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Facebook partners with Bing and Skype

Microsoft’s announcement Wednesday that it will use personal Facebook data to help refine search results for Bing users could mark a major shift--not only in search, but in how we view the Web

Published on: October 15th, 2010 Mark Sullivan and Carrie-Ann Skinner

Smart Web mapping helps Peel police build safer community

A law enforcement outfit's effectiveness hinges a great deal on the quality of its analysis -- how quickly and accurately it can pinpoint crime hotspots, uncover incidents with a similar modus operandi, radius

Published on: October 13th, 2010 Joaquim P. Menezes

Writing The IT Handbook for Business

In his book, The IT Handbook for Business, Managing Information Technology Support Costs, author William Couie aims to help small to mid-size businesses (SMBs) save time, reduce costs, increase reliability and enhance their

Published on: October 13th, 2010 Maxine Cheung

A look back at Microsoft Surface technology

Last week, Microsoft announced that its motion sensing technologies like Microsoft Kinect won't be limited to PCs and video game consoles.Sensors and display advancements will change how humans interact with computers and lead

Published on: October 12th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Facebook’s new groups feature raises concerns

This week's overhaul of Facebook groups quickly led to an outcry over the way the service works, but the bigger lesson may be simply this: Be careful who you befriend.The problems started on

Published on: October 12th, 2010 Robert McMillan

Seven secrets of Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs left his Silicon Valley home and headed north to a small liberal arts school, Reed College, in Portland, Ore., only to drop out after one semester. Like many teenagers, the 17-year-old

Published on: October 12th, 2010 Tom Kaneshige

How to get bought out by a tech giant

If you've been hoping a giant like Google, Microsoft, Facebook or Cisco will scoop up your company, here are some tips: Don't e-mail Steve Ballmer directly, don't tell wild stories about how great

Published on: October 5th, 2010 Nancy Gohring

How to make the world your user interface

Pranav Mistry gesticulates like he's taking a picture.Mistry actually is, except there's no sign of any camera in his hands.Fixing his gaze on a scene he wants to capture, he gestures as though

Published on: October 5th, 2010 Joaquim P. Menezes

How small shops can find the best tech support

Managing technology comes last on the to-do list for many small companies. You want to focus on front-end business while hardware and software magically work behind the scenes. For your tech backbone to

Published on: October 4th, 2010 Elsa Wenzel

Rogers’ business focus on wireless and support, says exec

Rogers Communications Inc. does get it - you want a human being answering the phone when you need tech support, not a byzantine phone menu and self-help machine, says Gord Stein, vice-president of

Published on: September 30th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Independent foundation saves OpenOffice.org

Given Oracle's recent decision to pull the plug on OpenSolaris, there has been considerable concern over the past few months about the future of the OpenOffice.org productivity software suite. Both projects were inherited

Published on: September 30th, 2010 Katherine Noyes

Battle threats with the tools you already have

Common security tools already used by many businesses can be effective means for finding corporate data thievesand saboteurs, according to researchers at Carnegie Mellon's Software Engineering Institute. "It's telling them something new to

Published on: September 29th, 2010 Tim Greene

Facebook flubs and Twitter traps that can get you fired

Travis Megale is happily employed. A regular Facebook user, he knows how to use the site appropriately and what NOT to say or post. Unfortunately, many Facebook members do not. Job termination due

Published on: September 28th, 2010 Joan Goodchild

Thought-controlled computing brightens buildings

“I think therefore I am,” (Cogito ergo sum) asserted 17th century French philosopher René Descartes. Today, 400 years on, the power of thoughts to alter physical reality is being demonstrated in new and

Published on: September 28th, 2010 Joaquim P. Menezes

Coming soon

Picture an electro-mechanical device that knows, in advance, when it's about to develop a “defect” and can take corrective action to fix the problem. A tall order? Not so. Thanks to work being

Published on: September 24th, 2010 Joaquim P. Menezes