Facebook re-design gives users greater control

Facebook's major overhaul of its core member profile pages is a risky but necessary move for the world's second-largest online social network, according to several developers of popular applications for the site.The move

Published on: May 27th, 2008 Juan Carlos Perez

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

Businesses using Web 2.0 should embrace mass collaboration

In 2006, author and technology think-tank head Don Tapscott teamed up with Anthony D. Williams to write Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything (Penguin Group), a book about the Web 2.0 economy that

Published on: April 23rd, 2008 Thomas Hoffman

Smart ways to turbocharge your Web site

Databases are getting faster every day. But they're still a significant bottleneck for many Web applications or Web sites. Why? Mechanical hard drives, impeded by the laws of physics, bog down the relational

Published on: April 22nd, 2008 Eric Lai

Will iPhone multimedia traffic overwhelm WiFi networks?

Be careful what you wish for. The iPhone has realized the old promise of the mobile Web. But it's not clear whether the wireless networks can handle the load.With news that Apple's little

Published on: April 22nd, 2008 Ephraim Schwartz

Six ways Web 2.0 can boost corporate collaboration and creativity

Innovative communication techniques grouped together and interchangeably labeled social computing, social software, social media, Web 2.0 or Enterprise 2.0 (E2.0), need to shape the way companies do business. Senior managers who learn to

Published on: April 9th, 2008 Chris Howard

Web sites where information workers can find great tech deals and bargains

We're either in a recession or teetering on the precipice of one. Want to discuss the Bear Stearns collapse, the slumping housing market, rising oil prices? Let's not and say we did. Regardless

Published on: April 4th, 2008 James A. Martin

Ten technology combos that are changing how we work and live

If there's one thing the digital revolution has taught us, it's that we shouldn't get too attached to anything. Technology has a way of seizing long-held ideas and entrenched industries and turning them

Published on: March 20th, 2008 Dan Tynan

TechFest: Microsoft’s LucidTouch gives the boot to ‘fat fingers on the touch screen’ problem

If you think the iPhone's touch screen is cool, imagine a device that actually sees, reflects and responds to your fingers touching the back of the device. A prototype of that capability was

Published on: March 6th, 2008 Nancy Gohring

Web 2.0 can boost your company’s fame and finances

Not wild about wikis? Not big on blogs? Not sold on Second Life? IT execs who ignore Web 2.0 collaboration technologies could be hurting their company's bottom line. That's the message from enterprise

Published on: March 3rd, 2008 Sandra Gittlen

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

MySpace launches developer site, offers strong financial incentives

As expected, MySpace Tuesday launched a new site and released code that will allow developers to build applications for the popular social networking site.The new MySpaceDeveloper Platform site will be open to developers

Published on: February 6th, 2008 Heather Havenstein