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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, [...]

How Optometrists Build Lenses

When you order a lens, almost every aspect of its production is automated based on readings given by the optometrist. The data an optometrist gains is all digital, which is translated by machinery that shapes and cuts a lens based on your particular specifications. The intricacies of this process are not a secret, but they [...]

How dominant Google’s search worldwide?

Google’s worldwide Web search share estimated to be more than 60 percent. Compare this to the next best rival who holds only about 10 percent of the market share. Google’s and others search share depends on the each market.
In the United States, Google’s search engine market share exceeds 67.7 percent and Bing, the [...]

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 [...]

BlackBerry closes acquisition of Germany’s Secusmart

TORONTO (Reuters) – BlackBerry Ltd said Friday it has completed its acquisition of Secusmart, a privately held firm that specializes in voice and data encryption. Waterloo, Ontario-based BlackBerry agreed to buy the German maker of encryption and anti-eavesdropping services in July, in a move to burnish its credentials with highly security-conscious clients like government ‎agencies. The terms... [Read more]

Japanese activist challenges secrets law with whistleblower tool

By Teppei Kasai TOKYO (Reuters) – A Japanese Internet activist and academic is challenging a new state secrets law by setting up a website aimed at making it easier for government officials to leak sensitive information to the media without getting caught. The website, unveiled on Friday, uses an open source platform called GlobaLeaks developed by the Europe-based Hermes Center for Transparency... [Read more]

Balotelli fined 25,000 pounds and banned for one game

LONDON (Reuters) – Controversial Liverpool forward Mario Balotelli was suspended for one match by the FA on Thursday and fined 25,000 pounds ($39,152) after posting an offensive message on social media. Earlier this month, the Italian showed a picture on his Instagram account containing racist and anti-Semitic connotations. “Mario Balotelli has been fined 25,000 pounds, suspended for one... [Read more]

Exclusive: Google aiming to go straight into car with next Android – sources

By Alexei Oreskovic and Ben Klayman SAN FRANCISCO/DETROIT (Reuters) – Google Inc is laying the groundwork for a version of Android that would be built directly into cars, sources said, allowing Read more from the original source: Exclusive: Google aiming to go straight into car with next Android – sources  Read More →

Top four U.S. wireless carriers increase control of market, review finds

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top four U.S. mobile carriers expanded their control of the U.S. wireless market last year, a federal government report said on Thursday, once again finding the industry is highly concentrated as a result of continuing consolidation. The Federal Communications Commission&# Continued here: Top four U.S. wireless carriers increase control of market, review finds  Read More →