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Microsoft Corp Chairman Bill Gates reacts during a news conference in Tokyo May 7, 2008. [Agencies]

SEATTLE -- It is almost unthinkable that any one human could pick up where Bill Gates leaves off when he ends his full-time tenure Friday as Microsoft's leader.

Microsoft Seeks Path Beyond the Gates Legacy

Steve Lohr New York Times 27.06.2008
Friday will be Bill Gates’s last day as a full-time worker at Microsoft, the software giant he founded with Paul Allen in 1975. He attended an event unveiling Windows 95 in August 1995. Associated Press

Bill Gates is retiring, sort of. He is still only 52, and he is going off to spend more time guiding the world’s richest philanthropy, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He will still be Microsoft’s chairman and largest shareholder, but Friday...


Sony working on PlayStation Phone?

Kyle van der Merwe bit-tech.net 27.06.2008
Is Sony still working on developing a PlayStation Phone?

Sony is once-again rumoured to be launching a new gaming-focused phone under the PlayStation brand, though considering how long these rumours have been running it’s probably best to take this news with a un-healthy sized pinch of salt.

Wireless carrier tests eye controls for electronics

Yuri Kageyama Yahoo! News 27.06.2008
(AP Photo/Katsumi Kasahara)

YOKOSUKA, Japan - Rolling your eyes to turn up the volume of a portable music player and tapping your fingers to turn on a DVD player are among technologies Japan's top mobile carrier is testing for "wearable" gadgets.


MySpace China Partners with Micat For Mobile Version

Pearl Research The Washington Post 24.06.2008
MySpace China Partners with Micat For Mobile Version

Domestic Chinse mobile phone service provider MICAT has announced an agreement with social-networking website, MySpace (called Juyou in China). Together, they will be launching "MySpace MICAT," an social platform for Chinese mobile internet users.

Nokia buys Symbian, opens it for war with Google Android

With Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android platform getting all the press these days, it’s easy to forget that another company, Nokia, is still by far and away the worldwide leader in mobile sales. It is a sleeping giant. And with the two noisy newc...


Google's Mobile-Handset Plans Are Slowed

Jessica E. Vascellaro and Amol Sharma The Wall Street Journal 23.06.2008
A screen image of Google's gWalk application running on the Android cellphone software the company is developing for a new breed of handsets.

Google Inc. is learning that changing the cellphone industry isn't easy. The Internet giant and more than 30 partners announced in November a bold plan for a new breed of handsets based on a suite of mobile software called Android. At the time, Go...

Facebook heads MySpace in unique visitors

Kevin Allison Financial Times 23.06.2008
Facebook heads MySpace in unique visitors

Facebook, the fast-growing social network, has taken a significant lead over MySpace in visitor numbers for the first time, according to one popular measure of internet traffic.


The secret of Bill Gates' success

Charles Miller BBC News 21.06.2008
The secret of Bill Gates' success

As Bill Gates prepares to end his full-time work at Microsoft, he tells the BBC in an interview that it wasn't just what Microsoft did, but what his rivals didn't do that let Microsoft get ahead.

The headquarters of Yahoo Inc. is shown in Sunnyvale, California May 5, 2008.   REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc said it introduced two new e-mail domains on Wednesday, allowing users to select new, simpler e-mail addresses ending in ymail.com and rocketmail.com.


Why iPhone Wannabes Don't Cut It

Stephen H. Wildstrom BusinessWeek 19.06.2008
Why iPhone Wannabes Don't Cut It

Apple's influence on high-tech markets has long exceeded the company's relatively small market share, and nowhere is that more obvious than in the wireless phone market. Barely a year after it introduced the original iPhone, Apple (AAPL) has redef...

Sony Ericsson officially launch C905

Sony Ericsson has finally official with C905. This slider features fantastic 8.1 MP camera with face recognition and image stabilization sensors and Xenon flash.


Hello Kitty rediscovers Japanese roots

Yuri Kageyama IBTimes 19.06.2008
(AP Photo/Yuri Kageyama)

TOKYO - Hello Kitty Japan's most famous feline is rediscovering its cultural roots.

DesignSmart schemes more user-friendly

The Innovation & Technology Commission has made new arrangements for two schemes under the DesignSmart Initiative, making them more user-friendly. They are the Design Research and Design-Business Collaboration Schemes.


MySpace Might Have Friends, but It Wants Ad Money

BRIAN STELTER The New York Times 16.06.2008
An ad for the new Batman film will be on the home page of MySpace on Wednesday.

When the News Corporation added MySpace to its portfolio nearly three years ago, it expected that if its base of 16 million users kept growing — and each user kept adding friends, sharing photos and swapping flirty messages — the advertising dolla...

Google-Yahoo Deal Raises Antitrust Fears

Peter Whoriskey The Washington Post 14.06.2008
Google-Yahoo Deal Raises Antitrust Fears

Google, already the world's dominant Web company, keeps on growing. But the announcement on Thursday that it has struck a deal to assume some of the business of its nearest competitor, Yahoo, has aroused questions about whether the company is on i...


Microsoft Offered to Invest $8 Billion in Yahoo Stock

Microsoft Corp. offered to buy $8 billion of Yahoo! Inc. shares at $35 each and acquire the Internet company's search unit, a proposal that Yahoo spurned in favor of an agreement yesterday with rival Google Inc.

Google's Yahoo Rebound Play

Robert Hof BusinessWeek 13.06.2008
Google's Yahoo Rebound Play

With Microsoft out of the picture, Web search king Google strikes a search ad deal with Yahoo. But where does that leave the struggling portal?


Yahoo reaches Google ad deal, Microsoft talks fail

Michele Gershberg and Anupreeta Das Reuters 13.06.2008
A man runs past the headquarters of Yahoo Inc. in Sunnyvale, California May 5, 2008.   REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc and Microsoft Corp ended talks as the Web pioneer agreed to let archrival Google Inc sell search ads on its site, the companies said on Thursday.

The iPhone Eyes BlackBerry's Turf

Arik Hesseldahl BusinessWeek 12.06.2008
The iPhone Eyes BlackBerry's Turf

But Apple still has a ways to go to catch up with RIM in the lucrative corporate market



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