Posts tagged “Internet”

January 6, 2011

Premium Lock Cisco unveils its future vision for TV: 'Videoscape'

At Consumer Electronics Show, CEO John Chambers showcases a set-top box that he says will link the web and cable TV programs. But the reaction is mixed.

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January 6, 2011

Premium Lock TV makers refocus 3-D efforts with cheaper glasses

At Consumer Electronics Show, manufacturers say disappointing 3-D set sales were caused in part by bulky glasses.

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January 6, 2011

Premium Lock Buzz at CES gadget show isn't about Microsoft

Even as CEO Steve Ballmer takes center stage, his company is losing its reputation as the oracle of technology. Tablets, smart phones and Internet TV are the focus at Consumer Electronics Show - areas where Apple and Google lead Microsoft.

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Updated January 5, 2011

Premium Lock Dell buys Atlanta-based security firm SecureWorks

SecureWorks Venture capital firm Noro-Moseley Partners is an investor in the 11-year-old company.

January 5, 2011

Premium Lock Users worldwide pitch in for record $16M Wikipedia fundraiser

Wikipedia logo The encyclopedic website's founder calls the donations "incredible." More than 500,000 donations were made as 2010 drew to a close.

January 3, 2011

Premium Lock Consumer Electronics Show will be missing big player - Apple

CES Nearly every other company in the industry will be there for CES, which runs Thursday to Sunday and is the largest trade show of any kind in the Americas. A good many of them will show off their tablets - computing slabs with touch-sensitive screens. Big names expected to do so include Motorola and Dell.

January 3, 2011

Premium Lock Look for 'cloud,' other IT acquisitions to surge in 2011

IBM's "cloud comptuing" logo Bloomberg: A "race to harness surging demand for cloud computing and security services" is well underway.

December 31, 2010

Premium Lock Burrill sees 'new playbook' for biotech in 2011

Steve Burrill "The financial crisis has helped accelerate the changes already under way, ranging from globalization, to healthcare reform, to climate change," venture capitalist Steve Burrill says.

Updated December 31, 2010

Premium Lock Local-deals site Groupon raises $500 million

Groupon logo Groupon says it's over half way to raising $950 million in financing for a stock buy-back .

December 31, 2010

Premium Lock Facebook edges out Google search site as No. 1 U.S. destination

Experian Hitwise 2010 Top 10 list was No. 2 for the first time, but Google properties taken together still outdid the networking site, a Web-tracking firm reports.

December 30, 2010

Premium Lock Pew study hints at what Web users will pay for

Computer/Internet The Web may seem like the land of something for nothing. Free video. Free news. Even free tools such as word processing and spreadsheets.

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December 30, 2010

Premium Lock Bad gifts may be history with Amazon's idea

For some, it's the red reindeer Christmas sweater. For others, it's the diamond-encrusted dreidel. Whatever your worst gift nightmare might be, Amazon may soon give you a reason to cheer.

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December 30, 2010

Premium Lock Americans turn to technology to control impulses

Dan Nainan can't trust himself to work at his computer without clicking on distractions, so he uses an Internet-blocking program to shut down his Web access twice a day.

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Updated December 29, 2010

Premium Lock ReverbNation finds big business in small musical artists

ReverbNation_logo_2010 The Durham-based company provides a Web channel for artists all over the world to build commercially valuable relationships with their fans.

December 22, 2010

Premium Lock SciQuest acquires software developer for $13M

SciQuest The provider of e-procurement services will pay $9 million in cash plus $4 million in stock for AECsoft USA.

December 22, 2010

Premium Lock Music on the 'Muve' - Wireless services offers unlimited downloads

Cricket will launch 'Muve Music' service in January with access to songs from Universal, Sony, Warner and EMI. Users can download all the music they want - but just to their phone.

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December 22, 2010

Premium Lock Craigslist removes international adult services section

Craigslist Craigslist replaced the adult services section's link on United States sites with a black-and-white "censored" bar on Sept. 4 after 17 other state attorneys general sent a joint letter to the website demanding its removal.

Updated December 21, 2010

Premium Lock FCC prepares to adopt 'net neutrality' rules

Internet access debate Despite opposition, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski now has the three votes needed for approval, despite firm opposition from the two Republicans on the five-member commission. Genachowski's two fellow Democrats said Monday they will vote for the rules, even though they consider them too weak.

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