More questions than answers on Google Books

From CNET Google's Dan Clancy had patiently answered question after question regarding Google's' Book Search settlement with publishers and authors until late in the afternoon Friday, when he was finally left speechless.

Facebook Changes Privacy Settings to Meet Canadian Requirements

From DailyTech: Facebook first burst onto the social networking scene in 2007 as the underdog to category behemoth MySpace. In the years since its launch, Facebook has gone on to become larger than MySpace in the number of users it boasts.

Cloud Computing's Future Remains Murky

From DailyTech: A recent DailyTech poll of IT professionals indicates that more than a third have already implemented virtualization technology broadly in their organizations, but their attitudes toward cloud computing ranged from uncertainty to downright skepticism.

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Fujitsu to Outsource Production of 28nm Chips to TSMC

From X-bit Labs: Fujitsu Microelectronics and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company on Thursday formally extended their agreement over joint co-development of process technologies to 28nm node. As a result, chips developed by Fujitsu Microelectronics will be made at TSMC’s fabs in Taiwan. In addition, the two companies will share some of their know-how technologies.

Dell, HP back Microsoft in Word legal battle

From InfoWorld: Dell and Hewlett-Packard, the world's two largest computer makers, have sided with Microsoft in its appeal of a ban that would block Word sales in the U.S.

The two companies warned that the injunction would ripple through the PC ecosystem, and that without more time to test any Microsoft tweaks, users might lose data.

Wyse offers desktop virtualization for the iPhone

From InfoWorld: IPhone and iPod touch devotees can now access their PCs or virtual desktops remotely using PocketCloud from Wyse, released Thursday.

Because of the iPhone's small screen size, compared to a standard PC display, intuitive navigation is key. The PocketCloud user interface supports standard iPhone gestures, which, for example, make it possible to zoom in closer at a part of the screen or move around on the display.

Apple Posts List of Software Incompatible With Snow Leopard

From PC World: Snow Leopard day is finally here, and forecasts call for the deluge of application compatibility updates to continue throughout the day. However, there are some specific programs that are currently incompatible with Snow Leopard--so incompatible, in fact, that 10.6's installer will move them into a folder called Incompatible Software on your hardware.

Intel boosts outlook for third quarter

From CNET Intel on Friday raised its guidance for third-quarter revenue, citing stronger-than-expected demand for microprocessors and chipsets.

Revenue is now expected to be $8.8 billion to $9.2 billion, compared to the previous guidance of $8.1 billion to $8.9 billion. Analysts had been expecting $8.55 billion in revenue. The company also said it expects gross margins to be in the upper half of the previous range of 51 percent to 55 percent.

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