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Figuring Out the Best Way to Stash Your Data

By 2010, the amount of data added annually to computer systems worldwide will swell to 988 exabytes, according to an 2007 EMC-sponsored report from IDC. A 2008 update on the report found that in 2007, the digital universe measured 281 billion gigabytes -- 281 exabytes -- an increase 10 percent greater than analysts had predicted a year earlier ...

ESA’s Wallet Snaps, PSN’s Membership Crackles, Game Sale Ban Pops

It was another mixed bag of news for the gaming industry over the past week. Financial papers filed with the Internal Revenue Service revealed that while 2007 and 2008 were strong years for the U.S. gaming industry, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the industry's trade association, did not fare as well ...

Will Gfail Undermine Gmail’s Enterprise Efforts?

Gmail users worldwide went without Web mail service for several hours early Tuesday morning. Google's monitoring system indicated that service went down around 9:30 am GMT -- 4:30 a.m. on the U.S.'s East Coast and 1:30 a.m. in the Pacific time zone ...

Citrix Gives Enterprises Free Path to Attainment of Xen

Would an enterprise be more likely to deploy a virtual solution if it were free? That is the question Citrix has asked with the unveiling of a new version of its XenServer virtualization platform that the company will offer free of charge at the end of March ...

Cable Cos Eye Online Streaming for Subscribers

Cable operators Time Warner and Comcast are reportedly in talks with the owners of major cable television networks to organize a plan that will bring a large amount of cable programming online and made accessible only to the providers' subscribers ...

IBM Looks to Tap Stim Pack for Rural Broadband Rollout

IBM and Internet service provider International Broadband Electric Communications announced plans Wednesday to begin deploying broadband over power line (BPL) networks in Alabama, Indiana, Michigan and Virginia. The two companies are establishing the BPL networks for nearly 200,000 rural residents currently served by seven electrical cooperatives.

Gaming Industry’s Booming January, Activision’s Busted Quarter

The gaming industry was the recipient of news both good and bad this past week. On the up side, the monthly NPD Group sales report for January indicated gaming continues to be relatively recession-resistant. Gamers also have something to cheer now that Nintendo has announced the U.S. release date for its Nintendo DSi handheld gaming machine ...

Facebook Does About Face on Troublesome TOS

Facing an outcry from its subscribers, Facebook has backtracked and replaced its new terms of service (TOS) agreement instituted Feb. 4 with the previous version. Mark Zuckerberg, the social network's chief executive officer, announced the change in a blog post on the company's site Tuesday night ...

Facebook TOS Content Use Verbiage Vexes Users

What may have seemed to Facebook execs like a run-of-the-mill revision to the company's Terms of Service (TOS) agreement grew into controversy over the weekend, and on Monday CEO Mark Zuckerberg had to scramble to reassure users that the content that they post -- photos, videos and text -- belongs to and is controlled by them, not the social networking Web site...

Microsoft Offers Bounty for Capture of Conficker Creators

After weeks of combating the relentless spread of the Conficker worm -- also known as "Downadup" -- Microsoft announced a US$250,000 bounty for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the hackers behind the troublesome malware ...

Could Shortcovers Throw Water on the Kindle?

Just days after Amazon released the second edition of its Kindle e-book reader, a potential challenger has emerged from the north and appears set to enter the market. Shortcovers plans to bring e-books to a variety of smartphones and handheld devices, ridding readers of the need to carry an additional dedicated e-book reader. ...

Google Signs Up for Energy Monitoring Duty

Deciphering a utility bill can be just as difficult for some consumers as reading and understanding the U.S. tax code. The scant details included in the monthly statements provide little or no detailed information about how much electricity consumers' appliances consume on a daily basis. So Google is developing an application that will shed light into the murky sphere of electrical usage...

AMD Fortifies Phenom II Line With Triple-Core Chips

AMD announced the release of its latest round of Phenom II microprocessors Monday. The five new additions include both triple-core processors and quad-cores that are part of AMD's "Dragon" platform line of desktop PC chips announced last month ...

EA Plans Multi-Pronged ‘Battlefield’ Blitz

Electronic Arts (EA) announced Thursday plans to release new installments of its "Battlefield" (BF) video game franchise this year. Developed by Dice, the game publisher will launch three new versions of the World War II-era game ...

Garmin Finds a Friend in Asus for Smartphone Foray

Hardware maker Asus and navigation system manufacturer Garmin announced a "strategic alliance" Wednesday that will result in a line of cobranded mobile phones. ...

Yahoo Search Puts New Research Assistant to Work

Yahoo introduced a new feature Wednesday designed to help make online research easier. Dubbed "Search Pad," the new companion search tool will enable users to keep track of Web sites and take notes when conducting online research ...

Amazon Opens Game Download Shop for the Casual Crowd

Not content to essentially dominate online book sales -- not to mention a slew of other merchandise categories -- Amazon.com launched a new game download service Tuesday. ...

Google Earth Sets Course for Open Seas

Google unearthed the latest version of its Earth mapping tool Monday at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. Google Earth 5.0 adds a number of new features to the geo-mapping service, perhaps the most significant of which is providing some definition to the world's great bodies of water with Google Ocean ...

Economy Chips Away at Semi Industry

Global sales of semiconductors dropped by 2.8 percent in 2008, according to a sales report released Monday by the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). It is the first decline in worldwide sales since 2001, the organization said ...

Sidelined by Bankruptcy, Nortel Gives Up on WiMax Game

Nortel Networks on Thursday announced that it has discontinued its mobile WiMax joint agreement with Alvarion. ...

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