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MS Slashes Software Prices for Students in Developing Nations

In the battle to bridge the world's digital divide, the world's largest software company will offer a special suite of Microsoft solutions to children in developing nations for a rock-bottom price of $3. The program is an expansion of Microsoft's Unlimited Potential initiative and its Partners in Le...

Microsoft and Adobe Rumble in Vegas

With nearly simultaneous announcements Monday at the National Association of Broadcasters trade show in Las Vegas, Microsoft and Adobe have started a turf war over the future of Internet video and next-generation rich Internet application solutions. On one hand, Microsoft announced Silverlight, whic...

Microsoft’s Silverlight Aims to Outshine Flash

Microsoft on Monday unveiled Silverlight, a new browser plug-in designed to compete head-to-head with Adobe's Flash plug-in. Announced at the National Association of Broadcasters trade show in Las Vegas, Microsoft says the new cross-platform application will let Web publishers deliver rich interacti...

Adobe Takes Swipe at Microsoft With New Media Player

The biggest problem with online streaming video is that one must be connected to the Internet to view it. That problem may be mitigated by Adobe's new media player. The company on Monday announced at the National Association of Broadcasters trade show in Las Vegas a new Flash-focused, application-ba...

Viridian Delay Sets Back Next-Gen Windows Virtualization

Microsoft has pushed back its plans to deliver the much-anticipated public beta of its next-generation server virtualization software, code-named "Viridian." Instead of delivering the beta in the first half of the year, Microsoft will offer it up to the public sometime in the second half of 2007. Th...

Wii Takes Gamers to Opera

In response to customer feedback from the original beta version, Nintendo and Opera Software on Thursday beefed up the Internet Channel on Nintendo's Wii game console with a faster and more functional version of the Opera Web browser. Designed for browsing the Web via the Wii remote and the user's t...

Google Earth Zooms Into Heart of Darfur’s Darkness

Google has teamed up with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to promote awareness of recent atrocities in the Darfur region of Sudan. The USHMM has assembled photographs, data and eyewitness testimony to form a Global Awareness layer in Google Earth, which Google has enabled by default for ...

Student’s MySpace Rant Is Protected Speech, Says Court

The Indiana Court of Appeals has ruled that a student's obscenity-filled MySpace post blasting a school principal is protected free speech. The student, who is identified as "A.B." in court documents, was originally placed on probation by a lower court judge in Indiana after she commented about her ...

Xbox 360 Gamers Get the Message With IM

As part of its latest enhancement to the Xbox 360, Microsoft announced Monday it is bringing Windows Live Messenger instant messaging features to Xbox Live, letting gamers text chat with more than 200 million Windows Live Messenger users. The new IM feature, which will be delivered in a firmware upd...

New Network Standard Could Converge Fiber, Ethernet

Leading IT vendors have proposed a new Fiber Channel over Ethernet standard to the T11 Committee of the American National Standards Institute. The new FCoE specification is designed to let organizations transmit Storage Area Network traffic over Ethernet networks, which would give organizations more...

There’s a Coop in the Firefox

Mozilla Labs is working on the next generation of browser innovation, and it's all about integrating massively popular social networking features directly into the browser. Mozilla Labs, a virtual research and development organization stemming from the Mozilla Foundation, is calling its latest proje...

Feds Release Defiant Blogger After 7 Months in Jail

Josh Wolf, an independent and freelance video blogger who refused to turn over his footage of a San Francisco street protest and testify about it to a grand jury, is now out of jail after spending a record-setting 226 days behind bars. Wolf spent more time in jail than any other journalist being hel...

Before New Hampshire, Candidates Must Face MySpace

The world's largest online social networking site, MySpace, is leaping into politics. The site plans to host a virtual primary Jan. 1 and 2, 2008, in advance of traditional bellwether political events such as the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary. MySpace announced its intentions Tuesday, but ...

Yahoo Blows Roof Off E-Mail Storage

In May, Yahoo will go to infinity and beyond. The world's largest free e-mail provider will give its 250 million or so users unlimited e-mail storage, up from its current offer of a single gigabyte. After the system is put in place, Yahoo inboxes will apparently be impossible to fill. The offer tru...

Linux Foundation Announces Diverse Board of Directors

The Linux Foundation announced on Tuesday its new board of directors, all of whom were chosen to represent the key stakeholders from every corner of the Linux ecosystem, according to the organization. The diverse group includes members from big companies like IBM, Oracle, Intel and Novell, as well a...

New IBM Chip Moves Data at Light Speed

IBM researchers are touting a new tiny optical transceiver chipset that can move data at speeds up to 160 GB per second, which is eight times faster than previous optical components. The new chipset generates fast data transfer rates because it uses light pulses to move data instead of sending elect...

Linux-Optimized Laptops: Does the Hardware Matter?

Even though interest in server-side Linux has been steadily growing in enterprises and organizations around the world, desktop and laptop-based Linux solutions have faced a steady series of uphill climbs. For starters, demand for end-user and consumer Linux operating systems is sporadic at best, par...

Is New ‘YouTube Competitor’ Really Stalking Apple?

The industry-rocking news that NBC and News Corp. plan to start their own video broadcasting Internet site -- which will include partnerships with AOL, MSN, MySpace and Yahoo, not to mention Fox, which is owned by News Corp. -- has the potential to radically reshape the online video world. The yet-t...

Fail-Safe System Fails in Alaska’s Data Debacle

One of the most astounding IT stories of the week comes courtesy of a computer technician from the Alaska Department of Revenue who reportedly wiped out a disc drive containing an account worth $38 billion. The unnamed computer technician, while reportedly doing routine maintenance work, accidentall...

Google Mum About Swirling ‘Gphone’ Rumors

If there's anything more exciting than the barely-seen Apple iPhone, it's got to be a possible Google-made mobile phone. While rumors have been all over the Web lately, the search engine giant is closed for discussion. "This is all we plan to say," Erin Fors, a spokesperson from Google's press team,...

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