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Net Effect on Journalism: More Outlets, Fewer Insights

Traditional advertising business models may not sustain the news business as companies -- and independent bloggers -- seek out niche markets, found a study conducted by the Project for Excellence in Journalism. The State of the News Media study focused on seven areas: restructuring content, emerging...

Live From SXSW: More Zuckerberg, Less Lacy

After a tumultuous weekend filled with mobile social network culture clashing with panel discussions and keynotes, the discourse at the South by Southwest Interactive Conference and Festival returned to civility as attendees' attention returned to the variety of platforms available for content creat...

Live From SXSW: Pop Culture and Social Media Collide

The South by Southwest Interactive Conference and Festival kicked off last weekend as roughly 9,000 Web designers, Web developers, academics, bloggers and social media participants gathered for the five-day event. The 15-year-old conference features scores of panelists throughout the day, the Screen...

Live From SXSW: Zuckerberg Keynote Crumbles Into Chaos

Mark Zuckerberg, 23-year-old Facebook founder, and technology journalist Sarah Lacy squared off with angry attendees who were upset with the direction -- and style -- of the much publicized keynote conversation. Back-channel conversations driven by the mobile messaging application Twitter -- which a...

Computer Graphics Get a Feel for Real

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University unveiled a new haptic technology that will enable people to manipulate three-dimensional objects on their computer while experiencing real touch sensations. The technology, which is currently best suited for gaming and virtual world training simulations, was...

Microsoft Loosens Fist With New, Open IE8

Last December, Microsoft's Windows Internet Explorer group announced that Internet Explorer 8, the next iteration of its Web browser, would be standards compliant, interoperable and backward compatible when it's released in the second half of 2008. The group announced that IE8 has rendered correctly...

Volunteer Computing and the Search for Big Answers

The Space Sciences Laboratory at the University of California at Berkeley is nestled into the Berkeley Hills just off the fire trail where runners from around the area come to take on the brutal 3.5-mile climb. The lab, though, doesn't feel like it's part of Berkeley. It's located a few miles from t...

Microsoft Cuts Inroads Into SaaS Market With Hosted Apps for SMBs

Taking aim at Google, Microsoft is making its Internet-hosted software application services available to businesses of all sizes. Microsoft Online Services, a hosted-application program that started last year for businesses with more than 5,000 employees, launched its new all-inclusive service as a ...

XM Grows Revenues, Pushes for Sirius Merger

XM Satellite Radio Holdings announced double-digit growth in revenues and its subscriber base despite Congressional foot-dragging in regard to its potential merger with rival Sirius Satellite Radio. The company's revenues increased 22 percent in 2007 to $1.1 billion, driven in large measure by its 1...

New MS Tracking Tool Measures Online Ad Effectiveness

Microsoft announced a soft beta test for software that will potentially give companies a more comprehensive view of how users interact with advertisements. The Engagement ROI software was built to track whether branding messages convert potential customers into paying customers, in much the same man...

Adobe AIR Shifts Apps From Web To Desktop

Adobe Systems on Monday released Adobe Integrated Runtime, a software tool that allows users to seamlessly interact with interactive content even when they aren't connected to the Internet. Adobe Air's runtime environment allows developers with access to API kits from companies to create customized ...

Security Wonks Warn of DRAM Decryption Danger

A new study suggests that dynamic memory on computers stores encrypted, secure data longer than originally thought. The research project -- conducted by eight researchers from Princeton University, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Wind River Systems -- focused on retrieving encrypted data from...

Microsoft Opens Xbox Live to Homegrown Games

Microsoft will soon launch its Xbox Live Community Arcade service, which will allow anyone to create -- and distribute -- console games for the Xbox system. The move, announced at the Game Developers Conference, opens the doors for aspiring game creators to compete with big-name studios. To particip...

New Tech May Lead to Mind-Control Game Play

Emotiv Systems unveiled a new gaming headset that uses thoughts and movement to control on-screen character movements. The San Francisco-based peripheral company demonstrated the Emotiv EPOC at the Wednesday kickoff of the Game Developers Conference, the annual confab where developers, designers and...

IBM’s New 3-D Game Challenges Students to Save a Dying Planet

IBM on Thursday unveiled a multiplayer 3-D virtual world and companion classroom materials designed to promote science and engineering education in high schools. "PowerUp" -- which asks players to try to save a planet in near ecological ruin -- gets its public release Feb. 16 at the start of Enginee...

Busy Patch Tuesday Piles Work on Sysadmins

Microsoft released 11 security updates to patch 17 vulnerabilities on Tuesday, by far its largest release in a year. There were five critical and six important updates, the two highest levels issued by the software company. The patches cover a wide range of Microsoft products from Word, Publisher an...

New HP Blade Server Gives Unix Shops More Options

HP released its first mid-level Unix-based blade server, which will allow companies to more cost-efficiently consolidate their legacy systems. The HP Integrity BL870c, which is the latest HP BladeSystem server, uses a specifically engineered Intel Itanium processor to power the its four-socket serve...

Time Warner Ponders AOL Breakup

Amid solid earnings that hit analysts' marks, Time Warner announced on Wednesday that it would radically restructure -- and possibly sell off part of -- its AOL Internet service provider division, ending a tumultuous experiment between the old and new media stalwarts. Overall, the Time Warner's reve...

New Chip Uses 10 Times Less Power

A partnership between Texas Instruments and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has produced a proof-of-concept microchip architecture that is 10 times more efficient than current technologies. The design -- which was presented on Tuesday at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference --...

Bubble-Era Mag Industry Standard Rises Again

The Industry Standard, one of the dot-com era's most prominent magazines, re-launched on Monday as a Web-only, community-driven Web site. The property, originally owned by Standard Media, is now run by the Boston-based IDC, a 44-year old information technology research firm. The site will consist of...

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