Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Carl Icahn has put in writing the wrath he expressed to a newspaper Tuesday regarding unsealed court documents that allege Yahoo leaders failed to protect shareholders' best interests by actively trying to sabotage Microsoft's acquisition bid. ...continue reading 'Icahn fires off scathing letter to Yahoo directors'
Toshiba on Wednesday introduced laptops powered by the new Puma-based processors recently announced by Advanced Micro Devices. ...continue reading 'Toshiba launches first laptops with new AMD chips'
Microsoft received a mixed ruling in the latest round of lawsuits between it and Alcatel-Lucent. ...continue reading 'Microsoft Microsoft gets mixed ruling in latest Alcatel-Lucent case'
As startups and established players strive to develop Google-killer search technology, conceptual differences in their approaches make for interesting discussion. ...continue reading 'Jimmy Wales unimpressed with Powerset's Wikipedia search'
Verizon Wireless is considering an acquisition of wireless provider Alltel Corp. in a deal that would be valued at about $27 billion, according to a Wall Street Journal report late Wednesday. ...continue reading 'Report: Verizon Wireless eyes Alltel purchase'
Microsoft plans to add to the next version of its developer suite for teams the ability to visually model the architecture of an application and validate it against application code, the company said at TechEd this week. ...continue reading 'Microsoft to aid developer teams with modeling'
Yahoo will hold its annual shareholder meeting on Aug. 1, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. ...continue reading 'Yahoo will hold annual shareholder meeting on Aug. 1'
Europe's highest court will hear a trademark infringement suit concerning Google's keyword advertising system, a case that ventures into an untested area of law that could impact the company's lucrative ad revenue. ...continue reading 'Google, Louis Vuitton face off in trademark spat'
In a bid to remove hard drives from servers, Sun on Tuesday announced that it will offer solid-state drives (SSDs) later this year as a replacement for spinning disk drives. ...continue reading 'Sun aims to flood servers with solid-state drives'
Microsoft Tuesday confirmed that Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) omits a critical security update issued by the company in November 2006. ...continue reading 'Windows XP SP3 omits critical security update'
Yahoo opened up on Wednesday the application programming interface (API) to its Address Book service, so that external developers can build applications that use Yahoo members' lists of contacts. ...continue reading 'Yahoo releases Address Book API'
Customers of a number of leading CRM (customer relationship management) systems will be able to import large sets of company contact data at no charge through a service from data provider Jigsaw. ...continue reading 'CRM systems to get free company contact data'
Craigslist often relies on very simple mechanisms and the kindness of honest users to combat fraud on its pages, the site's founder said on Wednesday. ...continue reading 'Simplicity, shame work best in securing Craigslist'