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Option, the wireless technology company, today announced that its GTM501 will be used in MOTO Development Group's Android 2.0 Media Platform (AMP) offering reduced time-to-market for next-generation multi-touch consumer and enterprise electronics device developers. This project further...
Challenger Mobile, the white label mobile VoIP technology company, has announced the launch during the fall of its ground-breaking platform for Google's Android mobile operating system. Challenger Mobile will allow mobile operators, wireless ISPs and related service providers to now de...
Sundar Pichai, VP Product Management at Google, and Linus Upson, a Google Engineering Director, posted details about the long-awaited Google Chrome OS yesterday on the Official Google Blog. Google Chrome OS is a new project, separate from Android.
Crescendo Networks has announced the Maestro CN-7000 series, a new line of advanced application delivery hardware platforms. The CN-7000 series includes the entry-level CN-7710, the CN-7740 for medium to large organizations, and the CN-7790 for the largest organizations, with up to 10 ...
Skype has released Skype 2.8 Beta for Mac, the latest version of its internet communications software for Mac users. This new release contains a number of new Skype features, including Skype Access and screen sharing. Both of these features will be built into versions of Skype for othe...
According to VietNamNet Bridge, the Ministry of Information and Communications has issued an instruction on using open source software products in state agencies. It was reported that by June 30, 2009, 100% of servers in IT divisions of government agencies must be installed with open s...
Google recently released its Browser Security Handbook to the general public. The 60-page document provides a comprehensive comparison of a broad set of security features and characteristics in commonly used browsers, along with commentary and implementation tips for application develo...
Google and the Open Handset Alliance have announced the availability of the Android platform source code to everyone, for free, under the new Android Open Source Project. This represents an open and fully featured mobile platform that will enable people to create a mobile device withou...
Auslogics says it will fully support the new web browser Google Chrome poised to become a powerful Internet Explorer rival. The users of Auslogics BoostSpeed may be the first to experience the full Google Chrome support. This computer performance optimization software will protect the ...
Is there a market for YouTube for business? We'll soon all find out, because Google is now offering a new Video tag to Premier Edition users of Google Apps - allowing for the easy embedding of videos in internal Web pages, along with functionality allowing for comment on videos, add d...
Project Insight has released Project Scorecard, a project scoring system that enables companies to measure projects on how they fit into corporate goals and objectives. With the recent economic downturn, businesses are hard-pressed to prioritize major projects and determine whether or ...
As soon as Google announced the availability of browser-based Google Earth functionality, GIS Planning's development team jumped on the opportunity to integrate the application into their existing Google Maps-powered services. In doing so, GIS Planning became one of the first developer...
Zoho announced that it is welcoming Google and Yahoo users with a unified login designed to encourage those users to try Zoho applications. Now, Google and Yahoo users who visit Zoho can simply log into Zoho using the usernames and passwords associated with their Google and Yahoo accou...
After a better-than-expected quarterly earnings report called 'amazingly good' by the New York Times, it would seem that Google is defying macro-economic downtrend. 'It's clear we are well positioned for 2008 and beyond, regardless of the business environment we are surrounded by,' sai...
Douglas Merrill, Google VP of Engineering, is leaving Google to become EMI Music's new President of Digital. Merrill joined Google late in 2003 as Senior Director of Information Systems. In this capacity he led multiple strategic efforts including Google?s 2004 IPO and its related regu...
Krugle, the company that provides code search for the world's leading developer networks, including IBM developerWorks, CollabNet, SourceForge.net, and Yahoo! Developer Network, has announced the availability of its OpenAPI for partners. 'With the opening of this interface, Krugle is b...
Intrepidus Group has announced that it has been recognized with a 2008 government technology "Best Of" award from the Government Technology Research Alliance (GTRA) in the "Best Boardroom Meeting" category. The new recognition joins a series of accolades, including a recent independent...
IT Mill Ltd has released version 5.0 of its IT Mill Toolkit under the Apache 2.0 open source license. With IT Mill Toolkit 5 developers now have the building blocks for RIAs that will allow them to work with Java alone. Toolkit 5.0 unites client-side AJAX tools with server-side Java to...
