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Content by Thomas Claburn
Thomas Claburn
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posted in July 2009

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Google Woos Business Users With Billboard Ad Campaign
News  |  7/31/2009
The company that made Internet advertising what it is today has decided to promote Google Apps using really big display ads by the highway.
Apple Fixes iPhone SMS Vulnerability
News  |  7/31/2009
Moving to close a hole revealed at the Black Hat security conference on Thursday, Apple has released iPhone OS 3.0.1.
Firefox Passes One Billion Downloads
News  |  7/31/2009
The Mozilla community is celebrating Firefox's success with online and offline events.
Apple Shows Google The Web Hasn't Won
News  |  7/30/2009
The Web may be the platform of the future, but at the moment, Web development technology doesn't provide Google with a way around Apple's ban on its Google Voice app.
Google Docs Gains E-Commerce Option
Commentary  |  7/30/2009
Google on Thursday released the Google Checkout store gadget, software that allows any Google Docs user to create an online store and sell items using a Google spreadsheet.
Google Readies Its Book Business
News  |  7/30/2009
As it prepares to become a major digital book seller, Google is striking partnerships with brick-and-mortar stores and trying to dispel concerns.
Apple Fears Jailbroken iPhones Could Kill Phone Networks
News  |  7/29/2009
Fighting an attempt to win a copyright law exemption that would sanction the use of unauthorized iPhone software, Apple claims phone networks are at risk when it's not in charge.
Google Releases 'Simple' Android Programming Language
News  |  7/28/2009
Amateur and professional programmers alike now have an easy way to write Android applications with Google's Simple programming language.
Google Apps Dashboard Gets RSS Feed
Commentary  |  7/27/2009
Google's online services, like those offered by Amazon, Microsoft, or any other company, sometimes fail. Hopefully, failures don't happen often. But when they do, it's helpful to have information about what's going on.
Tiny Optical Tags Could Replace Barcodes
News  |  7/27/2009
Bokodes, a new optical data storage technology, could help hasten the era of ubiquitous computing, in which every object can be linked to the Internet.
Google Book Search Privacy Under Fire
News  |  7/24/2009
Privacy groups tell Internet users to e-mail Google CEO Eric Schmidt to demand Book Search data protection.
Google Releases Latitude For iPhone As Web App
News  |  7/24/2009
The native Latitude application that Google developed for the iPhone has been shelved at Apple's request.
Google Developing 'Ringback Advertising' For Google Voice
News  |  7/23/2009
The days of the dulcet "ringback tone" -- the sound heard when waiting for a call to go through -- may be numbered. Google is developing a system to sell audio ads as ringback tones.
The AP Plans 'News Registry' To Protect Content
News  |  7/23/2009
The world's oldest and largest news gathering organization aims to fight online theft of its content with digital tracking beacons.
Apple Drops Complaint Against Bluwiki
News  |  7/22/2009
After threatening to sue the operator of a public wiki site over an anonymous discussion about syncing iPods using software other than iTunes, Apple has changed its tune.
Google Wins U.K. Libel Lawsuit
News  |  7/22/2009
The British High Court has ruled that Google isn't responsible for third-party comments found in search results. But search engine liability issues remain.
Where's Google GDrive?
News  |  7/22/2009
With the announcement of Chrome OS, having a general storage service for files becomes essential for Google. Yet the company remains coy about acknowledging a project that has been rumored for at least three years.
Yahoo Redesigns Homepage, But Not Enough
Commentary  |  7/21/2009
With better than expected second quarter earnings, a new homepage, and renewed rumors of an impending Microsoft deal, Yahoo appears to be getting back on its feet.
HP Researchers Develop Browser-Based Darknet
News  |  7/21/2009
HP security experts have developed a browser-based system for secure communications and plan to present their project at the upcoming Black Hat conference.
Google Earth Adds Moon To Celebrate Apollo 11 Landing
News  |  7/20/2009
Thanks to its partnership with NASA, Google Earth has now includes the Moon.
Google Apps Contract In LA Hits Security Headwind
News  |  7/20/2009
The City of Los Angeles faces worries about privacy and security as it considers moving to Google Apps.
