Google aims Online Marketing Challenge at Students

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Students from anywhere in the world can sign up for the Google Online Marketing Challenge, a hands-on competition which will give undergraduate and post-graduate students direct experience with online advertising and marketing. Student groups will...

FBI Aims for Largest Biometrics Database

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The US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) is embarking on a $1 billion project to build the world's largest computer database of biometrics to give the government more ways to identify people at home and...

Sony Aims for 'Wow' Factor

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Flat-panel TVs, a music player with robotics technology and planned networking services for the PlayStation 3 video game console are a key part of Sony's growth following a nearly three-year restructuring effort, Chief Executive Howard...

MySpace aims to stop video reposting

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In addition to other copyright protection features already implemented, MySpace has launched Take Down Stay Down, which prevents users from reposting videos that have been removed at the request of the copyright owner. The social...

Samsung Aims for Higher End of Cheap Phone Market

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Samsung Electronics Company Limited will be very selective in choosing new markets for its mobile phones and will not take on handset leader Nokia in the cheapest models, said Samsung Chief Executive Yun Jong-yong: "Nokia...

MS update for Outlook 2007 aims to fix performance issues

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Microsoft Corporation has released an update to Outlook 2007 designed to speed up the communication software's much-criticized sluggishness. The 8.3 MB update should accelerate the download of messages from the Exchange e-mail server and reduce...

Symantec Aims for PC-Level Security on Mobile Devices

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Symantec Corporation has released its first suite of security software (Symantec Mobile Security Suite 5.0) for Microsoft's Windows Mobile devices which add VPN (virtual private network), data encryption, antispam and other features to Symantec current...

Blu-ray aims to oust DVDs within three years

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"Within three years it will just be Blu-ray," Frank Simonis, the Blu-ray Disc Association's European chairman, said at the CeBIT technology trade show. Blu-ray, which offers 25GB per layer for storing high-definition films and other...

OpenMoko aims for the mobile market

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One of the world's largest computer and consumer electronics manufacturers will ship a completely open, Linux-based, GPS-equipped, quad-band GSM/GPRS phone direct, worldwide, for $350 or less, along with a full range of softwares and the...

YouTube aims to show music videos

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Video sharing website YouTube is in talks with record labels about offering current and archive music videos. YouTube co-founder Steve Chen told Reuters news agency it was hoped that within 18 months the site would...

Torrentspy Aims to Hit Back

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The BitTorrent search site, Torrentspy has hit back at a recent lawsuit submitted by Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). The MPAA is accusing Torrentspy of helping copyright infringement by directing people to sites, some...

Sun Aims to Bolster Disaster Warning Systems

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Sun Microsystems announced a project on Wednesday to build out disaster warning systems in countries around the world. The Santa Clara, Calif.-based server company said it has teamed with the Pacific...

AMD Aims for Four-Core Opterons by 2007

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Advanced Micro Devices Inc. put a quad-core server processor on its road map and promised to upgrade its software investments, as it outlined on Tuesday its general technology direction for the next couple of years....

Microsoft aims to clarify licensing terms

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Aiming to make its complex product-licensing terms a bit clearer, Microsoft said it will group its products into separate categories based on how the products are licensed and on what rights are offered. ...

Microsoft Aims New Licensing Program at Entrepreneurs

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Microsoft has created an intellectual-property licensing program aimed at entrepreneurs and small businesses. In exchange for its technology, Microsoft hopes to get a financial stake in the companies that participate. The program, called...

Microsoft aims "Metro" at Adobe

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The next version of Windows will include a new document format, code-named "Metro," to print and share documents, Microsoft said Monday. Metro appears to rival Adobe Systems's PostScript and PDF (portable document format) technologies. Metro...

Sony aims to beam sights, sounds into brain

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If you think video games are engrossing now, just wait: PlayStation maker Sony Corp. has been granted a patent for beaming sensory information directly into the brain. The technique could one day...

eBay aims to thwart phishing

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eBay is rolling out a private messaging service to customers to make it easier to distinguish official announcements from fraudulent 'phishing' emails. The service - dubbed My Messages - offers a read-only inbox for logged-in...

Microsoft aims at Big Blue bull's-eye

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Microsoft plans to link hands with hardware and services companies on Tuesday in a push to win over IBM's midrange server customers, CNET News.com has learned. The Midrange Alliance Program, or MAP,...

Playboy aims to sex up U.S. mobile phones

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Playboy Enterprises' plan to introduce adult entertainment for mobile phones next year may leave some people wondering. Under an agreement with Seattle-based Dwango Wireless, Playboy plans to sell adult mobile-phone content in the United States...

Nintendo aims for older crowd with DS

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Nintendo is after a new kind of customer, and this time the Japanese game giant doesn't have Pokemon to back it up. The company's new DS, an advanced handheld player meant to...

NASA Aims for May Space Shuttle Launch

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NASA, recovering from the four hurricanes that halted work at its Florida spaceport, said on Friday it has set a launch target in May, 2005, for the first space shuttle flight since the 2003 Columbia...

ABIT Aims to Redefine Mainboard Market

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ABIT, one of the leading makers of mainboards aimed at hardware enthusiasts, overclockers and gamers, said Monday it would launch a new series of mainboards that would change the way people treat mainboards later during...

New Software Aims To Fight Pirates of the P2P

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A University of Tulsa (UT) research team has patented software designed to prevent illegal downloading of music over the Internet. The new software sends illegal downloaders on a wild goose chase in a P2P pond...

AMD Aims Athlon 64 at Digital Home

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Advanced Micro Devices is in talks with HP and eMachines, a division of Gateway, about developing the so-called Media Center personal computers powered by AMD Athlon 64 processors. While there are no actual plans declared,...

Red Hat aims desktop Linux at Microsoft

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Opening a new chapter in its 10-year history and a new front in its war against Microsoft, leading Linux seller Red Hat on Tuesday plans to announce its first version of the open-source operating system...

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