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Widgetbox Breaks Out of Beta

Widgetbox, an online directory for syndicated web “widgets,” or small interactive services that can be embedded onto a webpage or blog, formally announced its launch on Monday, after completing a private and public beta.

Worthwhile Update to Office 2007 Beta

Microsoft released a public update yesterday to the Office 2007 beta 2 suite of applications.

Yahoo Mail Beta Delivered To All

Yahoo has some 80 million users in the United States, and the next time they login to check their email they will be offered the opportunity to switch to the Outlook-like Yahoo Mail Beta version.

Bill Gates Donated To Charity

Here’s a roundup of a few Windows Vista news items:

Microsoft ships beta of Web site builder (Expression)

Do you remember Microsoft FrontPage?

Windows Media Player 11 Beta 2 Released

Windows XP users, download and enjoy beta 2 of Windows Media Player 11, just released by Microsoft.

Live OneCare Family Safety Beta Available

Microsoft opened up its Windows Live OneCare Family Safety beta this week. Parents can sign up to test the service designed give them more control over what their children see and do on the Internet.

Firefox 2 Beta 2 Available To You

The obligatory notice about the Firefox 2 Beta 2 browser being a developer preview release made available for testing purposes only has been duly noted.

Vista Beta Testers Mad About Startup Sound

Folks testing Microsoft Windows Vista have been emailing me today complaining that in Vista the startup sound that goes off everytime the OS starts up will be forced.

Beta Blogger Becoming Better

The migration of users from the old version of Google’s Blogger service to the new beta will happen at an “incremental” pace.

Google Launching A Beta Blogger

A slate of updates to the Blogger platform run by Google provides some new features for bloggers and their readers.

SugarCRM Releases 4.5 In Beta

SugarCRM released the beta version of its customer relationship management (CRM) software Sugar 4.5. The release adds functionalities like personalized views, internationalization and support for Microsoft Windows Server products.

New Ecto for Windows Released

Following beta testing over the past few months, version 2.1 of blog manager and editor ecto for Windows was released earlier this week.

Yahoo Drops Live Search Into Firefox 2.0

The newest beta candidate of the Firefox 2.0 web browser has been online for only a day, but Yahoo has already made one of its technologies available to it.

Firefox Up In Share, Out In Beta

The Mozilla Firefox web browser has begun moving upward again in global market share, and those users can now try out version 2.0 Beta 1 of the browser.

Yahoo Messenger for Mac Beta Released

I meant to write this up last night but got home a bit too late for that. If you’ve been a suffering with Yahoo! Messenger on your Mac for the last few years, download the new beta and rejoice.

Microsoft Releases IE 7 Beta 3

The next beta release of Internet Explorer 7 adds a few new updates and tweaks based on the feedback collected from users of the new browser.

Google Iceberg (beta)

Ever seen an iceberg? They are magnificent ice mountains, frozen floating islands bobbing around the most northern and southern oceans.

Up Close and Personal with Mobile Google

On Monday, the Google Press Center released word of (yet another) new direction for the company.

Microsoft Word 2007 Beta 2 Blogging Functionality

Testing the blogging functionality in Word 2007 beta 2.

Sampa Beta Builds Sites

Former Microsoft employee Marcelo Calbucci wants you to have a website. And he’d like it very much if you use his new product, called Sampa, to build it. Although it denies simple classification, Calbucci speaks of Sampa as a “blog on steroids.” It’s for home or business use.