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Recently Google announced that it is creating a Cloud OS called Google Chrome OS. They describe it as an open source, lightweight operating system that will initially be targeted at netbooks and will be available for consumers in the second half of 2010.
The shoe that Google’s been itching to drop – the one everybody knew was dangling – has finally dropped. Google said on a midnight blog post this morning that it’s going to develop a fast, lightweight, open source operating system based on its nine-month-old Chrome browser to compete a...
Sundar Pichai, VP Product Management at Google, and Linus Upson, a Google Engineering Director, posted details about the long-awaited Google Chrome OS yesterday on the Official Google Blog. Google Chrome OS is a new project, separate from Android.
Netscape wunderkind Marc Andreessen, now about to turn a demographically middle-aged 38, has officially turned venture capitalist, a counter-culture move since the dot.com bust trashed the sport.
Last January I announced that the tagline of "Beta" for software and web development was approaching its last days as a marketing fad. In that post I stated the problem with the term "beta" with in a broader product release is that most users don't draw a distinction between a beta or ...
Leading UK registrar of domain names and web hosting, www.LCN.com announced today that it has extended its current domain registration discounted prices indefinitely. The price reduction applies to all domain registrations and renewals, resulting in savings of between 20 - 48 per cent ...
Having used both sites for about two weeks, there is still a great deal I am learning to do with both Ulitzer and Ning, but a reader asked if I would do a quick comparison, so I will.
Learn how the professionals get their web pages to the top of the search engines for the keywords they target.
I would not have written this blog in the year 2000 and by now I am highly opinionated towards Google, of course in a good way. During my graduation years (1996-2000), I used Rediff and Yahoo! search for my college projects, and ACM seminars. In the year 1996/1998, Google was known but...
HP has added to the telecom versions of ProLiant, BladeSystem, and Integrity server families as well as its StorageWorks portfolio. It says the customer has become “king” and that telecom operators are racing to streamline their networks. Proprietary technologies are giving way to open...
The Chinese government has come down like a ton of bricks on that American icon Google, basically branding it a smut merchant, ordering it to block links to foreign sites and apparently disabling – at least sporadically – Google Search, Google Apps, and Gmail if not all Google services...
Search Laboratory, a British outfit, is managing the multi-lingual pay-per-click side of a pre-packaged service designed to help UK SMEs boost their international trade. With partners Google, Royal Mail, HSBC and the Institute of Export, it’s providing a service called Export Box meant...
An affiliate is someone who sells another businesses products or services on their behalf and/or provides leads for that business and gets paid a percentage of what is passed on or sold. You don’t have to deal with warehousing, customer complaints, pricing and so many of the other hass...
Bing hasn’t exactly broken Google’s stranglehold on search but Microsoft’s scores are inching up thanks to it. According to comScore, Microsoft captured all of 9.1% of U.S. Internet searches the week before Bing was released, 9.1% Bing’s first week out and 12.1% last week and its share...
It seems an age ago but remember back to last week when Google started a guerilla attack on Microsoft with a plug-in called Apps Sync for Outlook, which was supposed to let Google replace Exchange at the back end without it being the least bit obvious to Outlook users. Well, Microsoft’...
The CIA and its black ops buddies have bought into Lucid Imagination, the start-up commercializing the Apache Lucene and Solr search technologies. Lucid says search is big right now in spy circles, particularly a full-text search engine they can tinker with like Lucene. Nobody’s saying...
Solid Oak Software claims the Green Dam “censorware” that the Chinese government has ordered pre-installed on every PC sold in China starting July 1 contains programming code and proprietary encryption techniques from its anti-pornography CyberSitter package. In fact, it thinks that Gr...
The initial response to Bing, Microsoft’s new 10-day-old search engine, is favorable. According to comScore, Microsoft’s share of U.S. searches was up two points from 9.1% to 11.1% after a week and Microsoft’s penetration of daily searchers went from 13.8% to 15.5%. Now the trick is to...
Awareness of the ISO standard for long-term archiving, PDF/A, has spread throughout Europe to the point that it is considered in nearly all projects. This was revealed in a survey performed by the PDF/A Competence Center at the end of 2008. A comparison with the results of the 2007 sur...
We’ve all been there. Sometimes when you rebrand, you want to transfer your old domain to a shiny new web address. Many don’t realise though that you should actually ensure you transfer the age, authority and trust your site has in Google to this new web address.
