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  • 7 most useful Firefox add-ons

    Posted March 2, 2010 - 11:58 am

    These heavy-duty browser add-ons can replace desktop applications.
  • Browser ballot marks passing of 'last cloud' with EU

    Posted March 2, 2010 - 11:10 am

    Microsoft is breathing a sign of relief now that its latest battle with the European Commission has subsided with the start of the browser balloting procedure this week.
  • EMC, Intel, VMware team to secure private clouds

    Posted March 2, 2010 - 9:36 am

    EMC, Intel and VMware are teaming up to improve security and regulatory compliance in cloud computing with a proof of concept to be demonstrated at this week's RSA Conference in San Francisco.
  • How to stop shared content in Google Reader

    Posted March 2, 2010 - 8:56 am

    If you use both Google Reader and Google Buzz, have you noticed more content flowing into Google Reader? For some, a lot more? Here's how to regain control.
  • Users fear big Chinese Twitter-like site may not reopen

    Posted March 2, 2010 - 4:40 am

    A popular Chinese microblog service shut down last July amid ethnic riots in China triggered concern among users on Tuesday that it may not reopen.
  • Teen hacker admits crashing PlayStation site

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 10:23 pm

    A 17-year-old honors student from Pennsylvania admitted to crashing Sony's PlayStation site after being banned for cheating in SOCOM U.S. Navy Seals. He brought down the site for 11 days in November 2008 by infecting it with a virus.
  • 5 things VMware must do to fend off Microsoft

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 9:50 pm

    To stay ahead of Microsoft, VMware will have to cut prices, bolster security, simplify management and successfully navigate the desktop and the cloud.
  • Microsoft offers second beta of Windows Server AppFabric

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 9:45 pm

    The app services technology is intended to boost speed and management of the Web and other programs.
  • Microsoft's EU ballot fails to randomize browser order

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 9:38 pm

    Microsoft's new browser ballot screen, which is supposed to randomly scramble the positions of the top five browsers, instead gives Google's Chrome the best shot of landing the preferred first spot, an IBM software architect said today.
  • Griping Online: Call First, Tweet Later

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 9:22 pm

    I expend a lot of words in this and other venues beating on companies that fail to deliver the high-quality goods and services that customers expect and deserve. The bad news, of course, is that there's still plenty of reason to be angry and dissatisfied with some tech vendors.
  • 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.
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