Adobe partnership makes Facebook's platform Flash-ier



From CNET News.com: Facebook has partnered with Adobe Systems to make it easier for developers to bring its Flash technology to their social apps, the two companies have announced. Adobe has introduced a new ActionScript 3.0 client library to provide resources to developers who...

NVIDIA Launches New Quadro GPU Line with SLI Multi-OS



From DailyTech: NVIDIA makes graphics cards and GPUs that are aimed at two broad categories of users groups -- the professional user and the consumer. Among the offerings for the consumer are the mainstream basic GPUs up to the flagship gamer oriented parts. The company is big...

Opera Mobile 9.7 Set to Put Mobile Competitors to Shame



From DailyTech: Even the most able of mobile browser often leave their users with significant woes. According to early reviews those browsers -- which include the likes of Mobile Safari, RIM's browser, and Internet Explorer Mobile -- have been served notice by Opera Mobile 9.7...

Western Digital Enters the SSD Race



From Tom's Hardware: Up until this point, major HDD manufacturers, save for Samsung, seemed reluctant to start making SSDs. Instead, you saw drives coming out left and right from companies that had never made storage devices in any significant capacity--USB drives don't count....

AMD Releases R700 Instruction Set



From Tom's Hardware: Along with outlining the R700 ISA, AMD's loaded document also defines the instructions and formats accessible to the programmers and compilers, covering the RV710 (Radeon 4350/4550) on through to the upcoming RV790 (Radeon 4890). However, it isn't for the...

Google Looks for New Employees Amid Layoffs



From DailyTech: Last week, Google announced it would be shedding about 200 workers from its marketing and sales pool. The reason cited for cutting the jobs was that the positions overlapped with other jobs within the company and created a burden on decision making.

This wasn't...

Microsoft closing the book on Encarta



From CNET News.com: Microsoft has quietly confirmed that it is getting out of the encyclopedia business, ending its long-standing Encarta product.

As noted by Ars Technica, the software maker says it will discontinue all its online Encarta products by October, with the...

Microsoft drops plan to charge for WinMo updates



From CNET News.com: Microsoft has backed off plans to charge Windows Mobile developers $99 for submitting even minor updates to their applications.

Last week, Microsoft said that unless developers submitted updates to their applications within 7 days of their release, the...

Nvidia Threats It Could Ban Larrabee from Entering the Market



From X-bit Labs: Nvidia Corp. claims that it could terminate its cross-licensing agreement with Intel Corp., which would prevent the latter from launching its first discrete graphics processor in ten years. Besides, claims Nvidia, Intel utilizes Nvidia’s intellectual property in...

Google Expands Free Music Downloads in China



From InfoWorld: Google has expanded the free music downloads it offers in China to include songs by artists from each of the big four U.S. record labels, an addition that could help it win users from dominant Chinese search engine Baidu.

Google launched its free music download...
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