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posted in February 2011

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GDC: Google Woos Game Makers
News  |  2/28/2011
The Web as a platform remains a work-in-progress, but Google wants game developers to climb on board.
Google Gmail Messages Go Missing
News  |  2/28/2011
Google has been racing to restore messages for Gmail users following a service disruption on Sunday.
Google Demotes Crummy Content
News  |  2/25/2011
About 12% of Web sites have become significantly less visible in Google search results sought by U.S. users due to their low-quality content.
Apple Releases Mac OS X Lion Developer Preview
News  |  2/24/2011
Registered Mac developers can download the preview version of Mac OS X Lion from the Mac App Store.
Google Turns Office Into Google Apps Client
News  |  2/24/2011
With software to subvert Office and a test drive program to tempt businesses into the cloud, Google is aiming right at Microsoft's heart.
Developer Rights Now
Commentary  |  2/23/2011
Platform owners shouldn't be allowed to treat developers like serfs.
Cisco Terminates Cloud Email Service
News  |  2/23/2011
Cisco Mail is being shut down, but the company assures customers that it remains committed to collaboration services.
Apple MacBook Pro Expected With Light Peak
News  |  2/23/2011
The company's updated MacBook Pro should be the first to bring Intel's Light Peak technology to market.
Amazon Challenges Netflix With Streaming Service
News  |  2/22/2011
Amazon Prime subscribers will gain access to streamed movies at no additional cost.
Apple's App Rules Prompt Charges Of 'Greed'
News  |  2/22/2011
But an email attributed to CEO Steve Jobs suggests it's only publishers who need to comply with new subscription selling requirements.
Google Chrome 10 Beta Released
News  |  2/18/2011
The race to build the fastest browser continues.
Google Makes Search Results Social
News  |  2/17/2011
Taking another swing at social networking, Google aims to add friend-generated content to your searches.
Google Subscription Service Undercuts Apple
News  |  2/16/2011
With Google Checkout, publishers will be able to sell digital content on the Web and on devices using a variety of business models.
Google Public Data Explorer Admits Public
News  |  2/15/2011
The visualization tool can now be used to create graphs and charts from personally provided data sets.
Google Launches Chrome Site Blocking Extension
News  |  2/14/2011
Following up on action taken in January to bolster faith in its search results, Google is allowing users to block spam-filled domains.
Google Seeks Social Networking Face Recognition Patent
News  |  2/11/2011
A capability withheld from Google Goggles could be improved by leveraging social data.
PayPal Opens Digital Goods Service
News  |  2/11/2011
The online payment powerhouse is moving into micropayments.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 RC Arrives
News  |  2/10/2011
Despite talk about using IE9 to appreciate the beauty of the Web, Microsoft is wielding IE9 to defend the Windows empire.
Google Releases Translate App For iPhone
News  |  2/9/2011
It falls short of the Android version but it's still quite useful.
Nokia CEO Laments Company's 'Burning Platform'
News  |  2/9/2011
The Finnish phone maker is set to reveal a new strategy on Friday.
Google Spills Megastore's Secrets
News  |  2/8/2011
A recently published paper sheds light on an important but seldom discussed Google storage system.
Blekko Battles Spam And Google Recruiters
News  |  2/7/2011
The upstart search company's growth is bringing attention from users and the competition.
Google's Copy-Catfight With Microsoft
Commentary  |  2/7/2011
Copying is not always a crime; mostly, it's the halfway point on the road to innovation.
Google TV Tools Tune Web For Couch Viewing
News  |  2/7/2011
With a new UI library and design modules, Google hopes to help developers build TV-optimized sites.
Facebook Faces Congressional Privacy Interrogation
News  |  2/4/2011
The co-chairmen of the House Privacy Caucus want Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to explain his company's plans for enabling the sharing of user phone numbers and addresses.
Google Chrome 9 Brings WebGL
News  |  2/4/2011
The latest stable version of Google's Chrome browser will make Web graphics faster.
Internet Runs Out Of IP Addresses
News  |  2/3/2011
The supply of IPv4 addresses is technically exhausted. It's time to accelerate the transition to IPv6.
Microsoft Challenges Google To Offer Patent Indemnification
News  |  2/3/2011
If Google is so sure that the WebM video codec is safe, it should guarantee legal protection against patent claims, Microsoft argues.
Google's Android Market Enables Web Sales
News  |  2/2/2011
With a preview of the forthcoming tablet-tuned version of Android and a redesigned Android Market, Google has addressed some longstanding gaps in its mobile arsenal.
Apple Begins Enforcing App Store Commerce Rule
News  |  2/1/2011
Sony's Reader app for iPhone is rejected for failing to support Apple's in-app purchasing system.


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