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  • Google is Headed For Your TV

    Google has partnered with Intel and Sony to create Google TV, an ambitious attempt to bake its Android software into TVs, Blu-ray players, and a Google set-top box called Buddy Box. Google TV is clearly a challenge to Apple TV, the Boxee Box, TiVo and to some extent cable itself. The goal is to fuse the Web with televisions in a way that other Internet-connected TVs don't. That is, Google TV is an open platform free of restrictions and powered by hardware that can handle Flash.

    21 May 10 05:29 Written by Jared Newman
  • SAP Sapphire 2010: Observations, News and Tweets

    SAP's annual Sapphire conference is over, and here's a round-up of some of the important news, announcements and high-tech happenings that came out of the show.

    21 May 10 05:25 Written by Thomas Wailgum
  • Microsoft's alleged 'click launderers' maintain innocence

    Beta customers named in two click fraud lawsuits Microsoft filed this week maintain their innocence, and both say they assisted the software giant in investigating the source of the problem.

    21 May 10 05:22 Written by Nancy Gohring
  • iPad makes big strides as e-reader

    Apple's iPad, while far more than an e-reader, is having a clear impact on the e-reader market, including the kind of content people are reading on it.

    21 May 10 05:00 Written by Matt Hamblen
  • Google says Google TV coming

    After months of speculation, Google Thursday unveiled Google TV , described as a way to meld surfing the Internet with channel surfing.

    21 May 10 04:26 Written by Sharon Gaudin
  • Google's WebM draws praise, critiques

    The news this week of Google's open-source release of the HD video codec VP8 plays into the ongoing debate over which video codec browsers can use to display high-definition video without a plug-in, such as Adobe Flash or Microsoft Silverlight.

    21 May 10 03:57 Written by Joab Jackson
  • Cisco makes another optical acquisition

    Cisco announced plans to acquire privately held CoreOptics, a designer of digital signal processing technology for optical networking applications, for $99 million in cash.

    21 May 10 03:43 Written by Jim Duffy
  • Pakistan extends Web site ban to include YouTube

    Pakistan's telecommunications regulator, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), said on Thursday that it has directed ISPs to block YouTube after material considered "sacrilegious" was found on it.

    21 May 10 03:23 Written by John Ribeiro
  • 1-in-5 U.S. consumers plan to buy Apple's iPad

    Positive press and word of mouth from very satisfied owners has convinced one-in-five U.S. consumers to buy an Apple iPad, a survey published today said.

    21 May 10 03:21 Written by Gregg Keizer
  • Google I/O: Will We Get to See Google TV?

    Google may be getting ready to launch its fabled Google TV set-top box during the company's Google I/O developer conference on Thursday, according to the latest rumors. The search giant may also make an Android announcement, possibly introducing Android 2.2, the next iteration of Google's smartphone OS.

    21 May 10 02:48 Written by Ian Paul
  • Symantec's $1.28B VeriSign gambit draws mixed reviews

    Symantec's stunning decision to put $1.28 billion in cash on the table to buy most of the security services within VeriSign is a gambit that is drawing mixed reactions in the analyst community, but Symantec insists the VeriSign certificate and authentication services are key elements in what's shaping up to be one of the biggest self-transformations ever in the security industry.

    21 May 10 02:38 Written by Ellen Messmer
  • Xerox appoints Burns as chairman

    Xerox on Thursday said it had appointed CEO Ursula Burns as the company's new chairman, replacing former chairman Anne Mulcahy, who announced her retirement from the company.

    21 May 10 02:33 Written by Agam Shah
  • IDC: Tablet shipments to reach 46M in 2014

    Apple's iPad will drive the burgeoning tablet computer market and shipments could grow sixfold by 2014, IDC said in research released on Thursday.

    21 May 10 01:46 Written by Agam Shah
  • Non-US iPad Users Get First Glimpse of Their App Store

    Country-specific iPad App Stores are showing up one week early than expected for international users who bought an iPad from eBay or Craigslist, before the tablet officially becomes available in their country.

    20 May 10 23:46 Written by Daniel Ionescu

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