Apple's iconic MP3 player - the Ipod - is being used by 68 million users as it completes five years of its existence today. Around 39 million iPods were sold over the last 12 months while 8.73 million over the past three months itself. There are now more than 3,000 accessories available for the iPod. In fact, Apple launched the iPod on October 23 in 2001 now has a 72 per cent of the US portable MP3 player market, according to research group NPD. The scene is no different in other parts of the country.
Microsoft is trying to make the brutal and never-ending battle against spam a little easier by opening up its Sender ID specification. The specification will now fall under the company's Open Specification Promise which is an "irrevocable promise" to offer the technology for free. Microsoft has been touting Sender ID as an upcoming global standard, but some in the open-source community have rallied against the specification because of its previously proprietary nature.
IBM today announced that it has filed two lawsuits against Amazon.com, which claim that the web retailer infringes on at least five patents that relate to the core of interactive services Amazon provides its users today.
Red Hat has waved away the implications of a potential move by Oracle into the Linux distribution business, maintaining that it is not overly concerned by the possibility.
Sharp expects global LCD TV demand (for sets 10"es and larger) will surge to 150 million units during the company's fiscal year 2010, according to Shigeaki Mizushima, the group general manager of Sharp's AVC liquid crystal display group, who was speaking at the FPD International 2006 conference in Yokohama, Japan.
McAfee today issued an official statement as reaction to Microsoft's recently announced adjustments in its upcoming Windows Vista operating system. Christopher Thomas partner at law firm Lovells, which currently acts as legal counsel for McAfee in Brussels, raised concerns that Microsoft may not be doing enough to match the concessions made last week.
The popular video-sharing site YouTube deleted nearly 30,000 files after a Japanese entertainment group complained of copyright infringement.
It has been brought to our attention that a man with an axe has been hired by one-time graphics chip maker ATI.
Google published its 2006 Q3 earnings results yesterday which helped to fortify Google's dominance of web search, search engine marketing, and online advertising as a whole.
Cellphone manufacturers are well on track to break the 1-billion barrier in unit sales this year. According to a report released by IDC, third quarter sales were up 21.0% year-over-year.
Tokyo (Japan) - Trying to put an end to the guessing game as to how many more laptops will be added to the battery recall tally, Sony today revealed more details about the total impact from the massive, multi-million dollar recall. The electronics giant believes that the final count of affected laptops will reach 9.6 million, which is a a significant increase from the last official number of around 8 million.
Two executives from Samsung Electronics and one exec from Hynix Semiconductor America have been indicted by a federal grand jury in San Francisco for their role in a global conspiracy to fix DRAM memory prices, the Department of Justice announced.
Between the third calendar quarter of 2005 and the third quarter of 2006, Apple's U.S. Mac unit shipments grew 31% from 744,000 units to 975,000 units, preliminary data from the firm shows.
Logitech today announced that it has acquired Slim Devices, which develops and sells the music streaming devices Squeezebox and Transporter, for $20 million in cash.
Peak demand for graphics cards this year has ended, the Chinese-language Apple Daily cited Taiwan-based graphics card makers as indicating, reporting that the makers estimate to see slight shipment decreases on-month in October.
Intel will upgrade its Centrino technology to Centrino Pro, with the launch to come with the availability of Microsoft Windows Vista OS, notebook makers said.
Figures from research firms IDC and Gartner show that Hewlett Packard (HP) outperformed Dell in worldwide PC shipments in the third quarter to reclaim the top vendor position.
AMD delivered a solid Q3 result, but the company wasn't completely happy with its performance. The transition to DDR2 memory, the introduction of its Rev F Opterons as well as the preparation of 65 nm processors created challenges, which the company said may have impacted its profitability during the quarter.
In its preliminary fiscal fourth quarter result, Apple said that it sold about 8.73 million Ipods in the most recent quarter and more than 39 million devices over the fiscal year.
Considering the dramatic price decreases of its desktop processors over the past three months, AMD delivered a solid third quarter result.