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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 ...

Who Is the Best Skype Suitor? Google, Microsoft or Yahoo?

It's impossible for eBay to report quarterly earnings without the usual deliberations about what the company could, would or should do with Skype. So it comes as no surprise that media hounded eBay CEO John Donahoe about the VOIP unit, one of those anomalous acquisitions that people still scratch their heads about. For £1.8 billion, Skype was an overpriced, albeit trendy, technology play for eBay to make in 2005. more ...

Adobe AIR, Flash Installations Surge

At Adobe MAX Japan, Adobe announces that Adobe AIR and Adobe Flash Player 10 have reached record adoption numbers to the tune of 100 million installations for Adobe AIR within a year of its release and Flash Player 10 being installed on 55 percent of computers worldwide within two months of its release. more ...

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