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Bertelsmann plans rival MySpace site

German media giant Bertelsmann AG has begun crafting plans to develop an entertainment-driven social networking Web site to compete with MySpace and other similar sites, a source familiar with the discussions said Monday.

Google faces YouTube dilemma

Google's acquisition of YouTube provides a "tantalizing opportunity" for the search giant to boost its advertising model, but the success of the partnership is far from certain, according to Gartner.

Microsoft hands Vista code to security vendors

Microsoft has taken the first step toward addressing complaints made by security vendors, Symantec and McAfee, which had feared that the software giant's upcoming Vista operating system would harm their customers.

Telcos bungle triple play bundles

Australian telcos are again lagging behind the rest of the world by not offering voice, data and video triple play bundles, according to industry analysts.

Digital music sales grow during first half

Digital music sales continue to grow, in revenue and as a percentage of overall music sales, according to research from the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).

Palm reveals an affordable, media friendly Treo 680

Palm last week announced a new series of Treo smart phones designed to appeal to "price-sensitive" customers. The company also announced the immediate availability of a new, free Google Maps application for Treos based on the Palm operating system.

Freaky game blurs reality

I received a strange package earlier this week. Inside was a police-style, clear plastic evidence bag containing a single disc bearing the hand written word, EVIDENCE. I've just come back from vacation, so despite my curiosity, it was only last night...

Food and tech meet at uWink

When I got my first computer, its manual stated in bold type that it was a bad idea to eat or drink near it -- something I can't forget because, like most people, I spent the intervening 20+ years cheerfully ignoring that mandate, from my morning hot...

After Google win, Belgian publishers pursue MSN

Looking to avoid the kind of legal tangle that Google has found itself in, Microsoft's MSN division in Belgium is in talks with a group newspaper publishers over the rights to publish their content on its Web site.

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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

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

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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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