Market research firm NPD Group reports that September brought a significant increase in video game sales, creating a record as the best September in video game history.
Firefox continued to gain ground on Internet Explorer in September, according to the latest browser usage statistics from Net Applications. What's more, the firm reports increasing browser fragmentation among users.
Intel has landed orders for microSD cards from Nokia and Motorola, with a test run to begin by year-end and volume production to commence in the first quarter of 2007, according to sources.
ICANN said it cannot delist UK-based Spamhaus' www.spamhaus.org domain name. Spamhaus, a non-profit firm that offers anti-spam "black hole" lists, lost a US District court case to a U.S.-based marketing firm, e360 Insight, and must pay $11.7 million in damages. As part of the damages, e360 is trying to obtain a court order to delist the domain name, but ICANN has issued a statement saying that it does not have the ability or the authority to delist a name.
The government of Libya has reached an agreement with an American nonprofit group to provide inexpensive laptop computers for all of the nation's 1.2 million schoolchildren, The New York Times reported Wednesday.
Former SCO Group investor BayStar Capital had meetings with at least three Microsoft Corp employees before being convinced to invest in the litigious Unix vendor, according to the sworn declaration of BayStar managing general partner, Larry Goldfarb.
Social networking website MySpace wants to expand its commercial relationship with Google, after the internet search giant snapped up online video sharing site YouTube, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
Apple Computer has been granted a patent for a pretermitted feature of Mac OS X that would have allowed users to sync their home directories to an iPod and then use the data stored on the player to securely log into any supported Mac.
In the latest chapter of the ongoing feud between Microsoft and Adobe, Microsoft has now released a collection of videos on its Web site that gives viewers a head-to-head comparison between Dreamweaver 8, Adobe's site building application, and Microsoft's offering, Visual Studio 2005. In the bevy of comparative videos, Microsoft shows 101 Visual Studio features as compared to Dreamweaver 8.
One thousand six hundred and fifty million dollars. With that, you could buy the latest US nuclear powered aircraft carrier and have $250 million left over to fuel and staff it. You could hire 16,500 people and pay them each $100,000 to work for you for a year. Or, you could have bought YouTube, which employs 65 people.
Antivirus and security software provider McAfee on Wednesday said it fired President Kevin Weiss, and announced that CEO and Chairman George Samenuk will retire after a stock options investigation found accounting problems that will require financial restatements.
Dell has sent a request for quotation (RFQ) to panel makers for 19" widescreen LCD monitor panels, according to sources.
Jupiter Research today released its traditional sales forecast for this year's major holiday shopping season. According to the forecast, online holiday retail sales will climb to $32 billion, up 18% over 2005. The research firm predicts a record number of online purchasers this year.
Undecided on whether you should buy a Blu-ray or HD DVD player? NEC wants to simplify that decision and has begun shipping a hybrid chip capable of playing back both Blu-ray and HD DVD formats. According to Reuters, the chips will sell for around $84 each.
Justin Uberti announced Saturday that he has left AOL after nearly 10 years as a lead developer for the company's widely utilized AOL Instant Messenger software. He joins the Google development team this week.
According to a declaration by Larry Goldfarb, managing general partner at former SCO investor BayStar Capital, a Microsoft employee promised to guarantee the investment firm's 2003 funding of Linden, Utah-based SCO.
Foxconn Electronics (the registered trade name of Hon Hai Precision Industry) has received notebook orders from Apple Computer and will start volume shipments of one new MacBook model to the US vendor by the end of this year, Vincent Chen, an analyst at Credit Lyonnais Securities Asia (CLSA), was quoted as saying in a Chinese-language Commercial Times report last week.
Microsoft is expected to roll out the RTM (released to manufacturing) version of its upcoming Windows Vista operating system this month, before to officially launch the product to business customers in November, according to sources at Taiwan-based system makers.
Mountain View (CA) - Google confirmed speculations and announced that it will acquire YouTube in an all-stock deal valued at $1.65 billion. The deal, announced shortly after market close on Monday, aims to combine "one of the largest and fastest growing online video entertainment communities" with Google's "expertise in organizing information and creating new models for advertising on the Internet."
The lion's share of investments into IT is not contributing to an organization's growth, according to a report released today by Gartner. The market research firm claims that eight out of ten dollars that companies spend on IT is "dead money".