Impulse Exceeds One Million Customers

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Stardock announced that its digital download platform, Impulse has exceeded one million customers since its launch last summer. Impulse enables users to purchase and download PC software including games, utilities and applications. The nine-month-old Impulse...

Broadband customers put on hold

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A survey looking at UK broadband services has revealed a downturn in customer satisfaction levels. Customer complaints now outnumber service-related enquiries by 52% to 48%, the study by market research firm JD Power found. According...

U.S. Withdraws Subpoena Seeking Amazon Customers

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Federal prosecutors have withdrawn a subpoena seeking the identities of thousands of people who bought used books through online retailer Amazon.com Inc., newly unsealed court records show. The withdrawal came after a judge ruled the...

Dell Enlists Celebrities to Beg for Customers

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In a definite "outside the box" move designed to boost holiday sales, computer-maker Dell Inc. has enlisted Burt Reynolds, Ice-T, and other celebrities to help customers raise money to buy products for themselves or others....

Jobs Says Apple Customers Not into Renting Music

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Apple Incorporated Chief Executive Steve Jobs has indicated he is unlikely to give in to calls from the music industry to add a subscription-based model to Apple's wildly popular iTunes online music store. "Never say...

Judge puts halt on new Vonage customers

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A federal judge has ordered Vonage not to accept any new customers while it continues to infringe on Verizon Communications patents covering some aspects of Internet phone calls. U.S. District Judge Claude Hilton said it...

Google Apps Customers Miffed Over Downtime

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Google Incorported is having problems keeping its uptime pledge to some paying customers of its Google Apps suite of hosted services. Little over a month after introducing Google Apps' Premier version, which includes a 99.99%...

Pharming Attack Targeted Bank Customers Worldwide

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According to Henry Gonzalez, senior security researcher for Websense, an attack that targeted online customers of at least 50 financial institutions in the U.S., Europe and Asia-Pacific was shut down this week. The pharming attack...

Apple Denies Customers Education iMac

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In an echo of the furore that met the release of the original eMac, Apple has withdrawn its new education-only iMac from sale to individuals. The new product was available for purchase by individual...

Intel: Our other customers aren't boring

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Apple's television ads for its new Macs boast that for years, Intel'schips have been "trapped inside PCs--dull little boxes, dutifullyperforming dull little tasks." Now, the voiceover proclaims, the Intel processor will finally be set free....

FCC Requirement Could Strand VoIP Customers

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On Tuesday, the Federal Communications Commission plans to begin enforcing its requirement that Net phone services who connect to the public telephone network--known as "interconnected" services--receive acknowledgment from 100 percent of their customers about 911...

Microsoft Customers Evaluate Sanctions

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Microsoft customers and competitors will tell the European Commission within 10 days if the software giant's latest offer to comply with sanctions is acceptable to them, a Commission spokesman said on Friday. "The Commission will...

AOL Tells Customers to Find New Carrier

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America Online, which earlier this year stopped signing up new broadband customers, is telling existing broadband subscribers in nine Southern states that they must find a new broadband carrier by Jan. 17. Those customers...

Customers with Half-Life 2 coupons

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ATI Technologies Inc. today announced that customers who received a Half-Life 2 coupon with their purchase of a RADEON® 9600 or RADEON® 9800 product will receive an added bonus – entry into Valve's Counter-Strike:...

IBM to Design Chips for Customers

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IBM is launching a new program aimed at helping fabless semiconductor companies. It's expensive, often prohibitivly so, for semiconductor companies to solve their own design problems, or to have design shops manufacture their product....

SCO CEO: No need to sue more customers

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As The SCO Group Inc.'s reseller and developer community gathers for its annual SCO Forum convention in Las Vegas this week, one question on many attendees' minds will be whether the company's future will be...

Customers report 4G iPod blemishes

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Not all fourth-generation iPod owners are happy lately. It's not a performance problem, but the appearance of smears, scratches and blemishes on the music player's case. It's not just the smears, scratches, and...

Gates Updates Customers On Microsoft's Security Push

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Once again, Microsoft's chief software architect is beating the drum on security. In a letter e-mailed to Microsoft customers, Chairman Bill Gates cited the evolving nature of security threats to personal computers, which he said...

Sun: Microsoft forcing customers to upgrade

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Sun Microsystems' top software executive criticized Microsoft's decision to drop older software products that rely on Java software and offered a steep discount on Sun's own desktop software. In an open letter...

HP Offers Legal Protection To Linux Customers

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Businesses who buy the open-source operating system from HP won't have to worry about a lawsuit from the SCO Group. Hewlett-Packard said Wednesday that it would protect its Linux customers from any legal...

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