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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 […]

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 […]

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, digital content is […]

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 system successfully. The […]

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, e-readers […]

Super speed Universal Serial Bus (USB) 3.0 and 3.1

Many new laptops and tablets come with USB 3.0 supporting USB ports. USB 3.0 has advantages over previous versions. It can charge your smartphones, tablets and many mobile devices that provide USB ports. It can write your data to flash drive. It also allows you to connect to docking stations. It is ten times faster […]

New net neutrality policies generate criticism

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently approved the so-called net neutrality plan generating much debate. It deals with how Americans as well as businesses do things on the Internet. On the surface the plan prohibit service providers creating faster Internet for paid customers. Many argue that it will help start-ups, smaller Internet companies as well […]

New authentication technology, Windows Hello, from Microsoft

At its January 21, 2015 Windows 10 introductory event Microsoft introduced a new biometric authentication technology known as Windows Hello. The much hyped Windows 10 operating system will support it. It will allow a person to sign into a machine with his or her face or finger. It will be capable of scanning your face, […]

Sophisticated software to control advanced hardware

Automobiles are increasingly becoming a hot commodity for hardware and software developers. The wireless connection available on Tesla Motor’s Model S allow the driver and passengers to connect to the Internet on the go, stream Internet radio, unlock the door with a smartphone, and diagnose problems and allow software engineers to remotely fix any glitches […]

DRAM chips are in demand

Dynamic random-access memory better known as DRAM is a memory that store bit (0 and 1) data separately within an integrated circuit. The main memory (RAM) in a personal computer is dynamic RAM (DRAM). In addition to PCs you find it in laptops, workstations, video game consoles, smartphones, tablets and many other devices. With ever […]

Informatica to be taken private by Permira Advisers and CPPIB

(Reuters) – Enterprise software provider Informatica Corp said it would be taken private by an consortium comprising Permira Advisers Ltd and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) for about $5.3 billion. Informatica shareholders will get $48.75 per share in cash, the company said. Informatica’s shares rose 4 percent to $45.83 on the Nasdaq on Monday after Reuters reported that both... [Read more]

Twitter and Facebook vow to challenge Turkey over ban

Twitter and Facebook have vowed to fight a Turkish ban that briefly blocked access to social media sites this week, a clampdown critics said was further evidence of Ankara's growing authoritarianism. Turkey has taken a tough stance on social media under President Tayyip Erdogan and the ruling AK Party he founded, temporarily stopping access to some … Read more: Twitter and Facebook vow... [Read more]

Vivendi confirms it made an offer for Dailymotion

French media group Vivendi on Tuesday confirmed it had submitted an offer regarding Dailymotion, the video-sharing website owned by French telecoms group Orange. A source had said on Monday that Vivendi had made a 250 million euro ($275 million) indicative offer for most of Dailymotion. The source had said that Orange's board would meet on Tuesday to discuss Vivendi's proposal. Separately... [Read more]

U.S. announces first antitrust e-commerce prosecution

The U.S. Department of Justice's antitrust division on Monday announced its first prosecution specifically targeting Internet commerce, saying a man has agreed to plead guilty to conspiring to illegally fix the prices of posters he sold online. David Topkins was accused of conspiring with other poster sellers to manipulate prices on Amazon.com Inc's Amazon Marketplace, a website for third-party... [Read more]

Baltimore murder case to be featured in new podcast

By Lacey Ann Johnson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The story of a Baltimore murder case made famous by last year’s record-breaking “Serial” podcast will continue in a new podcast slated to launch on Monday, April 13, according to the new podcast’s website. The podcast, “Undisclosed: The State v. Adnan Syed,” is being produced by a group of lawyers fighting to overturn... [Read more]