26 July 2011

RadioShack 2Q Net Falls 53%; Lands Verizon Pact

RadioShack 2Q Net Falls 53%; Lands Verizon Pact
Wall Street Journal
By Melissa Korn Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES RadioShack Corp.'s (RSH) second-quarter earnings slid 53% on a drop in sales at its US consumer electronics stores, but the company's stock jumped early Tuesday on news it would partner with Verizon Wireless ...
Why Mozilla's Boot to Gecko May Already Be Doomed
PC Magazine
By Sascha Segan Mozilla is at it again. You can't blame it; the once-powerful open-source consortium is irrelevant in mobile, and the Mozilla crew are, after all, the good guys. Google may once have said "don't be evil," but Mozilla puts its nonprofit ...
Survey: Video Dominates Mobile Traffic
PCWorld
By Stephen Lawson, IDG News Video streaming made up 39 percent of all mobile data traffic worldwide in the first half of this year, and YouTube accounted for a majority of that video traffic, according to a survey by traffic management vendor Allot ...
Five Things I Learned At MySpace That Could Help Google+
Washington Post
By TechCrunch.com, Editor's note: This guest post is written by Tom Anderson, the former President, founder and first friend on MySpace. You can now find Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ This is just a guess, but I'd bet money that Vic Gundotra ...
Juniper Networks' Sales Fall Short of Analysts' Estimates; Shares Decline
Bloomberg
By Brian Womack - Tue Jul 26 20:22:22 GMT 2011 Juniper Networks Inc. (JNPR), the second- largest maker of Internet networking equipment, reported quarterly sales and profit that fell short of analysts' estimates as some customers postponed buying gear. ...
Recommended: Facebook's 'tweaked' photo changes are no big deal
msnbc.com
Facebook, iPhone, Twitter and Wii. Technology evolves at the speed of light. Msnbc.com's tech reporters and editors look at the gadgets, games and innovations changing our world. Facebook knows who your friends are. Also, what they look like. ...
Google General Counsel Says Patents Are 'Gumming Up' Innovation
Bloomberg
By Susan Decker - Tue Jul 26 17:36:42 GMT 2011 Google's Android software is now the most widely used mobile operating system, with 38.9 percent of the worldwide smartphone market, compared with 18.2 percent for Apple's iPhone, according to research ...
Can you bring a goat into an Apple retail store?
CNET
by Josh Lowensohn If you wanted to get your Apple gadget fixed, would Apple let you bring your goat in to keep you company while you waited for a spot at the Genius Bar? Comedian Mark Malkoff--who attempted to visit 171 Starbucks locations in Manhattan ...
Which is Verizon's first LTE tablet? (Hint: not Xoom)
Reuters
By Kevin C. Tofel at GigaOm Verizon is launching an LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Honeycomb tablet on July 28, available in two configurations. The 16 GB model will cost $529.99, and a 32 GB version adds $100 to that. Both models are priced with ...
HTC wants to cut a deal with Apple
TG Daily
HTC has changed their stance in their patent war against Apple. It seems that HTC now wants to avoid a drawn out court battle with the litigious industry giant. According to Apple Insider, an executive with HTC has said that his company isn't above ...
Zynga Expands to China, Sans Facebook
ABC News
Zynga, the company behind popular Facebook games like "CityVille," is taking that game to China. Since Facebook is blocked in the country, it's partnering instead with local Internet portal Tencent. Zynga Inc. said late Monday night that it launched ...
China Sets Another Deep-Diving Record
Our Amazing Planet
By OurAmazingPlanet Staff The Chinese have completed the deepest dive in the country's history today, sending a manned submersible 16591 feet (5057 meters) down into the Pacific Ocean. During a six-hour dive aboard the Jiaolong, a vessel named for a...
State of the 'Net 2011: earthquakes, revolutions, scrap metal snafus
Ars Technica
By Matthew Lasar | Published July 26, 2011 3:42 PM The latest Akamai State of the Internet report is out, with its voluminous data about global Internet speeds, attack traffic, and IPv4/v6 usage in the first quarter of 2011. What the Internet server ...
Beyond Cat Videos: Online Video Watching Jumps
PC Magazine
If you've watched an online video lately, you're not alone. Approximately 71 percent of Internet users have used a video-sharing Web site like YouTube or Vimeo, up from 66 percent last year, according to a recent report from the Pew Internet & American ...
China Intensifies Internet Censorship Drive, Sets Up Web Monitoring
ITProPortal
Officials in China warned businesses in the capital city to install web surveillance technology to monitor their traffic or they may have to face hefty fine or closure. According to British daily The Telegraph, the regulatory body of China has ordered ...
Volunteers Wanted to Transcribe 'Lost Gospels'
Fox News
A screenshot of www.ancientlives.org, where volunteers are being sought to search through a treasure trove of ancient manuscripts. OXFORD, England – Thousands of volunteers are needed to help transcribe two million segments of ancient Greek writings in ...
From Dust Review
Ve3d.com
by Keza MacDonald God games are usually all about power. They give you omnipotence and the choice to do with it what you will – be good or evil, vengeful or merciful, kind or cruel. They give you power over your worshippers, the ability to command, ...
Kit steals Mac login passwords through FireWire port
Register
A California software maker has released a program that quickly recovers login passwords from Macs, even when running Apple's completely overhauled OS X Lion, that have been locked, put into sleep mode, or have FileVault disk encryption turned on. ...
Apple's Future Keyboards: No Keys?
PC Magazine
By Leslie Horn Apple's keyboard of the future might not have keys at all, according to a patent discovered by Patently Apple that was originally filed by a team of Apple inventors in the first quarter of 2010. Housed in a case made from glass, metal, ...
Microsoft announces new Xbox accessories for the holidays
BetaNews
By Ed Oswald | Published July 26, 2011, 3:34 PM Microsoft debuted two new accessories Tuesday that will be ready for the important holiday shopping season. A wireless headset with Bluetooth capabilities along with a new media remote are expected, ...
Fake Apple Stores in China Sign of Heavy Demand for iPhone, iPad
eWeek
China has always been known for counterfeiting high-end luxury brands. But not content to pirate software or copy phones, entrepreneurs have now cloned the entire Apple Store. Chinese officials closed two unauthorized Apple stores for operating without ...
Netflix to offer Facebook integration (outside U.S.)
CNET (blog)
by Lance Whitney Those who are both Facebook members and Netflix subscribers will soon be able to tie their two identities together in certain ways, but only if they live in Canada or Latin America. In announcing its second-quarter earnings yesterday ...
Battlefield 3 To Be Scaled Down For Consoles
GamerCenterOnline
By Kemuel Stewart July 26, 2011 Post a comment\ In a recent interview with GameZone, DICE studio head Patrick Bach discussed transferring Battlefield 3 onto console. Bach said that the biggest difference between the PC and consoles version are ...

