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IBM Lures SMBs to the Cloud

IBM released an on-demand, cloud-based suite of products targeting small and medium-sized businesses looking to offload security, e-mail continuity and archiving services. The Express Advantage product line -- which is meant to offload some of the more data-intensive processes an IT department has t...

Skype Plants Its Flag in Mobile Turf

Skype released a beta version of its mobile Voice over Internet Protocol application that can be downloaded to a variety of phones. The application, which the company says is still unstable, will allow people to set up group chats, see when contacts are online, make SkypeIn and SkypeOut calls and ta...

Rough Going on the Way to a $100 Laptop

The former president of the One Laptop Per Child project stepped down from his position earlier this week as the non-profit continues restructuring and faces competition from the private sector. Walter Bender directed the MIT Media Lab for six years before joining Nicholas Negroponte's OLPC project ...

No Going Home Yet for PS3 Fans

Sony Computer Entertainment pushed back its open beta test for the launch of Playstation's Home, a 3-D virtual world, from the summer to the fall, marking the second time the company has delayed the launch of the product. Unlike traditional games, Home is a sandbox world designed to allow players th...

Six Apart Gives Facebook Bloggers Blastability

A new software application allows users to publish information from their Facebook social networking account directly to their personal blogs. Six Apart, steward of the TypePad blog publishing system, released Blog It, a software application that enables users to cross-post information on Facebook t...

Microsoft Taps AI to Outsmart Traffic

Microsoft on Thursday unveiled a predictive traffic system that combines historical traffic data with real-time updates from GPS-enabled devices in order to build real-time maps for drivers. The services, which runs on the Live platform, grew out of research by Eric Horvitz, who has been working on ...

Flickr Adds Video Snippets

Yahoo rolled out a limited video-sharing service for its online photo-sharing service, Flickr, which will allow its members to upload short videos and integrate them with photo sets and slide shows. The new service isn't a competitor to the likes of YouTube or other video sites that specialize in th...

HP Joins the Crowd at the Low End

HP has jumped into the "mini-computer" market with an education-focused computer that costs less than $500. The HP 2133 Mini-Note PC is part of a growing segment of the computing market that focuses on laptops that come with basic functionalities -- Web surfing, e-mail, instant messaging plus video ...

Sun Takes a Shine to Ubuntu for Servers

Sun Microsystems, one of the largest server makers, announced that it would increase the number of products certified for use with Ubuntu Linux, one of the fastest growing open source operating systems. The upcoming expansion -- which is expected to be detailed in the coming days -- is the latest de...

GPS Device Spots Traffic Trouble by Talking to Its Friends

A newly launched global position system service allows its users to access real-time traffic data -- generated by the customers -- in cities around the country. The GPS service, run by Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Dash Navigation, helps drivers find directions; however, the Internet-based service constan...

Microsoft Grudgingly Opens Contacts API

Microsoft has opened up its Contacts application programming interface for the Windows Live platform, which will allow third-party developers to build applications that transfer and share contact information across various social networks. The move -- part of a larger strategy to adopt an open API s...

Ubuntu’s Hardy Heron Receives Its Beta Wings

The Ubuntu developer community moved its long-awaited upgrade, Hardy Heron, into beta release on Friday. Ubuntu is a Linux-based operating system designed for general consumers. The development of the OS, first released in 2004, has been sponsored by Isle of Man-based Canonical and the company's own...

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SourceForge’s Larry Augustin: A Better Way to Build Web Apps

Larry Augustin strives for collaboration. Augustin and James Vera launched VA Research in 1993 with the hope of providing a Linux-based operating system for personal computers. After the company bought out its biggest rival -- Linux Hardware Solutions -- the company changed its name to VA Linux Syst...

Net Effect on Journalism: More Outlets, Fewer Insights

Traditional advertising business models may not sustain the news business as companies -- and independent bloggers -- seek out niche markets, found a study conducted by the Project for Excellence in Journalism. The State of the News Media study focused on seven areas: restructuring content, emerging...

Live From SXSW: More Zuckerberg, Less Lacy

After a tumultuous weekend filled with mobile social network culture clashing with panel discussions and keynotes, the discourse at the South by Southwest Interactive Conference and Festival returned to civility as attendees' attention returned to the variety of platforms available for content creat...

Live From SXSW: Pop Culture and Social Media Collide

The South by Southwest Interactive Conference and Festival kicked off last weekend as roughly 9,000 Web designers, Web developers, academics, bloggers and social media participants gathered for the five-day event. The 15-year-old conference features scores of panelists throughout the day, the Screen...

Live From SXSW: Zuckerberg Keynote Crumbles Into Chaos

Mark Zuckerberg, 23-year-old Facebook founder, and technology journalist Sarah Lacy squared off with angry attendees who were upset with the direction -- and style -- of the much publicized keynote conversation. Back-channel conversations driven by the mobile messaging application Twitter -- which a...

Computer Graphics Get a Feel for Real

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University unveiled a new haptic technology that will enable people to manipulate three-dimensional objects on their computer while experiencing real touch sensations. The technology, which is currently best suited for gaming and virtual world training simulations, was...

Microsoft Loosens Fist With New, Open IE8

Last December, Microsoft's Windows Internet Explorer group announced that Internet Explorer 8, the next iteration of its Web browser, would be standards compliant, interoperable and backward compatible when it's released in the second half of 2008. The group announced that IE8 has rendered correctly...

Volunteer Computing and the Search for Big Answers

The Space Sciences Laboratory at the University of California at Berkeley is nestled into the Berkeley Hills just off the fire trail where runners from around the area come to take on the brutal 3.5-mile climb. The lab, though, doesn't feel like it's part of Berkeley. It's located a few miles from t...

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