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  • Fake Google search engine emerges in China

    Posted January 28, 2010 - 2:26 pm

    In addition to a name that sounds like Google, the Goojje search engine copies Google's logo. See for yourself: goojje.com
  • Ballmer defends Microsoft as China plays up Gates' comments

    Posted January 28, 2010 - 2:40 am

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer defended the company's presence in China in a message on Wednesday, after Chinese media seized on a statement by Bill Gates about Chinese Web censorship being "very limited."
  • Download Facebook Photo Albums in a Flash

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 9:40 pm

    For a service as photo-oriented as Facebook, the simple act of downloading photos is annoyingly complicated. In fact, there is no download option; you have to view each photo in turn, right-click it, and choose Save Image As or Save Picture As (depending on your browser).
  • Did Apple's iPad debut put a choke-hold on the Internet?

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 9:35 pm

    If our experience here and the chatter on Twitter is any indication, then the answer is that it sure looks as though the Internet gagged on an iPad.
  • Twitter seen holding up under barrage of Apple iPad tweets

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 9:28 pm

    Twitter appeared to hold up today in light of a flood of comments by its users about Apple's new iPad computer tablet.
  • Oracle hails Java but kills Sun Cloud

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 8:40 pm

    The software giant has no interest in cloud-based utility services, but does have lots of plans for Java's various editions
  • Don't expect an Amazon EC2 competitor from Oracle

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 7:40 pm

    Although Oracle will gain all the technology it needs to launch a public cloud-computing infrastructure service like Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) with the purchase of Sun Microsystems, it has "no plans" to do so, Oracle Chief Corporate Architect Edward Screven said Wednesday during a company event.
  • Facebook tool could be exploited by cyber-bullies

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 7:11 pm

    A recent Facebook feature can be exploited to be a cyber-bullying tool in the wrong hands, a security vendor warns.
  • Google expands Social Search test

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 7:10 pm

    Google's Social Search service, which includes public content from users' social networks in search results, is getting promoted to Google.com from the company's Labs site, meaning it is no longer considered an early prototype.
  • Twitter Local Trends: What's the tweet in your area?

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 4:40 pm

    Twitter today added a new feature that lets users find out the hottest topics being discussed in speciic geographic areas.
  • No lie! Wilson to respond to State of Union on Facebook

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 4:40 pm

    Republican Congressman Joe Wilson is set to deliver a response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union message tonight on the Facebook social network.
  • What's Happening with ERP Today

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 3:40 pm

    Today's ERP systems call for different management.
  • Ballmer: The cloud will bring new apps to law enforcement

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 3:10 pm

    A move to the cloud will enable new kinds of applications that public safety and law enforcement agencies can use to do their jobs better, Microsoft’s CEO said during its annual Worldwide Public Safety Symposium on Wednesday.
  • Twitter ablaze with tweets about Apple tablet

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 2:40 pm

    The Twitter social network is abuzz with thoughts on Apple's long-awaited unveiling of a tablet computer slated for later today.
  • China's Baidu wins copyright case over music search

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 1:40 pm

    Global music labels have lost a lawsuit against China's biggest search engine, Baidu.com, which they accused of facilitating copyright infringement with its song download search service.
  • SharePoint 2010 overkill for some, Forrester says

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 1:40 pm

    Microsoft's SharePoint 2010 server is growing up, but may include too many capabilities for those users seeking to meet isolated or specific requirements, according to a study by Forrester Research.
  • The Snoopy Google Toolbar

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 1:07 pm

    It turns out that the popular Google Toolbar has been keeping an eye on Internet Explorer 8 users even when it's turned off.
  • MoD staff leak military secrets on Facebook and Twitter

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 7:40 am

    The Ministry of Defence has admitted that staff leaked secret information 16 times on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter over the past 18 months.
  • Japan's Rakuten to set up Chinese e-commerce site with Baidu

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 4:10 am

    Japanese e-commerce company Rakuten took another step on Wednesday toward expanding outside its home market with a deal to jointly develop an online shopping mall in China with Baidu.com, the country most popular search engine.
  • China says no limits on Google's Android if it follows laws

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 2:10 am

    China on Wednesday said Google's Android operating system will not be blocked if it follows local regulations, after speculation that Google's threat to leave China could hurt the adoption of Android there.
  • Microsoft talks up semantic search ambitions

    Posted January 26, 2010 - 8:40 pm

    Semantic technologies help computers better understand information in order to provide better, more relevant search results
  • Questions You Need Answered Before Going Cloud

    Posted January 26, 2010 - 8:10 pm

    While cloud vendors trumpet the savings and flexibility they can provide compared to on-premise IT, they don't, as a matter of course, address key e-discovery issues. Before signing any tempting deals, experts say, CIOs must hold vendors' feet to the fire about how--and how quickly--the vendor will help meet data requests in the face of lawsuits, compliance audits, data breaches and other legal situations.
  • Maybe Google Won't Quit China After All

    Posted January 26, 2010 - 7:40 pm

    Despite its recent threats to possibly shut down its China-based operations, Google may in fact keep some of its businesses open there. According to a Fox News report, the search giant is conducting "delicate" talks with the Chinese government. The two sides are discussing ways that Google can maintain its research center, an advertising sales team, and Google's new mobile phone business in China, the report states.
  • Haiti digs out from communications disaster

    Posted January 26, 2010 - 7:10 pm

    Carriers and aid workers are scrambling to rebuild communications in Haiti following the catastrophic Jan. 12 earthquake near the capital city of Port-au-Prince, which left many residents with no means of communicating inside or outside the country.
  • Facebook and Twitter? Why not just put a gun to your head?

    Posted January 26, 2010 - 6:10 pm

    Researchers and reporters both know one thing - if you want people to sit up and take notice, take the most popular technology of the day and somehow link it to some horrible illness or social calamity. Because Facebook and Twitter are at the top of everyone's minds these days, these social networking sites have become the root of all evil in the world, judging by the headlines.
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