In Internet media, the relationship between Google and Fox is among one of the more interesting. Consider: Exhibit A: Google Watch reported that Fox (Twentieth Century Fox to be exact) has subpoenaed YouTube to reveal the identity of users who uploaded four episodes of the TV series "24" and 12 episodes of "The Simpsons.
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The Tucker v. Apple lawsuit, which alleges that Apple has used "crippleware" and other tactics to dominate digital music, is on track to be consolidated with a similar case.
Notable headlines:HP accused of spying on Dell's printer plans.Vista reviews: Basic, Home Premium, Business.
A revolution is taking place in air pollution monitoring. As sensor packages become smaller, cheaper and less power hungry, it's becoming feasible to move from networks of a few large, fixed sensors to networks of hundreds of mobile sensors.
I know the headline is a tease, but so is the Worth1000.com Photoshop competition for future Apple products.
For Symantec, first comes the profit warning then comes the spending diet. Symantec delivered a clunker of a fiscal third quarter and said it's going to cut $200 million in expenses.
Wanted: Killer applications that take advantage of Intel's threading technology inherent in multi-core chips. The goal: Develop software that best uses multi-core chips and take computing to the next level.
In my daily life I see a lot of fledgling companies and startups, some in existence for many years, delayed adolescence. Several observers have noted that a number of startups looking to make their mark in the Webosphere are becoming roadkill.
SAP is going to spend roughly $400 million to $500 million over the next eight quarters over what amounts to be a big bet on mid-market customers. SAP's fourth quarter results offered few surprises since the company had already flagged weaker-than-expected growth, but the outlook was telling.
Advanced Micro Devices is facing a bleak outlook and at least one analyst is arguing that the company's business model is 'fundamentally broken." There may be some validity to that since AMD CEO Hector Ruiz is also talking about some business model "tweaks.