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GAO Lambastes FCC for Lousy Complaint Response System

To say the Federal Communications Commission isn't responsive enough to citizen complaints about telemarketers or TV programs likely would be an understatement of monumental proportions, if a new study from the U.S. Government Accountability Office is accurate. On Thursday, the GAO issued a report t...

DirecTV to Dish Out VOD

Cable television's big edge on its satellite rivals may be eroding a bit, if DirecTV's plan to offer on-demand programming works out. On Thursday, DirecTV said it is testing an on-demand service for movies and other TV programming and planning a formal launch of the VOD service by the end of June. D...

EA Gets Hostile in Quest to Take Over Take-Two

Electronic Arts has issued a hostile $2 billion tender offer for rival video game firm Take-Two Interactive Software. The offer represents a 64 percent premium over Take-Two's closing stock price on Feb. 15, the last day of trading before EA issued a revised proposal to the New York-based company. T...

Wal-Mart’s Linux PCs Vanish From Shelves

Only a few months into a relationship with Linux-powered PCs, Wal-Mart is pulling the plug on the products. The retail giant has sold out its stock of Linux-driven and price-friendly Everex Green gPC systems, and says it won't be restocking its shelves with replacements -- although several models ca...

TI, Nokia Dive on Bleak Wireless Outlook

The stock price for Texas Instruments dropped nearly 6 percent -- and sent a minor shock wave through its biggest customer's stock -- on news that the company had lowered its profit forecast on Monday. Dallas-based TI, which supplies chips to about half the wireless handsets worldwide, saw its share...

Infineon Unloads HDD Biz to LSI

A behemoth on the semiconductor scene just got a little bigger. Chip manufacturer LSI has acquired the hard disk drive business of Germany-based Infineon Technologies for an undisclosed amount. The buyout, announced Monday, came a little less than a year after the former LSI Logic had acquired Agere...

The Never-Ending Struggle for Malware Containment

The IT security front is like any war: Secure one battle line and a breach may occur on another. Red flags about malware have become almost a daily occurrence in the virtual world, and the malware lexicon has mushroomed in recent years. Terms like "zombie," "rootkit," "worm," "Trojan," "spyware," "b...

CBS, AOL Stream Together in Radio Deal

CBS Radio is hoping to step up its Internet presence through a deal it announced Friday with AOL. CBS, the second-largest radio broadcaster in the U.S., plans to offer advertising-supported streams from 150 online radio stations to listeners free of charge over AOL's online radio portal. CBS Radio, ...

Google’s Street View of Army Base Unnerves Pentagon

Google's Street View, a mapping feature that has caught flak over privacy issues in the past, apparently has crossed forbidden security boundaries. The Pentagon has banned Google street mapping teams from taking photographs inside military bases after street images from inside Fort Sam Houston in Te...

RIM Adds Dipdive to Its Crew in Social Net Push

Research In Motion has opted to intensify its challenge to rivals in the smartphone competition by calling in some celebrity help in the effort. Looking to increase its consumer retail market share for its BlackBerry devices, Canada-based RIM said in published reports that it is aligning with Dipdiv...

Ziff Davis Turns to Chapter 11 to Ease Debt Load

Ziff Davis Media has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The publisher of technology and video game magazines -- it produces online and print versions of PC Magazine and Electronic Gaming Monthly and 15 Web sites, including its 1UP Network video-game information sites -- cited falling advert...

Are Women the Answer for Ask.com?

Ask.com is looking to women for answers. The 12-year-old search engine is reportedly narrowing its focus to appeal to married women, mostly in the South and Midwest, in its first major move under the direction of new CEO Jim Safka. Ask.com is trimming 40 jobs, according to published reports, as its ...

Microsoft, Nokia Shine Silverlight on Smartphones

Microsoft is bringing its video technology to millions of smartphones in collaboration with Nokia, the largest cell phone manufacturer in the world. Microsoft's Silverlight brower plug-in first will come to handsets built on Nokia's S60 platform, and soon thereafter will be available on Nokia's S40 ...

Online Pioneer Marks Silver Anniversary of E-Commerce

It may not have been noticed in the whirlwind of online transactions on Web sites like eBay or Amazon, but e-commerce turned 25 on Tuesday. On March 4, 1983, the husband-wife team of Alex Randall and Cameron Hall quietly launched a business revolution that was then the stuff of dreams, when their ye...

Court Nixes Free Speech Claim, Upholds First-Ever Spam Felony Conviction

A spammer is going to prison, thanks to a ruling by a divided Virginia Supreme Court. The state's high court on Friday upheld the first felony conviction for illegal spamming in the U.S. when it ruled 4-3 that Virginia's antispamming law did not violate the free speech rights of Jeremy Jaynes. "This...

GridApp Upgrade Boosts IT Automation Capabilities

With data security threats becoming more ubiquitous, the market for products that simplify the process of managing that information appears to be growing. New York-based GridApp Systems is hoping to take a step in that direction with Clarity 4.5 database automation software that it is launching Mond...

eBay, MercExchange Close Book on Patent Row

eBay has reached a settlement with MercExchange in a case that had bounced around several courts and prompted a landmark Supreme Court decision. The San Jose, Calif.-based online auctioneer will purchase three patents, including technology central to its vaunted "Buy It Now" feature, from Great Fall...

Harvard Law Researchers to Helm Social Net Safety Group

Some legal minds are getting together to see what can be done to make sure that social networking Web sites like MySpace are exclusively kids' space. Researchers at Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet and Society have been chosen to head up the Internet Safety Technical Task Force -- at...

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Stockhouse.com: Staking Its Future on Users’ Reputations

When in doubt about buying a stock, ask a friend -- or rather, a million friends, Marcus New says. New, 38, has launched -- relaunched, actually -- Stockhouse.com, a community of investment experts who provide input on stocks that are hot, lukewarm or downright pestilent. Stockhouse.com, a product o...

Finjan Unearths Hackers’ Stash of Pilfered Server Access Codes

The precarious nature of data security -- and accounts' vulnerability to hackers -- came to light Wednesday when Finjan said it had found a cache of more than 8,700 stolen File Transfer Protocol server credentials. The stolen account information, containing usernames, passwords and server addresses,...

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