Google adds ads to Picasa photo site



From CNET News.com: Google has begun showing ads on search results at its Picasa site for sharing photos, part of its gradual expansion of advertising across its numerous Web properties.

Pages for photos and galleries doesn't show ads, but search results do for some people...

Nvidia cites chip fix payments, nixes large event



From CNET News.com: Nvidia paid out $43.6 million to cover costs associated with graphics chip defects in its 2009 fiscal year, and in a separate development, a spokesman said Monday the company has no plans this year to hold the large-scale Nvision conference that it hosted...

Mozilla says next Firefox likely months away



From CNET News.com: Mozilla had planned to release its new "Shiretoko" version of Firefox in early 2009, but with the scale of changes made to the open-source browser, a date halfway through the year now looks more realistic.

After releasing Firefox 3.1 beta 3 last week, the...

Cisco's virtualization push could benefit consumers



From CNET News.com: At first glance Cisco Systems' latest announcement that it's entering the server market seems like another boring corporate IT announcement, but take a closer look. The company's long-term vision of a "virtualized" data center could eventually revolutionize...

Ex-Google, Yahoo staffers release Hadoop distribution



From InfoWorld: A startup called Cloudera on Monday publicly released its distribution of the open-source Hadoop distributed computing framework, hoping to sell enterprise users on the system employed by Google, Yahoo, and others to process large data sets.

Cloudera, which...

Judge Kills Broadcom Patent Lawsuit Against Qualcomm



From PC World: A U.S. judge has dismissed a patent lawsuit brought by chip maker Broadcom against rival Qualcomm, saying the company didn't identify specific patents it was suing over.

Judge William Hayes of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California...

Cisco serves up Unified Computing push



From CNET News.com: As was widely expected, Cisco Systems on Monday unveiled its Unified Computing effort, including the company's move to offer its own server hardware.

The networking titan's Unified Computing System targets data centers, facilities where enterprises locate...

Qimonda Cuts Production at Dresden Facility



From DailyTech: DRAM manufactures are finding that they are having a doubly hard time in the current global economy. Not only is the demand for DRAM down because of reduced consumer spending, but there is also an oversupply of DRAM on the market forcing prices down.

The...
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