Microsoft reveals mobile app store plans

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Microsoft today announced new details about how developers can build and sell applications for Windows phones through its Windows Marketplace for Mobile. Microsoft unveiled the application marketplace available with the Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system...

Microsoft plans to divorce viruses for free!

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Ever heard of "Morro"? Neither had I until today. It appears the boys and girls at Microsoft have been planning a nice surprise for consumers. Focused on "core anti-malware protection", Morro is a streamlined solution...

Comcast details bandwidth management plans

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Last month, the FCC officially ruled that Comcast acted unlawfully and dishonestly when they decided to throttle peer-to-peer traffic from applications such as BitTorrent. The giant Internet provider was then ordered to amend its network...

Skype Launches Low-Cost Global Calling Plans

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Skype on Monday launched an aggressive $9.95-a-month international calling plan for U.S. customers that includes landlines and some cell phone calls to 34 countries. The action by the eBay unit comes just days after eBay's...

DivX Announces Plans to Shut Down Stage6.com

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DivX, Inc., a digital media company, today announced that the Company will cease operation of its Stage6.com video service on February 28, 2008. Following an exploration of strategic options that began in July 2007, the...

Microsoft Plans to Roll Out Cheaper Xbox in Japan

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Although the Xbox 360 has been, in many regards, a success for Microsoft, Japan has yet to embrace the console like the rest of the world, preferring instead Nintendo's Wii and Sony's Playstation 3. Tokyo-based...

Creative Labs plans a high-end PCIe card

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Creative Labs is in the process of designing a new high-end sound card based on an X-FI design, but this time it plans to launch a high-end card. It will launch something similar to the...

Facebook plans 'User Profile Clean-up' Tool

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Don’t you just love how Facebook has an application for everything possible? Don’t you just love wading through your friends’ Facebook profiles with the simple goal of finding their Wall? Don’t you just love how...

Sony BMG Plans to Drop DRM

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In a move that would mark the end of a digital music era, Sony BMG Music Entertainment is finalizing plans to sell songs without the copyright protection software that has long restricted the use of...

Warner Denies Plans to go Blu-Ray Exclusive

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In response to rumours whispered by members of the Blu-ray camp, Warner Home Video announced that it will not be ditching HD DVD for Blu-ray. Warner Brothers is currently the only major studio to support...

Facebook Backs Down on Ad Plans

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Social networking site Facebook has cancelled its advertising program, that showed what members were purchasing from ecommerce web sites. The advertising system, dubbed Beacon, let partner sites like eBay and Sony advertise the fact that...

Businesses delay Vista plans until 2009

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Businesses remain unconvinced about the benefits of moving to Microsoft's Windows Vista operating system and most are delaying any plans to upgrade until 2009 at the earliest. One year after the business launch of Vista,...

MySpace plans Facebook-style news feeds

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News Corp's popular online social network, MySpace, plans to launch Facebook-style "news feeds" in the next 30 to 45 days, Fox Interactive Media President Peter Levinsohn said on Monday. News feeds, which alert a user...

Chicago Scraps Plans for Municipal Wi-Fi Network

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An ambitious plan to blanket Chicago with wireless broadband Internet will be shelved because of its cost and projected limited usage, city officials said Tuesday. "We realized - after much consideration - that we needed...

Wikia Details Plans for Search Rival to Google

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The ever expanding, and potentially lucrative, market of search engines may soon be welcoming another player into the fray. Last Friday, at OSCON in Portland, Oregon, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales announced that his commercial startup,...

Microsoft Sets 2008 Launch Plans

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Kevin Turner, Micro-soft Corp.'s chief operating officer, said at the company's Worldwide Partner Conference in Denver last week that Windows Server 2008 -- formerly code-named Longhorn Server -- will be launched next February along with...

Oracle Plans 46 Patches for Update

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Oracle has plans to deliver 46 security fixes for its customers by July 17. According to an Oracle security announcement, the patches will plug security holes in Oracle Database, Oracle Application Server, Oracle Collaboration Suite,...

ASUS announces plans to split company and brand

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AsusTek Computer Incorported has announced its intention to split in order to maximize competitive performance and minimize potential conflicts of interest. As things currently stand, it's possible for a company that competes with the AsusTek...

Nintendo Confirms Plans For WiiWare Downloadable Content

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Officials from Nintendo have confirmed plans to release original downloadable content on the Wii, with an announcement today at a private Nintendo developer conference. The company describes WiiWare as a "game-creation service" that will allow...

Baidu denies plans for European expansion

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According to previous reports, Baidu CFO Shawn Wang was planned to announce details of a European expansion for China's largest search engine at a London conference. Baidu.com has denied such claims saying there are no...

Verizon plans to buy Cybertrust

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Verizon Communications Incorporated's Business unit plans to acquire managed security vendor Cybertrust in an effort to pump up its cybersecurity offerings. The financial terms of the transaction, expected to be completed in 60 to 90...

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