Two American brokerage houses have written off $22 million in fraud losses on their third quarter financials, citing spyware, stolen identities and hacker fraud as the cause.
Chicago (IL) - With the Democrats desperately trying to take back control of Congress, and Republicans seemingly in the news every day for a new scandal, Chris Bowers has set into motion a plan to further expand both of these issues by calling for a national liberal team of "Google bombers" who would ideally flood the search engine's online algorithm to highly associate Republican candidates with a single scandal that's been reported about them.
Because of product delays, supply problems, and consumer confusion in various areas of the consumer electronics market, Isuppli, a marketing research firm, is predicting a "dull holiday season" for sales of electronic devices.
Redmond (WA) - Microsoft today announced another solid quarter that pushed revenues beyond $10 billion and profits in the range of $3.5 billion. During the quarter, Microsoft made substantial investments to launch upcoming products such as Zune and Vista and, surprisingly, also encountered rising unit costs of its Xbox 360 console, which sold six million times to date.
Sony has apologized for the laptop battery recall saga and announced details of the global replacement program to address customer concerns.
Oracle announced that it would provide the same enterprise class support for Linux as it provides for its database, middleware, and applications products.
After posting a confident outlook for the memory market this quarter, A-Data Technology again stressed the positive impact that new Microsoft's Windows Vista operation system (OS) will bring to the memory business.
IN THE FACE OF claims to the contrary, AMD Chief Technology Officer Phil Hester told The Inquirer that he knew of no job cuts looming since AMD's acquisition of ATI.
The fleecing at Apple Computer continued this week with the theft of two more iPods and 10 software packages from the employee store inside the company's headquarters at 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino, reports the San Jose Mercury News.
Microsoft will delay the release of the RTM (release to manufacturing) version, or build number 5824, of its Windows Vista operating system (OS) to the second week of November from the originally scheduled fourth week of October, according to sources at Taiwan PC makers who were informed by the software giant of the revised schedule.
Redmond (WA) - Many computer buyers will have a Déjà vu experience when shopping for a new computer this Christmas season. Microsoft is, once again, offering an upgrade coupon for its operating system: Vista won't arrive in time for the holidays, so Microsoft company tries to lure customers with seemingly free Vista upgrades. Before you buy, take a look at the fine print.
The boutique PC segement is getting increasingly competitive and we are beginning to see some ideas from those companies to break out of their familiar segment.
Silicon Graphics Incorporated (SGI) announced Monday that it has filed a patent infringement suit against graphics processor manufacturer ATI in a Wisconsin US District Court.
Lik-Sang, one of the most popular online retailers for purchasing imported video games, announced today that it is going out of business for good, with costly lawsuits brought forth by Sony as the major factor. The dot-com retailer, which is based in Hong Kong, will no longer take new orders, and will not even fulfill orders already placed.
The NFB, an organization that represents blind people, is suing Target, saying that its Web site is inaccessible to blind Internet users.
Nvidia CEO Huang Jen-hsun is in Taiwan to make sure that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will have sufficient capacity for the production of Nvidia's GeForce 8800 (codenamed G80), reportedly the world's first graphics chip that supports DirectX 10, according to sources with Taiwan's graphics card makers.
Nvidia CEO Huang Jen-hsun will visit Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) this week to celebrate Nvidia's 500-millionth graphics processing unit (GPU) shipped within the company's partnership with the Taiwan-based foundry, according to industry sources.
Atheros Communications has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Attansic Technology Company, a privately held Taiwan-based fabless semiconductor company specializing in Fast and Gigabit Ethernet IC solutions for PC, access point (AP) and router applications.
Samsung Electronics announced it has licensed its OneNAND flash memory technology to STMicroelectronics and that STMicroelectronics will support Samsung's OneNAND starting from early 2007.
Silicon Graphics, also more commonly known as SGI, is back on a major stock exchange. After spending the last year as a penny stock, SGI has begun trading today on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol SGIC. SGI was once a Silicon Valley darling, producing expensive graphics workstations for corporations and the movie industry, but hit hard times when powerful computers and graphics cards become increasingly cheaper.