Zune 3.0 to debut with 'extra value meal'

From CNET News.com: Microsoft, which is officially releasing its Zune 3.0 software on Tuesday, is also announcing a deal to give Zune owners free Wi-Fi access at McDonald's outlets.

The McDonald's deal is important because although every Zune has built-in Wi-Fi, the devices can only access free Wi-Fi hot spots that don't have a browser interrupt. That severely limits the types of public locations from which people can download songs wirelessly.

Hewlett-Packard to Cut 24,600 Jobs

From DailyTech: Hewlett-Packard announced plans to cut 24,600 jobs, about 7.5 percent of its workforce, over the next three years as the company begins to integrate Electronic Data Systems into its business. The company will offer lucrative severance packages, counseling and new job placement services for employees who are being released.

Western Digital Joins the Club of Half-Terabyte Mobile Hard Drives

From X-bit Labs: Western Digital, a leading maker of hard disk drives (HDDs), has unveiled its first mobile 500GB hard drive that features standard form-factor and fits mainstream notebooks. In addition, the company began to offer 400GB HDD as well.

DRAM Production Cuts Fail to Pull up Market

From PC World: A few DRAM makers cut production last week, hoping that reducing supply might spur a price recovery, but the action is too little, too late, analysts say.

Elpida Memory of Japan and Powerchip Semiconductor of Taiwan both trimmed DRAM production last week as market prices plunged to new all-time lows. But while the actions slowed the pace of DRAM price declines, they didn't stop the fall.

Adobe Buys Danish Imaging Software Maker

From PC World: Adobe on Monday announced it has acquired Danish imaging software maker YaWah ApS to expand the use of Adobe Scene7 software in Europe.

The two companies provide rich-media software used to manage and distribute dynamic content, including changing images and text fields, in Internet stores.

Adobe plans to make use of YaWah's client lists as well as integrate some of its technology into Scene7.

Electronic Arts Abandons Take-Two Acquisition

Articles Roundup September 14, 2008

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AMD's Budget Video Cards Pack Punches

From Tom's Hardware: Need a new videocard, but don’t have the Benjamins—or the need—for a high-end model? Take a look at some of the new budget cards, such as AMD’s ATI Radeon HD 4600 series: AMD’s latest videocards promise to deliver decent gaming performance—and 512 MB frame buffers—for as little as $69

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