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  • Google patches Chrome for second time this month

    Posted April 29, 2010 - 8:40 pm

    Google patched three vulnerabilities in the Windows version of Chrome earlier in the week, marking the second time that it's plugged security holes this month.
  • Application portability in cloud computing a work in progress

    Posted April 29, 2010 - 8:35 pm

    Cloud computing networks are still largely walled off from each other, making it difficult to move workloads from one cloud service to another or from an internal data center to a cloud provider, Interop keynote speakers said.
  • Social Networks in the Enterprise: 3M's Innovation Process

    Posted April 29, 2010 - 8:29 pm

    When 3M wanted to expand the reach of its innovation process it deployed an internal social network to access all 75,000 global employees, bringing in hundreds of new ideas.
  • Adobe CEO Responds to Jobs' Flash-Bashing Memo

    Posted April 29, 2010 - 8:27 pm

    Grab your ringside seats, gang: Apple and Adobe are at it again -- and this time, the fighting's turning fierce.
  • Exchange 2010: To Migrate or to Stay Put

    Posted April 29, 2010 - 8:13 pm

    Cloud-based e-mail may be generating powerful market buzz, but in the enterprise, Microsoft Exchange today remains the dominant e-mail platform.
  • Facebook working to fix site trouble

    Posted April 29, 2010 - 8:08 pm

    Facebook announced late this afternoon that its engineers were working to fix a problem causing site trouble for users.
  • HP Purchase of Palm Paves Way for WebOS Tablet

    Posted April 29, 2010 - 3:05 pm

    The fall of Palm from groundbreaking innovator of handheld PDA's, to ailing developer of capable-but-waning smartphones is complete with the announcement that HP will acquire Palm to the tune of $1.2 billion. The primary asset of Palm is the WebOS mobile platform--an asset that puts HP in a strong position to create a tablet device to compete with Apple's iPad.
  • Palm users 'giddy' over HP's buyout

    Posted April 29, 2010 - 3:03 pm

    Palm blogs and forums were flooded with mainly positive reactions to Wednesday's news that HP will buy the struggling smartphone maker, and aggressively exploit Palm's WebOS in a wider range of mobile products. But there's an undercurrent of skepticism, concern, and worry.
  • Panelists: Democracy would suffer if Google left China

    Posted April 29, 2010 - 2:40 pm

    Analyzing the quarrel between Google and China raises questions of how the Web helps an oppressed country develop democracy, according to a Massachusetts Institute of Technology panel discussion.
  • Steve Jobs trashes Adobe's Flash

    Posted April 29, 2010 - 2:33 pm

    Apple CEO Steve Jobs said Flash is slow and not yet suitable for touchscreen devices in a lengthy open missive explaining why the Adobe software isn't allowed on iPhones and iPads.
  • HP-Palm Deal: 5 Things I Hope It Brings

    Posted April 29, 2010 - 1:55 pm

    Hewlett-Packard just raised the ante in the smartphone wars by purchasing Palm, bringing to the table its standing as the world's largest PC maker and potentially bringing on a new era of WebOS devices. The future is still cloudy for the union of the ailing Palm and the mighty HP, but here are five ways HP can make the best of its $1.2 billion buy:
  • Symantec buys encryption specialist PGP for $300M

    Posted April 29, 2010 - 10:10 am

    Symantec will acquire encryption specialist PGP and endpoint security vendor GuardianEdge Technologies for US$300 million and $70 million respectively, the company said on Thursday.
  • HP to Buy Palm, Shake Up the Mobile World

    Posted April 29, 2010 - 9:31 am

    HP's purchase of Palm could not only save webOS, but should also cause a few shivers for Microsoft.
  • Europe considers new cybercrime agency

    Posted April 29, 2010 - 8:10 am

    European ministers are considering establishing a new agency that would tie together law enforcement agencies and other entities dedicated to fighting cybercrime.
  • SharePoint Has Its Limits

    Posted April 28, 2010 - 9:25 pm

    SharePoint is evolving as a versatile collaboration tool, but you can stretch it only so far. It's not designed for every content management or business process management challenge.
  • Will iPad kick Adobe Flash off the Internet?

    Posted April 28, 2010 - 9:17 pm

    When the iPad was introduced, there was much furor over the fact that it is missing what some (a vocal minority) consider to be a key feature -- Adobe Flash support.
  • Firefox for Google Android: A Hands-On Tour

    Posted April 28, 2010 - 8:43 pm

    Android users, listen up: Firefox has finally arrived for your phone. Well, almost.
  • Bugs & Fixes: Security Fixes for All Major Browsers

    Posted April 28, 2010 - 8:37 pm

    Whatever you use to surf the Web needs a fix. Developers of all five major browsers--Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, and Opera--recently released important security patches.
  • HP-Palm buy FAQ

    Posted April 28, 2010 - 8:32 pm

    What are the financial basics of this deal?
  • Users advised to be careful with Oracle ULAs

    Posted April 28, 2010 - 5:11 pm

    Oracle's unlimited license agreements (ULAs) can make great sense for companies that want to use a lot of the vendor's software, but a number of potential pitfalls can get buried in the fine print, according to a new report from Forrester Research.
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 goes international

    Posted April 28, 2010 - 5:04 pm

    Localized versions of the IDE and .Net Framework 4 platform are set to start rolling out this week
  • Los Angeles chooses Google Apps over Microsoft

    Posted April 28, 2010 - 4:07 pm

    The City of Los Angeles government is deploying Google Apps to alleviate three problems: a crushing budget deficit, IT staff shortage and widespread dissatisfaction with the current office software system.
  • Google Apps vs. Microsoft Office

    Posted April 28, 2010 - 4:06 pm

    Microsoft has long dominated the e-mail, collaboration and office tools market, but Google is launching a strong challenge.
  • Microsoft .Net gets thumbs-up, Ruby on Rails thumbs-down in frameworks survey

    Posted April 28, 2010 - 3:59 pm

    Evans Data asks developers about ease of use and other attributes, but Rails founder pans the survey's findings
  • Review

    Review: Free remote access tools for Windows and Mac

    Posted April 28, 2010 - 3:56 pm

    The best free tools combine firewall friendliness with easy remote access and an amazing array of handy features

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