Wednesday, March 14, 2007

BenQ's cell phone nightmare continues ... Samsung remakes the Q1 ... MS sues cybersquatters

News: Mobile phone nightmare not over yet for BenQ
News: After one year, Samsung remakes the Q1
News: Intel may face hurdle on China factory: TSMC chairman
News: Microsoft files lawsuits against cybersquatters
Windows Tip: Managing Windows Firewall in Mixed Environments
Interview: Flickr co-founder talks about growth, plans
ITwhirled: Italian minister buys Second Life island


Mobile phone nightmare not over yet for BenQ
Just when BenQ Corp. thought the worst of its mobile phone woes were behind it, Taiwanese prosecutors raided its offices and hauled away three executives for questioning over alleged insider stock trading related to when it revealed losses incurred from BenQ Mobile GmbH & Co. OHG.

After one year, Samsung remakes the Q1
One year after Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. introduced its first Q1 ultra-mobile PC, the company has revamped the device, making it lighter and more powerful. The new device, called Q1 Ultra, will be unveiled Thursday during a press conference at the Cebit exhibition in Hanover, Germany.

Intel may face hurdle on China factory: TSMC chairman
The U.S. government may prove to be a major hurdle in any plan by Intel Corp. to build an advanced chip factory in China, the chairman of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. warned Wednesday.

Microsoft files lawsuits against cybersquatters
Microsoft Corp. has filed two new lawsuits against companies it accuses of registering domain names similar to certain of its trademarks. It has also settled three similar suits with other companies, it said Wednesday.

Microsoft's new industry focus yields IP buy
Just a day after debuting a new initiative to produce more industry-specific functionality for users of its Dynamics business applications, Microsoft Corp. Tuesday announced it had purchased intellectual property (IP) and code relevant to the manufacturing sector.

Red Hat release renews OS debate
As Red Hat Inc. prepares to launch the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 operating system on Wednesday, the question is again being asked whether a robust and feature-laden operating system is really needed for some computing situations.

Microsoft releases major Server 2003 update
Microsoft Corp. has queitly released a major update to its server operating system designed to make the product more stable and secure.

Lenovo to ship Windows Live on PCs
In a modest win for Microsoft Corp.'s struggling online services business, Microsoft said late Tuesday that computer maker Lenovo Group Ltd. will pre-load Windows Live services on its ThinkPad notebooks, ThinkCentre desktops and Lenovo-branded PCs.

AMD system pumps PC content to TV screens
Claiming it has forged a new link for consumers who want to connect their TVs and PCs, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. announced Wednesday at Cebit it has designed a mix of technologies that solve the perennial challenge of converging the computer and the television.


Managing Windows Firewall in Mixed Environments
By Mitch Tulloch, MTIT Enterprises

If you migrate all the desktops in a given organizational unit to Windows Vista, you can simply manage the firewall on these computers using the new Group Policy node found under Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Windows Firewall With Advanced Security. But what if your OU will contain a combination of Windows XP and Windows Vista computers? What's the best way to use Group Policy to manage the Windows Firewall on these computers? Here's a brief answer taken with permission from the soon-to-be-released Windows Vista Resource Kit.

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Flickr co-founder talks about growth, plans
In this interview, Stewart Butterfield, co-founder and general manager of the lauded photo management and sharing site Flickr, talks about Flickr's growth in size and quality, its status as a Yahoo Inc. company, and near and long-term plans, as well as peanut butter.


Italian minister buys Second Life island
His main political rival controls three national television networks, a newspaper, a weekly magazine and a publishing house, so an Italian minister has decided to try and level the propaganda playing field by buying himself an island in Second Life.

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