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Microsoft Takes Windows CE for Cars to Japan

Microsoft made a strong move this week on the automotive front when the software maker reached an agreement with five Japanese car component makers on the use of Windows CE for Automotive.

Red Hat earnings up

Linux operating systems vendors Red Hat announced Thursday strong second-quarter results with revenue increasing 76 per cent year-over-year.

Napster CEO addresses legal issues, future

Napster's copyright battle dominated discussion at the Internet Law and Policy Forum in the US this week, indicating that interest in the site's legal woes stretches across many borders. Legal experts from around the globe attended the forum, discuss...

Oracle's Ellison backs Internet game site

After toiling for days, months, or even years to develop cutting edge technology, what do you do when the company that purchased your ideas lets them sit on the shelf? Well, if you are a personal friend of Larry Ellison, you invite the Oracle chief o... Shares Fall After Judge's Ruling

Shares of dipped more than 20 per cent Thursday, one day after a US federal judge ruled that the digital music site violated copyrights of Universal Music Group.

Yahoo cuts music broadcast deal

Yahoo said Wednesday it has cut a deal with the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) that sets terms and conditions for music performances that are broadcast by the portal giant's network of Web sites.

Acer Labs looks to China

Acer Laboratories (ALI) said this week that it plans to increase its current expansion into China in an attempt to dip into the mainland's software resources and talent pool -- a strategy that may help the vendor sustain recent growth.

Panel: the future is a wireless push

In the publishing industry, old-guard veterans and young entrepreneurs agree on at least one thing about the future of content delivery: no matter where you go, information will find you.

Don't Just Read, Wear Your Words

Imagine walking into a meeting 20 years from now with a suit made not of cloth but rather a form of digital fabric running images and text over your entire body. Then picture the table in the center of the room as a digital canvas laden with three-di...

Palm gets first trojan horse attack

In ancient Greece, soldiers and artisans combined their efforts to create a wooden horse capable of deceiving an entire army of Trojan warriors. Now, however, it only takes an ambitious programmer and some friends connected on a network to spread a v...

Watch will abandon hands, embrace wireless

Have you ever lost track of your child at the mall? Well, a new watch with wireless technology may let little Johnny or Jane send mum and dad an instant message, or trigger a sound that will direct the anxious parents to the whereabouts of their chil...

Study: Music swapping users are takers not givers

Two US research scientists recently spent their weekend tracking user behavior on Gnutella's music-trading online network and found that more takers than givers dominate the free music landscape. Through such behavior, Gnutella users may end up drawi...

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