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Hong Kong firm intros $250 laptop

Cyril Kowaliski The Tech Report 23.05.2008
Hong Kong firm intros $250 laptop

If you think even Asus' $299.99 Eee PC 2G Surf is too expensive, Hong Kong-based firm Bestlink may have a solution for you.

Lenovo sees profit more than doubled

Zhu Shenshen Shanghai Daily 23.05.2008
Lenovo sees profit more than doubled

LENOVO Group Ltd, the world's No. 4 personal computer maker, announced yesterday its net profit in the first quarter more than doubled as a result of a one-off gain from the sale of its cell phone unit and strong revenue from the Chinese market.


Google co-founder pushes TV "white space" plan

Peter Kaplan Reuters 23.05.2008
A man has his picture taken in front of Google Inc. headquarters in Mountain View, California, May 8, 2008.  REUTERS/Kimberly White

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Google Inc co-founder Larry Page was in Washington on Thursday to promote the company's proposal for a new generation of wireless devices to operate on soon-to-be-vacant television airwaves.

Publisher sues over new Amazon policy

ANDREA JAMES Seattle Post-Intelligencer 22.05.2008
Publisher sues over new Amazon policy

In response to a change in Amazon.com Inc.'s publishing policy for certain types of books, an independent Maine publisher has filed a lawsuit seeking class-action status against the Seattle online retailer.


EU says to study Microsoft's open-source step

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The EU executive said on Thursday it would investigate if steps announced by Microsoft (MSFT.O: Quote, Profile, Research) to make it easier for users of an open-source rival to work with Microsoft Office give consumers greater...

Microsoft not bidding to buy Yahoo -CEO Ballmer

Ari Rabinovitch Reuters 21.05.2008
Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer speaks during a luncheon and conference on technology and innovation in Madrid, April 25, 2008.  REUTERS/Susana Vera

HERZLIYA, Israel (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp is not looking to bid to buy all of Yahoo Inc but is in talks about other types of deals with the U.S. No. 2 search engine, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said on Wednesday.


Nokia sees returns from services in 2010

Sinead Carew Reuters 20.05.2008
Nokia sees returns from services in 2010

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nokia (NOK1V.HE: Quote, Profile, Research)(NOK.N: Quote, Profile, Research), the world's leading mobile phone maker, does not expect to start to see returns from its investment in Internet services until 2010, Chief Financial ...

Google in urgent talks over Microsoft-Yahoo! deal

Amanda Andrews and Suzy Jagger in New York Times Online 20.05.2008
Google in urgent talks over Microsoft-Yahoo! deal

Google executives convened an emergency meeting last night to discuss the implications of a possible revived deal between Yahoo! and Microsoft.


Facebook stresses independence amid Microsoft talk

Mariko Katsumura Reuters 20.05.2008
A sample Facebook profile is seen in an undated handout image.  REUTERS/Facebook/Handout

TOKYO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg stressed his company's independent spirit on Monday, after a report the social networking site might be sold to software giant Microsoft, which is hunting for ways to beef up its Inter...

Microsoft Revives Talks With Yahoo, Proposes New Deal

Amy Thomson Bloomberg.com 19.05.2008
Microsoft Revives Talks With Yahoo, Proposes New Deal

May 19 (Bloomberg) -- Microsoft Corp., the world's biggest software maker, revived the possibility of a deal with Yahoo! Inc. to challenge Google Inc. after failing to agree on a merger.


Where Portals and Social Networks Collide

Olga Kharif and Catherine Holahan BusinessWeek 19.05.2008
Social network Facebook is among the 10 most visited sites in the U.S. Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Facebook and MySpace want to allow users to share data with other sites, but increased competition from Google and Yahoo looms

Help! We're Running Out Of Internet!

Javier Espinoza Forbes 19.05.2008
Help! We're Running Out Of Internet!

LONDON - If you thought the World Wide Web was a limitless receptacle to the world's news, blogs and occasionally pointless musings, think again. The Internet could run out of web addresses by 2011, undermining the potential of businesses to use n...


Alienware joining forces with Dell XPS

Dell’s official blog has reported that Alienware development teams has joined Dell XPS in developing new gaming laptops. So far, you can see on the Dell web-store two Area-51 m9750 models along with XPS M1730 line.

Microsoft: New talks for alternative Yahoo deal

Michael Liedtke And Jessica Mintz IBTimes 19.05.2008
Yahoo worker leaves Yahoo headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif..   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)

SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft Corp. is once again trying to team up with Yahoo Inc. to challenge Internet search and advertising leader Google Inc., although at this point the renewed talks haven't escalated to another attempt to take over Yahoo.


the Apple iPhone shown on display at an Apple Store in Los Gatos, Calif..   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)

PARIS - French wireless operator Orange said Friday it has signed a deal with Apple Inc. to sell its iPhone in the Middle East, Africa and several European countries.

Without Yahoo, Microsoft Has Little for Advertisers

Robert A. Guth The Wall Street Journal 17.05.2008
Without Yahoo, Microsoft Has Little for Advertisers

Online advertisers next week will descend on Seattle seeking signs of how Microsoft Corp. will compete online without buying Yahoo Inc. They will have to wait a bit longer.


CBS to Pay $1.8 Billion for CNET Networks

Andrew Ross Sorkin DealBook - New York Times 16.05.2008
CBS to Pay $1.8 Billion for CNET Networks

CBS said Thursday it would buy CNET Networks for $1.8 billion in cash, marking its biggest online acquisition since hiring Quincy Smith, a former media and technology investment banker, to lead its interactive unit in late 2006. The deal came as C...

Apple's largest U.S. store highlights growth strategy

BOSTON (Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O: Quote, Profile , Research) unveiled its largest U.S. store on Wednesday, a glass-facade building sheathed in steel that a senior company official said reflects Apple's plans to expand retail ventures at home a...


Icahn to run board slate for Yahoo: sources

Dane Hamilton and Kenneth Li Reuters 15.05.2008
Investor Carl Icahn speaks at the Wall Street Journal Deals & Deal Makers conference, held at the New York Stock Exchange, June 27, 2007. REUTERS/Chip East

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is moving ahead with plans to run a dissident board slate at Yahoo Inc (YHOO.O: Quote, Profile, Research) in a bid to force the Internet company to sell itself Microsoft Corp, sources familiar w...

YuuZoo and MSN Sign Exclusive Mobile Partnership

YuuZoo and MSN today announced they have signed an exclusive mobile partnership deal covering more than 1 billion mobile users in the world’s largest mobile market, China, as well as in several other key Asian markets; India, the world’s second la...



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