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Is Twitter Spreading Swine Flu Fever?

Social media such as Twitter are doing more harm than good by stoking fears of a swine flu pandemic, while other sites are finding ways to help, says Darryl Taft

Google Extends Product Search To Android, iPhone

Google Product Search now has increased functionality on mobile devices, including ones that run Google’s Android operating system, and iPhones. As Google Android begins to penetrate the smartphone and netbook market, Google has tailored core products to run more efficiently on the OS.

eBay To Spin Off Skype

Bidding starts on the auction site’s biggest ever sale, while Skype starts preparing to spread its wings

BlackBerry Users Hit By Outage

Many users were cut off from the BlackBerry Internet Service, and unable to view e-mail attachments or create new accounts

Nokia E75: A Very Capable Qwerty

The E75 is Nokia’s first phone with a sliding qwerty keyboard – and it looks like the company has covered all the bases with a very attractive machine

UK Villagers Block Google Street View Car

Google Street View met resistance from a group of villagers in southern England, who formed a human chain to block a car shooting images for the online mapping tool

Twitter Planning Paid Accounts

Twitter is looking to businesses as a way to possibly kick-start an elusive revenue stream by offering paid commercial accounts to users

Nortel and Siemens Get Unified

Nortel and Siemens are unveiling new software and services designed to make it easier and more affordable for enterprises to buy and deploy unified communications platforms.

Polycom Pushes High-End Video Conferencing

Video conferencing specialist Polycom says its HD-ready system, will boost take-up of telepresence, and cut business travel, but  analysts warn of slow uptake and hidden costs around the technology

Gmail Failure: Reality Bites for Cloud Computing

Update: Gmail is back, after a two-hour outage. The company has not yet said how many people were affected, but twitter traffic from round the world reveals a major outage. That’s a pain for millions of ordinary users – but it could be a disaster for those planning to sell application services in the cloud.

Facebook SupportsOpenID

Facebook has joined the board of the OpenID Foundation, joining Google, IBM, Microsoft and Yahoo in a big to to let users port port their data around the Web.

W3C Calls for Web 2.0 Data Sharing

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)  has called for social networking applications like Facebook and Twitter to share profiles and data, to grow further Web 2.0 opportunities.