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Apple drops iPhone NDA

Apple has announced it has dropped the NDA (non disclosure agreement) regarding development of iPhone software. In a statement on the company's website Apple explains "We put the NDA in place because the iPhone OS... More...

Square Enix drops Tecmo bid

Less than 24 hours after Tecmo said no thanks to its $200 million offer, Square Enix has officially withdrawn it. Initially, the Japanese role-playing game giant didn't rule out a hostile bid for Tecmo. However,... More...

New Line drops HD DVD as well

It is now clear that New Line (Owned by Warner Bros.) will also drop HD DVD in favor of Blu-ray. The announcement comes on a day that can only be described as a nightmare for... More...

SonyStyle Drops 20GB PlayStation

The cheaper 20GB flavour of Sony Computer Entertainment's two PlayStation 3 consoles is getting harder to find in the U.S. In addition to Best Buy dropping the $500 version, Sony's own online store, SonyStyle, now... More...

Price Drops Boost LCD-TV Sales

iSuppli has raised its forecast by 3% to 75.2 million LCD-TVs, which is 42.7% higher than the 52.7 million units sold last year. While the growth is impressive, it marks a slowdown compared to 2006,... More...

Google Drops Beta Tag from Blogger

Google Blogger has officially left its beta tag behind. Google bought Pyra Labs in 2003 and introduce the beta version of "Blogger" last August. The Blogger web site now introduces "the new Blogger" on its... More...

Yahoo drops CEO salary to $1

On Friday, Yahoo's board of directors have brought Chairman and CEO Terry Semel's annual salary to one dollar! This is done while boosting overall future compensation through stock options and grants. In a filingwith the... More...

Dell Drops Hard-Drive MP3 Line

Dell Inc. stopped selling its most expensive digital music players after failing to take market share from Apple Computer Inc.'s iPod. Dell, the world's largest personal computer maker, discontinued three Digital Jukebox players that sell... More...

HP Drops iTunes, taps RealNetworks for Music

After several years of distributing Apple Computer's iTunes software with its new PCs, Hewlett-Packard is shifting its allegiances to rival RealNetworks' Rhapsody music service, the companies plan to announce Thursday. The computer... More...

FBI Drops Web Surveillance System

A computer system being produced by the FBI to read e-mails and other online communications has been dropped. Feds are instead turning to commercial software to eavesdrop on traffic during investigations into suspected criminals, terrorists... More...

Lycos Drops Spam-Fighting Screensaver

A week after its launch, internet portal Lycos has decided to pull the download of its controversial spam fighting screensaver. Dubbed "Makelovenotspam", the Lycos screensaver was designed to flood known spam servers with useless traffic,... More...

Top id tech drops Doom 3 details

Two weeks after Todd Hollenshead used his .plan to announce Doom 3 had gone gold, another id Software staffer has used his own .plan to reveal more details about the game. In a lengthy update,... More...

RIAA drops amnesty program

The Recording Industry Association of America has pulled the plug on a controversial program that offered file sharers amnesty from the group's legal campaign to stop the unauthorized swapping of music files over the Internet.... More...

Hollywood group drops DVD-copying case

A high-tech group associated with Hollywood has dropped a long-running lawsuit against a California programmer accused of publishing DVD-cracking code online, attorneys for both sides said Thursday. The DVD Copy Control Association... More...

Dell drops prison labor

Dell Computer said Thursday it will stop using a contractor that relies on prison labor to dismantle and recycle computers. Dell said it has hired two new contractors to perform the work,... More...

Microsoft Drops PC Controller Line

Microsoft announced today that, as of this month, they will halt development of their SideWinder series of PC joysticks, gamepads, steering wheels and force-feedback devices. The SideWinder lineup will still be available in stores as... More...

West Virginia drops Microsoft appeal

West Virginia's attorney general said Monday he would drop the state's appeal of the landmark Microsoft antitrust settlement, leaving Massachusetts as the final hold-out pushing for stricter sanctions. West Virginia Attorney General... More...

SCO Group drops old Caldera name

SCO Group, which turned its ownership of Unix intellectual property into a Linux-related lawsuit against IBM and a legal threat to hundreds of companies, has officially dropped its old name of Caldera International. The measure... More...

ICANN drops directly elected board seats

The group that oversees Internet addresses finalized changes Thursday that end direct elections to its board of directors -- a move critics complain could make the group indifferent to ordinary users and hurt innovation. ... More...

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