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Adobe-Omniture May Be a Surprisingly Smart Match

Adobe's planned acquisition of Web analytics firm Omniture took nearly everyone off guard when it was announced Tuesday. Now that the idea has had a chance to sink in, though, it seems to be growing in popularity. "I think it really does make sense," said Steve Ashley, an analyst for investment rese...

Google Flips Coin With Broadsheet-Style News Viewer

It's not perfect, and it won't solve the advertising crisis in traditional publishing, but Google's Fast Flip news-viewing product may represent a small step toward helping pen-and-paper publishers make a profitable leap to the digital age. It allows users to slide through tiled screenshots of news ...

T-Mobile’s Sprint Ambitions Fraught With Peril

The parent company of T-Mobile, the fourth-largest U.S. wireless company, is considering a bid for Sprint Nextel, the carrier just north of it on the size chart, according to a British newspaper. Deutsche Telekom could make the offer within the next few weeks, it said. Such a deal, if it were to ha...

Next Chapter in Google Books Deal Could Be a Long One

September is shaping up to be a crucial time for the future of Google's much-vaunted digital library. The month has already seen a flood of briefs on a proposed settlement in the lawsuit filed by authors and publishers over Google's effort to digitize the world's books. Next week, the U.S. Justice D...

Gmail Failure Heightens Cloud Computing Jitters

Gmail's 100-minute outage Tuesday was the result of a cascading series of router failures caused by a combination of hardware maintenance and traffic policies, Google said. The failure of the third-most popular Web mail service left users around the world who access the system online instead of thro...

Wal-Mart Enlists Trio of Heavy Hitters for E-Commerce Expansion

Wal-Mart has changed its logo. It's sprucing up many of its stores with new looks. Now, the world's largest retailer is expanding its online sales channel, adding a trio of carefully selected third-party vendors to its Web site in a bid to increase sales. WalMart Marketplace debuted Monday, offering...

High-End Double-Screen Laptop Targets Engineers, Creative Types

An Alaska technology company hopes to hit the market with the world's first laptop boasting two identical 15.4-inch displays by the end of this year. At nearly 12-pounds and equipped with two 15.4-inch screens and a full-sized keyboard, gScreen's planned $3,000 Spacebook series definitely doesn't tr...

Google Maps Adds Back-Road Traffic Flow Data

Google has pushed an update to its Maps application adding traffic data on surface streets. The data will be drawn from GPS-enabled cellphones that are actively running the mobile version of Google's map app, the company said in a blog posting Tuesday. Although all users of Google's mobile maps serv...

Leaked Ad Shows Xbox Ready to Do the Price Cut Shuffle

The gaming console rumor factory is grinding away again, pushing out shiny new reports of Microsoft's alleged plan to cut the price of its Xbox 360 gaming system by up to $100 in the U.S. The rumors are based on an image purported to be of an advance Target ad sheet with a price of $299.99 for the 1...

Nokia Nudges Into Netbook Territory With New Booklet 3G

Nokia announced Monday it will return to the PC market, an arena it abandoned in 1991 to focus on the growing mobile phone field. The new device, featuring integrated GPS and a claimed 12-hour battery life, will be formally unveiled Sept. 2 at Nokia World, the company's annual expo. The netbook, to ...

Did Talking on a Cellphone While Driving Get a Bum Rap?

It wasn't all that long ago that the talk about cellphones and driving was all talk. That is, consumers, driving-safety advocates, and lawmakers debated whether using a hands-free device was enough to make talking on a cellphone safe, or whether talking on the newly ubiquitous devices while behind t...

Facebook Goes Skinny-Dipping With Lite Option

Facebook is trying out a new look in its high-growth markets outside the United States. The version features a stripped-down interface designed to open quickly and be simpler to use, according to the company. Word of the project leaked Tuesday when some users received invitations to help test "Faceb...

Facebook Slurps Up FriendFeed

In a continuing bid to make itself ever more relevant to advertisers and open its doors to the broader Internet, Facebook has acquired social media aggregator FriendFeed. Founded in 2007 by four former Google developers, the FriendFeed service allows users to build customized feeds based on informat...

Toshiba Finds a Spot at the Blu-ray Lunch Table

If Toshiba's announcement 18 months ago that it was dropping the HD-DVD format was the anticlimatic thud that ended the DVD format wars, Tuesday's announcement by the Japanese technology company that it would join the Blu-ray Disc Association was little more than a dull echo. However, it did settle ...

GM May Trade In Clunky Sales Model if eBay Gamble Works

eBay and General Motors announced Monday that 225 of the carmaker's California dealers would begin selling new cars through the e-commerce powerhouse in what appears to be a limited promotion that could nevertheless presage a more permanent, national approach to selling cars online. Sales will begin...

Marines Cut Off From Social Networks

The U.S. Marine Corps has banned service members from using military computers to access social networking sites, and the Department of Defense is reviewing the services to see if they pose too great a security threat to allow. Such sites are popular with young service members who want to keep in to...

RadioShack Touches Up Gray Hairs With Rebranding Hoopla

One of the nation's most venerable electronics retailers wants to update its image by calling itself "The Shack" in an upcoming branding campaign, announced Monday. "We have tremendous equity in consumers' minds around cables, parts and batteries, but it's critically important that we help them to u...

File-Sharing Penalties May Be Scrutinized on Constitutional Grounds

The numbers in two recent copyright infringement lawsuits involving downloaded music are enough to get tongues wagging. Is a song really worth $22,500? Or even $80,000? Juries in Massachusetts and Minnesota, respectively, ordered those awards to the recording industry this year in cases involving de...

1 Million Linux Kernels Booted for Vast Botnet Simulation

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have laid the groundwork for an unprecedented simulation of a large-scale botnet after booting up 1 million Linux kernels as virtual machines. They now are waiting for completion of a new, faster and more capable supercomputer at the Livermore, Calif., lab...

Driving Study: Texting Really Really Bad, Dialing Bad, Talking OK?

In what may be a first-of-kind study, researchers at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute have concluded text messaging is just about the most deadly thing you can do behind the wheel of a car. However, talking on a cellphone isn't that big a deal, the research suggests. Virginia Tech's study,...

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