Microsoft Zune HD, Zune Cell Phone May Be Coming

From X-bit Labs: Microsoft Corp. may be preparing a rather significant launch of new Zune multimedia devices. The timeline is rather suitable for big product launches as during holidays a lot of people make more impulsive purchases. Currently there are rumours about portable digital media player...

Intel ships samples of Westmere PC chips

From InfoWorld: Intel's new Westmere microprocessors are being sampled by PC makers and will ship in volume later this year, the company's CEO said Tuesday.

The chips have shipped to about 30 laptop and desktop PC makers for testing, said Paul Otellini, Intel's CEO, during an earnings conference...

AT&T Wants to Keep iPhone Exclusivity Until 2011

From PC World: AT&T wants to remain the exclusive U.S. iPhone provider until 2011 and is pressuring Apple to extend their business arrangement that is set to expire in 2010, according to reports. Apple is tight-lipped about the talks and only will comment it has "a great relationship with AT&T,"...

Broader Office 14 testing coming by fall

From CNET News.com: Microsoft said this week that it will start widespread testing of the next version of the Office suite sometime in the third quarter, in preparation for a final launch of the product in the first half of next year.

The product, which has been code-named Office 14, will be...

Report: Microsoft, Yahoo talking again

From InfoWorld: Microsoft and Yahoo have begun talking again and this time the focus is on search and advertising deals and not acquisition, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.

The talks come as little surprise because Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has said repeatedly as of late that...

Intel Tweaks Atom Netbook Designs for China

From PC World: Intel is expanding its cooperation with small Chinese PC makers as it offers partners netbook designs tweaked for niche customers in China.

The designs are part of a program targeting small PC manufacturers that aims to tap new markets for Intel's Atom microprocessor in netbooks...

Red Hat Connects Its Distributor SYNNEX With ISVs

From PC World: Red Hat is helping nine of its open-source ISV (independent software vendor) partners get broader distribution for their products in North America through a partnership with one of its major distributors, SYNNEX.

Through an arrangement called the Open Source Channel Alliance, Red...

Amazon 'adult' book fail: Internal error or Internet troll?

From CNET News.com: Amazon got blasted by gay rights groups this weekend after gay and lesbian book titles were delisted from its site. Was it an internal glitch, as Amazon claims, or is an Internet troll with a vendetta responsible?

Amazon spokeswoman Patty Smith told CNET News on Monday that...

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