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  • Bing and Google Both Growing, at Yahoo's Expense

    Posted December 16, 2009 - 2:10 pm

    Even with the threat of Microsoft's Bing, Google continues to take a greater share of the search engine market. But Bing is growing, too; it's Yahoo that is losing ground.
  • Five Things You Need to Know About Social Engineering

    Posted December 16, 2009 - 1:55 pm

    Today's criminals are having a heyday using e-mail and social networks to trick people into giving up sensitive information.
  • Susan Boyle is most watched YouTube video

    Posted December 16, 2009 - 1:40 pm

    The most popular videos on YouTube this year were of a Scottish talent show winner, a little boy returning from the dentist, and some wedding guests dancing down a church aisle.
  • 10 great Google Chrome extensions worth downloading

    Posted December 16, 2009 - 1:14 pm

    On Dec. 8, Google finally released a repository of extensions for Google Chrome. Chrome extensions numbered at more than 300 on launch day. Google Subnet blogger Julie Bort has scoured the extension library to come up with the ones that she thinks will boost your productivity at work. But she couldn't stop there.
  • Google lawyers begin closing arguments in Italian trial

    Posted December 16, 2009 - 1:10 pm

    Lawyers for Google rejected the idea that the company had legal responsibility for a controversial bullying video posted on its Italian video site as they began their closing arguments Wednesday in the privacy trial of four Google executives.
  • Hot security predictions for 2010

    Posted December 16, 2009 - 12:40 pm

    Looking forward to 2010 while trying to erase the memory of 2009 -- here are my security predictions for the new year.
  • Bing Gets an iPhone App

    Posted December 16, 2009 - 11:40 am

    Those who want a little less Google on their iPhones will soon be able to put a lot more Bing on their handsets. Microsoft is prepping a Bing iPhone app for immediate release via Apple's App Store to give iPhone users a Google alternative.
  • Rogue antivirus lurks behind Google Doodle searches

    Posted December 16, 2009 - 10:39 am

    Click on Google's picture of the day and get scammed.
  • EU accepts Microsoft's commitments to offer browser choice

    Posted December 16, 2009 - 10:29 am

    Microsoft's offer to provide Windows users with a browser choice screen satisfies EU antitrust authorities.
  • HP products targets hybrid cloud computing

    Posted December 16, 2009 - 9:40 am

    HP Wednesday announced products it says will help enterprise IT and service providers ease the adoption of internal cloud computing setups as well as public cloud services.
  • Microsoft apology for code theft may not do, Plurk says

    Posted December 16, 2009 - 8:40 am

    Microsoft may still face a lawsuit after apologizing for the theft of software code used in MSN China's microblog service, Juku, from rival Plurk, a popular provider from Canada.
  • Mozilla patches 10 security bugs with Firefox 3.5.6

    Posted December 16, 2009 - 8:10 am

    Mozilla patched 10 bugs in Firefox, half of them critical, in the browser's rendering and JavaScript engines, media and video libraries, and other components.
  • Chinese author sues Google over book scanning

    Posted December 16, 2009 - 5:40 am

    A Chinese author has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Google over its book-scanning program, adding to opposition the project has faced in China.
  • Chrome Mac, Linux betas push browser into No. 3 spot

    Posted December 15, 2009 - 8:59 pm

    The release last week of betas of Chrome for Mac OS X and Linux pushed the Google browser's share past Apple's Safari and into the No. 3 spot, a Web measurement company said.
  • AT&T offers new position on net neutrality

    Posted December 15, 2009 - 6:40 pm

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission should back away from creating strict nondiscrimination rules requiring broadband service providers to carry all Internet content and applications, because such net neutrality rules could hurt investment in networks, AT&T told the FCC Tuesday.
  • ComScore: Facebook breaks 100M US unique visitor mark

    Posted December 15, 2009 - 6:10 pm

    Facebook's staggering usage growth continues unabated, as the company surpassed the 100 million U.S. unique visitor milestone in November, the first time the social networking site exceeds that monthly mark, according to comScore.
  • Microsoft admits Plurk code was stolen

    Posted December 15, 2009 - 5:10 pm

    Microsoft's Juku service in China did indeed steal code from Plurk, a popular Twitter rival in Asia, the software giant admitted on Tuesday.
  • Make the Most of Your Middle Mouse Button

    Posted December 15, 2009 - 5:10 pm

    Take a close look at your mouse. Chances are good it has at least three buttons: left, right, and middle. (Note: Your middle button might be your scroll wheel, which on most mice is clickable.)
  • Cellular Network Outage Raises Carrier Questions

    Posted December 15, 2009 - 3:13 pm

    Business IT hates single points of failure. Hate's 'em. With good reason, too, since a single point of failure means that some significant portion of your operation is at the mercy of a single component or vendor. One of the most common and critical "single point of failure" locations is the provider for your wireless network.
  • HyperOffice up against Google Apps, Zoho with updated suite

    Posted December 15, 2009 - 2:40 pm

    Google Apps, Zoho and other online collaboration players got a fresh dose of competition Tuesday, as HyperOffice announced that a major overhaul of its online collaboration suite is now in private beta.
  • Twitter gets down to business with Contributors feature

    Posted December 15, 2009 - 2:40 pm

    Twitter Inc. is trying to show users that it means business with the beta release of a feature designed to help corporate users authenticate who can tweet for them.
  • Twitter's Contributors Feature will be Good for Business

    Posted December 15, 2009 - 2:10 pm

    Twitter started testing a new feature called Contributors on Monday that allows business users to manage how its employees post 140-character messages from a single account. Monday's rollout of the feature is the latest in a series of announcements from Twitter that indicate the company is interested in commercializing the service.
  • On Privacy, Google and Facebook Are Much The Same

    Posted December 15, 2009 - 2:10 pm

    Too much is being made over a supposed sharp contrast between Google and Facebook on privacy matters.
  • Slow websites make online shoppers abandon purchases

    Posted December 15, 2009 - 2:10 pm

    More than two in five web users have abandoned an online purchase because the site was running too slow, says Fasthosts.
  • SaaS BI vendor Oco aims to help enterprise IT be tactical

    Posted December 15, 2009 - 1:10 pm

    Executives at Oco Inc. tout the ability of the company's Analytics-as-a-Service offering's ease of use and ability to cut deployment times.
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