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Premium-Inhalt. , a startup based in Nyack, New York, has taken Napster-like aim at the US$8 billion college textbook market. The company offers free Web-hosted titles by expert authors. Anyone can download and modify the books' content to fit a specific school's curriculum. Despite the gloomy economy, Flat World Tuesday morning announced $8 million in Series A funding from ., and .
Premium-Inhalt. Everyone's looking for a handout these days and IT security pros are no exception.
Premium-Inhalt. IT research firm is projecting that mobile broadband revenues will explode over the next five years as the number of mobile broadband users climbs to 2 billion by 2014.
Premium-Inhalt. "At a time when newspapers, magazines and TV news continue to lose readers and viewers," writes Washington Post reporter Paul Farhi, "the audience for NPR's daily news programs, including Morning Edition and All Things Considered, reached a record last year ... The cumulative audience for its daily news programs hit 20.9 million a week, a 9 percent increase over the previous year." Arbitron ratings show NPR's audience up nearly 50 percent since the year 2000.
Premium-Inhalt. Sprint Nextel is pursuing wholesale wireless Internet service deals with gadget makers such as Garmin, Kodak, and SanDisk to replace slumping cellular subscriber sales, according to a report.
Premium-Inhalt. "TV Widgets" -- the latest attempt to meld television and the Internet, this time by Yahoo and Intel -- is here. Based on simple screen icons, it promises to show up in a range of products this year, ranging from flat-panel TVs to DVD players. First out of the gate: A new breed of Samsung HDTVs.
Premium-Inhalt. Plenty of image editors vie for your attention at the App Store. Rather than try to compete by offering to do everything, FocalLab concentrates on selective focus, adding a graduated blur to in-focus areas. With four types of filters as of this writing, the app from handles this specialized editing well.
Premium-Inhalt. The first thing I thought when I read about into its Service Cloud customer service platform was simple: Who's got the time? The second thing I thought was: Someone could really turn this against their competitors if they wanted to.
Premium-Inhalt. Monday's New York Times has a doozy of a story about whose case is coming before the Supreme Court on April 21. The outcome of that hearing could determine a lot about your privacy rights, or lack thereof.
Premium-Inhalt. Novell Wednesday announced the availability of SUSE Linux Enterprise 11, an operating system designed for data centers.
Premium-Inhalt. VMware announced that Richard McAniff has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer. McAniff will report directly to President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Maritz. In his new role, McAniff will be responsible for research and development across VMware's Server and Desktop Business Units.
Premium-Inhalt. Novell Wednesday announced the availability of SUSE Linux Enterprise 11, the operating system designed for the next-generation data center. As data centers become more heterogeneous, customers are demanding a cost-effective platform that can run their applications reliably and with high performance on any hardware platform and hypervisor as well as in appliances and cloud computing infrastructures. With SUSE Linux Enterprise 11, Novell is delivering the leading mission-critical Linux* platform to allow customers to economically deploy workloads wherever and however they choose, with complete support from Novell and its global partner ecosystem of solution and hardware providers and independent software vendors (ISVs).
Premium-Inhalt. Dell is set to update on Wednesday the virtualized storage line it acquired in its purchase of EqualLogic last year, now aiming at the needs of larger enterprises.
Premium-Inhalt. 2009 will be the year SMBs start adopting software as a service (SaaS) in earnest, presenting an opportunity for Microsoft and other vendors to offer services to them despite the economic recession, according to a Microsoft survey.
Premium-Inhalt. Intel's upcoming Xeon server chips incorporate significant advancements that could form the basis for future chips that could handle high-performance computing tasks, analysts said.
Premium-Inhalt. Earth Day is coming soon, and Staples has a promotional deal that's bound to appeal to our green side-in more ways than one.
Premium-Inhalt. Adobe Photoshop is a remarkably deep and powerful program, but when you want to edit a photo with particularly advanced enhancements, the process can be time-consuming and intimidating. OnOne Software PhotoTools 2 (available in US$160 and $260 versions, each with a 30-day free trial) is a Photoshop plug-in with a large library of effect presets created by top professional photographers.
Premium-Inhalt. is a great resource for finding images, but the way it presents results isn't exactly practical. Specifically, an image search returns a lengthy batch of thumbnails, each of which requires a click-through (or two) to see the full-size image.
Premium-Inhalt. The Recording Industry Association of America's in its battle against illegal file sharing is now underway. AT&T and Cox both confirmed to PC World that they have begun cooperating with the RIAA in some form. Comcast did not say it was working with the RIAA, but did say it was forwarding messages on the behalf of the recording industry to customers. Still a mystery is to what extent ISPs are cooperating with the RIAA and what it takes to get booted from your ISP for illegally swapping copyright protected content online.
Premium-Inhalt. NEC has unveiled its new Australian business structure, which will see 153 staff retrenched.
Premium-Inhalt. Eric Schmidt, chairman and CEO of Google, was paid a US$1 salary in 2008. He also received $508,763 in other compensation -- which consisted of $402,562 for and $106,201 for personal use of company-chartered aircraft.
Premium-Inhalt. Google engineers say it was not expensive and required only a small team of developers to enable all of the company's applications to support IPv6, a long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol.
Premium-Inhalt. After its undocking from the International Space Station Wednesday afternoon, the crew of quickly began two days of inspections to make sure it can survive the trip home. The astronauts leave after installing the S6 truss and attached last week.
Premium-Inhalt. Internet services for some FairPoint Communications Inc. customers in New Hampshire were down for a period of time on Wednesday.
Premium-Inhalt. The Internet Archive Wednesday announced that it has a new computer behind it its library of 151 billion archived Web pages. The machine fits in a 20-foot-long outdoor metal cargo container filled with 63 server clusters that offer 4.5 million gigabytes of data storage capacity and 1TB of memory.
Premium-Inhalt. TLA Systems on Wednesday released updates to its PCalc calculator applications for the iPhone and for Mac OS X.
Premium-Inhalt. Cloud computing and opportunities it presents for application developers were stressed Wednesday by Amazon and a user of its cloud service during a presentation at the EclipseCon 2009 conference.
Premium-Inhalt. , the third game in Running With Scissor's outrageously irreverent action game series, is headed to the Xbox 360 and PC later this year, and you can get a glimpse at some of the things you can do in the game in the new trailer just released.
Premium-Inhalt. It is that time of the year! The smell of baseball is in the air (it could just be the pollen), kids are screaming cause they aren't getting their 6 dollar hot dog, and a 4-ounce beer costs you your next born child.
Premium-Inhalt. Wednesday at San Francisco's Game Developer's conference, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata announced that Square Enix has two brand new Final Fantasy titles headed to the Nintendo Wii's WiiWare service later this year -- and .
Premium-Inhalt. A Foster City, Calif., pediatric dentist is being allowed to proceed with a libel suit against a husband and wife accused of giving her a bad review on Yelp, according to .