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posted in December 2005
Intel's Yonah processor is expected to be seen in Apple's products in the first quarter of 2006, as both companies head directly toward the home entertainment category.
The browser's Mini version operates on WAP-equipped cell phones, while the more robust Opera Mobile version is generally offered as an add-on to mobile and wireless devices for a small user fee.
Tim Berners-Lee, now a scientist at MIT, said his blog is intended to be for "geeky semantic web stuff mostly."
A man has been charged with felony assault after he allegedly shoved a phone down his girlfriend's throat.
The Massachusetts state IT chief who shepherded the OpenDocument format through a series of battles has resigned, leaving ODF without a champion, but with plenty of critics in the state government.
"Automation" became Diebold's main theme as he promoted the early use of computers at large U.S. companies.
The deal, for $99.5 million, allows Nortel to provide routing and multicast services to the SMB market, among others.
Police in Blue Springs, Mo., said a woman swallowed a cell phone Friday, after an argument over the device with her boyfriend.
Mayor Gavin Newsom said Thursday that 26 initial proposals for the citywide project have been received.
The document format that Microsoft submitted to ECMA is "not collaborative," among other issues, a rival charges.
The $28 million deal to buy mPower comes with an existing agreement to provide MasterCard and other clients a range of payment services including development, maintenance, and testing.
Consumers are increasingly merging their personal and professional e-mail usage, a study of e-mail users by DoubeClick Email Solutions said Wednesday.
Vendors for teleconferencing, videoconferencing, and remote-access tools are stepping in to help former commuters work from home.
IDC expects worldwide shipment growth to come in slightly under 15 percent for the fourth quarter of 2005.
Apple Computer's Web traffic grew 57 percent year-over-year for November, Nielsen//NetRatings reported. However, the biggest traffic surges went to sites catering to 12- to 24-year-olds.
Defense contractor Lockheed Martin plans to acquire Aspen Systems Corp. in a move to beef up its IT and Web design support.
Serial high tech entrepreneur and former MIT professor John J. Donovan Sr. is recovering at his home after being hit by three shots Friday.
The service, called Smart Grid, will be offered next year to some 2 million homes and businesses in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area and some other communities.
The deliverer of prepaid cell-phone billing products stays open, for now at least, while its patent case is on appeal.
Makers of digital cameras and audio-video gear have expressed interest, according to the trade group responsible for the FireWire spec.
Typically, upgrade or refresh cycles in the PC industry last 10 quarters, says a Standard & Poors report, and the tenth consecutive growth quarter was just logged. Slower sales are likely ahead.
The company is in adherence with the FCC rule, Vonage says.
Computer Technology Link has introduced an environmentally friendly PC that uses less energy, has a lead-free mainboard, and comes with an "end-of-life" disposal coupon.
The company has faced questions about the software used in some of its voting machines. In addition, the aftereffects of Hurricane Katrina disrupted deliveries of the firm’s machines, affecting financial results negatively, Diebold reported earlier.
Online holiday shopping growth is up 33 percent, paced by a remarkable 238 percent jump in the books/music/video category, Nielsen/NetRatings reported Monday.
The Massachusetts state IT chief who promoted the OpenDocument Format over proprietary software from Microsoft had been under investigation about whether he violated state regulations and attended conferences sponsored in part by proponents of open software.
Calling it "the worst merger in history" AOL co-founder Steve Case now says he wants to "undo" AOL's merger with Time Warner.
The services use Pay By Touch's authentication and payment service and NCR's biometric point of sale products to allow shoppers to pay for services and retail goods with a finger scan.
Their desires sound like the hopes and dreams of managers everywhere. According to the survey, 43% would like to earn a higher salary, 42% want more career growth, and 32% want a position with more responsibility.
The Turkish government has estimated that just 9% of its citizens have Internet access, and has linked up with AMD and other suppliers to provide low-cost PCs and Web hookups.
The Yahoo offering, to be available in 180 countries, will link with existing Yahoo e-mail and instant messaging features, and that appears to be what will distinguish the service from many of its competitors.
A combo voice-data-TV package will be offered to residential multi-dwelling subscribers in BellSouth's service territory. The firm will also experiment with TV over the Internet.
The company said it will appeal the decision, a process that could take years, and added that it does not plan to leave the Korean market as it had previously threatened to do.
Two regional development units will be targeted at clients in the European Union and the U.S., the New Jersey-based company said.
The Texas-based unit, with 7,300 employees, had operating revenues of $3.5 billion in 2004.
Brazil, Russia, China, and India are interested in the ODF standard because, an IBM manager says, the format allows these governments to more easily move among platforms.
Several analysts had predicted PC sales would drop this season, but Current Analysis said unit shipments of PCs are up 35% over last year.
James Gianopulos said the high number of firms supporting the Blu-ray approach and the level of content committed to the standard appear to give it a lead over the competing HD DVD standard.
Robert Sutor, IBM's VP of standards and open source, urged support for the OpenDocument format in a letter to the state’s Secretary of Executive Agency Finance and Administration.
Already the owner of 14% of LiveVault, which targets the SMB space, Iron Mountain said Thursday that it will pay an additional $42 million for the rest of the firm.