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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 ...

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.

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 d ...

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, ...

How I Harness My Twitter Stream

For the past few months, I've been using Twitter, the microblogging service that you may well be sick of hearing about. Right off the bat, I was attracted to Twitter because the 140 characters per entry that Twitter allows add up to ab ...

Google Finally Enables Offline Access for Gmail

Google's long-awaited offline access for Gmail is here, bringing a sigh of relief to users of Google's messaging and collaboration software. Google Apps Standard Edition users will be able to access it immediately with a few steps, whi ...

Firefox Plug-in Lets Users Import Google Notebook to Zoho

Messaging and collaboration SAAS company Zoho updates its Firefox plug-in for Zoho Notebook to make it easy to import a Google Notebook to Zoho's cloud computing environment. The move is a shrewd one on the part of Zoho, which is lo ...

Scaling Apps on the Google App Engine

It's been almost a year since Google introduced the beta of its Google App Engine, and eWEEK Labs wants to see what applications have been built on the technology. While none have yet reached the size and power of Facebook or Twitter, ...

Six Tips to Build Your Brand

Social networking tools such as Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and others offer SMBs new ways to build communities and your brand. Here are the best ways to build both at the same time.