Social Media

Applications built on social networks may be the ideal way to distribute malicious code.

Ever since Facebook opened its doors to third-party applications a year and a half ago, millions of users have employed miniature applications to play games, share movie and song recommendations, and even “zombie-bite” their friends. But as the popularity of third-party applications has grown, computer-security researchers have also begun worrying…

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Chrome is designed to make online applications faster, more stable, and easier to use.

Google launched a browser optimized to run Web applications on Tuesday, a move that some observers believe could help loosen Microsoft’s grip on personal computing. The new browser, called Chrome, has been built to enhance the performance, stability, and usability of complex Web applications. It could help broaden the appeal…

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Web-based startups offer social features that help people make better financial decisions.

When traditional desktop software migrates to the Web, it’s often with interesting side effects. In the case of Web-based personal-finance software, you get added functionality: the ability to (anonymously) compare your financial decisions and performance with those of others. Mint, a site that already allows its customers to compare their…

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Portlets

With Internet penetrating all the walks of life, a web page today has to display diverse information. Sometimes this information is not related to each other, but is relevant to the user. Even thought the result is an integrated web page, several components contribute in creating parts of the web…

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