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Sales Exec Out as Yahoo Struggles to Find Itself

As Yahoo struggles to compete with Google and other big Internet players for ad revenue, its management team keeps experimenting with new structures. A leaked memo revealed this week that the company's longtime global head of advertising sales is leaving in the latest shuffle. In the confidential me...

Layoffs Necessary for EarthLink’s Survival, CEO Says

A day after struggling Internet service provider EarthLink announced a major restructuring, the company's leader said the decision to lay off about 900 employees was painful to make but necessary if the Internet pioneer is to survive. The cost cuts announced Tuesday should help the Atlanta company s...

Sony Unveils First Blu-ray PC ‘Entertainment Center’

Sony has created a personal computer that can work as the core of a high-definition, multimedia system. The Sony Vaio LT HD PC/TV is designed to serve as a "computer entertainment center," said Sony. In addition to powerful computing capability, the new unit can serve as a high-definition television...

:) Yahoo Activ8s Txt on Ur E-Mail

Yahoo launched a new version of its Web-based mail service Monday, incorporating advanced communication functions it says have not been offered before. The new version of Yahoo Mail includes "real-time communication" in the form of instant messaging and SMS text messaging as well as several other pe...

Game Console Sales: Like Christmas in July

When it comes to sales, Nintendo's Wii continues to lead the pack of current-generation video game consoles, according to NPD Group. However, the real eye-opener, from NPD's perspective, is the unexpected mid-summer sales boom involving just about everything related to the games. Those following the...

Microsoft Stakes Mobile Claim With Windows Live on Nokia

Nokia users in 11 countries can now access Windows Live services on their mobile devices, thanks to a partnership between Microsoft and Nokia. The pairing of the king of software and the world's largest mobile device manufacturer is a move toward "empowering the 'mobile lifestyle,'" according to the...

Advertising Invades YouTube Videos

Visitors to YouTube will now find advertisements temporarily appearing at the bottom of some videos as the Google-owned site experiments with ways to draw revenue to itself and to those who produce the clips. Initiated with little fanfare, the advertising program currently involves only videos creat...

Google Remains Goliath in Online Search

Google continues to win the battle for Internet search dominance, according to the latest findings of Web traffic measurement firm comScore. The Reston, Va.-based Internet metrics company said its July numbers show Google leading the field of what it considers the top five search engines. According ...

Magnetic Memory Technology Attracts IBM, TDK

IBM and TDK are jointly researching and developing a new form of high-speed computer memory that should use less power, last forever and hold information when power is lost. The companies are looking into spin momentum transfer technology as a way to create the high-capacity MRAM. Harnessing the spi...

Nokia Pushes for Qualcomm Chip Ban as Patent Battle Builds

Nokia has thrown another punch in its longstanding patent battle with Qualcomm by asking the government to block imports of some Qualcomm products. In a complaint filed with the United States International Trade Commission, Nokia alleges Qualcomm engaged in unfair trade practices by infringing on fi...

Sirius Streams Onto Sonos Multi-Room Stereo System

Sonos, which sells wireless, multi-room home audio systems, has introduced new software that allows users to access Sirius Internet Radio. Called "Sonos System Software v 2.3," the new offering enables Sonos owners with Sirius subscriptions to access Sirius programming and control their listening wi...

Burned by Overheating Batteries, Nokia Recalls 46 Million

Finnish cell phone giant Nokia will replace for free 46 million batteries due to an overheating problem, even though incidents of the batteries malfunctioning have been "very rare." The company will replace any Nokia-branded BL-5C battery made by Matsushita Battery Industrial between December 2005 a...

Microsoft Wraps Up $6B aQuantive Buy

Completing its largest acquisition ever, Microsoft closed its $6 billion purchase of digital advertising player aQuantive, then created a new business unit to encompass aQuantive and its three companies: Avenue A | Razorfish, Atlas Solutions and DRIVE Performance Solutions. Formed in 1997 and based ...

Business Explorers Warned to Steer Clear of Second Life

Companies that want to take advantage of virtual worlds should think twice about Linden Lab's Second Life and consider better-controlled online worlds, said tech consultancy Gartner. "Media hype and enthusiasm for virtual worlds must be tempered with a realistic assessment of the security and risk-m...

EA Exec Dons Microsoft Jersey

John Schappert, who helped create and grow the "Madden NFL" franchise of video games, has taken a position with Microsoft's Live interactive entertainment division. Schappert moves to Microsoft from Electronic Arts, following in the footsteps of his former boss at EA, Don Mattrick, who will now be h...

Cisco Rakes in Profits, Plots Course for Web 2.0

Cisco Systems released fourth quarter and fiscal year results that heartened technology investors and, according to the networking giant's CEO, reflected "great execution across the company." For the year, Cisco reported net sales of $34.9 billion, a 23 percent increase over its 2006 sales figure, a...

Xbox 360 Trails PlayStation 3 Down Price-Cut Path

Not to be outdone by Sony's recent -- and now somewhat controversial -- PlayStation 3 price cut, Microsoft has slashed $50 off the price of the Xbox 360. The price reduction, which goes into effect Wednesday, applies to Xbox 360s sold by retailers in the United States, said Microsoft. In announcing ...

Hitachi Zooms In on Blu-ray for Camcorders

Although it was rumored three years ago that Sony would be the first consumer electronics vendor to make a Blu-ray Disc camcorder, Hitachi won the race this week when it unveiled two models. Both units, the DZ-BD70A and the DZ-BD7HA, record about an hour's worth of 1920x1080 high definition video on...

Virtual Penguin World Now Part of Disney Magic

Club Penguin, a quickly growing virtual world targeted at children, is now part of the Disney empire. Disney grabbed the company for $350 million in cash plus up to $350 million more based on the site's earnings over the next two years. Club Penguin is exactly the type of online entertainment proper...

Study: Printers Spew Potentially Dangerous Particles

Some laser printers release minute particles into the air that can become lodged into the deepest parts of the lung, possibly causing serious illnesses, according to scientists studying indoor air pollutants at offices. The findings were reported in a study published in the American Chemical Society...

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