Ex-Google, Yahoo staffers release Hadoop distribution

From InfoWorld: A startup called Cloudera on Monday publicly released its distribution of the open-source Hadoop distributed computing framework, hoping to sell enterprise users on the system employed by Google, Yahoo, and others to process large data sets.

Cloudera, which was launched by former Google, Yahoo, Oracle, and Facebook employees last year, has been providing its initial customers with support for Hadoop.

Judge Kills Broadcom Patent Lawsuit Against Qualcomm

From PC World: A U.S. judge has dismissed a patent lawsuit brought by chip maker Broadcom against rival Qualcomm, saying the company didn't identify specific patents it was suing over.

Judge William Hayes of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California dismissed the Broadcom complaint last Thursday. The judgment was made available late Friday.

Cisco serves up Unified Computing push

From CNET News.com: As was widely expected, Cisco Systems on Monday unveiled its Unified Computing effort, including the company's move to offer its own server hardware.

Qimonda Cuts Production at Dresden Facility

From DailyTech: DRAM manufactures are finding that they are having a doubly hard time in the current global economy. Not only is the demand for DRAM down because of reduced consumer spending, but there is also an oversupply of DRAM on the market forcing prices down.

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Futuremark to Measure Performance of Internet Browsers

From X-bit Labs: Futuremark, a leading creator of benchmarks that measure performance of personal computers’ components, on Thursday unveiled Peacekeeper, a free online benchmarking tool for measuring and comparing the performance of common Internet browsers.

Hardware makers get ready for Windows 7

From InfoWorld: New laptop and desktop designs are on tap as PC and hardware makers start tweaking components to take advantage of improved features in Microsoft's upcoming Windows 7 OS.

Lost Xbox 360 Worth $1,000,000?

From PC World: Just how much is a lost Xbox 360 worth? Could it be $83,333 per week? $11,111 per day? $463 per hour? Make that $1 million total, or how much either an extraordinarily irate or incredibly enterprising Yale film major is suing US Airways for, after someone with the airline allegedly swiped or lost his Xbox 360 on or around December 17, 2008 during a flight from New Haven to Cincinnati. $1 million is the maximum amount allowable by law.

Google exec named AOL chief

From CNET News.com: Time Warner has named Google's advertising sales guru Tim Armstrong as chairman and chief executive of its troubled AOL unit.

Current AOL Chairman and CEO Randy Falco and President and Chief Operating Officer Ron Grant will leave AOL after a transition period. Armstrong, a senior vice president at Google in charge of sales, will take over the top post at AOL immediately, the company said in a press release.

VIA Unveils New Netbook Media Processor

From DailyTech: VIA has announced a new Media System Processor (MSP) today called the VX855 that offers among its features the ability to decode full 1080p video. VIA says that the processor supports multiple video standards including H.264, MPEG-2/4, DivX and WMV9 and can play the formats in high bit rates in 1080p resolution.

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