Sun pushes SSDs in servers to reduce costs, improve performance



From InfoWorld: Sun has laid out more of its plans for using solid-state drives in its servers, which it says will help customers to reduce energy costs and improve application performance in the datacenter.

The company is offering SSDs that customers can slide into their...

Nokia Accelerates Music Push With Services and Phones



From PC World: Nokia plans to launch its Comes With Music service and open Nokia Music Stores in more countries in the coming months, it said on Wednesday. The company also showed two new XpressMusic phones.

Comes With Music packages mobile phones with a year or 18 months of...

Microsoft: Azure not pie in the sky



From CNET News.com: The software maker unveiled Windows Azure at its Professional Developers Conference in October. Since then, the company has said that pieces of Azure will be ready in final form by the end of the year, but the company has been rather quiet about how Azure is...

NVIDIA Offers Startups a $5M Helping Hand



From DailyTech: New companies looking to get started in the technology industry today are finding that venture capital (VC) funds are harder to come by than they were only six months ago thanks to the worsening economy. That means that some new startups that need VC to launch won...

More Efficient CPUs from Intel Coming this Year



From Tom's Hardware: According to Intel marketing director Karen Regis, 37 percent of the installed PC base is over three years old, and 38 percent of that base is in the desktop category. Regis says this keeps a lot of PC users in the dark regarding high-quality media...

Nvidia Drops GeForce GTX 260 Pricing



From X-bit Labs: In a bid to not let ATI, graphics products group of Advanced Micro Devices, to gain market share in performance-mainstream market segment, Nvidia Corp. has reduced the recommended pricing of its GeForce GTX 260 core 216 to $199 in order to compete against ATI...

Mozilla bumps up Firefox 3.1 to 3.5



From InfoWorld: "As recently proposed, the version number of the Shiretoko project will be changed to Firefox 3.5 before the upcoming fourth beta release," said Mike Beltzner, Mozilla's director of Firefox, in a brief entry to the company's developer blog.

The name change...

iPhone developers unable to renew contracts



From CNET New.com: Apple developers are having a tough time renewing their iPhone development licenses, according to reports.

AppleInsider reported last week that as the one-year contracts signed by iPhone developers begin to expire, developers are starting to wonder if they...
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