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Content by Thomas Claburn
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posted in August 2009

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Google Weighs Fighting Gmail Subpoena
News  |  8/31/2009
A property developer is seeking to identify critics associated with a Gmail address used by TCI Journal, an online site covering the Turks & Caicos Islands.
Microsoft's 'Secret' Google Bashing
Commentary  |  8/28/2009
Microsoft is conducting secret meetings to discuss ways to hobble Google, DailyFinance reports. Phrased in a less incendiary way, such as "Microsoft lobbyists are working to advance Microsoft's interests and blunt revenue threats from competitors," this hardly qualifies as news.
Apple Snow Leopard Security Criticized
News  |  8/28/2009
Mac users are getting new security features with the arrival of Apple's Mac OS X 10.6, but some security vendors say those enhancements are lightweight.
Apple, AT&T Sued For Misleading MMS Marketing
News  |  8/27/2009
Apple and AT&T promised MMS messaging for the iPhone, but haven't delivered. Despite a disclaimer, a dissatisfied iPhone user believes laws have been broken.
Facebook Promises Stronger Privacy Controls
News  |  8/27/2009
Developers who create Facebook applications will have to get explicit permission to use personal information from Facebook users.
Apple's Snow Leopard Brings Compatibility, Security Concerns
News  |  8/26/2009
Adobe CS3 users are expressing dismay that Snow Leopard compatibility hasn't been tested while hackers tempt Mac users with malware in Snow Leopard clothing.
Yahoo Enhances Search, IM, Mail
News  |  8/25/2009
With enhancements for Mail, Messenger, and Search, Yahoo continues to develop as a social destination site.
How Google Can Stop Being Beaten With Privacy
Commentary  |  8/24/2009
When it comes to privacy, Google can't seem to get a break. The Swiss data protection commissioner recently blindsided Google by calling for the suspension of the company's Street View service.
Social Networks Leak Personal Information
News  |  8/24/2009
Internet users are revealing information that identifies them through the use of social networking sites, a research study claims.
Google Fights Street View Ban In Switzerland
News  |  8/24/2009
The Swiss data commissioner worries that Google Maps Street View reveals too much and may force Google to blur or remove even more of its images.
Apple Withheld Google Voice Approval For Altering User Experience
News  |  8/21/2009
Responding to an FCC inquiry, Apple has cited user experience changes and privacy concerns as the reason that Google Voice has not been approved for the iPhone.
Google Denies Skype Discrimination
News  |  8/21/2009
Are Google, Apple, and AT&T the same when it comes to mobile application approval? Google's Andy Rubin argues there's a difference.
Microsoft, Yahoo Unite Against Google Book Search
News  |  8/21/2009
A new coalition opposed to Google's Book Search settlement has been formed.
Google Ordered To Reveal Defamatory Blogger's Identity
Commentary  |  8/19/2009
Bloggers who hide behind screen names to insult people may find that online pseudonyms don't really conceal one's identity.
Google Offers Side-by-Side Search Comparison Tool
News  |  8/19/2009
Users of Google's enterprise search hardware now have a way to compare different search configurations and competing search products.
Bing Search Share Rises, Google And Yahoo Slip
News  |  8/18/2009
Summer, usually a slow time for search, has given Microsoft something to smile about: The company's Bing search engine gained market share.
Video Game Playing Linked To Health Risks
News  |  8/18/2009
Adults who play video games are more likely to report being overweight, depressed, and in poor health than those who don't play.
Google Enables Document Sharing Among Groups
News  |  8/18/2009
The search behemoth has added the doc, calendar, and site sharing feature, amid its bid to differentiate its online applications from Microsoft Office.
Google Gmail Passes AOL, Becoming Third Most Popular E-mail
News  |  8/17/2009
With its growth rate climbing, Gmail is on track to pass Microsoft's Hotmail in the first quarter of 2010.
Google Insights Forecasts the Future
Commentary  |  8/17/2009
Google has enhanced Google Insights for Search, its search term data analysis tool, to help users see into the future.
Google Tests Social Gadgets In Australia
News  |  8/6/2009
A dozen gadgets designed for social interaction and data sharing have been released to Australian iGoogle users. If all goes well with the testing, expect the social features to show up elsewhere.
Google Chrome Gets Faster, Learns HTML 5
News  |  8/5/2009
Speed, customization, and privacy improvements are apparent in the latest beta version of Google's Chrome browser.
Google Acquires On2 Technologies
News  |  8/5/2009
By acquiring video codec maker On2 Technologies, Google is laying the groundwork for improved Web video.
Google China Search Decline Follows Porn Crackdown
News  |  8/5/2009
Baidu, Google's main search rival in China, has become the most popular search engine in the country.
Military Gets Google Voice, Apple Gets Played
Commentary  |  8/4/2009
In the wake of Apple's refusal to allow the Google Voice app to be distributed through Apple's iTunes App Store and the FCC inquiry that followed, one way that Google could get back at Apple would be to highlight the benefits of the Google Voice service.
Apple And Google Collide
News  |  8/3/2009
Developer disaffection with Apple appears to be growing, spurred by the company's rejection of Google Voice and other apps.
Glide Engage Challenges Twitter
News  |  8/3/2009
A micro-blogging service called Glide Engage launches later this week.
Google Chrome Bookmark Sync Coming
News  |  8/3/2009
A developer build of Google's Chrome browser will soon support bookmark syncing, a feature that, once expanded to all file types, will become a lynchpin of Google's Chrome OS.

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