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The Microsoft-Yahoo deal got approved by regulators in Canada and Australia. The Justice Department and the European Commission are reviewing the plan.
"At Google, we run anywhere from 50 to 200 experiments at any given time on Google sites all over the world," notes a Google spokesman in a recent statement on The Google Official Blog. "Right now, we are running a small experiment of a new Google homepage design that shows links when ...
Microsoft Corp. and eBay Inc. today announced they are partnering to offer eBay Daily Deals through a new Internet Explorer 8 Web Slice for the holidays. With most holiday shoppers looking to save money, Microsoft and eBay will present online Daily Deals through a new Windows Internet ...
The ability to effortlessly share cool things you discover on the Web in real time, with friends, family and business colleagues without ever leaving your browser, just became a reality with today's introduction of Qwisk by WebWean, Inc. at the Realtime CrunchUp conference here in San ...
According to the latest figures from comScore, Bing, Microsoft’s new search engine, was a breath away from claiming 10% of US searches in October, up a half-a-point over September while poor consumptive Yahoo at 18%, a new low, lost eight-tenths of a point. Yahoo used to be a plumper 2...
WANdisco announced that an increasing number of its customers are implementing Subversion MultiSite and Subversion Clustering to support agile practices across their large distributed development organizations. At the core of agile software development is constant collaboration between...
Bob Evans always has ideas. Ideas to make his work, and the work of others, more useful and efficient, as well as easier. We first met Bob when he asked if it was “OK” he develop a route server for our young Internet Exchange Point (Any2 Exchange), which would allow the small to medium...
Exalead, a global leader of information access solutions and search-based applications for the enterprise and on the web, today announced that RealTravel.com, an award winning travel site that helps people plan trips with advice from other travelers, will use Exalead CloudView to d...
Google is strongly pushing its open Android platform. With its market share declining, Symbian has also joined the open OS sector in order to protect its market. Android announced the Android 1.6 - codenamed Donut Alpha - in July 2009, followed by the Android 2.0 version - codenamed Ec...
Local businesses can significantly increase the rate at which they are found by consumers on the Internet by creating and distributing a video, a study released today by Spotzer Media showed. Spotzer data showed that businesses were more than 30 times more likely to receive customer at...
Ken Thompson and Rob Pike, a couple of the revered old soldiers who wrote Unix, Plan 9 and Inferno at Bell Labs – and programming languages like B, without which C probably wouldn’t exist, and Limbo – have come up with an experimental new programming language called Go that Google, the...
Someone has volunteered to try to explain what the heck Google Wave is. Whether it was worth her time remains to be seen. See http://completewaveguide.com/.
Cisco has made yet another acquisition spending ~$44.5 million to buy the set-top box business of China’s DVN Holdings, giving it a toehold in China’s great and expanding cable market. Meanwhile, Tandberg isn’t going gently into the Cisco fold. Its stockholders, at least 24% of them, w...
Microsoft’s browser rivals aren’t satisfied with the tentative “ballot screen” settlement that the company came to with the European Commission, which would offer all its European users a chance to download a rival browser. Google, Mozilla and Opera want changes made. According to the ...
SMA Solar Technology AG, listed in the TecDAX of the Frankfurt stock exchange since last year, is the world market leader in photovoltaic inverters, a central component of every solar system. With subsidiaries in eleven countries on four continents, the product and company communicatio...
A “power panel” composed of Stoneware Co-founder, CEO and Rick German, M-Dot Network CTO Mike Kavis, GoGrid CEO and Co-Founder of John Keagy, and Altor Networks Director of Product Management Todd Ignasiak gathered at the 4th International Cloud Computing Expo held at the Santa Clara C...
“We see Traffic Server as an essential building block for cloud computing, and at Yahoo!, it’s integral to our edge services, on-line storage and cloud serving. The open-sourcing of Traffic Server is representative of our company-wide commitment to sharing technology innovation with th...
Yahoo! aims to be one of the 800-pound gorillas--along with Google, Amazon, and several major technology companies--in the upcoming battles for hosting dominance in the Cloud Computing space. Yahoo aims to be one of the 800-pound gorrillas--along with Google, Amazon, and several major ...
icloud has announced the launch of its improved desktop with Super Search and a new innovative start menu. Super Search integrates many of the most popular services on the internet with simultaneous search of your private files in the cloud. It has never before been more convenient to ...
The city of Los Angeles has okayed a $7.2 million deal with CSC to rip out a lot of its existing Novell GroupWise e-mail systems and whatnot and replace it with Google Apps provided CSC agrees to pay a pre-set penalty if there’s a security breach. They still need to dicker about that a...
