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Facebook Rakes In Mountains of Megabucks

Despite growing competition from Google, social network kingpin Facebook doubled its revenue in the first half of 2011, raking in $1.6 billion to bolster company growth before its rumored IPO, according to a Reuters report. Earnings from the privately held company aren't confirmed, but the world's l...

‘Alien Life’ Claim Hampered by Journal’s Dubious Reputation

A controversial, game-changing claim published in a journal with a reputation some consider sketchy has the scientific community both praising and damning the reported discovery: fossils of bacteria embedded in meteorites from outer space. "Scanning Electron Microscopy investigations of the interna...

The PaaS Era, Part 2: Who’s In It All the Way?

Open development platforms and their offspring -- mashups -- are behind the significant changes in CRM functionality that have been introduced over the last year or so. These are early days for Platform as a Service, though, and each vendor is approaching the technology on its own preferred path. Fo...

SugarCRM Reaches Higher to the Cloud

Among the new tools and features SugarCRM introduced at its global developer conference this week are a new Web services framework and mobile customizations. The open source customer relationship management company also reiterated its support for the cloud, with the rollout of several additional c...

Storm of Interest Builds Over Weather Channel Sale

Media chain Landmark Communications announced Thursday that it is investigating the possible sale of its businesses, including the Weather Channel and Weather.com. Landmark has retained investment banks J.P. Morgan and Lehman Brothers to assist in exploring strategic alternatives, the company said.

INDUSTRY ANALYSIS

Google’s Trojan Horse CRM Strategy

It's only a matter of time until Google unleashes a free low-end hosted CRM suite. The heart of the business model for free CRM will be the potential for driving up advertising revenue while at the same time up-selling advanced CRM features. With Google Analytics launched and delivering a depth of...

OPINION

Printer-Spy Caper Threatens Freedom

The next time you print a summary of your favorite James Bond film, you should consider that there might be more than one spy on the page. That's because printer manufacturers and the U.S. Secret Service have been quietly collaborating to track documents -- a worrisome revelation. An announcement by...

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