Notable headlines:Mary Jo Foley: Users clamoring again for an Internet Explorer 8 update.Ryan Naraine: IE vs Firefox: Microsoft crunches security numbers.
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Six Apart announced a "new home" for LiveJournal (LJ), the blogging and social networking tools and community it acquired in January 2005. The new home is Russian-based online media company SUP.
faberNovel Consulting has mapped out some trends in social networking and digital identity. The research paper (PDF here) titled "Social network websites: best practices from leading services," compares LinkedIn and Xing and Match.
Facebook has stirred up a great deal of controversy and now harsh criticism with its Beacon advertising program. Three weeks after launching Beacon Facebook, the company did a 180-degree turn to make it more palatable for users rather than advertisers.
The usually tight-lipped Google revealed a few details on plans for Google Apps at a presentation in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where the company headquarters its AdWords team. Scott Johnston, a product manager for Google collaboration products, pitched members of the Ann Arbor Area Chamber of Commerce on the benefits of Google Apps and dribbled out some future product info.
After the recount debacle of 2000, Congress passed the Help America Vote Act (HAVA). As a result, most states went out and replaced their punch card ballots with electronic voting machines.
Guest post: Chris Matyszczyk takes a surreal tour of Dell's Star Power holiday shopping Web site featuring Burt Reynolds and other celebrities.If you searched the Web for the next month, how many times do you think you’d find the words "Michael," "Dell" and "lust" in the same sentence?
Dell is beginning to sound a lot like IBM, HP, EDS or any other technology services provider. The big question is whether it'll succeed at running infrastructure for customers.
Google said Friday it will bid in the Federal Communication Commission's 700 megahertz wireless spectrum auction. The company also said it is bidding solo.
Fellow ZDNet blogger Josh Greenbaum is not a fan of salesforce.com.