Now that Google Drive is finally a reality, how does it stack up against the cloud competition?
Google expanded the digital world of cloud computing on Tuesday, announcing the rollout of "Google Drive."
Reading news articles just became "gamified." With new features on Google News, reading news articles has turned into a game where readers are rewarded with news badges based on their reading habits.
Could you do your job if the only thing installed on your PC was a Web browser?
A record number of people may have watched live video of the royal wedding online.
Prince William gives his new bride, Catherine, a kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.
Google this week unveiled its Chrome Web Store, which aims to do for the Web what Apple's App Store did for mobile devices: It provides a place to explore and "install" Web-based applications.
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.
Google has invested billions of dollars building dozens of different products across a wide swath of the technology industry, from productivity tools to mobile phones to e-commerce.
Google has given Google News a serious makeover, adding more personalization options and organizing everything in a single row of topic headlines.
For several years, Denise Carlevato has studied millions of mouse clicks and keystrokes made by anonymous computer users from all over the world. Her objective: to make Microsoft Office better fit the way millions of people work.
In a recent survey of around 900 Internet and tech experts and social analysts, Elon University researchers found that most of their respondents said Internet users will "live mostly in the cloud" by 2020.
HP has announced a major new initiative and a slew of new devices that enable users to print from any device to a web-enabled printer by simply using e-mail.
Ever think that Google's homepage was just a little too sparse? If all of that white space bothers you, your prayers have been answered: Now you can customize your background on Google.com.
Google kicked off its annual developers' conference on Wednesday by introducing tools to help people build web-based applications, while making a strong push for HTML5, the next generation of the code on which the web is built.
How much bigger can Google's world get?
CNN's Richard Quest speaks with the president of Microsoft International about its newest product, Office 2010.
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.
Microsoft unveiled its newest version of Office Wednesday, at a time when one of its biggest revenue drivers is feeling the heat from rivals.
Businesses and universities could be substantially affected by the departure of Google from China.
Google News has stopped hosting new articles from the Associated Press the search giant confirmed Monday, in a sign that contract negotiations between the two companies may have broken down.
With gas prices inching their way back up and traffic in most metropolitan areas bottlenecking along any rush-hour route, it's a wonder that the majority of the modern office workforce doesn't telecommute.
Microsoft's top search technology executive on Wednesday all but dismissed the likelihood that the company would pay newspaper owners and other publishers for removing their content from Google.
Google announced a new policy Wednesday that allows news publishers to limit the amount of subscription content that Internet users can access for free from Google News.
In a nod to the growing debate on free access to news stories on the Web, Google has updated options to help news organizations limit access.
If you rely on a compelling service that happens to be free, what level of customer support are you entitled to receive?
Social networking Web site Twitter was unavailable for roughly two hours Thursday morning after being hit by a denial of service attack.
The recent hacking of a Twitter employee's personal e-mail account is raising questions about the security of storing personal information and business data on the Internet.
For years, Microsoft has been trying to devise a "Google killer" (Can you say Live? Bing?). On Wednesday, the search engine giant lashed back with its own Chrome operating system. Could it be a "Microsoft killer?"
General Electric is marshalling its considerable resources as it tries to win lucrative contracts to digitize medical records.
Many people found Google's search site was extremely slow or inaccessible Thursday, and other reports pointed to troubles with other properties including YouTube, Gmail, Google Analytics, Google Maps, Google Docs, AdSense, and Blogger.
After six months in development, Zillow's new iPhone application - a data-intensive program that marries the gadget's GPS functionality with the real estate site's property-value estimates, or Zestimates - was finally ready for the light of day.
Is the world finally ready for the mobile minitablet? It's become quite clear over the last several months that Apple is ready to bridge the mobile computing gap, with plans to develop a device that fits somewhere in between the iPhone and the MacBook.
Apple issued a statement Thursday apologizing for allowing the Baby Shaker application onto the App Store.
First there were the would-be iPhone clones. Now come the putative App Store copycats.
Showing that its Web application priorities extend to the mobile world, Google on Wednesday demonstrated a version of Gmail for the iPhone that could be used even when the phone had no network connection.
My daughter is starting college, and I was wondering if we should spend money upgrading to the latest version of Microsoft Office for her notebook computer?
Microsoft is gearing up to take on rival Apple in the smartphone market.
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.
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.
