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Articles tagged with: api

eBay Gets Aggressive With Social Strategy

Looks like eBay is head to toes in their new e-commerce project, X.Commerce. That’s why eBay has now procured the two leading platforms in the e-commerce industry, Magento and GSI Commerce.

Paypal which is now a subsidiary of eBay, earlier this year merged their programming interface and developers with that of eBay for a joint venture, X.Commerce. X Commerce is a cloud based toolkit that allows businesses to innovate the e-commerce industry.

New Malicious Module Attacks Unnoticed

Online attackers usually exploit webpages by adding malicious scripts to HTML pages or specific code that triggers “drive-by downloads.” Unfortunately, a new attack discovered last Friday called Apmod not only infects webpages but infects the web server itself. When a web server gets infected, each user that requests a web page from the infected server is a victim. Although this new attack is not yet widespread, it has the potential to be, it targets popular Apache Web Servers that run on both Windows and Linux. Apache Web Servers currently host about 204 million websites.

Lenovo Launches Secure Cloud Access

Joining the cloud movement came Lenovo with it’s new “client to cloud” strategy, a service that allows users to couple their computers with cloud computing. Lenovo stated that all ThinkPad laptops and ThinkCentre desktops powered by Intel’s latest chips are available. Lenovo will be working with Intel using APIs (Application Programming Interface) to connect hardware to cloud apps.

Google Chrome’s New HTML5 Speech Input

Google adds yet another feature to their already popular Chrome web browser. Google mentioned that they would be updating their beta channel by bringing HTML5 speech input API, developed with the HTML Speech Incubator Group.

Google emphasizes this API (Application Programming Interface), because developers can now give apps the ability to transcribe voice to text. All it will take is a simple click of the mouse and speak into your computer’s microphone.

The company also mentioned that the recorded speech will be sent to transcription servers once…

Google Cloud Connect – Collaborate Seamlessly

Google just released Google Cloud Connect, a software plug-in that moves Office files to Google Docs. With the plugin you can save the files to Google Docs and have them available all the time no matter where you are, reducing the confusion of which version is the most recent. It also gives you the ability to collaborate on documents. For example, your colleagues in Miami could edit the file’s table of content while the creative director, who works from Dallas Texas adjust formating. This reduces the need to send documents back and forth as email attachments making collaboration seamlessly despite not working from the same location.