5 free or cheap Google apps for SMB success

If you're a small or mid-sized business (SMB) operator seeking a low-cost yet effective way to optimize your Web site, publicize your products, and track your site's performance -- the answer may be

Published on: August 24th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Apple trounces HP, Dell, Gateway in customer satisfaction poll

Apple again thrashed rival computer makers selling Windows PCs in an annual customer satisfaction survey, although by a smaller margin than last year, the poll's manager said today.One reason, said David VanAmburg, managing

Published on: August 19th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

10 of tech’s biggest missed opportunities

Some of the biggest high-tech deals never happened. Some of the most promising products and services never came to be. Why? Because the people and companies involved didn't realize what they were letting

Published on: August 19th, 2009 Dan Tynan

Google chips away at office workers’ strong Microsoft Outlook bonds

In its bold march to become a credible collaboration and communication suite for businesses, Google Apps has encountered a frequent roadblock that has proven more vexing than expected to circumvent: good old Microsoft

Published on: August 17th, 2009 Juan Carlos Perez

Microsoft-Nokia partner to bring productivity apps to mobile professionals

Microsoft Corp. and Nokia Corp. are working together to put a version of Microsoft's Office productivity applications on Nokia handsets, the companies said today.In a teleconference, Microsoft Business Division President Stephen Elop and

Published on: August 14th, 2009 Elizabeth Montalbano and Matt Hamblen

Microsoft vs. Google: Office Web Will Kill Google Docs

Maybe Google will be able to rescue something from its Docs misadventure, but it better do something quick. Microsoft says it can solve big customers' big complaint about Google Docs and will do

Published on: August 11th, 2009 David Coursey

Google Chrome OS Could Be Pivotal in the Cloud Revolution

Larry Ellison of Oracle was touting the benefits of the network computer back in 1996. He was ahead of his time. People weren’t ready for the network computer, and the network certainly wasn’t

Published on: August 3rd, 2009 Michael Scalisi

Five Reasons Google Chrome OS Will Succeed

(For the opposite view, see "Five Reasons Google Chrome OS Will Fail" by my mistaken colleague, David Coursey.) Sure, the company's been known for a few misses, but it's already proven that it

Published on: July 27th, 2009 Jared Newman

Past cloud-based operating systems hint at Google Chrome’s approach

In the world of computer technology, we're used to systems loaded with either a Mac OS or a Windows OS. What will Google's newfangled, Linux-kerneled Chrome OS bring to the table?Luckily, we can

Published on: July 24th, 2009 Sarah Jacobsson and Patrick Miller

Google Chrome browser beats Firefox 3.5 in speed test

When Mozilla released a new version of Firefox a couple of weeks ago, its developers promised a faster browser, and Firefox 3.5 delivers, racing past IE and Safari in our latest set of

Published on: July 22nd, 2009 Nick Mediati

Google: The World’s Most Successful Failure?

And then gets a free pass despite a series of failures outside its core competencies in search and online ad sales.Right now, Google seems to be flooding the market with products that are

Published on: July 20th, 2009 David Coursey

Montreal karaoke upstart signs profitable duet with Google

Employees at Montreal's Stingray Digital Media Group probably can't blame Eric Boyko if he starts singing in the office these days. After all his three-year-old interactive music distribution firm owns the licences to

Published on: July 20th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

In Sync – How to keep your data updated both online and offline

Remember the early days of PDAs? They revolutionized the concept of a planner by combining calendars, contacts and notes into a compact, easy-to-carry device that could be connected to and synced with your

Published on: July 20th, 2009 Ryan Faas

PC makers don’t seem crazy about Chrome

Most PC vendors Google listed on its blog as partners for its new Chrome operating system say they're evaluating the software but have not committed to creating devices around it.And that's a far

Published on: July 14th, 2009 Dan Nystedt