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10 Essential Google Gadgets

10 Essential Google Gadgets

The big news today was Google making available gadgets (aka widgets) for website owners to add to their webpages. I took a look through the 1220 gadgets on offer in Google's gallery and chose my 10 favorites.

published October 3, 2006 by

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Microsoft to put Works Suite onto Web

Microsoft to put Works Suite onto Web

In the clearest sign yet that the big guns are preparing to step up the battle for Web Office, Microsoft has said it is considering releasing a version of Microsoft Works (the poor cousin of Microsoft Office) as a web suite. The desktop version of Works retails for $50 and includes a calendar, word processor, spreadsheets, Web Browser and e-mail.

published September 21, 2006 by

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Facebook in talks to sell to Yahoo for up to $1Billion

Facebook in talks to sell to Yahoo for up to $1Billion

The WSJ is reporting that US Social Networking site Facebook is in serious talks to sell itself to Yahoo, for an amount that may be as high as $1 billion. According to the WSJ, this is a return to the acquisition talks which Facebook has held over the past year with Yahoo - as well as Microsoft and Viacom.

published September 20, 2006 by

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Google Office: a close-up look

Google Office: a close-up look

In the accompanying Image Gallery, I've gone through 7 products that may become part of a future Google Web Office. Right now, Google doesn't have a full web-based office suite on the market - but this year they've gradually been compiling Web Office parts.

published September 6, 2006 by

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IE7 Release Candidate 1 - Review and Image Gallery

IE7 Release Candidate 1 - Review and Image Gallery

IE7 is slated to be a big step forward in Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser - and it's just gone out of beta and into 'release candidate 1' mode. So in this post I review the features of Internet Explorer 7 Release Candidate 1, with an accompanying Image Gallery.

published August 28, 2006 by

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Google Base API launched

Google Base API launched

Google's just announced a potentially significant update to its Google Base product, by releasing a data API for it. This essentially means Google is opening up Google Base, which is basically Google's database of structured content and home for many different verticals currently (jobs, vehicles, classified).

published August 22, 2006 by

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