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Content by Thomas Claburn
Thomas Claburn
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posted in January 2012

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Google+ Name Policy Leaves Users Unsatisfied
Commentary  |  1/31/2012
Google tweaked its pseudonym rules after people complained--but some still-frustrated users say the company didn't listen well.
Stolen iPhone Saved By iCloud
News  |  1/27/2012
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police follow Find My iPhone directions to nab a suspect and recover an iPhone in the space of four hours.
Apple iPad: Happy 2nd Birthday
Slideshows  |  1/26/2012
Apple changed the way we think about computing and digital devices--again--when it introduced the iPad tablet in early 2010. Take a look back and a peek ahead.
Apple's Record Revenue: By The Numbers
News  |  1/24/2012
As Apple reports its highest quarterly revenue and earnings ever, a few numbers pop. One example: Apple has $97.6 billion in cash on hand, enough to buy Sony five times, or about half of Google.
Google Foes Fighting Social Search Ignore One Truth
Commentary  |  1/24/2012
Google competitors ramp up protests that the search giant favors its own social content, hurting Facebook and Twitter. One problem, guys: There's no such thing as truly organic search.
Supreme Court Tackles GPS Tracking Vs. Privacy
News  |  1/23/2012
Government violated the Fourth Amendment when it attached a GPS tracking device to a car without a warrant, the court rules.
Cloud Platform Stress Tests Mobile Apps
News  |  1/20/2012
SOASTA has updated its CloudTest Platform to do automated mobile application testing. Developers can put touch- and gesture-based interactions on iOS and Android devices through their paces.
Apple's iBooks Author Software: Just Say No
Commentary  |  1/20/2012
Buried in the iBooks Author software license agreement is a contractual requirement that gives Apple considerable power over content that you create using the software.
Google Revenue Misses, But Google+ Surges
News  |  1/19/2012
Google's revenue for the last quarter of 2011 might have disappointed Wall Street, but user enthusiasm for Android, Gmail, and Google+ points to a promising future.
Google Data Centers: Safe For Your Back Yard
News  |  1/19/2012
Auditors find that Google's U.S. data centers meet environmental and workplace safety standards.
Google's Growth Path: 6 Challenges
News  |  1/18/2012
As Google prepares to report its fourth-quarter 2011 earnings, some industry-watchers see obstacles ahead. Consider these six hurdles.
Google, Mozilla, Wikipedia Fight SOPA Piracy Bill
News  |  1/18/2012
Blacked-out websites and calls-to-action appear across the Web to protest proposed SOPA and PIPA anti-piracy bills.
Samsung Undecided About Mixing Bada, Tizen
News  |  1/17/2012
Samsung says reported marriage between two open-source mobile operating systems not yet a done deal.
Smartphone Keyboards Vs. Your Productivity
News  |  1/13/2012
What's keeping you from being more productive with your smartphone? Users gripe about keyboards and password requirements, survey says.
Google+ Search Controversy Grows
News  |  1/12/2012
Twitter and privacy experts cry foul over Google's inclusion of Google+ content in its search results, raise issue of further government intervention.
VanRoekel Details Government Mobile Strategy At CES
News  |  1/11/2012
Federal CIO looks to cost optimization, coordinated procurement, and lessons learned from the private sector in his plans to help agencies do more with less.
Google's Schmidt: Android's Rising Tide Benefits All
Commentary  |  1/11/2012
At CES, Google's executive chairman defends his belief that Android's coming ubiquity in our lives is good for all. But RIM and Nokia have been swamped by that tide.
Consumer Tech Marches Closer To Star Trek
News  |  1/10/2012
CES panel says top future technology trends include natural language processing, flexible displays, and robots. Will innovation be driven by consumers, not manufacturers?
Microsoft's Last CES Keynote
News  |  1/10/2012
Microsoft exits Consumer Electronics Show not with a bang but with banter.
Intel Touts Ultrabooks Design Potential: CES 2012
News  |  1/9/2012
Intel's betting big that the ultrabook will be mobile's next big thing. But these gadgets won't all look the same.
CES 2012: Ultrabook Ultimate FAQ
News  |  1/6/2012
Ultrabooks will debut in force at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show this week. But what exactly are they and why might you want one?
Google TV Trades Atom For ARM
News  |  1/6/2012
A platform shift from Intel to Marvell silicon might make Google TV devices more affordable and easier to use.
Gartner IT Spending Forecast Shrinks
News  |  1/5/2012
Gartner's newest forecast is more pessimistic than what InformationWeek heard when we surveyed 605 IT decision-makers on IT spending plans in October 2011.
Google Apps Conversion Smooth Sailing For NOAA
News  |  1/4/2012
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration completes move of 25,000 users, marking the largest government agency switch to Google Apps in 2011, according to Google.
Google Android Look And Feel Gets More Uniform
News  |  1/4/2012
Google makes Holo theme the Android device default, says developers and manufacturers can now customize with less risk of future compatibility issues.
Google+ Growth Numbers In Spotlight
News  |  1/3/2012
Despite lingering skepticism, Google's social network is defying naysayers by thriving.
Google Ad Controversy Prompts Finger Pointing
News  |  1/3/2012
Google hired a company to develop ads for Chrome and got a campaign that ran afoul of its own rules.

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