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  • Top 5 Google Labs projects

    Top 5 Google Labs projects

    In the 1990s, many people knew the Internet by a different name: AOL. America Online was the lens through which millions viewed the Web. At the time, there was little reason to look anywhere else. In 2011, Google has come perhaps the closest to once again luring people into a single vision of the Internet – from Google search and YouTube to Gmail and Android phones. To keep people in the Google way of life, the company constantly launches new services. In fact, Google has an official "20 percent" rule that asks every employee to spend "one day a week working on projects that aren't necessarily in our job descriptions." These extracurricular experiments live at GoogleLabs.com, a self-described "playground" where anyone can try out the almost-finished projects. Recent alumni include Google Maps, Alerts, and its SMS text message directory service. The current collection showcases 50-plus "bubbling test tubes." There's no guarantee that any will graduate to full Google status, but here are five projects that are worth donning a virtual lab coat to test for yourself.

  • Top 5 business deals of 2010 that hit your pocketbook

    Top 5 business deals of 2010 that hit your pocketbook

    The past year has produced some of the most intriguing business deals of the decade, which boosted (or sunk) the fortunes of CEOs and shareholders alike. Perhaps the most relevant question, however, is what impact these transactions will have on consumers? Here are the Top 5 deals of 2010 that, for better or worse, will change the way you spend your money.

  • Smartphones: Protect your phone from these hackers' traps

    The New Economy Smartphones: Protect your phone from these hackers' traps

    Smartphones are increasingly the target of hackers looking for financial data. Here's how to protect yourself and your favorite piece of mobile technology.

  • Half a billion smartphones in 2011?

    The Reformed Broker Half a billion smartphones in 2011?

    2011 may be the year smartphones overtake personal computers in accessing the web.

  • Julian Assange to keep WikiLeaks afloat with money from book deal

    Julian Assange to keep WikiLeaks afloat with money from book deal

    Julian Assange has signed a book deal worth more than $1 million as a way to pay WikiLeaks' legal bills. The business world has had a mixed reaction to Julian Assange and WikiLeaks.

  • Top 5 overlooked stories of 2010

    Top 5 overlooked stories of 2010

    History, it seems, will remember 2010 in the United States as the year of health-care reform, the Gulf oil spill, and the tea party movement. But the most widely covered stories are clearly not the only events that could shape the future of the nation. Here we note five overlooked stories of 2010 – developments that might have received some press coverage but perhaps not as much as they should have, given the impact they could have on various aspects of American life in the years ahead.

  • iPad nothing more than an oversized Apple iPhone: Motorola

    Horizons iPad nothing more than an oversized Apple iPhone: Motorola

    The iPad is just 'like a giant iPhone,' Motorola jokes in a new advertisement for its forthcoming tablet.

  • Nexus S review roundup

    Horizons Nexus S review roundup

    Nexus S – the latest Google handset – hits store shelves this week. So how does the Google Nexus S stack up?

  • BlackBerry maker RIM sees profit surge

    BlackBerry maker RIM sees profit surge

    BlackBerry shipments reach 14.2 million units in the third quarter, mostly outside the United States.

  • 300K Android phones activated every day: Google

    Horizons 300K Android phones activated every day: Google

    Android – Google's mobile operating system – has momentum on its side.