Google change could stir more advertiser angst



From CNET News.com: Google's love-hate relationship with the advertisers that pay its bills could hit another rocky patch following its latest AdWords policy change.

Google announced Thursday night that starting next month it would begin allowing certain companies to...

AMD Set to Unveil AMD Athlon II X2, Phenom II X2 in Early June



From X-bit Labs: Advanced Micro Devices, the world’s second largest supplier of x86 central processing units, will officially unveil its AMD Athlon II X2 and AMD Phenom II X2 processors on June 2, 2009, according to sources close to the chipmaker. The new chips are expected to...

Google, Salesforce.com urge cloud deployments



From InfoWorld: Google and Salesforce.com executives stressed the benefits of cloud computing Thursday at a Silicon Valley technology event, with a Google executive going so far as to state that cloud deployments are now necessary for a business to stay competitive.

Executives...

Facebook Slammed with Another Phishing Attack



From PC World: Facebook was hit with yet another phishing attack yesterday as malicious e-mails went to some of the social networking site's 200 million users. The attack, which Facebook is actively fighting, asked members to leave Facebook and access outside sites that then...

Group aims to keep MySQL healthy



From CNET News.com: One of original authors of MySQL, Michael 'Monty' Widenius, has founded the Open Database Alliance, a consortium that aims to become the industry hub for the open source database.

The move was announced Wednesday. The two founding parties of the vendor...

Motorola Scores Massive $310M USD China Cell Phone Contract



From DailyTech: Motorola announced yesterday that it scored a massive one-year contract, helping assure its long term global success. The company received a $310M USD contract from China Mobile, the largest cell phone provider in the world, based out of Beijing.

China...

Netbooks Grab Nearly 20% of Notebook Market



From DailyTech: The recession has had a significant impact on global PC shipments and has led many consumers to shop for netbooks rather than notebook computers. That means that some computer makers that were relatively unknown a few years ago prior to the netbook revolution are...

Corsair Launches P256 SSD Using Samsung Controller,128MB Cache



From DailyTech: Corsair is a company best known for their DRAM products, targeted mostly at the enthusiast market. In January, they entered the SSD market with a less than stellar product, but it was an important first step.

Things are improving though this week for Corsair...

Sony reports $1 billion annual loss



From CNET News.com: The global recession has hit Sony hard--the company on Thursday reported its first annual loss in 14 years.

Sony lost 165 billion yen ($1.72 billion) in the quarter that ended March 31, the fourth quarter of its fiscal year, compared with net income of 29...

HP laptop batteries recalled for overheating



From CNET News.com: After two reports of flaming laptop batteries, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Thursday that Hewlett-Packard is voluntarily recalling 70,000 lithium-ion batteries that shipped with several models of its HP and Compaq laptops.

The recall...
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