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  • Mourners eulogize IE6 at funeral for aged browser

    Posted March 5, 2010 - 3:33 pm

    Aten Design group's mock funeral for Microsoft's Internet Explorer attracted 80-100 'mourners,' along with flowers and a card from the IE team at Microsoft.
  • MS Round-Up: Ballmer on Cloud 9, Office 2010 Upgrades, More

    Posted March 5, 2010 - 3:30 pm

    This week, Microsoft committed to cloud computing, Office 2010 free upgrades were announced and alleged Verizon 'Pink' phones got plenty of buzz.
  • 8 Must-Have Facebook and Twitter Add-Ons

    Posted March 5, 2010 - 8:37 am

    You can solve several of your top gripes with Twitter and Facebook by using free, downloadable tools. For those days when you see the glass as half-empty, one tool tracks when people "unfriend" you.
  • Android largely unharmed in Google-China row

    Posted March 5, 2010 - 5:40 am

    A mobile phone with Google's Android operating system that was delayed in China will now ship next week, in the latest sign that Android has gone largely unscathed by a row between Google and the Chinese government.
  • Seven reasons Chrome isn't my default browser

    Posted March 4, 2010 - 2:57 pm

    Google's Chrome browser keeps improving; Beta 2's release in February certainly advanced the case for Chrome as a worthy competitor to Safari, Firefox, and the rest of the pack.
  • Former NSA tech chief: I don't trust the cloud

    Posted March 4, 2010 - 2:46 pm

    The former National Security Agency technical director told the RSA Conference he doesn't trust cloud services and bluntly admonished vendors for leaving software vulnerabilities unpatched sometimes for years.
  • Open Identity Exchange backs U.S. gov't privacy guidelines

    Posted March 4, 2010 - 2:41 pm

    Google, Equifax, Verizon and others launched the Open Identity Exchange (OIX) this week to support federal government guidelines for online privacy and security.
  • RightNow tries to change SaaS contract, pricing game

    Posted March 4, 2010 - 2:10 pm

    CRM vendor RightNow announced a new SaaS (software as a service) pricing and licensing model on Thursday that it says provides customers with fairer, clearer deals. The company also issued a "Cloud Challenge" to competitors, urging them to adopt similar principles.
  • Google now covers all Apps with advanced backup

    Posted March 4, 2010 - 1:40 pm

    Google recently extended what it describes as highly advanced and sophisticated data backup and recovery to all components of its Apps communication and collaboration suite.
  • Tweet this: Social network security is risky business

    Posted March 4, 2010 - 10:05 am

    The debate about whether companies should let their workers access social networking sites on the job is about more than corporate productivity; It's about security, too.
  • Google Buys Picnik: 6 Unanswered Questions

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 10:35 pm

    Google on Monday announced the acquisition of Picnik, a photo editing Web site. The move is not surprising considering Google's focus on promoting Web apps and the company's upcoming Google Chrome OS. Picnik will also be a great complement to Picasa, Google's photo storage and sharing site. In some ways, Picnik already integrates with Picasa along with Flickr, Facebook, and anywhere else you can find an image online.
  • Google Chrome Beta Adds Translation, Privacy Features

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 10:23 pm

    Google added two new features to the Windows version of Google Chrome beta including integrated translation and enhanced privacy features that allow for better browser cookie managment. The new additions were fed to the Chrome beta channel as a preview of Google Chrome version 5, according to the Google Chrome Releases blog.
  • Cisco outlines new plan for securing mobile, cloud apps

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 10:21 pm

    Cisco on Monday outlined its security product-development strategy aimed at providing a new type of "always on" security protection for mobile devices as well as a way to establish controls over cloud-computing applications used by the enterprise. Cisco is calling the initiative its Secure Borderless Network architecture.
  • 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.

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