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Content by Thomas Claburn
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posted in September 2011

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5 Questions For Companies Building Mobile Apps
News  |  9/29/2011
Apps are the new black; practically every company wants one. But consider these questions before development starts.
Intel, Samsung Back Linux Foundation's Tizen OS
News  |  9/28/2011
Android and iOS dominate the mobile operating system market, but that hasn't discourage the creation of a new open source operating system for phones and consumer hardware.
Samsung, Microsoft Ink Patent Deal
News  |  9/28/2011
Samsung is paying to use Android, and it's also promising to help Microsoft develop Windows Phone devices.
Google Redesigns Apps Status Dashboard
News  |  9/27/2011
Openly accessible dashboard for Google Apps now offers a clearer view of cloud service outages.
T-Mobile Introduces Two 4G Android Phones
News  |  9/26/2011
While T-Mobile awaits word about whether it will be acquired by AT&T, the company is rolling out new HTC and Samsung 4G phones.
How Will Mobile Reshape Online Advertising?
News  |  9/26/2011
Seeing the mobile wave coming and understanding how to ride it are not the same thing, attendees at the Mobilize conference say.
Facebook Looks Beyond Like, But Not Far Enough
Commentary  |  9/23/2011
Facebook says it's defining a new language for how people connect. In this limited language, you are what you eat, watch, read, and buy.
Firefox Enterprise Support: Mozilla Changes Its Tune
News  |  9/23/2011
After vexing corporate users of Firefox with its rapid release cycle, Mozilla has proposed an extended support plan.
Facebook Turns Profile Into Timeline
News  |  9/22/2011
New format for Facebook Profiles is a photo blog that's meant to be a visually rich record of your shared online activities that spans years.
Google Battles Charges Of Search Bias
News  |  9/21/2011
Company tells Congress that it acts in the best interests of consumers and competition is only a click away.
Google+ Enters Open Beta: 9 Enhancements
News  |  9/20/2011
Google has added useful tweaks to Google+, including improvements to Hangouts, Hangouts APIs, and search.
Google Wallet Open To Sprint Customers
News  |  9/20/2011
Your smartphone could one day replace your wallet, if Google has anything to say about it.
9 Markets Google Wants To Rule
Slideshows  |  9/20/2011
As Google chairman Eric Schmidt prepares to face a Senate panel on antitrust issues, take a look at 9 key markets where Google seeks mastery.
Google Gets Ready For Antitrust Grilling
News  |  9/19/2011
Does Google hinder competition? A Senate subcommittee hearing later this week puts Google on notice, one critic says.
Appcelerator Opens Mobile Developer Market
News  |  9/16/2011
The Titanium app development platform gets an online store for buying code, files, and cloud services.
Facebook Builds Bridge To Heroku Cloud
News  |  9/16/2011
In an effort to make it easier for developers to deploy their online apps, Facebook has partnered with cloud service provider Heroku.
Microsoft Joins Apple In Flash-Free Diet
News  |  9/15/2011
Plug-ins are not welcome in the touch-oriented Metro version of Internet Explorer 10, which arrives with Windows 8.
Google Armors Android With More IBM Patents
News  |  9/15/2011
Google has once again bought patents from IBM to help defend its Android operating system from intellectual property claims.
Google Flight Search Now Boarding
News  |  9/14/2011
With Justice Department antitrust suit settled, Google enters the air travel search business.
Android To Run On Intel Chips
News  |  9/13/2011
Intel is working with Google to bring x86 hardware support to future versions of Android to boost the chip maker's presence in the mobile market.
Google Aims Dart To Kill JavaScript
News  |  9/13/2011
The Web has outgrown JavaScript, argues Google, and needs a more modern means of creating Web apps.
TechCrunch Disrupt: Startup Battlefield
News  |  9/12/2011
Several startups pitched their plans to revolutionize aspects of the music, grocery, contracting, currency, and health businesses. Some might even succeed.
TechCrunch Disrupt: Arrington Out
News  |  9/12/2011
Michael Arrington will be running the CrunchFund and AOL will participate, but he will no longer be an editor at the startup-oriented news site that he founded.
Google Apologizes For App Engine Confusion
News  |  9/9/2011
Higher App Engine prices may be here to stay, but Google is providing tools to help reduce costs.
Google To Unveil Dart Programming Language
News  |  9/9/2011
Coming in October, Dart has something to do with structured Web programming. But will anyone use it?
Windows 8 Boot Time Will Wow, Microsoft Says
News  |  9/9/2011
Recognizing the need for speed, Microsoft aims to make Windows 8 a contender in the start time competition.
Google Gobbles Zagat
News  |  9/8/2011
Acquisition of venerable restaurant review company secures Google Places content supply lines, develops a potential Google+ asset.
Google Docs Outage: Offline Editing Needed, Now
Commentary  |  9/7/2011
An outage on Wednesday reminds me that Google Docs never should have been launched without full offline storage and editing. Why doesn't Google make this a priority?
Levi Strauss And Social Media: A Perfect Fit
News  |  9/7/2011
Clothing maker, the No. 2 company in our 2011 InformationWeek 500 ranking, is leveraging Facebook and other media to build its brand and reach more customers.
Gmail Makes You 80 Times Greener, Says Google
News  |  9/7/2011
Google pushes study that finds Gmail almost 80 times more energy efficient than in-house email.
Sprint Sues To Stop AT&T, T-Mobile Deal
News  |  9/6/2011
AT&T's bid for T-Mobile will harm consumers and corporate customers through higher prices and diminished innovation, Sprint said.
Google App Engine Price Hike Stuns Developers
News  |  9/1/2011
A pricing change first discussed in May now prompts an outcry as developers see their bills skyrocket.

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