bMighty News Flash: Friday May 1, 2009

Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: Study finds increases in creation rate for new businesses, research indicates people will turn away from low cost netbooks as economy improves, Apple considers prices reductions on some Macs, and more. . .

InformationWeek Staff, Contributor

May 1, 2009

4 Min Read

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BUSINESS & E-BUSINESS Recession Boosts Entrepreneurship -- Kauffman Foundation study finds increases in creation rate for new businesses Sole Proprietorships Pay Lowest Tax Rate -- SBA study finds examines financial ramifications of different legal forms used for companies Local Online Advertising Increasing -- Borrell report finds increase in local online ad spending and resurgence of "legacy" media companies such as yellow pages Google First $100 Billion Brand -- Search giant increases its value, despite current economic situation GPS Not Reliable Enough For Courts -- GPS devices too easily jammed, data too easily spoofed to be relied upon as legal evidence
HARDWARE & SOFTWARE Windows 7 Coming In October -- Acer expects Microsoft to release its next OS in the fall IBM Introduces Private Cloud Computing Appliance -- First cloud appliance signals how concepts of private cloud computing are changing End Of Recession, End Of Netbook Craze -- Market research indicates people will turn away from low cost, mini-laptops as economy improves Apple Considering Mac Price Cuts -- Facing a tough economy and a netbook boom, Apple is considering reductions on some Macs Apple Rumored To Be Developing iPad -- Mid-size mobile device would fill the gap between the iPhone and the MacBook
MOBILE Android 1.5 Cupcake On The Way To G1s -- T-Mobile rumored to be the updating G1 software over-the-air Mobile Phones In the Cloud? -- New technology offloads processing from mobile devices to cloud-based doppelgangers
SECURITY Facebook Bolsters Security Tools To Combating Phishing Attack -- Social network under siege this week by
SERVICES Oracle Hatching SaaS Plans -- Oracle has been briefing analysts about it SaaS strategy Google Launches DoubleClick Studio -- Tool helps users develop and produce rich media ads Google Search From Within Gmail -- Google Web search results now appear within Gmail without additional tabs or windows

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