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Google music service to take on iTunes

Google music service to take on iTunes

By 23 June 2010

There have been further rumblings surrounding Google's plans to create a music download service, something which would certainly create a few ripples around the Web. Clearly those ripples will be directed for the most part at iTunes, especially as the... >>

Acer gearing up to buy Packard Bell?

Acer gearing up to buy Packard Bell?

By 24 July 2007

Reports are suggesting that Taiwanese company Acer is planning to buy Packard Bell. Acer, the fourth biggest PC maker, is currently undergoing rapid expansion plans and is close to completing a strategy to buy European, Netherlands-based Packard Bell,... >>

TomTom moves in to buy Tele Atlas

TomTom moves in to buy Tele Atlas

By 24 July 2007

TomTom, the current number one player in the satnav arena is hoping to earn money from some of its competitors by buying the mapping software company they use. The hardware company has announced that it has put in a bid of £1.2 billion ($2.5bn) for Tele... >>

Nokia announces acquisition of Twango

Nokia announces acquisition of Twango

By 24 July 2007

Nokia and Twango today announced that Nokia has acquired substantially all assets of Twango. Twango provides a media sharing solution for organising and sharing photos, videos and other personal media. By acquiring Twango, Nokia will be able to offer... >>

Microsoft announces new online privacy principles

Microsoft announces new online privacy principles

By 23 July 2007

Following hot on the heels of Google's recent announcement that their PREF cookies will now expire after 2 years, Microsoft has announced an enhanced set of privacy principles for Live Search and online advertising data collection, use and protection.... >>

Google profits down in latest results

Google profits down in latest results

By 20 July 2007

Google showed a kink in its armour today by unveiling profits that weren’t as good as expected, but if you are now suddenly worried about your investment, don’t be, it still managed to make $3.87bn in Q2 in revenue. However profits increased by just... >>

Dell to sell PCs through Carphone Warehouse?

Dell to sell PCs through Carphone Warehouse?

By 20 July 2007

The new AOL and Carphone Warehouse joint promotion that offers a free Dell Inspiron laptop has prompted speculation that the Carphone Warehouse may start selling Dell products. Dell had traditionally always run a "direct only" to business, or consumer,... >>

Facebook buys internet start-up Parakey

Facebook buys internet start-up Parakey

By 20 July 2007

Apparently undeterred by the impending court case next week, Facebook has acquired internet start-up "Parakey" for an undisclosed amount of money. Parakey, founded by the co-creators of Firefox, is a company, in their own words: "seeking to bridge the... >>

Scientists show off wireless electricity

Scientists show off wireless electricity

By 8 June 2007

In an exciting development, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers have managed to power a 60-watt light bulb by sending energy to it wirelessly from 7 feet away. The power was sent from a power-generating appliance that beamed the energy... >>

YouTube and EMI strike music video sharing deal

YouTube and EMI strike music video sharing deal

By 31 May 2007

EMI Music and Google-owned YouTube today announced a landmark agreement which will give YouTube users unprecedented access to official videos and recordings from EMI Music artists, including those featured in user generated content. "With this deal, all... >>


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