An Israeli company called Red Bend has sued Google’s Chrome browser for patent infringement in the district court in Massachusetts. It says Chrome’s Courgette differential compression algorithm treads on its widgetry. Courgette, which launched in July, sends just partial application up...
The Los Angeles City Council voted today to move the city's 30,000 email users to a system provided by Google, but only after a provision that the city be compensated if there is security breach in the data held on Google's servers. Consumer Watchdog had said that the security provisio...
As more fully described in a Form 8-K being filed today by On2 and as disclosed in the registration statement on Form S-4, as amended (the "Registration Statement"), which Google intends to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on or about October 26, 2009, On2 a...
The city of Los Angeles can’t make up its mind whether to trash its clunky Novell system and go with Google Apps for e-mail and office applications, citing costs and necessity. It was supposed to be a showcase account for Google. The decision will now move from LA’s budget and finance ...
Microsoft has cut non-exclusive deals with both Facebook and Twitter for Bing to search their real-time data feeds. Google has followed suit at least with Twitter, but Facebook is the prize because it has like 40 million updates a day from its 300 million users. Not all Facebook update...
Carl Icahn announced today that he had informed the Board of Directors of Yahoo! Inc. that he was resigning as a director of Yahoo!. Mr. Icahn told the Board that in his view there was not a need at this time for an activist director at Yahoo! Mr. Icahn indicated that there are a numbe...
I often mention Alexa Rank to make a comparison among microstock agencies, as you can see in Stock Agencies page. In this post I want to show another tool that can be used to follow the trends in the stock photo market, Google Trends, that lets you compare the world’s interest in some ...
What every developer wants is access and the ability to shape any data across the Internet through one simple language, with out need to learn different APIs. Yahoo! Query Language (YQL) provides just that and its effectiveness will be demonstrated live at SYS-CON's 4th International C...
Google is doing something very un-Google. It's stooping to advertise. What started a few months ago with "Go Google" billboards on 101 in Silicon Valley, the West Side Highway in New York, the Mass Pike in Boston and the Ike in Chicago touting Google Apps went international Monday in F...
Yahoo! is investing significantly in Cloud Computing to support the company's global applications and audience of more than 500 million users. Yahoo!'s cloud confronts technical challenges at an almost unprecedented scale - requiring tens of petabytes of storage, tens of thousands of m...
Ryan Greives, Media Relations Specialist for Indianapolis-based BLASTmedia, has launched The Social Media Guide on Ulitzer. His industry knowledge and experience covers everything from consumer Internet companies and gadgets to highly complex enterprise software and hardware technologi...
3Dconnexion, a subsidiary of computing device manufacturer Logitech, won first prize in the CRM Launch category for its use of SugarCRM as a global customer management platform. 3Dconnexion is the third SugarCRM customer to win the CRM Best Practice Award. This is also the third award ...
While recent industry reports indicate that technology job losses rose in the last quarter to five percent, Elance reveals a more promising outlook showing that hiring tech contractors online is growing, with overall hiring on Elance in October up 46% compared to a year ago. The compan...
Having just gone into competition with Google’s Gmail Monday, IBM said Tuesday that it’s going to take on Amazon’s S3 storage cloud and anybody else in the storage cloud business by launching its own Smart Business Storage Cloud along with a so-called Information Archive. As with its d...
Google Wave, the amorphous open source widgetry that Google has trouble explaining but contends – silly Google – will replace e-mail, the most viral application ever, started moving into a wider test group of some 100,000 users Wednesday ahead of a still wider release in December. It’s...
SEO.com is doing its part to help boost the struggling economy. The Internet marketing company today announced its Ultimate Web Marketing Makeover, which will give one organization the chance to emerge from the recession via a comprehensive Internet marketing campaign. "We've been fort...
comScore released August 2009 data from the comScore Video Metrix service, showing that 161 million U.S. Internet users watched online video during the month, the largest audience ever recorded. Online video reached another all-time high in August with more than 25 billion videos viewe...
Google News went down middle of the day Tuesday for a couple of hours. Google never explained why but said many were affected. Three weeks ago, Gmail went down big time because of a poorly executed server upgrade and now on Thursday users were complaining on Twitter that they couldn’t ...
Google, whose Chrome can claim all of 2.8% of the browser market, has come up with an open source plug-in that runs Chrome inside Microsoft's still dominant Internet Explorer. How's that for brass. It calls the thing Chrome Frame and says it works with IE6, 7 and 8 on Vista and XP SP2,...
Publisher and author associations sought today to cancel a key hearing in the Google Books case to allow private negotiations with Google over digitizing books online. Consumer Watchdog warned that important issues affecting copyright law should not be negotiated behind closed doors. N...