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Content by Thomas Claburn
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posted in September 2009

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Google's Postini May Shape Wave Security
News  |  9/30/2009
Two years after being acquired by Google, Postini is looking to extend its messaging management tools to other Google services.
Google Wave Ridden By Cybercriminals
Commentary  |  9/30/2009
Google Wave is being made available on Wednesday to 100,000 or so developers, early adopters, and Google Apps customers. Unfortunately, cybercriminals are making the most of the launch: They've rolled out a blackhat SEO poisoning campaign to turn interest in Wave into a computer infection.
Bank Drops Google Suit Over Errant Gmail
News  |  9/29/2009
After obtaining information about the Gmail account holder who accidentally received confidential information, Rocky Mountain Bank and Google have agreed to end the bank's lawsuit.
Google Wave Preview Release Wednesday
News  |  9/29/2009
After months of closed testing, Google says it will offer Wave accounts to developers, early adopters and select Google Apps customers.
Google Gmail Disruption Caused By Network Load, Code Update
News  |  9/28/2009
Code changes, data center problems, and heavy usage conspired to make Gmail inaccessible for some last week.
Apple App Store Passes 2 Billion Downloads
News  |  9/28/2009
Over 2 billion apps have been downloaded for the iPhone and iPod touch, a milestone that Apple CEO Steve Jobs calls "staggering."
Adobe In The Crossfire
News  |  9/24/2009
With all the excitement surrounding HTML 5 and Web development, Adobe is moving to make sure that Flash remains relevant.
Google Sites API Opens SharePoint Escape Route
News  |  9/24/2009
Users of Google Sites now have access to an API to move data in and out of the service.
Gmail Outage Resolved
News  |  9/24/2009
Google's Gmail service is up and running again after a brief outage affecting a limited number of users.
Google Enables Web Annotation With Sidewiki
News  |  9/23/2009
Web site visitors who use Google Toolbar now have access to a global comment and annotation system called Google Sidewiki.
Google News Suffers Outage
News  |  9/22/2009
Online news publishers may see a slight decline in referral traffic: Google News was down for about two hours on Tuesday.
Google Chrome Infests Internet Explorer
Commentary  |  9/22/2009
Imagine for a moment what would happen if Adidas or Reebok began giving away free shoe liners for the ostensible purpose of making Nike shoes comfortable enough to wear. It would be something of a slap in the face to Nike.
Google Sync Gets Gmail Push Support
News  |  9/22/2009
Keeping Gmail messages synchronized across devices just got a bit easier with an update to Google Sync.
Yahoo Celebrates 'You' In $100 Million Ad Campaign
News  |  9/22/2009
Personalization features prominently in a new global branding campaign from Yahoo.
Google Releases Picasa 3.5
News  |  9/21/2009
The latest version of Google's Picasa software features facial recognition technology and several other improvements.
Lawsuit Tied To Bank Gmail Error Can't Be Secret, Judge Says
News  |  9/21/2009
A lawsuit seeking to identify a Gmail user who accidentally received confidential bank information must proceed in public.
Adobe Goes Viral With Flash Platform Services
News  |  9/21/2009
To give Flash application developers more insight into how their apps are being used, Adobe is rolling out new services to make Flash apps more social and measurable.
Google Launches DoubleClick Ad Exchange
News  |  9/18/2009
Google AdWords users can now place display ads through the DoubleClick Ad Exchange.
Google Docs Use Growing Among Businesses
News  |  9/18/2009
Enterprise use of Google Docs is growing, with and without the blessing of IT departments.
Google Says Apple Rejected Voice App
News  |  9/18/2009
A letter that Google sent to the FCC to explain the circumstances surrounding Apple's refusal to offer the Google Voice app for the iPhone offers a different explanation than Apple's letter.
The Limits of Google's Data Liberation
News  |  9/17/2009
Google says it supports data portability. But how far should it go to help advertisers bring their campaigns to the competition?
Firefox Security Warnings About Flash Get Results
News  |  9/17/2009
By warning users that they're using out-of-date plug-ins, Mozilla's Firefox is helping to immunize the online community from malware contagion.
Google Revisits Crowdsourcing With reCAPTCHA Acquisition
Commentary  |  9/16/2009
In its second acquisition this year, Google has bought reCAPTCHA, a company that provides CAPTCHA images as a barrier to online fraud.
Google Plans Private Government Cloud
News  |  9/16/2009
As the government moves to adopt cloud computing and considers limited use of free consumer services, Google is trying to address lingering concerns about security and control in the cloud.
