Analyst: Chip sales to recover in second half



From CNET News.com: On the back of Intel's better-than-expected financials, an iSuppli analyst said Monday that chip inventories will recover, driving up sales in the second half of the year.

Following positive financial guidance from Intel and other chipmakers, global semiconductor revenue...

Facebook Reportedly Violates Canadian Privacy Law



From DailyTech: Facebook is under fire because of its privacy settings, with Canadian officials criticizing the No. 1 social networking site, demanding changes to how the site operates for Canadian users.

The Canadian privacy commission believes the social networking site offers "confusing...

RIAA Spokesperson Declares DRM Dead



From DailyTech: The RIAA is one of the most controversial corporate organizations in America. It has carried out a prolific lawsuit campaign against file sharers, including its record $1.92M USD judgment against Jammie Thomas-Rasset. It has also taken other less high-profile, but equally...

Microsoft ships major update for Mac Office 2008



From InfoWorld: Microsoft today updated Office 2008 for Mac to SP2 (Service Pack 2), adding a tool that beefs up access to documents stored on enterprise SharePoint servers and Microsoft's free Office Live Workspace service.

Office 2008 SP2 is the first major update to the suite since May...

Microsoft releases code for Linux drivers



From InfoWorld: Microsoft, which has been at odds with the Linux community over the years because of intellectual property issues, said on Monday it has released 20,000 lines of device driver code to the Linux kernel community.

Available for inclusion in the Linux tree, the code includes...

Intel cuts desktop chip prices



From CNET News.com: Intel reduced prices on desktop processors late Sunday, with a many of the cuts coming on quad-core processors. The price moves come just before Advanced Micro Devices' planned earnings announcement on Tuesday.

Intel's Core 2 Quad processors saw a heavy concentration of...

GeCube Rumoured to Exit Graphics Cards Business



From X-bit Labs: GeCube, one of well-known suppliers of graphics boards, has reportedly sold its graphics cards business and will concentrate on other products. Separately, Gigabyte Technology, another leading maker of mainboards and graphics cards, sold its stake in the supplier.

Gigabyte...

EMC acquires majority stake in Data Domain



From InfoWorld: EMC has officially acquired majority ownership of storage vendor Data Domain after a bidding war with NetApp.

After an initial stock purchase offering period ended Friday, EMC acquired 78.2 percent of the outstanding Data Domain shares, in addition to the 3.9 percent of...

Apple, Others Sued for Touchpad Patent Infringement



From PC World: It's been a while since we've gone under the gavel, so we bring you back with this installment of yet another patent infringment dispute. A company named Tsera, LLC has filed a suit in Texas Eastern District Court alleging that more than 20 companies, among them Microsoft...
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