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Skype buys VOIP technology companies

Skype Technologies has acquired Internet voice technology company Sonorit Holding and its U.S. subsidiary, Camino Networks, for about US$27 million in eBay stock., Skype announced Tuesday.

Sue Google, not us, Torrentspy tells Hollywood

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) might just as well have sued Google for copyright violation rather than pick on Torrentspy, the smaller company said in a court filing this week seeking dismissal of the case.

Microsoft tests fix for IE bug as exploits appear

A recently identified Internet Explorer security hole is now being exploited and Microsoft hopes to include a fix for it in its April 11 patch or maybe even earlier, according to a posting on a Microsoft blog.

Apple lashes out at proposed French law

Apple Computer has accused France of "state-sponsored piracy" in reaction to a proposed law that would allow iTunes users to play their music on devices other than iPods.

OKI demos 160G bps transmission

Oki Electric Industry Co. said on Wednesday that in an experiment, the company pushed 160Gb of data in a second over fiber across a distance of 635 kilometers.

Acid test may prove new browsers are tough sell

Opera Software ASA recently became one of the few browser makers to pass the Acid2 test and while that may earn the company bragging rights in the developer community, it's unlikely to convince more Web users to switch from Microsoft's Internet Explo...

CEBIT - Nokia updates mobile blogging software

Mobile bloggers using a new version of Nokia's Lifeblog software can automatically attach location, time and relevant calendar information to photos, videos and audio clips, Nokia said Wednesday. The new software, Lifeblog 2.0, will also allow users ...

New version of Mozilla for mobile released

The Minimo Project, the group developing a shrunk-down version of the Mozilla open source browser for handheld devices, released a new version of Minimo on Saturday. The announcement is the latest indication that mobile phones will increasingly be us...

Experimental mobile project to launch in Bath

A group of companies and three universities in the U.K. will conduct a research project that delivers and studies cutting-edge mobile applications, the University of Bath said on Monday.

3GSM - Linux will reach mass-market phones, says MontaVista

Even though many Linux supporters say that Linux is ideal for low-end handsets, Linux-based operating systems today are being used primarily on high-end phones. But that will change, said Peder Ulander, vice president of marketing for MontaVista Soft...

Cingular PC Card enables worldwide mobile Net access

Cingular Wireless said on Monday that it will soon offer customers a single PC Card that can be used to wirelessly access the Internet in the U.S. as well as around the world. Typically, operators that enable global wireless data roaming require user...

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First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

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