Microsoft unveils Windows Mobile 6.5

From InfoWorld: Microsoft unveiled its Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system Monday on what are being called "Windows phones" that focus on touch-friendly features and quicker navigation, acknowledging the influence of the iPhone. The phones should ship as early as July.

Facebook's Zuckerberg Calms Privacy Fears Over TOS Change

From PC World: Who owns and controls your Facebook information? This has been a question many have debated over the weekend, but Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, finally gave us the answer (almost) yesterday.

Sirius XM agrees to $530 million Liberty Media stake

From PC World: Troubled satellite radio company Sirius XM announced Tuesday, following reports, that it will accept an investment from cable giant Liberty Media.

The investment, which will save Sirius XM from bankruptcy, will take the form of $530 million in loans in exchange for an equity stake on Liberty's behalf.

TI escalates ARM (chip) race

From CNET Texas Instruments sent out a little reminder on Monday that it won't be a cakewalk into the smartphone market for newcomers Intel and Nvidia.

Facebook's TOS Changes Anger Some Users

From DailyTech: The previous Facebook terms of service (TOS) stated that if a user closed his or her Facebook account, rights to original content posted on the profile would eventually expire. The recent TOS changes, however, give Facebook the ability to use uploaded content any way they see fit through an unending and irrevocable license.

Bloggers and Twitter users discovered the new TOS earlier this morning and a mini-uproar has taken place by a number of Facebook users.

VisionTek Claims to be Largest North American ATI Radeon Channel Supplier

From X-bit Labs: VisionTek Products, a leading supplier of graphics cards, PC/TV tuners and PC accessories, said on Friday that it became the No. 1 North American channel partner for ATI, graphics products group of Advanced Micro Devices, in 2008. The company said that in 2008 it managed to boost its shipments to the levels higher compared to other suppliers of ATI Radeon-based graphics boards.

Update: Google opens Android store to paid apps

From InfoWorld: evelopers of Android applications finally will be able to charge consumers for them, ending a few months of free Android downloads and potentially making Google's mobile platform more attractive to developers.

HTC Unveils Updated IPhone 3G Rival and Touch Pro2

From PC World: High Tech Computer (HTC), the largest maker of handsets that run Microsoft Windows Mobile software, unveiled updates to two of its most popular smartphones ever on Monday, the HTC Touch Diamond2 and HTC Touch Pro2 handsets.

Sony Ericsson unveils new strategy

From CNET Sony Ericsson has been hit hard by the global recession, but the company says it has a new strategy focused on services and entertainment that it hopes will get it back on track.

On Sunday evening here on the eve of GSMA's Mobile World Congress, the cell phone maker, which is a joint venture between consumer electronics maker Sony and telecom equipment maker Ericsson, unveiled a new strategy that it says fuses "communication and entertainment."

Flash 10 coming to most smartphones in 2010

From CNET A full-fledged version of the Adobe Flash player is coming soon to a whole slew of smartphones. Unfortunately, Apple's iPhone isn't one of them.


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