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The implications of the shock win by Republican Scott Brown in the Massachusetts Senate election are sure to be far-reaching, and the result leaves President Obama with a long list of tough choices.
Executives at Microsoft are fond of saying that its subscription gaming service, Xbox Live, should be thought of as a cable channel.
Google’s celebrated algorithms may power the Web’s most popular search engine, but they have not yet been programmed to answer a call when a customer has a problem. The NYT reports.
Conan O’Brien says he will not do “The Tonight Show” if it airs at 12:05 a.m. He released the following statement Tuesday afternoon.
The technology industry is going retro — moving away from remote controls, mice and joysticks to something that arrives without batteries, wires or a user manual. It’s called a hand. The NYT explains.
Google’s expected unveiling on Tuesday of a rival to the iPhone is part of its careful plan to try to do what few other technology companies have done before: retain its leadership as computing shifts from one generation to the next. The New York Times reports.
In a manifestolike e-mail message sent last month to all Google employees, Jonathan Rosenberg, a senior vice president for product management, told them to commit to greater transparency and open industry standards. Rather than hoard knowledge to exploit it, he wrote in “The Meaning of Open,” share it and watch Google and the entire Internet prosper.
On a recent Sunday in the sports book at the M Resort in nearby Henderson, gamblers seeking action on professional and college football games were engaging in a much different ritual: betting through hand-held devices no larger than a smartphone.
While the blue-skinned Na’vi are shooting arrows out of the screen toward the audience in the 3-D movie “Avatar,” another battle is being fought in the theater — over the goofy-looking glasses that moviegoers must wear to see the three-dimensional effects.
Amazon collects sales tax in only five states, which gives it a continuing advantage over companies who do collect them in all or most states.
CBS and Walt Disney are in talks to team up with Apple on a new service that would offer television subscriptions over the Internet, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.
Blu-ray, a high-definition variation of the DVD format introduced three years ago, was initially met by a collective shrug from most consumers. Who needed another black box to connect to the TV, the thinking went, even if it did promise to play movie discs in clear, crisp high-definition?
2010 is going to be a year of transformation and recovery for the technology sector, said Simon Piff of IDC, and this is expected to be led by higher adoption of smartphones in China and India.
There is a question that has crossed the mind recently of anyone who has sent a cellphone text message while cheating on a spouse: What was I thinking? Text messages are the new lipstick on the collar, the mislaid credit card bill, says the New York Times.
In many ways, MySQL embodies the ideals of the populist software movement known as open source, in which a program’s creator releases it to the world free of charge, and legions of volunteers contribute improvements that are also freely shared.
Ever wished your cab driver would stop nattering and just get to where you're going? Well the new driverless cabs being trialed at London's Heathrow airport could be for you.
Identity fraud has been on the rise, as criminal cunning may be mixing with desperation during the downturn. But a new breed of products is tackling the trickier matter of preventing identity theft, says the New York TImes.
Time Warner says it will spin off its Internet business, AOL, as a separate company on December 9th. Time Warner Inc. said Thursday it has declared a dividend on the AOL shares it owns that will result in a complete separation of the two companies.
Intel has agreed to pay Advanced Micro Devices $1.25 billion to settle a longstanding dispute between the two companies.
Intel, the world’s largest chip maker, has for years used large rebates and co-marketing arrangements to talk Dell and other manufacturers into sticking with its products rather than increasing their business with A.M.D., according to a lawsuit filed by the New York attorney general's office. The New York Times reports.
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Though Alibaba is seeking a valuation of as much as $162.7 billion, one stock market pro thinks it could fetch up to $240 billion.
It's clear major retailers doubt Apple's entry into mobile payments, too, says PayPal exec Bill Ready.
Money manager Jeffery Gundlach thinks Apple has lost its luster, but investor Roger McNamee thinks it has more room to run.