The rise of ‘Goog-zilla’ and the future of the Web

Google is in a really big hurry to make the Web experience faster.That became abundantly clear in 2009, when the company unveiled a steady stream of projects, products and enhancements focused on increasing

Published on: December 29th, 2009 Juan Carlos Perez

Why you need to dive into social media now

Remember way back in the mid-to-late 1990s when companies tried mightily to convince customers – and the rest of us – that they “got” this newfangled thing called the Web? This was the

Published on: December 16th, 2009 ITBusiness Staff

Obama calls for ‘free and open’ Internet in meeting with Chinese students

U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday called for a free and open Internetduring a town hall meeting with Chinese university students in Shanghai."I'm a big believer in technology," the president said. "And I'm

Published on: November 17th, 2009 Ian Paul

Past cloud-based operating systems hint at Google Chrome’s approach

In the world of computer technology, we're used to systems loaded with either a Mac OS or a Windows OS. What will Google's newfangled, Linux-kerneled Chrome OS bring to the table?Luckily, we can

Published on: July 24th, 2009 Sarah Jacobsson and Patrick Miller

Google Chrome browser beats Firefox 3.5 in speed test

When Mozilla released a new version of Firefox a couple of weeks ago, its developers promised a faster browser, and Firefox 3.5 delivers, racing past IE and Safari in our latest set of

Published on: July 22nd, 2009 Nick Mediati

Crushing cybersquatters – fighting those who abuse your brand online

When the Web site began publishing pornographic images created with Lego toys, trademark owner Lego Juris AS, which sells the popular plastic building blocks for children, acted quickly. "The content available on

Published on: June 26th, 2009 Robert L. Mitchell

iPhone light years ahead of the BlackBerry on almost every count – Part 3

Yesterday, Part 2 of our three-parter on the relative merits of the BlackBerry and the iPhone as a business device, focused on applications, discussing the colossal limitations of BlackBerry apps when contrasted with

Published on: May 29th, 2009 Galen Gruman

Playing doctor – are self-help online health sites really effective?

I'm a wreck. I think I might have osteomyelitis, or peripheral neuropathy, or even retrocalcaneal bursitis. I just hope it's not tarsal tunnel syndrome. I'm also overstressed, overweight, losing my hearing and not

Published on: February 13th, 2009 David Ramel

Four reasons why some news organizations can’t make money online

It has been well documented that online media is eating away at print and broadcast media revenue. This decline in print and broadcast media has been going on for years, and newspapers, magazines

Published on: October 6th, 2008 Melissa Chang

Ontarians spend more time online than other Canadians.

Foreign and local companies set to launch an online service or product in Canada should consider Ontario as their testing ground, an Internet marketing expert says.That's because Ontario outpaces all other Canadian provinces

Published on: September 30th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

12 embarrassing reasons why you should be careful about posting photos on Facebook

You know the old cliche, a picture is worth a thousand words? Turns out that pictures have been deeply undervalued: A single photo can cost you your reputation, your job, even your freedom--if

Published on: September 16th, 2008 Dan Tynan

Adobe jumps into online collaboration with Acrobat 9

After so many years of trying to get its Acrobat software product to deliver the dynamic portable document format (PDF) capabilities that would make it a must-have application, Adobe Systems Inc. appears to

Published on: September 15th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Google’s glossy fa

Now that Google has reached its 10-year mark, the company is facing the cultural complexities and challenges that come with the transition from hip start-up to corporate giant.In Google Inc.'s early days, it

Published on: September 10th, 2008 Elizabeth Montalbano

Google’s Chrome browser users could face “carpet bomb” attack

Attackers can combine the months-old "carpet bomb" bug with another flaw disclosed last month to trick people running Google Inc.'s brand-new Chrome browser into downloading and launching malicious code, a security researcher said

Published on: September 5th, 2008 Gregg Keizer