Yahoo Launches Long-awaited Display Ad Platform

From PC World: Yahoo rolled out part of a new advertising platform on Wednesday that's intended to streamline how digital ads are bought and placed across the Web.

The platform, APT, has been under development for at least two years. APT has been one of Yahoo's big projects undertaken to improve its mediocre financial performance and grab a larger slice of rising Internet advertising revenue.

EA hit with class action suit over 'Spore'

From CNET Electronic Arts may have attempted to appease angry customers by amending its digital rights management policy on Spore, but the company's DRM troubles aren't over yet.

Sony Implements Restrictive DRM for PlayStation Network Video Service

From DailyTech: According to an Ars Technica article, PlayStation 3 owners who download video through the PlayStation Network Video Store are allowed one official download, and if necessary, one additional download after contacting customer service. The files cannot be backed up and moved to another hard drive or copied onto a CD or DVD.

Thermaltake's Combines PC Case With Fridge

Toshiba Still Has No Intention of Adopting Blu-Ray

From X-bit Labs: Even though Holiday sales season is near and it is highly likely that without ongoing format war the survived Blu-ray disc format is likely to enjoy relative success, Toshiba Corp., which used to back competing HD DVD format, has no plans to offer Bu-ray disc (BD) player despite of the fact that it has all the technologies at hand.

New Android Phone May Take Six Months to Translate

From PC World: The Android handset unveiled by T-Mobile, Google and High Tech Computer (HTC) in New York on Tuesday is only available in English, but will be available in most other languages within the next six months, an indication of how long it will take to reach new markets.

The device, called the G1 by T-Mobile but named the "Dream" by HTC, will first be available in the U.S. on Oct. 22 for US$179. The U.K. launch will follow in early November.

Sony Ericsson announces PlayNow music service

From CNET Mobile phone company Sony Ericsson announced Tuesday that it will launch a new music service called PlayNow Plus, which will feature unlimited music downloads.

As first reported by CNET News, the new service will be powered by British music-download firm Omnifone, and will feature music from all four of the largest recording labels, the company said in a press release.

Photoshop CS4 Will Use GPU Power

From DailyTech: GPU makers have been busy convincing consumers that the GPU is able to do more than just visually enhance video games. NVIDIA announced its CUDA architecture that allows all sorts of applications to run on the GPU rather than the CPU. Performance for things like video rendering and computation are much faster when using the GPU.

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Microsoft rolls out HPC Server 2008 on Wall Street

From InfoWorld: This may seem like a weird time to go to Wall Street to announce a new operating system, but that's what Microsoft did Monday. At a technology conference in New York, the software vendor formally detailed its Windows HPC Server 2008 software, a high-performance computing version of Windows offering some features that may appeal to bailout-seeking financial services firms.


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