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

Unleash the power of Wolfram Alpha for new business insights

I was born 5 hours and 17 minutes before a full moon began to rise over Minneapolis. The sky was nearly cloudless, and the temperature outside was 46°F. These facts are admittedly just

Published on: June 23rd, 2009 Zack Stern

Former Google staffers offer service that detects malware on Web sites

Security startup Dasient debuts Tuesday with a cloud-based service designed to detect malware on Web sites and quarantine it away from visitors prior to it being removed.Dasient's three co-founders include two former Google

Published on: June 18th, 2009 Ellen Messmer

Samsung Galaxy offers stiff competition to iPhone 3G

Samsung Electronics gave the world a first look at its upcoming Galaxy handset, which runs Google's Android operating system, at the CommunicAsia exhibition in Singapore, where I had a chance to try it

Published on: June 17th, 2009 Sumner Lemmon

Five Bing features Microsoft should refine or remove

Microsoft has taken its first steps in redefining search with its "decision engine," releasing Bing to a generally positive reception and with a new TV ad that portrays Google (with out mentioning it

Published on: June 12th, 2009 Jeff Radecki

Google, VMware, Amazon, Skytap – what Cloud vendor’s service reigns supreme?

When putting your systems in the cloud, a few options are available depending on exactly what you want to put there and for how long. Although each vendor offers essentially the same service-a

Published on: June 9th, 2009 Jarina D'Auria,

Bing is elitist and Wave is confusing

Industry titans Microsoft Corp. and Google Inc. are getting rave reviews this week about innovative new approaches to Internet search and communications, respectively. Even Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Wozniak told a reporter that

Published on: June 9th, 2009 Mike Elgan

Curse of the 10 blue links

Ten blue links is what most people expect to see when they look up a term on Google, but according to Tim Schigel, that's not really what they're searching for.The CEO of Share

Published on: June 9th, 2009 Shane Schick

New Microsoft search engine Bing finds Google weaknesses

Microsoft made Bing, its new "decision engine", publicly available yesterday with a background image of hot air balloons lifting off in the countryside on the Bing homepage. It's a fitting image given Microsoft's

Published on: June 4th, 2009 Shane O'Neill and Brennon Slattery

“Google killer” search engine can’t find Brooklyn, NY

A David has just arisen to take on the Goliath that is Google: Wolfram|Alpha, a search engine which serves up formatted answers to questions rather than provide just a list of links. As

Published on: June 2nd, 2009 Barbara Krasnoff

Will Bing bust Google? A look at what Microsoft’s Search tool has to offer

At last, Bing has arrived. I tested a preview release of Microsoft's new search/decision engine, previously called Kumo, to see how well it compares. Here's a breakdown of its new features and how

Published on: June 1st, 2009 Tom Spring

Deadly online attacks subvert search results on infected computers

A new attack that peppers Google search results with malicious links is spreading quickly, the Computer Emergence Response Team in the U.S. warned Monday. The attack, which has intensified in recent days, can

Published on: May 20th, 2009 Robert MacMillan