News: Microsoft said to be in buyout talks with Yahoo
News: Danish consumer agency finds design flaw in Apple iBook
News: Acer: No major laptop battery improvement in offing
News: Windows Live Hotmail to debut Monday
News: RIM, Nokia unveil high and low-end phones
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News: Wall Street Beat: Earnings, M&A drive IT
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Microsoft said to be in buyout talks with Yahoo
Having lost out to Google Inc. in a bid to acquire Internet advertising company DoubleClick Inc., Microsoft Corp. has initiated a new round of talks to acquire Yahoo Inc., according to published reports Friday.
Danish consumer agency finds design flaw in Apple iBook
The Danish Consumer Complaints Board has published evidence of a manufacturing defect resulting in power failures in some of Apple Inc.'s iBook G4 notebook computers. The board has already ordered the company to refund one Danish customer, and expects its findings to influence cases elsewhere, a spokesman said on Friday.
Acer: No major laptop battery improvement in offing
Dreams of fuel cells serving the power needs of a laptop PC or other new technology to significantly increase battery life won't likely be available for years, an Acer Inc. executive says.
Windows Live Hotmail to debut Monday
Microsoft Corp. Monday will finally bring its completely revamped version of its popular online e-mail service out of beta and into full release.
RIM, Nokia unveil high and low-end phones
Research In Motion Ltd. is taking its second stab at the high-end consumer market with the new BlackBerry Curve, even while Nokia Corp. unveils some of the least expensive handsets in its line-up.
Sun's grid computing service goes global
Sun Microsystems Inc. is expanding its Network.com utility computing service from the U.S. to 23 countries in Europe and Asia, the company said Thursday.
Wall Street Beat: Earnings, M&A drive IT
Financial results from Symantec Corp. and Nortel Networks Corp. along with merger and acquisition (M&A) news from Microsoft Corp. and Ebay Inc. this week underscore trends that are generating excitement among IT investors.
The decline in tape library sales in 2006 from 2005, following two consecutive years of sales growth exceeding 10 percent annually, according to a new study by Freeman Reports. SOURCE: Techworld.com
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