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Google plans update to Android Market

Google is promising changes to the Android Market, the same week that a prominent application developer complained about issues with the store.

Written by Nancy Gohring07 Sept. 09 04:43

EMC to acquire legal discovery vendor Kazeon

EMC on Tuesday said it will buy Kazeon Systems, a company that develops products for collecting and analyzing electronic information for legal discovery.

Written by Nancy Gohring02 Sept. 09 08:46

Developers complain about Android sales

The Android Market probably produces less than US$5 million a month, despite a recent report that issued that estimate, one successful application developer says.

Written by Nancy Gohring02 Sept. 09 07:00

Banking services aim to help Gen Y manage money

PNC Financial Services is targeting 18- to 24-year-olds with its Virtual Wallet, a mobile and online banking service that is designed for people who are setting up their first bank accounts. Since the service launched in August 2008, PNC is averaging 200 new accounts per day, says Michael Ley, vice president at PNC.

Written by Nancy Gohring28 Aug. 09 01:35

Cisco downplays WLAN vulnerability

Cisco Systems downplayed a vulnerability in some of its wireless access points, reporting Tuesday that there is no risk of data loss or interception.

Written by Nancy Gohring26 Aug. 09 04:47

Space elevator: science fiction or global warming cure?

Researchers gathered at the Space Elevator Conference on Thursday said that an elevator could make transportation to space so much more inexpensive than it is now, that companies could build large solar-power farms in space to provide energy for people on Earth. That could eliminate the need to burn fossil fuels and thus reduce global warming.

Written by Nancy Gohring14 Aug. 09 08:38

Apple iPod sales slow but iPhone makes up for it

Apple beat analyst expectations and appears nearly untouched by the economic downturn, reporting its best non-holiday quarterly revenue and earnings in the company's history on Tuesday.

Written by Nancy Gohring22 July 09 09:17

Apple iPod sales slow but iPhone makes up for it

Apple beat analyst expectations and appears nearly untouched by the economic downturn, reporting its best non-holiday quarterly revenue and earnings in the company's history on Tuesday.

Written by Nancy Gohring22 July 09 06:55

Microsoft's Mundie describes computing shift

In the future, computers will do more work automatically for people, rather than reacting to human input, Microsoft's head of research and strategy said on Monday.

Written by Nancy Gohring14 July 09 06:15

DOJ officially opens investigation into Google Book Search

The U.S. Department of Justice confirmed on Thursday that it is investigating a settlement involving Google Book Search for possible antitrust violations, following months of speculation that the agency had its eye on the service.

Written by Nancy Gohring03 July 09 08:17

Microsoft to open two new data centers

After postponing the development of one data center and losing a couple of high-level managers in its data center group, Microsoft said it will soon open new facilities in Dublin, Ireland, and Chicago.

Written by Nancy Gohring30 June 09 07:12

Ads come to mobile apps, thanks to Google

IPhone and Android users may increasingly see ads appear in their phone applications, now that Google is expanding its advertising program for mobile applications.

Written by Nancy Gohring25 June 09 04:23

Google to give libraries say on prices for scanned books

The University of Michigan has become the first library to amend its book scanning deal with Google, following a proposed settlement that Google reached last year with authors and publishers that sued it.

Written by Nancy Gohring25 May 09 07:52

Nonprofits sometimes on cutting edge of technology

Cash-strapped nonprofits may not be the first place many would think to look for novel uses of technology, but it turns out some of them are on the cutting edge.

Written by Nancy Gohring22 May 09 04:06
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