Microsoft Restricts Spam and Viruses|
Microsoft Corp. is releasing new versions of its software packages for safeguarding and archiving e-mails and other corporate messages.
Microsoft Exchange Hosted Services, which was known as FrontBridge Technologies before Microsoft acquired that company, comprise of four products that can help companies do things like minimize spam and viruses and archive messages for legal and regulatory requirements.
The revamped product line will be available April 1 in most countries.
The products are offered as a service over the Internet, rather than as software that companies have to install. Web-based offerings are growing in popularity because they can be cheaper and easier for customers to deploy and less cumbersome for software makers to update. Microsoft, which makes most of its money from desktop-bound software like Windows and Office, is trying to make inroads into that field.
Redmond-based Microsoft says the products, which will be sold directly to businesses, are meant to complement other security safeguards that companies have on their premises.
Google Confirms Licensing Search Engine|
Google Inc. on Tuesday confirmed that it has licensed a search algorithm from an Australian university that says the technology delivers expanded results that make it more likely people will chose the right link to the most relevant Web page.
Apple Discussion Board Users List Boot Camp Woes
Apple Computer's new software for installing Windows XP on an Intel Mac could leave the computer unable to boot back into OS X, users reported.
Yahoo Lunches 'Instant Search'
Yahoo on Tuesday launched "Instant Search" in beta, a feature that delivers results while typing in a query.
Microsoft Fixes 14 Flaws
Microsoft Tuesday released five security bulletins that patched 14 different vulnerabilities, including an awaited fix for Internet Explorer, the browser which has been victimized for weeks by multiple exploits installing adware, spyware, and keyloggers on users' PCs.
Google to Launch New Calendar Service
Google Inc., the top online search engine, is unveiling a calendar service that allows users to store appointments online, receive reminders about them and share those plans with others.
Microsoft Updates Worm Killer
Along with the usual patches unveiled Tuesday, Microsoft also updated the Windows Malicious Software Tool, a free utility that detects and deletes a limited number of worms, viruses, Trojans, and rootkits.
People Don't Want To Pay For Public Wi-Fi
A growing number of people are using public Wi-Fi, but the majority are unwilling to pay for the wireless Internet service, a market researcher said Wednesday.
Stern Boosts Sirius Site Traffic
The debut of shock jock Howard Stern on Sirius Satellite Radio in January caused traffic to soar on the company's Web site to where it surpassed that of competitor XM Satellite Radio for the first time, a Web metrics firm said Wednesday.
Windows Live Search Offers New Tools
Google still gets raves for its stark design and simple search results, but frankly I think it's boring. So I give Microsoft credit for offering some interesting new features in its latest crack at Web search: the Windows Live Search beta.
AT&T, Group Challenge U.S. Spy Program
AT&T Inc. and an Internet advocacy group are waging in federal court a privacy battle that could expose the reach of the Bush administration's secretive domestic wiretapping program.