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Content by Thomas Claburn
Thomas Claburn
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posted in September 2010

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Google Extends Android Market To More Countries
News  |  9/30/2010
The number of nations from which developers may submit paid Android applications is now more than three times what it was a month ago.
Google Turns Phone Store Into Android Gallery
News  |  9/30/2010
The company's brief experiment in direct mobile phone sales has been revived as a showcase for Android devices sold by Google's partners
Google Releases Plans For DIY Surround Video Booth
News  |  9/30/2010
Immersive video structures known as Liquid Galaxies can now be built by anyone with the necessary materials and technical skills.
Google Street View Reaches Antarctica
News  |  9/30/2010
Street View imagery now includes places on all seven of the world's continents.
Unsolicited Advice For Adobe, Apple, Google, and Microsoft
Commentary  |  9/29/2010
Adobe, you really need to get your act together. A person who knows you recently told me that you're shifting a number development jobs overseas and that some engineers are polishing their resumes in anticipation of the worst.
Appcelerator, FortiusOne Preview Geo-Analytics Platform
News  |  9/29/2010
App developers looking to leverage geo-oriented data in their software will soon have a new option.
Google Predicts Advertising's Future
News  |  9/29/2010
Tomorrow's advertising will include more display advertising and more rich media content.
Google Provides Kill Switch For Gmail Threading
News  |  9/28/2010
Conversation View, a feature that set Gmail apart from Hotmail and Yahoo Mail, soon will be optional.
Segway Company Owner Dies In Scooter Accident
News  |  9/27/2010
Jimi Heselden is remembered for his philanthropy and for the role of his company played protecting British and coalition soldiers.
Apple Dominates Tech Headlines
News  |  9/27/2010
A study of mainstream news organizations' technology coverage shows enthusiasm for Apple and a focus on positive stories slightly more often than negative ones.
DoJ Settles Tech Hiring Pact Case
News  |  9/24/2010
Apple, Adobe, Google, Intel, Intuit, and Pixar are again free to cold-call each other to lure away skilled workers.
Android Outlook Brighter Than iOS, Developers Say
News  |  9/24/2010
Apple's iOS still gets better marks than Android in most areas, but developers see Android as having a more promising future.
Google Awards $10 Million To Non-Profit Projects
News  |  9/24/2010
Five organizations will receive grants ranging from $1 million to $3 million to tackle various social and civic challenges.
Mobile Platforms: Who's On Third?
Commentary  |  9/23/2010
If you made mobile development tools, which platform would be the third you supported? The first two choices are easy. The next one, not so much.
Facebook Plans Deeper Phone Integration
News  |  9/23/2010
A two-year-old partnership with INQ Mobile is expected to give Facebook a more pervasive presence on some mobile phones.
Google Chrome Frame Officially Released
News  |  9/22/2010
With the beta label removed, users of Internet Explorer 6, 7, and 8 now have a stable way to experience modern browsing without embracing IE 9.
Google Denies Cables Targeted By Dalles Hunters
News  |  9/22/2010
Exposed data cables, boredom, and firearms present a general risk, but Google data centers aren't under fire as reports suggest.
Google Sues Rogue Pill Peddlers
News  |  9/22/2010
Rogue advertisers are trying to get around Google's rules to sell prescription drugs online.
Google Seeks Allies Against Censorship
News  |  9/21/2010
A new online transparency report shows which Google services are being blocked in different countries. Whether the U.S. will use this information to challenge censorship as a trade barrier remains to be seen.
Google Researching Real-Time Frustration Detection
News  |  9/20/2010
Having seen how users react when their searches fail, Google researchers foresee a time when computers can determine when users are banging their heads against walls.
Video Games Deserve Free Speech Protection, Groups Argue
News  |  9/20/2010
The U.S. Supreme Court has to decide whether violent video games are different from other forms of expressive media.
Flash Faster Than HTML5, Sometimes
News  |  9/20/2010
Adobe may have committed itself to making great HTML5 tools, but it still has a fondness for Flash.
