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Google may abandon its business in China, according to a blog post today over the signature of its general counsel David Drummond. It may get kicked out anyway because it says it’s no longer willing to censor its results. It finally came to that high-minded conclusion after dis...
Cooliris which helps facilitate media browsing over desktops and devices is working with Google on a media gallery that will appear on the Nexus One smartphone. The Palo Alto company is concentrating on bringing it's sophisticated user interactivity and visual design capabilities to v...
Google is supposed to be negotiating to buying DocVerse, the 2007 start-up whose Office plug-in lets users share and edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents in real-time both on- and offline, sorta like Zoho and Google Docs. Tech Crunch claims the sales price is ~$25 million. DocVers...
Cybersitter LLC, a little family-owned California ISV also known as Solid Oak Software, filed a $2.2 billion piracy suit Tuesday against the People’s Republic of China, seven major computer makers and two Chinese software houses in federal court in Los Angeles. It’s charging them with ...
Hours before Google was due to trot out its Nexus One Google Phone Tuesday, Apple sent out a statement saying that more than three billion apps have been downloaded in the roughly 18 months that its iTunes App Store has been open. Reminding Google who’s king of the hill, Apple CEO ...
Google has whistled up an honest-to-God press conference complete with lunch, something that’s very un-Google, apparently to unveil its purportedly iPhone 3G-killing, potentially Android cannibalizing Nexus One smartphone. The gathering, which Google only describes as “Android-rela...
Larry Ellison’s not the only software maven bitten by the hardware bug badly enough to risk losing focus. Besides that Google-designed HTC-manufactured Android Phone reportedly dubbed the Nexus One that Google itself is getting ready to sell directly through its web site come January, ...
In response to massive demand, the world's largest Cloud event - the International Cloud Computing Expo series - is expanding its number of tracks and sessions for April 2010. The deadline for the very popular Call for Papers, which resulted in a greater deluge of submissions than ever...
Two consumer groups today asked the Federal Trade Commission to block Google's $750 million deal to buy AdMob, a mobile advertising company, on anti-trust grounds. In addition, the groups said, the proposed acquisition raises privacy concerns that the Commission must address. In a join...
Google will be acquiring AdMob, a network for ads on mobile gadgets for $750 million broadening its advertising reach to include mobile segments. Omar Hamoui, CEO of Admob launched the company 4 year ago and has been a pioneer in the way he has maneuvered the controls imposed by wirele...
Microsoft’s Bing search engine inched up to claim 10.3% of the U.S. market in November, up 0.4% sequentially, while Yahoo took more lumps and fell to 17.5%, down 1% sequentially and down 2.6% since May, according to comScore with Google lengths ahead at 65.6%, up 0.6% since May. The nu...
As hard as I tried I couldn't resist the lure of doing some type of year-end/new year type cloud blog. However, I decided to forgo the route of giving you a recap of what happened this year in cloud computing or attempting to guess where the rapidly expanding and changing cloud market ...
While Microsoft is webifying bits and pieces of its client/server Dynamics ERP solution, it ain't gonna put any full-blown Dynamics ERP on Azure. Too much customization and integration to make a good candidate apparently. Enter Acumatica, a potentially competitive third-party ERP solut...
Exactly one year ago this compant posted a press release with their 2009 Cloud Computing predictions for 2009. Here is their complete, unedited press release and see how close this company was with their preidtions. "As the year draws to a close, many companies are left wondering what ...
Microsoft and Yahoo have reportedly hammered out the final terms of their 10-year counter-Google search deal ahead of big foot-dragging Justice Department-European Commission regulatory approval sometime next year. They still hope to close in early 2010. As previously reported Bing wil...
The recent launch of Google's real-time search engine is set to have a positive impact on the social media marketing industry and improve the results of campaigns according to Reality Digital, the leading provider of social networking software for brands and businesses. Google real-tim...
After Google ‘s $10 million Friday acquisition of Applejet, Aaron Iba, AppJet’s CEO has announced that their service would reopen to the public as opensource. Applejet is the developer of EtherPad , a document collaboration service like Google Docs with some enhanced features notably o...
Oh, my sainted aunt. Google thought about buying the New York Times, according to Barron’s, which got it from somebody else’s interview with Ken Auletta, author of Google: The End of the World as We Know It. Reportedly the hands of Google co-founder Larry Page and CEO Eric Schmidt were...
Apparently Google Gears ain’t gonna stick around that long. Google Apps will eventually get their offline access from HTML5, the standard-revision-in-progress, and hence the functionality will be built in rather than added on, according to a piece in the Los Angeles Times. Google told ...
In response to Opera’s complaints Microsoft has reportedly modified the proposed ballot screen that’s supposed to get it out from under the European Commission’s latest antitrust charges. Rather than be inside Internet Explorer, the ballot screen offering Windows users alternatives to ...
