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Building off the Salesforce.com model, Workday aims to provide business software as a service.
Nintendo said its manufacturing facilities are working to gear up the supply chain pipeline to keep retail shelves filled, but believes demand will outpace supply.
Microsoft sued sellers who allegedly used eBay or other online auction houses to sell counterfeit software.
About half the size of the original Shuffle, the new half-cubic-inch iPod contains 1 Gbyte of flash memory that holds up to 240 songs.
As cyberbullying increases, users on YouTube and elsewhere are trying to do something about it.
More than half of those who describe themselves as liberals are more likely to obtain election information from the Internet compared with 42% of moderates and 39% of conservatives, according to the AP/AOL News poll.
Rhythm & Hues Studios has installed a StorageTek SL 500 to replace an older system no longer up to massive storage management tasks.
Consumer-generated content isn't alone on the Web. Now the professionals want to get more involved, too.
Finding what you want via Internet search engines will likely get messier before it gets easier, but industry watchers predict the eventual advent of smarter searches that "learn" as they go.
A one-year-old San Francisco startup launches its flagship service that lets consumers upload pictures to the Internet from their mobile phone.
The retail site includes open source OpenLaszlo and Flash, but excludes the HUB, Wal-Mart's experimental social networking site.
Content includes fantasy sports that allow fans to track teams, player statistics, and scores.
The United States is at the top of the intellectual-property theft list, with 205 violations and $51.7 million in losses, according to a new study.
Not only does the software give consumers more choices for digital music, but it also frees up shelf space for fast-selling items without completely eliminating slow-moving content from stores. Analysts also believe the kiosks will reduce product returns.
The Motion Picture Association of America and the Los Angeles Boy Scouts introduced the program to help raise awareness of respecting copyrights.
The research, recently published in a scientific journal but originally started for the landmark IBM case that has since cleared IBM of wrongdoing, says workers in the chip-making trade are at higher risk for brain, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and kidney cancers.
Sony ticks off a list of video game titles and lays out its online strategy for the PlayStation 3 game console, which is expected to ship in November.
Microsoft has developed an audio and video teleconference system known as RoundTable that will begin shipping next year.
Although the growth rate for top performers is still high, the trend line since 2002 continues to fall, according to a Deloitte analyst.
A music download site in Russia is apparently shifting to an advertiser-supported business model after Visa International stopped processing credit card payments from the site, which the credit card giant says violates piracy rules.
Researchers manufactured the cloak, first talked about in May, by using "metamaterials" precisely arranged in a series of concentric circles that confer specific electromagnetic properties.
There's another competitor on the way for iPods and Zunes. The Archos 604 WiFi multimedia system has begun shipping to retail stores.
Riverside's free service will be supported via advertising space on the network's home page.
Cost.com, DigitalCameras.com, DownloadGames.com, and Hell.com are all heading for the auction block at an Internet marketing conference on Oct. 27.
A conference on RFID and related tracking technologies is attracting some big names to the Los Angeles Convention Center this week.
Some Europeans are concerned RFID tags can broadcast an individual's personal information without their knowledge.
Supplyframe, a Web site offering on-demand price quotes and purchasing information for millions of parts, from semiconductors to capacitors, has tapped into the search advertising model typically found on consumer Web sites.
The new seven-day auction platform will augment a traditional model where domain names are posted on the site for sale and prices are negotiated.
Sirius Satellite Radio jock Howard Stern will host a free, uncensored four-hour program on the Internet airing Oct. 25 and 26.
For its part, Apple will contribute $10 from the sale of each special edition of its new iPod Nano to the Global Fund to help fight HIV/AIDS in Africa.
Although purchases are limited to one gaming console per household, not even a deposit guarantees receipt of a system, EB Games and GameStop said.
Ask Mobile's interface and search tool are designed to minimize keystrokes, increase navigability on small displays, and accelerate page loads to speed searches on the go.
The Treo 680 supports Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and PDF files. It also includes 64 Mbytes of user memory and an Intel 312 MHz processor and comes standard with a VGA camera, Bluetooth, and infrared.
