IPhones Offered for Free with Qualifying Plans in Japan



From DailyTech: Japanese cell phone provider SoftBank has implemented a temporary promotion that offers customers a free 8GB iPhone with a two-year contract. The 8GB version is free with the basic, premium, or student plan. The 16GB version costs ¥11,520 ($120USD) and the cost...

Intel moves against Psion for 'Netbook' trademark



From CNET News.com: ntel has filed for a declaratory judgment against Psion Teklogix in order to continue using the term "Netbook" generically. The legal filing also revealed, as a separate matter, that Google would prohibit search advertisements that include the term "netbook."...

Google adds ads to Google News searches



From CNET News.com: Google has extended its AdWords program to Google News searches, delivering text ads on the right side of the search results page, just as Google has long done with normal Web search results.

Josh Cohen, a business product manager at Google, announced the...

Google Gmail outage compensation: $2.05 per user



From CNET News.com: If your business used Gmail and the service went out for two and a half hours, do you think you lost $2.05 per user in productivity?

That's the monetary equivalent of what Google offered to compensate Google Apps Premier Edition customers after Gmail was...

Windows 7 testers want their voices heard



From CNET News.com: Although the enthusiasts that are testing Windows 7 have been generally positive on the product itself, some feel Microsoft has been less than eager to receive constructive criticism.

The issue came to a head last month in regards to changes Microsoft...

Asrock Enters the Market of Ultra High-End Mainboards



From X-bit Labs: Asrock, a well-known supplier of cost-efficient mainboards, has quietly unveiled its first Intel X58-based platform designed to support Intel Corp.’s latest Core i7 processors. The new mainboard is not only made for rather expensive central processing units, it...

Micron Shuts Down DRAM Facility in the USA



From X-bit Labs: Due to deteriorating economic conditions and decreased demand for old-generation DRAM products Micron Technology has announced that it would phase out 200mm wafer manufacturing operations at the company’s Boise Idaho facility. This action will reduce employment...

Adobe to patch Flash vulnerabilities for three platforms



From InfoWorld: Adobe Systems has updated its Flash multimedia software to eliminate five flaws affecting Windows, OS X, and Linux systems.

The update fixes a critical flaw which could cause a PC to be hacked merely by viewing a malicious SWF (Shockwave Flash) file, according...

PlayStation 3 Price Drop Finally in the Offing?



From PC World: Remember that $100 PlayStation 3 price drop you've been hearing about for a year or more? The one that keeps not happening? Well it's about to, according to Mike Hickey with investment firm Janco Partners, with Sony set to announce something "in the next couple...

Microsoft shares hit 11-year low



From CNET News.com: Microsoft's failure to announce more cost cuts sent its shares to an 11-year low on Tuesday.

The company's shares closed at $17.17 on Tuesday after dropping to the 11-year low of $16.36 earlier in the day.

Chief Executive Steve Ballmer, who spoke at an...
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