|From InfoWorld: Looking to expand its range of data protection products, McAfee said Thursday that it will acquire Reconnex, a maker of data protection appliances and software.
McAfee expects to close the $46 million cash acquisition by the end of September and will roll the products into its data protection business unit, where they will be sold under the McAfee Adaptive Protection brand name.
|From PC World: The Indian government on Friday announced its guidelines for auction of 3G (third generation) spectrum in the country, allowing foreign bidders with experience in offering 3G mobile services to participate.
The government is allotting spectrum in the 2.1GHz band for 3G services, India's Minister for Communications, A. Raja, told reporters in Delhi on Friday.
|From PC World: Component supply problems and software development delays caused Acer to delay the launch of its Aspire one netbook by a month, leading it to revise down its shipment target for this year.
The world's third-largest PC vendor now expects to ship 5 million to 6 million Aspire ones in 2008, down from a previous estimate of 5 million to 7 million, said Gianfranco Lanci, CEO of Acer, during a conference call.
|From PC World: Nokia, the world's top cell phone maker, cut prices of many of its phones by up to 10 percent in late July, with the steepest cuts in music and media phones, according to market data and industry sources.
The price cuts from the Finnish manufacturer, which controls 40 percent of the cellphone market, will put further pressure on its smaller rivals like Sony Ericsson , who has focused on music and camera phones.
|From CNET News.com: In the high school cafeteria of Facebook apps, Scrabulous is like that girl who gets in trouble for showing too much skin, only to throw on a hoodie and be let back into the principal's good graces. Sort of. The game has effectively returned, but with a redesigned board, a few original play options, a different points tabulation system, and a new name, Wordscraper.
|From CNET News.com: Netflix fans will soon have another new option for watching movies.
On Thursday, the company made famous by sending DVDs to consumers via snail mail announced, in conjunction with LG Electronics, the imminent availability of a Blu-ray disc player that will also allow Netflix subscribers to view streaming video of movies and TV shows.