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Apple's Game of Services: Winter is coming

Cupertino's got a giant war chest, but does it really want to be in the business of search engines, volume email services, social networks, productivity and enterprise software, and all the other things that are needed to complete the mobile picture?

June 16, 2013

Google snaps up Quickoffice and Meebo

Google has bought the mobile productivity firm Quickoffice in a bid to make its Google Apps product suite more compatible with various file formats, the search giant said on Tuesday.Quickoffice provides word processing and other office task functions for smartphones and tablets, including those running Google's Android operating system, and iOS-based devices such as the iPad and iPhone.

June 5, 2012 by

Cisco focuses on security as it plots cloud expansion

Security is being embedded in the core of Cisco's engineering efforts as the networking company looks to expand upwards and into the cloud, according to chief executive John Chambers.Chambers, who was speaking at Cisco Live in London after a visit to the World Economic Forum at Davos, told the audience that "economists on a global basis are saying [employee] productivity can grow two, three, four, five percent a year.

February 1, 2011 by

Microsoft is fiercely competitive, but the field is more challenging. Microsoft is competing with Google on search via its Bing effort and Apple in the mobile market. Meanwhile, the software giant is positioning its wares for cloud computing with software and services. The company's two cash cows---operating systems and the Office productivity suite---are performing well.

April 14, 2010 by

Google Apps users to get OpenID authentication

Google is about to announce OpenID log-in functionality for enterprise users of its Apps productivity suite.The search giant has already adopted the authentication standard — whereby a single log-in can be used to access a variety of sites — to a very limited degree, but the upcoming announcement will extend that functionality to the millions of users of the business and educational versions of Google Apps.

July 10, 2009 by

Does Microsoft & RIM search deal herald better usability?

It was about six pm last night when I was sat in the reception of Microsoft’s London HQ twiddling on a BlackBerry that I got news of a new search deal between RIM and Microsoft themselves. Spooked as I naturally was, I looked over my shoulder to check whether I was being followed and read on as I had heard rumblings about this earlier in the day.

September 12, 2008 by

10 top Vista tweaks, part 2

As I noted in the first installment of this series, some of my favorite productivity-enhancing techniques don’t involve custom code or registry edits. Instead, they involve learning how the basic building blocks of Windows work, and then rearranging those components to cut steps out of the tasks you perform most often. In today’s installment of this two-part series, I share some of my favorite tweaks for getting maximum mileage out of Windows Search. I also explain the inner workings of volume shadow copies and how you can make better use of these automatic backups with System Restore and the Previous Versions feature. I show how to get quick access to your local and network data files by combining shortcuts in a single, easy-to-reach location, and I explain why hybrid sleep should be the default on every desktop PC.

June 17, 2008 by

The extent of the Google-Mozilla link

Well, we already knew that Google was a big funder of Mozilla and its various offshoots (some Mozilla press events have taken place at Google's London offices), but 85 percent?That seems to be the conclusion to draw after Mozilla released its 2006 financial statement, including this note: "Mozilla has a contract with a search engine provider for royalties.

October 25, 2007 by

Google's offline apps do not threaten Microsoft Office: Analyst

The launch of Google Gears, which is likely to mean the search giant's word processing, spreadsheet and calendar applications will soon work offline, is unlikely to dent the market share of Microsoft's Office productivity suite, according to an analyst from IBRS.Joseph Sweeney, an advisor at the Sydney-based analyst firm, told ZDNet Australia that Google Gears will likely have a more significant impact when it comes to building collaboration features into future projects.

May 31, 2007 by

Google vs. Yahoo smackdown: Do you dare?

The Google Search Kingdom is feeling the competitive heat: Ask.com, Google competitor and partner, engaged in guerrilla search warfare in London, and number one search rival Yahoo is calling out “Dare to Compare!

March 27, 2007 by

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