Court issues notices to Microsoft, Google, Yahoo for gender selection ads

Microsoft, Google and Yahoo were issued notices by India's Supreme Court on Wednesday, following a complaint that they were promoting techniques and products for the selection of an unborn child's gender through advertising

Published on: August 15th, 2008 John Ribeiro

How Google uses employee bets to foretell the future

Google Inc. for the past three years has been allowing its employees to place bets on various questions like if a new Google office will open on time, or if a new product

Published on: August 11th, 2008 Heather Havenstein

Ten terrific things you can do with text messaging

To many people over the age of 30, text messaging can seem like one of those strange, complicated behaviors only teenagers understand. In reality, it's one more great tool in your productivity arsenal,

Published on: July 30th, 2008 Rick Broida

Savings windfall for firm that moved from Microsoft Outlook to Gmail

Taylor Woodrow, a UK-based construction company, has switched its 1,800 employees' e-mail from Microsoft Outlook to enterprise Gmail. The company is also beginning to use other components of Google Apps, the suite of

Published on: July 14th, 2008 C.G. Lynch

The scoop on Google’s hottest projects

With a skyrocketing stock price, fanboy hysteria and – most importantly – really useful products, Google Inc. is the prima donna of tech for the new millennium. The company is so active that

Published on: July 7th, 2008 John Brandon

Developers flock to Google App Engine as kinks smoothed out

Requests are piling up from enthusiastic programmers using the App Engine hosted application development environment,again testing Google's ability to meet the expectations of external developers, a demanding bunch that the company considers key

Published on: July 7th, 2008 Juan Carlos Perez

Cloud-computing and the seven deadly data risks

Cloud computing is fraught with security risks, according to analyst firm Gartner. Smart customers will ask tough questions, and consider getting a security assessment from a neutral third party before committing to a

Published on: July 7th, 2008 Jon Brodkin

It’s time to hack Firefox 3 – and here are 12 quick ways to do it

Firefox 3 has been out for two weeks now, so get with the program: It's time to hack it. The newest version of Mozilla's browser has plenty of new features, including the site

Published on: July 3rd, 2008 Preston Gralla

Yahoo reorganizes to snap out of financial funk

Under fire from angry shareholders and rocked by a stream of high-profile executive departures, embattled Yahoo on Thursday announced another reorganization, its latest attempt to snap out of its years-long technology and financial

Published on: June 30th, 2008 Juan Carlos Perez

Search and you often don’t find…and here’s the reason why

Some call it "findability" – the art or science of making content in an organization "findable." And many big businesses haven't figured how to do that yet. Their employees often can't locate the

Published on: June 27th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Chinese, US sites biggest hosts of malicious code

More than half the sites spreading malicious code are hosted on Chinese networks, an anti-malware group said Wednesday.p>Of the over 213,000 malware-hosting sites analyzed last month by Stopbadware.org -- a joint effort of

Published on: June 26th, 2008 Gregg Keizer

Five biz-friendly must-have add-ons from Firefox 3

Mozilla has touted Firefox 3 as faster and more secure than earlier versions of the open-source web browser. But there's another reason to look at the browser upgrade: it is highly customizable for

Published on: June 25th, 2008 C.G. Lynch

Blogger uses “Google bomb” to show McCain in poor light

A political blogger is using a technique known as "Google bombing" to enlist the aid of fellow partisan bloggers to boost the search engine rankings of nine news stories that reflect poorly on

Published on: June 23rd, 2008 Heather Havenstein

Yahoo-Google deal may thwart hostile takeover by Microsoft

Just hours after saying it had ended talks over a possible investment from Microsoft, Yahoo announced a deal with Google to run some of Google's advertisements alongside Yahoo search results.The nonexclusive deal unites

Published on: June 16th, 2008 Nancy Gohring and James Niccolai