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  • AT&T says network will be ready for SXSW 2010

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 9:08 pm

    Has your 3G network ever suffered from conventionitis? It's a condition known to strike when a few too many smart phone users take advantage of their provider's data network to share photos, inspirational quotes, bragging, video, and other goings-on in the midst of fine tech festivals and conferences such as South by Southwest (SXSW), Macworld and WWDC.
  • F5, Infoblox team on DNS security

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 9:04 pm

    Infoblox and F5 have integrated their network appliances to make it easier for corporations to deploy DNSSEC on their Web sites.
  • Cloud computing start-up creates secure tunnel between data center and Amazon cloud

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 8:45 pm

    A start-up that moves VMware-based applications to the Amazon cloud and creates a secure tunnel between a customer's data center and the cloud service is launching a public beta trial Monday.
  • Google Buys Picnik Online Photo-Editing Site

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 8:43 pm

    Google is adding yet another online service to its growing portfolio of Web-based tools. The search giant today announced that it has bought Picnik, a photo utility that lets users edit digital photos in a Web browser. Picnik launched in 2005 and has 20 employees. Terms of the deal were not announced.
  • DVE brings 3-D look to meeting system

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 8:40 pm

    A telepresence system that uses a transparent screen can make meeting participants appear as if they are in the same room, without the need for 3-D glasses, vendor Digital Video Enterprises says.
  • Twitter shares its 'firehose' of tweets with more partners

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 7:40 pm

    After making the totality of public tweets available to search giants Google, Yahoo and Microsoft, Twitter is now cutting similar deals with smaller players.
  • Google buys online photo-editing app Picnik

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 7:10 pm

    Google has acquired Picnik, whose Web-based application lets people import and edit photos in a browser.
  • NetSuite courts old-school VARs with new offer

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 6:40 pm

    NetSuite is trying to energize its sales channel with a new offer that gives resellers 100 percent of a subscription deal's value in the first year and 10 percent thereafter.
  • Another day, another Internet Explorer security hole

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 4:48 pm

    It seems like every other week there's a new Internet Explorer security hole. Here's the story on the latest.
  • For Business' Sake, Yelp Needs New Owners

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 3:22 pm

    Yelp, the popular reviews site, needs a new owner, one that can bring credibility and quiet allegations that it spins reviews in order to extort advertising money from the businesses reviewed.
  • Chrome Browser is Gobbling Market Share, and Here's Why

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 3:21 pm

    Google's Chrome browser was the only major Web browser to gain market share last month, eating away at Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari.
  • Internet keeps growing as news source for Americans

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 3:19 pm

    A survey by the Pew Research Center found that Americans are increasingly turning to the Web as a news source instead of local and national newspapers.
  • Antitrust Rhetoric Heats Up Between Google, Microsoft

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 3:15 pm

    A war of words is heating up between Google, Microsoft and a host of smaller sites over alleged anticompetitive behavior by Google in the online search market. A variety of news outlets and blogs are reporting on allegations that Microsoft may be engaging in a proxy war against Google, using smaller companies to fight its battles.
  • Cloud Computing's Three Revolutions: Part 3

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 2:16 pm

    Cloud computing will alter IT operations and costs, these changes mean that two very strong friction points for applications -- resource provisioning and funding -- will dwindle. What does this mean for applications?
  • 20 Free Ways to Manage Video, Music, and Photos

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 2:11 pm

    Downloads and services like Grooveshark, Jinni, and Phoenix help you make the most of your digital entertainment.
  • 19 Freebies for Smart Web Browsing, Social Networking

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 2:10 pm

    Make more use of your browser with MyBrainshark, MailBrowser, and more.
  • 11 Free Efficiency Enhancers for the Office or the Road

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 2:07 pm

    Save time on tasks involving your PC or mobile gear, with tools and services like CacheMyWork, Connectify, and Ninite.
  • Microsoft to plug Xing social networking into Outlook

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 1:10 pm

    Microsoft will install a plug-in for its Outlook 2010 e-mail application for Xing, a large professional networking site dominant in Germany, the companies said Monday.
  • New zero-day involves IE, puts Windows XP users at risk

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 12:50 pm

    Microsoft on Sunday confirmed it's investigating an unpatched bug in VBScript that hackers could exploit to plant malware on Windows XP machines running IE.
  • Firefox Mobile Browser Fennec Spotted on Android

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 12:48 pm

    It might be a little too early to tell if Fennec, the mobile version of Firefox, will revolutionize mobile browsing on Android devices, but the project is making headway. Yesterday a few photos were posted on the Firefox for mobile Facebook page showing the browser running on the Nexus One and Motorola Droid.
  • Firefox loses browser share third month running

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 12:47 pm

    Mozilla's Firefox lost share in February, the third consecutive month that the browser has slipped, according to metrics data published today.
  • SAP lands major deal with 3M at Oracle's expense

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    SAP has seen its share of executive upheaval and customer discontent in recent months, but a newly inked agreement with global conglomerate 3M is giving it reason to celebrate.
  • ICANN head visiting China after 'dot-China' request

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 3:40 am

    The head of the global Internet addressing authority will visit China this week, according to people briefed on the matter, highlighting questions about China's Web censorship after it applied to offer domain names that end with Chinese characters.
  • People, groups flock to the Web after Chile earthquake

    Posted February 27, 2010 - 9:10 pm

    After Chile's massive earthquake and potential Pacific Rim tsunami damage, relief organizations, government agencies, corporations and throngs of people are on Google, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other services to seek and provide information and help.
  • PayPal to resume bank withdrawals by Indian exporters

    Posted February 27, 2010 - 5:10 pm

    PayPal said that India's central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), has allowed it to resume Indian bank withdrawals for Indian businesses who use PayPal to sell their goods or services abroad.
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