Microsoft Offers Live Search Users Cash Rewards



From DailyTech: It’s no secret that Microsoft is a distant third behind Google and floundering competitor Yahoo in the search engine business. With Google constantly expanding its online offerings, Microsoft has turned to tactics that either smack of desperation or perhaps of brilliance...

AMD Plans to Release New “FX” Microprocessors in 2009



From X-bit Labs: Advanced Micro Devices plans to return its premium class FX-series processors to the market sometime in the middle of next year. The question is whether the new central processing units (CPUs) will truly be capable of successfully competing against rivals.

AMD Athlon 64 FX...

Google adds YouTube-like service to Apps suite



From InfoWorld: Google has added a video sharing component to its Apps Premier suite of hosted communication and collaboration software, betting that companies will find it useful for a variety of workplace uses.

The Google Video service was due to debut in Apps Premier on Tuesday, allowing...

Nokia Comes With Music Comes to Market at Last



From PC World: Consumers in the U.K. will be the first to try Nokia's Comes With Music on the 5310 XpressMusic phone, Nokia announced on Tuesday.

The phone is expected to ship next month. The service, announced last December, packages mobile phones with a year of unlimited access to tracks...

Mozilla CEO: Chrome was inevitable



From CNET News.com: Mozilla CEO John Lilly on Tuesday waxed philosophical about the release of Google's new Web browser, Chrome, despite it signaling an attempt by the search giant--and Mozilla's major financier--to become its biggest competitor.

"It should come as no real surprise that...

Sony to Launch PSP-3000 on October 16 in Japan



From DailyTech: Sony Corp will launch the PSP-3000 in Japan on October 16 according to Japanese game site Famitsu. The new model of the PlayStation Portable will sell for 19,800 yen ($182), the same price as the current PSP model.

The redesigned PSP’s distinguishing features are a brighter...

Intel lists new low-cost processors



From CNET News.com: Intel updated its processor pricing list with low-cost quad-core and Core 2 Duo desktop processors. A new Celeron D model was also listed.

Intel lists the Q8200 at $224, one of the least expensive quad-core chips that the company now offers. The venerable Q6600 is the only...

Microsoft Looks to Build One-stop Mobile Apps Market



From PC World: Microsoft is preparing to launch in the next few months a Web site called Skymarket to sell Windows Mobile OS applications, a job advertisement suggests.

The clue to the launch is a job advertisement spotted by blogger Long Zheng. Microsoft is looking for a senior product...

Hyundai booth raided at German tech fair



From CNET News.com: The Hyundai IT booth at the IFA electronics fair in Berlin got some unwanted visitors on Saturday: German customs police.

Police seized flat-screen TVs from the South Korean company's booth as visitors watched, according to Reuters. The raid followed Thursday's German...

Global semi sales up 2.8% in July



From EETimes: Sales of semiconductors in Europe in July grew by 0.7 percent to reach $3.39 bn according to the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization, up 3.3 percent on the corresponding period last year. On a year to date basis, sales increased by 1.6 percent against the same...
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