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AT&T Customers to Dabble With Microsoft’s New Hands-On Surface Display

Surface, Microsoft's newly developed touch-screen interactive tabletop display, will be available beginning April 17 in select AT&T stores, including those in New York, Atlanta, San Francisco and San Antonio The success of the initial appearance of the technology will determine how many of AT&am...

Sony Pushes Old Movies to Cell Phone Screens

Haven't seen "The Karate Kid" in a while? Soon, AT&T customers will be able to catch it on their mobile phones. On Monday, Sony Pictures Television said it is launching Pix, the first movie network for mobile TV in the U.S. The network, making use of Qualcomm's MediaFLO technology, will be avail...

EPA Probe Bars IBM From Government Contract Bidding

The government has temporarily banned IBM from attaining new contracts with federal agencies while investigators look into interactions between some company workers and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency employees. The EPA issued a notice of temporary suspension related to an agency investigation ...

Adobe Joins Linux Team, Springs AIR

The Linux community got a double dose of Adobe on Monday when the San Jose, Calif.-based company announced it rolled out some Linux-friendly software and joined the Linux Foundation. Adobe made available an English-only prerelease version of AIR for Linux, which enables developers to apply various W...

International Demand Fuels Higher February Chip Sales

Plunging prices in a glutted memory-chip market served as a weight on semiconductor sales worldwide, although sales did increase by 1.5 percent in February, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association. Fueled by sales of computers and mobile phones outside the U.S., global year-on-year semic...

Hannaford: Malware Caused Massive Data Breach

Scarborough, Maine-based Hannaford Bros. in a Boston Globe report Friday confirmed that malware that had been installed on the 271-store chain's servers led to a data breach that compromised as many as 4.2 million debit and credit card accounts. Hannaford told Massachusetts regulators that it found ...

Dell Gets Down to Basics With Low-Cost Blu-ray Laptop

Sony won the high-definition DVD format war with Blu-ray. Now, Blu-ray is becoming more mainstream by edging into a budget-friendly Dell laptop. Dell is now offering a Blu-ray-equipped laptop -- the Inspiron 1525 model -- starting at $879. The 1525 features a 15.4-inch high-definition wide-aspect di...

Report: Paying Bills Online Saves Gas, Trees, Water

Pay a bill, save a tree. That, in essence, is the message of a study that the PayItGreen Alliance made public on Tuesday. The alliance, sponsored by the non-profit National Automated Clearinghouse Association, was formed last October to add another consumer inducement -- environmental stewardship --...

Insight Feature Makes YouTube a Marketer’s Testing Ground

YouTube, which Google purchased in 2006 for $1.65 billion, on Thursday launched a new analytics service, YouTube Insight. The service includes free software that provides statistical breakdowns of who is watching a particular video, as well as when and where they're viewing the material. "For exampl...

DARPA Grants Sun $44M for ‘Macrochip’ Development

Sun Microsystems has locked down a $44.29 million research deal with which it could develop a "macrochip" that speeds up ultra-complex computing processes through laser technology. The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company has finalized a 5 1/2-year contract with the Defense Advanced Research Projects A...

Motorola’s Handset Biz to Go It Alone

Having watched its shares lose nearly half of their value in the last year and its cell phone business continue to languish among the also-rans in a crowded field, Motorola will split into two publicly traded companies, separating its mobile devices business from its broadband and mobility solutions...

Yahoo and MySpace Dance With Google in OpenSocial

Google, Yahoo and MySpace are forming the nonprofit OpenSocial Foundation to support Google's OpenSocial platform, which allows developers to build software that can run on different social networks. The companies want to "ensure the neutrality and longevity of OpenSocial as an open, community-gover...

EnterpriseDB Wins $10M in IBM-Led Funding Round

IBM has bought into New Jersey-based startup EnterpriseDB, an open source rival of MySQL and Oracle. EnterpriseDB closed a $10 million round of Series C venture capital financing with IBM, as well as Charles River Ventures, Fidelity Ventures and Valhalla Partners, the company said at the Open Source...

EA CFO No Longer in the Game

In the midst of its hostile takeover bid for a rival company, video game firm Electronic Arts is losing one of its key executives. EA's chief financial officer, Warren Jenson, is leaving the company and will be replaced shortly, the company said. He has been with EA for six years. The announcement c...

ITC to Hear Prof’s David v. Goliath Patent Case

Only weeks after having won a digital format battle against HD DVD, Sony finds itself entangled in a legal fight over the technology behind Blu-ray. The ITC will hear a case filed by a retired university professor with a 50-year engineering career against Sony, Motorola and more than 25 other compan...

Healthy Centro Sales Fail to Lift Palm

Smartphone maker Palm lost money in the third quarter, even though the company was reporting the strongest product launch in its history. Palm posted a third-quarter loss of $31.5 million, or 30 cents per share, compared with a profit of $11.8 million, or 11 cents per share, in the third quarter of ...

White House Hands Tech Entrepreneur Cybersecurity Reins

The U.S. government is tapping into the private sector to head up a new bureaucracy to help fend off cyber-attacks. The Bush administration is bringing in Silicon Valley entrepreneur Rod Beckstrom to head up the National Cyber Security Center, according to news reports. The new center was created in...

EU Links New Broadband Target to Economic Prosperity

In Europe, broadband Internet access is seen as a ticket to economic freedom and prosperity. That's one of the key ideas behind the European Commission's announcement Wednesday of its intention to increase broadband penetration from the current 20 percent to 30 percent across the bloc by 2010. The E...

EU Endorses DVB-H as Mobile TV Standard of Choice

There's a winner in the high-stakes mobile TV market in Europe, although the issue is far from decided in other global markets. On Monday, the European Commission said it was backing Finland-based Nokia's Digital Video Broadcasting Handheld as its choice for mobile TV technology across Europe. DVB-H...

Microsoft Brightens Windows Mobile With Flash Lite

Microsoft has licensed Adobe's Flash Lite and Reader software for users of its mobile phone technology. "People want vibrant Web experiences and access to entertainment and information anywhere, anytime," said John O'Rourke, general manager of Microsoft's mobile communications unit. "Bringing Flash ...

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