Google Me? Meh.
Commentary  |  9/16/2010
Details are starting to emerge about Google Me, the company's rumored Facebook-killing initiative that is beginning to sound like Google Buzz Harder. Google is apparently planning to enhance its existing services with social features rather than building a version of Orkut that appeals to people in the
Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 Beta Revealed
Slideshows  |  9/16/2010
The latest version of Explorer, now available in public beta, is the company's attempt to get back into the web browser race and its success will determine if users look to Microsoft or elsewhere for their window to the web. Peek in on the beta launch event and the new features in this slideshow.
Google Health Gets Usefulness Injection
News  |  9/16/2010
In an effort to make Google Health more appealing to people, Google has redesigned and refocused the service.
Ansca Mobile Updates Corona SDK For iOS, Android
News  |  9/15/2010
Cross-platform mobile app development tools suddenly look much more appealing now that Apple has relaxed its developer rules.
Microsoft Unleashes Windows Internet Explorer 9 Beta
News  |  9/15/2010
The software giant's next Web browser rises to the challenge posed by Google Chrome 6, Firefox 4, and Safari 5.
Google, Georgia Tech Develop Video Screen 'Retargeting'
News  |  9/14/2010
Say goodbye to the black bars on wide screens showing content created using a standard screen aspect ratio.
Adobe Adds HTML5 Support To Illustrator
News  |  9/13/2010
Despite the unexpected resuscitation of Flash last week, Adobe seems to be committed to the technology that Apple forced upon it.
Google Buying Quiksee
News  |  9/13/2010
The Israeli startup's technology should enhance Google's social capabilities in its map and location services.
Google Instant Demands New Approach To Advertising
News  |  9/9/2010
Google's delivery of search results as users type will change the kinds of search keywords that work for online ads.
Apple Allows Apps Translated From Flash
News  |  9/9/2010
In a surprising about-face, Apple has removed many restrictions in its developer agreement and published guidelines about the kinds of apps it will accept and reject.
Mozilla Updates Firefox 4 Beta
News  |  9/8/2010
Firefox 4 Beta 5 features improved graphics and sound support.
Google Instant Makes Search Psychic
News  |  9/8/2010
The company's accelerated search service represents a 'quantum leap' in search, according to VP of search products and user experience Marissa Mayer.
Google Knows What You're Thinking, Sometimes
Commentary  |  9/7/2010
Google's mission to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible is so ambitious and fraught with social and political risks that the company's actions and services are easy targets for satire, ridicule, or criticism. Sometimes the complaints have some merit, as in the case of the company's unintentional collection of WiFi data. More often than not, fear of Google is overstated. And occasionally, Google does something that straddles the line between cool and creepy, like <
Google TV Goes Worldwide In 2011
News  |  9/7/2010
With the U.S. launch of Google TV fast approaching, Samsung is mulling whether to jump onto the Android bandwagon.
Apple iTunes Ping Draws Spam, Complaints
News  |  9/3/2010
iTunes users in Apple's support forum say they're downgrading back to iTunes 9.2.1.
Google Plans 'Wave in a Box'
News  |  9/3/2010
Would-be Wave users will soon see the project's open source code packaged for easier deployment.
Web 2.0 Expo: The Power of Platforms
News  |  9/1/2010
In 2009, Google said the Web had won; in 2010, it's clear that the Web is only one platform among many. Web 2.0 Expo New York will take place September 27 through 30 at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers.
Metal Manufacture Breakthrough Promises Transformer Objects
News  |  9/1/2010
A novel manufacturing process for shape-memory alloys could bring shape-shifting jewelery and transforming stents.
Google Releases SketchUp 8
News  |  9/1/2010
The latest version of Google's modeling software offers improved tools to amateur and professional 3D artists alike.
Google Sued Over Nexus One Troubles
News  |  9/1/2010
A Nexus One owner claims Google made misleading claims about the phone's 3G capabilities and failed to provide adequate support.

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