Google welcomed the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's clearance of its planned acquisition of DoubleClick Inc., a premier provider of display ad serving technology and services. Google announced in April 2007 a definitive agreement to acquire the company for $3.1 billion in cash from Sa...
Funambol announced the availability of a free Funambol position paper entitled 'How Google Android Stimulates the Mass Market for Mobile Email and how Funambol Mobile Open Source Monetizes It'. The paper discusses how Android will spur adoption of mobile email by large numbers of peopl...
According to SMobile Systems, the launch of Google Phone platform will be among the most positive transformational moments in mobile communications history by further merging computers with mobile devices. But while millions of people will now be able to 'compute on the run,' those sam...
SMobile Systems has created a mobile security solution for devices coming to market using the Android platform, the Google-initiated, Linux-based open source mobile operating system. On Monday, November 12, the Open Handset Alliance released the Android's software development kit. SMob...
emoze has upgraded its free software that provides secure push email to mobile phones all over the world, to support Google Apps. This service from Google enables consumers and businesses to use their own custom domain names with several Google products.
db4objects announced that db4o runs seamlessly on the Android platform, a software stack for mobile devices introduced recently by the Google-backed Open Handset Alliance. The Android stack comes complete with application framework, development environment, tools, debuggers and vital a...
Credit Suisse has pushed its 12-month price target on Google from $800 to $900, causing the stock to regain some of the 125 bucks it's lost to the market roiling since Google grazed $750 earlier this month. Most of Wall Street believes in its heart that Google will see a dizzying $1,00...
According to the Wall Street Journal this morning Google's preparing a service that would let users store on its computers essentially all of the files they might keep on their personal-computer hard drives - such as word-processing documents, digital music, video clips and images. Or,...
A Google spokesman told the Wall Street Journal today that Google is 'making all the necessary preparations to become an applicant to bid' for a chunk of 700MHz spectrum from the FCC. 'Our goal is to make sure that American consumers have more choices in an open and competitive wireles...
The Android Developer Challenge will provide $10 million to developers who build mobile applications for Android, a complete, open, and free mobile platform. The Challenge is designed to support the developer community and spark innovation on the Android platform by awarding cash prize...
Less than 24 hours after the launch of OpenSocial, not only was it running live in Plaxo, but there were already several first-class gadgets from top developers like RockYou and Slide. 'This is just the beginning - there's so much more to do to truly open up the social web,' wrote Plax...
A broad alliance of leading technology and wireless companies today joined forces to announce the development of Android, calling it 'the first truly open and comprehensive platform for mobile devices.' Google, T-Mobile, HTC, Qualcomm, Motorola and others have collaborated on the devel...
In a move likely to be hailed as the final blow for the walled gardens favored till now by the wireless operators, Google is leveraging Linux and Java to open up the wireless handset market in the same way that it just launched OpenSocial to break open social networking and get beyond ...
We already brought word last week of Marc Andreeseen's detailed overview of OpenSocial, but what of other leading participants in the introduction of common APIs to the world of social networking? Here is a round-up of what is being written, thought, and said about OpenSocial by those ...
OpenSocial, the industry-backed application programming interface (API) developed by Google to promote interoperability and shared data across all online social networks, is gaining momentum at a rapid pace. The sites that have already committed to supporting OpenSocial - Bebo, Engage....
Google, whose shares hit a record of $641.41 a week ago, reported that sales in its third quarter had surged by 57% compared with the period a year ago, and net income by 46%. 'We are very pleased with the impressive growth we experienced across our business,' said CEO Eric Schmidt, wh...
Larry Page and Sergey Brin registered the google.com domain in 1997, and Google was officially launched one year later, making Google 9 this year. Google's birthday has alweays been celebrated on September 27th with a doodle displayed on the homepage, and today is no exception.
Google Gears specifically allows AJAX web apps to run offline without a net connection. An open source runtime, it allows you to build offline Web applications, so presumably the bright folks at the Googleplex are keen to eat in their own kitchen.
September 13 being Roald Dahl's birthday (he was born September 13, 1916), Google is celebrating today with a special celebration logo on the Google search page featuring items and characters from Dahl's world famous children's books.