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  • 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
  • Web app developers showered with advice

    Posted February 24, 2010 - 2:40 pm

    Hopeful entrepreneurs and developers attending the Future of Web Apps conference in Miami Beach received a heavy dose of real-world advice from successful peers, including some tips that at first pass seem counterintuitive.
  • Google Europe: A No Good, Very Bad Week

    Posted February 24, 2010 - 2:24 pm

    This has not a good week so far for Google's European operations. The search giant has been hit with official complaints of anti-competitive behavior from three companies based in the European Union, and three Google employees have been convicted of violating Italian privacy laws.
  • Cloud servers help hospital with digital records

    Posted February 24, 2010 - 1:50 pm

    With a cloud infrastructure, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's electronic health records and practice management system makes it easier to ship medical records from one office to another.
  • Dear Facebook, act like a grown-up about security

    Posted February 24, 2010 - 1:49 pm

    With a market value estimated at billions of dollars, it is time for Facebook to start acting like a grown-up company. That means providing basic security for its customers.
  • Yahoo Competes for Social Web with Twitter Tab

    Posted February 24, 2010 - 1:38 pm

    Yahoo has joined the fray of integrating social networking with search results. With a bit of dramatic flourish--tweeting out Da Vinci Code-style hints throughout the day and teasing users to break the code and figure out the big news, Yahoo announced a new partnership with Twitter.
  • CA joins Cloud Security Alliance

    Posted February 24, 2010 - 1:36 pm

    CA Inc. has joined the Cloud Security Alliance to help organizations address security concerns, both actual and perceived, when adopting cloud computing.
  • FTC P2P data leak alarm could give law-makers big stick

    Posted February 24, 2010 - 1:15 pm

    The FTC said companies and institutions of all sizes are vulnerable to serious P2P-related breaches, placing consumers’ sensitive information such as health-related information, financial records, and drivers’ license and social security numbers at risk for identity theft.
  • YouTube sets March 13 IE6 kill date

    Posted February 24, 2010 - 1:14 pm

    Google's YouTube will drop support for Microsoft's nearly-nine-year-old Internet Explorer 6 in just over two weeks, the popular video site has announced.
  • Microsoft sets app dev investment priorities

    Posted February 24, 2010 - 1:10 pm

    Cloud, agile development, the Web, and others make Microsoft's to-do list.
  • Conviction of Google execs in Italy shear madness

    Posted February 24, 2010 - 12:56 pm

    Google was not any more responsible here than the postal service would be for delivering a ransom note.
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