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  • Google to push Gmail to BlackBerrys

    Google has unveiled a new service that will push Gmail and calendar items to the native client software on BlackBerry devices, stepping up the search giant's efforts in the enterprise market.

  • Google offers top tip to help beat bots

    Google has put a new spin on the CAPTCHA, a way of helping Web sites distinguish between human visitors and bots: It wants people to tell it which way is up in a series of randomly rotated images, a task that humans find easy and computers difficult.

  • Google preps next version of Android

    Developers will now be able to take a look at the SDK (Software Development Kit) for the next version of the Android platform, Google announced on Monday on its developer blog.

  • Google OS will be on netbooks by year's end

    It's not news that Microsoft will get Windows 7 out as fast as possible this year. Vista has been a complete dog, so Microsoft will rush to deliver what is essentially a cleaned-up, lightweight version. What is news is that Google will have its own contender, Android, in the desktop operating system market.

  • Web apps eroding MS Word franchise: study

    Companies may use Microsoft Word for word processing out of habit rather than necessity and are beginning to consider other alternatives, as the web has changed the way people create and share documents, according to a Forrester Research report.

  • Local companies find their own Street View paths

    Local online mapping service providers are putting on a brave face, welcoming the launch of Google’s Street View and saying it creates an awareness of spatial information that can only be good for business.

  • Unlocked Android phone: Pricey outside the US

    Just in time for the end-of-year shopping season, Google is offering an unlocked Android phone, targeted at developers but available to anyone. While the phone might be attractive to consumers and developers alike in the US, its price in other countries is putting off even developers.

  • Report: Google to 'significantly' cut contractor use

    Google Monday acknowledged plans to "significantly" reduce the number of contractors it uses, according to a report on the Web site of the Wall Street Journal. The report noted that the company has no plans to cut its permanent workforce.