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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, [...]

Data center colocation in Los Angeles

Written by Rack Alley

A lot of companies have their server hosting in Los Angeles. This has been the trend since a few years now. Whatever the initial reasoning, this has led to LA being a powerhouse when it comes to data centers and colocations.

Why Los Angeles?
If you want a good quality data center, Los Angeles [...]

Is chip maker AMD in trouble?

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is making headlines these days because it is cutting down employees, changing the management and making other newsworthy changes. AMD is running as a distant second to the industry leader Intel for a long time for making PC chips. In 2008, it split into two companies, AMD with chip [...]

Sputter Deposition 101

Written by: Denton Vacuum, LLC
Summary: Sputtering helps change the properties of a substrate to be more in line with other materials.
Sputtering is a process that allows manufacturers to deposit precise amounts of one material onto the surface of another. The process is most commonly used in the preparation of heavy-duty equipment for industrial or medical [...]

In the face of data breaches, passwords becomes critical

Nude pictures of actress Jennifer Lawrence stolen from the Apple’s iCloud were circulating on the Internet very recently raising questions about data security and privacy. First, many thought that Apple’s security has been breached. But later it was revealed that it was a work of hackers who are constantly haunting celebrities. But [...]

How to Improve Medical Implants

Written by: Denton Vacuum, LLC
Patients can now find durable implants for a lower cost, thanks to advancements in medical device manufacturing.
Thanks to new advancements in the field of medical device production, patients can take advantage of more durable implants. That means less time spent swapping out old parts, fewer mishaps related to wear, and a [...]

EU digital tsar warns monopolists; Google foes play down call for break-up

By Alastair Macdonald and Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union's top official for digital markets said on Monday he was concerned that big tech companies may be abusing dominant positions, but he also said investigations into Google must not be rushed. As sponsors of a European Parliament motion seeking action to rein in Google played down suggestions the U.S. Internet search... [Read more]

Digital tsar urges Europe not to weaken net neutrality rules

By Julia Fioretti and Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union's new digital tsar voiced alarm on Monday at the efforts of some EU governments to water down equal Internet access, just as EU plans for “net neutrality” were being echoed in the United States by Barack Obama. … View original here: Digital tsar urges Europe not to weaken net neutrality... [Read more]

European Parliament may propose Google break-up in draft resolution

(Reuters) – The European Parliament is preparing a non-binding resolution that proposes splitting Google Inc's search engine operations in Europe from the rest of its business as one possible option to rein in the Internet company’s dominance in the search market. Read more here: European Parliament may propose Google break-up in draft resolution  Read More →

Any new U.S. Internet rules must withstand lawsuits: FCC chief

By Marina Lopes WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. regulators expect Internet service providers to sue the government over any changes in the way they are regulated and must reevaluate any proposals to make sure they stand up in court, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler said at a meeting on Friday. Last week Read the original post: Any new U.S. Internet rules must withstand lawsuits:... [Read more]

European Parliament proposing Internet search-service unbundling

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The European Parliament is preparing to call for the separation of search engines from other commercial services to ensure a level playing field for the Internet industry, according to a draft motion seen by Reuters on Friday, presenting a threat to leading search engine Google Inc. The draft motion does not mention any specific search engines, though Google is by far... [Read more]