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AIM plug-in IDs users' locations

Users of AOL's AIM instant messaging system now have access to a plug-in that identifies their geographic location in a more precise manner than a similar plug-in developed last year.

Skype gains business reviews, expertise marketplace

Skype has released a new version of its Internet telephony and instant messaging software that adds a feature to let users create business reviews, and another one to sell expertise, as the eBay subsidiary promotes interaction among its users.

Gadget puts Google Talk on Web pages

A new Google gadget lets users embed the company's Talk instant-messaging service in Web pages, expanding the reach of this product, originally introduced as a downloadable PC application.

Flickr co-founder talks about growth, plans

Flickr, the lauded photo management and sharing site, recently celebrated its third anniversary and IDG News Service had an opportunity to chat with co-founder and general manager Stewart Butterfield about Flickr's growth in size and quality, its sta...

My Yahoo upgrade coming soon

Yahoo's My Yahoo service, which lets users aggregate content and services on a single Web page, will soon get a significant upgrade, the company's chief executive officer said Tuesday.

Slashdot revamps tech news aggregation site

Slashdot.org plans to release a new feature designed to give more participation in the selection of articles to its users, who submit links to stories and comments about them to the site.

Google to enhance tools to fight click fraud

Google will provide more data and tools to help its advertisers assess and combat click fraud, a controversial practice that is the biggest enemy of the otherwise highly popular and profitable online advertising model known as pay per click.

Google sharpens malware alerts for webmasters

Google has enhanced the way it notifies webmasters that their sites contain malware, improving on a service the company launched in November of last year in a partnership with The Stop Badware Coalition.

Google Apps upgrade threatens Office

Google is pushing further into the communication and collaboration applications market with a major upgrade of Google Apps, a hosted suite for organizations of all sizes that analysts say could soon become a real competitor to Microsoft Office.

Google Apps suite to add Docs & Spreadsheets

Google is finalizing the integration of Docs & Spreadsheets with Google Apps for Your Domain, another step in its strategy to build a suite of hosted applications for organizations.

Wikipedia breaks into U.S. top 10 sites

Wikimedia Foundation's popular Wikipedia online encyclopedia cracked the top ten list of most popular Web sites in the U.S. for the first time in January, according to comScore Networks.

EBay to boost developer program

EBay plans to increase the programming tools it provides external developers so that they will be able to increase the volume and variety of applications they create for the company's marketplace.

Google Earth gets overlay search feature

Google has created a searchable index of Google Earth data files, a feature that should make it easier for users to find and adopt third-party overlays for this popular mapping application.

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First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

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My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

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