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Israeli researchers map the Internet

Israeli researchers have created a topographical map of the Internet by enlisting more than 5,600 volunteers across 97 countries who agreed to download a program that tracks how Internet nodes interact with each other.

Microsoft, IBM feel heat from Google Apps

Microsoft and IBM executives Wednesday admitted feeling heat from Google now that the Web search giant is trying to make inroads into the enterprise market with its hosted suite of communication and collaboration tools.

Ellison-backed vendor tackles wasted storage problem

Pillar Data Systems, the storage vendor funded by Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, is getting ready to bolster its line of features with technology that helps businesses avoid wasting storage space known as thin provisioning.

What Google bought in the past 12 months

Google is expanding seemingly by the minute, and acquisitions are playing a big role in the search engine leader's quest to rule the technology world. Wednesday Google said it will buy a photo-sharing Web site called Panoramio and confirmed the acqui...

IBM opens sales center in Second Life

IBM Tuesday opened a virtual business center at <a href="http://www.secondlife.com/" target="_blank">Second Life</a> that will be staffed by IBM sales representatives from around the world.

IBM gathering public input to help Africa

IBM wants your advice on how to spur innovation and economic development in Africa. The company is inviting public comment on the Web until May 25, and the best ideas will help the company shape the agenda for an upcoming series of seven conferences ...

What a Microsoft-Yahoo merger would mean for Google

The potential of a Microsoft-Yahoo blockbuster deal probably doesn't have rivals at Google shaking in their boots just yet, but if a merger comes to fruition Google may have to worry about its hold on the consumer search and online advertising market...

Xerox technology responds to 'colorful' language

Xerox researchers are developing a way to change the colors in a computer document using natural language commands such as "make the background carnation pink" or "make the blues slightly less purple."

Google exec says content management systems lacking

A shortage of competition in the enterprise content management field is limiting the type of vendor innovation that makes products more appealing to customers, a Google official contended last week at the AIIM Conference & Expo in Boston.

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