTube Support
News  |  11/20/2008
YouTube is looking for users willing to make a video to explain topics such as Editing my video, Customizing channels, and Transferring from camera to computer.
Google's Lively Set To Die In December
News  |  11/20/2008
The 3-D interactive chat environment will join the list of Google misfires when it closes, less than six months after launch.
Monty Python Launches YouTube Channel
News  |  11/19/2008
And now for something completely different...the comedy troupe makes it clear it would prefer payment to litigation.
Google's Gmail Gets Dressed Up In Themes
News  |  11/19/2008
Other recent features include adding voice and video chat as well as the ability to send and receive SMS messages.
Woolly Mammoth Genome Sequenced
News  |  11/19/2008
Just in time for global warming, scientists have sequenced the genome of the extinct woolly mammoth, last seen roaming the Earth about 10,000 years ago.
Google Voice Search Turns 'Fish' To 'Sex'
News  |  11/19/2008
Users of the latest release of Google Mobile App for the iPhone have complained that the voice-recognition program doesn't understand some British accents.
Camera With 1.4 Billion Pixels Defends Earth From Asteroids
News  |  11/18/2008
The Pan-STARRS cameras each have 1.4 billion pixels on an area approximately 40 centimeters square.
Google CEO Eric Schmidt Calls For Innovation Bailout
News  |  11/18/2008
As an adviser to President-elect Barack Obama, Schmidt tells U.S. companies to apply the technological principles that created the Internet economy to the nation's energy infrastructure.
Google Mobile App With Voice Search: First Look
News  |  11/18/2008
Google Mobile App for iPhone makes it possible to do a Google Web search using only your voice. Mostly it is fantastic.
Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang To Step Down, Resumes Role As 'Chief Yahoo'
News  |  11/17/2008
Questions of his departure arose after Yahoo's inability to reach an acquisition deal with Microsoft and the collapse of its advertising partnership with Google.
Hurtful Google Docs Study Tied To Ex-Microsoft Employees
News  |  11/17/2008
The ClickStream report suggests that a mere 1% of U.S. adult Internet users used Google Docs, while Microsoft Office is in use by more than 50% of adult U.S. Internet users.
Symantec CEO John Thompson To Retire
News  |  11/17/2008
Symantec COO Enrique Salem has been tapped to take over as president and CEO.
Adobe Positions Flash For Multiple Devices
News  |  11/17/2008
Adobe sees its technology as the interface layer that can take content and format it for use on screens of all sizes.
Adobe To Unify Developer Apps With Flash Platform
News  |  11/14/2008
Adobe is rolling out several new and updated products to fend off Microsoft's Silverlight, not to mention the growing use of open source technologies like HTML, CSS, and Ajax.
Google App For iPhone Offers Speech-Driven Search
News  |  11/14/2008
IPhone users will be able to search the Web without removing their gloves to type or pose questions like "Where's the nearest Starbucks?"
ICANN Shutting Down EstDomains Nov. 24
News  |  11/13/2008
Widely regarded as a haven for spammers and cybercriminals, EstDomains must now designate a recipient for the 281,000 domain registrations it manages.
Mozilla Updates Firefox To Version 3.04
News  |  11/13/2008
The update addresses nine Security Advisories, some of which cover multiple vulnerabilities.
YouTube Links With AdWords, Promises Paid Path To Stardom
News  |  11/12/2008
Now, when YouTube visitors use the site's search box, they will see the ad belonging to the winners of the keyword auction alongside their search results.
Google Introduces Search Crawler Caller
News  |  11/12/2008
The software's control panel allows companies using Google's service to index their Web sites on demand.
Google Earth Leads To Ancient Rome
News  |  11/12/2008
Visitors can embark on a virtual 3-D tour of the Eternal City's monuments, streets, and buildings as scholars believe they appeared in 320 A.D.
