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  • Britain all atweet over Twitter phishing attack

    Posted February 26, 2010 - 9:10 am

    The latest phishing attack on Twitter users swept the U.K. overnight claiming several prominent users.
  • The Friday Freak Show

    Posted February 26, 2010 - 3:11 am

    Google's Street View camera car captured a crime scene in Windsor, UK, with yellow tape, pools of blood -- the works. Unfortunately, the pictures have since been removed from Google Maps.
  • Opera 10.50 beta brings faster JavaScript, more

    Posted February 25, 2010 - 10:40 pm

    The folks at Opera might have had to spend some time working around restrictions to port their browser to the iPhone, but when it comes to the desktop there are no such issues to contend with. Hence the release of Opera 10.50 beta, a sneak peek at the latest version of the company's venerable browser.
  • Parallels Stakes Out Tricky Spot in the Cloud

    Posted February 25, 2010 - 10:30 pm

    Parallels, known widely for its Parallels Desktop software that lets Mac users run Windows in a virtual machine, faces a problem that currently plagues many cloud companies: an identity crisis.
  • Google explains search rankings after complaints in Europe

    Posted February 25, 2010 - 9:10 pm

    Google has offered a general explanation of how it ranks its search results, one day after the European Commission said it was looking into antitrust complaints against the company.
  • Augmented Reality App Recognizes Faces

    Posted February 25, 2010 - 12:16 pm

    Swedish software technology and design company The Astonishing Tribe, or TAT, has developed an augmented reality app that recognizes faces -- and then pulls up that person's associated social networking sites, web services, and contact information.
  • Google Upgrades Six Gmail Features, Cuts Five Others

    Posted February 25, 2010 - 11:43 am

    Google has made some changes to its Gmail service, upgrading six Gmail Labs experiments (like YouTube previews) to become standard Gmail features, while permanently dropping five others (including location-based signatures). Check out the list below to see what's become a regular part of your Gmail experience, and if any of your favorite Labs features are gone for good. Whenever possible, I've listed alternatives to those Gmail features that have been lost to the dustbin of history.
  • Antitrust is Google's Mark of Success

    Posted February 25, 2010 - 11:35 am

    With Google now in the crosshairs of a potential European Union antitrust investigation, it may be useful to remember that generally only successful companies get investigated. In that context, an anti-trust action may be the sincerest form a flattery that regulators and competitors can offer a business.
  • Guilty plea for hacker who took Comcast off Web

    Posted February 25, 2010 - 7:40 am

    A member of a telephone hacking group known as Kryogeniks has pleaded guilty to taking Comcast's Web site offline in May 2008.
  • Baidu: Registrar 'incredibly' changed our e-mail for hacker

    Posted February 25, 2010 - 12:40 am

    A hacker who took down top Chinese search engine last month broke into its account with a U.S. domain name registrar by pretending to be from Baidu in an online chat with the registrar's tech help, according to a lawsuit filed by Baidu.
  • PayPal to open app store for developers

    Posted February 24, 2010 - 7:10 pm

    PayPal will open an applications store this year where developers can offer their wares, the latest step in the company's multi-pronged strategy to deepen its relationship with external programmers.
  • Apple's iTunes Store serves up 10 billionth song

    Posted February 24, 2010 - 6:10 pm

    Apple's iTunes Store hit a landmark on Wednesday with the download of its 10 billionth song.
  • Timeline: iTunes Store at 10 billion

    Posted February 24, 2010 - 6:10 pm

    On Wednesday Apple's iTunes Store served its 10 billionth music download, according to the company. Here's a look at notable moments in its history.
  • Microsoft rolls out cloud for US federal users

    Posted February 24, 2010 - 5:40 pm

    The story "Microsoft rolls out cloud for U.S. federal users" that ran on Tuesday, incorrectly described the availability of dedicated data connections to Microsoft data centers. The eighth through tenth paragraphs have been updated on the wire and the corrected paragraphs follow:
  • SAP rolls out SaaS BI for 'casual users'

    Posted February 24, 2010 - 5:30 pm

    SAP made a major new push into on-demand BI (business intelligence) Wednesday, announcing a new suite that combines all of SAP's SaaS (software as a service) BI products and is aimed at "casual" users who are "underserved" by other products.
  • Zappos tries video sharing to boost sales

    Posted February 24, 2010 - 5:22 pm

    Sometimes you take a chance on technology even when you can't predict hard returns, hoping that an educated experiment will create business opportunities.
  • Google privacy convictions in Italy spark outrage

    Posted February 24, 2010 - 5:21 pm

    An Italian judge's decision to impose a six-month suspended jail sentence on Google's global privacy counsel and two other company executives over a video showing the bullying of a disabled teenager has evoked outrage in the privacy community.
  • Antitrust Accusations: Google is the New Microsoft

    Posted February 24, 2010 - 5:16 pm

    Google is being challenged on multiple continents with accusations of monopolistic intentions and unfair business practices. The one-time scrappy start-up has become a monolith in its own right, and now finds itself under the same antitrust scrutiny it once supported against its arch-rival Microsoft.
  • Analysis: Yahoo rejoins the cool kids with Twitter deal

    Posted February 24, 2010 - 4:41 pm

    Yahoo's agreement with Twitter that opens its sites to users of the microblogging service could help the Internet pioneer more attractive to users of social networks, analysts say.
  • Web designers announce IE6's 'death,' slate party

    Posted February 24, 2010 - 4:40 pm

    A Denver Web design firm will hold a tongue-in-cheek funeral for Microsoft's Internet Explorer 6 on March 4 to celebrate the aged browser's decline.
  • Google's antitrust probe could prove distracting, analysts say

    Posted February 24, 2010 - 4:39 pm

    Analysts say that the European Commission's antitrust probe of Google could prove time-consuming and costly, which could benefit rivals like Microsoft and Yahoo.
  • Compliance Under a Cloud

    Posted February 24, 2010 - 4:31 pm

    Cloud services buyers beware: vendors must address security regulations.
  • Q&A: Taking the early dive into 4G

    Posted February 24, 2010 - 3:22 pm

    Kayentis executive Guy Maestre discusses why his company decided to invest in Sprint's WiMAX technology.
  • CA continues cloud computing buying spree

    Posted February 24, 2010 - 3:12 pm

    CA enters into a deal to buy 3Tera in a move industry watchers say will catapult the IT management software maker into cloud computing customer accounts
  • How’s My Street? Crowdsourcing app lets you know

    Posted February 24, 2010 - 3:11 pm

    Blighted by the blizzard of 2010, Carnegie Mellon researchers hunkered down and created a crowdsourcing app for road conditions
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