Google's stock price surpassed $500 for the first time Tuesday, marking another milestone in a rapid rise that has catapulted the Internet search leader into the corporate elite.
The top-five LCD TV vendors, Samsung Electronics, Sharp, Sony, Philips and LG Electronics (LGE), aim to ship a total of 46 million LCD TVs in 2007, with AU Optronics (AUO), Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO), and Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) likely to supply half of the panels those vendors will need, according to sources in Taiwan's panel sector.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, speaking at a conference in Seattle last week, said Microsoft signed the recent deal with Novell because Linux uses Microsoft's intellectual property and Microsoft wants to get the "appropriate economic return" for its innovation.
Universal Music Group late Friday sued News's MySpace unit, alleging the social networking site has allowed its users to post millions of Universal's songs and videos onto the Internet in violation of copyright law.
Nvidia's launch of its DirectX 10-compliant GeForce 8800 GPU (codenamed G80) earlier this month seems to have failed to significantly stir up demand for high-end graphics cards, although the new chips took a lead in 3D computing processing, according to sources at Taiwan-based graphics card makers.
Some DRAM makers and market research firms are seeing a stable price trend persist through the second half of November.
Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards acknowledged Thursday that amid his criticism of Wal-Mart Stores, a volunteer member of his staff asked the world's largest retailer for help obtaining a hot new Sony Playstation 3 for Edwards' family.
Computer maker Dell said it is delaying its earnings report, originally set for this afternoon, and shares tumbled more than 4.3% on the news.
People pining for the sleek PlayStation 3 gaming console might find shortages on Ebay as well.
Material costs for 40" class LCD panels have fallen below than that for PDP (plasma display panels) of the same class in the fourth quarter of 2006, according to the latest report from Displaybank.
Bo Stefan Eriksson, the one-time Swedish gangster who co-founded the ill-fated Gizmondo handheld gaming startup, has been sentenced to three and a half years in jail in California.
Former Hewlett-Packard chairwoman Patricia Dunn pleaded not guilty Wednesday to four felony identity theft and fraud charges for allegedly instigating the company's ill-fated spying probe into boardroom leaks.
Combined shipments of Acer- and Asustek-branded notebooks totaled 3.174 million units in the third quarter of this year, accounting for 14.9% of the third-quarter's global shipments of 21.3 million units, according to data from International Data Corporation (IDC).
Over half of the LCD TV unit and revenue sales in the US market were of the screen sizes above 30 inches during the third quarter of 2006, according to Quixel Research.
Taiwan-based Coretronic, which makes 42" and 50" PDP TVs for Dell, will end that partnership with Dell as early as mid- December, according to industry sources.
LCD monitor panel shipments from AU Optronics (AUO) surpassed that from Samsung Electronics in October, making the Taiwan-based company the world's largest supplier in terms of shipments, according to Taiwan-based panel makers.
Microsoft has drawn criticism in recent weeks from security vendors Symantec and McAfee for being reluctant to give the firms more access to some of the core elements of Windows Vista. While Microsoft has made certain concessions to placate such demands, Bill Gates said this week that Windows Vista has remained intact.
Internet service providers (ISPs) should be made legally liable for the damage caused by "denial of service" (DoS) attacks carried out via their networks, a leading internet lawyer says.
US telecoms firm Verizon Communications and Google-owned YouTube are in talks to transmit video clips from the video-sharing website onto mobile phones.
Except for Wistron, all first-tier Taiwan notebook makers including Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics and Inventec, had record revenues in October.