eBay buys GSI Commerce

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eBay has completed the purchase of GSI Commerce, an American ecommerce company which provide online stores, marketing, customer support, payment processing and fraud & web security services, for $2.4b in cash and debt. "Combined with eBay...

Italian media company sues YouTube

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Italian media company Mediaset announced on Wednesday that it has filed a lawsuit against YouTube and owner Google, alleging that the video-sharing site distributed and exploited its commercial property. Mediaset alleges that it found...

Company patents wishlists, sues almost everyone

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Florida based company "Channel Intelligence" filed for patent infringement on Tuesday against multitude of people and companies that offer "wishlists". Specifically, the wishlists in question are lists of desired products from the defendant's websites that...

Cable Company Empties 14,000 E-Mail Accounts

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Charter Communications officials believe a software error during routine maintenance caused the company to delete the contents of 14,000 customer e-mail accounts. There is no way to retrieve the messages, photos and other attachments that...

Salesforce.com President Leaves Company

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John Freeland has announced today that he leaving his position as president of worldwide operations at Salesforce.com, a company which creates on-demand customer relationship management (CRM) solutions, to become CEO and president at Information Resources,...

Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts goes golden

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THQ Inc. today announced Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts, developed by award-winning Real-Time Strategy (RTS) developer Relic Entertainment, has reached the gold master stage of development and is now entering manufacturing. Company of Heroes: Opposing...

Seagate: No Buyout Offer from Chinese Company

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Contrary to previous reports, Seagate Technology has announced the world's largest disk drive maker has not received an offer to be acquired by any foreign or domestic company and that it is not for sale....

Chinese Company Interested in Buying Seagate

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An unnamed Chinese technology company has shown interest in acquiring disk drive maker Seagate Technology, which owns about 30% of the world market share in the sector. The possibility of such a transaction raises concerns...

Beijing Software Company Sues Blizzard

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In a lawsuit disclosed just today, Beijing-based software company Founder Group has filed a lawsuit against Blizzard Entertainment, the creator of the "World of Warcraft," and WoW's local operator in China for allegedly using its...

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...

Google acquires server software company Peakstream

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Google has acquired Peakstream, a Redwood City, California-based developer of software for multicore and parallel processors. The search giant declined to disclose terms of the deal. Peakstream's flagship product, PeakStream Workstation for Microsoft Windows, was...

Company of Heroes DX10 Patch

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The DX10 patch for Company of Heroes has been released, bringing to v1.70 this real-time strategy game set in World War II and developed by Relic Entertainment. A playable demo can be found here. NVIDIA...

Microsoft buys mobile ad company ScreenTonic

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Microsoft has announced plans to buy ScreenTonic, a company that specializes in delivering localized ads to mobile devices, for an undisclosed sum. ScreenTonic, based in Paris and founded in 2001, will become part of Microsoft's...

Dutch internet TV company 'Joost' to show CNN

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Janus Friis and Niklas Zennstrom, the entrepreneurs who developed both Kazaa and Skype, are now using p2p technology to broadcast television via the Internet. Joost announced that it had signed several new content distribution agreements:...

Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts Announcement

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THQ Inc. today announced Company of Heroes™: Opposing Fronts™, the next chapter in the groundbreaking real-time strategy (RTS) franchise, from internal studio Relic Entertainment, is scheduled to launch in fall 2007 for Windows PC. Powered...

Microsoft says Zune Executive to leave the Company

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Bryan Lee, a senior Microsoft Corp. executive who oversaw the launch of its Zune digital music player, plans to leave the company. The corporate vice president at Microsoft's entertainment and devices division also played a...

DICE confirm Battlefield: Bad Company

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Digital Illusions today officially lifted the wraps in its latest title, Battlefield: Bad Company, for the Playstation3 and Xbox 360. Scheduled for release during 2007 and built upon the "Frostbite" game engine, it appears that...

Anti-Piracy Company Backs 'Openness'

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The company at the centre of a recent'e-scuffle' around DRM has pledged to be more open in its actions in thefuture. SunComm's MediaMax software was bundled on many popular Sony BMG musicCDs, including Kasabian and...

Company makes claims on XML patents

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Thanks Jugalator. Charlotte, N.C.-based Scientigop owns two patents (No. 5,842,213 and No. 6,393,426) covering the transfer of "data in neutral forms." These patents, one of which was applied for in 1997, are infringed upon by...

AOL Most Infected Web Network, company states

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Prolexic, a provider of security consulting products, has claimed that Deutsche Telecom, Wanadoo and AOL are Europe's top three internet providers for harboring infected PCs The primary attack of choice in the begginning...

Company claims holographic disk breakthrough

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InPhase Technologies reckons it can squeeze 200 gigabits on a single square inch of optical disk. This company showed off its holographic prototype at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention in Las Vegas this...

FTC Shuts Down Fraudulent Antispyware Company

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Chalk one up for the good guys. The FTC today announced that it's filed a restraining order against a company that allegedly offered Internet users a spyware scanner program that falsely reported that computers were...

Microsoft Acquires Anti-Spyware Leader GIANT Company

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Microsoft Corp. today announced that it has acquired GIANT Company Software Inc., a provider of top-rated anti-spyware and Internet security products. Microsoft will use intellectual property and technology assets from the acquisition to provide Microsoft®...

Yahoo Purchases E-Mail Search Company

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Yahoo has quietly purchased e-mail software company Stata Labs, in what could be an investment in a coming PC search tool to rival Google and Microsoft. Stata Labs sells an e-mail application called...

DVD-Copying Software Company Folds

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A maker of software that enabled users to copy DVDs and computer games folded Tuesday under the mounting weight of lawsuits by deep-pocketed movie studios and video game producers. In a posting on its...

OLED company files for initial public offering

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Cambridge Display Technology, a developer of next-generation screens for consumer electronics devices, has filed for an initial public offering with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Cambridge, England-based CDT filed late last week...

Software Company to End Pop-Up Ad Deluge

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A San Diego company has agreed to stop bombarding computer users with Internet pop-up ads to advertise its ad-blocking software, avoiding a court battle with the Federal Trade Commission. D Squared Solutions...

Company Makes Plans for Portable Fuel Cells

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For a while now getting fuel cell technology into notebooks and handhelds has been difficult. A company called Mobion has made what it believes is the right design to solve this problem. Mobion...

MSI sued by company claiming motherboard flaws

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Micro-Star International Co. Ltd., one of the world's top makers of computer motherboards, has been sued by a Vermont company seeking class-action status over claims that MSI's boards use a defective technology and are prone...

DVD copy company appeals ban

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Software maker 321 Studios, which until recently offered a way to make perfect copies DVDs, said it has appealed a pair of court rulings that bars it from selling its product. Judges in...

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