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posted in April 2011

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Amazon Web Services Apologizes, Explains Outage
News  |  4/29/2011
The company said it will provide 10 days of service credit for customers using AWS resources in the affected region because of the multi-day outage.
PepsiCo Debuts Social Vending Machine
News  |  4/28/2011
The beverage giant sees a new way to connect with customers.
Google Chrome 11 Kills Bugs, Adds Speech Input
News  |  4/28/2011
The company paid out a record $16,500 in rewards to security researchers who helped to eliminate more than two dozen bugs.
Google Apps Tuned For SMBs
News  |  4/27/2011
Google has made some pricing and billing changes for those that use Google Apps.
Google's Waterloo: Release-And-Revise Fails Beyond The Web
Commentary  |  4/26/2011
The search giant needs to slow down, deliver on its promises and ensure that quality isn't trampled in the rush to market.
Developer Interest In Android Tablets Stalls
News  |  4/22/2011
Windows Phone 7 and BlackBerry phones both saw a significant drop in interest from application developers.
Apple Music Cloud Takes Shape
News  |  4/22/2011
With Amazon rushing to establish its hosted music storage service, Apple and Google have to hurry to remain relevant.
Amazon EC2 Outage Hobbles Websites
News  |  4/21/2011
Engine Yard, Foursquare, Hootsuite, Heroku, Quora, and Reddit were among the websites that suffered from slowed or disabled access.
YouTube Uploads Get WebM Treatment
News  |  4/20/2011
To help wean the Web from H.264 video, YouTube has begun converting new uploads into the competing WebM format.
Google Launches Earth Builder For Enterprise Mapping
News  |  4/19/2011
The cloud-based platform provides hosted storage and computational power for geospatial data and resources to be securely published through Google Earth and Google Maps.
Apple's iOS Tops Android By 59%
News  |  4/19/2011
If you count iPhones, iPods, and iPads, then Apple is still beating Google's mobile operating system in the U.S., according to figures from comScore.
Google Map Maker Enables Editing Of America
News  |  4/18/2011
Like the territory of some 183 other countries and regions, the map of the United States is now open for anyone to embellish.
Google Video Purging Content
News  |  4/18/2011
Eclipsed by YouTube, the site will live on as a video search service.
Internet Poker Sites Seized For Fraud
News  |  4/15/2011
The government claims the defendants schemed to conceal gambling revenue through deceit and bribery.
Apple Sued Over In-App Purchasing
News  |  4/15/2011
The lawsuit claims Apple unlawfully targeted children and induced them to purchase high-priced virtual goods from the iTunes App Store.
Google Earnings Burdened By Costs
News  |  4/14/2011
Strong results for the search company fell shy of investor expectations as operating expenses grew.
Google Calls Microsoft's FISMA Allegations False
News  |  4/14/2011
The fight is mainly over the question of whether Google Apps for Business, which does have FISMA certification, is basically the same as Google Apps for Government.
Apple Unveils Final Cut Pro X
News  |  4/13/2011
Even Apple's high-end software is being reworked to be delivered through the Mac App Store.
Google Search Starts Weighing User Site Blocking
News  |  4/12/2011
As it makes its search algorithm changes more widely available, Google now considering user site blocking data as it computes some Web page rankings.
Gartner Predicts iPad Dominance
News  |  4/11/2011
Apple's tablet holds almost 70% market share today, but the research firm predicts that supremacy will wane by 2015 as Android-powered tablets approach 40% share.
Google Invests $168 Million In Solar Project
News  |  4/11/2011
The BrightSource Energy power plant in the Mojave Desert, scheduled for completion in 2013, is expected to be the world's largest solar thermal facility.
Microsoft Accuses Google Of Lying About Security Certifications
News  |  4/11/2011
Google insists it hasn't mislead anyone about the security certification of Google Apps For Government.
Adobe Accelerates Release Cycle With CS 5.5
News  |  4/8/2011
HTML 5 tools, subscription pricing, and an interim "point release" strategy are among the vendors attempts to remain relevant in an era of rapid software iteration.
Life As Google's CIO
News  |  4/8/2011
Ben Fried explains the unique experience of running Google’s corporate IT, from constant online software upgrades to a homegrown videoconferencing system.
Google Links Bonuses To Social Strategy
News  |  4/8/2011
Incoming CEO Larry Page seeks to provide an incentive for social success.
Google ITA Deal Wins Conditional DOJ Approval
News  |  4/8/2011
The Justice Department wants rules to ensure that Google will continue to invest in ITA's software and license the apps in a non-discriminatory fashion.
Google Amplifies Android's Business Capabilities
News  |  4/7/2011
Enhanced management features for Android devices should deepen the appeal of Google's mobile operating system for corporate use.
Google's New Page
Commentary  |  4/5/2011
Larry Page has replaced Eric Schmidt as Google's CEO. Here's a to-do list for the company's chief executive.
Google Bids $900 Million For Nortel Patent Portfolio
News  |  4/4/2011
Besieged by patent claims, Google is arming to defend itself, and perhaps to enter new markets.


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