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  • Google-Microsoft search war hits new heights

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 10:15 pm

    Microsoft's apparent backing of complaints that prompted a European antitrust investigation of Google is but the latest clash in the ongoing war between the two technology titans, analysts say.
  • Opera downloads triple after browser ballot screen debut

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 10:12 pm

    Opera Software today said that it has seen a three-fold increase in downloads of its browser since Microsoft started pushing a ballot screen to European who run Windows.
  • Safety in the cloud

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 10:11 pm

    Here's a transcript of RSA President Art Coviello's RSA Conference 2010 keynote address, which includes his thoughts on cloud security and more.
  • FCC Broadband Plan Under Fire From All Sides

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 10:02 pm

    The National Broadband Plan proposed by the FCC expected to be submitted to Congress on March 17 is already under fire. Depending on who you ask, the $25 billion plan to expand and modernize the broadband infrastructure in the United States is either overly ambitious, or completely inadequate.
  • Opera 10.50 browser features boosted speed and improved HTML 5 support

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 9:58 pm

    The company claims its newest browser version is the fastest ever for Windows computers.
  • SharePoint 2010: More Cloud-Friendly than Past Versions

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 9:56 pm

    SharePoint's many moving pieces have not traditionally fit neatly into the cloud. But SharePoint 2010 addresses that problem - with three key changes.
  • Small browser makers bitter over ballot screen layout

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 9:40 pm

    Most of the developers whose browsers have been relegated to a second screen of the ballot Microsoft is now pushing to Europeans are mad as hell, and they won't take it anymore.
  • Facebook forges, ruins marriages

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 7:06 pm

    Hint: don't complain about your spouse's behavior where everyone can see it.
  • U.S. Could Challenge China on Google's Behalf at WTO

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 5:53 pm

    Google made news in Washington on Tuesday as the Obama Administration is reportedly considering using the World Trade Organization to help Google in its censorship battle with China. Meanwhile, a leading U.S. Senator said he plans to introduce legislation punishing companies that cave in to censorship demands.
  • Comedy Central to Leave Hulu

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 5:44 pm

    Hoping to catch a few episodes of The Daily Show with John Stewart or The Colbert Report? Better update your bookmarks, because as of Tuesday, March 9 at 11:59 PM, the shows will no longer be available on Hulu as, the video streaming site announced in a recent blog post.
  • Erase Internet Explorer 8's Browsing History

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 5:42 pm

    Reader Alison is having trouble erasing her browsing history in Internet Explorer 8:
  • Tsunami brought on a wave of Tweets

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 5:40 pm

    The news from Chile on Saturday morning, appearing on the Associated Press app on my iPhone as I read it half-asleep, was tragic but distant: An earthquake measuring 8.8 on the Richter scale had rocked central Chile and the capital city of Santiago, and dozens were already confirmed dead.
  • BBC slashes Web budget

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 5:16 pm

    The BBC has announced it is slashing the amount of money it spends on its website.
  • FCC Broadband Plan Likely to Meet Financial Resistance

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 5:11 pm

    It won't be released for two weeks, but the FCC's national broadband plan is already drawing critics, who say it is overly broad and unworkable. The plan, a child of FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, calls for as much as $25 billion in spending, money Congress isn't likely to part with easily or all at once.
  • Researchers develop 3D graphics capability for Firefox

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 4:42 pm

    A group of researchers plans to release a version of the Firefox browser that includes the built-in ability to view 3D graphics, a capability that could open the door for more interactive Web pages from developers.
  • Socialtext adds tools to manage its Twitter-like stream

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 2:10 pm

    One year after it added Signals, a Twitter-like microblogging component, to its eponymous enterprise social networking and collaboration suite, Socialtext is giving users features to manage that stream of posts.
  • Ballmer: We'll beat Google ... someday

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 1:52 pm

    It's not easy being Steve Ballmer. The Microsoft CEO was asked for the umpteenth time Tuesday if his company will ever be number one in search.
  • Nokia's smartphones get Skype client

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    Skype and Nokia have released a new Skype client for the Symbian mobile OS.
  • China Unicom to use Android despite Google-China row

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 8:40 am

    Chinese mobile carrier China Unicom will use Google’s Android operating system on phones, its top executive said Wednesday, showing interest despite a row between Google and the Chinese government.
  • Vimov helps developers test multitouch iPad apps

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 8:40 am

    Vimov is offering developers writing for the Apple iPad a head-start in testing their apps, using an iPhone as a multitouch controller for Apple's iPad simulator. The tool is designed to help developers who otherwise face problems testing some hardware-dependant features of their apps until they can get their hands on a real iPad.
  • Narus develops a scary sleuth for social media

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 6:10 am

    Narus is developing a new technology that sleuths through billions of pieces of data on social networks and Internet services and connects the dots.
  • Topeka: That's Google, Kansas To You

    Posted March 2, 2010 - 10:31 pm

    The mayor of Topeka has unofficially changed his city's name to Google. Yes, seriously.
  • Axcient releases unified backup, disaster recovery service

    Posted March 2, 2010 - 4:56 pm

    Axcient today announced an appliance and cloud-based service for managed service providers and SMBs that offers backup, business continuity and disaster recovery tools that can remotely recover a server in about 15 minutes.
  • Group wants Microsoft's browser ballot to go global

    Posted March 2, 2010 - 4:42 pm

    A lobbying group composed of Microsoft rivals wants antitrust regulators worldwide to pressure the company into offering a browser ballot screen to their citizens.
  • Google hopes to launch German Street View this year

    Posted March 2, 2010 - 4:40 pm

    Concerns over privacy mean Google has yet to launch its Street View service in Germany, more than a year-and-a-half after its camera cars began photographing German streets.
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