Google News Gets Text Ads
It's a significant turning point for Google News, which has been ad-free since its beta launch in April 2002.
IT Search Engine Adds Netflow
Startup Paglo, which offers SaaS-based IT management based on search, now collects Netflow data to help customers monitor bandwidth usage by users, applications and protocols.
Gmail Failure Breeds Status Dashboard
The software provides data on the status of Google Apps applications, including Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Talk, Google Docs, Google Sites, and Google Video.
Hack An iPhone, Win $10,000
In TippingPoint's DVLabs contest, hackers also have the option of trying to execute a successful exploit against a Web browser.
Microsoft Sues TomTom; Orange Alert For Linux Backers
Microsoft has filed suit against a software maker whose GPS navigation system uses Linux. Microsoft claims TomTom infringes eight of its patents. Linux backers are keeping a wary eye on the case, but so far consider this to be a dispute over GPS mapping software.
Yahoo CEO Bartz Shakes Up Management
While Yahoo's CFO and mobile czar pack their bags, the executive's first blog indicates a new focus on improving relations with customers and advertisers.
Time To Get Serious About HIPAA
If your company qualifies as a covered entity under HIPAA, now is a good time to review your compliance efforts and fill in any gaps -- before the feds come calling.
Nokia Looking To Make Laptops
The world's largest cell phone maker is actively looking at the market because the mobile phone and PC experiences are rapidly converging.
Business Owners' Optimism Starts To Inch Upward
Knowing exactly when the low point (or high point) of any fluctuation occurs is almost impossible without some distance from the events. According to a new survey, the low point of optimism for small business owners may have been last October.
Despite Outage, Google Makes More Tweaks To Gmail
Even though Gmail crashed for several hours earlier this week, Google is moving forward with its continual roll out of new features for its e-mail product. This week, Gmail adds the ability to change the tab label for Gmail, as well as add multiple attachments at once.
bMighty vs. Bernanke - Obama Finally Steps Up For Small Businesses. But Will It Be Enough?
Small business got a lot of attention on the Presidential campaign trail last year, but they've seemed kind of invisible in Washington since then. Until last night, that is, when President Obama finally shared the love with entrepreneurs and small business owners. But despite the glowing rhetoric, it's not at all clear that business owners will get what they what they really want out of the administration.
Softwear By Microsoft: What A Puzzle
While doing some browsing a few days ago, I stumbled into a bizarre Microsoft site named Softwear By Microsoft. Really, I had to check the domain name several times to make sure this wasn't some sort of phishing site or parody. But no, it's real.
Britain Endorses ODF; Why Not The U.S.?
The Open Document Format was adopted today by the British government as a basis for making future software purchases based on open standards. In general, Britain is requiring government agencies to use as much software based on standards as possible, based on its 10-point program to encourage open standards and open source. If Britain can do it, why can't we?
Gmail Outage Highlights Why It's More Enterprise-Ready Than It Has Ever Been
Barely one month has passed since the folks at Google announced that users of Gmail would be able to access their in-boxes even though the Gmail servers themselves were inaccessible. For example, if (a) you have no Internet connectivity or (b) the Gmail service goes down. It was only a matter of time before a Gmail failure put the newly announced offline mode to the test. Although most of us here in the U.S. didn'
Memo To Google: I Know 600 Students Who Depend On Your Gmail
I couldn't help but take Google's Gmail outage today a bit personally. I'm in the midst of my one, big yearly contribution to my son's school: computerizing the school's heavily paper-based read-a-thon competition, using Gmail as the platform. So I'm asking you please, Google, don't mess up my PTO project. For once I look like a hero rather than the under-involved parent.
Apple Releases Safari 4 Beta
The latest addition to the Web browser wars, according to Apple, is faster and "more innovative" than Internet Explorer, Firefox, and other competing apps.
Gfail Of Gmail Bad News For Cloud Computing
Not being able to log into Gmail this morning annoyed consumers worldwide, but the longer-term damage is with IT managers who doubt the reliability of cloud computing for business-critical applications.
Gmail Outage Prompts Apology
Gmail users with Google Gears installed were able to access their in-boxes during the outage Tuesday morning. Gmail has about 113 million users worldwide.