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Enterprise who? Google says little about Apps, business cloud services in Q1 report
Google did little during its first-quarter earnings report to shush critics who say its Enterprise unit is a second-class citizen in its kingdom.
Microsoft's Outlook.com now imports Yahoo Mail
Microsoft said Thursday that it will now import Yahoo Mail via Outlook.com, providing a front door to another major email provider.
Lavaboom builds encrypted webmail service to resist snooping
A new webmail service called Lavaboom promises to provide easy-to-use email encryption without ever learning its users' private encryption keys...
Yahoo email anti-spoofing policy breaks mailing lists
In an attempt to block email spoofing attacks on yahoo.com addresses, Yahoo began imposing a stricter email validation policy that unfortunately...
Google amends terms to clarify that data is analyzed for ads
In an attempt at clarity, Google has amended its terms of service to say that it analyzes private data, including emails, for purposes including the...
Google trumpets extra encryption for Gmail, but stays mum on other apps
Google recently trumpeted that it now encrypts Gmail messages while shuffling them among its data centers, an extra security layer aimed at thwarting...
After outcry, Microsoft changes course and won't access user data in theft probes
Microsoft will no longer go through email messages and other personal data that users of its online services have stored on its servers, a decision...
Worried about the government? Internet giants also dip their hands in the cookie jar
Security protections have been tightened at many of the major online services, as firms like Google and Microsoft pledge to protect their users...
Google tightens HTTPS protections in Gmail in light of government snooping
Citing the need to protect users from government cyber-spying, Google has tightened Gmail's encryption screws by removing the option to turn off...
US officials: NSA overseas surveillance is targeted, not bulk collection
A U.S. National Security Agency surveillance program focused on overseas telephone and email communications is targeted and narrow, and not the bulk...
Unify sets timetable for launch of its Project Ansible unified communications service
Unify has set a timetable for the launch of its Project Ansible unified communications product, with beta testing scheduled for May.
Google launches referral program for Apps suite
People can now earn a finder's fee when they refer customers to Google for its Apps email and collaboration suite.
Almost 11 days later, Google finally clears up Postini email backlog
After about a week-and-a-half, Google finished unclogging a backlog of legitimate messages its Postini spam filter trapped by mistake at the end of...
Groups ask US FTC to investigate Facebook's purchase of WhatsApp
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission should investigate Facebook's proposed US$19 billion acquisition of mobile messaging app WhatsApp -- and...
Google sharpens Gmail app for iOS
The latest version of the Gmail app for iOS cuts down on inbox refresh delays and simplifies the log-in process for users with multiple Google mobile...
Microsoft finally rolls out Skype-Outlook.com integration to all users
After testing a preview version of the Outlook.com-Skype integration for almost a year in some markets, Microsoft has now made it generally available...
Postini traps legitimate messages, creates Gmail delivery backlog
Google has been scrambling for more than 24 hours to unclog a queue of messages sent to Gmail users that its Postini email filter incorrectly labeled...
Some users take a dim view of the web, survey finds
The information management system known as the web turns 25 this year. Its birthday, however, may not be celebrated by everyone.
Gmail hit by message delivery delay
Delays affected the delivery of messages to Gmail users Tuesday morning, days after key Google Web apps, including Docs and Drive, were hit by a bug...
Glitch hits Google Drive, Docs, trips them for hours
A service disruption that lasted more than five hours made key Google Web apps malfunction on Thursday.