Joab JacksonU.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

Joab Jackson covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for the IDG News Service, and is based in New York.

Google: Mobile map search surging past desktop use

Google is experiencing a shift towards more mobile use, an executive says.

DOJ ruling against Microsoft impacted browsers little

The browser market is far more vigorous today than in 1998, but probably not because of government intervention involving Microsoft.

U.S. launches wireless public safety network

The major U.S. telecommunications carriers join the U.S. government in creating a public safety network

Couchbase offers NoSQL for iPhone

Couchbase has released a beta version of the CouchDB for the iPhone.

Firefox 4.0 makes early appearance

While Firefox 4.0 won't officially be released until Tuesday, it is already on Mozilla public FTP servers

Mozilla releases Firefox 4.0 release candidate

The new Firefox browser will feature a radically redesigned interface as well as new privacy controls.

Music execs stressed over free streaming

Free music streaming services have replaced piracy as the chief concern for the ever-struggling music industry

Enterprise apps find a space on iPhone, iPad, consumer devices

Enterprise software vendors are adapting their applications for use with consumer devices like the iPad and mobile phones.

Mozilla site exposed encrypted passwords

A Mozilla database was exposed to the Internet, the Mozilla Foundation disclosed

Intel: 1000-core processor possible

A group of Intel researchers has pioneered a messaging system that would allow multiple cores to communicate.

New Adobe Reader sandboxed, simplified

Adobe has released PDF Reader X, which features boosted security and a minimal browser interface.

Google adds OAuth support to Google Apps

Google Apps APIs can now be accessed by the emerging OAuth authentication protocol.

Mainstream media fixated on Apple

Technology journalists stumble over each other to praise Apple, while Microsoft goes neglected, according to a Pew Research Center study.

Adobe adds HTML5 controls to Illustrator

A new expansion pack to Adobe Illustrator allows designers to build one interface for multiple Web and print platforms.

HTML5 may help Web pages talk, listen

The World Wide Web Consortium is investigating integrating speech capabilities into the Web standard.