Google rolls out revamped DoubleClick Ad Exchange

From CNET News.com: Having conquered the Web's text-based ad market, Google is setting its sights on graphical display ads--a market dominated by rival Yahoo.

The search giant on Thursday took the wraps off a revamped DoubleClick Ad Exchange, a public exchange that allows publishers to offer excess ad inventory they can't sell to advertisers looking for a bargain. Google said the exchange will meld DoubleClick's ad exchange with Google's own technology.

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Nvidia Receives First Test Samples of Next-Generation Chip - Reports

From X-bit Labs: Nvidia Corp., a leading supplier of graphics processing units (GPUs) and multimedia chips, has reportedly received the first engineering samples of its upcoming flagship GPU from the fab, a report claims. However, another report says that manufacturing yield is so dramatically low that it is uncertain whether the company will be in position to start revenue shipments of the chip this December.

AMD to Align Release of Triple-Core Athlon II with Windows 7 Launch

From X-bit Labs: Advanced Micro Devices plans to release its first AMD Athlon II X3 microprocessors with three cores on the day of Microsoft Windows 7 operating system launch, on October 22, 2009, sources with knowledge of the matter revealed. The new chips will be based on the code-named Rana core and will be aimed at entry-level personal computers and those customers, who want to have something more than a dual-core chip.

AT&T to offer remote PC repairs without system booting

From InfoWorld: AT&T is upgrading its remote PC repair service that will allow technicians to resolve issues without a customer fully booting a computer, the company said on Thursday.

Technicians from AT&T's Tech Support 360 service were previously able to remotely fix customers' PC problems only when the operating system was loaded and a browser session was running, said Ebrahim Keshavarz, vice president of business development at AT&T, during a conference call.

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Palm losses mount despite the Pre

From CNET News.com: Sales of the Pre helped boost Palm's smartphone sales in the company's fiscal first quarter of 2010 by about 134 percent compared to the preceding quarter, but Palm still reported its eighth consecutive quarter of loss, and sales dipped over 80 percent.

The Palm Pre, available exclusively through Sprint Nextel, is gaining traction. The company sold 823,000 smartphones in the fiscal first quarter. Many of those smartphones are believed to be the Pre.

Microsoft sues over malicious online ads

From CNET News.com: Aiming to crack down on a growing problem, Microsoft said it filed five lawsuits Thursday against parties it suspects of posting online advertisements laden with malicious code.

Microsoft has tried to work with ad networks to thwart such "malvertising" in the past, but this is the first time it has gone to court.

Lenovo Unveils New C100 All-in-One Widescreen PC

From DailyTech: It's easy to understand why netbooks are so popular with consumers today. The little notebooks are very portable and have low average prices making them affordable for most users despite the poor economy. On the desktop front, the all-in-one segment is the fastest growing with IDC pegging the segment to grow at 12.4% from 2008 to 2014.

Facebook Tops 300M Users; Now Making Money

From DailyTech: Facebook proudly announced it has finally made more money than it has spent, and now has more than 300 million active international users.

Since its launch six years ago, the No. 1 social networking site in the world failed to generate positive cash flow, though analysts said it was simply a matter of time before the times would change.

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