YouTube Wants to Kill MTV Once and For All

From PC World: One of YouTube's main attractions is the plethora of music videos available for instantaneous viewing -- it's a modern-day MTV without the reality shows and attempts to regain coolness. The problem is, those videos are locked under copyright and aren't making money for the labels or artists when played for free, so they're often yanked from the site and become available only in grainy, bootlegged iterations.

Microsoft Releases Windows Vista SP2 RC to the Masses

From CNET DailyTech reported a couple weeks back on Microsoft's release of its Windows Vista and Server 2008 Service Pack 2's Release Candidate. The SP2 RC was only available to MSDN and TechNet subscribers. Not wanting to leave the general public out of the testing process, Microsoft has at last announced the availability of the SP2 RC to the masses.

OCZ's New Blazing Fast 1TB Z SSD Drive

Lenovo to Acquire Computer Makers in BRIC Countries – Chief Executive

From X-bit Labs: Lenovo Group on Wednesday once again reiterated its intentions to acquire other PC makers in order to gain market share. The world’s fourth largest PC supplier was little more specific than usual and said that it was interested to make acquisitions in the so-called BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) block of countries.

Nvidia mulls x86 chip for low-cost computers

From InfoWorld: Nvidia may develop an integrated x86-based chip for use in low-cost computers, an Nvidia executive said this week, a move that would step up its rivalry with Intel.

Taiwan DRAM Bailout Leads to Creation of Single Company

From PC World: Taiwan plans to merge its indebted DRAM memory chip makers into a single company called Taiwan Memory Company (TMC) in an attempt to stem losses and prevent loan defaults that could further harm the island's banking sector.

Firefox 3.0.7 targets security issues

From CNET Mozilla on Wednesday released an update to the Firefox Web browser that its developers said fixes eight security issues found in Firefox 3.0.6, six of which were rated critical.

The most serious of the vulnerabilities fixed in version 3.0.7 could allow attackers to run arbitrary code on a victim's computer, Mozilla warned in security advisories Wednesday.

EU Eliminates Full-time Monitoring of Microsoft for Antitrust Compliance

From DailyTech: Microsoft is one of the most closely watched companies in the world; it has been accused and found guilty of anti-trust violations on several occasions. Microsoft has found itself fighting anti-trust issues both in America and in Europe on more than one occasion.

NVIDIA's GTX 280M Uses Same G92 Chip as 9800 GTX+

From DailyTech: NVIDIA has the fastest single GPU for the desktop in the GTX 285, a 55nm die-shrunk version of its predecessor the GTX 280. However, ATI has been able to gain a larger market share due to aggressive pricing and ramping of smaller geometries. This has led to price pressure on NVIDIA, especially in the performance mainstream segment.

Adobe issues first-quarter warning

From CNET Faced with growing weakness in it business, Adobe Systems announced Wednesday it will miss its previous revenue forecast. But, the software maker said it expects to meet its profit forecast thanks to cost-cutting measures.

On Wednesday, Adobe shares were up nearly 9 percent in after-hours trading to $17.75. During the regular trading session, Adobe closed up 2 percent to end the day at $16.32 a share.


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