Asus Sold 4.9 Million Eee PC Netbooks Last Year



From PC World: Asustek Computer (Asus) said Thursday that it sold 4.9 million of the devices last year, a figure that rival Acer believes it can best.

Asus, which pioneered the netbook market with its line of Eee PCs, missed its target of 5 million Eee PCs because of a sharp...

Asus Plans to Reduce Variety of Eee PC Netbooks



From PC World: Asustek Computer (Asus) plans to offer fewer versions of its Eee PC netbooks this year to avoid confusion and lower production costs, executives said Thursday.

The company, which pioneered the netbook phenomenon with the Eee PC, put out over 20 different...

Microsoft nabs another Yahoo exec



From CNET News.com: Microsoft is continuing its one-employee-at-a-time acquisition of Yahoo.

The software maker confirmed late Wednesday that it has hired Larry Heck, a Yahoo vice president.

Microsoft said that Heck will start in a few weeks and report to Satya Nadella...

Verizon Loses Lawsuit While Competitors Cheer



From DailyTech: Verizon is no longer allowed to use proprietary information from its rivals to persuade phone owners to switch from Verizon's competitors, a U.S. appeals court ruled.

Verizon tried to defend itself by saying it should be allowed to undercut competition by...

Samsung's Wireless USB Chips Coming to Phones, Cameras



From DailyTech: Samsung has created a new wireless universal serial bus (W-USB) System-On-Chip (SoC) which promises to allow mobile devices such as phones camera and laptops to connect to each other or other devices through an interface that is virtually identical to a cabled...

Blu-ray Price Drop: Studios Slash Movie Prices



From CNET News.com: Could Hollywood finally be getting the message and lowering the prices of Blu-ray movie titles? We hope so. An insightful report by Josh Dreuth at Blu-ray.com discusses the sudden price drop for Blu-ray titles, which critics have long griped were too steep...

Facebook friends don't ask friends for money



From CNET News.com: A relatively new Facebook scam has been surfacing in which a user's account is hacked and then used to send messages of alarm to get the user's friends to send money.

Hacking into Web accounts and stealing passwords aren't new. But combining those...

Authors to Google Book Search: Pay up!



From CNET News.com: Authors and publishers of tens of thousands of out-of-print books have submitted claims for compensation from Google Book Search as called for in a settlement agreement to a copyright lawsuit, a lawyer in the case said on Wednesday.

Under a $125 million...

Windows 7 buzz may stall Vista



From CNET News.com: The positive buzz for Windows 7 is creating an interesting challenge for Microsoft: It appears to be making it tougher to get businesses to move to Windows Vista.

And it's not like there has been a mad rush on that front to begin with.

Gartner did a...

Nvidia Revenue Drops 60 Percent in Q4



From Tom's Hardware: As with the rest of the computer chip industry, Nvidia saw a significant decrease in business in the fourth quarter. It reported revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009 was $481.1 million, which represents a decrease of 60 percent from the $1.2...
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