Heather Havenstein

Heather Havenstein has been a senior reporter at Computerworld since 2004. She covers Web 2.0, emerging technology, application development and business intelligence. Before joining Computerworld, she covered IT at various other publications including InfoWorld, CIO, Federal Computer Week and Network World. Web Watch

Google called off Yahoo deal as DOJ closed in

Google Inc. called off its proposed search advertising deal with Yahoo just three hours before the U.S. Department of Justice was to file an antitrust complaint on Nov. 5 aimed at blocking it, according to the lawyer that the...

Sun rolls out its JavaFX Rich Internet Application tool

Sun today is formally rolling out the first version of its javaFX tool set for building Rich Internet Applications

'Cyber Monday' spending up 15% over 2007

Online retail sales grew significantly over the four-day Thanksgiving weekend -- plus Cyber Monday -- this year compared with 2007, but comScore maintains its prediction that spending will be flat for the full holiday season.

Google rolls out Gmail gadget for Google Desktop for Windows

Google has added a Gmail gadget to its Google Desktop for Windows tool, allowing users to access e-mail in its desktop search application.

MySpace, Flock, Vidoop unveil prototype for storing OpenID credentials

MySpace, Flock and Vidoop have jointly developed a tool they hope will expand use of the OpenID log-in framework.

Ballmer rebuffs talks of revisiting Yahoo acquisition

Microsoft is no longer interested in buying Yahoo, even with the departure of Jerry Yang, who as CEO of Yahoo had rebuffed Microsoft's earlier $45 billion offer to buy the company.

Obama continues 'Google-enabled government' push on transition site

Sen. Barack Obama's transition team is continuing the president-elect's push to create a so-called Google-enabled government by loosening copyright restrictions and providing a forum for citizen input.

Motrin Aching From Social Media Backlash

Thousands of angry mothers took to Twitter and other blog sites to protest an online video advertisement posted by the maker of the Motrin pain reliever.

Poll: Millennials tend to ignore IT policies

An Accenture survey found that many working members of the millennial generation -- those age 14 to 27 -- either ignore or are unaware of IT policies about posting company or customer data online.

ComScore forecasts flat holiday online spending

Online researcher ComScore said that online sales this month have declined compared to last year, and that it projects that online sales for the full holiday season will be comparable to 2007.

Report: Google to 'significantly' cut contractor use

Google Monday acknowledged plans to "significantly" reduce the number of contractors it uses, according to a report on the Web site of the Wall Street Journal. The report noted that the company has no plans to cut its permanent...

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