Yahoo's Microsoft tab totaled $79 million



From CNET News.com: Yahoo's tab in its efforts to fight off Microsoft last year ran $79 million, according to the company's filing Friday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Yahoo spent much of that bill on outside advisers who helped it weigh Microsoft's proposals...

Microsoft's glimpse of the future



From CNET News.com: At Microsoft's TechFest, it takes a little imagination to see how the research technologies might eventually come to market.

A new video from Microsoft shows in an elegant, if utopian way, what it might look like if all of those gadgets came together...

Intel Quietly Introduces New Quad-Core Xeon Processors



From X-bit Labs: Intel Corp., the world’s biggest supplier of central processing units, has quietly unveiled new quad-core processors aimed at uni-processor servers. The new chips trim power consumption and may point to introduction of faster desktop processors based on Core 2...

Dell records 48 percent drop in net income



From InfoWorld: Dell's net income dropped 48 percent for the fourth quarter, the company said Thursday, as it also announced it is increasing its cost-cutting goal to $4 billion by the end of fiscal 2011 as it tries to come to terms with the recession.

The company recorded net...

Microsoft Accuses TomTom of Patent Infringement



From X-bit Labs: Microsoft this week filed a patent infringement action against TomTom and accused the leading maker of GPS navigators of patent infringements. The software giant said that it attempted to negotiate with TomTom for a year before taking it to court.

“Microsoft...

Dell Sees Opening for Atom-based PCs in Small Business



From PC World: Could computers based on Intel's Atom processors, already popular among consumers, catch on for cash-strapped business? Dell seems to think so -- at least in some markets.

"We're exploring that, and there is some potential," said Steve Felice, president of Dell...

Google blocks access to paid Android apps on developer phones



From CNET News.com: Mobile developers who purchased an unlocked HTC G1 phone from Google discovered this week that they can't run paid applications from the Android Market.

Google is denying those developers access to copy-protected applications sold in the Android Market...
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