BlackBerry Storm 2 expected in September



From InfoWorld: Research In Motion (RIM) will debut an upgraded BlackBerry Storm in September, SlashGear is reporting. According to "a source very close to the issue," the Storm 2 will support Wi-Fi -- a significant omission in the first-generation Storm, which debuted last fall...

China's Baidu Works With Labels on Music Downloads



From PC World: Top Chinese search engine Baidu is considering sharing ad revenue from its music search service with record labels, or remunerating the labels in some other way. Baidu's move toward authorized downloads comes after years of criticism of the search service for...

McAfee blasted for having holes in its Web site



From CNET News.com: Security vulnerabilities on McAfee sites, including one designed to scan customers' sites for flaws, exposed certain customer accounts and could have been used for phishing attacks in which malware disguised as McAfee software could be distributed, security...

Craigslist Facing Growing Government Scrutiny



From DailyTech: Craigslist has several important issues it must deal with, as company representatives recently met with officials over suspected advertisements posted on the site related to erotic services and other sexual activity.

Craigslist attorneys and representatives met...

Asus to Release 11.6-inch Eee PC



From Tom's Hardware: We’ve seen Asus push the boundaries of what a netbook should do with the Eee PC 1004DN and its built-in optical drive.

Although we’ve seen larger-screened ‘netbooks’ from Dell in the Mini 12, Asus will soon be pushing the Eee PC to 11.6-inches, according...

Microsoft: Vista Will Live on Until at Least 2011



From Tom's Hardware: According to a report in Computerworld, a Microsoft spokesperson said the company has no plans to dump Vista when Windows 7 launches and will keep selling it to computer makers, system builders, volume licensees and consumers at retail until at least...

Microsoft Lays off More Workers



From PC World: Microsoft on Tuesday announced new job cuts that are part of the 5,000 the company said in January that it expected to eliminate.

The company did not say exactly how many people would be affected or describe which groups will lose the positions.

However, in...

Apple adding 3G to MacBooks



From CNET News.com: An Apple job posting suggests the company might be thinking about adding 3G wireless radios to future MacBooks.

Apple's Mac Hardware Group is looking for a quality-assurance engineer with experience in the various networking technologies popular in the...

Time for Microsoft to fess up on Windows 7 date



From CNET News.com: With the release candidate for Windows 7 now publicly available, it's entirely reasonable for businesses and consumers to want to know when the final release will be available.
Reasonable maybe, but Microsoft still won't even confirm whether the release of...
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