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Enyo’s Out of Beta – but Will Devs Give it Love?

HP brought Enyo -- the open source object-oriented JavaScript framework for webOS -- out of beta this week, six months after the ill-fated operating system was contributed to the open source community. Enyo 2.0 now has a community of developers, a broad set of cross-platform user interface widgets, ...

TECH TREK

Twitter Channels Google, Issues Transparency Report

Two weeks after Google released its biannual transparency report, Twitter has done the same, unveiling a list of requests from governments around the world. The report, which details takedown requests, information requests and where user information was sent, is the first of what will become biannua...

Google Guns for Facebook With Third-Party Comment Platform

Google is reportedly planning to launch its own third-party commenting system soon. It will apparently be tied into its Google+ social platform, its Web services and the company's Web search products. Google, according to reports, will make the platform available to third parties in much the same wa...

NYT Paywall Experiment: So Far, So Good

The New York Times Co. reported a profit of $15.7 million this quarter, compared with a $4.3 million loss in the same period last year. The boost came from a number of sources, including a cost-cutting initiative, digital ad revenues -- as opposed total advertising -- and digital subscriptions. Laun...

TECHNOLOGY LAW CORNER

Shore Up Your Privacy Policy Before Disaster Strikes

Personally Identifiable Information may include many details such as name, address, email address, phone numbers, social security numbers, credit card numbers and the like. From a technology standpoint, every visitor to every website provides some PII about who they are and where they came from. Whe...

And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Lulz

The hacker group LulzSec has been carrying out a security-busting blitzkrieg across the Web over the last few weeks, and its targets are getting bigger and bigger. You can tell where it's been by the path of sites left shivering in a fetal position -- sites belonging to organizations like PBS, Sony,...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

NYTCo Dons Software Vendor Cap: Q&A With News Services Director Christine Topalian

It's no secret that newspaper companies are seeking new sources of revenue as readers -- and the advertising dollars that typically follow them -- migrate to electronic media. The New York Times Co. was among the first newspaper publishers to deliver its content to mobile devices. Now, it's hoping t...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

NYTCo Dons Software Vendor Cap: Q&A With News Services Director Christine Topalian

It's no secret that newspaper companies are seeking new sources of revenue as readers -- and the advertising dollars that typically follow them -- migrate to electronic media. The New York Times Co. was among the first newspaper publishers to deliver its content to mobile devices. Now, it's hoping t...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

NYTCo Dons Software Vendor Cap: Q&A With News Services Director Christine Topalian

It's no secret that newspaper companies are seeking new sources of revenue as readers -- and the advertising dollars that typically follow them -- migrate to electronic media. The New York Times Co. was among the first newspaper publishers to deliver its content to mobile devices. Now, it's hoping t...

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Thickening iPad Plot Piques FBI’s Curiosity

You'd think that if you were the sole U.S. wireless provider for two of the most talked-about gadgets in the world, you'd be having a pretty good time right now. iPad sales are steaming, and it's iPhone season again, so why doesn't AT&T look like it's having any fun? Well, along with the grumbli...

Twitter Flies the Coop

Twitter has announced it will be rolling out @anywhere, a new platform that will allow certain partner Web sites -- including Amazon, Bing, Citysearch, Digg and eBay -- to link to Twitter. The new service will let Twitter users send and receive messages while they are on a partner site. It will als...

Google Gives URLs Shave and a Haircut

URL shortening -- a niche service that exploded into the mainstream along with Twitter -- has suddenly become a hotly competitive market, with a handful of new offerings. Market leader Bit.ly, as well as TinyURL and scores of other smaller players, now have to contend with Google and Facebook. The G...

WEEKLY RECAP

Tea Parties, Pirate Ships and a Kayak: A Summer at Sea

For seven months, a New York Times reporter named David Rohde was held prisoner by Taliban kidnappers. However, you wouldn't learn that from reading The New York Times -- or even Wikipedia, for that matter. In addition to other news organizations, the Times reportedly asked Wikipedia not to publish ...

Huffing and Puffing, Vista Reaches SP1 Milestone

Microsoft rolled out the first service pack for its latest operating system, Vista, on Tuesday. Those eager to download the update can do so via the Windows Update site; Vista users in no hurry to get the service pack can wait until the software maker pushes the update out to users via its Automatic...

WEEKLY RECAP

Qtrax’s Jackass Move, Mideast Net Blackout, VMware’s Hangover

It's a tactic that professional party promoters have used for years: Tell everyone that all the big-name celebrities are going to be at your party, even if they haven't promised anything. Work up the hype, get people excited, and pretty soon it won't matter that they never committed, because they'd ...

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