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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.

10 Steps Techies Should Take to Keep Their Jobs in a Financial Meltdown

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As the economy gets shakier each day, workers everywhere are concerned about losing their jobs. Here are 10 steps the corporate techie toiling away in the server room or the help desk can take to help keep his or her job.

Microsoft Moves a Step Closer to Oslo

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Microsoft shares more detail about its "Oslo" modeling platform, naming the components and its delivery vehicle. The company will deliver Community Technology Previews (CTPs) of the Oslo technology at the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference.

Zoho Takes Zoho Mail Offline with Google Gears

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Zoho Mail now works offline courtesy of Google Gears, the latest application development for Zoho's messaging and collaboration software suite. Zoho Writer beat Google Docs to offline access last year, proving that the smaller Zoho is more nimble than the Google Apps empire. Offline access...

Technology in 2009

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A look at the big news from recent industry shows, like DEMOfall and TechCrunch 5.0, reveals emerging trends that will drive technology innovation next year. Those trends include cloud computing, open mobile platforms and semantic search.

Smart Phones and Mobile Devices in the Office: Who's Using, Who's Paying?

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The work force is fast becoming a mobile one, accessing data, applications, e-mail and schedules officially and unofficially for work and personal uses. Here's a look at the numbers behind the trend as users add mobile devices and applications to their tool belt.

Symantec, Google Spotlight SAAS Security

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Symantec and Google didn't get Oracle CEO Larry Ellison's memo that SAAS and cloud computing are overhyped. Symantec bought security SAAS provider MessageLabs for a bundle while Google simplified pricing for its security SAAS. Web services security for enterprise applications and messaging...

IT Security's 2008 Acquisition Spree

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Security vendors Symantec, McAfee, Trend Micro, Secure Computing and Sophos have acquired many companies in 2008, consolidating the security market amid an economic downturn. Symantec acquired MessageLabs, SwapDrive, AppStream and Vontu; McAfee acquired Reconnex and Secure Computing; Secure...

New Class of Mobile Workers Emerging

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Meet the mobile wannabes. They will not be road warriors but will insist on mobile support from employers. Already, nearly a third of smart phone users expense all or some of their monthly bills for wireless voice services to their employers, while 40 percent expense the cost of their wireless...

Symantec Purchases Security Vendor MessageLabs to Build Out SAAS Business

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Symantec has agreed to buy MessageLabs for roughly $695 million. The purchase is aimed at expanding Symantec's software-as-a-service business. Founded in 1999, MessageLabs specializes in Web and messaging security.

YouTube Unveils E-Commerce Platform with Amazon.com, Apple's iTunes

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Google's YouTube video-sharing site, one of the most popular Web services on the Internet, is rolling out an e-commerce platform. The idea is to enable YouTube and its content partners to make money beyond what the parties make from serving ads on videos airing on YouTube. Apple's iTunes and...

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