Microsoft overtures to open source developers evokes praise, skepticism

Microsoft's commitment Thursday to open up its APIs and communications protocols and reach out to open source developers polarized opinions much like Microsoft itself has historically polarized the industry. The European Union expressed

Published on: February 25th, 2008 John Fontana

Microsoft’s Yahoo acquisition bid likely to turn ugly

Microsoft plans to intensify its pursuit of Yahoo this week when it authorizes a proxy fight to oust Yahoo's board, meaning the 19-day old acquisition attempt will soon turn a darker shade of

Published on: February 20th, 2008 Juan Carlos Perez

Free Google hosted applications sidestep IT department, raise security concerns

Google is releasing a new edition of its hosted applications suite that end-users can bring into the workplace without the involvement of their IT department.It means that IT managers who fret about employees

Published on: February 7th, 2008 Juan Carlos Perez

Yahoo deal Microsoft’s “last opportunity” to dethrone Google

Microsoft's $44.6 billion bid for Yahoo could be the final opportunity for the Redmond, Wash-based software maker to finally catch up with Google in the online application and Web search space, says a

Published on: February 4th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

iPhone becomes top Google user…briefly

Google released an update to its offerings for the iPhone, hoping to continue a trend that recently saw the iPhone briefly become the number-one mobile phone hitting Google sites.Despite its small share of

Published on: January 15th, 2008 Nancy Gohring

Microsoft, Yahoo announce ambitious mobile plans

Google Inc. and Apple Inc. don't have major booths on the floor of the CES trade show, but they are very much on the minds of their competitors.Among those competitors are Microsoft Corp.

Published on: January 9th, 2008 Matt Hamblen

Four great Googling tips that guarantee better search results

We all know how to 'Google' something. Or do we?There are ways and means to ensure you get exactly what you're looking for in your search results.1. Use Google's Advanced Search to reduce

Published on: December 14th, 2007 Jason Whittaker

Dilbert, the DMCA and the Internet bubble video

Radiohead recently rocked the music industry by making its latest album downloadable for free, or more accurately, for "whatever fans wanted to pay." The band was lauded for ushering in a new business

Published on: December 14th, 2007 Johna Till Johnson

New Google service locates mobile users with cell towers

Google launched a location service for mobile users on Wednesday that doesn't rely on GPS. Google Maps with My Location, currently in beta, locates users who don't have GPS-enabled phones based on their

Published on: November 28th, 2007 Nancy Gorhing

Google Search Appliance 5.0 “good but not groundbreaking”

Google's update of its enterprise search appliance is packed with value, but falls short of providing any revolutionary features for business users, according to technology specialists.Search Appliance 5.0 - launched a few weeks

Published on: November 24th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

Disappearing Gmail messages

When Jeneane Sessum logged into her Gmail account on the afternoon of Oct. 27, she was greeted with a horrifying sight: an empty inbox. A Gmail user since 2004, Sessum, a social media

Published on: November 16th, 2007 Juan Carlos Perez

Google gets undue credit for ad conversions says Microsoft

Google Inc. has gotten undeservedly all the credit for many clicks on the online ads it delivers via its search engine, but Microsoft Corp. wants to put a stop to that.So said Brian

Published on: October 20th, 2007 Juan Carlos Perez

Google to show YouTube videos on AdSense network

Google Inc.'s AdSense is offering Web publishers who participate in the program the ability to start displaying ad-supported video clips from Google's YouTube on their sites.Google sees the new program as a win

Published on: October 10th, 2007 Linda Rosencrance

Go-go Vista gadgets

Mini Web-based applications interchangeably called widgets and gadgets are enjoying increasing popularity in North America. Marketers should view these programs -- which often appear as tiny windows providing quick access to Internet sites,

Published on: September 25th, 2007 Nestor Arellano