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CNNMoney: Google plans biggest hiring year in company historyupdated: Tue Jan 25 2011 17:18:00

Google is about to go on a hiring binge.

CNNMoney: Microsoft fights decade-long stock funkupdated: Mon Nov 22 2010 07:57:00

When Microsoft executives envision the company's future, they see record-setting sales and profits from exciting new products. But when Wall Street gazes into Microsoft's future, many potential investors seem to see only a blue screen of death.

Fake earthquake disaster drill tests Facebook, Twitterupdated: Fri Sep 24 2010 17:43:00

If your Facebook page or Twitter feed lights up with news of a tsunami off the California coast, don't get too worried.

CNNMoney: Google's profit rises but falls short of estimatesupdated: Thu Jul 15 2010 17:42:00

Google's second quarter didn't do much to help get the company's stock out of its current rut.

Microsoft launches Office 2010updated: Thu May 13 2010 11:47:00

CNN's Richard Quest speaks with the president of Microsoft International about its newest product, Office 2010.

Can Microsoft beat Google in the battle to rule cloud computing?updated: Thu May 13 2010 11:47:00

Microsoft made a major leap skywards this week with the release of a cloud-based version of its Office software to businesses called Office Web Apps.

Is Google Wave getting Buzzed?updated: Tue Mar 16 2010 13:15:00

If Google Wave eventually fails to live up to the promise and hype that accompanied its launch at Google I/O in May 2009, consider its demise an inside job.

Google tries out offline Gmail featureupdated: Wed Jan 28 2009 11:09:00

Significantly increasing the utility and competitiveness of its Web-based e-mail service, Google is enabling an experimental ability to read, write, and search Gmail messages even while not connected to the network.

CNNMoney: The hidden cost of Google Appsupdated: Wed Nov 19 2008 10:53:00

What happens when a business throws out its scheduling and collaboration tools and replaces them with Google's low-cost, online business software? To find out, we at Blumsday migrated our entire shop of roughly a dozen employees and contractors to test out Google Apps.

Fortune: Google's tough sell to Corporate Americaupdated: Wed Aug 27 2008 14:43:00

Steve Skinner, the head of information technology for a big Bay Area real estate agency, recently got his umpteenth call from Google. Would Skinner be interested in buying a package of e-mail, word processing and other software known as Google Apps for his company's 1,300 employees?

Fortune: Google's biggest threat? Itselfupdated: Wed May 21 2008 12:25:00

As Google's CEO, one of Eric Schmidt's duties is to represent the company in public. Co-presidents and co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin limit their appearances, presumably because they value their privacy, but also because they seem to prefer it that way. Less time glad-handing means more time thinking big thoughts, working with their fellow Google engineers and, frankly, kitesurfing and other recreational activities.

Ditch your PC and live the shared lifeupdated: Fri Apr 04 2008 05:39:00

Do you think you will be using a personal computer for the rest of your life?

FSB: Macworld preview: New tools for small bizupdated: Mon Jan 14 2008 12:47:00

Are Macs finally small-business ready?

CNNMoney: Is Google's free ride as fast as Vista?updated: Thu Jan 03 2008 18:42:00

How's this for irony? Choosing the software that's supposed to make our work lives easier is becoming horribly complex. Market hegemon Microsoft recently unleashed its most impressive riffs yet on Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and the rest, packaged as Office 2007 and built for the new Vista operating system. Meanwhile, Internet search-giant Google has come to market with a reliable and low-cost suite of web-based tools: word processing, spreadsheets, calendar, e-mail, and more, all packaged as Google Apps.

Fortune: Office wars: Google vs. Microsoftupdated: Fri Oct 05 2007 06:00:00

Competition in the online office software market is heating up as Google and Microsoft go head to head and a host of startups seek space on the virtual desktop.

FSB: Google Apps vs. Microsoft Office 2007updated: Wed Aug 08 2007 00:56:00

Here is a quick look at the how Google Apps and Microsoft's Office 2007stack up against each other.

CNNMoney: Google buying Web security firmupdated: Mon Jul 09 2007 08:32:00

Internet bellwether Google agreed to purchase Postini, a privately held provider of Web communications security, for $625 million in cash, the company announced Monday.

FSB: Technology resourcesupdated: Mon Mar 26 2007 14:00:00

Check out these key sites to get up to speed.

FSB: The latest tech toolsupdated: Mon Mar 26 2007 13:59:00

Let us quickly review the technology set-up for the average small business: Make a quick trip to Staples, get a PC and call over to the phone company. But not so fast. These days, choice rules. New Web-based office and telephony tools and wireless data services are rocking the once-simple tech universe of the small business.

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