Dell wants to make OpenStack as easy as 1-2-3
Reuters
By Derrick Harris at GigaOm On Tuesday Dell announced a reference architecture, open-source software and services offering designed to make deploying an OpenStack-based cloud as easy as following directions. Called the Dell OpenStack Cloud solution,...
Humble Indie Bundle 3 kicks off with Cogs, VVVVVV and more
TechSpot
By Matthew DeCarlo, TechSpot.com The third Humble Indie Bundle is officially underway (fourth if you count the Frozenbyte-specific event), allowing you to buy a pack of casual games for dramatically less than their usual retail price while ...
How to Stop Cybercrooks: Take Their Pals to Court
Wired News
By Noah Shachtman The best way to stop the tide of global cybercrime may be to sue the pants off of the hosting companies and Internet Service Providers Online that are backing the crooks. No one knows exactly how big the cybercrime underground is. ...
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Technology Is The New Smoking. Alexia Tsotsis. posted 21 hours ago. Comments. View Author Page I'm on twitter. Alexia Tsotsis currently works for TechCrunch as a writer. She is also a blogger who attended the University of Southern ...
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Eurozine - Technology's false imperative - Pirjo Hiidenmaa Why ...
By Pirjo Hiidenmaa
Literature existed before the invention of the printing press and will not be eliminated by changes of platform or technology. Once humanity entered the world of written communication there was no way back. The enhancement of common ...
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