Amazon Says It Will Stop Deleting Kindle Books
News  |  7/17/2009
By deleting two unauthorized Orwell books from the Kindle devices of readers who had purchased them, Amazon highlighted how poorly real world expectations apply to the digital world.
Design Your Own Board Game With The Game Crafter
News  |  7/17/2009
A new Web site from Plain Black Corp. helps individuals create and sell board and card games.
Google Pitches PowerMeter Empowerment
News  |  7/17/2009
In keeping with its mission to organize the world's information, Google is testing software to help people understand how they use power. Once you discover the cost of heating your home with hair dryers, you may never do it again.
Google's Personalized Search Challenged By Patent Lawsuit
News  |  7/16/2009
A lawsuit filed on Thursday claims that iGoogle and other Google search personalization efforts rely on patented technology.
Mozilla Starts Pay Program For Firefox Add-On Developers
News  |  7/16/2009
Developers who create Firefox add-ons can now solicit payment for their work through the add-on download site.
Google Earnings Edge Expectations
News  |  7/16/2009
CEO Eric Schmidt says Google's business has stabilized and consumers are searching more. The company reported slightly better results than anticipated.
Google Reader Goes Social
News  |  7/16/2009
Taking a cue from Twitter and Facebook, Google is adding social features to its Reader software and tightening the link between Google profiles and its other services.
Twitter Hack Tars Google's Cloud
News  |  7/15/2009
The distribution of internal Twitter documents by a hacker has revived doubts about the security of cloud computing. But Google wants everyone to know that security tools are available for those who want to use them.
Google Shrinks Chrome Updates With 'Courgette'
Commentary  |  7/15/2009
Part of Google's security strategy for Chrome involves the use of 'silent updates,' browser patches downloaded without specific authorization by the user. It's a controversial practice because spyware and malware also download files without the express consent of users.
Google Voice Launches Mobile Apps
News  |  7/14/2009
Making calls using Google Voice just got easier, thanks to two new mobile apps.
Google Offers Lotus Notes Users Bridge To Google Apps
News  |  7/14/2009
Lotus Notes customers now have an easy way to move to Google Apps, thanks to Google's new Notes migration tool.
Google Says 'Free' Isn't An Antitrust Issue
Commentary  |  7/13/2009
On Friday, Dana Wagner, senior competition counsel for Google, published a post on Google's Public Policy blog that asks the question, "Is free an antitrust issue?"
Google Chrome OS: Web Platform To Rule Them All
News  |  7/10/2009
With Chrome OS, Google aims to make the Web the primary platform for software development.
Google Puts You On The Map
News  |  7/10/2009
You should probably know where you are. But in case you don't, you can now find out using Google Maps' new My Location service.
Military Grapples With Information Overload
News  |  7/9/2009
Surging surveillance data threatens to overwhelm the military's ability to deal with the information. A report from a defense advisory group is calling for new data analysis technology and for taking a cue from Google.
Google Chrome OS: Vaporware Or Victory?
News  |  7/8/2009
Chrome OS, Google's newly announced operating system, isn't just a swipe at Microsoft. It's an attempt to realize the cloud computing future that Google's been predicting.
Google Challenges Microsoft With New Chrome Operating System
News  |  7/8/2009
Taking the fight to Microsoft's doorstep, Google has announced Chrome OS, a new operating system for netbooks and desktop computers.
Google Apps Graduates From Beta
Commentary  |  7/7/2009
Bowing to pressure from its enterprise clients, Google has finally removed the beta label from Google Apps. For Gmail, the oldest component of Google Apps, this marks the end of over five years in beta.
Ad Industry Sets Seven Privacy Protection Principles
News  |  7/2/2009
Internet marketers have agreed on a set of seven principles for online ads to foster consumer trust and forestall government regulation.
Facebook Simplifies Privacy Settings
News  |  7/1/2009
The privacy controls at Facebook are getting reworked in the hope that users will choose to be more open.
Microsoft's Bing Makes Gains At Expense Of Google, Yahoo
News  |  7/1/2009
Microsoft's new Bing search engine is slowly gaining ground against the competition. But that may not be enough to change the dynamics of the search market.
Federal CIO Launches IT Spending Site Built For Sharing
News  |  7/1/2009
To promote greater government transparency and public access to information, US CIO Vivek Kundra has launched a new Web site for tracking spending on government IT projects.

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