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Google’s Chrome Operating System: We’ve Got It All Wrong

Posted by: Rob Hof on July 11

“A real rival to Windows.” “Google drops a nuclear bomb on Microsoft.” It all sounds so dramatic and exciting, the kind of story we journalists love. But I can’t help…

Oracle’s Bold Java Plans

Posted by: Aaron Ricadela on June 02

Larry Ellison has never been shy about nudging Oracle into new parts of the software market. The database king has spent $40 billion to build a franchise in business applications,…

Is That the Sound of the Silicon Valley Web 2.0 Bubble Bursting?

Posted by: Rob Hof on October 09

Om Malik at GigaOM has the news of a grim meeting that leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm Sequoia Capital held yesterday for its portfolio firms. The CEOs were greeted…

VIDEO: Sergey Brin on Why Google’s Launching a Browser

Posted by: Rob Hof on September 02

Google’s Chrome browser is now officially available here. I’m afraid I haven’t had a chance to try it, though I hope to a little later; meantime, here’s an early review…

LIVE from the Googleplex: Chrome Browser Launches

Posted by: Rob Hof on September 02

Google’s about to brief a gazillion of us reporters about its much-discussed Chrome Web browser, now ready for download here. I wrote my initial thoughts yesterday, and you can get…

Google to Release Web Browser Tuesday; Should Microsoft Worry, or Mozilla?

Posted by: Rob Hof on September 01

In its latest bid to remain ascendant on the Internet, Google is about to release its own Web browser, long a key online battleground. It just announced its plans for…

One Fifth of Americans Have Never Used E-Mail

Posted by: Olga Kharif on May 19

We keep talking about Web 1.0 and Web. 2.0. But the fact is, a huge percentage of America has never been to a Web of any kind. One fifth of Americans have never used e-mail, according to a recent survey by consultancy Parks Associates.

Fire in the Belly? “Absolutely,” Says Yahoo!’s Terry Semel

Posted by: Rob Hof on June 12

That’s the word at Yahoo!’s annual shareholders meeting today, not that you’d expect the CEO to say anything else. After last month’s standing-room-only annual meeting at Google, I was a…

Marc Andreessen’s Moonlighting Job: Blogger

Posted by: Rob Hof on June 07

Marc Andreessen, Ning cofounder and onetime Netscape cofounder, has started blogging. And hey—he’s real good. He should have been a writer (except he was smart enough to realize there’s no…

Searching for Cheap Gas

Posted by: Olga Kharif on May 16

With gas prices skyrocketing, I’ve found several Web sites helpful in finding the cheapest gas stations in my area.

Google Apps Go Corporate

Posted by: Rob Hof on February 22

A few weeks ago, I wrote that the launch of a for-pay version of Google Apps for Your Domain was nigh. Now, it’s here. And Premier Edition, a package of…

Make or Break for Web 2.0 Startups

Posted by: Rob Hof on January 29

My colleague Heather Green points out in a new story something I’ve always wondered when I hear how cheap it is to start a Web company today: If it’s so…

Monster.com: Readying to Rumble?

Posted by: Olga Kharif on November 22

Jobs site Monster.com just dismissed its general counsel. While the dismissal is related to an investigation into options, it could indicate that Monster is readying to respond to competitors CareerBuilder.com and Yahoo’s HotJobs.com

Google Vs. Microsoft, For Real

Posted by: Rob Hof on August 27

So Google’s moving forcefully at last into the business software market, at least in a test version. Google Apps for Your Domain, will let small businesses, nonprofits, and universities use,…

Sliding out of Beta

Posted by: Sarah Lacy on August 09

In the Web world, it’s fashionable to stay in Beta in perpetuity. But there are exceptions. Yesterday, Max Levchin’s Slide announced it was emerging from Beta-land. Levchin was the co-founder…

Best Web 2.0 Definition Yet

Posted by: Rob Hof on July 18

Paul Kedrosky, who’s becoming one of my don’t-miss bloggers, has the best definition I’ve yet seen of the vaporous term Web 2.0. After reading James Fallows’ recent Web 2.0 article…

Need a Laugh? JibJab

Posted by: Olga Kharif on April 18

JibJab, which created all those funny political cartoons, has just unveiled what it claims is the world’s largest online depository of jokes. The cartoon studio is trying to turn into the Web’s prime destination for funny content.

Why I Don’t Use a Calendar

Posted by: Rob Hof on December 07

An online calendar like Outlook, that is. Actually, I use a bunch of calendars, but all paper. Don’t look at me like that. After attending the When 2.0 workshop yesterday…

Beta Overload

Posted by: Rob Hof on December 02

I love new Web services as much as the next guy, but doesn’t it seem like all these alpha and beta sites have gotten a little out of hand? I’ve…

Prime Time for Amazon Prime

Posted by: Rob Hof on November 22

When Amazon.com introduced its Amazon Prime program, where you pay $79 a year for free two-day shipping, some analysts thought it would prove to be a money-loser. Amazon itself said…

Diggdot.us: A Little Relief for Web Overload

Posted by: Rob Hof on November 21

I’ve been getting swamped by feed overload for months now. An hour or two out of my day, and while I’m getting a heck of an education, I’m kinda running…

Meet The Web Smart 50

Posted by: Rob Hof on November 10

OK, so Google’s great and Flickr’s fine and Amazon’s amazin’. But check out our new special report, The Web Smart 50, and you’ll see that a lot of action…

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