In any year, there are winners and losers, those that successfully rode--or shaped--the tide, and those smashed by the waves of change. As virtual battles raged on Xboxes, Kinects, and other platforms, software developers waged war over market share and steadily loosening budget dollars. Eagerly awaited new products and beta versions made their debuts, jockeying for position and sales. The past year was, of course, no exception. In the rapid-paced world of social media, granddaddy MySpace all-bu
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The music was over for song-sharing site LimeWire after it lost a copyright-infringement case filed by the record industry. U.S. district judge Kimba Wood of New York then filed an injunction, effectively shuttering the company's doors after she disabled the "searching, downloading, uploading, file trading, and/or file distribution functionality." CEO George Searle said LimeWire remained open for business, was committed to the music industry, and was working on a new music service.
Google in the Enterprise SurveyThere's no doubt Google has made headway into businesses: Just 28 percent discourage or ban use of its productivity products, and 69 percent cite Google Apps' good or excellent mobility. But progress could still stall: 59 percent of nonusers distrust the security of Google's cloud. Its data privacy is an open question, and 37 percent worry about integration.