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  • Opinion: Google May Tweak Search Rankings With +1 Data

    Google's +1 button is becoming more useful thanks to its ties to Google+, and now the company is considering whether +1 data should affect page rankings in Google searches.

  • Opinion: Microsoft Windows 8: Here's What We Know So Far

    Details about Windows 8, Microsoft's newest operating system expected in 2012, have been leaking out thanks largely to Microsoft previews and a stream of blog posts on the company's Building Windows 8 blog.

  • Opinion: Notice a Faster Web? Thank the Global Internet Speedup

    If you notice faster delivery of Web content today, consider yourself more than just lucky. In fact, you may well be a beneficiary of the Global Internet Speedup, a new, Google-backed effort to speed up the Web around the world.

  • Opinion: Google+, Day 24: A More Engaging Social Network?

    30 Days With Google+: Day 24

  • Opinion: View Gmail in Preview Pane Mode

    If you're an Outlook veteran recently exiled to Gmail, the service has recently added a feature that should warm your little heart. It's called Preview Pane, and it gives Gmail a three-column view complete with instant previews of your mail messages, just like Outlook does.

  • Opinion: App Creates Mobile Cloud for Android, Windows

    Wyse is introducing the concept of a personal cloud--a seamless connection between your mobile device and your PC--with the launch of the latest version of Wyse PocketCloud Pro for Android. The new PocketCloud Pro challenges file syncing and transfer services by providing drag and drop file sharing between Android mobile devices and Windows PCs.

  • Opinion: Chat-bots Square Off in a Battle of Non-Sequiturs

    Have you ever wondered if the Internet would spontaneously implode if two chat-bots found themselves forced into an IM conversation? Surely an endless loop of nonsensical banter would send the packets spiraling until the tubes filled up and the servers started to fail. As it turns out, there's an actual competition to do just that, and from what we can tell, the Internet is still ticking.

  • Opinion: Why Google+ Really Wants You to Use Your Real Name

    A lot has been made of Google's so-called "real-name" policy when it comes to Google+, and recent comments from Google Chair Eric Schmidt seem to indicate the search giant has no intentions on softening its stance.

  • Opinion: Why Employees Should Surf the Web at Work

    A small business owner might frown on the idea that employees are surfing the Web on work time to read about the state of the NBA lockout. But, when done in moderation, giving employees the freedom to roam the Internet can actually help them work better.

  • Opinion: Caution: Should You Share Your Location on Facebook?

    Facebook recently rolled out a number of changes to the social networking site. One of the changes eliminates the concept of Facebook Places, but instead incorporates location-aware updates at virtually every level of Facebook. You might want to think twice, though, before broadcasting your location to the anonymous masses online.

  • Opinion: Facebook Kills Test of Its Deals Groupon-Clone

    After a mere four months of testing, Facebook confirms that in the coming weeks, it will end Deals on Facebook, the social network's Groupon clone. This is not to be confused with location-sharing feature Places, which Facebook just revamped, or Facebook's mobile check-in deals, which will stick around for the time being.

  • Opinion: Google+, Day 23: Tying Google+ In With Google

    While other social networks sprang up from nothing and exist purely as social networks, Google has been around for a while. Google is jumping into the social network game with an entire online ecosystem of services available, and weaving the Google+ social network into those other entities presents some unique opportunities for Google+.

  • Opinion: Google+, Day 22: Taming the Google+ Stream

    As the number of people I am following on Google+ grows, following the flow of posts in the main Stream can get overwhelming. Today's 30 Days With Google+ post takes a look at some tips for filtering the posts and keeping things under control on Google+.

  • Opinion: Apple Again Rumored to Be Preparing TV Release

    Apple is again rumored to be preparing to release a television set.

  • Opinion: GameStop Tries to Win Back Customers' Trust

    GameStop wants a do-over after angering customers by removing coupons for a competitor that were in boxes for a popular video game.

  • Opinion: Google TV to Launch in Europe

    Google TV isn't ready to throw in the towel just yet. It will launch in Europe early next year despite a shaky start in the United States.

  • Opinion: Google+, Day 21: The New and Improved +1 Button

    30 Days With Google+: Day 21

  • Opinion: Google+, Day 20: Google+ Makes 'Unfriending' More Polite

    30 Days With Google+: Day 20

  • Opinion: Go Ahead, Tweet About Your Bromance, says Merriam-Webster

    The English language is forever changing, and it's a challenge to keep up with the latest buzzwords and slang. The task is even more daunting for the gatekeepers of English, such as the harried folks who create dictionaries. Which popular expressions -- including the never-ending parade of new tech terms -- should be allowed in the hallowed Book of Words?

  • Opinion: Irene Wreaks Havoc on East Coast Communications

    As Hurricane Irene starts to move north along the East Coast of the United States, the first reports of its affects on communications systems are coming in.



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