May 2010 - Industry News
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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
Successor to Optimus G will sport Snapdragon 800 processor
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Obama to visit scene of Gulf oil spill
President over the weekend will visit the Gulf Coast to back efforts to clean up and contain of one of the worst oil spills in U.S. history. Read More...
05-01-2010 2:25 AM
Facebook revamps events feature
Just in time for spring outings, social network launches tweak meant to make it even easier to invite friends to impromptu get-togethers. Read More...
05-01-2010 5:51 AM
Bionic hand can bear 200-pound loads
Touch Bionics upgrades its bionic hand with the i-Limb Pulse, allowing users to increase their grip strength on grasped objects. Read More...
05-05-2010 3:31 AM
MIT Museum captures Polaroid treasures
The museum gets a donated archive covering 70 years of Polaroid history--every make and model of commercially produced Polaroid camera, plus ephemera and much more. Read More...
05-05-2010 5:25 AM
Google's search results-redo plays out on iPhone, Android, too
On Wednesday, Google extended its redesigned desktop-style search features to Android phones and iPhones. Read More...
05-05-2010 4:59 AM
ARM: Smartbooks stalled by Flash issues
ARM's hope to get in on the expected smartbook trend has been thwarted by delays in Flash optimization, a lower-than-expected uptake of Linux on Netbooks, and the emergence of tablets. Read More...
05-05-2010 4:55 AM
Hands-on with Threadsy: A nifty social aggregator
Got lots of browser tabs open trying to keep up with messages from Twitter, Facebook, and others? New tool puts all that noise in one place. Read More...
05-05-2010 4:52 AM
Liberal groups worry about FCC on Net neutrality
Liberal interest groups and politicians, alarmed at the possibility that the Federal Communications Commission may leave broadband providers unregulated, are redoubling their efforts to push for sweeping new Internet rules. Read More...
05-05-2010 5:57 AM
Xbox gamer wins $1 million for perfect score
Wade McGilberry of Semmes, Ala., entered a contest to be the first person to pitch a perfect baseball game in the video game MLB 2K10. Now he can pay off his mortgage. Read More...
05-05-2010 7:10 AM
Google spends over $250 million on start-ups in quarter
Google spent $268 million on companies during the first quarter of the year, with another potential $750 million deal still pending. Read More...
05-05-2010 6:30 AM
'Lorentz' and 'Lanikai' edge closer to release
Web browsing and e-mailing from Mozilla got a bit of a bump forward today as the company updated its beta builds for Firefox and Thunderbird, code-named 'Lorentz' and 'Lanikai'. Read More...
05-05-2010 8:11 AM
Clearwire losses mount but grows subs
Clearwire is still losing money, but the company is growing subscribers and revenue, as it continues to build its 4G wireless broadband network across the country. Read More...
05-05-2010 7:50 AM
Court fight brews over unsealing iPhone records
Judge expected to hear arguments Thursday on whether media groups should have access to docs relating to the search of a Gizmodo editor's home. Read More...
05-05-2010 7:41 AM
Netflix upgrade to hit Roku Players in June
Roku's Netflix channel will soon allow for on-screen searches and queue manipulations. Read More...
05-05-2010 7:30 AM
Report: UC Davis ending Gmail pilot program
Concerns about privacy and security--apparently fueled by the Google Buzz launch disaster--have derailed a Gmail pilot program at Calif. university. Read More...
05-05-2010 8:46 AM