A small percentage of people have been without their Gmail accounts since Sunday.
Imagine if you lost your entire email inbox, sent box, folders –everything.
A small number of Gmail users logged into their accounts over the weekend to find just that.
Immediately, Google (GOOG) support forums started filling up and Google's App Status dashboard issued the ominous warning, "We're investigating reports of an issue with Google Mail. We will provide more information MORESeth Weintraub - Feb 28, 2011 1:01 PM ET
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is revved up about cloud-based software. But not for Photoshopping or watching DVR, like in his commercials. He's aiming at enterprise, and taking on two heavy hitters in CRM.
On Thursday morning Ballmer introduced a new upgrade to Microsoft (MSFT) Dynamics CRM, a tool businesses use to manage client relationships. The latest version touts a handful of upgrades (like improved integration with other Microsoft products). But more MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Jan 21, 2011 12:31 PM ET
With the rise of cloud and social, it's time for the IT department to change the way they work -- and become company heroes.
By Aaron Levie, contributor
On a daily basis, a select group of individuals are making technology decisions on behalf of their entire organization. They're implementing services to solve real business problems, sometimes under the guidance of their IT department, but most often on their own. For the MOREJan 16, 2011 9:41 AM ET
The chipmaker wants to standardize online computing. Will the rest of the industry get on board?
Can Intel do for cloud computing what it did for Wi-Fi? The chip company helped usher in ubiquitous wireless broadband seven years ago when it introduced its Centrino wireless platform for laptop computers and then teamed up with PC makers and hot spot operators such as Borders (BGP) and Hilton to evangelize Wi-Fi to consumers. MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Jan 12, 2011 5:00 AM ET
Social, the cloud, gamification -- it all sounds like consumer-enterprise convergence. It's not, exactly, but these trends are a sign that enterprise has some catching up to do after a year of massive evolution in consumer gadgets.
With only a day to go until the end of 2010, the lists predicting which technologies will dominate the headlines next year are rampant. Well, I'm throwing my hat into the ring as well, MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Dec 31, 2010 5:00 AM ET
Online games such as Age of Conan and Farmville are hot. Now industry leader Activision Blizzard is jumping into the fray with a new Internet strategy.
When videogame publisher Activision announced its merger with Vivendi Games in late 2007, analysts predicted that Vivendi's Blizzard unit, maker of the hugely popular Internet-based fantasy game World of Warcraft, would help Activision migrate to the online world.
Three years later the combined company, Activision Blizzard, MOREStephanie N. Mehta, Deputy Managing Editor - Dec 20, 2010 5:00 AM ET
C-level positions don't get created overnight. So what is it about the cloud computing revolution that merits a seat in the executive suite?
The cloud: A once, well, hazy term that describes the increasingly vast array of software, applications, and data storage tools that live not on users' home PCs but on the Internet, is taking form. Cloud computing, as tech companies would have us understand it, encompasses all kinds of MOREShelley DuBois, writer-reporter - Dec 6, 2010 1:21 PM ET
Salesforce.com's Marc Benioff shows that he knows how to work a room, at Larry Ellison's expense.
I'm convinced that the ability to promote one's self or one's company is an innate rather than a learned trait. That doesn't mean someone can't try. But they'll never be as good as the born showman, like, for example, the chief executive of Salesforce.com (CRM), Marc Benioff. (To many, he's still The Big Benioff, as MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Nov 24, 2010 9:22 AM ET
Its Maiden, N.C., data center, said to be doubling in size, is still not visible on Google Maps
How is that the only photographic evidence that Apple (AAPL) is building a giant data center in western North Carolina is a video fly-over shot eight months ago by a Charlotte real estate agent and a snapshot that appeared in the Hickory Daily Record three months earlier?
[UPDATE: There's a new flyover! Shot by MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 27, 2010 11:01 AM ET
A round-up of the companies, deals, and trends that made headlines.
Every day, the Fortune staff spends hours poring over tech stories, posts, and reviews from all over the Web to keep tabs on the companies that matter. We've assembled the weekend's most newsworthy bits below.Illustrator Randall Monroe's 2010 edition of his "Map of Online Communities." Photo: xkcd
"The world doesn't need another platform." -- Google VP of Engineering Andy Rubin on Windows MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 11, 2010 6:30 AM ET
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