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WPP to Mastermind Dell’s $4.5B Ad Renaissance

In a three-year deal worth US$4.5 billion, Dell is consolidating its far-flung advertising efforts into an integrated "new marketing model" that involves partnering with one agency: London-based WPP Group. Dell officials said they've been calling the new arrangement "Project DaVinci," a name intende...

Murky Outlook Costs Dell on Wall Street

Wall Street gave Dell the smackdown early Friday, a day after the company issued a third-quarter report that showed solid revenue and earnings but acknowledged clouds on the horizon. The company's shares took a nosedive largely because, despite reporting Q3 revenues that were up 9 percent year-over-...

After Upgrades, Vista Eats XP’s Dust

The third Service Pack for Microsoft Windows XP, expected to be publicly released next year, might boost the operating system's speed to the point where it is substantially faster than Vista, its successor OS, according to a new study. In a benchmarking comparison between a beta version of XP Servic...

Dubai Oil Profits Flow Into Sony

A week before it hosts a number of big Asian companies for an Arab-Asian Investment Conference, private equity company Dubai International Capital showed what's at stake by announcing it is buying a big chunk of Sony stock. The unspecified investment is coming from the $2 billion Global Strategic Eq...

Symantec Assigns Security Detail to Smartphones

The capability gap between personal computers and mobile phones continues to narrow and, from a convenience and productivity point of view, that's a good thing. But along with the benefits come risks, according to Symantec. The Cupertino, Calif. company -- known mainly for its Norton brand of comput...

Notebook Sales Turbocharge HP’s Q4 Profits

When they sit at the dinner table Thursday, HP investors might want to utter a little "thank you" to HP chairman and CEO Mark Hurd. Under Hurd's guidance, HP has positioned itself for success. It proved the point this week when it revealed its fourth-quarter results. The San Jose, Calif., company be...

New AT&T Phone Gets Napster Groove On

A new mobile phone Samsung is making for AT&T will include Napster Mobile, a service that allows owners to search, preview and buy music from Napster's catalog of 5 million songs. The phone, called the "SLM by Samsung," will be available in stores on Nov. 23, said AT&T. The new phone is the ...

New AT&T Phone Gets Napster Groove On

A new mobile phone Samsung is making for AT&T will include Napster Mobile, a service that allows owners to search, preview and buy music from Napster's catalog of 5 million songs. The phone, called the "SLM by Samsung," will be available in stores on Nov. 23, said AT&T. The new phone is the ...

New AT&T Phone Gets Napster Groove On

A new mobile phone Samsung is making for AT&T will include Napster Mobile, a service that allows owners to search, preview and buy music from Napster's catalog of 5 million songs. The phone, called the "SLM by Samsung," will be available in stores on Nov. 23, said AT&T. The new phone is the ...

Big Blue Breaks Out Gear to Seed Cloud Computing

Touting its long history of supercomputing and grid computing expertise and citing the "extreme scale" potential of highly distributed processing, IBM is unveiling a series of cloud computing offerings based on open standards and open source software. Called "Blue Cloud," a reference to IBM's "Big B...

VeriSign Plans to Shed a Few Companies, Get Back to Basics

In an attempt to focus its "strategic direction" on providing Internet infrastructure services, VeriSign is divesting itself of a number of companies it acquired over the years. The divestiture plan, announced at the company's 2007 Analyst Day in New York, is part of a plan to return to basics after...

Oracle Challenges VMware With Virtualization Play

Taking on entrenched players in the virtualization realm, including VMware, Oracle has unveiled a new server virtualization software product that it claims is much more efficient than its competitors' offerings. Oracle is touting the product, Oracle VM, as being faster, cheaper and scalable. It was ...

Cable Firms Seethe as FCC Chair Proposes Clampdown

Cable TV companies are swarming like angry bees over the Federal Communications Commission's desire to tighten its regulatory grip to spark competition and programming diversity. According to published reports, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin will try to enforce a 1984 rule that would force the cable comp...

Clear Channel May Lose Buyer, Gain $45.9 Million

Providence Equity Partners might back away from its $1.2 billion deal to buy Clear Channel Communications' 56 television stations, an agreement announced in April that was supposed to close soon. Confirmation of Providence's sudden case of cold feet came Thursday in a report filed by Clear Channel w...

Red Hat Tests On-Demand Waters With Amazon Deal

Open source computing company Red Hat is testing the waters for delivering its Enterprise Linux operating system on a pay-as-you-go online basis through Amazon's Web services system. The deal, in private beta testing, means companies can use Red Hat Enterprise Linux on the Amazon Elastic Compute Clo...

Sun Charts 4th Profitable Quarter, Sets Sights on Growth

Sun Microsystems announced modest increases in revenue and profit for its first quarter of 2008 and said continuing the growth remains its "top priority" for the rest of the year. The company, now in its 25th year, reported first-quarter net income of $89 million, which equates to 3 cents per share....

Tough Market, Merging Pains Hobble Sprint Nextel Profits

Times are tough at Sprint Nextel. The company reported losing 337,000 post-paid customers and suffered a 77 percent decline in third-quarter profits during a period that also saw the struggling company remove its CEO. The Reston, Va.-based communication company, which trails Verizon Wireless and AT&...

Alcatel-Lucent to Shed 4,000 More Workers in Effort to End Slide

In an effort to further streamline its operations and somehow become more competitive, French-American telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent is planning to ax about 4,000 workers during the coming year. Cutting jobs is nothing new at Alcatel-Lucent. The company in February announced it would lay of...

Trashed Silcon Wafers Find a Place in the Sun

On the heels of Intel's launch of an environmentally friendly new chip fabrication plant in Arizona, IBM is showing it, too, knows how to be green. The company announced a new silicon reclamation process that won a recent pollution prevention award. The new process, in operation at IBM's Burlington,...

Hulu Hoopla Heightens With Public Beta

NBC Universal and News Corp. have launched a beta version of Hulu, an advertising-driven Web site where users can view for free television shows, clips and movies. Currently available only to those who are invited after sending in applications, Hulu is presenting full-length versions of hit programs...

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