Google Flu Trends
Commentary  |  11/11/2008
Google.org, Google's philanthropic arm, has launched a service to help medical experts and the public track the incidence of influenza across the United States.
Lose Weight With Text Messaging
News  |  11/11/2008
A UNC study suggests text messaging would provide a fun, familiar medium for children to report program goals and receive messages of encouragement.
Google's Gmail Gets Free Video Chat
News  |  11/10/2008
The plug-in requires an Intel-based computer running Mac OS X or a computer running Windows XP or Vista, a Webcam, and/or a microphone.
YouTube, MGM Bring Full-Length Films Online
News  |  11/10/2008
As further evidence that media companies are learning to stop worrying and start loving YouTube, FremantleMedia also announced Monday that it will produce original content for the video-sharing site.
Web 2.0 Summit: President Elect Obama Typifies World 2.0
News  |  11/7/2008
The Internet-empowered fund-raising and social networking of Sen. Obama's campaign may have helped advance the evolution of Web 2.0 as a concept, panelists suggest.
Web 2.0 Summit: HP, Cisco Chime In On Cloud Strategies
News  |  11/7/2008
While some companies like Amazon have characterized cloud infrastructure as a low-margin business, HP sees infrastructure-as-a-service as "a big opportunity."
Google To Host Financial Services Summit Nov. 19
News  |  11/7/2008
U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd, chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, is slated to deliver the keynote speech.
Web 2.0 Summit: Cloud Computing Smackdown
News  |  11/6/2008
Microsoft competitors Marc Benioff of Salesforce and Dave Girouard of Google sound off on Microsoft's Azure venture into the cloud.
Web 2.0 Summit: Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang Open To Microsoft Sale
News  |  11/6/2008
The co-founder also acknowledged Google's announcement that it would not pursue its advertising partnership with Yahoo.
Web 2.0 Summit: Intel Shows Off Secret Mobile Device
News  |  11/6/2008
Larger than an iPhone and smaller than an ultramobile PC, Intel's device could perform real-time image-to-text optical character recognition and translation from Chinese to English.
Web 2.0 Summit: VCs Cheer iPhone Development
News  |  11/6/2008
Considering that 74% of mobile Web traffic comes from the 15 to 20 million devices running the iPhone OS, tech experts are still wild about opportunities created by the iPhone.
Everyone Hates Computing Under Battery Power
Commentary  |  11/5/2008
Having attended a fair number of conferences over the years, I've noticed one constant: People hate running their laptops on batteries.
Google Fights Biological Viruses
Commentary  |  11/4/2008
Google, which works diligently to defend computers from viruses, also is funding efforts to protect people from viruses.
Firefox 'Porn Mode' Private Browsing Arrives
News  |  11/4/2008
Firefox's version of the feature will be available to the general public in Firefox 3.1 Beta 2, which should be released soon.
Web 2.0 Summit Looks Beyond The Web
News  |  11/4/2008
Anticipating a future U.S. energy policy more focused on alternatives to oil, the Web 2.0 Summit also will feature discussions with green tech leaders, among others.
Google Instructs AdSense Publishers How To Block Its Ads
News  |  11/4/2008
The spike in AdSense publishers asking about ad blocking is the result of the expensive, divisive battle over California's Proposition 8.
Google And Yahoo Limit Ad Deal To Appease Antitrust Regulators
News  |  11/3/2008
The two companies now propose that their deal last two years rather than 10 and that Yahoo can only generate 25% of its search advertising revenue from the arrangement, reports say.
Google Chrome Privacy Issues Prompts Plea To Google Execs
News  |  11/3/2008
Chief among the group's complaints is Google Suggest, a feature found in Chrome and other Google applications like Google Toolbar.
Amazon Fights 'Wrap Rage' With Easy-Open Packaging
News  |  11/3/2008
The Web retailer's Frustration-Free Packaging initiative aims to reduce the plastic clamshells, coated wire ties, and fasteners that drive consumers crazy.


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