September 2009 - Industry News
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FTC reportedly planning sweeping probe of patent trolls
Southeast Asia e-tailer Lazada raises $100M in funding
Fate of Microsoft's tablet OS in question -- again
LinkedIn suffers site outage due to 'DNS issue'
iPad Mini Retina's display is a moving target: Here's why
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RIM set to release Mac-syncing software
Desktop software, to be released as a free download Friday, lets people sync data between Macs and BlackBerrys. Until now, only a third-party tool could do so. Read More...
09-30-2009 1:35 AM
Diller: Humbug on 'Internet is free' mythology
The days are numbered, the IAC/InterActiveCorp CEO says, for the prehistoric notion perpetrated by tech people that we shouldn't pay for content. Read More...
09-30-2009 1:11 AM
Survey: Consumers smitten with smartphones
Once a device solely for the corporate crowd, the smartphone has taken off among consumers, who love the iPhone and its ilk--but not necessarily their providers. Read More...
09-30-2009 1:00 AM
Green-tech venture capital rebounds but off highs
After tailing off earlier this year, venture investors show far more confidence in green technology in the third quarter, buoyed by government policies and a successful IPO. Read More...
09-30-2009 12:52 AM
Former MySQL CEO Mickos joins Benchmark
The open-source database company's one-time chief executive is now entrepreneur in residence at a leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm. Read More...
09-30-2009 12:19 AM
Seeing green again at Filene's Basement
Architects propose a temporary garden and algae farm until developers, financiers, and the city of Boston settle on what to do with historic-but-now-vacant retail site. Read More...
09-30-2009 12:01 AM
Microsoft says automated 'Fix Its' are working
The software maker says the one-click solutions to problems are proving popular with users. Read More...
09-29-2009 11:53 PM
Facial recognition face-off: Three tools compared
We pit the newly-released Picasa with facial recognition against Apple's iPhoto, and Microsoft's Windows Live Photo Gallery software to see which one did the best job at recognizing faces, and making it easier to organize big photo libraries....
09-29-2009 9:00 PM
Ricoh wants to organize your life in the cloud
Ricoh's quanp service wants to be the center of your digital universe, and the approach is surprisingly good. Read More...
09-29-2009 8:00 PM
Alley oop! ISS mission sends Cirque founder into space
Two space station crew members and a wealthy tourist--Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté--rocketed safely into orbit Wednesday aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft. Read More...
09-29-2009 6:06 PM
Report: HP mulls merging printer, PC units
The tech giant is reportedly considering reuniting the units, which were combined and then separated in 2005 under two different chief executives. Read More...
09-29-2009 3:15 PM
Source: 'Light Peak' technology not Apple idea
Industry sources are refuting a report that claimed that a future fiber-optic technology was an Apple idea. Read More...
09-29-2009 2:30 PM
TiVo turns on in BlackBerry App World
RIM and TiVo join forces to release a free TiVo app for BlackBerry smartphones. Read More...
09-29-2009 2:01 PM
Two-thirds of Americans object to online tracking
The more people know about how they're being tracked by online advertisers, the less they like it, a survey found. (From The New York Times) Read More...
09-29-2009 1:55 PM
Microsoft gets big patent verdict overturned
A district court vacates an April ruling that would have had Microsoft being forced to pay $388 million in a patent infringement case. Read More...
09-29-2009 1:18 PM