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Content by Thomas Claburn
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posted in January 2010

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Google Docs, Sites Dropping IE 6 Support
News  |  1/29/2010
Old browsers are being put out to pasture so new Web technologies can run free.
Apple iPad Arrives Amid Controversy
News  |  1/29/2010
Skeptics dismiss the iPad as underwhelming and limiting while developers see dollar signs.
Search Keywords Mean Business
News  |  1/29/2010
Businesses that focus on branded searches may be missing out on the visitor traffic that comes from generic search terms.
Google Social Search Reaches Beta
News  |  1/28/2010
It just got easier to tap the wisdom of your friends online.
Apple iPad Backlash Begins
News  |  1/27/2010
The pre-release hype has given way to complaints about the device's supposed shortcomings.
Apple iPad Promises Media Revolution
News  |  1/27/2010
The early speculation is that the tablet brings publishers hopes of new revenue for digital content while ushering in a shift in how users interact with the Web.
Google Friends Surveilled For Cyber Attack
Commentary  |  1/26/2010
Cardinal Richelieu, chief minister of France's King Louis XIII, is generally credited with saying, "If you give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest of men, I will find something in them which will hang him." Richelieu's claim attests to the ease with which information can be misused. It's a lesson that Internet users might want to revisit in this age of online insecurity.
Apple Tablet Revealed By Analytics Data
News  |  1/25/2010
Flurry, a company that collects online data about ads, claims to have detected Apple's widely anticipated tablet device.
Google Search Gets Answers, Events
News  |  1/22/2010
Two search relevancy improvements make it easier than ever to get answers using Google.
Google Returns To Double Digit Growth
News  |  1/21/2010
The company's Q4 revenue comes in strong, but shares slip nonetheless.
Mozilla Releases Firefox 3.6
News  |  1/21/2010
The latest version of Mozilla's open source browser arrives amid warnings about the security of Internet Explorer.
Google's Gamble Could Harm China Most
Commentary  |  1/20/2010
Google's decision to challenge China's censorship policy is seen by a number of China experts as a no-win situation.
Microsoft IE Emergency Patch Due Thursday
News  |  1/20/2010
The company is releasing an out-of-band update to defang the malware used in the recent cyber attack on Google.
Amazon Raises Kindle Pay Rate
News  |  1/20/2010
The company says that its revised rate plan has nothing to do with Apple's announcement next week.
Google Android Phone Launches Delayed In China
News  |  1/19/2010
By confronting Chinese authorities on search censorship, Google may be endangering other parts of its business.
Microsoft Boosts Bing Search Privacy
News  |  1/19/2010
The company will reduce the amount of time it keeps search query data.
France, Germany Say Stop Using Internet Explorer 6
News  |  1/19/2010
IT security organizations for both countries on Friday cited the attacks against Google and 33 other organizations as the reason.
iPhone Developer, $13.44/Hour
Commentary  |  1/15/2010
Independent iPhone game developer Noel Llopis, creator of the Flower Garden app, recently analyzed his first ten months of work and concluded that he was making $13.44 an hour during this period.
Google Earth Gets Haiti Earthquake Imagery
News  |  1/14/2010
Tech companies are mobilizing to provide information to relief groups and financial assistance.
Google's Stand Shines Spotlight On Competitors
Commentary  |  1/13/2010
Google's decision to reevaluate its business operations in China may cost the company potential revenue there -- the company's stock is down following its announcement yesterday and Baidu's stock is up -- but it may be rewarded for its stand in the West.
Apple Tablet Searches Surge
Commentary  |  1/8/2010
If Apple doesn't introduce a tablet computer at its widely expected but still not officially confirmed media event later this month, there will be a lot of disappointed Internet users.
Google Seeks Input On Secret Copyright Treaty
Commentary  |  1/6/2010
Google has asked Internet users to submit questions for a discussion it's hosting next week about the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), an international treaty that the U.S. and other countries have been negotiating for the past two years.
FTC Examining Cloud Computing
News  |  1/5/2010
The agency wants its findings to be considered as the FCC formulates a National Broadband Plan.
Google Reveals Nexus One 'Super Phone'
News  |  1/5/2010
The company has opened its own Web store to sell phones with and without service plans from its Android mobile operator partners.
Apple Reminds Google Who's Winning
Commentary  |  1/5/2010
Apple on Tuesday said that over 3 billion apps have been downloaded from Apple's iTunes Store. "Three billion applications downloaded in less than 18 months-this is like nothing we've ever seen before," said Apple CEO Steve Jobs in a statement. "The revolutionary App Store offers iPhone and iPod touch users an experience unlike anything else available on other mobile devices, and we see no signs of the competition catching up anytime soon."
CES Tech Goes Tablet
News  |  1/4/2010
Expect a wide range of new tech toys, including E-book hardware, 3D TVs, tablets, and netbooks.
Nexus One, A Google Phone In Name Only?
News  |  1/4/2010
Despite the Google branding, don't count on Google getting into the handset business.

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