Palm Gets Bailout Money, Banks On New OS

From CRN: Palm announced Monday it would receive $100 million from Elevation Partners in an attempt -- again -- to jump-start the ailing device maker. The investment caused the beleaguered vendor's stock to jump 22.5 percent yesterday, or 55 cents. That brought the share price to $3.05 -- better than its 52-week low of $1.14, yet significantly below its 52-week high of $8.94.

Workers Begin Repairs on Undersea Cable

From DailyTech: Days after two undersea cables in the Mediterranean Sea were severed; a French ship is now on scene to help begin repairs on two of three damaged cables. Engineers believe the cables were mistakenly cut by a ship's anchor.

Telecommunications companies ranging from Cairo to Dubai were forced to reroute service through other Asian and North American hosts.

Microsoft warns of critical bug in SQL Server

From InfoWorld: Microsoft Monday warned customers that attack code has been released targeting a critical vulnerability in older versions of its widely-used SQL Server database software, and urged users to apply a temporary workaround.

AMD 40nm RV740 with GDDR5 Coming

From Tom's Hardware: Sources received information claiming that RV740 will have 640 stream processors, 32 texture units and 16 render back-ends, just like the HD4830.

On the memory side, things have changed. The memory is expected to be 900MHz GDDR5 (3600MHz effective) for the highest-end card using the RV740 GPU, utilizing a 128-bit memory interface instead of a 256-bit interface running at 900MHz GDDR3 (1800Mhz effective).

Intel May Want to Acquire Imagination Technologies

From X-bit Labs: Intel said that through its wholly owned subsidiary Intel Capital Corporation, has acquired a further 934,422 shares in Imagination Technologies Group through its adviser UBS resulting in an aggregate holding of 6,934,422 shares in Imagination Technologies Group (including its existing holding of 6 million shares held by its wholly owned subsidiary Intel Capital (Cayman) Corp.) representing 3.04% of Imagination Technologies Group total issued voting rights.

AMD Preps New Life for AMD Athlon Brand with Triple and Quad-Core Chips

From X-bit Labs: The brand that has been known for a little less than ten years – AMD Athlon – is expected to get yet another life with the revamped K10 micro-architecture by Advanced Micro Devices, once the new chips get launched in April 2009.

Google unveils new desktop Docs gadget

From InfoWorld: Google has added a new feature to enable users to find and access their Google documents straight from the desktop.

Dubbed Google Docs Gadget for the Desktop, the new tool is the new big brother to the Docs gadget in Gmail, according to Google Product Manager Ronald Ho and James Yum, a desktop engineer, in a blog post. Google Docs is a free web-based suite that includes word processing, spreadsheets and presentation applications.

EA to offer 'Spore' DRM-free

HP Releases Free Photo Printing App for iPhone, iPod touch

From DailyTech: There are more than a few features that are missing from Apple's iPhone (and its iPod touch sibling) including native copy & paste abilities, landscape view for emails, the ability to sync via Wi-Fi, and non-neutered Bluetooth functionality. One of the less requested, yet still handy feature requests has been the ability to print directly from the iPhone.

LG Shuffles Executives, Restructures Divisions

From ChannelWeb: LG Electronics has reorganized its four major units and top brass to put what the vendor called greater emphasis on business solutions.

What that means, according to a statement from LG released late Friday, is that LG's four business units will become five. Under the current structure, LG's flowchart includes the Digital Appliance, Digital Display, Digital Media and Mobile Communications divisions.


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