Microsoft's piracy fight gains momentum in China

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In his first official visit to the United States in 2006, China President Hu Jintao arrived for dinner at Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates' house with a gift for the host. Shortly before Hu's Seattle...

Google Share Gains Quicken in U.S. Search Market

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According to a monthly study by comScore Networks, Google Incorporated showed a marked acceleration in U.S. market share gains in the last month; the web search leader's search market grew to 48.1% in February from...

Firefox Loses Browser Share, Safari Gains

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According Aliso Viejo, California-based Net Applications' January 2007 report, Mozilla Firefox has lost browser market share (from 14% to 13.7%) while Apple's Safari has grown in browser usage (from 4.2% to 4.7%). For Firefox, this...

Linux Gains Traction in Software Market

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No one expects Linux to make a big dent in Microsoft's dominance in desktop operating systems, but current trends suggest that Linux will enjoy "a gentle adoption curve," said Patrick Kerpan, a founder of the...

UK's Freeview gains first free movies channel

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Channel 4's once subscriber-only film channel FilmFour is becoming Freeview's first truly free movies channel as it launches tonight (Sunday) at 9pm with the film Lost in Translation. As reported in February the move is...

Google Checkout Gains Rapid Adoption

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Early this month Google launched Google Checkout - online payment system. This system is focused on providing security to users and vendors. Surprisingly Google announced that its Checkout system would not attempt to compete with...

Linux gains enhanced WiFi stack

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The day when WiFi cards "just work" under Linux may be fast approaching. WiFi software stack specialist Devicescape has released its "Advanced Datapath" 802.11 driver stack to the open source community under the GPL, and...

Firefox Gains Universal Support

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It was noted by several users at Mac Rumors that the popular free browser Firefox gained native support for both PPC and Intel Macs Friday with the 1.5.0.2 release. Here is a quote from...

UK gains first free movies channel

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Channel 4 are continuing the UK's digital free-to-air revolution by providing their subscriber service, FilmFour, free of charge. Bosses have decided to enable anyone with a digital...

Sony's Blu-Ray Gains Another Ally

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It has been reported today that Sony's next generation optical media, Blu-Ray, has gained another ally in the ever changing format battle. The newest supporter of Sony's format is Warner Bros, one of the largest...

Internet Explorer Gains Ground on Firefox

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The open-source Firefox browser may be the new kid in town, but Microsoft Latest News about Microsoft is out to show that the sheriff is back with a vengeance, according to some analysts. New figures...

VU Games Gains Unreal Engine 3.0 License

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Vivendi Universal Games announced on Wednesday that they had gained licensing for the next Unreal engine accross all next generation consoles and of course, the PC. The deal, made between VU and...

Intel loses, AMD gains market share

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Last quarter chip giant Intel lost some of its market share to its rival AMD (among others such as Via and IBM). Though Intel didn't lose enough to cry about it shows that that...

Antipiracy bill gains new ally

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For those of you not familiar the Induce Act is a new law that's being proposed on capital hill. This law would make consumer electronic manufactures responsible for copyright piracy. Such devices as...

Yahoo Search Gains on Google

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Google may be getting most of the attention among search engines, especially with its upcoming initial public offering, but new Forrester Research data on search habits shows Yahoo is still getting a big piece of...

Linux backers foresee desktop gains

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Linux may be entrenched in the data center, but it will need some sprucing up before the upstart operating system grabs a significant spot on desktop PCs. Cosmetic improvements, more and better...

Centrino Gains 802.11g Support

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Intel announced its first 802.11g wireless chip for notebooks bearing the Centrino banner, the company says in a release on Thursday. The Intel Pro/Wireless 2200BG chip allows users to connect to either 802.11b or 802.11g...

AMD Opteron Gains Support from Memory Makers

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One of the world's most known memory experts – Transcend – released its new registered PC3200 memory modules for server applications in general and AMD Opteron-powered solutions in particular. Transcend's new 1GB PC3200 memory modules...

Office 11 gains developer tools

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Thanks xpguy...Microsoft plans to unveil on Monday a tool for customizing Office 11 applications based on its Visual Studio programming environment. The new tool, code-named Visual Studio Tools for Office, exploits the data-sharing capabilities of...

Microsoft gains hosting ally in Ensim

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Web site hosting software maker Ensim has announced a new version of its software for managing hosted Web sites that run on Windows, a potential lift for Microsoft as the company looks to expand its...

AMD gains ground in Taiwanese market

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Thers's an intersting piece at Digi Times, an excellent site for any of you trollers out there, which shows that AMD is making serious inroads into Intel's market share on the island of Taiwan. ...

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