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Google shows off its Android software

SAN FRANCISCO: Google used its annual developer conference here this week to show off its nearly completed mobile software system to about 3,000 computer programmers, hoping to cultivate more services and advertising.

Bill Gates says interaction with computers will change dramatically  AFP/GETTY

Microsoft is developing a new touch screen operating system that could mean the end of the computer mouse, Bill Gates has announced.


Dell Appears to Turn a Corner

Aaron Ricadela BusinessWeek 30.05.2008
Dell founder and chief executive, Michael Dell Getty Images

Its fiscal first-quarter results exceeded Wall Street expectations, driving hopes that the turnaround is taking hold

Yahoo has not discounted working with its rival in some key areas

The boss of Yahoo has said Microsoft is no longer interested in buying the company but that it "makes sense" for the two to discuss working together.


Yahoo CEO says company is not 'under siege'

Allison Hoffman AP 29.05.2008
In this photo provided by D:All Things Digital, Yahoo Inc. CEO Jerry Yang, left speaks during the D6 Conference in Carlsbad, Calif., on Wednesday, May 28, 2008. (AP Photo/D:All Things Digital, Asa Mathat)

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Yahoo Inc. CEO Jerry Yang rejected the image of his company as "under siege" Wednesday, telling conference goers that executives are rallying to streamline Yahoo's offerings and make it more relevant to consumers and to adv...

Rohm to buy Oki Electric's chip business

Mariko Katsumura Reuters 28.05.2008
Rohm to buy Oki Electric's chip business

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese semiconductor maker Rohm Co said on Wednesday it would buy smaller rival Oki Electric Industry Co's microchip operations for about 95 billion yen ($913 million), signaling a further shake-up in Japan's chip industry.


MTN hang-up not the end of Bharti expansion

Devidutta Tripathy and Sumeet Chatterjee Reuters 28.05.2008
MTN hang-up not the end of Bharti expansion

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Bharti Airtel's (BRTI.BO: Quote, Profile, Research) failure to woo South Africa's MTN Group (MTNJ.J: Quote, Profile, Research) may be a missed opportunity, but India's top mobile operator will still seek buys overseas as it l...

Why European cos fear Google!

Executives from across Europe's technology, media and telecoms sector fear Internet search and advertising giant Google may steal their business, they told a Reuters summit this week.


Vodafone chief to leave company

Vodafone chief executive Arun Sarin is stepping down from his post as the head of one of Britain's biggest companies after five years, the company has said.

As iPhone Second Coming Approaches, Pelago Adds To Its War Chest

Mark Hendrickson The Washington Post 27.05.2008
As iPhone Second Coming Approaches, Pelago Adds To Its War Chest

Last November, we reviewed the first product from Seattle-based startup Pelago- a mobile mapping service called Whrrl meant for sharing reviews of places and events with friends.


Reliance of India in exclusive takeover talks with MTN

MUMBAI: Reliance Communications, the No. 2 mobile operator in India, said Monday that it had entered into exclusive negotiations with MTN Group, after Bharti Airtel said over the weekend that it had ended takeover talks with the South African firm.

India Videocon in early talks with Motorola-report

India's Videocon Group is in initial talks about buying the handset business of Motorola Inc (MOT.N: Quote, Profile, Research) and is also looking at the possibility of bidding for General Electric's (GE.N: Quote, Profile, Research) appliances div...


Linux May Power New Nokia Phones

Tarmo Virki PC World 25.05.2008
Linux May Power New Nokia Phones

PARIS (Reuters) - The world's top handset maker Nokia Oyj expects the role of the Linux operating system in its product portfolio to increase as the role of its Internet-focused devices grows, company officials said.

Microsoft And The $1,632 Copy Of Vista

The Consumerist 25.05.2008
Microsoft And The $1,632 Copy Of Vista

Microsoft charged Bill $1,632 for a single Windows Vista Ultimate upgrade license. Each time Bill, an IT Manager, tried to his enter his payment details through Windows LIve Marketplace he was told that Microsoft could not be contacted, and to "pl...


China to issue 3G licenses, merge telecoms majors

Vinicy Chan and Edmund Klamann Reuters 25.05.2008
China to issue 3G licenses, merge telecoms majors

HONG KONG/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China will issue three licenses for high-speed third-generation mobile phone services and called for a merger of China Unicom (0762.HK: Quote, Profile , Research) and Netcom (0906.HK: Quote, Profile , Research), two ...

China to issue 3G licenses, merge telecoms majors

Vinicy Chan, Edmund Klamann Reuters 24.05.2008
China to issue 3G licenses, merge telecoms majors

HONG KONG/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China will issue three licenses for high-speed third-generation mobile phone services and called for a merger of China Unicom and Netcom, two of its four biggest telecoms providers, in a long-awaited industry revamp.


Yahoo to stockholders: ignore Icahn proxy cards

Yahoo Inc.'s board is urging shareholders not to sign or return proxy cards sent to them in connection with activist investor Carl Icahn's efforts to replace the company's current directors.

Google's Larry Page: Wireless mics can do it, why can't we?

Showing its commitment to pushing white spaces broadband into the mainstream, Google's Larry Page went to Washington this week to lobby for the idea. Page talked up the potential for this "WiFi on steroids" and was dismissive of concerns that usin...


Yahoo buy not a strategy in itself: Microsoft CEO

Amie Ferris-Rotman Reuters 24.05.2008
Yahoo buy not a strategy in itself: Microsoft CEO

Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer said on Friday that buying Yahoo was not a strategy in itself, and dropping the bid meant it now had $50 billion to spend on other acquisitions.

In Google we trust - but should we?

Victor Keegan The Guardian 23.05.2008
Google founders Larry Page (left) and Sergey Brin (Photo: Ben Margot/AP)

A question increasingly asked is whether Google is becoming a dangerous monopoly. It is a very serious question. If we end up with one company controlling search - the gateway to information - it could be catastrophic if it abused its position.



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