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  • Opinion: FAQ: When Can You Capture Cops on Camera?

    Bay Area Rapid Transit's August shutdown of wireless service to squelch a demonstration in San Francisco raised anew questions about the use of tech in the face of authority. In this first installment in a series of FAQs, we discuss your rights when photographing police.

  • Opinion: Netflix Qwikster Change May Be What You Wanted

    With more money and focus going into Netflix as a streaming media entity--totally detached from DVDs by mail--the move, while upsetting, may be exactly what you want.

  • Opinion: How Cloud Computing Is Changing Data Center Design, Cost

    If you've read this blog for a while, it's no secret that I believe that one aspect of cloud computing is a dramatic drop in the cost of computing. While many discuss cloud computing's cost advantage in terms of better utilization via resource pooling and rapid elasticity, we believe that there is a more fundamental shift going on as data centers are redesigned to focus on scale, efficiency, and a shift to commodity components.

  • Opinion: TechCrunch Disrupt Startups Show Small Business Tools

    At TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco this week, start-ups presented a slew of new cloud-based services built to help small businesses. These include business management, analytics, and conferencing tools. The freemium payment model, whereby a free service has premium features available for a price, is the model of choice. Here are some highlights from the start-ups with tools and services for small businesses.

  • Opinion: New 'Freemium' Cloud Music Service Works on All Devices

    A new music service that allows members to store their music in the cloud and play it anywhere on any device was launched today by a company called TriPlay.

  • Opinion: Quickly Strip Double-Spaces from Word Documents

    If you're over the age of 40, you probably took a typing class in school--and learned that it's proper to leave two spaces after a period.

  • Opinion: Windows 8 App Store: What We Know So Far

    Wondering what buying apps in Windows 8 will be like using Microsoft's new app store, dubbed the Windows Store? Microsoft shared some details Tuesday about its plans during the company's keynote at the BUILD developer conference.

  • Opinion: How Twitter Web Analytics Will Help Your Business

    Twitter announced its new Web Analytics service at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference on Tuesday. The product is poised to roll out to a wider audience over the next few weeks. Here's a look at what analytics for Twitter are supposed to do, and how they can benefit your company.

  • Opinion: Social Bookmarking Rises Again With Delicious Remake

    Back in April, YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen swooped in and saved social bookmarking service Delicious from being shuttered by Yahoo, purchasing it for an undisclosed sum. Was it worth saving, and is there room in today's social media landscape for a concept that seems historical rather than futuristic?

  • Opinion: Why Be a Pirate? Use Open Source Software Instead

    Close to half of all computer users around the world tend to get their software illegally, and business decision-makers are no exception.

  • Opinion: Five Cool Services Unveiled at TechCrunch Disrupt 2011

    The TechCrunch Disrupt 2011 conference, held this week in San Francisco, is known as a gathering where high-tech start-ups can strut their stuff.

  • Opinion: Get 200Gb of Cloud Storage Free, With a Catch

    You can find gigabytes upon gigabytes of free online storage from a variety of sites and services. Only one, though, is offering a massive 200GB of cloud storage completely free.

  • Opinion: Saver for iPhone

    Saver: Control Your Expenses is beautiful to look at and easy to use, but the limitations of Alex Solonsky’s $3 iPhone budgeting app keep it from being a must-have.

  • Opinion: How a Google Drive Revival Would Help Your Work

    Long ago Google internally tested a file storage service code-named Platypus, but the world referred to it as Google Drive or Gdrive. In 2008 they killed off the project, instead allowing users to upload files to Google Docs in the familiar interface we use today.

  • Opinion: HP Rolls Out Printers, 3D Scanning, Better Cloud Printing

    On Thursday, HP announced 13 new printers and scanners, many of which target the small and midsize business market. This new range of printers and scanners emphasizes Web-connected printing and advanced scanning.

  • Opinion: Why GlobalSign Was Right to Suspend New Certificates

    When you work in computer security, reputation is everything. Certificate authentication authority (CA) GlobalSign on Monday suspended issuance of any new certificates pending the result of an investigation into a claim by a hacker that its security had been compromised. Their swift response maintains their reputation as a leading CA and positions them as an optimal choice for anyone looking for a CA for their business.

  • Opinion: New Point-of-Sale Strategy Boosts Service and Security

    The tools used to ring up sales have come a long way since the cash register. The first point-of-sale (POS) software for Microsoft Windows emerged in the early 1990s. POS systems have since evolved from souped-up cash registers that did nothing more than record sales into hubs for business management, operations, and analysis. The past decade has seen the rise of touchscreen interfaces, customer self-checkout stations, and payment kiosks.

  • Opinion: XXX Domain Registration Begins: Should You Buy One?

    ICANN has begun accepting registrations on a limited basis for XXX domains. If you are in the adult entertainment business, or your site is related to adult endeavors, then buying a XXX domain is a no-brainer, but even businesses that offer more "traditional" goods and services may want to consider getting in line for a XXX domain.

  • Opinion: Cars Running on Ammonia? It's More Likely Than you Think

    Okay, okay, sensationalist tech memes aside, let's talk about clean fuel. Hydrogen is cool and all, but I think I'm nervous about the prospect of driving around with liquid hydrogen in a pressurized tank underneath me. The cost is also prohibitive, and the weight of storage of liquid hydrogen makes it unwieldy in passenger class vehicles. Wouldn't it be cool if someone developed a cheaper, lighter alternative?

  • Opinion: Angies List: Is the Service Site Worth Its Fee?

    By now you’ve probably encountered an ad for Angie’s List, the website that lets consumers view ratings and reviews of businesses and service professionals in their area.



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