Apple to dominate touch screen phone market

Daniel Jacobs IBTimes 10.07.2008
Apple to dominate touch screen phone market

SAN FRANCISCO - Buoyed by its venerable iPhone, Apple Inc. is leading the touchscreen phone market in the US and is expected to take over a third of the market by the year's end.

Google ventures into virtual reality with 'Lively'

Michael Liedtke IBTimes 09.07.2008
Google ventures into virtual reality with 'Lively'

SAN FRANCISCO - In the latest expansion beyond its main mission of organizing the world's information, Internet search leader Google Inc. hopes to orchestrate more fantasizing on the Web.

Pioneer creates 16-layer disc with 400 GB capacity

Wolfgang Gruener TG Daily 08.07.2008
Pioneer creates 16-layer disc with 400 GB capacity

Tokyo (Japan) –A new generation of high capacity optical discs could be on the way as Pioneer claims to have developed read-only disc media with 16 layers and a total capacity of 400 GB. The company believes that the technology could “greatly redu...

Microsoft prepares to do battle to oust Yahoo's board of directors

Microsoftset the stage for a full-blown battle to overthrow Yahoo's board of directors yesterday when it declared it was interested in reopening talks to buy all or part of the internet company - but only if a new board was appointed first.

What's Holding OpenOffice Back?

Lou Dolinar LinuxInsider 07.07.2008
What's Holding OpenOffice Back?

Why don't more people use OpenOffice, the free and open source alternative to Microsoft Office? Microsoft has spent years and dollars engineering creative ways to keep people using its costly software and preventing them from switching to OpenOffi...

Apple's iPhone could find Asia tough to crack

HONG KONG (AFP) - The iPhone 3G, which Apple is billing as twice as fast and half as expensive as the debut model, will roll out in cities from Tokyo to Sydney on Friday -- but it could face challenges in Asia it will not have elsewhere.

Hong Kong and Guangdong have agreed to boost co-operation on the modern information service industry in the coming year.

Dell To Increase Store Number To 3,000 In China

According to Min Yida, president of Dell Greater China, Dell has 1,800 direct shops in China and the company hopes to increase the number to 3,000 by the end of 2008.

Microsoft Xbox 360 cheaper than Nintendo Wii

MICROSOFT'S Xbox 360 has become the cheapest next-generation games console following price cuts across the Xbox range.

Microsoft Seeks Partners For a New Run at Yahoo

Matthew Karnitsching and Robert A. Guth The Wall Street Journal 03.07.2008
Microsoft Seeks Partners For a New Run at Yahoo

Microsoft Corp., positioning itself for a new run for Yahoo Inc.'s search business, has approached other media companies in recent days about joining it in a deal that would effectively lead to Yahoo's breakup, say people familiar with the discuss...

China Yahoo Apologizes To Qihu360 For Improper Competition In China

Alibaba's subsidiary China Yahoo has for the first time made an apology to Qihu360 for the improper competitive practices its service Yahoo! Assistant has brought to Qihu360.

Microsoft's Plan B for Search

Catherine Holahan BusinessWeek 02.07.2008
Microsoft's Plan B for Search

Moving past the Yahoo saga, the software giant is buying semantic search engine Powerset as a way of closing the gap with Google

News Flash: Adobe Aids Search

Aaron Ricadela BusinessWeek 02.07.2008
News Flash: Adobe Aids Search

Adobe's new software will make Flash-created content more easily seen by search engines like Google and Yahoo

Google Quietly Tests Social Network

Google has quietly begun limited testing of several new social features created for its iGoogle personalized start page. The updates include chat, activity streaming and a new interface for the gadgets offered on the start page.

Sinclair dreams of 'flying cars'

Personal flying machines will be a reality, home computer and electric car pioneer Sir Clive Sinclair has said.

Yahoo sheds new light on Microsoft talks

Shaun Nichols 01.07.2008
Yahoo sheds new light on Microsoft talks

Yahoo is offering its full account of the company's recent acquisition talks with Microsoft.


People always ask what I really think about Bill Gates. Sometimes it's a test, to see if I share their view that he's the scourge of techville...

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REDMOND, Wash. (AP) -- Microsoft Corp. is scheduled to stop selling its Windows XP operating system to retailers and major computer makers Monday, despite protests from a slice of PC users who don't want to be forced into using XP's successor, Vista.

Bill Gates bids a teary farewell to Microsoft

Daisuke Wakabayashi Reuters 28.06.2008
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REDMOND, Washington (Reuters) - Bill Gates said a teary goodbye on Friday to Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O: Quote, Profile, Research), the software maker he built into the world's most valuable technology company based on the ambitious goal of placing a ...

China Mobile says iPhone talks scale biggest hurdle

HONG KONG, June 27 (Reuters) - Talks to bring Apple Inc's iPhone to mainland China have cleared their biggest hurdle and are now focusing on practical issues, the country's top mobile operator China Mobile Ltd said on Friday.

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