Google demos editing of Google Docs in Microsoft Office

Google is developing a way for Microsoft Office users to edit documents collaboratively without using Microsoft's Sharepoint collaboration server. It also has plans to extend the ability to edit Google Docs documents to mobile phones and iPads too.

By Peter Sayer | 20 September, 2010 22:36

Tags: Apple, Internet-based applications and services, Google, applications, iPad DocVerse, Microsoft, software, internet, Office suites

Pirate Party flops in Swedish Parliament elections

The Swedish Pirate Party failed to repeat the success of last year's European Parliament elections, receiving fewer than 1.4 per cent of the votes in the Swedish general elections on Sunday.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 20 September, 2010 19:30

Tags: intellectual property, legal, internet, The Pirate Party

Google adds two-factor authentication option to Google Apps

Google added a two-factor authentication option to Google Apps on Monday, allowing enterprises to protect user accounts with a one-time code delivered through a mobile phone, in addition to the usual password.

By Peter Sayer | 20 September, 2010 20:35

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Google, security, internet

Facebook quashes mobile phone rumors

Facebook said on Monday it is not building a mobile phone, dismissing a TechCrunch story that it is working on software for a device from a hardware manufacturer.

By Jeremy Kirk | 20 September, 2010 20:00

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, telecommunication, social networking, internet, mobile, Facebook

IBM expands analytics with $1.7 billion Netezza buy

Expanding its business analytics offerings yet again, IBM is acquiring data warehouse appliance vendor Netezza for approximately $US1.7 billion in cash.

By Joab Jackson | 21 September, 2010 00:22

Tags: Netezza, business issues, Mergers / acquisitions, IBM, middleware, software, data integration

Alibaba still wants Yahoo to sell back stake

Even though Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz made soothing comments about her company's relationship with Alibaba Group on Friday, the Chinese e-commerce giant doesn't feel the same way, according to a source with knowledge of Alibaba's thinking.

By Michael Kan | 21 September, 2010 00:58

Tags: business issues, Yahoo, Mergers / acquisitions, alibaba, investments

Radio frequencies to be reallocated for broadband in EU

The European Commission is planning to reassign radio frequencies for faster wireless services as part of a five-year plan outlined by Digital Agenda Commissioner Neelie Kroes on Monday.

By Jennifer Baker | 21 September, 2010 01:43

Tags: european commission, internet, government

Avaya CEO: How video will change business world

Last Wednesday, Avaya, Inc. made a splash in New York City with a portfolio of new collaboration products, including the Flare Experience multimedia conferencing system, a new tablet designed to support the Flare software and the web.alive (stet) virtual reality meeting service, among other offerings. In the latest installment of the IDG Enterprise CEO Interview Series, IDGE Chief Content Officer John Gallant talked with Avaya leader Kevin Kennedy about the company's collaboration strategy, how the new products change the competitive battle with Microsoft Corp. and Cisco Systems, Inc., and what it's going to take to make video a part of everyday life for business users.

By John Gallant | 21 September, 2010 01:44

Tags: CIO role, it strategy, IT management, Avaya

iPhones, iPads secure enough, but what about Android devices?

Apple has done enough security-wise with its iPhone and iPad to make many CSOs comfortable with the mobile devices connecting to corporate networks, but Google's Android still has a ways to go.

By Bob Brown | 21 September, 2010 01:37

Tags: Google Android phone security, Wi-Fi Security, security, Networking, Phones, smartphones, wireless, Forrester Research, Apple, Google, consumer electronics

Oracle MySQL rival PostgreSQL updated

While Oracle trumpets its open source MySQL database management system this week at the company's OpenWorld conference, the creators behind MySQL's rival, PostgreSQL, have released a major new version of their rival database software.

By Joab Jackson | 21 September, 2010 02:13

Tags: openworld, open source, applications, databases, software, postgresql, Oracle

The HP Tablet Is Here … In a Printer

HP's new printer tablet is not the "Slate" you're looking for, but it does lend a pinch of crazy to a tablet market that will soon get pretty crowded.

By Jared Newman | 21 September, 2010 08:14

Tags: HP, peripherals, Printers, tablet PC, Google Android, inkjet printer, Hewlett-Packard

IETF approves e-crime reporting format

An Internet standards group has approved an electronic crimes reporting format, which may eventually give security researchers a cohesive, broad set of data to gauge online crime.

By Jeremy Kirk | 21 September, 2010 03:06

Tags: Internet Engineering Task Force, legal, Anti-Phishing Working Group, cybercrime

We're 'not building a phone,' Facebook insists

Rumors Monday that Facebook is building a mobile phone evolved later in the day to a Facebook spokeswoman insisting that the social networking giant simply wants to "integrate deeply into existing platforms and operating systems." And it's not working on any phone.

By Matt Hamblen | 21 September, 2010 08:32

Tags: Mobile handsets, consumer electronics, mobile phones, Phones, smartphones, Facebook

Nations, companies should prepare for cyberwar, experts say

The world hasn't yet seen examples of true cyberwar, although governments around the world need to prepare for it, an expert in cybersecurity law from Estonia said Monday.

By Grant Gross | 21 September, 2010 04:02

Tags: Prescott Winter, regulation, security, U.S. National Security Agency, Eneken Tikk, government, arcsight, Harrah's Entertainment, Hewlett-Packard, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Blair Linville

Hurd unveils Oracle's latest mega-machine

Oracle co-President Mark Hurd ripped the curtain off Exadata Database Machine X2-8, the newest incarnation of the company's high-performance data processing systems, during a keynote address at the OpenWorld conference on Monday.

By Chris Kanaracus | 21 September, 2010 04:09

Tags: business issues, openworld, IBM, hardware systems, Civil lawsuits, mark hurd, IT management, larry ellison, Oracle, Hewlett-Packard, personnel, services, legal, it strategy, software

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