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Google Latitude Let Users Track Colleagues on Maps

A Google application called Latitude lets users track friends, family and colleagues via Google Maps on a PC or mobile device. Google says Latitude is available on BlackBerry, S60 and Windows Mobile devices, and is coming to the Apple iPhone through Google Mobile App "very soon." more ...

Google Quietly Declares E-Mail War on Yahoo

Many people send e-mail messages while exhausted, angry or inebriated that they later regret. As part of Google's quest to attract users to its Gmail service, the Internet search and messaging and collaboration company has introduced dozens of features via Gmail Labs, including one that, after a certain time, makes a user solve a math problem before sending an e-mail, giving time to rethink it. Because Google makes money every time e-mail users click on ads, it is enhancing its e-mail service to increase advertising and take market share away from Yahoo. more ...

Box.net Becomes Social Content Management Service

Box.net, which began life as a file management and file-sharing platform in a cloud computing environment, is becoming a more robust content management provider. The startup adds profiles, discussions, bookmarks and other messaging, collaboration, and social computing tools to better compete with Google, DropBox, EMC and other Web service storage providers. more ...

Google Apps Draws Enterprise Users

Despite summer outages for Google Gmail and Google Apps that left some analysts questioning whether Web-based applications were right for the enterprise, a new report from Google claims that 10 million individuals from over 1 million businesses are using Google Apps. This plays into Google's targeting of enterprise users for its Apps program. more ...

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