Today in Tech

November 15, 2010: 6:00 AM ET

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 day's most newsworthy bits below.

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  • Playing catch up with Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft's leading web-based email clients, Aol unveiled Project Phoenix yesterday. Features include email account aggregation, a "Quick Bar" (read: shortcut bar) up top, three kinds of inbox views (compact, expanded, and reading pane), web browser-like tabs and (awful) new domain names like @wow and (Fortune)
  • The European Union is ponying up roughly $21.4 million for the "Vision Cloud" research project, aimed at tackling current cloud storage issues including the ability to run apps via cloud and data mobility. IBM, Siemens and SAP will be involved. (PC World)
  • Facebook will likely unveil a full-fledged web client today that will rival Gmail, Yahoo Mail, and Windows Live Hotmail. More
  • The 5 worst cell phone designs of all time

    Though critics made a bloodsport out of bashing the iPhone 4, these fatally-flawed offenders serve as reminders that good design is hard to come by. Four short weeks since it crashed Apple and AT&T's servers, the iPhone 4 has broken records, surpassed analyst expectations and invoked the kind of ire and controversy usually reserved for political elections. Just as quickly, Apple's once-sterling reputation for cutting-edge design became a potential liability.

    But as MORE

    - Jul 21, 2010 10:07 AM ET
  • Chrysler's engineering software shift

    The automaker is embracing engineering software from Siemens where it once used Dassault. A case of open vs. closed?

    Before it hits the road, every car first lives digitally on an automaker's computers, where engineers can keep track of engines, electrical systems and every other detail.

    Chrysler, the struggling U.S. automaker that owns the Dodge and Jeep brands, has quietly taken a step away from engineering software market leader Dassault Systemes and MORE

    - Jun 23, 2010 9:15 AM ET
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