New Firefox beta even faster than FF3



From CNET News.com: Mozilla fans can now play with the anticipated speedier JavaScript engine in the first beta for Firefox 3.1, as well as explore improvements to the Smart Location Bar and a slick interface for hotkey tab switching. Now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux...

Apple Launches 15.4" MacBook Pro, 13.3" MacBook



From DailyTech: The buildup to a new Apple product release is usually accompanied by anxious anticipation from the Mac community along with continuous speculations from news outlets around the world. Over the past few years, actual product leaks leading up to an Apple product...

Mozilla Labs pursues Web dev tools



From InfoWorld: Dissatisfied with the Web development tools already available, researchers at the newly formed Developer Tools Lab at Mozilla Labs intend to find better options.

Announced Monday, the lab will be led by Dion Almaer and Ben Galbraith, who founded the Ajaxian...

IBM Opens New Research Center in Shanghai



From PC World: IBM on Monday opened a new research facility in Shanghai, its second in China, to focus on areas including Web services and cloud computing.

Located in eastern Shanghai's Pudong in the Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park in Pudong New Area, will employ 100 researchers, and...

Microsoft makes Windows 7 name final



From CNET News.com: For the first time in recent memory, Microsoft has chosen to stick with its code name for a final Windows release.

In a blog posting, general manager Mike Nash said that the next version of Windows will retain its Windows 7 code-name when it is released to...

Starcraft 2 to be Released as Trilogy of Separate Games



From DailyTech: Shacknews reports that Blizzard has chosen to release the much anticipated Starcraft 2 as a trilogy of separate games with each release focusing on one of the 3 factions. The first game in the trilogy will consist of the Terran campaign, and will be called...

AMD: DOJ Won't File Charges Over ATI's Strategies



From PC World: The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) won't file criminal charges over the pricing and marketing strategies of graphics chipmaker ATI Technologies, now owned by Advanced Micro Devices, the company said Monday.

The DOJ told AMD on Friday the entire investigation...

Micron to buy $400 million stake in memory maker



From CNET News.com: Micron Technology announced Sunday that it is buying Qimonda AG's $400 million stake in Inotera Memories.

notera was founded as a joint venture by Qimonda (formerly the memory products division of Infineon Technologies) and Nanya Technology. Micron said...

Lenovo mulls Fujitsu Siemens investment



From EETimes: The Chinese computer manufacturer Lenovo is considering to take over the Siemens shares in the Fujitsu Siemens Computer joint venture. According to media releases here, the company says that it is considering "all options".

Siemens reportedly is preparing its...
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