Microsoft files for debt offering



From CNET News.com: Microsoft on Monday filed to issue debt that could see the company raising billions in additional capital.
The filing, which was made with the Securities and Exchange Commission, doesn't specify an amount to be raised.

In September, Microsoft's board...

Microsoft confirms Windows 7 coming this year



From CNET News.com: Microsoft confirmed on Monday that it is planning to release Windows 7 this year, in time for the holiday shopping season.
"We are tracking well to a Windows 7 holiday," Microsoft Senior Vice President Bill Veghte said in an interview. Veghte plans to make a...

Mozilla to add multi-threading to Firefox



From InfoWorld: Mozilla's developers have announced plans to add application multi-threading to Firefox over the next two years, a feature already partially enabled in its main rivals, IE8 and Google Chrome.

As well as allowing the software to take advantage of multi-core...

Video Game Sales Plummet 17% in April?



From PC World: So there's bad news, and then there's some more bad news. First, the bad news: April video game sales are poised to clock in around $550 million, down 17% year-over-year, says Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter.

The other bit of bad news is actually kind of...

Report: EU set to levy big fine on Intel



From CNET News.com: A number of reports say the European Commission will levy a large fine on Intel this week for violating antitrust rules.

The decision to fine the world's largest chipmaker will be handed down on Wednesday, according to Reuters. This action has been...

Google Boss Refuses to Quit Apple Job Amid Probe



From DailyTech: Google chief executive Eric Schmidt is under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission for his potentially improper relationship with electronics giant Apple. The FTC believes that Mr. Schmidt's directorships at the two companies, which compete in at least...

Vizio Surpasses Samsung as Top LCD TV Shipper in U.S.



From DailyTech: Along with computer companies, one of the other products facing hard times in the current economy is large-screen TVs. When consumers have less money to spend, they don’t go shopping for luxury items like HDTVs.

Engadget reports that budget LCD TV maker Vizio...

Google: The Next Antitrust Target?



From DailyTech: When it comes to antitrust concerns, one name typically springs to mind -- Microsoft. The massive software company has faced allegations of blocking competition repeatedly over the years. Microsoft isn’t alone in fighting antitrust issues in America and some...
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