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VMware Releases Beta 2 Of Mac Virtualization App
News  |  7/31/2008
The latest suite of Mac-Windows integration features new ways for protecting virtual machines with multiple snapshots and new tools for technical professionals.
The iPhone's Push App Service Appears
Commentary  |  7/31/2008
While iPhone owners may never get true background applications, the seeds are in place for the next best thing. Select developers are saying the 2.1 version of the firmware has an API for Apple's Push Notification Service.
Google Plans Venture Capital Fund
News  |  7/31/2008
The company's VC arm will be led by David Drummond, Google's senior VP of corporate development and chief legal officer.
Blade Server Use Will Be Limited Through 2012, Researcher Says
News  |  7/31/2008
Among the disadvantages of blade servers are proprietary technology and a lack of interoperability standards that tend to lock users to a vendor.
Boeing Standardizes Software For Product Development
News  |  7/31/2008
It's part of an effort to improve manufacturing, as Boeing faces roaring demand and an order backlog of 3,600 commercial planes.
EDS Denies Layoff Report, Shareholders Approve HP Deal
News  |  7/31/2008
The transaction, which valued EDS at $25 per share, is expected to close in the second half of 2008.
Facebook To Use Intel-Powered Servers
News  |  7/31/2008
The agreement includes evaluation, benchmarking, and optimization of software for Intel architecture in Facebook's growing data centers.
Microsoft Sues Mouse Maker Primax
News  |  7/31/2008
Microsoft accuses Primax of using several patented technologies developed for keyboards and mice.
Netflix Will Stream TV, Movies To LG Blu-Ray Player
News  |  7/31/2008
The LG BD300 player will rely on a wired broadband connection to display a variety of streaming content from Netflix and other services.
Beyond Vista: Microsoft's Plans For Windows 7, 8, And 'Midori'
Commentary  |  7/31/2008
Microsoft's OS developers need to be more sure-handed than ever these days, given the number of balls they've got in the air.
Apple Says MobileMe's E-Mail Bugs Fixed
News  |  7/31/2008
The company said the service's e-mail issues have been repaired, but some subscribers are still reporting problems.
With Microsoft Midori, Platforms Take Shape In The Cloud
News  |  7/31/2008
The advent of browser-based thin clients like CherryPal and projects from Microsoft, Google, and others indicates that fully cloud-based computing will make its way to the masses.
Facebook Teams With Intel For Servers
Commentary  |  7/31/2008
Hexus.net
Mobile Phone Market Sees Double-Digit Growth
News  |  7/31/2008
Vendors shipped 306 million handsets during the second quarter, a 15% increase from the year before, according to IDC.
NowPublic Lists Silicon Valley's Most Influential Web Voices
News  |  7/31/2008
The "crowd-sourced" list contains the most popular voices on the Web through sites like Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube, and others.
Cuil Needs To Fix Its Technology Before It Can Get Hot
News  |  7/31/2008
Search engine expert Stephen Arnold believes the surge of interest in Cuil shows there's a huge pent-up demand for an alternative to Google.
Dell's New Entertainment Service: Will It B-Sharp Or B-Flat?
Commentary  |  7/31/2008
Athletes recovering from a serious injury should take it slow and not overexert themselves. That's a lesson that's apparently being ignored by Dell, which is looking to compete with Apple's champion iTunes while struggling with a lousy rep for customer service.
Should Microsoft Play To Its Corporate Strengths?
Commentary  |  7/31/2008
With Apple recently experiencing explosive growth and Microsoft stock in the doldrums for most of the decade, it's time for some action in Redmond. Last time I proposed a "show them how it's done" model, where Microsoft builds complete solutions that include its software. This time it's the "focus on what you do best" approach; for Microsoft that means servers and business infrastructure.
Scrabulous Revived On Facebook With New Name, New Features
News  |  7/31/2008
Like Scrabulous, the new game Wordscraper allows players to choose seven tiles at a time to create words on a board that offers double word and triple letter points.
Thomson Reuters Replaces IM Software To Avert Wall Street Disruption
News  |  7/31/2008
A U.S. District Court Judge ruled the firm had to stop using its FaceTime instant messaging after failing to make a final payment to the contractor that provided it.
Windows Mobile: We Have 18,000 Mobile Applications. Beat That, iPhone
Commentary  |  7/31/2008
This morning I received an email from the Windows Mobile press relations team. According to what I read, the number of Windows Mobile phones out in the world has doubled in the last year, and Microsoft expects its WinMo phones to outsell the iPhone, like, forever.
Mac Cloner Psystar Hires Apple-Busting Law Firm
News  |  7/31/2008
Defending Psystar will be Carr & Ferrell, a law firm that specializes in tech industry issues such as copyright and intellectual property law.
Boeing To Roll Out Product-Management Software Companywide
News  |  7/31/2008
It's part of an effort to improve manufacturing as Boeing faces an order backlog of 3,600 planes, including the delayed Dreamliner 787.
Nokia Drops Phone Prices, Puts The Squeeze On Competitors
Commentary  |  7/31/2008
Nokia has an empowering, vice-like grip on 40% of the world market for mobile phones. Even with its market-leading position, it is stepping up the pressure on its rivals, and recently cut the cost of many of its phones by about 10%. Is this the first sign of a price war?
