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

Yahoo finally done with Microsoft, Google next in line

Yahoo has ended its talks with Microsoft about a deal narrower in scope than a full acquisition, Yahoo revealed on Thursday. Instead, the company is nearing an agreement with Google involving its search

Published on: June 13th, 2008 Elizabeth Montalbano and Juan Carlos Perez

Four trends that will push adoption of Web apps and cloud computing

Four key trends will hasten the adoption of Web-based applications and cloud computing, says Rishi Chandra, product manager of Google Enterprise, the division of the search giant that makes the enterprise software Google

Published on: June 11th, 2008 C.G. Lynch

Getting a handle on Google Apps

When Google launched its web-based e-mail service (Gmail) on April 1, 2004, many people thought it was an April Fool's Day joke, and perhaps with good reason. That same day, the company had

Published on: June 9th, 2008 C.G. Lynch

Three magic words that boosted a Canadian firm’s online sales

Bill Dalton went online one day in 2005 only to find that his nurse uniform sales business had been scrubbed out of the top search engine results. < The Charlottetown, PEI small businessman

Published on: May 28th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Ten god-awful Google flops and fiascos

Google Incorporated is arguably the most successful Internet company today. But Google didn't get to where it is without takings risks--some of which have failed spectacularly.For example, remember the Google Accelerator, which was

Published on: May 23rd, 2008 Tom Spring