Stories by Sarah Jacobsson Purewal

In Pictures: Tech's biggest flops of 2012 (so far)

The tech world moves so fast that you've probably forgotten about at least some of the big flops that have already happened this year. Here's a quick rundown to keep you in the loop.

Written by Sarah Jacobsson Purewal06 June 12 09:32

Samsung Series 5 Ultra: Slim and stylish, but not an Ultrabook

The Samsung Series 5 Ultra is the company's first foray into the Ultrabook market (if you don’t count the Series 9, which predates the Ultrabook brand). There's just one problem: It weighs nearly 4 pounds, and measures 0.82 inch thick. In other words, this 14-inch laptop is closer to a regular ol' ultraportable than it is to an Ultrabook.

Written by Sarah Jacobsson Purewal01 April 12 06:03

Microsoft officially kills Zune

It's finally official: Microsoft will no longer be producing Zune HD music and video players.

Written by Sarah Jacobsson Purewal05 Oct. 11 00:33

Zynga reportedly buys Astro Ape

Zynga has acquired mobile games start-up Astro Ape, according to Business Insider, which notes that Astro Ape employees are changing their place of employment on LinkedIn.

Written by Sarah Jacobsson Purewal18 Aug. 11 03:44

Gizmodo not charged in Apple iPhone 4 prototype purchase

A California district attorney's office has decided not to press charges against either Gizmodo or former Gizmodo editor Jason Chen for purchasing an iPhone 4 prototype in March 2010 and exposing it to the world.

Written by Sarah Jacobsson Purewal12 Aug. 11 00:23

IM+: Support for many IM clients, not without glitches

With the IM+ multi-messenger app for Android, you can talk with all of your contacts in one place. Currently IM+ supports AIM, Facebook chat, Google Talk, ICQ, Jabber, MSN, MySpace, Skype, VKontakte, Yahoo, and Yandex IM.

Written by Sarah Jacobsson Purewal10 Aug. 11 06:34

200,000 BitTorrent users sued since 2010

Since the beginning of 2010, a whopping 200,000 BitTorrent users have been sued in mass file-sharing lawsuits by copyright trolls, according to TorrentFreak.

Written by Sarah Jacobsson Purewal10 Aug. 11 00:00

Video chatting for newbies

Video chat is all the rage these days, thanks to new services such as Google+ Hangouts and Skype/Facebook integrated video chat. Video chatting is a great way to stay in touch with family and friends--seeing loved ones' faces on a computer screen is almost like actually being there.

Written by Sarah Jacobsson Purewal07 Aug. 11 10:45

So, You're Being Sued for Piracy

Hollywood may have <a href="">stopped its massive litigation campaigns</a> against illegal file swappers in 2008, but the piracy lawsuits are still flying. Now teams of lawyers working for certain small businesses are going after illegal file swappers. These businesses, often referred to as "copyright trolls," are attempting to turn the <a href="">threat of suing pirates</a> into a profitable cottage industry.

Written by Sarah Jacobsson Purewal17 June 11 11:10

Ballmer needs to step down, says hedge fund manager

What's the biggest "overhang on Microsoft's stock," according to hedge fund manager David Einhorn? The continued presence of Microsoft's CEO, Steve Ballmer.

Written by Sarah Jacobsson Purewal27 May 11 01:18

Twitter and TweetDeck: What it means for businesses

Twitter is finally acquiring the third-party Tweet organizer TweetDeck, for the neat (rumored) sum of $40 million. But what does this mean for small businesses that use Twitter?

Written by Sarah Jacobsson Purewal26 May 11 03:14