Microsoft Retail Stores a Risky Proposition



From PC World: Microsoft's decision to open retail stores is a calculated risk that will likely prove a more challenging endeavor than Apple's move into retail eight years ago.

Microsoft said quietly last week it would open a chain of retail stores, framing the news in an...

HP earnings dip nearly 10%, will cut salaries



From CNET News.com: Hewlett-Packard is facing the reality of the recession, and finally slipped up on its earnings.

For the fiscal first quarter, the PC maker earned a profit of $1.9 billion, or 75 cents per share. That's down 9.5 percent from a profit of $2.1 billion, or 80...

Nehalem servers to anchor Intel cloud computing



From CNET News.com: New "Nehalem" servers will anchor Intel's renewed push into cloud computing, as the chipmaker focuses on mega data centers with hundreds of thousands of servers.

Intel's cloud-computing efforts this year will be centered on a new server that uses upcoming...

Facebook backs down on privacy terms



From CNET News.com: Facing a federal complaint from a leading privacy advocacy organization and a revolt of tens of thousands of its users, Facebook on Tuesday night backed down from what many have seen as an onerous privacy policy.

The policy had seemed to grant Facebook...

Shuttle's New Flagship SX58H7 HTPC



From Tom's Hardware: The new Shuttle SX58H7 features Intel's X58 chipset and is capable of running both ATI CrossFire or Nvidia SLI. Some other interesting features of this new mini-beast is that the power supply unit (PSU) has an 80PLUS Bronze certification with high...

Intel to Bundle Solid State Drives with Latest Microprocessors



From X-bit Labs: In a bid to popularize sales of solid-state drives, Intel Corp. has reportedly started to bundle its SSDs with its latest Intel Core i7 central processing units. Since both products are targeted at performance-demanding enthusiasts, such bundles make a great...

Early Mozilla mobile browser has 'showstopper' flaw



From InfoWorld: Early adopters who downloaded the application after it was announced Feb. 10 found it essentially doesn't work. "The bad news is the browser is basically useless for many people," Mark Finkle, a Fennec developer, wrote in a blog post describing the problem....

Nokia Siemens Sells Music2You to IMImobile



From PC World: Nokia Siemens Networks has sold its Music2You (M2Y) music download and subscription service to IMImobile, an Indian mobile technology developer, the companies said Wednesday.

IMImobile, of Hyderabad, said it is seeking to expand its services in Europe. Under...
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