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EU Court Hands Google a Victory in Trademark Tussle

Google is trumpeting victory in a European court ruling over its practice of selling trademarks to competing firms for use in the search giant's paid results program. However, the EU court also set a new standard for national courts that could ultimately reshape how the company's $23 billion adverti...

Microsoft Gives Devs a Glimpse of HTML 5-Friendly IE9

The newest version of Microsoft's Internet Explorer will feature full hardware acceleration and a new Javascript engine that engages multiple processor cores for faster rendering, the company has announced. The new version aso reverses the software giant's reluctance to adapt to HTML 5. The company ...

Facebook Traffic: A Whole Lot of Hustle but Not Much Flow

Facebook, thanks to its 400 million status-updating, link-sharing, asparagus-farming, party picture-posting denizens, has risen to the top of the Internet heap once again, surpassing -- at least according to one ranking -- search giant Google in total U.S. visitors for the third time this year. Face...

Analyst: WinPho7 App Tools Likely to Please Devs

Microsoft has thrown the doors open to developers interested in working on the upcoming Windows Phone 7 Series platform, announcing new developer tools and offering the deepest look yet at the Silverlight-based architecture during keynote sessions Monday at the MIX10 conference in Las Vegas. The new...

Google Cuts Ribbon on Apps Marketplace

You've got apps for your phone. You'll soon have apps for your digital video recorder. Now, you can have apps for your Apps, as in Google Apps. Google has launched its new Apps Marketplace for its Google Apps line of cloud-based productivity services. Initial participants include about 50 companies ...

Google Dabbling With TV Set-Top Search

Google and Dish Network reportedly are testing a service that allows television users to search for television programming and Web content from set-top boxes. Google software installed in the boxes allows users to create a personalized programming lineup, anonymous sources told The Wall Street Journ...

TiVo Brings Web, TV One Step Closer to Tying the Knot

TiVo has unveiled a new DVR that expands on its delivery of Web content while refining its interface for the high-def era. The new Premiere units will record up to 150 hours of high-definition programming, but what's most significant about the boxes is the expanded array of Web content available. Ne...

4 Wiseguys Indicted for Gobbling Up Choice Concert Tix

A federal grand jury has indicted four owners and key employees of a company that prosecutors said for years illegally cornered the market on the best concert and sporting event seats. The 60-page indictment accuses the men of directing an international conspiracy to defeat security schemes at Ticke...

Scribd Spreads the Words From PCs to Mobile Devices

Document-sharing site Scribd.com launched a new feature Wednesday allowing users to easily transfer many of the site's 10 million books, magazines and documents to mobile devices, including Amazon's Kindle, the Nook e-reader and the Apple iPhone. The feature works differently for each device. For so...

FTC Delivers Stern Warning About P2P Data on the Loose

The Federal Trade Commission is getting proactive in trying to reduce the risk of data breaches due to peer-to-peer programs, notifying nearly 100 organizations of data breaches it traced back to file-sharing. The FTC did not identify the organizations, but said they ranged in size from small busine...

Despite New Rules, Credit Card Users Cautioned to Be Wary

Credit card issuers must follow new rules of the road as of Monday, but consumers should not view the new protections as a cure-all for their frustrations with plastic. Instead, they should be ever more vigilant as credit issuers roll out new card agreements. They could result in new financial pain ...

Google Shows Off a Chrome Tablet With 1,000 Faces

Fresh off the introduction of its Nexus One smartphone, hailed by some tech analysts as the first real iPhone killer candidate, Google has debuted mockups of a possible tablet device running its yet-to-be released open source Chrome OS. The mockups, posted on Google's Chromium Web site, depict a dev...

SSL Certificates: Safety, Nuisance or Both?

When stumbling around the Web in search of a new toaster or a great deal on a new pair of sneakers, it's not unusual for consumers to come across ominous policy dialogs warning of mismatched or expired SSL certificates. In fact, recent surveys have shown nearly 20 percent, or even more, of popular W...

Firefox Locks Out Microsoft’s App Dev Tech

Microsoft technology used to program applications that can be accessed through a browser continued to be blocked for Firefox users Monday. Mozilla had been blocking two Microsoft plug-ins after the discovery that Microsoft's .Net 3.5 SP1 install silently adds a plug-in to Firefox allowing the surrep...

New WiFi Spec: Look Ma, No Hotspot

The Wi-Fi Alliance is preparing a new specification designed to allow devices from cellphones to printers to connect to each other reliably, securely and wirelessly. WiFi-enabled devices can currently connect peer-to-peer in what's known as "ad hoc mode," but configuration issues and security concer...

GPS Safety, Part 2: Which Products Get It Right?

These days, it seems GPS units are everywhere -- built into cars, mounted on dashboards, strapped to bicycles and even loaded into the cellphones we carry in our pockets. In fact, by 2015, more than half of all new cars sold in the North America and Europe will feature either built-in GPS units or t...

Dell Zeros In on the Corner Office With High-Style, $2K Laptop

This is way out of the Dell dude's league. Dell's newest addition to the Latitude line, the Z600, is designed as a sleek envy item for high-ranking corporate executives, entrepreneurs and other style leaders, and bears the stats to prove it, beginning with its $1,999 starting price tag. Dell bills t...

GPS Safety, Part 1: Texting, Part 2?

Looking through the news, it's not hard to find a story about someone driving into a river or onto railroad on the advice of an in-car navigation system. Last year, a Seattle bus driver blamed his GPS unit after he collided with a bridge embankment, injuring several of his passengers, according to t...

Xerox Buys Its Way Into BPO With $6.4B ACS Deal

Xerox said Monday that it will buy Affiliated Computer Services for $6.4 billion in cash and stock. Best known for its copying and printing business, Xerox said the move answers a growing need to better link document management to the processes that produce them -- including finance, human resources...

Researchers Pulled Out $1M Netflix Victory in Last Half Hour

Dramatic, down-to-the-wire finishes aren't the sorts of things one generally associates with technology prizes. However, the team behind the $1 million prize awarded by Netflix says that's exactly how that contest went down. The team received the award Monday in a New York ceremony hosted by the onl...

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