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Microsoft: No more three-app limit in Windows 7 Starter Edition

Microsoft: No more three-app limit in Windows 7 Starter Edition Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft is eliminating one of the biggest sticking points for Windows 7 Starter Edition ? the three-application concurrency limitation. Microsoft officials acknowledged the change on May 29 on the Windows Team Blog.

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Dirty Dozen? Greenpeace rates IT firms' green IQ James Farrar: Greenpeace launches its inaugural ranking of the top 12 tech firms' performance on climate change. But is the group's effort aimed more at leveraging political influence than encouraging IT innovation?

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Google Wave: The enterprise implications

Google Wave: The enterprise implications Dion Hinchcliffe: Google has launched many communication services yet none before Wave have had such obvious business utility or attempted to reinvent the collaborative process from the ground-up. Will Wave really have much impact on businesses? You might be surprised at the answers.

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IBM's Devil's Triangle: An enterprise software soap opera

IBM's Devil's Triangle: An enterprise software soap opera Michael Krigsman: IBM faces lawsuits and public embarrassment in the Philippines over a failed government project involving the company's DB2 database product. The situation offers a textbook example of the tensions and conflicts that arise between technology vendors, customers, and system integrators.

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The cure for YouTube's ills: Charge for uploads

The cure for YouTube's ills: Charge for uploads Larry Dignan: Those 20 hours of video uploaded every minute on YouTube costs money -- too much money. The solution? Google should charge small listing fees just like eBay does. The goal: Discourage the constant uploading of pet mouse videos.

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Twitter: A fine 'pre-business' but un-monetizable and a deadly acquisition target
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Bing is live: Nice first impression

Bing is live: Nice first impression Larry Dignan: One of Microsoft's best innovations has been its search Cashback program, which is a rewards system for users of the software giant's search. Bing, which launched a few days early, seems to integrate Cashback everywhere.

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Microsoft's Bing: 10 burning questions
Is it just me, or does Bing look a lot like Google?
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