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Oracle Collects on Sun

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Back when Oracle acquired Sun, you really didn't think that it was going to continue with the free open source model, did you? Of course not. This is Oracle, and Oracle is all about business. It has expensive products and even more expensive support and maintenance terms. And if someone like SAP starts to offer — Continue reading ยป

Google Down, Apple Up, BP Plugs

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After missing the expected earnings and profits numbers, Google's shares are down 4% in after-hours trading. Apple's shares however are up by 1% in reverse sympathy. Google Android is beginning to look like a real contender for Apple's ubiquitous iPhone, so the companies are now regarded as serious rivals. Bad news for one parlays into — Continue reading ยป

Sunrise and Sunset per Google

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Google has added a new feature to their search page allowing users to get the next Sunrise and Sunset times for any location. This is great for people who schedule their activities based on daylight or night hours, for example running schedules, prayer times, or planning to watch the Sun rise or set on a — Continue reading ยป

Google Voice Transcription

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One of the features of Google Voice that I really like is the transcription service. Anytime a message is left on my number an email with the transcript of the message is shot out to me. That lets me quickly determine the nature of the message and take action. As good as the service's speech — Continue reading ยป

Apple Passes Microsoft

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It's hard to believe, but today Apple's market cap of $222B is larger than that of Microsoft which finished at $219B. That makes Apple the biggest Tech company on the block today. Microsoft will probably reclaim the top spot tomorrow, but Steve Jobs must be happy to have surpassed its old nemesis. And Google? Today — Continue reading ยป

Google Secure Search

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Google has begun experimenting with securing its search site using TLS/SSL. This is the https scheme used by many ecommerce sites to encrypt web traffic between browsers and servers and keep the data safe from eavesdroppers. Not only is the data encrypted, but clicking on any results will not send the referrer information to the — Continue reading ยป

Pac-Man on Google

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This shows how often I actually Visit Google's homepage, as often as never. In honor of the 30th anniversary of the popular video game, Pac-Man, Google had a fully functioning game running on its homepage. And I had no idea about this until late tonight when I saw the news on a tech site. With — Continue reading ยป

YouTube Search Stories Video Creator

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Found this new toy on YouTube today that lets you create a video on the fly, kind of. It's called Search Stories Video Creator. Basically you give it a number of search terms and set the target search engines to some of Google's properties, like web search, news search, or Google maps. Click a button — Continue reading ยป

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