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Hollywood pushes movie streaming standard, UltraViolet

The Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE), a group of 58 Hollywood studios and technology companies, is pinning its hopes for the future of entertainment on UltraViolet, an online digital locker that would allow you to buy a movie once, and stream it over the Internet for free on any other compatible devices.

By Daniel Ionescu | 21 July, 2010 02:17

Tags: applications, comcast, philips, downloads, copyright, Home Theater, intellectual property, Panasonic, legal, Nokia, software, home entertainment, data protection, intel, netflix, sony

Antennagate won't hurt Apple's image, say PR experts

Apple flunked its first response to the iPhone 4's antenna problems, but the company turned everything around with a last-minute press conference and free bumper cases, one crisis communications expert said.

By Jared Newman | 21 July, 2010 02:25

Tags: Apple, consumer electronics, Phones, iphone 4

VMware beats forecast with strong Q2 results

VMware on Tuesday reported a 48 percent jump in revenue for the second quarter, a greater increase than expected, and raised its outlook for the full year on strong demand for its virtualization software.

By James Niccolai | 21 July, 2010 09:08

Tags: business issues, virtualization, financial results, VMware

VMware beats forecast with strong Q2 results

VMware on Tuesday reported a 48 percent jump in revenue for the second quarter, a greater increase than expected, and raised its outlook for the full year on strong demand for its virtualization software.

By James Niccolai | 21 July, 2010 07:18

Tags: business issues, virtualization, financial results, VMware

Motorola deal may end mobile-gear consolidation

Nokia Siemens Networks' acquisition of most of Motorola's cellular networks business may be the last move in a long game of consolidation in the industry, which has been hammered by price pressures.

By Stephen Lawson | 20 July, 2010 10:22

Tags: Motorola, business issues, Nokia Siemens Networks, Mergers / acquisitions, telecommunication, mobile

Bomb-making tips tied to blog shut-down

The Internet has been abuzz with rumors and conjecture about why blogging Web site Blogetery.com and its reported 70,000 bloggers went dark last week.

By Sharon Gaudin | 21 July, 2010 08:56

Tags: censorship, e-commerce, regulation, internet, government

Google revamps its photo search engine

Google has given a major overhaul to the layout of its Images search engine's results page and introduced a new advertising format specific for this service.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 21 July, 2010 04:37

Tags: Google, internet, search engines

Adobe puts PDF reader in quarantine

Adobe provides its beleaguered PDF reader with sandbox technology to thwart exploits. "This is coming out in the next major release", reveals Brad Arkin, head of security at Adobe, to Webwereld.

By Jasper Bakker | 21 July, 2010 06:07

Tags: applications, security, Adobe Systems, pdf bug, software

Wikileaks turns submissions engine back on

Wikileaks has turned back on its system that allows whistleblowers to securely submit documents to the site after it was down for maintenance, according to the organization's blog.

By Jeremy Kirk | 21 July, 2010 04:35

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, wikileaks, internet

Google to end services for two online products in China

As Google restructures its operations in China, the company announced on Tuesday that it would end technical support for two services belonging to a popular online forum in the country.

By Michael Kan | 21 July, 2010 05:08

Tags: Google, internet, search engines

Google signs 20-year deal to buy wind power

Google has signed a 20-year agreement to buy energy from a wind farm in Iowa, giving it access to enough renewable energy to supply several of its data centers, the company said on Tuesday.

By James Niccolai | 21 July, 2010 05:41

Tags: business issues, Google, Green data center, Google Energy, NextEra Energy Resources, investments, environment

Amazon Kindle sales defy iPad by rising each month in Q2

Predictions for the Kindle's death at the hands of the iPad appear to have been premature as Amazon on Monday reported strong growth in sales of its popular e-reader after dropping the price to US$189.

By Dan Nystedt | 20 July, 2010 16:28

Tags: Apple, amazon.com, consumer electronics, e-readers

Microsoft may face tough patch job with Windows shortcut bug

Microsoft may have a tough time fixing the Windows shortcut vulnerability, a security researcher said today.

By Gregg Keizer | 21 July, 2010 06:25

Tags: security, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems, Malware and Vulnerabilities, kaspersky lab

Apple enjoys solid Q3 on strong iPad, iPhone sales

Apple on Tuesday reported strong earnings for its third fiscal quarter of 2010, with strong iPhone, Mac and iPad sales helping revenue exceed analyst expectations.

By Agam Shah | 21 July, 2010 07:13

Tags: business issues, Apple, financial results

Twitter's tech problems take a toll on developers

The recurrent technical problems that have affected Twitter for the past seven weeks have also taken a toll on developers of external applications built for the microblogging service.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 21 July, 2010 08:01

Tags: Web services development, application development, Internet-based applications and services, HootSuite, twitter, Seesmic, software, internet, social media, BccThis, Development tools

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