Nice timing: Facebook debuts “Facebook for Business”

By Colleen Taylor – Facebook on Tuesday debuted a step-by-step online guide aimed at helping small businesses use the social networking site. The company is billing the new webpage, found atFacebook.com/business, as an “online education center” that gives directions on such things as how to set up a profile page, create targeted ads and deals, and...

Microsoft Offers Reward for Information on Rustock

Jeffrey Meisner – 18 Jul 2011 8:00 AM Last month, I shared with you that the Rustock botnet has remained inactive since Microsoft and its partners took it offline on March 16th. Today, we take our pursuit a step further. After publishing notices in two Russian newspapers last month to notify the Rustock operators of the civil lawsuit, we decided to...

R.I.P. Microsoft Zune, 2006-2011

Bloomberg is reporting that Microsoft has finally decided to put an official end to its Zunemedia player line. “A person familiar with the decision” has informed them that Microsoft will not be putting out any new hardware in the line, and will be henceforward focusing on integrating Zune functionality with the Windows Phone 7 platform. Not exactly unexpected;...

For their part, HTC and Samsung have accused Apple of resorting to litigation instead of competing fairly in the market.

For their part, HTC and Samsung have accused Apple of resorting to litigation instead of competing fairly in the market.

An examination of the two patents the U.S. International Trade Commission found handset maker HTC infringed upon in an initial ruling on Friday has revealed that the patent claims in question may apply to “every Android device out there.” Apple won a skirmish on Friday in its ongoing dispute against HTC when a judge for the ITC ruled that the...

Internet Explorer 9 utterly dominates malware-blocking stats

Internet Explorer 9’s dual-pronged approach to blocking access to malicious URLs—SmartScreen Filter to block bad URLs, and Application Reputation to detect untrustworthy executables—provides the best socially engineered malware blocking of any stable browser version, according to NSS Labs’ latest report. Internet Explorer 9 blocked 92 percent of...