The cost of making movies has risen significantly over the years, with the average Hollywood film now costing US$60 million, double the average in 1996. One main reason for this increase is the rise of special effects, which has ballooned from a small specialty industry into a vital cog in the production process. One might think special-effects companies are flush with profit...
The White House push to secure the U.S. digital infrastructure does not exclude IT systems of federal agencies, according to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), which released its Federal Government Information Security Report to Congress this week ...
A healthy balance between the interests of copyright creators and of users is key to fostering innovation in the Internet environment, according to a report published this week by the Committee for Economic Development ...
Major Internet security vendors formed a lobbying group this week to give their industry representation in Washington, D.C., amid continued fears about the United States' critical information infrastructure ...
After its successful push into the consumer electronics space in 2003, Gateway's branded introduction to the professional services space is problematic, according to Yankee Group SMB senior analyst Mike Lauricella. Specifically, Lauricella expresseddoubts about Gateway's ability to tap into the large enterprise market ...
Yankee Group analyst Michael Kelleher agreed the moves toward Zip interoperability are efforts by PKWare and WinZip to protect themselves and their industry ...
Yankee Group analyst Michael Kelleher told TechNewsWorld that the video ads are the next generation of online advertising, particularly with the growth of broadband Internet connections. However, the analyst added, the ads might not win the favor of users if they interfere with their online routines...
Yankee Group analyst Michael Kelleher said the use of power lines is a "natural progression" and "one of the last lines into the home," but he doubted that the wired domicile would not depend on the PC "I think the PC will continue to have a place in the home because it's esse...
Yankee Group analyst Michael Kelleher told TechNewsWorld that he is dubious of the study's implications, mainly because of the tendency of the younger Internet audience to use messaging and media applications heavily, which could skew the results to some extent Kelleher referr...
Most reports indicate Google is proceeding on its own toward an initial public offering -- a belief that is generating optimism about a new IPO gold rush, this time with less hype and fewer overinflated stocks. If Google did move for an IPO, it would make a Microsoft acquisition less likely, Yankee Group analyst Michael Kelleher told TechNewsWorld...
Although Yahoo Platinum and Apple's QuickTime still have followings, the media-player market is dominated by RealNetworks and Windows Media Player, Yankee Group analyst Michael Kelleher told TechNewsWorld Kelleher, who indicated MSN might use the free service with advertisemen...
However, the success of iPod and iTunes and Apple's focus on making the desktop computer a media center make the Cupertino, California-based company's strategy a paradigm of what is to come, Yankee Group analyst Michael Kelleher told TechNewsWorld "I think that Apple has, for ...
Yankee Group analyst Michael Kelleher agreed that performance and price are making notebook computers attractive to buyers and are expected to account for the bulk of growth in the PC market going forward Kelleher told TechNewsWorld that performance is likely to keep improving...
Yankee Group analyst Michael Kelleher told the E-Commerce Times that Google appears to be leveraging its huge consumer brand and technology, in conjunction with its widely praised search technology, to increase revenue opportunities in the increasingly lucrative enterprise space.