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Premium-Inhalt. Adobe Systems on Monday unveiled a version of its Flash multimedia streaming technology that would allow people to run entertainment programming directly to television sets from the Internet, a new option for the rapidly changing digital-home market.
Premium-Inhalt. From Sweden, London, to Hollywood, protectors of copyrights are celebrating the behind the world's most popular torrent tracker The Pirate Bay. The four convicted men behind The Pirate Bay, Frederik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Peter Sunde, and Carl Lundstrom, say they can't and won't pay the $3.6 million in damages and promised the site will continue running. So much for Hollywood's sweet victory and happy ending.
Premium-Inhalt. Benefiting from a depreciating Indian rupee against the U.S. dollar, lower staff costs, and internal cost-cutting measures, Indian outsourcers can provide up to 12 percent discount on current rates of offshore contracts, according to a report by Forrester Research.
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Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft will deliver a release candidate of Windows 7 in little more than two weeks, the company's Web site revealed Saturday.
Premium-Inhalt. The FBI used spyware to catch a Massachusetts man who tried to extort Verizon and Comcast by cutting 18 data- and voice-carrying cables in 2005, documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by Wired.com revealed yesterday.
Premium-Inhalt. Interacting with ? That's easy: Type a brief description of what you want to watch into the site's search box, pick from one of hundreds of selections, and sit back to enjoy yet another brief glimpse into the musical life of --or whatever suits your online video fancy. But watching a YouTube video has always been just that, watching. Until now.
Premium-Inhalt. One recent positive IT trend is to drop the monikers "user" and "end user" and apply the more descriptive word "customer" to identify the internal staff that IT supports. This offers two distinct advantages. First, it reinforces the essential relationship of IT as a technology supplier and the customer as the IT buyer. This helps emphasize that IT's role is to meet its customers' needs, wants and demands.
Premium-Inhalt. Belkin announced on Monday the US$15 , a power accessory that plugs into an auto's accessory outlet (a.k.a., "cigarette-lighter jack") and provides a powered USB port; you use your iPod or iPhone's USB dock-connector cable to charge the player. Unlike most auto chargers, which protrude from your vehicle's accessory outlet, the Micro Auto Charger sits nearly flush with the jack's opening.
Premium-Inhalt. Oracle will have to make some significant product decisions and integration plans to address the overlap it has with Sun in terms of identity management software, according to experts.
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Premium-Inhalt. Travellers on Tokyo's subway system are getting some high-tech help finding their destinations with the start of trials Monday of an interactive map system.
Premium-Inhalt. Oracle's planned acquisition of Sun Microsystems probably won't immediately affect the world of mobile Java, some industry observers said, though over time the company might have an interest in steering the technology to its benefit.
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Premium-Inhalt. Fallout: New Vegas for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC is being developed by Obsidian Entertainment, formerly Black Isle Studios and developer of Fallout and Fallout 2, and is slated for a 2010 release date.
Premium-Inhalt. If you've been waiting for the inevitable Twitter backlash, the fun starts now. Sure, CNN ran an "?" story last month. But for those of us who work in the media, we knew the question mark in the headline meant the answer was "No."
Premium-Inhalt. If you've ever wanted to update your Facebook status, or read other members' statuses, from somewhere other than Facebook, the next few weeks should be fun. Facebook has opened up its API -- the software functions through which other sites and desktop or phone applications can access Facebook data -- to allow reading and writing of status updates.
Premium-Inhalt. As the App Store becomes crowded with games, more companies come up with more unusual ideas to stick out from the crowd. Enter and their US$3 game , which definitely sticks out.
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Premium-Inhalt. The "" is the magazine's attempt to let readers build a definitive list of the 100 most influential people in government, science, technology and the arts. That is, until a group of 4chan members got involved.
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Premium-Inhalt. On the same day it appeared to have missed its chance to buy Sun Microsystems, IBM reported that revenue for the first quarter dropped 11 percent from a year earlier and had fallen short of analyst expectations.
Premium-Inhalt. Businesses are about the management and privacy of data they entrust to cloud computing service providers, but not many are doing anything about it, according to a Deloitte survey.
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