December 2010 - 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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Wozniak on the origins of the hard disk
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak discusses the origins of the hard disk while touring the Computer History Museum Mountain View, Calif. Read More...
12-02-2010 8:38 AM
LastPass acquires Xmarks, premium service annouced
Xmarks announced that it has been acquired by LastPass and introduced a new premium service that costs $12/year. Read More...
12-02-2010 8:09 AM
Zuckerberg to share half his billions
Facebook co-founders Mark Zuckerberg and Dustin Moskovitz decide to join Warren Buffet and Bill Gates and give away half their wealth. Read More...
12-09-2010 2:01 AM
Some confusion surrounds new iTunes song samples
Apple is busy adding 90-second song previews to the music that's eligible. For overseas iTunes users, never fear. The longer samples may be coming soon. Read More...
12-09-2010 3:36 AM
Robots wait on you in this Chinese restaurant
At China's Dalu Rebot (sic) restaurant, patrons are greeted by robot receptionists and attended by robo-waiters. Fortunately, real-life cooks are on hand in the kitchen. Read More...
12-09-2010 3:30 AM
No light for Intel's initial 'Light Peak' tech
The first Intel Light Peak connector technology will not use light, as previously expected. Rather, connectors will use copper, according to sources. Read More...
12-09-2010 3:10 AM
Windows Phone devs to get paid sooner than expected
Windows Phone 7 developers still haven't gotten paid for their app sales, but that's going to change next month, which is sooner than the company originally estimated. Read More...
12-09-2010 3:09 AM
Robots meet solar at Solyndra Fab 2
The futuristic Fab 2 integrates robotics manufacturing with 1,000 human workers to build unique solar modules. But can the high-tech expertise compete against cheap labor? Read More...
12-09-2010 2:56 AM
Australians harvest algae from coal pollution
OriginOil and mining company MBD Energy join up to make a system for producing millions of gallons of algae fuel from CO2 released form coal plants. Read More...
12-09-2010 4:19 AM
Microsoft to plug critical IE and final Stuxnet Windows holes
Microsoft says its 106 security bulletins for 2010 is a record. Read More...
12-09-2010 4:18 AM
Google Instant comes to Android, iPhones worldwide
Google officially makes Instant results lookup a global product. Read More...
12-09-2010 4:08 AM
World of Warcraft character move fees waived
Blizzard's handling Cataclysm's influx of new and returning players by allowing complimentary transfers from and to selected realms until December 22. Read More...
12-09-2010 5:07 AM
Dutch police arrest suspected pro-WikiLeaks hacker
Dutch police say they have arrested a 16-year old hacker involved in the pro-WikiLeaks attacks on the Web sites of MasterCard and PayPal, but the denial-of-service attacks continue. Read More...
12-09-2010 5:06 AM
Google pitches Exchange backup with Postini
Latest attempt to tweak Microsoft's Exchange business involves an e-mail backup solution that uses Google's Postini service. Read More...
12-09-2010 4:36 AM
How evolution begat the cloud revolution
Cloud computing is a revolutionary IT trend. But, as with many such revolutions, it comes about from the convergence of a number of largely evolutionary threads of change. Read More...
12-09-2010 6:22 AM