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Dasient: Ex-Googlers Launch Website Security as a Service

Ever come across a Google search result that has the words ‘this site can harm your computer’ below a link? What about the Firefox red screen of death? If you’re a Web surfer, chances are you’ve likely avoided clicking on this type of link. If you’re the owner of the flagged site, chances are that those six simple words will set off a mental…

Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook Announced

“I think of this as a love story,” began Chris Vander Mey, Senior Product Manager at Google, as he announced Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook, a plug-in that syncs Outlook with Apps, much like Outlook syncs with Exchange.

But love? Not so much. Google, intent on building its enterprise channel, has recognized that many Outlook users…

Digg: Shouts Out, Share on Facebook and Twitter In

During Digg’s Townhall (embedded below) this evening, founder Kevin Rose and CEO Jay Adelson announced that the shout feature on Digg will be removed later this week to be replaced with a new share option that will “streamline your ability to share on Facebook and Twitter.”

According to an e-mail from Digg tonight, it will likely happen Thursday…

Searchology: State of the Union of Search at Google

While Google CEO Eric Schmidt is over on the East Coast helping the Washington Post and the New York Times work out how best to make money out of their content, Marissa Mayer, VP of Search Products and User Experience, along with a team of Googlers is in building 40 at the Googleplex giving the press of Silicon Valley an “insider’s perspective on…

Ballmer Talks at Stanford, Says Now is the Time for Entrepreneurs

“Now is the time for people who care, who want to invent, who have skills in specific scientific and information technology areas, to get out there and add to the productivity of the economy,” Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft said during the Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders lecture at Stanford University last week.

“The question is,” he continued…

English Charity Worker Wins the Best Job in the World

Ben Southall, a charity worker from the United Kingdom has been appointed the new caretaker of the islands of the Great Barrier Reef, after beating 34,000 other applicants to the post dubbed “The Best Job in the World.”

This new position requires Southall live, swim, and play every day, then record his adventures for the world via blogs, photos…

Mothers Day Logos Over the Years from Google

But for their first year, Google has been changing its home page logo every Mother’s Day in a tribute to mothers everywhere. And although the images for the years 2000 and 2001 don’t look very different, take a closer look (images below) and you’ll find a small but interesting distinction.

We took this year’s image from Google Australia, but…

Remote Controlled ‘Kill Switch’ for Stolen Laptops

Lost and stolen company laptops have brought much angst to many a CEO over the years but that could all change with new technology from Fujitsu that enables data on a notebook PCs hard drive to be rendered useless remotely.

The solution, built by Fujitsu and wireless provider Willcom is based on a communications module that is built into laptop…

Anthropology: The Art of Building a Successful Social Site

Picture if you will, a collaborative site that runs on two servers, is managed by four people, and has attracted a third of its target demographic within six months of launch. A site that has had 800,000 posts submitted by its users in its short lifetime and has 16 million pageviews/month – and growing.

This is the story of Stack Overflow, a free…

Windows Marketplace for Mobile Opens to Developers

Microsoft today opened up its Windows Marketplace for Mobile to developers. The move, which brings Windows mobile up to date with Apple’s App Store and the Android Market, provides developers yet another way to generate revenue from their applications.

According to Microsoft, the process is simple. You’ll need a Live ID and $99 to sign up; to…

Kevin Rose Talks Digg, Ads, Dead Trees and Cool Hunters

Digg, which has spent four years trying to level the playing field and democratize media, will soon receive a facelift. According to Kevin Rose, Digg’s founder and chief architect, the site, which hasn’t changed much since its inception, will be putting a “stake in the ground this year and making some big changes.”

Speaking to the Ad:Tech…

A 60-Second Trailer of the 60-Day Report on Cybersecurity

After delivering her report to President Obama last Friday, Melissa Hathaway, the Acting Senior Director for Cybersecurity for the National Security and Homeland Security Councils, today gave RSA Conference attendees in San Francisco a glimpse – what she called a “movie trailer” – into the state of U.S cybersecurity.

According to Hathaway’s 60…

Jimmy Wales: Social Web Marketing – Good for Some, Not for All

According to Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, there are too many Indians and not enough Chiefs in the world of Web 2.0 marketing today. “There is a lot of advice about how brands should be interacting [online],” he said in a keynote presentation at Ad:Tech San Francisco today. “But, unless your brand is information dense, this highly…

Twitter Experiments with New Status Notification, Faster Response

It appears Twitter is experimenting with some additional tweaks that may make status updates easier and faster for its users and could help decrease the back end load on its servers.

A semi transparent notification bar (see screenshot below), slides down from the top of the screen when you update your status via the Web. While in itself, the…

The Future of Networked Warfare Begins with Apple

“The future of ‘networked warfare’ requires each soldier to be linked electronically to other troops as well as to weapons systems and intelligence sources,” says a new report in Newsweek, and the product of choice appears to be the iPod Touch.

According to Newsweek, both the iPod Touch and to a lesser degree the iPhone are increasingly being used…

Facebook’s Site Governance Vote: A Massive Con?

When Facebook announced it was opening its site governance to user voting late February, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg hailed it as an “unprecedented” effort to enable “participation on the Web.” Here at ReadWriteWeb, we questioned whether Facebook’s management had lost their grip on reality.

Late last week, Global privacy watchdog, Privacy…

MI5: Desperately Seeking Q

Britain’s domestic intelligence agency, more commonly known as MI5, is looking to appoint a chief scientific adviser “to lead and co-ordinate the scientific work of the Security Service so that the service continues to be supported by excellent science and technology advice.”

Think the scientific genius behind Q, the fictional gadgetmeister that…

Aneesh Chopra: America’s Chief Technology Officer

During his weekly address this morning, President Obama named Aneesh Chopra as the nation’s first Chief Technology Officer. Chopra, who has effectively been doing much the same job at a state level in his role as Secretary of Technology for Governor Kaine of Virginia, will work closely with Vivek Kundra, the recently named Federal CIO, and Jeffrey…