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posted in April 2010

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Microsoft IE9 Throws Weight Behind H.264 Video
News  |  4/30/2010
Supporters of license-free video codecs immediately decried the announcement as proof that Microsoft doesn't really support an open Web.
Adobe CEO Calls Jobs' Flash Complaint 'Smokescreen'
News  |  4/30/2010
Shantanu Narayen sees Apple's restrictions making life difficult for developers who want to create content on multiple platforms.
Apple iAd Aims Upscale
News  |  4/29/2010
High-profile partners are being sought by Apple for its iAd platform, ones willing to pay well and make a splash.
What Apple Owes Developers
Commentary  |  4/29/2010
When the little people make enough noise, Apple CEO Steve Jobs switches his mode of public interaction from terse e-mail replies to open letters. That's what happened on Thursday when Jobs finally articulated his disdain for Adobe's Flash technology in a rare public post.
Skyfire Now Showing Flash On Android
News  |  4/29/2010
The mobile browser supports Flash video, before Android officially gets Flash support.
Mozilla Tests Mobile Firefox For Android
News  |  4/28/2010
The developers working on Mozilla's Fennec are seeking feedback from Android users.
Microsoft Gets Paid For Android
News  |  4/28/2010
By striking a patent licensing deal with HTC, Microsoft is raising the cost of using Google's free Android operating system.
Oregon Public Schools Go Google
News  |  4/27/2010
By moving to Google's cloud infrastructure, Oregon expects to save $1.5 million annually for e-mail alone.
Google Buys Labpixies
News  |  4/27/2010
In acquiring the widget maker, Google is deepening its commitment to social software.
Gizmodo Editor's Computers Seized By Police
News  |  4/26/2010
The investigation into possible wrongdoing by Gizmodo may itself have violated the law.
Google Ends Search Fees For Ad Partners
News  |  4/26/2010
A revamped advertising partner program promises to make life easier for ad agencies.
Image Gallery: Top 16 Google Services
Slideshows  |  4/26/2010
Google offers a wide array of services. Some are quite evolved, but some could use some work. Here are the ones that we think are the most compelling.
Microsoft Connects Office To Facebook
News  |  4/21/2010
Docs for Facebook, Microsoft's latest online document creation and sharing service, promises productivity in a social context.
Adobe Burns Bridge With Apple, Embraces Google
News  |  4/21/2010
There will be no more investment in development tools to bring Flash content to the iPhone.
Apple Profits Up 90%
News  |  4/20/2010
The company's strong fiscal second quarter sends its stock surging in after-hours trading.
Google Local Business Center Gets Makeover
News  |  4/20/2010
With a new name and new services, Google Places will send a photographer out to take pictures of merchants' stores.
Apple Seeks Return Of 'Lost' iPhone
News  |  4/20/2010
Gizmodo, which posted pictures of an unreleased iPhone, faces criticism for its handling of the story.
Next-Gen Apple iPhone Found Or Stolen?
Commentary  |  4/19/2010
Gadget site Gizmodo appears to have scored huge scoop, at least as far as tech enthusiasts are concerned. It claims to have obtained an unreleased iPhone prototype, one that Apple may be planning to release this summer.
Advantage Android
Commentary  |  4/16/2010
Apple's iPhone is the favorite smart phone platform among mobile developers, according to a recent survey conducted by Ovum.
Microsoft Investigates Report Of Abused Workers
News  |  4/15/2010
Long hours, low wages, and poor working conditions have been documented at factory in China.
Microsoft Kin Marketing Goes Overboard
Commentary  |  4/14/2010
Microsoft's new commercial for its Kin mobile phone is so obviously provocative that it could only be planned. It's as if someone in the company's marketing department said, "We have to make sure this phone is not ignored."
Apple's Fiasco, Google's Opportunity
Commentary  |  4/12/2010
If Apple ends up retaining the current language in its iPhone OS 4.0 developer agreement, it will all but assure the ultimate supremacy of Google Android devices in the mobile market.
Microsoft Web Apps Will Force Google's Hand
News  |  4/9/2010
2010 versions of Office, SharePoint pressure Google to respond.
What Genentech CIO Likes About Google Docs
Features  |  4/8/2010
It meets a need for quick-and-easy collaboration, says CIO Todd Pierce. It's not for regulated content, though.
Comcast Beats FCC In Net Neutrality Battle
News  |  4/6/2010
An appeals court has found that the FCC doesn't have the authority to regulate the way Comcast manages Internet traffic.
Apple Sells Over 300,000 iPads
News  |  4/5/2010
Amid strong sales, some users are reporting poor Wi-Fi performance.
Google Introduces Gmail Web App For iPad
News  |  4/2/2010
The company says it's excited by the opportunities posed by tablet computers, a hint of its Chrome OS netbooks to come.
Google Engineers Recreate Quake II In HTML5
News  |  4/2/2010
The project demonstrates progress being made to support high-performance graphics in Web applications.
Apple Blesses iPad-Ready Web Sites
News  |  4/1/2010
The company is promoting publishers who offer HTML5 video as an alternative to Adobe Flash.
Google Leads In Laughs
Commentary  |  4/1/2010
Google has something that too many other organizations don't seem to value: A sense of humor.
Wolfram Alpha Drops App Price 96%
News  |  4/1/2010
The company is also introducing a new mobile site in a bid to boost the breadth of its appeal.


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