Google Tops Bing, Yahoo In Bug Battle
News  |  9/15/2009
A group of 1,100 software testers has rated Google the best search engine in terms of accuracy, speed, and relevance.
Google Chrome Update Adds Speed, Themes, HTML 5
News  |  9/15/2009
Browser Themes, faster JavaScript performance, and HTML 5 support can be found in the new stable release of Google Chrome.
Government Embraces Cloud Computing, Launches App Store
News  |  9/15/2009
Cloud computing is coming to government agencies, bringing the hope of cost savings, greater efficiency, and innovation.
Google Launches Fast Flip To Accelerate News Browsing
News  |  9/14/2009
A Google Labs project called Google Fast Flip aims to make news viewing faster online.
Google Data Liberation Front Fights 'Evil' Lock-In
News  |  9/14/2009
To provide greater awareness of its effort to "liberate" data, Google has launched a Web site and blog for its Data Liberation Front.
Twitter Confirms User Ownership Of Tweets
News  |  9/11/2009
Users of Twitter can rest assured that they own their tweets, even if not every tweet can be owned.
iPhone Developers See Sales Slump After App Store Changes
News  |  9/10/2009
iTunes 9 has reorganized the App Store and developers are welcoming some changes while complaining about others.
Google Defends Book Settlement, Amazon Cries Cartel
News  |  9/10/2009
The battle over the Google Books settlement continued on Thursday with a Congressional hearing.
InformationWeek 500: Retail Buys Into Efficiency, Lowering Costs
Features  |  9/9/2009
Analytics and social media among tactics one company uses.
InformationWeek 500: BI, Web Top Strategies For Consumer Goods Companies
Features  |  9/9/2009
Turning to business intelligence to manage costs.
Google Plans Micropayments To Save Newspapers
News  |  9/9/2009
The company isn't ready to announce anything, but it has told a newspaper industry group that micropayments are coming.
Business Intelligence Beckons CIOs, IBM Study Finds
News  |  9/9/2009
To make their organizations leaner and meaner, CIOs are looking to data mining and data analysis.
Gov 2.0: Ten Companies Bring Open Identity To Government
News  |  9/9/2009
Moving to make make online government resources both more social and more private, a coalition of companies has committed to supporting OpenID and Information Cards at federal Web sites.
Apple, Google, Hulu Show Online Video Gains
News  |  9/9/2009
The online video businesses is growing, but viewers want to watch Internet video on their TVs.
Google Lets Privacy Imperil Book Deal
Commentary  |  9/8/2009
Google's ongoing inability to anticipate the privacy concerns surrounding its services is baffling. The company should know better by now, given its ongoing struggles with Street View and search privacy.
Google Books Fight Escalates Despite Concessions
News  |  9/8/2009
The Google Books settlement has become the company's most contentious undertaking since its failed deal to partner with Yahoo.
Google, Allies Defend Book Settlement
News  |  9/4/2009
Facing vigorous opposition to the settlement of the Google Books lawsuit, Google and settlement supporters are pushing back.
Google Publishes Book Privacy Policy
News  |  9/4/2009
Moving to mollify critics, Google is making its book privacy policy available.
Google Books Metadata Includes Millions Of Errors
Commentary  |  9/3/2009
The Google Books database is riddled with errors, millions, of them by Google's count.
Google's Blogger Turns Ten, Offers Presents
News  |  9/3/2009
Blogger at ten shows no sign of slowing down, but social networks and new modes of publishing could send personal publishing in new directions.
Amazon Files Brief Against Google Books Lawsuit Settlement
News  |  9/2/2009
Wary of Google's ambition and power, Amazon has joined a growing list of companies that see danger in Google's publishing plans.
Gmail Outage 'A Big Deal,' Says Google
News  |  9/2/2009
Aiming to blunt criticism from competitors and cloud computing detractors, Google insists it's taking the Gmail outage very seriously.
Google Wave To Admit Schools And Businesses This Fall
Commentary  |  9/1/2009
Google Wave, the strangely compelling mixture of e-mail and instant messaging that was demonstrated at the Google I/O developer conference in May, will admit a limit number of school and business users this fall, with general availability promised next year.
Is Google Chrome's Rise Limiting Firefox's Future?
News  |  9/1/2009
Internet Explorer continues to lose market share, but gains by Google Chrome threaten to slow Firefox down.
Gmail Fail Strikes Again
News  |  9/1/2009
Users of Gmail from around the globe are reporting that the service isn't accessible. Google is promising a fix soon.
Privacy Group Coalition Urges Data Regulation
News  |  9/1/2009
Ten consumer and privacy groups are urging Congress to limit the way online information can be used for advertising and profiling.

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