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  • Man claims 84 percent ownership of Facebook

    A New York man has filed suit against Facebook claiming he owns 84 percent of the world's largest social network. Paul D. Ceglia, the man behind the lawsuit filed in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, claims Facebook owes him damages relating to a 2003 contract between Ceglia and Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

    14 July 10 04:29 Written by Ian Paul
  • Apple policy would kick AdMob off iAds, Hamoui says

    Google's AdMob business could not deliver advertising through iAd if Apple began enforcing a policy that restricts the involvement of companies that have their own mobile operating systems, said Omar Hamoui, vice president of mobile ads at Google.

    14 July 10 04:08 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Amazon introduces cluster computing for HPC apps

    Amazon Web Services says its latest cluster computing service, which it announced Tuesday, can provide the same results as custom-built infrastructures for high-performance applications at organizations that don't want to build their own.

    14 July 10 04:08 Written by Jeremy Kirk
  • Google increases Apps' mobile IT controls

    Google has increased the controls that Apps administrators have over their end users' iPhone, Nokia and Windows Mobile devices, the company announced on Tuesday.

    14 July 10 03:31 Written by Juan Carlos Perez
  • Security vendor GFI Software acquires Sunbelt Software

    GFI Software Tuesday announced it has acquired Sunbelt Software for an undisclosed price. The companies said the goal of the merger is to develop integrated security products for both on-premises use and the cloud.

    14 July 10 02:46 Written by Ellen Messmer
  • Windows Live to integrate WP7 phones, PCs, Xbox in the cloud

    Microsoft officials today described how upcoming Windows Phone 7 smartphones will perform within a network of Windows 7 PCs and Xbox gaming consoles through a new Windows Live cloud platform to make the mobile experience easier and more powerful for workers and consumers.

    14 July 10 02:14 Written by Matt Hamblen
  • Hands-on with Motorola's Droid X

    Verizon Wireless on Thursday will start selling Motorola's highly anticipated smartphone, the Droid X, a faster and multimedia-savvy successor to the original Droid that was introduced in October last year.

    14 July 10 01:45 Written by Agam Shah
  • IBM takes blame for massive bank system failure

    IBM took responsibility for a major IT system failure suffered by one of Singapore's largest banks on July 5, saying an employee's error caused the outage.

    13 July 10 21:33 Written by Sumner Lemon
  • Microsoft extends Windows XP downgrade rights until 2020

    Just a day before Microsoft drops support for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), the company announced on Monday that people running some versions of Windows 7 can "downgrade" to the aged operating system for up to 10 years.

    13 July 10 09:43 Written by Gregg Keizer
  • Mobile phone coverage expanded via 'mesh' networks

    Researchers at Flinders University in Adelaide have developed a way to expand the reach of mobile phone networks by turning each mobile into a mesh network node using standard wireless technology.

    13 July 10 09:30 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • Ballmer: Microsoft 'months' from tablet launch

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has announced a bevy of tablets and "smart device" are on their way from the company in the next "several months."

    13 July 10 08:16 Written by Barbara Hernandez
  • Complaints mar Google Android App Inventor

    Google's App Inventor for Android has inspired some early complaints from users who claim they have not been able to install the software on 64-bit Windows 7 machines, and others who say the App Inventor Web site, ironically, does not display properly on Android smartphone Web browsers.

    13 July 10 07:43 Written by Jon Brodkin
  • Third-party software bugs skyrocket in 2010

    A surge in third-party software vulnerabilities accounted for the bulk of a ballooning bug count in the first half of 2010, said Danish security firm Secunia today.

    13 July 10 06:39 Written by Gregg Keizer
  • Infor to embrace Microsoft's Azure cloud

    Infor on Monday will announce plans for applications running on Microsoft's Azure cloud platform, deepening the vendors' already close partnership and adding momentum to the industry's shift away from on-premises ERP (enterprise resource planning) software.

    13 July 10 06:38 Written by Chris Kanaracus
  • Lawsuit against Apple continues as a class action

    A lawsuit against Apple and AT&T Mobility will proceed as a class action, following a ruling in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Thursday, court documents show.

    13 July 10 06:34 Written by Jeremy Kirk

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