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Is Google’s Sky Falling?

So, Google's latest downturn is a reflection of a free fall in the U.S. economy? Not exactly. Google shares dropped nearly 5 percent in the wake of a report by research firm comScore that pointed to a flattening in clicks on the site's ads. comScore reported flat year-to-year performance in Google's...

ABC Goes On-Demand – But No Skipping Commercials

Television networks are still figuring out how to corral the profit potential of the digital video recorder, and ABC is the latest player to make a move. The Disney-owned network will offer programs free to Cox Communications cable subscribers who have Cox's video-on-demand service. Atlanta-based Co...

Judge OKs Class Action Over ‘Vista Capable’ Marketing

Another lawsuit against Microsoft reportedly has received the go-ahead to proceed. This time, a federal judge in Seattle approved a class action suit against the Redmond, Wash.-based software giant over alleged marketing claims that various computers labeled as "Vista Capable" actually were not suit...

EMC Expands Computing Cloud With Pi Buy

Businesses have data storage issues -- but so do individuals. The former problem is being addressed; the latter is a relatively untapped market. That is likely the thinking behind EMC's acquisition of Pi. EMC, a Hopkinton, Mass.-based storage vendor, is acquiring privately held Pi, a Seattle-based s...

Reed Elsevier Bets on Analytics With $4.1B ChoicePoint Buy

Shares of Georgia-based data-services provider ChoicePoint jumped by nearly half Thursday over their previous closing price after the firm announced that UK-based publisher and Lexis Nexis owner Reed Elsevier is buying it for $4.1 billion. ChoicePoint stock rose by 43.26 percent, to $48.22 by midday...

US Security Concerns Sidetrack 3Com Sale

A $2.2 billion deal 3Com had been planning involving a private equity group and a Chinese telecommunications firm apparently fell apart Wednesday over security concerns. 3Com, a Marlborough, Mass.-based network equipment manufacturer, had agreed in September to accept an offer of $5.30 per share fro...

Toshiba Surrenders

High-definition video enthusiasts are going to be looking at a Blu-ray world. That outlook was assured Tuesday when Toshiba officially backed away from the HD DVD format against Sony's heavily fortified Blu-ray technology. The Blu-ray format had gathered momentum in recent months, having won over a ...

Olympic Committee Removes Hurdles for Athlete Bloggers

The International Olympic Committee reportedly has ruled that competing athletes will be allowed to blog from the Beijing Olympic Games this summer. This is certainly a positive step, but not enough, according to experts who insist that blogging has a rightful place at any major political or sportin...

Digital Downloading at Heart of Borders’ Splashy New Concept Stores

It's not exactly Amazon.com's business model, but Borders Group appears to be at least borrowing a page from the Web-based book and music retailer by offering digital downloads. Borders, the second-largest book retailer in the U.S., on Wednesday, announced it is opening the first of 14 new concept s...

Sun Gets Desktop Virtualization Chops With Innotek Buy

Sun Microsystems is acquiring Germany-based virtualization software provider Innotek and, with it, its increasingly popular open source x86 virtualization product VirtualBox. The deal comes on the heels of Sun's recent purchase of open source database developer MySQL for $1 billion. VirtualBox enabl...

Dell Acquisition Keeps E-Mail Services Provider in Family

Dell has added another member to its growing family of acquisitions, although this latest addition already had the Dell pedigree, in a sense. The computer maker agreed to buy e-mail services provider MessageOne for about $155 million in cash. The addition of MessageOne is largely an all-in-the-famil...

Sony Ericsson Makes Leap to Windows Mobile With New Smartphone

Sony Ericsson has debuted a new handset, the Xperia X1 -- its first to operate on the Windows Mobile operating system. Microsoft announced the collaboration as the Mobile World Congress got under way in Barcelona, Spain. The deal could be a major coup for Sony Ericsson, which holds a 50 percent stak...

Amazon Greenlights $1B Share Buyback

Amazon's new stock buyback program and its newly stated goals to retire outstanding debt appear to be a good fit for a company that seems to be in an aggressive mode, according to analysts. "It's certainly not going to put a huge dent in their cash coffers," said Michael Souers, a retail analyst wit...

New Tech Lets Customers Make Bank Deposits Without Leaving Home

The era of the virtual bank appears to have taken a major step toward reality with the unveiling of Remote Deposit Capture from CheckFree. The company's new technology could ultimately mean consumers can avoid a trip to the bank to deposit checks by simply making such transactions online. The techno...

Going Offline With Yahoo’s Zimbra 5.0 Suite

Not quite five months after its acquisition by Yahoo, open source e-mail operator Zimbra Tuesday unveiled its Zimbra Collaboration Suite 5.0 software. This next-generation product has features for reading mail and creating documents offline from a Web browser. ZCS 5.0 enhancements include offline ac...

Microsoft to Move Into Harvard’s Neighborhood

The research arm of Microsoft already had an international reach; now, the company is tapping into the scientific prestige of the U.S. East Coast. The Redmond, Wash.-based software giant will open its first research lab in the region -- in Cambridge, Mass. -- in July. Microsoft Research New England ...

Yahoo Scraps Music Unlimited Service for Rhapsody Deal

As Yahoo continues to overhaul the focus of its music business, the company will migrate its online music subscription customers in the coming months to Rhapsody America. Yahoo will shut down its Music Unlimited service and divert subscribers to Rhapsody, a digital music venture of MTV Networks and ...

PS3 Powers Sony to Profit Swell

Aided by a more stabilized sales showing for its video game category, Sony reported a healthy bounce in profits for the third quarter. The Tokyo-based firm's PlayStation business halted a streak of six consecutive money-losing quarters, while its core electronics segment -- which includes liquid-cry...

Judge Raps Microsoft’s Knuckles With Oversight Extension

Microsoft thought five years of oversight was long enough, and states that had fought the software giant over alleged monopolistic practices thought five more years were in order. Neither side got what it wanted. Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, a federal district judge in Seattle, ruled on Tuesday to extend...

eBay Takes Bigger Bite Out of Sellers’ Back Ends

Barely a week after eBay announced a change in leadership, the online auctioneer unveiled a major switch in strategy. The company plans to reduce by half the up-front fees it charges users to list their items on its platform. The strategy, unveiled by John Donahoe, the company's incoming chief execu...

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