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BMW back in with Google

BMW denied that it used misleading practices on its German Web site and criticized Google for removing the German BMW Web site from its index, despite the re-inclusion of the site late Tuesday.

Opera adds 'widgets' to Web browser

Opera Software will include support for "widgets," or small programs that run on a user's desktop, with a technical preview of its Opera 9 Web browser due to be released Tuesday, a company spokesman said.

BMW is cut from Google results for cheating

In a move that analysts say indicates a problem that still needs a solution, Google said it has removed BMW's German Web site from its index for violating Google's guidelines against trying to manipulate search results.

Downloadable book aims to ease wireless networking

Several community wireless and networking specialists have just completed a free, downloadable book designed to instruct people in remote corners of the world on how to build their own Internet connections using wireless gear. While the book itself i...

Opera to launch Mini worldwide

Opera Software ASA plans to officially launch Opera Mini on Tuesday, although this hosted mobile phone browsing service and application has already racked up about one million users.

Motorola makes fat profit from slim phone

Motorola's earnings per share for the fourth quarter 2005 nearly doubled, driven by sales of mobile phones, the company revealed late on Thursday. While some of Motorola's results, such as operating margins on mobile phones, worry investors, the posi...

Symantec updates antivirus products

Symantec has started delivering product updates to users through the automatic LiveUpdate feature, the company said. Previously, updates to Symantec software were only delivered via the annual release of new product versions.

Google tries to patent single-click calling on mobiles

In a scenario a bit reminiscent of the infamous Amazon.com single-click patent, a Google researcher has filed a patent application for technology that would allow mobile phone users to single click on an advertisement on a Web page and be connected v...

Google Talk gets linked with Blackberry devices

Continuing its push into the mobile space, Google is making its Google Talk instant messaging service available to BlackBerry users, Google and Blackberry maker Research In Motion announced Thursday.

Software can translate Yahoo IMs on the fly

Communication among colleagues around the globe who don't speak the same language could become easier with an open source tool that translates Yahoo instant messages on the fly.

STMicroelectronics offers IP wireless home technology

Semiconductor company STMicroelectronics is developing technologies aimed at improving the way that consumers can wirelessly share audio and video content among devices in their homes such as set-top boxes, PCs, DVD players and mobile devices, the co...

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