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  • We're All Data Fatties, Study Finds

    Posted December 10, 2009 - 7:40 pm

    We're always hearing about how Americans consume far too many calories. It turns out, though, food isn't the only thing we're gorging ourselves on.
  • Google Search Appliance now highlights Twitter posts

    Posted December 10, 2009 - 7:10 pm

    Google on Thursday said its enterprise search appliance will now show relevant Twitter posts alongside internal and external search results.
  • Microsoft talks cloud computing security, plans to offer private cloud software

    Posted December 10, 2009 - 6:10 pm

    Microsoft is looking to unveil a new security structure for multi-tenant cloud environments as well as private cloud software based on the same technology used to build the Azure cloud computing platform.
  • 10 predictions for 2010

    Posted December 10, 2009 - 6:08 pm

    No doubt, a leading IT story in 2010 will be the role that sector will play in the expected economic recovery, as well as how IT markets themselves recover. OK, so that's a no-brainer to predict, but we're latching on to some more specific details in that regard, and we've found a limb or three to walk out on as well. In no particular order we present the 2010 edition of our annual predictions.
  • Mozilla exec suggests Firefox users move to Bing, cites Google privacy stance

    Posted December 10, 2009 - 5:40 pm

    A Mozilla official today pointed Firefox users to the extension that adds Microsoft's Bing to the list of the browser's search engines after Google's CEO downplayed consumers' privacy concerns.
  • SAP launches sustainability-tracking application

    Posted December 10, 2009 - 3:10 pm

    SAP's emerging line of green IT software got a boost Thursday with the announcement of an application that helps companies pull together data about their corporate sustainability, analyze the information and create reports.
  • Yahoo extends Twitter integration in search engine

    Posted December 10, 2009 - 2:10 pm

    Yahoo will begin inserting Twitter posts directly into its general Web search results page on Thursday, expanding on an initial integration of Twitter into its search engine.
  • Facebook's New Privacy Settings: 5 Things You Should Know

    Posted December 10, 2009 - 1:40 pm

    Facebook has begun rolling out its new privacy settings to all of its 350 million users. If you haven't seen it already, you will soon have to go through a wizard that will guide you through the process of confirming your privacy settings.
  • Aol becomes independent, counts on content for success

    Posted December 10, 2009 - 1:40 pm

    Aol officially set sail as an independent, publicly traded company on Thursday, leaving behind its parent company Time Warner and embarking on a journey that could be turbulent.
  • Malaysian company acquires Friendster, bets on micropayments

    Posted December 10, 2009 - 10:40 am

    Social networking site Friendster accepted a buyout offer from Malaysia's MOL Global, which hopes to generate revenue from the site using micropayments.
  • China expands porn sting by shutting P2P video sites

    Posted December 10, 2009 - 4:40 am

    Chinese regulators have taken a wide-ranging war against online porn one step further by closing a series of popular BitTorrent and other video-sharing Web sites in recent days.
  • IBM adding data centers, cloud computing lab in Asia

    Posted December 10, 2009 - 1:10 am

    IBM opened a new data center in South Korea on Thursday and said it is building another one in Auckland, New Zealand, to address a surge in demand for cloud computing and IT services in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Microblogs face uphill battle with China's censors

    Posted December 9, 2009 - 10:40 pm

    Microblogging services are taking off among China's fast-growing Internet population, but regulation by an authoritarian government is challenging their growth.
  • Facebook privacy changes draw mixed reviews

    Posted December 9, 2009 - 9:40 pm

    Facebook's revamped privacy settings will push more user data onto the Internet and, in some cases, make privacy protection harder for Facebook users, digital civil liberties experts said.
  • Facebook users speak out against new privacy settings

    Posted December 9, 2009 - 7:10 pm

    Many Facebook users expressed anger at the site Wednesday for changing privacy settings, saying the new settings caused personal information to be inadvertently exposed.
  • Linux, Windows, or Mac: You need to patch Adobe Flash

    Posted December 9, 2009 - 6:37 pm

    Adobe has just released not one, not two, but six critical Flash Player patches, so update Now.
  • Google grabs bigger search bite, while Bing, Yahoo slip

    Posted December 9, 2009 - 5:10 pm

    Microsoft's Bing might be getting a lot of attention, but Google is still king of all things search.
  • Savvis to trial private cloud service

    Posted December 9, 2009 - 4:10 pm

    Savvis said Tuesday that it has signed up more than a dozen enterprise customers for a trial of its new private cloud service, which will be widely available by the middle of next year.
  • Review

    Google Chrome for Mac -- fast, slim, very beta

    Posted December 9, 2009 - 3:40 pm

    The just-released beta of Google Chrome for the Mac follows the same design principles that Google uses for its own site design -- the browser is stripped-down and fast, with few features to get in the way of the Web pages you browse. It is nearly identical to the PC version, but because it is in an earlier phase of development, it lacks some significant features.
  • Review

    Google Chrome for Mac: First Impressions

    Posted December 9, 2009 - 1:40 pm

    Google finally released the beta version of its Chrome browser for Mac on Tuesday. As expected, the new browser is lacking some features that its Windows counterpart has, such as bookmark sync, a bookmark manager, and offline capability.
  • Facebook Privacy Changes Go Live, Beware of "Everyone"

    Posted December 9, 2009 - 1:40 pm

    As promised, Facebook has begun rolling out new privacy options to its 350 million users.Watch out for the "Everyone" setting.
  • SAP planning to open up on-demand development platform

    Posted December 9, 2009 - 1:40 pm

    SAP is hoping to build a platform of third-party SaaS (software-as-a-service) applications to complement its own emerging wave of offerings.
  • What is Google Voice?

    Posted December 9, 2009 - 12:40 pm

    Ever since I got my Google Voice account, I have had to repeatedly explain to friends and colleagues what Google's free phone service is and (more importantly) what it isn't. If you, like them, have heard about Google Voice but still aren't completely clear about how it works and why you should care, here are some quick answers.
  • Facebook simplifies privacy options

    Posted December 9, 2009 - 12:10 pm

    Following through on plans announced a few months ago, Facebook is rolling out changes on Wednesday to its privacy settings intended to make them simpler to adjust and understand by its 350 million end users.
  • Symantec security, storage offerings now on Amazon’s EC2

    Posted December 9, 2009 - 11:40 am

    Businesses looking at using Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) for pay-as-you-go servers can now add Symantec security, backup and storage protection.
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