The Microsoft-Yahoo deal got approved by regulators in Canada and Australia. The Justice Department and the European Commission are reviewing the plan.
"At Google, we run anywhere from 50 to 200 experiments at any given time on Google sites all over the world," notes a Google spokesman in a recent statement on The Google Official Blog. "Right now, we are running a small experiment of a new Google homepage design that shows links when ...
Incisive Media today announced that Jim Sterne, producer of the eMetrics Marketing Optimization Summit and chairman of the Web Analytics Association will be a keynote speaker at the London SES Conference and Expo 2010.
Microsoft Corp. and eBay Inc. today announced they are partnering to offer eBay Daily Deals through a new Internet Explorer 8 Web Slice for the holidays. With most holiday shoppers looking to save money, Microsoft and eBay will present online Daily Deals through a new Windows Internet ...
According to the latest figures from comScore, Bing, Microsoft’s new search engine, was a breath away from claiming 10% of US searches in October, up a half-a-point over September while poor consumptive Yahoo at 18%, a new low, lost eight-tenths of a point. Yahoo used to be a plumper 2...
Ken Thompson and Rob Pike, a couple of the revered old soldiers who wrote Unix, Plan 9 and Inferno at Bell Labs – and programming languages like B, without which C probably wouldn’t exist, and Limbo – have come up with an experimental new programming language called Go that Google, the...
Adobe is cutting another 680 full-time jobs worldwide, around 9% of its pre-Omniture workforce, to align its costs with its fiscal 2010 operating plan and “the realities of the business environment,” according to an SEC filing. It previously said it would cut 9% of Omniture’s 1,200 peo...
In these times of VC austerity and penury, Greylock Partners in the space of four weeks raised a new, over-subscribed $575 million early-stage software, services and infrastructure investment fund – its first new fund in four years – and enticed Linkedin co-founder Reid Hoffman to join...
Someone has volunteered to try to explain what the heck Google Wave is. Whether it was worth her time remains to be seen. See http://completewaveguide.com/.
Cisco has made yet another acquisition spending ~$44.5 million to buy the set-top box business of China’s DVN Holdings, giving it a toehold in China’s great and expanding cable market. Meanwhile, Tandberg isn’t going gently into the Cisco fold. Its stockholders, at least 24% of them, w...
Google Thursday open sourced its Closure JavaScript tools – a compiler, a cross-browser, server-agnostic library and a bunch of precompiled templates – in the name of making web apps easier to build. Recall that Gmail, Google Docs and Google Maps are JavaScript-intensive applications. ...
Microsoft’s browser rivals aren’t satisfied with the tentative “ballot screen” settlement that the company came to with the European Commission, which would offer all its European users a chance to download a rival browser. Google, Mozilla and Opera want changes made. According to the ...
SimpleOCR is the popular freeware OCR software with hundreds of thousands of users worldwide. SimpleOCR is also a royalty-free OCR SDK for developers to use in their custom applications. If you have a scanner and want to avoid retyping your documents, SimpleOCR is the fast, free way t...
A “power panel” composed of Stoneware Co-founder, CEO and Rick German, M-Dot Network CTO Mike Kavis, GoGrid CEO and Co-Founder of John Keagy, and Altor Networks Director of Product Management Todd Ignasiak gathered at the 4th International Cloud Computing Expo held at the Santa Clara C...
“We see Traffic Server as an essential building block for cloud computing, and at Yahoo!, it’s integral to our edge services, on-line storage and cloud serving. The open-sourcing of Traffic Server is representative of our company-wide commitment to sharing technology innovation with th...
Yahoo! aims to be one of the 800-pound gorillas--along with Google, Amazon, and several major technology companies--in the upcoming battles for hosting dominance in the Cloud Computing space. Yahoo aims to be one of the 800-pound gorrillas--along with Google, Amazon, and several major ...
icloud has announced the launch of its improved desktop with Super Search and a new innovative start menu. Super Search integrates many of the most popular services on the internet with simultaneous search of your private files in the cloud. It has never before been more convenient to ...
The city of Los Angeles has okayed a $7.2 million deal with CSC to rip out a lot of its existing Novell GroupWise e-mail systems and whatnot and replace it with Google Apps provided CSC agrees to pay a pre-set penalty if there’s a security breach. They still need to dicker about that a...
An Israeli company called Red Bend has sued Google’s Chrome browser for patent infringement in the district court in Massachusetts. It says Chrome’s Courgette differential compression algorithm treads on its widgetry. Courgette, which launched in July, sends just partial application up...
If you have spent any time online using social networks like LinkedIn or Facebook, you know they can be difficult to grow your network and add contacts. But even harder is the ability to extract your contacts once you have built up a reasonably sized network. None of the social network...