Microsoft Gets Vista To Comply With US Antitrust Ruling

Microsoft’s Windows Vista OS doesn’t pose antitrust issues so far, according to the latest status report on Microsoft’s compliance with the U.S. antitrust settlement. The company has addressed all of the bugs identified relating to how third-party middleware software interacts with Vista, according to the report, filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. As …more

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Microsoft says Office unfazed by Google threat

One of the two new heads of Microsoft’s Office software team downplayed the threat from Google’s Web-based word-processing and spreadsheet applications, saying they are unlikely to appeal to corporate customers. Microsoft will release the long-awaited Office upgrade to business customers next week along with its new Windows Vista operating system, which has been more than …more

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Over 500 million mobile broadband users by 2010

New alternative technologies will contribute just six percent of the forecast 500 million mobile broadband users globally by 2010, according to research firm Strategy Analytics. Despite all the hype surrounding alternative technologies like WiMAX, it is iterations of existing technologies which will dominate the mobile broadband arena in the short term, said the research firm. …more

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Dell earnings beat Wall Street estimates

Dell Inc. the world’s second-largest personal computer maker, reported on Tuesday quarterly earnings per share that topped Wall Street’s average estimate, sending its stock up nearly 10 percent. Net income for the third quarter ended November 3 was $677 million, or 30 cents per share, but Dell provided no comparison with the year-ago period. Revenue …more

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Global chip plant usage rate falls to 88.6 percent

The utilisation rate of the world’s microchip plants fell to 88.6 percent in July-September from 91.2 in the previous quarter, an industry group said on Tuesday, suggesting capital spending on chip equipment may slow. This news has caused chipmakers Intel, AMD and NVIDIA to drop a little bit on the news that wafer starts are …more

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NVIDIA Launches the SLI Marketplace!

NVIDIA Corporation today announced a revolutionary new shopping experience for gamers?the NVIDIA SLI Marketplace. By consolidating more than 50 different destinations, including system builder sites, e-tail sites and eBay item listings, the NVIDIA SLI Marketplace is the premier destination in the U.S. for every PC gamers? hardware needs. Located on NVIDIA?s SLIZone, a thriving community …more

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AMD Congratulates Nintendo on the Launch of Wii

AMD today congratulates Nintendo on the successful launch of the revolutionary Wii video gaming console. The AMD “Hollywood” graphics processor resulted in Nintendo delivering a brand new level of immersive gameplay and interaction for consumers in North America. “Nintendo’s fresh approach to the way people play video games is generating a tremendous amount of excitement …more

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Samsung has slimmest phone LCD at 0.82 millimeters thick

Samsung Electronics has developed what it claims is the thinnest LCD (liquid crystal display) panel, just the thickness of a credit card, designed for use in mobile phones. I’d like to have one, but it seems they won’t have them in production till the end of 2007. The screen measures 0.82 millimeters thick and, combined …more

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10 Reasons Why Yahoo Is Doomed

The Journal published a leaked memo from Yahoo that reveals mismanagement and confusion in the ranks. This post over at eweek is pretty funny for enthusiasts that follow this kind of news. Speaking of grammar, WTF is up with Brad Garlinghouse’s prose? There are enough hackneyed aphorisms, tired analogies and generally obtuse English in the …more

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Dell set to report Q3 results this afternoon

Dell plans to report its third quarter financial results later today once the U.S. stock market closes, after delaying the announcement by nearly a week due to accounting troubles. The accounting issues come at an awkward time for Dell. The company has reported a string of disappointing financial quarters, and recently lost its title as …more

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Sony Play Station 3 Card Reader Not Defective

Taiwan-based G-Shank Enterprise stated that stamping parts it manufactured for Sony’s PlayStation 3 (PS3) game consoles have no defects and should not cause malfunction of the console’s card reader, according to a November 20 filing the company made with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE). The clarification came as rumors circulate in the market that a …more

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Are Wi-Fi Standards Breaking Patents Owned By Australia?

A federal judge in Tyler, Texas, ruled last week that an Australian government agency holds the rights to patents on the underlying technology used in two Wi-Fi standards and a third proposed standard. The decision–if it survives what many assume will be a lengthy appeals process–could have a wide-ranging impact on wireless equipment makers and …more

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Rambus Gets Delisting Notice

Rambus missed its filing deadline due to a stock option review, earning it a delisting notification from the Nasdaq. The Los Altos, Calif., chipmaker was notified by Nasdaq Wednesday that it is in violation of listing guidelines. This is big news for a company who has been doing very well in the stock market at …more

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Will Yahoo Cut 20 Percent of Their Work Force?

Yahoo Inc. needs a dramatic organizational shake-up and cuts in its work force of up to 20 percent, according to an internal memo written last month by Senior Vice President Brad Garlinghouse. The document was published in the Saturday edition of the Wall Street Journal. A Yahoo spokesman confirmed the authenticity of the memo, but …more

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