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  • News: Google to use celebrity endorsements in paid-for search results

    Google is planning on displaying celebrity endorsements under its paid-for search results.

  • News: Google Wallet goes live

    At long last, Google has launched its Google Wallet mobile payment application on Sprint Nexus S 4G smartphones.

  • News: Google Wallet gets official launch

    Google officially launched its Google Wallet application late Monday for NFC-ready Sprint Nexus S 4G phone users.

  • News: Google preps developers for one-size-fits-all Android update

    Google is preparing Android developers for the latest edition of its Android mobile operating platform that will work the same on both tablets and smartphones.

  • News: Broadband puts NZ ahead of Australia in ICT competitiveness

    The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has ranked Australia 14th - two spots behind neighbouring New Zealand - in a recent study of ICT competitiveness with a strong focus on broadband.

  • News: IT departments need to lead Cloud projects: Deloitte

    Organisations that ignore the IT department when approving Cloud projects will face more than just security challenges, according to a legal expert.

  • News: Google Wallet: A Hands-On in the Real World

    The much-anticipated Google Wallet app debuts today--for now, available only on the Sprint Nexus S 4G phone. The app is the latest to use Near Field Communications (NFC) technology to facilitate payments--customers pay for items in brick-and-mortar shops by tapping their phone to a vendor's PayPass reader, a small box for transmitting data that can be found in major retailers like Macy's, Whole Foods, and McDonald's. To get its app off the ground, Google partnered with MasterCard, which has been using NFC chips on some of its credit cards since 2003, and originally developed the PayPass reader.

  • News: HK Police: 14 people stole PPS log-in details via P2P

    The Hong Kong Police arrested 14 people suspected of stealing a total of HK$ 255,000 by digging up five victims' PPS online and phone payment system account log-in details via P2P tools.

  • News: N.Y. copycats ordered to hand over fake products to Apple

    Two stores in Queens, N.Y. have agreed to hand over all counterfeit products to Apple that bear the California company's name or logo, according to court documents.

  • News: 15 essential open source tools for Windows admins

    You might imagine that the best place to go for improving your Microsoft server-side experience is to the mothership itself. In many cases, you would be right. But the truth is there are a meaningful number of open source tools that go above and beyond what Microsoft has to offer in support of Windows Server, Exchange, SQL, and SharePoint. Many of these alternatives provide -- for free -- more powerful capabilities than what you'd get with third-party retail products.

  • News: U.S. government creates 'tech fellows' program

    The U.S. government can't offer stock options, laundry service and catered lunches to prospective job candidates, but it can offer the satisfaction of public service, and now, a fancy title.

  • News: Weekly Wrap: Firmware updates, Thunderbolt gadgets, more

    It's been another busy week here at Macworld, and not just because of a steadily escalating prank war between editors Philip Michaels and Dan Miller. We've covered interesting iOS and Mac apps; Lion tricks and issues; accessories; Windows 8; and plenty more. In case you missed any of the good stuff this past week, here's a roundup of our biggest and best stories (in easily-digestible list format!) to bring you up to Thunderbolt speed.

  • News: 5 secrets to building a great security team

    For a security industry leader, Tim Williams is a pretty modest guy. As the former head of ASIS International and now as global security director for the $42.5 billion construction equipment manufacturer Caterpillar, Williams has won his share of recognition, which he doesn't take lightly.

  • News: Microsoft fixes SSL 'kill switch' blooper

    Microsoft re-released an update today for Windows XP to correct a snafu that left users vulnerable to potential "man-in-the-middle" attacks for most of last week.

  • News: Online gamers solve AIDS retroviral puzzle for scientists

    After failing to figure out the crystal structure of an AIDS retrovirus enzyme responsible for how HIV multiplies, scientists crowd-sourced the effort to the gaming community, which was able to decipher the structure in a matter of days.

  • News: Google Flight Search: Not Quite Ready for Prime Time

    I'm not cheap, exactly, but I do love to find a bargain. So when I'm thinking about a vacation or a business trip, I search the Web for the best airfare. Since I'm going to Chicago next month, I thought I'd try out Google's new Flight Search feature and see how it stacks up against Kayak, which is generally considered one of the best air fare finders on the Web.

  • News: Google Wallet Mobile Payments Coming: What It Means for You

    In late May, Google, MasterCard, Citi and a handful of U.S. retailers announced the upcoming "Google Wallet" mobile payments service, which will allow consumer to use select Near Field Communications (NFC) enabled, Android smartphones to pay for goods and services. And it looks like Google Wallet may officially launch today--though only one smartphone, the Google Nexus S, will reportedly support the service at first.

  • News: 3 Critical Elements of an Executive Job Search

    More than a few worker bees figure top executives simply sail from one six-figure job to the next, whisked along by suave executive recruiters who coach them on secret job interview tricks and help them negotiate lush compensation packages. Right.

  • News: Gmail threatens Microsoft in enterprises, says Gartner

    Google's share of the enterprise email market currently "hovers" at around 1%, but it will reach 10% within a few years, research firm Gartner predicts.

  • News: A tale of two U.S. government data center projects

    This is a story of two federal government data center projects: One, undertaken by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), met its schedule and budget. The other, a U.S. Air Force initiative, went over budget and was late.



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