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Is Google’s Sky Falling?

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 ...

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 ...

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 suited to the new-generation operating system ...

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 ...

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 US$4.1 billion ...

US Security Concerns Sidetrack 3Com Sale

A US$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 ...

Toshiba Surrenders

High-definition video enthusiasts are going to be looking at a Blu-ray world ...

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 sporting event ...

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 ...

Sun Gets Desktop Virtualization Chops With Innotek Buy

Sun Microsystems is acquiring Germany-based virtualization software providerInnotek 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 US$1 billion ...

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 ...

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 ...

Amazon Greenlights $1B Share Buyback

Amazon.com'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 ...

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 ...

Going Offline With Yahoo’s Zimbra 5.0 Suite

Not quite five months after its US$350 million acquisition by Yahoo, open source e-mail operator Zimbra Tuesday unveiled its Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS) 5.0 software ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. It will also offer its best seller incentives and raise its minimum selling standards ...

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