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AOL is planning on eliminating 20% of their global workforce of about 10,000 employees over the next few months.  In an e-mail to investors, AOL President Randy Falco thanked the outgoing staff for their tireless efforts in help AOL transition from an ISP to an ad-supported e-company.The reduced workforce could either be a result of success... Read more...
A computer, or rather, and operating system that freezes?  Perhaps not a BSOD, but it still sounds vaguely Microsoft-ian doesn't it?  It's not.  It appears, through a series of support forum threads, that some new iMac users are experiencing "issues."A growing number of users have reported that Apple's aluminum all-in-one computers... Read more...
Internet retail giant Amazon.com today launched its "Amazon MP3" digital music download service. The 2 million songs available come without Digital Rights  Management restrictions, and will play on most any device  that can handle a sound file. Most songs are priced from 89 cents to 99 cents, with more than 1 million of the... Read more...
On Thursday, NBC announced a new service, "NBC Direct." NBC Direct will allow users to download and view many popular NBC shows -- for free. The shows will require a special player, and they will have a license that expires one week after the original airing -- note carefully, not one week after you download it, but one week after the show... Read more...
According to an iSuppli teardown of the new Apple iPod nano, despite new features and with the same $199 price for the 8GB model, Apple is making more money off of the product.  While the top-of-the-line 8 GB Apple iPod nano still retails for $199, the completely revised new model costs Apple about $7 less to build than the previous... Read more...
Apple recently removed the word Computer from their corporate name, and this might very well reflect the mindset of those people who are calling the shots: at the end of the day they have far less than 5% market share when it comes to computers, a far cry from their lofty position atop the world of portable media playing devices.Obviously... Read more...
It's an interesting concept; an online desktop, that sort of mimics windows - or really any desktop-based OS, in Ajax.  It even connects to your Gmail account (assuming you have Gmail) to allow storage of documents and files there.A web applications company is hoping to legitimize the web operating system concept with the release of ajaxWindows,... Read more...
Firefox launched on November 9, 2004. It took one year for Firefox to reach 100 million downloads. One further year and it doubled to 200 million. One more year and it's doubled again to 400 million downloads. Today, you all have done it once again. With your amazing efforts, Firefox has reached 400 million downloads and demonstrated... Read more...
In the spring Amazon.com said it would unveil a digital music store by year's-end. It looks like they are going to beat their timeline. Sources indicate that Amazon.com will launch an MP3-based music service in mid-September. However, it's also indicated that the date is somewhat fluid, as it has been pushed back several times already (shades... Read more...
Poor Windows XP.  Vista gets all the attention, including focus on its service pack.  But hey, there is going to be a Windows XP SP3 - however, it's just a rollup of all the fixes since SP2. Although Windows Vista Service Pack 1 is the big news of the day, Microsoft is concurrently preparing the third service pack for Windows... Read more...
After a lot of speculation, leaked builds and closed beta testing - without specific public details about SP1 - Microsoft today posted an announcement on their official Windows Vista blog detailing SP1 and their plans for it. Now is the time and the time is now:  let's talk about Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1).  Much has been made... Read more...
A former BitTorrent server administrator has been given a harsh sentence - at least for a diehard Linux user.  Because the monitoring software required by his plea agreement won't run on Linux (surprise!), he is been ordered to switch to Windows, or go without a computer. Scott McCausland, who used to be an administrator of the EliteTorrents... Read more...
Showing it is indeed possible for us to all "just get along," Microsoft and Nokia have made nice.  Nokia phones will be getting mobile versions of Windows Live services on its handhelds, starting today.  Unfortunately for those of us in the United States, it's Europe and the Middle East only for now. Nokia and Microsoft said Thursday they... Read more...
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is expected to announce the resignation of Henri Richard, Chief Sales Officer, later today.  The resignation comes not long after the latest quarterly results were announced, with AMD suffering a third straight quarterly loss. Richard has led AMD's marketing efforts since 2002, spanning an era when the company... Read more...
Wal-Mart has joined the likes of Amazon.com and iTunes today - it is offering MP3 downloads, free of DRM.  Much as it's hard to applaud anything Wal-Mart does, it is a major step when the world's largest retailer signs up. Wal-Mart announces the launch of "DRM-free" MP3 music downloads, now available online at http://www.walmart.com. At... Read more...
No, it wasn't a bad Windows Update patch that caused the massive Skype outage that started last Thursday and continued into the weekend.  It was the semi-synchronized massive reboot across the globe, which exposed a bug in the Skype Code. On Thursday, 16th August 2007, the Skype peer-to-peer network became unstable and suffered a critical... Read more...
For an old-timer like me, C|Net's tour of the DigiBarn, a 19th-century farmhouse deep in the Santa Cruz mountains, about 90 minutes south of San Francisco, brings back a lot of memories.  Late nights huddled in front of my C64 using Nibble-Copy to "backup" some games, hammering my way through Sword of Sodan on the IIGS and Shadow of the beast... Read more...
I looked at this story and wondered if it was months old.  I mean, at this point, with Windows Vista being released in January, and this story basically addressing whether or not adoption by corporations would be quick - how could it be quick after all these months?   I suppose the reality is that the original prediction for quick adoption... Read more...
It's no secret that despite the unveiling of Windows Vista, many continue to purchase Windows XP with their computers.  For some, it's the lack of drivers or compatible software that forces them to stay with Vista; for others it may be the fact that Vista simply doesn't add enough for them to move from an OS they've used and (more or less)... Read more...
Justin E. Harrison, resident of Oxford, GA is the first to fall afoul of new legislation that prevents unauthorized sale of illicit labels.Being the first this case prosecuted under the new law, the 26 year-old received a penalty that is probably as much about punishment as sending a warning: “Federal courts found Harrison guilty of using... Read more...
Way back in April, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Microsoft, alleging that Microsoft used deceptive marketing practices when it allowed computer and other hardware makers to use the term "Windows Vista Capable" on their items, when in fact the hardware was unusable with Vista.  The suit really centers around personal computers labeled... Read more...
John Chambers, CEO of Cisco, recently announced to members of the European press that the company expects to phase out the Linksys name. Chambers considered the Linksys brand as having reached “end of life,” and is to be replaced by new products that wear a redesigned Cisco emblem. “‘It will all come overtime into a Cisco brand,’ Chambers... Read more...
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