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Sprint Dials Google for WiMax Services

In an effort to leverage its growing WiMax mobile Internet initiative, Sprint has called on Google to collaborate on a new mobile portal. The two companies will work together to bring Sprint WiMax mobile Internet customers search, interactive communications and social networking tools that will incl...

Amazon Net Soars 257 Percent on Potter’s Broomstick

Amazon.com blew by Wall Street expectations Tuesday when it reported its second-quarter sales for 2007 were up 35 percent year-over-year. Media sales grew 27 percent, no doubt boosted by 1.5-plus million Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows prerelease orders made by the quarter ending June 30...

Linux Foundation Borrows Novell’s Markus Rex for CTO Position

In the search for a new chief technology officer, The Linux Foundation has nabbed Markus Rex, a long-time Linux executive from Suse Linux and, more recently, Novell. While Rex will be working for The Linux Foundation, technically he's only on loan to the non-profit organization that's dedicated to a...

Nokia Asks Twango to Dance

Mobile phone powerhouse Nokia has acquired the small, privately held media sharing company Twango -- a 10-person outfit that currently works out of a cofounder's basement in Redmond, Wash. Despite the company's small size and basement digs, Nokia clearly sees potential in Twango's solutions and visi...

YouTube to Flex Political Muscle With CNN Presidential Debate

In a major change to most stodgy political debates, YouTube and CNN are teaming up to let regular YouTubing Americans ask the nation's most influential politicians the hard-hitting questions. YouTubers have been posting videos of themselves asking questions that CNN will select and present live to v...

Free Software Licensing, Part 1: Third Time’s the Charm?

The free software movement's most important license -- version three of the GNU General Public License was unveiled by the Free Software Foundation late last month. It comes roughly 16 years after its wildly successful predecessor, GPLv2, became one of the most used software licenses ever. Today, ap...

Chinook Computer Cheered as Unconquerable Checkers Champ

Back in 1994, a computer called "Chinook" became the World Checkers Champion. By 1996, the checkers world came to accept that the computer was better than any other player. However, it wasn't until more than decade later that it achieved perfection. Chinook is now certifiably infallible and can neve...

Nickelodeon to Build $100M Online Arcade

MTV Networks' Nickelodeon Kids and Family Group will drop a cool $100 million into its online casual games venture, the Viacom business unit announced yesterday at the Casual Connect gaming conference in Seattle. "Across all of MTVN's online sites, gaming is an important original genre and we are co...

Yahoo Profit Droops Despite Revenue Rise

Yahoo reported financial results for the second quarter of 2007 Tuesday, bringing the company a rise in revenue over the same quarter of last year as well as a significant drop in profit. Overall revenues rose 8 percent for the quarter, up to $1.7 billion, while marketing services revenues rose $1.4

Answers.com Buys a $100 Million Dictionary

Answers Corp., which owns Answers.com, plans to acquire Dictionary.com for a cool $100 million, the company announced Monday. Technically, Answers will buy Lexico Publishing Group, the owner of Dictionary.com, Thesaurus.com and Reference.com. In June, Lexico's sites attracted 11.5 million unique mon...

Will Sun Rise on a Linux-ized OpenSolaris?

Sun Microsystems is facing a mixed bag of challenge and opportunity with its OpenSolaris and Project Indiana open source efforts. At the bottom of the so-called mixed bag, Sun sees an opportunity to leverage a community of enthusiasts to develop, test and help deliver new solutions for enterprise-le...

WEEKEND FEATURE

Dumping DRM: Will iTunes’ Rivals Follow Suit?

This year, the world may see the results of a new experiment in selling online digital music, and major record label EMI is at the center of the testing. Sandwiched between the current market-dominating Apple iTunes music store and the Amazon.com DRM-free digital music store set to launch this fall,...

X Factors Surrounding Xbox

Microsoft is in a tough position with its Xbox 360 gaming console and Xbox Live online service. The Xbox 360 has outsold its key competitors, a position it attained in part by being the first to market by several months. However, since that time it has seen a disturbing number of 360 units die via a...

Internet Explorer Linked to Firefox Security Hole

In an interesting twist on browser-based security issues, security researchers said they have found a flaw in which Microsoft's Internet Explorer can cause Mozilla's Firefox to execute remote malicious code. Security firm Secunia released an advisory Tuesday, ranking the flaw as highly critical. The...

Unlocking the Wireless Broadband Gates

The Federal Communications Commission is working out the rules for what could be the most important radio spectrum auction for years to come. At stake is the right to use spectrum in the coveted 700 MHz bands, which are characterized by the ability to travel long distances and go through the walls o...

Microsoft Declares Immunity From GPLv3

Microsoft has issued a statement about its position in regard to the Free Software Foundation's version 3 of the GNU General Public License, which was crafted in part to protect users from possible Microsoft patent infringement lawsuits. Microsoft's stance? The company, in four paragraphs of text, e...

UK Court Sentences 3 Cyber-Terrorists

Three men in the UK, originally arrested on terrorism charges in October of 2005, were sentenced Thursday for a total of 24 years in prison after they admitted to using the Internet to incite murder. Younes Tsouli, Waseem Mughal and Tariq Al-Daour initially denied the terrorism charges. "The trial s...

Perpetual Motion Machine Demo Grinds to Halt

An Irish technology development company Steorn claims it can produce free, clean and constant energy without taking the energy from an external source. In effect, the company claims it has produced an energy-making machine it calls Orbo. Despite apparently violating fundamental laws of physics, Steo...

After Months of Wrangling, GPL v3 Unleashed

After an unprecedented development process that brought four drafts in eighteen months, the Free Software Foundation has released the third version of the GNU General Public License, the world's most popular free software license. "Since we founded the free software movement over 23 years ago, the f...

RIM Stock Ripens on Juicy Earnings Report

On the eve of Apple's big iPhone push, mobile communications market powerhouse Research In Motion reported astoundingly strong BlackBerry sales. RIM's earnings were up 73 percent for the quarter ending June 2, beating expectations and surprising Wall Street. The stock price surged more than twenty p...

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