Rather than try to get the throngs of immovable Outlook and Office users to switch to Gmail and Google Apps, it’s going after Exchange with a new Apps Sync for Outlook plug-in that lets Outlook messages, contacts and calendar appointments sync with the $50-a-seat Premier Edition of Goo...
Google has hauled out a next-generation yellow enterprise Search Appliance based as usual on a customized firewall-protected Dell PowerEdge rack server. The Linux-based widget is supposed to have a new architecture and new software as well as new hardware but is still years behind bein...
A strange dynamic has taken hold on the internet.  Just as people expect sunshine and air to be free, they also expect internet based software applications to be free.  Ok, maybe not completely free… they agree someone should pay, just not them.  Damn you Google, damn you Yahoo! ...
Google, Yahoo, Apple and other big high-tech firms are under investigation by the Justice Department for “negotiating the recruiting and hiring of one another’s employees,” according to the Washington Post. That’s collusion and a nasty antitrust problem for them if true. The paper, whi...
Google has a new open communications and collaboration platform up its sleeve that the public won’t see for a few months called Google Wave. It combines features of e-mail, instant messaging and document sharing. Conversations, so to speak, wouldn’t be conversations any more; they’ll b...
Busy day for cloud interoperability related news. Google just announced a new service called Google Wave, described as an open communication and collaboration platform & protocol based on hosted XML documents (called waves) supporting concurrent modifications and low-latency update...
Although Google Wave is not open for public yet but after a preview at the features just introduced by Google I think Google Wave is much better, interactive, fun and less-hectic than some of today's top social media tools.
Microsoft did as expected and unwrapped its remade, rebranded search engine when CEO Steve Ballmer turned up for a chat with PC maven Wall Mossberg at the Wall Street Journal's D: All Things Digital conference in California Thursday. Live is now Bing, the widgetry that was code named K...
On the eve of AMD delivering Istanbul, its first six-core chip, months ahead of schedule, Intel did a bit of thunder-stealing and started talking up its coming eight-core MP chip, the Nehalem-EX, which won’t be available in systems until early next year. That’s around the time AMD is s...
By all accounts – including the Wall Street Journal – Microsoft’s fabled remake of its search engine is supposed to make its public debut at the Journal’s D7 coffee klatch next week in California. Code named Kumo, Japanese, we’ve been led to believe, for both spider and cloud, Microsof...
Google went down for hours Thursday morning. It’s better now but people couldn’t get or could barely get search Gmail, Google Apps, Google News, Google Reader, Google Maps, Google Analytics, heck, even google.com and YouTube. The latest message from Google was “The issue affecting some...
"It's certainly the most complex project I've ever undertaken," wrote Stephen Wolfram, of Wolfram Alpha fame, recently. Wolfram Alpha involved "far more kinds of expertise - and more moving parts - than I've ever had to assemble before," Wolfram continued; "And - like Mathematica, or N...
The watchtowers trained on the latest round of Microsoft-Yahoo talks on a search and advertising partnership report that they have finally become “meaningful” in the words of one source and could produce an actual contract in a few weeks. AllThingsDigital, the key observation post, cla...
Covario, Inc., has announced the availability of the latest upgrade to its patent-pending Covario Organic Search Insight solution which includes Audit Score v2.0 -- a measure of the alignment of an advertiser's website with the methods used by search engines like Google, Yahoo, MSN to ...
Sniffing the presence of that exotic – but not exactly uncommon – fauna known in antitrust law as an interlocking directorate, the Federal Trade Commission has opened a “confidential” inquiry into the composition of the boards of Apple and Google, according to the New York Times. The c...
Tough economic times are forcing many companies to shift their advertising from traditional print and television to less expensive, more efficient online media outlets. However, before companies dive in they should have a clear strategy to make sure they get the best return on their in...
The widgetry is called Google Apps Directory Sync and lets Google Apps tap into existing repositories of user account information in hopes of eventually moving them to Google Apps permanently of course.
Google and 46 of its Android followers plus their consortium have been sued for stealing the Android name. The suit, which claims "it is clear that Google stole first and asked questions later" - was brought last Tuesday by a little-known software developer who has nothing to do with o...
Google has gotten a patent on a seaborne floating data center to be housed on a cargo ship three to seven miles offshore that would be cooled by ocean waters and powered by a Pelamis wave-based electrical generator (little fishies and SpongeBob SquarePants beware).
VMware’s worked it out and says that its customers have virtualized more than nine million workloads since 1998. That means an estimated energy savings of 105 billion kilowatt hours of electricity, or roughly $11.6 billion. And according to the CIA World Factbook, that’s equivalent to ...