IBM Readies Data Protection Software
Commentary  |  7/31/2008
CNN/Money, InternetNews
Google Says Privacy Doesn't Exist, Get Used To Everyone Knowing Everything About You
Commentary  |  7/31/2008
The headline practically says it all. Google is being sued by a Pittsburgh couple for posting images of its house on the Internet in Google's Street Views pages. Google responded, in court no less, that complete privacy simply doesn't exist in today's world and the couple should stop crying about it.
Google Acquires Omniso
Commentary  |  7/30/2008
Google, via the YouTube blog, on Wednesday said that it has purchased Omniso, a California-based social video startup.
Chinese Demand For Locally Made Chips Heating Up
News  |  7/30/2008
The main reason for the trend, according to iSuppli's report, is the drop in manufacturing outsourcing to China by foreign electronic equipment makers.
Dell Downplays Report Of Music Device
News  |  7/30/2008
Dell launched a line of MP3 music players in 2003, but poor sales prompted the company to pull the plug in 2006.
The Instinct Gets A Software Update
Commentary  |  7/30/2008
Apple's iPhone 3G isn't the only touch-screen device that's selling like hot cakes, as Samsung's Instinct also has been flying off the shelves. While the Instinct was successful, many have reported data-related issues with the phone. Those problems should be fixed with the latest firmware update.
Sprint Updates Its Mobile Web Browser
News  |  7/30/2008
Dubbed "Sprint Web," the interface includes an adaptive homepage and a Google search bar.
MySpace Adds To Senior Executive Suite
News  |  7/30/2008
MySpace, which launched four years ago, now has more than 117 million users worldwide and offices in 19 countries and 29 localized sites across the Web.
Mozilla Releases Firefox 3.1 Alpha
Commentary  |  7/30/2008
PC Pro, ChannelWeb
Amazon Offers Online Payment Service For E-Commerce Sites
News  |  7/30/2008
Checkout By Amazon and Amazon Simple Pay will compete with PayPal and Google Checkout for a piece of the online payments pie.
Microsoft Designing Midori, Windows' Replacement
Commentary  |  7/30/2008
SD Times, InformationWeek
Consumers Spend Less, Comparison Shop Online
News  |  7/30/2008
The latest Consumer Behavior Report suggests prices at the pump are now a factor in how far shoppers will go to get that great deal.
Google Maps Adds Mass Transit Support For S60 And Windows Mobile Phones
Commentary  |  7/30/2008
Not too long ago, Google added transit directions to is Maps for Mobile product. Initially, it supported just BlackBerry smartphones. Today, Google added support for Nokia's S60 platform and Microsoft's Windows Mobile platform, as well. I gave the new mapping software a spin.
Verizon To Help Government Manage Mobile Phones
News  |  7/30/2008
In a deal worth up to $15 million, Verizon Business will manage and track mobile devices for the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Yahoo To Reimburse Customers Of DRM-Protected Music
News  |  7/30/2008
People who purchased from Yahoo's soon-to-be-closed online music store will be offered coupons for MP3s from Rhapsody.
Microsoft Prepares For Post-Windows Era With 'Midori'
News  |  7/30/2008
The operating system is being designed from the ground up to support Internet-based computing and multicore architectures.
British Hacker Loses Extradition Appeal
News  |  7/30/2008
UFO fanatic Gary McKinnon is accused of hacking into 97 U.S. military computer systems in 2001 and 2002 and may face as many as 70 years in a U.S. prison.
Hollywood Sues Two Free-Movie Sites
News  |  7/30/2008
The sites offered free streams of copyrighted films, including the latest X-Files, Batman, and Hellboy movies.
Despite Buyout, Bell Canada Cuts 2,500 Managers
News  |  7/30/2008
The company said the loss of positions will result in annual savings of about $300 million when combined with other reductions carried out earlier in the year.
Garmin's GPS Cell Phone 'Nuvifone' Delayed
News  |  7/30/2008
The company's first mobile phone will be delayed until 2009, but representatives said it will be rolled out with a wireless carrier or two.
Rural Areas Hotbeds Of Twitter Searches, Social Networking
News  |  7/30/2008
Lightly populated areas are more prone to fostering online relationships because of travel constraints, a report from Gaebler Ventures suggests.
Microsoft Offers In-Car Internet Search Service To Automakers
News  |  7/30/2008
The service comes as automakers begin to embrace the Internet, starting with a wireless connection option on Chrysler models beginning next month.
T-Mobile Takes Customization To A Whole New Level With Latest Sidekick
Commentary  |  7/30/2008
Last night in New York City, T-Mobile announced its new Sidekick 2008 with a bang. The update to T-Mobile's messaging device for the masses now lets users interchange the exterior shell of the device, making it more personal. It also is slightly more svelte than previous models and includes some other noteworthy tech updates.
Apple: We Fixed MobileMe
Commentary  |  7/30/2008
AppleInsider
Qwest Rolls Out Verizon Wireless Handsets, Services
News  |  7/30/2008
The Verizon service replaces the Sprint service that has been offered by Qwest since it sold its earlier Qwest Wireless service a few years ago.
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