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Content by Thomas Claburn
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posted in June 2008

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Apple Mac OS X 10.5.4 Bolsters Performance, Security
News  |  6/30/2008
Nine of the 25 vulnerabilities addressed affect the Tomcat 4.1.36, which comes bundled with Mac OS X v10.4.11 systems.
Google Inks Distribution Deal With 'Family Guy' Creator
News  |  6/30/2008
Google has struck a deal to help finance and distribute on the Internet an animated series from Seth MacFarlane, creator of "The Family Guy" television series.
Acer, Apple, Dell, and HP Sued For Patent Infringement
News  |  6/30/2008
Saxon Innovations, an intellectual property licensing company based in Tyler, Texas, says the tech vendors violated several of its patents.
Yahoo, Google Partner On Ads, IM
News  |  6/12/2008
Yahoo will display Google ads alongside some search results on its Web properties, and the two will work to make their instant messaging networks interoperable.
Google Freshens Related Search Suggestions
News  |  6/12/2008
The company claims to have significantly improved its algorithms to generate related search suggestions using more timely information.
Firefox 3 Release Planned For Tuesday
News  |  6/12/2008
Users of the Web browser will try to set a Guinness Book record for the most downloads in a single day.
Google v. Apple
Commentary  |  6/11/2008
The future of the Internet may come down to a battle between Google and Apple. It's tempting to see the contest as open versus closed, but that fight -- Google v. Microsoft -- has more or less been decided. Open won. It's hard to see how Microsoft's decision to copy Google's business model can be spun any other way.
Google's Sergey Brin Books Multi-Million Dollar Space Flight
News  |  6/11/2008
Brin has joined Space Adventures' Orbital Mission Explorers Circle, giving him preferential access to space mission seats.
Apple Previews Its Next Mac OS 'Snow Leopard'
News  |  6/9/2008
When released in about a year, Mac OS X 10.6 will be optimized for multicore processors and will focus more on speed and stability than new features.
Microsoft, Kaiser Permanente Test Health Data Transfers
News  |  6/9/2008
The HMO is inviting its 156,000 employees to participate in the health care data transfer test with an eye to opening it up to more participants.
IBM's Roadrunner Breaks Supercomputer Record
News  |  6/9/2008
The hardware is capable of executing more than 1 quadrillion (1,000 trillion) floating point operations per second, a computation rate otherwise known as 1 petaflop.
DARPA Wants 'Fracture Putty' To Fix Broken Bones
News  |  6/6/2008
The agency's RFP asks for a dynamic substance which, when packed in and around a compound bone fracture, provides full load-bearing capabilities within hours.
Former Broadcom CEO Indicted On Fraud And Drug Charges
News  |  6/6/2008
Henry Nicholas, the former CEO of Broadcom, is accused of trafficking a variety of illegal drugs, some of which he is alleged to have used to spike the drinks of associates and employees.
Google Launches Gmail Labs
News  |  6/5/2008
Gmail Labs offers a selection of experimental Gmail features for users to evaluate. Check out Email Addict.
Google To Build Office Space At NASA Ames Research Center
News  |  6/4/2008
Google plans to lease 42.2 acres of unimproved land and pay annual rent of around $3.66 million.
Google's Missing Link
Commentary  |  6/4/2008
What do Microsoft and Yahoo have on their home pages that Google doesn't? They have links to their respective privacy policies.
Google Sued For Failing To Police Mobile Services Advertisers
News  |  6/3/2008
The case was filed on behalf of a New Jersey woman who claims to have used Google to search for the keyword "ringtone" and related terms in December.
Gamers Like In-Game Ads, Claims Microsoft
News  |  6/3/2008
For example, among the gamers who remembered Adidas ads placed by Massive in 2K Sports' "Major League Baseball 2K7," 73% said the ads enhanced the realism of the game.
Starbucks Offers Free WiFi For Rewards Card Holders
News  |  6/3/2008
Customers receive free Internet access and coffee discounts in exchange for giving Starbucks detailed data about their purchasing preferences.
Google Launches 'Site Search' For Enterprise
News  |  6/2/2008
The rebranding of Google Custom Search Business Edition now offers enhanced index coverage including documents on public sites that otherwise wouldn't be indexed.
Minnesota Town Vanishes From Google Street Images
News  |  6/2/2008
Google erases pictures of the streets and residents in North Oaks, after the mayor claimed the search engine violated the city's trespassing ordinance.
Microsoft Strikes Search Deal With HP
News  |  6/2/2008
HP will install a Microsoft Live Search toolbar on all its consumer PCs starting in January.

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