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Air France Tests Cell Services

Air France has become the first airline to offer international passengers e-mail and text-messaging service that's based on standard cell phone technology. The catch: It's only available on a single Airbus A318 aircraft in the... More...

Symantec Tests Software-As-A-Service For Backups

Symantec is launching a software-as-a-service platform aimed at bringing security offerings to small- and medium-sized businesses. The Cupertino, California-based security company has announced that the Symantec Protection Network – Online Backup Service has gone into... More...

Ask Tests New Search Interface

Deciding that 5.9% search share isn't enough, InterActiveCorp (owner of Ask.com) has launched a publically available search site with a new three-paned interface. The left pane of the search results provides a control panel that... More...

Google tests tool to aid Web indexing

Google has launched an experiment to speed Web site information and changes to its index. Web site administrators--whether they manage a single-page site or corporate Web site--can use the free program called... More...

Yahoo tests blend of blogging, networking

Yahoo Inc. is preparing to introduce a new service that blends several of its website's popular features with two of the Internet's fastest growing activities — blogging and social networking. The hybrid service, called "Yahoo... More...

Microsoft Tests Antivirus Product

Microsoft is alpha-testing its upcoming antivirus product, according to industry sources. They claim the antivirus software works as a "behavior blocker" that monitors different events and actions on computers. If the event or action is... More...

Yahoo tests new home page

C|Net News.com reports that one of the webs most popular sites Yahoo is giving its home page a new look and feel. What's odd about this is how Yahoo is slowly making the changes.... More...

Tests to uproot Windows passwords begin

Microsoft and RSA Security on Wednesday started beta testing a product designed to phase out the use of traditional passwords and replace them with automatically generated passwords from a SecurID token. SecurID... More...

Wal-Mart Tests Its Own Web Music Service

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. launched a bare-bones Web site Thursday to test its new 88-cents-per-song online music service, hoping that its cheaper price will lure listeners from more expensive competitors. Other sites, such as Apple Computer... More...

Adobe Tests Anti-Piracy Technique

Adobe Systems Inc. has begun testing online activation of its Photoshop 7.0 application in Australia as a way of stemming the illegal use of its software. If the pilot is successful, and so far it... More...

Spam-bot tests flunk the blind

An increasingly popular technique for preventing e-mail abuse is frustrating some visually impaired Net users, setting the stage for a conflict between spam busters and advocates for the disabled. Many companies have... More...

Apple denies fiddling G5, Xeon tests

Apple has defended its benchmark comparison of its new Power Mac G5 and two Dell Pentium 4 and Xeon-based systems, stating that the tests performed and the way those tests were conducted is all above... More...

AOL tests secure IM

VeriSign and AOL are testing a secure version of AOL's instant messaging service to sell into enterprises, it emerged during VeriSign's analysts day on Thursday last week. According to reports from the... More...

Gateway tests waters of music business

The Poway, Calif.-based PC manufacturer is examining a number of strategies that could effectively turn the company into a player in the music publishing and distribution business. Gateway already maintains a site,... More...

AOL 7.0 tests Netscape browser

America Online said Thursday that it has begun testing technology developed by Netscape Communications within its software, fueling speculation that it may replace Microsoft's Internet Explorer as its default Web browser. In... More...

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