Garett Rogers: Two new Gmail features in the queue. New version of Gmail being tested. Google to take social networking to a new level. Dan Farber: Google forays into the heart of social networking. TechCrunch: Google To “Out Open” Facebook On November 5.
The XP alternative for Vista PCs. Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: The quad-core project - Gaming still better under XP than Vista. Vista SP1 “tries to hide the Ultimate Extras shame.” Long Zheng: The ultimate con.
Mary Jo Foley: A new hint about what's coming (and when) in Microsoft Office 14.
Xerox aims to challenge HP with new color printers. Reuters: Dell to sell computers through China's Gome. Larry Dignan: GPL will get its day in court. Dana Blankenhorn: Expect a settlement in Monsoon GPL suit. Matthew Miller: T-Mobile BlackBerry Curve supports HotSpot @Home.
Joe McKendrick: Guerrilla SOA leader: inch by inch, it's a cinch.
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Roland Piquepaille: Gaming technology helps finding oil.
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