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

26 great things you can do with Google calendar

Desktop calendar applications are great if you're always at your desk or if you're diligent about syncing with your PDA or phone. But if you like to travel light, it may be time

Published on: May 22nd, 2008 Scott Dunn

Microsoft offers Live Search rewards to lure Google, Yahoo users

Microsoft launched a comparative shopping feature in its Live Search engine on Wednesday. The service offers consumers a rebate on purchases made through the site, a scheme that could lure shoppers from Google

Published on: May 22nd, 2008 Jeremy Kirk

Five tech strategies to help you ‘tell your story’ and make a sale

"Sell the sizzle not the steak," is a favourite marketing mantra.But tech-based businesses are better off expounding on the benefits their product or services provide if they intend to break into the market,

Published on: May 21st, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Twenty per cent solution works wonders at Google

Amit Singh thought something was missing from OS X. The Google engineer--and author of Mac OS X Internals--took a look at what the Mac operating system didn't have that Linux and Solaris did.

Published on: May 20th, 2008 Philip Michaels

Coming soon – Search systems that “know” the user

A startup company called Powerset gained a slew of headlines last week when it launched a beta version of its search engine, which like other offerings employs natural language processing, allowing users to

Published on: May 20th, 2008 Chris Kanaracus

New search engine set to challenge Google’s supremacy

The public will get its first chance Monday to test a search engine from start-up Powerset that eschews conventional keyword technology and instead is designed to understand the meaning of Web pages.As such,

Published on: May 13th, 2008 Juan Carlos Perez

Yang switches gears – says Yahoo still open to higher Microsoft bid

Facing shareholder ire and a plunging stock price, Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang said Yahoo board members would still sell the company to Microsoft or another suitor if the price is right.According to Bloomberg,

Published on: May 7th, 2008 Elizabeth Montalbano

Microsoft, Yahoo need to determine new direction

Microsoft's three-month courtship of Yahoo has ended but it changed both companies forever and neither can expect to return to the way they were.Microsoft and Yahoo will need to deliver on promises, address

Published on: May 6th, 2008 Juan Carlos Perez

Microsoft and Yahoo may be working things out

Microsoft and Yahoo have turned a corner and are finally negotiating in earnest about their possible merger, although a deal is far from imminent, according to media reports.p>In anonymously sourced stories published online

Published on: May 5th, 2008 Juan Carlos Perez

Spammer bots besiege Google Blogger service

Spammers are using an automated method to create bogus pages on Google's Blogger service, again highlighting the diminishing effectiveness of a security system intended to stop mass account registrations, according to security vendor

Published on: April 27th, 2008 Jeremy Kirk