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Microsoft, Google spar in Kai-Fu Lee case

Google and Microsoft are battling in a Seattle courtroom, arguing over what type of work a high-ranking Google executive should and shouldn't be allowed to perform in the coming months, while a case over his hiring comes to trial in January 2006.

Beta of Firefox 1.5 due next week

The first beta test version of the next major upgrade to the popular Firefox open-source browser will be available next week, the Mozilla Foundation announced on Tuesday.

Google to launch instant messaging service

Google will continue expanding beyond its core search engine and push further into Web portal territory when it launches on Wednesday an instant messaging (IM) service with voice communications capabilities.

Google updates desktop search

Google has improved its Google Desktop PC and Web search application by adding to it a panel that provides information from a variety of sources.

Firefox lost market share in July to IE

Microsoft's Internet Explorer halted the steady market share advance of The Mozilla Foundation's Firefox browser in July, a Web site monitoring company announced Friday.

Blog readers younger, richer than average Web surfer

Good news for Web log publishers with aspirations of making money off their sites -- compared to the average Internet user, visitors to Web logs, or blogs, tend to be younger and to belong to a wealthier household, a study has found.

EBay tests expansion of PayPal antifraud program

EBay began quietly testing on its eBay Germany site this month a significant expansion of its PayPal Buyer Protection program that, if successful, could be implemented in other countries, a PayPal spokeswoman said Thursday.

Ad sales drive up Google's profit and revenue in Q2

Google Inc. saw its revenue and net income shoot up in its 2005 second fiscal quarter, ended June 30, as its online ad sales continued to grow strongly, the Mountain View, California, search engine company announced Thursday.

EBay developing new search, fraud protection services

EBay Inc. is developing a new search system to help users find products on its online marketplace and a new fraud protection program for its PayPal online payment unit, company President and Chief Executive Officer Meg Whitman said Wednesday.

EBay tops earnings, revenue expectations in Q2

EBay exceeded Wall Street's revenue and earnings expectations in its 2005 second quarter, ended June 30, helped by strong performance in the U.S. and Germany and in its PayPal unit, the online marketplace said Wednesday.

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Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

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

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi

STYLISTIC Q702

The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott

STYLISTIC Q702

My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

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