Apple buys Beats for $3 billion

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It's a done deal, Apple has announced that it has purchased Beats headphones but it will leave the brand in-tact, for now, as it works to integrate the products into its portfolio of goods.

Windows Update posts 100% uptime, beats Apple, Ubuntu

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Royal Pingdom has posted the results of a short study that looked at the availability of the software update services for three popular operating systems: Windows, Mac OS X, and Ubuntu.Pingdom's uptime monitoring service performed...

eBay beats Tiffany in court case over trademarks

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EBay Inc. scored an important victory in court Monday, as a federal judge said companies such as jeweler Tiffany & Co. are responsible for policing their trademarks online, not auction platforms like eBay. Tiffany...

Google beats Microsoft, Coke in brand stakes

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Google has knocked Microsoft off the top spot and been named the most powerful global brand of 2007 in a recently published ranking by market researcher Millward Brown Optimor. Factoring in financial performance and consumer...

AP: Mac Pro Price Beats Dell

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The old Mac versus Windows PC price equation has been turned on its head, according to Robert Weston of the Associated Press, writing at Forbes.com. Weston borrowed a higher-end Mac Pro that included two processors...

Study Shows Windows Beats Linux on Security

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A survey of 90 enterprises finds better total cost of ownership and fewer risks with Microsoft's streamlined security tools. Security is one of the chief concerns of IT decision makers. Along with purchase...

Dual-Core Duel: AMD Beats Intel

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First look: Two processors in one Athlon chip give performance extra oomph. Ready for the era of dual-core? You now have a choice of dual-core processors; and based on PC World tests,...

Donkey Konga beats into retail

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Nintendo's drum-pounding rhythm title and included bongo controller are in stores now. Nintendo announced today that its drum-banging music-rhythm game for the GameCube, Donkey Konga, has shipped to retail and is now...

AMD beats Apple to a real 64-bit PC

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THE 64-bit PC running a 64-bit OS finally, officially, became a reality last week. And no, it is not an Apple PowerMac G5, simply because MacOS is not yet available in the 64-bit form. As...

Windows Server '03 beats 2k 3 to 1

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In its first 90 days of availability, Windows Server 2003 has outsold Windows 2000 three to one, when compared to that product's first 90 days. Microsoft will tout this fact today at an...

Microsoft Beats Linux in Trio of Govt. Contracts

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London (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp announced a trio of European government contract wins on Tuesday, the latest salvo in the growing turf battle between the software giant and vendors of the upstart Linux software. ...

News beats porn online

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Employees are far more likely to be addicted to news than to pornography, a survey has found. Websense, a San Diego-based firm which provides software to monitor web habits at work, has...

Keygen Beats Windows Product Activation

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UPDATED "All IP protection technologies will be cracked at some point; it's just a matter of time," Allen Nieman, Product Manager of Activation at Microsoft, told BetaNews in an interview last May. But this week...

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