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Nintendo Wii U extends screen, stops short of mobile gaming

Nintendo promised to offer gamers more content and new kinds of interaction with the introduction of Wii U, a handheld gaming device that pairs with the Wii game console.

By Nick Barber | 08 June, 2011 06:55

Tags: Nintendo, game software, Game platforms, gaming peripherals, games

Twitter's importance to SEO seen as growing

Twitter is becoming an increasingly important tool for marketing and search optimization and experts are learning more about how to best use the service, they said Tuesday during a panel at Search Marketing Expo in Seattle.

By Nancy Gohring | 08 June, 2011 06:32

Tags: analytics, twitter, internet, search engines

Google to use authors as search ranking signal

Google has started using individual authors not just the publications they write for as one of its criteria for ranking search engine results.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 08 June, 2011 05:24

Tags: Google, internet, search engines

Ohio man pleads guilty to selling counterfeit software

An Ohio man has pleaded guilty to selling more than US$1 million worth of counterfeit financial and tax preparation software on eBay, the U.S. Department of Justice announced.

By Grant Gross | 08 June, 2011 04:44

Tags: U.S. Department of Justice, intellectual property, copyright, Intuit, ebay, legal, Eric Holder, software, Criminal, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Brandon Davis

Google integrating Analytics with SEO tools

Google is tying its Analytics and Webmaster Tools applications more closely together in an effort to give Web publishers a joint view of internal site traffic and search engine optimization (SEO) data.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 08 June, 2011 04:42

Tags: Google, internet, search engines

Four indicted in $1.5M ATM skimming operation

Three Romanian men and one Austrian man were indicted on Monday by U.S. federal prosecutors for allegedly stealing more than US$1.5 million by cloning payment cards with stolen account information.

By Jeremy Kirk | 08 June, 2011 02:16

Tags: Criminal, U.S. Department of Justice, security, data breach, legal, data protection, cybercrime, fraud

Turn IT pros into 'Compassionate Geeks'

In the new book, "The Compassionate Geek: Mastering Customer Service for I.T. Professionals," veteran IT trainer Don R. Crawley lifts a veil on a corner of the enterprise that has some of the most dysfunctional interactions between users and IT: the support desk. Along with co-author Paul R. Senness, Crawley wants to help IT departments raise their stature and reputation within the organization by giving techies some basic training in emotional intelligence and listening skills.

By Elizabeth Heichler | 08 June, 2011 02:13

Tags: soundtraining.net, careers, IT management

Oracle seeks hefty slice of Google's ad revenue

Oracle wants a significant chunk of the ad revenue Google generates in connection with its Android mobile OS, according to a filing made this week in the companies' ongoing patent litigation suit.

By Chris Kanaracus | 08 June, 2011 01:45

Tags: business issues, open source, application development, Languages and standards, telecommunication, Sun Microsystems, Civil lawsuits, mobile, operating systems, Oracle, Google, intellectual property, legal, software

LTE outperforms 42M bps HSPA+ on streets of Stockholm

TeliaSonera's 4G network comes out on top when pitched against Three's new HSPA+ (High-Speed Packet Access) network in central Stockholm, with average download speeds at 57.1M bps (bits per second) and 13.7M bps.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 08 June, 2011 01:06

Tags: Tre, telecommunication, 3g, Carriers, ZTE, mobile, TeliaSonera, broadband

Operators to test IPv6 as rollout moves slowly forward

As the number of available IPv4 addresses dwindle, operators are getting ready to ramp up the roll-out of IPv6 and World IPv6 Day, on Wednesday, will help the industry root out any problems.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 08 June, 2011 00:39

Tags: at&t, Networking, internet

Dell opens cloud computing center in Dublin

Dell on Tuesday said it was opening a research and development center in Dublin that will be focused on the development and delivery mechanisms for cloud applications.

By Agam Shah | 08 June, 2011 00:12

Tags: business issues, Dell, services, Application services, Computing services

Skype sign-in problems knock millions offline

Millions of Skype users were having trouble on Tuesday signing into the application, less than two weeks after the company published software updates for Windows and Mac computers to fix a similar problem.

By Jeremy Kirk | 08 June, 2011 00:08

Tags: applications, telecommunication, skype, voip, software

Intel's new smartphone chip is key ARM battle

Intel's upcoming Medfield chip will be an acid test of the chip maker's ability to enter the smartphone market and battle ARM, analysts said.

By Agam Shah | 07 June, 2011 22:18

Tags: Arm Holdings, consumer electronics, smartphones, Phones, Components, processors, intel

Anonymous hacks Indian site in fight against corruption

Hacker group Anonymous has come out in support of a civil movement against corruption in India by hacking one of the websites of a government IT organization.

By John Ribeiro | 07 June, 2011 21:30

Tags: Government use of IT, security, government

Popular Chinese microblog by Sina to launch English version

The operator of one of China's largest Twitter-like services is developing an English language version of its microblog platform.

By Michael Kan | 07 June, 2011 17:03

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, social networking, Sina Corp, social media, internet

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