Many low-cost laptops are aimed at the developing world

Microsoft is cutting the cost of putting Windows XP on low cost laptops.

Netcom eyes 10 more cities for IPTV services

BenjaminScent The Standard 13.05.2008
Netcom eyes 10 more cities for IPTV services

Fixed-line operator China Netcom (0906) plans to expand its internet- protocol television (IPTV) service to 10 or more new cities later this year, a senior executive told The Standard.

In this Jan. 15, 2008 file photo, MacWorld attendee Wil Gieseler talks on his Apple iPhone in front of a iPhone poster at the MacWorld Conference in San Francisco.  (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)

NEW YORK - Apple Inc. said Monday its iPhone's are "currently unavailable'' from its online store in the U.S. and U.K. and did not say when it will replenish its inventory, which is fueling rumors that a new improved version of the iPhone will soo...

The new Blackberry `Bold` model 9000 smartphone is seen in a publicity photo. Research in Motion, the smartphone maker behind the Blackberry series, introduced on Monday its newest device called Bold. (Handout/IBTimes photo)

Research in Motion, the smartphone maker behind the Blackberry series, introduced on Monday its newest device called "Bold."

Craig (of the List) Looks Beyond the Web

Noam Cohen New York Times 12.05.2008
Craig Newmark, in his office in San Francisco, scoffs at the notion that his popular free Web site is strangling newspapers.  Noah Berger/Bloomberg News

Imagine what it might have been like to be Dr. Kleenex. You invent a modern miracle, the cheap paper handkerchief, and suddenly you become the person blamed for America’s disposable culture, praised for a more convenient life, or both.

Cisco Data-Center Chief Resigns

NEW YORK - Cisco Systems Inc., the world's biggest maker of networking equipment, said its data-center chief, Jayshree Ullal will leave the company

Google to launch social web Friend Connect

Following Facebook and Myspace, Google will join the social network data portability crowd to allow its users to port user data to partner sites, media reported Monday.

FIH reportedly to forge partnership with China-based Longcheer

Foxconn International Holdings (FIH), the Hong Kong-listed handset subsidiary of Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) reportedly is in talks to establish a strategic partnership with China-based handset design company Longcheer Holding...

Academic says gadgets threaten Internet's future

Peter Griffiths Reuters 11.05.2008
Steven Levy, a journalist from Newsweek magazine, holds the Apple iPhone outside the Apple store on New York's 5th Avenue June 29, 2007.

LONDON (Reuters) - The rise of gadgets like the iPhone, Blackberry and Xbox threatens to unravel the decades of innovation that helped to build the Internet, a leading academic has warned in a new book.

EBay's PayPal rule in Australia draws fire

Amanda Fehd IBTimes 11.05.2008
EBay's PayPal rule in Australia draws fire

SAN JOSE, Calif. - EBay Inc. is exploring whether to require customers to use its online payment service PayPal, a move that has angered users and prompted antitrust scrutiny in Australia, where a PayPal-only rule takes effect next month.

Microsoft Sued Over Imagery Project Trademark

Eddyson Lugangwa IBTimes 10.05.2008
Microsoft Sued Over Imagery Project Trademark

SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft's satellite imagery project was sued over the "TerraServer" name, by a small North Carolina company alleging that the firm was using its name which is already registered.

China Sites Shine New Light on the Web

David Hechler 09.05.2008
China Sites Shine New Light on the Web

The event last November had all the earmarks of a big stock launch: photo ops with the charismatic business leader, a crush of international media and the unmistakable buzz that comes with being near the center of the financial universe. Only this...

HK-Shenzhen to boost technology co-operation

Hong Kong and Shenzhen will strengthen co-operation in radio frequency identification technology and intellectual property protection.

Does Ballmer Need To Go?

Erick Schonfeld TechCrunch 05.05.2008
Does Ballmer Need To Go?

Microsoft’s dramatic decision this weekend to withdraw its offer for Yahoo and not pursue a hostile bid raises a whole host of questions. What happens to Yahoo now? What happens to Microsoft? Or is this just a tactic to drive down the price of Yah...

China Unicom chairman to become China Mobile CEO post-restructuring

HONG KONG (Thomson Financial) - China Unicom chairman Chang Xiaobing is tipped to become the chief executive at bigger rival China Mobile Ltd following the mainland telecommunications industry restructuring, the South China Morning Post reported o...

Grain Shortages, Rising World Food Prices - and Ethanol Backfires?

“Achieving the 15% (Bush) goal (to replace 15% of domestic gasoline with biofuels in 10 years) would require the entire current U. S. corn crop, which represents a whopping 40% of the world's corn supply.” - Colin Carter, Ph.D., UC-Davis

Bain, KKR bidding for Singapore's Unisteel-sources

HONG KONG/TOKYO, May 2 (Reuters) - Bain Capital and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co [KKR.UL] are among the private equity firms bidding on Singapore-based disk drive component maker Unisteel Technology , sources close to the matter said on Friday.

Online music services could pay $100 million in royalties

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Time Warner Inc's AOL unit, RealNetworks and Yahoo Inc could stand to pay up to $100 million in royalties owed to thousands of songwriters and publishers, after a federal judge established a formula for determining the pa...

Report: Microsoft-Yahoo deal may go hostile Friday

By JESSICA MINTZ, AP Technology Writer Associated Press 02.05.2008
Report: Microsoft-Yahoo deal may go hostile Friday

SEATTLE - Microsoft Corp. may go hostile in its bid for Yahoo Inc. as soon as Friday, according to a published report.

Google to sell display ads in Web videos

NEW YORK - Web search leader Google Inc plans to start selling ads to appear in Web videos and has signed up 20 customers, as it aims to do for videos what it has done for text. Partners include YuMe, an online video advertising network, Brightcov...

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