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  • Conceptual artwork sells itself on eBay once a week

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 6:35 pm

    Caleb Larsen's "A Tool to Deceive and Slaughter" may not look like much in terms of art; it's just a small, if stylish, black acrylic cube.
  • Parliament report stirs lobbying drive on Internet piracy

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    Should teenagers who illegally download music, films and the like in their bedrooms be treated like criminal gangs counterfeiting everything from life-saving drugs to Gucci handbags?
  • FTC member rips into Google's privacy efforts

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 3:20 pm

    Several major U.S. Internet companies, including Google and Facebook, need to "step up" and better protect consumer privacy or face tougher penalties from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, a commissioner said Wednesday.
  • Widespread discontent persists with ERP projects

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 2:40 pm

    More than half of companies that implement ERP (enterprise resource planning) systems end up garnering no more than 30 percent of the business benefits they expected, according to a new study released by systems integrator Panorama Consulting Group.
  • After weeklong fight, rogue ISP Troyak struggles for life

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 2:40 pm

    After an international take-down effort, a rogue ISP responsible for controlling large numbers of computers infected with data-stealing code is down for the moment, but it may be reconnecting with the Internet, according to security researchers.
  • Can Internet Explorer 9 Get Microsoft's Mojo Back?

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 1:50 pm

    With improved speed and support for HTML 5, Internet Explorer 9 could be Microsoft's next step toward restoring its old mojo.
  • Facebook hits milestone, tops Google for a week

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 1:24 pm

    For the first time, Facebook replaced Google as the most visited Web site in the U.S. for a full week.
  • President Clinton talks about the iPhone, newspapers, broadband

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 12:53 pm

    In a forum today marking the 25th anniversary of the first .com registration, former President Bill Clinton talked about his favorite digital devices, offered a grim outlook for newspapers and said Internet access should be improved in the U.S.
  • Microsoft touts 'browser with no name' in Windows Phone 7

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 12:41 pm

    At the MIX Web developer conference, Windows Phone 7 executives had relatively little to say about the now-unnamed browser on the new mobile operating system. At the same time, the company announced "preview" version of much advanced technology and features in what will eventually be Internet Explorer 9.
  • Google to simplify Exchange to Apps migrations with new tool

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    Google has created a free tool to simplify and automate the migration of e-mail, calendar and contacts data from Microsoft Exchange servers to its Google Apps collaboration and communication hosted suite.
  • Law enforcement push for stricter domain name rules

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 11:40 am

    Law enforcement officials in the U.K. and U.S. are pushing the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers to put in place measures that would help reduce abuse of the domain name system.
  • Tech-Savvy Supporters Key to Broadband Plan's Passage

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 11:37 am

    Are you ready to get behind the National Broadband Plan? You better be, because if tech savvy broadband users don't push it through, there is little chance we'll see 100mbps Internet connections for 100 million or bridge the digital divide that today denies broadband to almost that same number of people.
  • Get the application performance insight you've never had before

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 11:23 am

    How can IT Operations align itself to the business needs? One way is to ensure that mission-critical business applications have healthy performance metrics. A new class of tools called application performance management (APM) 2.0 help to follow the flow of business transactions and visually identify problem areas, whether they are rooted in the network or the application itself. APM 2.0 tools bridge the gap between application development and IT Operations.
  • Facebook intros on-the-fly search result suggestions

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 11:10 am

    Facebook has revamped its search engine so that suggested results drop down from the search box as people type in their queries.
  • Why is cloud computing hard? Top tech execs speak their minds

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 11:07 am

    Everyone's talking about cloud computing and security. But what makes it so hard? Execs at Microsoft, Trend Micro, EMC's RSA division, McAfee and Symantec tackle the question.
  • Tweeps and Facebook Friends, Let's Smarten Up

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 10:56 am

    My social networking habits are far from perfect. But here's some advice I've heard from some smart people that you would be wise to heed.
  • Microsoft unveils IE9 public preview

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 10:54 am

    Microsoft today unveiled a public sneak peek of its newest browser, Internet Explorer 9, aimed at Web developers and the technically brave of heart.
  • Putting the FCC National Broadband Plan into Action

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 10:53 am

    With all of the attention the FCC National Broadband Plan has received over the past few months, you would expect that releasing the actual 376-page document--Connecting America: The National Broadband Plan--would be the end game. On the contrary, publishing the document is just the beginning.
  • Software Licensing: New Options, New Headaches

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 10:40 am

    IT has told enterprise software vendors that they want more choices. Now, licensing models have morphed and IT has its wish -- and a whole new set of chores, IDC's software licensing guru Amy Konary explains in this Q&A.
  • IE9 proves Microsoft is back in the browser battle, says analyst

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 10:40 am

    Microsoft is back in the browser race, Forrester analyst Sheri McLeish said today after the company unveiled a rough developer's preview of its next browser, IE9.
  • Twitter's @anywhere could prove risky for users

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 10:35 am

    Twitter's new @anywhere framework could help companies quickly gain a Web 2.0 presence, but could also let their Web sites host tweets that are critical of their products or people.
  • IRS, DOJ use social media sites to track deadbeats, criminal activity

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 10:33 am

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation has obtained documents showing how law enforcement agencies and the Internal Revenue Service are gathering information from social networking sites for their investigations.
  • Who else wants national broadband?

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 10:21 am

    Let's say that the Federal Communications Commission's $15.5 billion broadband deployment plan helps produce the fastest nationwide broadband network in the modern world -- is there any guarantee that more people will use it?
  • SXSW: Spotify Keeps U.S. in Suspense

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 10:16 am

    Daniel Ek, the 26-year-old CEO and co-founder of the much-talked-about music service Spotify, spoke in front of a crowded house here at SXSW, but did not answer the question that was on everybody's mind: when will Spotify become available in the US?
  • FAQ: Say hello to IE9

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 10:06 am

    We answer the first questions you'll undoubtedly have over the months ahead as Microsoft starts adding muscle to the bare bones framework of its next-generation browser, IE9.
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