Google has unveiled a new gadget that allows Google Desktop for Windows users to check their Gmail accounts without having to leave leaving the vendor's desktop search application.
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The LinkedIn business social network this week rolled out an overhauled search platform that it says will let users more easily find who they are looking for on the site.
MySpace launched a beta version of its DIY (Do It Yourself) advertising platform today that's aimed at allowing individuals and small businesses to create their own ads that can be customized to specific users of the social network.
YouTube this week is moving to step up its efforts to generate revenue by adding e-commerce links that let users buy music and video games from the site.
Google Maps are about to get a lot sharper thanks to GeoEye-1, the world's highest resolution commercial satellite that was launched on September from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California aboard a rocket carrying the Google logo.
Six years after Google launched Google News by applying its search technology to breaking news stories, the company has moved to apply its technology to a similar service to track new blog posts.
Could the next James Bond be found on Facebook? Britain's Secret Intelligence Service, also known as MI6, hopes so after launching a series of advertisements this month to recruit employees, according to a report in Britain's Guardian newspaper on Monday.
Microsoft Monday unveiled the next version of its Visual Studio IDE, and detailed new features of its Visual Studio Team System (VSTS).
Social network MySpace lobbed a shot across the bow of Apple iTunes with the launch of MySpace Music, a new site that offers free on-demand music streaming along with MP3 downloads for sale to US users.
Google co-founder Sergey Brin became the first of the company's top three executives to launch a blog, and he immediately used the platform to reveal that he has a genetic mutation that predisposes him to developing Parkinson's disease.
Google has launched an <a href="http://labs.google.com/gaudi">audio search indexing experiment</a> that allows users to find spoken words inside videos and jump to the portion of the video where the words are spoken.
YouTube has updated its guidelines for acceptable content to ban videos that incite violence, a move that U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) said is a direct response to his request last spring that videos sponsored by terrorist organizations like al-Qaeda be removed from the site.
Barack Obama's (D-Ill.) campaign has rolled out a new online voter contact tool aimed at providing supporters with a virtual peek into the campaign's voter registration database.
Microsoft Friday renamed the next major release of BizTalk server and committed to releasing major updates to the business process management server line every two years or less.
"City is on lockdown. Go to 14th and Jackson if you need help from tear gas pepper spray," read a Twitter post last week. "Explosions all around. Gas or flashbangs? In car in Sears parking lot. One woman chased, tackled an arrested on bike in front of us," another post noted.
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