Wii outselling rivals in UK

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A rise in the number of Wii units dished out to retailers has lead to chocolate-like popularity of the console this Easter, with Nintendo telling GamesIndustry.biz it had sold more than 25,000 last week in...

Google Issues Subpoenas to Rivals

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Google has issued subpoenas to some of its biggest competitors, including Yahoo!, Microsoft, and Amazon, as part of its defense against the copyright lawsuit it faces over its library project. Earlier, McGraw Hill and the...

European rivals turn wary eye on Microsoft

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European security software makers are closely, but quietly, watching as Microsoft enters their turf. Companies such as F-Secure, Panda Software and Sophos are taking a low-key approach, unlike their U.S. counterparts. Cupertino, Calif.-based Symantec, in...

Adobe Program Rivals Apple's Aperture

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Adobe Systems has launched a test version of Mac software that is seen as a rival to a professional photo program that Apple Computer launched last year. Adobe on Monday...

Rivals Palm, RIM team up on e-mail service

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In a surprising partnership announced Monday, Research in Motion Ltd. and Palm Inc. are going to work together to offer RIM's Blackberry wireless e-mail service over Palm's Treo 650. The product should see store...

Hearing Set After Microsoft Rivals Quit

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The judge considering Microsoft Corp.'s appeal against European Union sanctions has called a closed meeting for Thursday to decide what action to take after two more major opponents of the U.S. software giant withdrew from...

Microsoft, Rivals Spar on XML

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The European Commission is caught in the middle of the latest standards battle between Microsoft Corp. and chief rivals IBM and Sun Microsystems Inc. This time it's over XML. At the XML Conference & Exposition...

IBM Says It Swamps Rivals in Key UNIX Computer Test

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IBM said on Thursday its workhorse commercial computers have smashed the industry's most demanding tests, which analysts said creates a performance gap that could put further pressure on Hewlett-Packard or Sun Microsystems to recalibrate their...

Rivals thwart Nokia's bid for Symbian control

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Nokia's attempt to win a majority stake in Symbian has been blocked by three fellow shareholders that have increased their holdings in the company. Symbian announced Wednesday that Panasonic, Sony Ericsson and...

Bill Gates embraces rivals, Linux

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It's not often that Bill Gates is associated with the free Linux computer operating system, Netscape's Web browser or royalty-free software, but on Wednesday he embraced all three. Gates, chairman of Microsoft...

Rivals Ready to Take a Bite of Apple

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Like a faded rock star determined to make a comeback, the record industry is looking to return to the online music stage in a very big way in coming months. Spurred by the runaway success...

Cisco rivals team to sell network gear

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Lucent Technologies and Juniper Networks have teamed up to challenge Cisco Systems' dominance in selling network equipment to major North American telephone companies. In their first-ever deal together, Lucent and Juniper on Monday...

Cisco rivals see price as key

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Cisco Systems reigns as the biggest seller of machines used to direct Internet traffic, but new rivals want to eat into its meat-and-potatoes business with lower prices--cutting into fat profit margins. Computer maker Dell Computer...

eConnections failure will test rivals

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The stunning demise of eConnections has sent shock waves through the broader supply chain services market, where more casualties may be imminent. The same factors forcing eConnections to throw in the towel-the slumping...

MS targets Linux, Mac rivals with IIS astroturf

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When we revealed the delightful bulletin yesterday that Microsoft has sent its salesforce, defending its Internet Information Server (IIS), we rather deviously kept one section under wraps. It's a list of vulnerabilities in rival products,...

Microsoft to open Passport to rivals

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Sept. 20 — Microsoft Corp. is modifying plans for its Passport service, inviting rivals and other companies to create a common way to use a single user name and password at sites across the Internet....

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