Stories by Jon Gold

Google open-sources online learning tools

Google has released a set of online tools for educators under an open-source license, allowing for experimentation and collaborative development of the Course Builder system.

iPhone 5: How does it stack up?

When the iPhone was first released in 2007, there really wasn't anything like it on the market, with the greatest respect to BlackBerry. Apple's iconic smartphone quickly carved out its own niche, and woe betide the OEM that tried to compete directly.

Google Wallet to lose pre-paid card option

Google announced this week that it would discontinue support for its branded pre-paid card in Google Wallet on Oct. 17, and urged customers to take steps to ensure they recover all their funds in a timely manner.

Hottest Android news and rumours for the week ending Aug. 31

It's fair to say that the verdict in the landmark Samsung vs. Apple case could have been better for the Android manufacturer, as the jury dealt it a billion-dollar blow. Many pundits are already saying that the case could have broad ramifications for the rest of the Android world, scaring off hardware makers that couldn't absorb such a whopping judgment as easily as Samsung and forcing product redesigns that avoid potentially damaging legal trouble.

Ditching Postini, switching to Google Vault

For the 12-strong IT department at Caraustar, a Georgia-based recycled paper packaging company, switching from Google Postini to the Google Vault email archiving and management service was a matter of saving time, as much as anything.

5 reasons Android users won't switch to the iPhone 5

The hype around the upcoming iPhone 5 - which is rapidly approaching the hysterical peak that we've all come to expect every time Apple rolls out a new model - has already generated a number of possible reasons for Google and its Android partners to worry about the device's impact.

5 reasons Android users will switch to the iPhone 5

Unless you've been living under a server farm for the past few months -- subsisting on Ethernet cables and waste heat -- you're probably aware that the iPhone 5 is likely to be released within the next month or so.