Antone Gonsalves

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posted in September 2006

Fujitsu Joins Sony Battery Recall

Fujitsu joins Dell, Toshiba, Lenovo, and Apple Computer in recalling the batteries that have on rare occasion burst into flames. There have been no serious injuries reported.

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Yahoo Acquires Video-Sharing Site Jumpcut

Financial details weren't disclosed, but the San Francisco startup will become a part of Yahoo's Social Media group, which includes the portal's photo-sharing service Flickr and its bookmark-sharing service

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IBM Seeks Dismissal Of SCO Lawsuit

IBM filed several requests for summary judgment with a U.S. District Court judge. Collectively, the filings amount to IBM asking the court to dismiss what remains of the case because of a lack of evidence and other factors.

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Apple Addresses iTunes 7 Problems

Under the "Hot Topics" section of Apple's iTunes service and support page, the computer maker is offering suggestions to people experiencing playback performance troubles, installer crashes, problems launching the software, and more.

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AOL Redesigns Search Page

On the left-hand side of text results, AOL added links to other content, including video and audio. Clicking on a link provides a new list of results focused on the chosen content.

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YouTube Launches Best-Band Contest

The promotion, launched in conjunction with Cingular Wireless and ABC TV, is the latest example of YouTube's quest to align itself with mainstream media players while maintaining its maverick status as a pioneer social network for video sharing.

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Microsoft Launches YouTube Challenger

Microsoft's Soapbox video-sharing service will initially be available by invitation only. The company plans to integrate Soapbox throughout its portfolio of online services, including its Spaces blogging service and Messenger instant messaging service.

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Apple iTunes 7 Draws Complaints

Problems posted on Apple discussion forums include sound distortion, songs skipping, 3-second delays in playing tunes, and lost tracks. The company hasn't yet responded to or commented on these issues.

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Brief: SAP Unveils Enterprise Search

Slated for commercial availability in 2007, the new application reportedly goes beyond text-based searches by considering the enterprise's schema and data model, as well as the role, preferences, and intentions of the person conducting the search.

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