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Hulu IPO Could Be Streaming-Video Game Changer

There was a time, early this decade, when every day saw a new technology company make an initial public offering (IPO). Talk of stock options and vesting schedules was common coffee break fare. Lately, the flow of capital for startups is much more like a trickle, and IPOs are sparse. Still, some partnership or venture-backed companies are managing to make it to market, and Hulu may be one of the next big ones, according to widely published reports...

Speedy Chrome 6 Beta Ventures Onto Bumpy Broadband Road

Google released an updated version of its Chrome Web browser into beta this week. Chrome 6 sports increased speeds and a user interface with multiple changes, said James Hawkins, Google software engineer, in a post to the Google Chrome Blog ...

Mobile Sales Up, Margins Down

As expected, sales of mobile devices are up considerably from last year, showing an increase of nearly 14 percent worldwide over the second quarter of 2009. That's according to a report released by Gartner, and the results fall closely in line with other reports out from firms such as Forrester Research and iSuppli. ...

Critics Charge Craigslist Functions as Bulletin Board for Child Prostitution

Richard Blumenthal, attorney general of Connecticut, has called for classified advertisement service Craigslist to shut down its adult services section. In addition, Blumenthal stated that he intends to call for his fellow state attorneys general to make similar demands of Craigslist. No particular legal action has been filed, however. ...

Android Draws Its Bow on Apple

By the year 2012, there will be more smartphones running the Android OS than Apple's iOS. That's according to iSuppli, which projects that 75 million Android-based smartphones will be in use two years from now. ...

YouTube’s Extra 5 Minutes Could Buy More Than Time

YouTube uploaders who wish to follow 60s pop-art icon Andy Warhol's advice and grasp their 15 minutes of fame now can do so fully. YouTube has raised the maximum length limit on submissions from 10 to 15 minutes, announced Product Manager Joshua Siegel on the company blog. While an additional five minutes may seem trivial to some, it represents an increase of 50 percent in video length, which is significant...

Torrent of Public Facebook Info Fires Up Privacy Debate

It's likely not illegal, and it may not even be improper, but the fact that security consultant Ron Bowes gathered and aggregated the information from about 100 million Facebook profiles has created quite a stir. Bowes created his data torrent to aid the development of a password-cracking-protection tool, he has said in interviews with a number of media outlets. To do that, he needed the names of many thousands of individuals and the user names they likely would have on an account...

Intel Demos Light Over Silicon

Microprocessor maker Intel has announced that it has developed a research prototype that it says is the world's first silicon-based optical data connection with integrated lasers. The link can move up to 50 gigabits of data per second -- about as much data as that contained in an entire HD movie ...

Yahoo Japan May Succeed Where Yahoo Failed

Yahoo Japan has announced that it will begin a relationship with Google to power its search functions and also administer ads that appear on the site. In this deal, the company is not following in the steps of its U.S. counterpart, Yahoo, which cut a deal with Microsoft's Bing, announced last year ...

Who Would Have Thought Verizon Would Ape AT&T?

Just weeks after AT&T announced that it would be phasing out unlimited data plans for mobile phone customers, rumors are swirling that Verizon may follow suit. The catalyzing factor could be the launch of the Motorola Droid X, which is widely considered to be Verizon's answer to the iPhone. ...

Who Would Have Thought Verizon Would Ape AT&T?

Just weeks after AT&T announced that it would be phasing out unlimited data plans for mobile phone customers, rumors are swirling that Verizon may follow suit. The catalyzing factor could be the launch of the Motorola Droid X, which is widely considered to be Verizon's answer to the iPhone. ...

Who Would Have Thought Verizon Would Ape AT&T?

Just weeks after AT&T announced that it would be phasing out unlimited data plans for mobile phone customers, rumors are swirling that Verizon may follow suit. The catalyzing factor could be the launch of the Motorola Droid X, which is widely considered to be Verizon's answer to the iPhone. ...

Twitter Hopes to Retire ‘Fail Whale’ With Custom-Built Data Center

Twitter has announced that it will be working toward consolidating management of its data centers within its own organization. The company's first custom-built data center, located in the Salt Lake City area, will fire up later this year ...

Facebook Nation: Millions and Millions of Worried People

Facebook is expected to announce sometime this week that it has topped half a billion users. That's 500 million globally. For a website that began life in the humble environs of a college dorm room, it's quite a milestone. However, many of those users are concerned about how their information is being used, as Facebook has learned repeatedly as it has made changes along the way...

Droid X Struts In as iPhone Buckles

Consumers who have put off buying their first smartphone or upgrading an aging one are facing a more complicated decision as of Thursday. Into a market already very heated with the recent launches of Apple's iPhone 4, carried exclusively by AT&T, and HTC's EVO 4G Android, via Sprint, comes Motorola's Droid X, the latest Android-based smartphone offered by Verizon.

New Rules Lay Out ‘Meaningful Use’ Requirements for Electronic Health Records

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released its final version of rules that define the parameters under which physicians and hospitals can qualify for funding to upgrade their electronic medical records systems. Included are new definitions for what will constitute "meaningful use" of electronic records to meet objectives of the programs...

Skype and Fring Fulminate in Disconnect Drama

The launch of the iPhone 4 may have brought mobile video calling to the public's attention, but, the fact is, the capability has been available for some time from software makers both large and small. One such player in the video-calling space is Fring, a UK-based company that makes an app for a range of smartphones, including Android devices and the iPhone...

Microsoft Dynamics Aims to Steal a Little Salesforce Thunder

Microsoft is set to release both the online and in-house versions of its new CRM package this fall. Along with the beta release of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011, the company will be opening an app store for third-party developers called "Microsoft Dynamics Marketplace." That's according to a company announcement made at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference. The online version of the upgraded software will be available in September, said Microsoft...

US Feds Give Mobile Apps a Go

As part of an overhaul of its public-facing front-door website, USA.gov, the U.S. federal government has released the first in a long list of planned mobile phone applications for citizens. Some have downloadable modules optimized for specific mobile phone platforms; others come in the form of websites optimized for access through Web browsers running on mobile devices...

Amazon Punches Up Kindle DX

Amazon.com has let loose the latest salvo in the rapidly escalating e-book reader war. The online book retailer will ship the latest version of its high-end Kindle, the DX, on July 7. The new units will sport a range of new features and a substantially lowered price: US$379. Amazon already has lowered the price of its more popular, standard version of the Kindle to $189 after competitor Barnes & Noble dropped the price of its Nook reader to $199...

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