Beatles near iTunes deal - report

Apple Computer is reported to be closing in on a deal that would at long last bring the Beatles music catalog online and to its iTunes music service.

Microsoft loses patent infringement suit in Korea

Microsoft, the world's top software maker, may have to stop selling its flagship ``Office'' suite program in Korea temporarily due to patent infringement, according to a local technology transfer agent.

DDR2 prices rising in November

Although market players generally believed DDR2 contract prices would stay flat in the second half of November, prices are rising instead due to strong PC demand for the upcoming Christmas season, supply issues related to some makers transitioning to 90nm production and growing demand for DDR2 512MB 667MHz DIMMs.

Vista meets antitrust rules

Microsoft's Windows Vista operating system doesn't pose antitrust issues so far, according to the latest status report on Microsoft's compliance with the U.S. antitrust settlement.

Alcatel sues Microsoft

Alcatel has sued Microsoft for alleged patent infringement related to IP video in a US federal court.

First black spots appear in AMD-Intel case

Exciting bits of the antitrust case AMD launched on Intel last year have been blanked out, or redacted as the case continues to, er, continue.

Palm CEO brushes off Apple cell phone threat

Palm chief executive Ed Colligan doesn't plan on losing any sleep over rumors that iPod maker Apple Computer is on the verge of breaching the cell phone market with a new handset device.

Black Friday shopping list

The biggest shopping day of the year is just around the corner: Black Friday, however, has become more about tradition and excitement than it is about spectacular deals. Still, a handful of attractive prices ends up in stores across the country, and for some, it's worth waiting in line for several hours.

Intel trims IDF roadshow

Intel has reduced the number of its Intel Developer Forum conferences as part of its ongoing cost reduction effort.

Microsoft fishes for phishers, sues worldwide

In the latest attempt to crack down on cyber crimes, Microsoft has set into motion 129 different lawsuits in countries across the world against phishing organizations and individuals that try to gain a hold of Web surfers' personal data.

Via restructures into three business groups

Via Technologies on November 21 announced a corporate restructuring, with existing business units along with product lines reorganized into three core business groups

Large-size panel demand expected to be unusually strong in H1 2007

Defying normal seasonal patterns, sales of large-size TFT LCD panels are expected to rise during the first half of 2007, compared to the second half of 2006, according to iSuppli.

Dell will miss Q3 filing deadline

Dell today reported preliminary third quarter results and indicated that its problems surrounding "certain accounting and financial reporting matters" are widening: Due to ongoing investigations, the company not only has to delay the filing of the still missing report for Q2, but the documents for Q3 as well.

Google expands lead in search engine market, again

Internet ranking company Comscore Networks today released its monthly rankings of search engines for October. There was little change over last month, though the biggest percentage point increase went to Google.

Microsoft and Novell agree to disagree on claimed Microsoft patent infringements

Following a statement of Microsoft chief executive officer Steve Ballmer, in which he accused Linux offerings to infringe on Microsofts intellectual property, the company released a brief "additional perspective."

California bloggers get defamation immunity

Thanks to a California Supreme Court ruling, defamation can now be spread throughout the blogosphere without any legal consequences. The decision overturned a lower court's decision and makes bloggers immune from libel lawsuits for re-posting content that was first published in another source.

Nvidia's SLI Marketplace open for business

Just in time for the holiday season, Nvidia today announced the official unveiling of its digital SLI Marketplace store, which allows consumers to browse through SLI components, as well as other Nvidia products.

Google shares top $500 for first time

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.

Top 5 makers aim to ship 46 million LCD TVs in 2007

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.

Ballmer: Linux infringes on Microsoft intellectual property

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.