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Content by Thomas Claburn
Thomas Claburn
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posted in May 2010

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Apple iBookstore Admits Self-Published Authors
News  |  5/28/2010
Having launched its iBookstore with major publishing houses, Apple is now accepting applications from individual authors.
Google's 'Screw Up' Looks Expensive
Commentary  |  5/27/2010
Google's Street View snafu may end up being one of the more costly copy-and-paste mistakes in recent memory. In the past ten days, there have been six lawsuits filed against Google in the U.S. for alleged illegal data interception.
Google Completes AdMob Acquisition
News  |  5/27/2010
The $750 million deal will lead to better mobile ads and more free mobile content, Google says.
Firefox Home Headed To iPhone
News  |  5/27/2010
Mozilla may not be able to get Firefox approved for the iPhone but perhaps it will be able to win acceptance for its personalization and synchronization technology.
Exclusive: iPhone Woes Revealed In FCC, FTC Consumer Complaints
News  |  5/27/2010
Freedom of Information Act documents obtained by InformationWeek show that the Federal Communications Commission has received 72 complaints about Apple's iPhone since 2009, mostly involving AT&T. There are 450 Federal Trade Commission complaints.
FTC, FCC Reveal Complaints Filed Against Apple
Slideshows  |  5/25/2010
Numerous complaints have been filed with the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission against Apple. They run the gamut from the iPad's lack of Flash support to the availability of adult material in the iTunes App Store, to an iPhone catching fire while charging. These documents were obtained via the Freedom Of Information Act.
Search, Social, And Aggregation
Commentary  |  5/24/2010
Google all but admitted last week that the dominant forms of content discovery -- search and social networking -- aren't enough.
Google Sued For Vacuuming WiFi Data
News  |  5/24/2010
Having admitted it 'screwed up,' Google may have to pay up.
Google AdMob Deal Gets Green Light
News  |  5/21/2010
The Federal Trade Commission has decided to not to fight Google's purchase of AdMob because of Apple.
Google To Sell Music Through Android Market
Commentary  |  5/20/2010
Google isn't merely taking aim at the iPhone. It has set its sights on iTunes, the technology that Apple relies on to control the flow of data on the iPhone and to limit the interoperability of competitors' devices.
Google TV Coming This Fall
News  |  5/20/2010
Having partnered with retailers and manufacturers, Google aims to succeed where others have fallen short: wedding the Web with TV.
Google's Sergey Brin: We Screwed Up
Commentary  |  5/19/2010
Following the keynote presentations on Wednesday at Google IO, the company's annual developer conference, Google hosted several press briefings to delve deeper into some of the announcements of the day.
Google Gives Web $120 Million Gift
News  |  5/19/2010
By providing a royalty-free video codec and a store to help sell Web apps, Google is trying to make the Web the leading development platform.
Google Wave Open To All
News  |  5/19/2010
After a year in invitation-only testing, Google is making Wave available to anyone who wants to try it.
Google To Buy IP Voice And Video Firm
News  |  5/18/2010
For $68.2 million, Global IP Solutions is set to become the latest in a series of several recent Google acquisitions related to voice and video.
Google Partners With VMware
News  |  5/18/2010
The two companies are joining forces to fight cloud lock-in as Google rolls out App Engine for Business.
Google Grabbed WiFi Data By Mistake
News  |  5/14/2010
The company's Street View cars turn out to have been gathering more than pictures.
Google Ending Nexus One Web Sales
News  |  5/14/2010
Reversing course, Google plans to increase support for partners selling Android devices in retail stores.
Adobe vs. Apple: Pray Both Lose
Commentary  |  5/14/2010
Adobe's ad campaign proclaiming "love" for Apple is the most ill-conceived publicity stunt in recent memory, excluding perhaps the balloon boy hoax.
Image Gallery: Top 12 Firefox Add-Ons
Slideshows  |  5/13/2010
There are thousands of Firefox add-ons. Did we test them all? Nope! But, these 12 are the ones you need to make the most of your Web browsing.
Mozilla Proposes Search-Based Extension Distribution
News  |  5/13/2010
With new HTML tags for browser extensions, Mozilla believes Web site owners can promote wider use of add-on software.
SAP Buys Sybase For $5.8 Billion
News  |  5/12/2010
The deal establishes a new focus for the company and demonstrates the growing importance of mobile technology.
Google Pitches Docs As Office Upgrade
News  |  5/12/2010
Why bother with an expensive, laborious Office upgrade when you could just add Docs, Google says.
Apple Safari Zero-Day Vulnerability
Commentary  |  5/10/2010
US-CERT on Monday warned about a zero-day vulnerability affecting Apple's Safari Web browser.
Twitter Bug Fix Drops Followers To Zero
News  |  5/10/2010
The micro-blogging service plans to restore follower lists to a time before the bug was being exploited.
iPhone Apps Plagued By Copycats
News  |  5/7/2010
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and success is the surest bait for imitators.
Web 2.0: Curtailing Platform Power
Commentary  |  5/6/2010
The theme of the Web 2.0 Expo this year was "the power of platforms." There's power in owning a platform, alright. Just look at Apple: With the stroke of a pen, it can revise its developer agreement and disallow the use of Flash and any number of other third-party development tools for creating iPhone apps.
Google Goggles Translates Text In Images
News  |  5/6/2010
The Android-based image recognition software can now read text in five languages and offer a translation in many more.
Web 2.0: Scribd Drops Flash For HTML5
News  |  5/6/2010
The document sharing start-up is betting its business and betting against Flash.
Web 2.0: Internet Explorer 6 Deathwatch
News  |  5/5/2010
Before the future Web can thrive, Internet Explorer 6 must pass away.
Web 2.0: Adobe CTO Slams Apple's Walled Garden
News  |  5/5/2010
Kevin Lynch defends cross-platform development and says Adobe doesn't judge content.
Google Refines Search Results Page
News  |  5/5/2010
Expect design changes and under-the-hood tweaks to improve Google search results pages.
Web 2.0: Have iPad, Will Travel
News  |  5/4/2010
Traveling with an iPad rather than a laptop has its challenges, but it can be done without giving up too much.
Web 2.0: Apple's Fetish For Silence
Commentary  |  5/4/2010
At the Web 2.0 Expo, Apple is everywhere without actually being present. Last month, Web 2.0 co-founders John Battelle and Tim O'Reilly published an open letter to Apple asking the company to participate in the conference. To no one's surprise, Apple did not respond.
Apple Facing Possible Antitrust Inquiry
News  |  5/3/2010
Disallowing Flash and other development tools for making iPhone apps may get Apple in trouble.

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