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"Appropriate: I ran a Google search to check out that guy from the party."

"Inappropriate: I googled that hottie."

-- Google's trademark lawyer explains genericide

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Google logic: A data leak would be bad, ergo it can’t happen here

Djjazzyschmidt Murphy's Law apparently doesn't apply to Google. Speaking at the Search Engine Strategies conference, CEO Eric Schmidt said an unintended disclosure of user search data, like the Read More →

Mr. Palmisano, this is American Express. We’ve noticed some unusual activity on your account …

If IBM CEO Sam Palmisano's not careful, he's going to end up at Acquisitors Anonymous, trading bargain-hunting stories with Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and Cisco's John Chambers. This morning, IBM agreed to buy FileNet, a developer of Enterprise Read More →

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Godzilla's Journal and the greatest Bugs Bunny cartoon ever: What's Opera, Doc? Read More →

MS06-040 patch wins coveted “DHS Choice” award

Less than 24 hours after Microsoft issued patches for 23 vulnerabilities, nine of which were tagged "critical," the U.S. government's Department of Homeland Security took the somewhat unusual step of advising everyone to apply them -- particularly the MS06-040 Read More →

E-committed expert seeks rational utilitarian for interface

If your perception of the digital divide is still a binary, haves-and-have-nots model, some British researchers are offering some additional granularity. Working from electoral rolls, census information and other data, a team at University College London has assembled a Read More →


“My goodness, it’s my whole personal life. I had no idea somebody was looking over my shoulder.” -- Thelma Arnold, 62, of Lilburn, Ga., otherwise known as AOL user No. 4417749, the first person to be publicly identified from the Read More →

GoDaddy delays IPO because world going to hell

Looks like Go Daddy's IPO is a no-go. The domain name registrar said Tuesday that it has withdrawn its registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and decided not to proceed with a $200 million initial public Read More →
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