The camera replaces the traditional digital pixel grid with an array of tiny micromirrors.
The online auction giant has started using "smart" searches to tell buyers what they want to see, rather than let them pick the best matches, one retailer says. He worries about possible negative effects on the coming holiday season.
Some media and entertainment players say the deal boosts the value of the online video sector, while others warn Google that as much as 60% of YouTube's content infringes on copyrighted material.
The free search engine will provide an upgrade path to supported Baynote services such as Content Guidance, which analyzes visitor search and navigation behaviors, then customizes the Web site search and navigation experience for each user.
Google plans to distribute songs from both Sony BMG and Warner Music Group. YouTube will also distribute content from Sony BMG, along with Universal Music Group.
A bug enabled the fake notice to be posted. The bug was fixed, and the notice was taken down a day after it went up.
The company expects to spend nearly $2.7 billion on a network upgrade for improved multimedia services.
The new MasterCard service, which is free of charge, works with all major mobile carriers in the United States.
An industry association tries to rally users to legitimize and commercialize peer-to-peer networks.
Motorola is quietly testing a digital music service for phones called iRadio with hundreds of consumers.
At a music trade show this week, a Sony executive said consumers subscribing to music should have an option to listen to that music in their car, home, or cell phone. This means DRM is inevitable.
If your employees surf social networking sites from work, they could be paving the way for malicious cyberattacks, a new study warns.
Reva Systems sells network infrastructure appliances to manage RFID data and systems from multiple vendors.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has vetoed the Identity Information Protection Act of 2006, saying it would impose local requirements that would contradict upcoming federal mandates.
Plug-ins and podcasting tools for Vista will likely come from third-party developers, a Microsoft product manager said on Friday during a podcasting trade show.
What the industry needs is a podcast aggregator in Zune and Vista, some say, but there are no plans for one at the moment.
Listeners can leave audio and video messages on virtually any blog using their microphone and Webcam.
The batteries, which recharge by plugging into a USB port, are already for sale in the United Kingdom and will be available soon in the United States.
Users can find parts on foreign language sites without needing to type in text queries, though text can be used to refine searches.
One way Tele Atlas is expanding how it updates geographic mapping data is by asking people to provide feedback online.
Time Warner Cable subscribers in Hawaii are the first to test the service, with other states, such as New York and California, to roll out soon.
The service aggregates multiple incoming phone lines into one number that customers can access through a Web interface.
A panel at DEMOfall 2006 asks: Would consumers pay $5 for a router to create a free Internet access hotspot if they in turn got free access at other hotspots around the world?
Document scanning and photo personalization are among the new wares being pushed at this week's show.
The company allows developers to build applications on one platform for use on multiple cell phones and operating systems.
The software inserts ads into downloadable music to make content free for consumers.
Unlike other social networking sites, Wallop is invitation-only and Flash-based to make the design appealing.
Induslogic, a provider of outsourced software product development services, is merging with outsourcer Bonus Technology to build a global company. The combined firm will be called GlobalLogic, the companies said Monday. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
RealNetworks works with browsers to enable one-click subscription to stocks, weather, news feeds, and blogs, with information pushed back to the desktop.
Want to text a group of people about setting up a meeting or maybe just meeting for margaritas? 3jam's new technology will let you message up to 15 people at once.
People will purchase online property in real U.S. dollars, paying taxes to the mayor of the town, the governor of the state, and the United Nation of Weblo.
Nearly 20 of the top 50 richest billionaires this year are in technology, telecommunications, music, movies, or publishing, estimates Forbes.
The deal will allow Nokia users to access Live Search directly from their Nokia multimedia computers and other compatible Nokia S60 devices.
The inventors plan to take the video-saga experiment in social networking much further by building a Web site community around the show, which could offer an active forum, an interface allowing users to link video streams, and a wiki to create an encyclopedia to track characters.
