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Hewlett-Packard on Tuesday unveiled a "print app" marketplace where consumers can print specialized content sans a PC. HP also announced a bevy of partnerships with AOL, Flickr, Disney and others and an App Studio portal.
According to Ryan Singel at Wired News, AOL shipped a silent, server-level patch on Monday night to fixa gaping hole that allowed hackers to gain complete control of any PC running the latest version of AIM.
56% of PC users run no antivirus software, or have it, but had not updated it within a week. 44% do not have a firewall properly configured, 38% lack spyware protection, AOL and National Security Alliance say.
Nielsen//NetRatings analyzed audience data for the week ending July 24th, 2005, to determine top computer and electronics news sites.Top consumer electronic and PC news destinationsWeb siteAudience, 000Reach, %CNET5,4344.
"TechKnow" program doles out PCs to children who complete special class, meet standards regarding grades and attendance.
RealSPEED is a program empowering and speed up your internet connection sharply. It is optimizing the unknown settings and the registry...
A Trojan horse program uses bogus news of the al-Qaida leader's capture to get AOL Instant Messeger users to open a program that installs adware called BuddyLinks on the victim's PC.
The company is offering a PC, monitor and color printer for $299 to subscribers who sign up for one year of Internet access, the latest effort to prop up its subscriber base.
Lindows.com is hawking the idea of an 'AOL PC', but AOL Time Warner says it has nothing to do with the product. This is just the latest sour note to hit the Linux distributor.
Lindows.com is hawking the idea of an 'AOL PC', but AOL Time Warner says it has nothing to do with the product. This is just the latest sour note to hit the Linux distributor
Wednesday 25/09/2002They still don't know whether they'll be doing it over here, but AOL has fulfilled one of its fondest wishes in the US: the Microsoft and Apple-free AOL PC. The computer in question is being flogged through Wal-Mart, the high temple of low priced shopping: it's not a bad spec, with 800MHz Pentium-compatible processor, 128MB of RAM, 10GB hard drive, CD-ROM, 10/100 Ethernet, keyboard and speakers -- no monitor -- for $200, or around £130.
Samsung on Wednesday said it will embed America Online's AOL Instant Messenger service in a new mobile phone. The agreement highlights AOL's ongoing push to spread its popular instant messaging and e-mail services to non-PC devices as part of its "AOL Anywhere" strategy. Samsung's SGH-r225M phone uses GSM (Global System For Mobile Communications) technology, which allows for text messaging and faster exchange of data. The phone is slated to be released this month. --Jim Hu, Special to ZDNet News
America Online said Monday it has signed a deal to offer its popular instant messaging and e-mail services on Nextel mobile phones. As part of the agreement, Nextel subscribers will be able to access AOL Instant Messenger, AOL Mail and content services such as news headlines, driving directions and Moviefone listings. Nextel will also promote its mobile products and services across parent company AOL Time Warner's legion of media properties, and will offer free AOL software in its retail stores. The agreement is part of the "AOL Anywhere" initiative to offer AOL services on non-PC devices. To date, AOL has struck agreements regarding mobile phones, handheld devices such as Research In Motion's BlackBerry pager and interactive television systems such as AOLTV. --Jim Hu, Special to ZDNet News
Eyeball Chat 2.0 promises more than it can deliver. For now, Trillian is a better interoperable messenger, since that client handles ICQ too. For video chat, turn to Yahoo Messenger; if you have Windows XP, go for Windows Messenger.
America Online says Jonathan Sacks, president of AOL Interactive Services, will retire to pursue other interests. Sacks will leave AOL when the company finds a replacement, according to an AOL representative. Sacks joined AOL four years ago, serving as senior vice president of programming operations and later senior vice president and general manager of AOL. An AOL representative said Sacks "wanted to move on to the next phase of his life, and he thought this was the right time to do it," adding Sacks has discussed pursuing a Ph.D. in English literature. Sacks has played a variety of roles at the Internet company, including president of the Hub, a joint venture between AOL and New Line Cinema, and founder of VirtualCity Magazine. A longtime journalist and publisher, Sacks published PC Computing and Corporate Computing magazines. He also worked for publications ranging from InfoWorld to The Miami Herald. --Gwendolyn Mariano, Special to ZDNet News
Internet service provider America Online Inc (AOL) and China's PC maker Legend Holdings Ltd have formed a joint venture to develop consumer interactive services for the China market.
Instant messaging matures with ActiveBuddy, AOL puts hopes on Komodo, Sun releases Jxta and the long-anticipated marriage between television and PC takes a step forward.
MSN is spending $1bn on worldwide marketing to take on AOL in the first battle of the war to dominate internet appliances in the 'life after PCs' era.
AOL's latest strategy, to give away low-end machines to its high-end CompuServe users, has experts baffled. Oh, and unless you live in America, you can forget about replacing your PC with a freebie...
AOL is, starting this weekend, tempting new customers with a very tasty carrot... A free PC
They'll sell users a PC and Net access. AOL investing in the hardware maker, too.
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