What did Microsoft really buy from AOL and what will that mean for the Web and its competition? The experts give their two cents on what the deal will mean.
All things network from Web browsers to wireless networking to IPv6 with your host, and long-time networking hand, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, aka sjvn, has been writing about technology and the business of technology since CP/M-80 was the cutting edge PC operating system. SJVN covers networking, Linux, open source, and operating systems.
Microsoft didn't just buy AOL's patents, they bought what was left of its one time fierce Web browser rival Netscape's intellectual property to use in attacking Google's Android and Chrome.
Dropbox just added more free storage for their customers, so are they the best personal cloud storage? Or is its Google's mish-mash of cloud services? Apple's iCloud? Perhaps even Microsoft's SkyDrive? Or, some other service entirely? Let's take a look at today's most popular choices.
Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization picked up $229-million from technology companies for "violating" its Wi-Fi patent.
There were some great April Fools' Day tech. stories this year, The grand champion this year though was a political blog post claiming that Mitt Romney had dropped out the Presidential race... that was taken for fact by the Google News algorithm.
Not very fast, really unstable, and falling in popularity, does Firefox have a future?
For a day, Google's Chrome was the most popular Web browser in the world. Before much longer it will be the most popular Web browser all the time.
Google has filed an amicus brief in support of cyberlocker service Hotfile in its legal battle for survival against the MPAA.
How would you like a wireless, near-light speed network that can work from your New York to Tokyo offices? With neutrino communications technology, we might see exactly that someday.
It had to happen, but as we race to leave print behind, we should remember what we're losing as well.