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Hewlett-Packard to buy Palm for $1.2 billion

The last two years have not been easy for anyone who is associated with Palm, once considered a leader in handheld devices, thanks to Apple’s iPhone which currently holds the lion’s share of the handheld devices market and Research in Motion’s Blackberry.
To make matters worse, despite the well-reviewed webOS released last year, Google Inc.’s Android [...]

Google, IBM & Apple – Top 3 brands for 2010

According to a report by Milward Brown Optimor, which ascertains the top 100 brands annually, Google, IBM and Apple took the gold, silver and bronze in that order amongst non-tech players like Coca-Cola, McDonalds and Marlboro. Incidentally, Microsoft was placed fourth right behind Apple.
Also known as the ‘BrandZ Top 100 Report’, its fifth release for [...]

Digital content is growing

Wikipedia describe digital content as a large field that includes 3D graphics, audio editing, compositing and authoring in animation, audio, graphics, images and video. In a nutshell it is the software used in connection with output produced by users as well as industry providers. Content is anything that you can publish. Hence, [...]

Linux, the open-source operating system

Dozens of volunteers contribute every day to improve the Linux open-source operating system. Therefore, no one company owns it. Few companies like VA Linux tried to fool the investors to think that they own the operating system when they went public. Only few, such as Red Hat, benefitted from the open-source operating [...]

A kill switch for your PC

As you know malware outbreaks are spreading quickly in the internet arena. A recent finding of such a virus in Google resulted in Google quickly switching a little known kill switch. In this case it killed more than 250,000 infected codes in its Android smartphones instantaneously.
Kill switches comes as standard for most tablets, [...]

Dissecting a domain name

Have you ever looked at a domain name to see the content of it? A domain name consists of one or more parts or labels.
Do you know that the hierarchy of a domain name goes from right to left? The end part of the domain name such as com, org, tv, and many [...]

What is colocation?

Written by Rack Alley
LA colocation has a great many advantages to your business. In addition to Los Angeles web hosting, colocation will allow you to store data outside of your business for storage purposes. This means that you’ll have a safe place to store your data to protect it against human error, or other events [...]

SanDisk to rescue trapped iPhone and iPad users

If you are a parent with kids, you know how difficult it is to keep them entertained while travelling. This becomes more important for Apple users since the iPhone and iPad don’t come with a slot for adding a thumbnail drive. Here come SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive to the rescue.
The $59.99, 32 GB SanDisk [...]

Open-source operating systems, who owns it?

More than couple of dozens of open-source software (also called free software or operating systems) is available for anyone to use or expand. Even though it is called free software not all are free and some require licensing. Linux is one of open-source software that was developed early on and the now infamous [...]

See Better Results with Terminal Server Software

Written by RDPSoft Company
In the digital age, many people and companies alike have the sense that there’s never too much technology they can have. With individuals this often means a smartphone, a tablet, Bluetooth and more. For companies this can combine everything from those elements, to greater IT muscle to colocation and everything else out [...]

LinkedIn forecasts strong quarter, driven by hiring business

(Reuters) – Corporate networking site LinkedIn Corp forecast better-than-expected adjusted profit and revenue in the current quarter, helped by a rapid rise in its hiring business. Analysts on average were expecting a profit of 40 cents per share on revenue of $540.86 million, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. With more than 300 million members, LinkedIn is approaching saturation point among... [Read more]

NBA-League adding @NBA social media handle to game ball

(Reuters) – The National Basketball Association is adding its @NBA social media identifier to its official game ball starting with the 2014-15 season in October. The Twitter handle will appear under the “Official Game Ball” wording, just to the left of the league’s logo, the NBA said in a statement. The move makes the NBA the first professional sports league to put its social... [Read more]

Microsoft ordered by U.S. judge to submit customer’s emails from abroad

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp must turn over a customer's emails and other account information stored in a data center in Ireland to the U.S. government, a judge ruled on Thursday, in a case that has drawn concern from… View original post here: Microsoft ordered by U.S. judge to submit customer’s emails from abroad  Read More →

Shaw Comms to pay $830 million for data center company ViaWest

By Alastair Sharp TORONTO (Reuters) – Shaw Communications Inc will pay $830 million to buy U.S. data center services provider ViaWest Inc, the Canadian media and cable company said on Thursday, in a deal aimed at bolstering its cloud computing credentials. Shaw said the acquisition from ViaWest majority owner Oak Hill Capital Partners and others would help accelerate the development of its Canadian... [Read more]

Soccer World Cup helps DirecTV net more subscribers

(Reuters) – DirecTV, the No.1 U.S. satellite TV provider, reported quarterly revenue above analysts’ estimates as the soccer World Cup helped it add subscribers in Latin America and prices increased in the United States. The company added 543,000 subscribers in Latin America, its largest growth area, in the second quarter ended June 30. DirecTV had added 165,000 a year earlier in the market,... [Read more]