Google Chrome ads coming to TV



From CNET News.com: Google plans to make its first foray into the old-fashioned world of television advertising with spots promoting its Chrome browser this weekend.

Google Japan had already released a 30-second video promoting Chrome on YouTube, but the company will...

YouTube slowly building ad-friendly content



From CNET News.com: One of these days, Google is going to need to find a way to wring money out of YouTube, but at least it has a lot of room to grow.

If you're a glass half-full kind of person, then a report out Friday from Bernstein Research's Jeffrey Lindsay (as spotted...

Blu-ray Growing, but 58% Still Confused



From Tom's Hardware: For our shiny 1080P HDTVs, there’s nothing better for them than a Blu-ray Disc movie (or HD DVD, if you’re feeling nostalgic). And it appears more people are getting onboard the high-definition movie train.

According to the latest NPD data collected from...

Microsoft gives controversial antipiracy tools new name



From InfoWorld: Microsoft has rebranded its WGA (Windows Genuine Advantage) validation system in Windows 7, likely an attempt to shed the controversial image of the antipiracy program.

The company said Thursday it is renaming WGA "Windows Activation Technology" because the...

Nokia Readies Its Own App Store with 20,000 Titles



From PC World: The world's largest handset manufacturer, Nokia, is prepping its long-awaited application store for mobile devices at the end of May. Called the Ovi Store, the Finnish company will try to emulate Apple's success, only this time with over 20,000 titles at launch....

Duke Nukem Developer Calls It Quits



From DailyTech: After numerous delays and years of hype in the gaming community, it looks like 3D Realms will never release Duke Nukem Forever, as the game studio has run out of money and will close its doors.

"We can confirm that our relationship with 3D Realms for Duke Nukem...

Windows 7 Retains Explorer Fault Known Since NT Days



From DailyTech: Computer users and IT administrators around the globe are waiting for Windows 7. Many companies have still not upgraded from Windows XP due to the backlash against Windows Vista and a myriad of bugs and issues the operating system had upon its release.

The...

Facing criticism, Google tries buffing its image



From CNET news.com: Google, having dealt with two major antitrust issues in 2008 and facing the potential of more to come, has begun a program to try to spruce up its image and show that competition is alive and well.

Consumer Watchdog on Friday plans to tout a Google...
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