The $3.9 billion matchup is seen as a good fit, especially in terms of integrating mobile computing and sensing technologies like RFID and wireless communications.
HP intends to invest $500 million to build three centers where customers can test SOA platforms. IBM has agreed to finance customers deploying RFID projects.
The deal allows millions of people who upload their homemade videos to YouTube to license an array of Warner Music's songs.
Ads begin running in podcast programs dubbed "This Week in Tech," "Security Now," and "Inside the Net" on Los Angeles' TWiT.tv network.
Cyriac Roeding's plan for a more interactive experience for consumers includes creating cross-media content and tying together TV and movies on cell phones and the Internet, where viewers can interact.
One thing is for sure: Microsoft is looking for new growth engines in consumer electronics, and Zune is a big part of that push. Still, catching up to Apple won't be easy.
The digital media company known for its Rhapsody music service agreed to pay $350 million to acquire a South Korean provider of ringtones and other mobile services. This was followed on Wednesday by the launch of the RealArcade Web site, which offers ringtones and mobile video games.
MapQuest Navigator provides audible turn-by-turn voice directions from the phone handset using GPS. Users download a Java application to the phone and type in the destination.
The Mobilcast service lets consumers search and listen to thousands of podcasts by either streaming or downloading the content to a mobile phone.
Surviving members of the 1960s iconic rock group are targeting today's youth with digital tools, products, and promotional material, as well as the promise of never-before-released content.
More than 15 years in development, Metrics Element, a tool to collect, analyze, and distribute game data within a Web-based user interface, will ship around the first of the year.
Growing in popularity, massive multiplayer online games have become targets of organized crime rings and hackers.
The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, if passed, will require U.S. citizens to carry a passport or other accepted document that may include an RFID chip.
The text ads appear when a user searches on a mobile device using Google's search engine, and they can contain up to two lines of text.
The goal is to dust off the Tesseract optical character recognition software with the help of the open-source community and improve it to make it multilingual, among other things, the project's technical lead says in his blog.
Downloading software to cellular phones gives consumers access to 45 titles, including Spider-Man 2 and Scarface.
The acquisition will make it easier for Nokia to offer customers maps, routing, and navigation software on mobile phones.
Improved graphics and mass-market game appeal are also seen as contributing to the ascent of in-game ads, which EA claims will "enhance" the games. It's unclear how advertisers will gauge their ROI from the ads.
Inspired by lasting MySpace profiles, a Web site creator fills a niche for remembering the dead with MyDeathSpace.com.
Fans can watch up to 25 complete live games per month, or about 100 for the season, in real time on their mobile phones.
Blinkx can scan video images to more closely match the search query, in part by using the movie's audio to help, the companies said.
The XuQa.com network combines the basics of custom profiles and friends lists with competitive gaming.
Although the phones are off-limits during school hours, more children are showing up with the devices, creating a new challenge for educators.
New features and, in one case, an improved network backbone hope to lure more travelers online.
Canada has spotted more cases of mad cow disease, and some U.S. experts say an aggressive RFID tagging program has helped find sick animals faster.
Microsoft turns up the heat on the upcoming holiday game sales season, announcing a slew of games and wireless accessories.
Cybersquatters spoof legitimate Web sites and register them with Google's ad service, observers say.
Advanced clustering, content distribution, and algorithms acquired with Arroyo will make it possible for Cisco to build an on-demand content delivery platform, a Cisco executive says.
Branded content channels and "participatory video ads" will allow advertisers to customize their own space on YouTube to attract people with contests and videos.
Employees and employers could be facing hard times--and legal issues--if they don't strive for a work/life balance...and leave the gadgets at home.
The "Lost in the Crowd" tool was built in response to recent furor over AOL spilling search data on the Internet.
The TSA and manufacturers are scrambling for better airport security solutions. They're testing all manner of technologies, from screening chemicals in liquids to new uses for RFID.
Manufacturers are studying the growing phenomenon of consumer-generated reviews and other types of content and are trying to find ways to use this trend to their advantage, a new report says.