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Microsoft’s Paralyzing Windows Fixation

While thinking about the hoopla that's sure to accompany the long-awaited release of the Verizon iPhone later this week, one question kept popping into my head: Is Microsoft missing out on the mobile computing movement? The company that popularized the graphical user interface, thus making personal ...

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Consumers Need to Start Thinking Like IT Pros

I was all set to turn my life over to Google when I started hearing rumors that Yahoo was planning to shut down Delicious. I realize that sentence might require some explanation, so give me a minute to sort it out for you. First, you might be wondering what I mean by turning my life over to Google. ...

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Page and Zuckerberg Will Duke It Out for Tech Supremacy

The announcement that Google Cofounder Larry Page will become the company's CEO is a very big deal -- and not just for Google. With Mark Zuckerberg firmly ensconced in the top spot at Facebook, and Page set to take the reins at Google in April, the two most influential companies in the tech industry...

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I Don’t Want Wall Street in My Social Network

As someone who sees value in at least some social networking sites, I'm more than a little uncomfortable with all the attention that Wall Street suddenly is directing toward this sector. For the past few weeks, we've been bombarded with stories about the potential for various social networking compa...

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The Social Phenomenon That’s Tearing Us Apart

Social media was cast in the role of scapegoat in the drama that unfolded immediately after the shooting spree in a Tucson, Ariz., grocery store that left six people dead and a member of the U.S. Congress gravely injured this past weekend. Numerous early conclusion jumpers -- many using social media...

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Location-Based Services Are Becoming Social Network Outcasts

All the recent news about Facebook -- from its founder being named Time magazine's Person of the Year to Goldman Sachs placing a $450 million bet on its future profitability -- makes it clear that social networking platforms are hot commodities. It's also clear, however, that not all social networki...

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Internet Tracking May Not Be Worth the Headaches

In the ongoing argument about whether the government should pass laws to prohibit companies from tracking Internets users' browsing habits, one voice has been conspicuously absent -- the voice of actual Internet users. Both the government agencies and public advocacy groups that have been pushing fo...

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Facebook Could Hoist the Enterprise to the Cloud

I wasn't quite sure what to think when I first heard Time magazine had named Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Person of the Year for 2010. As I've previously confessed, I have not joined the half a billion people who are making friends and playing virtual games on Facebook. I do realize, however, that any...

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Privacy Courtesy of an Internet Police State? Thanks but No Thanks

We've been hearing a lot lately from people who think it's time to start policing the Internet. Last week, the U.S. Congress began holding hearings to determine whether it should outlaw the practice of tracking Internet users' browsing habits. Meanwhile, the European Union started exploring the poss...

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Julian Assange, WikiLeaks and Technology’s Double-Edged Sword

Like almost everyone -- including government and law enforcement officials on multiple continents -- I'm struggling to answer this question: Exactly who is Julian Assange? is Assange merely a journalist with an altruistic desire to uncover the truth about the actions of governments and large corpora...

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Bush Proves Surprisingly Tech-Savvy in Zuckerberg Chat

It would be natural to assume that George W. Bush and Mark Zuckerberg have nothing in common. Bush, the 43rd president of the United States, is a Baby Boomer, while Zuckerberg, the founder and chief executive officer of Facebook, is a member of the millennial generation. Those facts alone suggest th...

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Technology Cured My Bad Case of Shopaphobia

With Black Friday fast approaching, I've been thinking a lot about how various forms of technology have become ingrained into our everyday lives. You may be wondering exactly what the busiest shopping day of the year has to do with the spread of new technology. That's a fair question. The answer -- ...

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Today’s Offhand Post Could Be Tomorrow’s Federal Case

From the beginning of the social media revolution, it was obvious that the legal system was going to have trouble keeping up. It started when file-sharing sites like Napster trampled on copyright laws on their way to completely changing the way music is sold. Then, more than a few amateur bloggers...

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Why I Still Don’t Have a Facebook Page

Because I've spent most of my working life writing about technology, people expect me to be among the first to adopt every new device and application that hits the market. It's because I follow tech trends closely that I'm seldom an early adopter. I know, for instance, that the first generation of a...

New Zero-Day Attack Riddles Adobe Reader

Adobe has acknowledged that its widely used programs for creating and reading PDF files currently are under attack by hackers, but it has offered little information about how it plans to thwart the assault. In an advisory posted on its website Wednesday, Adobe said essentially all versions of its Ac...

YouTube for the Enterprise? Adobe Unleashes Flash Media Server 4

YouTube's daily tally of roughly two billion downloads proves that viewing video is among the most popular activities among Internet users. Now Adobe, creator of the ubiquitous Flash Player, has introduced several solutions that could make video standard fare on corporate networks as well. These new...

Windows Phone 7 Could Bring a New Look to the Smartphone Show

Microsoft has released the code for its latest mobile operating system to manufacturers. That means U.S. consumers should be able to purchase smartphones running Windows Phone 7 during the upcoming holiday shopping season, while European consumers could have those new devices in their hands as early...

Facebook Places Just Became the Hottest Spot in Town

Foursquare began nudging social networks out of the virtual world and into the real one when it launched its "location-awareness" service roughly a year ago. On Wednesday, Facebook pushed real-world social networking smack into the mainstream by unveiling a location awareness service of its own. The...

Google May Steer Devs Web-Ward With Mobile YouTube Refresh

YouTube's decision to make its mobile Web site compatible with HTML5 may one day be viewed as a turning point in what is shaping up as an epic battle for control of the mobile device landscape. In unveiling the new site on Wednesday, YouTube said its goal is to give mobile device users the same vide...

Leaked Slides Provide Sneak Peek at Windows 8

A set of PowerPoint slides that appear to contain details about the next version of Microsoft's Windows operating system surfaced Monday. The slides indicate that Microsoft plans to tackle the long-running problem of Windows' slow start-up time, in addition to placing cutting-edge technology such as...

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