Google goes global with Apps (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Google Inc said more than 2 million businesses now use its online office software, and the Web search leader is going global on Monday with an advertising campaign to lure customers away from Microsoft Corp and IBM products.

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Yahoo to Promote Home Page Apps During Open Hack Day (PC World)

Friday, October 9th, 2009

Yahoo will encourage external developers to build applications for its home page at today’s Open Hack Day

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Yahoo to Promote Home Page Apps During Open Hack Day (PC World via Yahoo! News)

Friday, October 9th, 2009

Yahoo has opened the application floodgates to its home page, with hopes that external developers will soon build tens of thousands of programs that Yahoo.com’s more than 330 million visitors will find useful.

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Google Voice App Rejections Make Apple Look Bad (PC World via Yahoo! News)

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Apple has broken out its big red rejection stamp again, this time putting the kibosh on a series of Google Voice-related apps for the iPhone. Google’s own Google Voice application has been slapped down, as have a handful of other independently produced Google Voice apps, their developers confirm.

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Yahoo widgets for the social networker (CNET)

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

If you’re a widget fan, you’ll probably want to know how to use those simple apps to stay up-to-date with all your friends on social networks. Yahoo widgets can help.

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Yahoo Beefs Up E-Mail with Widget Utilities (PC World via Yahoo! News)

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Yahoo added over a dozen widgets to its Webmail service today, including integration with PayPal, eBay, YouTube, and Mint.com. These apps will let users do more while within Yahoo Mail, reducing the need to shuffle between Websites and services.

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Yahoo Abandons Smartphone Apps To Focus On Web And IPhone (paidContent.org via Yahoo! Finance)

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Yahoo has stopped the development on its mobile applications for smartphones . People applying to beta-test the smartphone app recieved an e-mail beginning: “Yahoo! has decided to cease development of the Yahoo!

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Google Apps Gains LDAP Support (PC World via Yahoo! News)

Friday, May 1st, 2009

Google Apps has gained a directory tool designed to simplify and accelerate the setup of this hosted collaboration and communication suite.

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Heroku hosts Ruby apps, battles Google (InfoWorld via Yahoo! News)

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Heroku will debut on Friday its cloud service for Ruby applications, competing with Google and offering provisionless Web hosting.

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Google to offer paid smartphone apps in Apple challenge (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Google Inc will allow developers to sell applications for its Android cell phone operating system beginning next week in the United States, as the search giant strives to expand in a smartphone arena dominated by Apple Inc.

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