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Facebook Sitting Pretty With $200M Investment

One figure that's drawn much attention in Facebook's US$200 millioninvestment deal with Moscow-based Digital Sky Technologies announcedTuesday is the implied valuation of the privately held socialnetworking company: $10 billion ...

Windows 7 Beta to Stay Alive Until July

Early adopters of Microsoft's next operating system won't facedebilitating bi-hourly shutdowns or be forced to clean-install therelease candidate until July 1, despite an email that went out overthe holiday weekend setting a June 1 deadline ...

GAO-Predicted GPS Failure Could Have Drastic Consequences

The business and national security implications of a Global Positioning Satellite system failure would be too enormous to bear, and as a result, the prediction made in a recent U.S.Government Accountability Office report is unlikely to come to pass, a Gartner research analyst who follows the industry told TechNewsWorld on Wednesday ...

Dell Offers Bright-Hued Netbook Geared for the Crayon Set

Dell's new education-themed netbook may look like it's aimed at kids, but it's really educators the Texas-based computer manufacturer is hoping to lure with the Latitude 2100 ...

Scribd Gives Authors a Place to Peddle Their Words

Scribd.com, the online document-sharing site, plunged into the world of e-commerce Monday with a store designed to help both established publishers and independent authors make sales ...

Intel Vows to Fight EC Antitrust Ruling, $1.4B Fine

The European Commission fined dominant CPU maker Intel US$1.4 billion on Wednesday after finding the company violated anticompetition laws ...

BSA’s $53B Global Piracy Tab Grossly Inflated, Argue Skeptics

Software piracy dropped or remained steady in scores of countries across the globe in 2008, but the worldwide rate still rose, thanks to rising piracy in emerging markets, according to a report for the Business Software Alliance released Monday ...

EC May Slam Intel With Record-Breaking Antitrust Fine

The European Commission could be nearing a decision to impose a significant fine against Intel. The timing coincides with a Department of Justice announcement promising more vigorous antitrust enforcement in the United States ...

Identity Fraud, Part 3: Taking the Target Off Your Back

Part 1 of this three-part series describes the size and complexity of the identity fraud problem, and touches on some of the consequences that go beyond financial damage. Part 2 offers some pointers on what consumers should do if they find they've become victims of identity fraud ...

Identity Fraud, Part 2: Digging Yourself Out of the Wreckage

Part 1 of this three-part series describes the size and complexity of the identity fraud problem, and touches on some of the consequences that go beyond financial damage ...

Identity Fraud, Part 1: A $45 Billion Snowball

Imagine getting a US$45 billion bill without knowing exactly how you ended up with such a big tab ...

Touch-Screen Voting: It’s Been Tried, but Can It Be Trusted?

Less than a decade ago, it seemed touch-screen had the touch ...

Amazon Goes Mano-a-Mano With eBay in Online Payments Arena

First Amazon transformed itself from simple online bookseller to general e-tailer. Then it spread into the world of Web services and distributed computing. Now the online giant is entering the alternative payments game ...

Alcatel-Lucent Boots Top Brass

Markets responded favorably to Tuesday's news that the chairman and CEO of Paris-based Alcatel-Lucent would be leaving the merger-troubled company ...

Microsoft Blasts Forrester’s ‘Sensational’ Anti-Vista Report

Forrester Research has unleashed a bit of ire from Microsoft with an analyst report suggesting large corporations might do well to sit out the Vista era of Windows ...

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