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Google Adapts Google Health for the Visually Impaired

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Google's Health portal, which symbolizes cloud computing for consumers, is augmented to allow visually impaired users to access the site via screen readers and self-voicing browsers. Google Health competes with Microsoft's HealthVault as the search engines continue to slug it out for more users...

What If the Feds Bailed Out the Busted Dot-coms?

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If the feds took the bailout approach to failing dot-coms in 2001, what would the world look like now?

Microsoft's Ballmer Defends Windows Vista, Slaps Google

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On the last day of the 2008 Gartner expo, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer defends the software giant's Windows Vista operating system and claims that the adoption rate is better than when Windows XP first rolled out. Ballmer also tells the audience that Google Apps do not offer the same type of...

HP Takes Its Mobile Data Center Out for a Spin

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Hewlett-Packard is the latest vendor to offer a mobile data center for those enterprises looking to add to their IT infrastructure, increase their compute power for Web 2.0 applications or high-performance computing or create a remote disaster recovery site. The HP POD or Performance Optimized...

Google Android + Facebook Could Be the Reese's of Smart Phones

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Google's Android mobile and wireless software is creating quite a stir, spurring Motorola to hire an application development expert who can work on a special gadget. That gadget is an Android-based smart phone optimized for social networks such as Facebook or MySpace. The move comes as social...

Google Versus Microsoft: The Fight for the Future of Cloud Computing

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While Google and Microsoft have each developed very different business models and attitudes toward consumers and the enterprise, both companies are preparing to clash when it comes to how the world's cloud computing infrastructure develops in the next 10 years. While Google and Microsoft might...

Brightcove 3 SAAS Video Platform Wins Endorsement from Sun Microsystems

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Brightcove launches Brightcove 3, the latest iteration of its SAAS video platform for media outlets and other businesses. The software includes customization tools and adjustable bit rate tuning to help customers tailor their video needs to their brands and sites. Brightcove 3 comes after Google...

Amazon and Cloud Computing

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Analysis: Amazon, as an online retailer, may seem like an unlikely company to get into cloud computing, a sector that's attracting the likes of IBM, Oracle, Google and others. However, Amazon saw a way of taking an internal technology and making it available to everyone. This is a look at Amazon's...

Cisco CEO John Chambers Sees Company Growing Its Presence in Cloud Computing

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At Gartner's Symposium conference, Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers sees the networking giant delving deeper into cloud computing and helping to create the network infrastructure that will allow different types of clouds to work together and integrate. In his remarks, Chambers said cloud computing...

Why Google's Search Dominance Won't Wane

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Google's search engine dominance is rarely in question, but folks such as Wikipedia and Wikia co-founder Jimmy Wales hope to change that, using open source search engines powered by people instead of mathematical algorithms. Experts consider the future of search, wondering if anything can wrest...

Google's 20 Percent Time Projects Pay Dividends for the Rest of Us

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eWEEK offers a visual peek at Google's famous 20 percent time projects. These include Gmail, Google News, Google Talk, Orkut, Google Sky, Google Moderator, Google RechargeIT and Google Grants. What is your favorite of the bunch?

The Risks In Wildcard Certificates

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They may not be real-world problems, but wildcard certificates have some definite theoretical problems. But they can be so much cheaper that users will buy them anyway.

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