With its glassy touch screen, powerful graphics, crisp sound and tilt feature, the iPhone is more than a smart phone for some users -- it's a portable entertainment system.
The iPhone application store has opened up a lucrative new world to do-it-yourself game makers. Steve Demeter shows us how he did it.
Microsoft has announced it will offer an online version of the Office suite, but you won't see it until 2010. In the meantime, try Zoho or Google Docs.
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?
Hundreds of new games and utilities will soon be available for Apple's iPhone. But many of them will cost you. Why?
Sean Knapp had it made. As a young computer scientist, he couldn't have had a better gig: working at Google, the engineer's paradise. He had all the usual perks - a massage every other week, onsite laundry, free all-you-can-eat haute cuisine. Even better, he got to work on some of Google's highest-profile products, including the search technology that is the heart and soul of the company. And he made full use of his "20% time," that famous one day a week that Google gives its engineers to work on whatever project they want. A little over a year ago he and a couple of colleagues, brothers Bismarck and Belsasar Lepe, ages 28 and 21, respectively, did what many of the young geniuses do at Google: They came up with a cool idea, in this case a new way to handle Web video.
The search giant wants users to get in touch with their inner artiste. It also wants a piece of the social networking pie. Josh Quittner explains the connection between the two
Do you think you will be using a personal computer for the rest of your life?
The digital imaging software king rolls out Photoshop Express, its first free entry into the Web-based photo-management-and-editing market
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.
Here is a quick look at the how Google Apps and Microsoft's Office 2007stack up against each other.
Since Google made its maps available for customization last year, savvy programmers have created thriving businesses by adding layers of information.
Internet bellwether Google agreed to purchase Postini, a privately held provider of Web communications security, for $625 million in cash, the company announced Monday.
It's not every day that an African head of state delivers a corporate endorsement at an annual shareholder meeting. But Paul Kagame, the president of Rwanda, did just that last week at Starbucks' meeting in Seattle.
The browser is the new OS. Yes, we've heard this before, and if you're quietly groaning right about now, I can understand why.
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It hasn't been a good month for Microsoft's Google-fighters. So bad that one left abruptly last week, and another decided this week to switch teams.
The city of Cardiff may seem like an unlikely place for a technological revolution, but in a few months the capital of Wales will be home to a new kind of telecommunications network that could drastically change the way phone calls, Web pages, e-mail and other data are shipped to and fro.
SAN FRANCISCO (Business 2.0 Magazine) - As a software industry analyst, Stephen O'Grady has attended nearly 200 technology conferences. But that doesn't mean he's enjoyed them.
As a software industry analyst, Stephen O'Grady has attended nearly 200 technology conferences. But that doesn't mean he's enjoyed them. His biggest complaint: The topics tend to be chosen by the s...
Microsoft used to cast such a pall over startups that venture capitalists would ask them the "M question" -- how does the company plan to coexist with Microsoft? And if the answer was that the startup planned to compete with the software giant, then VCs wouldn't invest.
Google's acquisition of Upstartle, the Silicon Valley-based provider of Writely, a Web-based word processor, is the surest sign yet that the company plans to take on Microsoft in the market for office-productivity software.
As we move toward the Next Net, some of the most useful sites will be those that either help mash up -- meaning mix and match -- content from other parts of the Web or act as a filter for the overwhelming mountains of information now at people's fingertips.
As we move toward the Next Net, some of the most useful sites will be those that either help "mash up"--meaning mix and match--content from other parts of the Web or act as a filter for the overwhe...
SAN FRANCISCO (Business 2.0) - In Silicon Valley, the "build it and they will come" fantasy is alive and well.
Google may not be the giant-killer it seemed before Tuesday. But the reaction to its earnings miss just makes it all the more critical that the company find new engines of growth far afield from its core business of search advertising.
Cvent.com When your company's gatherings have moved beyond the monthly potluck dinner to something more complex, you might want a solution besides bulk e-mail to handle the planning. Cvent.com offe...
Want to know why I'm skeptical? Look no further than the letters about last issue's incubator story (page 14). "Those incubators you wrote about sound horrible. We do the exact same thing, but we'r...
Just when the ongoing feud between Microsoft and Sun Microsystems seemed to have died down, Sun CEO Scott McNealy decided to lob a grenade: He announced that Sun will produce a free, Web-based suit...
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