RIAA Loses Retrial Appeal In Thomas Case



From DailyTech: The Jammie Thomas case was a landmark event for the Record Industry Association of America (RIAA) and their pricey legal war against file sharing, marking their first trial to go before a jury for a verdict. The RIAA secured a record $220,000 verdict from the...

Oracle Doubles Resellers In VAD Remarketer Initiative



From CRN More than 1,000 resellers are now transacting deals through Oracle (NSDQ:ORCL)'s VAD Remarketer program, the vendor's initiative to expand sales of Oracle software to SMBs and compete more effectively against Microsoft (NSDQ:MSFT).

Oracle also expanded the portfolio...

Server makers get Goooogled



From EETimes: Elements of Google's most secretive product--its unique PC server design--is beginning to ripple throughout the rest of the industry.

Like many companies with giant Internet data centers, Google uses big clusters of commodity x86 servers. But unlike its...

Intel, Yahoo Technology will Be Inside Many TVs at CES 2009



From DailyTech: People in America and around the world became accustomed to entertainment supported by ads with TV. When the internet came along, people rapidly became accustomed to internet browsing not supported by ads and often reacted harshly when ads were introduced to the...

Intel launches low-cost quad-core mobile chip



From CNET News.com: Intel has launched a low-cost quad-core mobile processor and added more mobile Core 2 Duo processors to its chip lineup, according to an updated price list dated December 28.

Acer was one of the first PC makers to announce a system with the new quad-core...

Microsoft outlines pay-per-use PC vision



From Cnet News.com: U.S. patent application number 20080319910, published on Christmas Day, details Microsoft's vision of a situation where a "standard model" of PC is given away or heavily subsidized by someone in the supply chain. The end user then pays to use the computer...

Microsoft's Windows 7 Beta 1 Leaks



From DailyTech: With Windows 7 scheduled to hit retailers mid-to-late 2009, Microsoft has been working in a frenzy to prepare for its launch. It bumped up the development schedule for Windows Vista's second service pack, airing its beta early this month. Windows 7 itself has...

More details of Sony's new laptop revealed



From InfoWorld: Another day, another Sony laptop specification revealed? At the beginning of this week, Sony New Zealand began a teaser campaign for a new Vaio laptop. That was followed by Sony Japan on Wednesday, which offered a visual clue to the new machine, and Sony U.S. on...

The $99 iPhone Exists, Just Not at Wal-Mart



From PC World: All of the hoopla last week over the possibility of a $99 iPhone at Wal-Mart got the analysts fired up. It was supposed to be 4GB with possible slower speeds and cut features. Maybe it was even going to be "Nano."

$99 iPhones would sell a trillion times more...
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