Hacker loses extradition appeal

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A Briton accused of hacking into top secret military computers has lost a Law Lords appeal against being extradited to stand trial in the US. Gary McKinnon, 42, could face a life sentence if...

Microsoft Loses Patent Appeal

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A federal appeals court has just ruled that Microsoft must pay more than $140 million for infringing on software patents owned by a Michigan-based technology company, z4 Technologies. The company had sued Microsoft and Autodesk,...

Colossus loses code-cracking race

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An amateur cryptographer has beaten Colossus in a code-cracking challenge set up to mark the end of a project to rebuild the pioneering computer. The competition saw Colossus return to code-cracking duties for the first...

Microsoft loses anti-trust appeal

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Microsoft has lost its appeal against a record 497m euro (£343m; $690m) fine imposed by the European Commission in a long-running competition dispute. The European Court of First Instance upheld the ruling that Microsoft had...

IMDb Loses Advertisers Over Adult Listings

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Barclaycard and The National Lottery have pulled advertisements from the Internet Movie Database (IMDB), one of the most comprehensive movie databases on the web, after their ads were shown next to adult movie listings. The...

TSA Loses Hard Drive With Personal Information

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The Transportation Security Agency has lost an external computer hard drive containing the personal, bank and payroll information of up to 100,000 of its former and current employees who worked for the TSA from January...

Gigabyte Loses $5 Million in Fraud

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Gigabyte has announced losing roughly $5 million USD due to an internal scandal committed by Chang Chaosong, factory manager at Ningbo Gigabyte Technology in China. Chang allegedly listed Gigabyte as a guarantor for a bank...

UK hacker loses extradition fight

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A London man has lost his High Court Fight against extradition to the US. He allegedly carried out the "biggest military computer hack of all time". Gary McKinnon, of north London, is accused of gaining...

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...

LCD TV Pioneer Sharp Loses Market Lead

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According to market research companies iSuppli and NPD Group's DisplaySearch, Sharp is no longer the world's leading maker of flat-panel TVs since rivals surpassed the Japanese company in unit shipments last year. Both research companies...

Zune Loses to iPod by 1 Point

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Cnet hosts a show called Prizefight in which two gadgets duke it out head to head for bragging rights of the Universe. It's like Frankenfights with less sources and in video. They break the...

File-sharing software firm loses US case

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Another file-sharing software maker has been found guilty of causing copyright infringement. A US judge has said the Morpheus software produced by StreamCast breaks the law. The ruling is another victory for the entertainment industry,...

Microsoft Loses in Eolas Patent Ruling

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Striking a blow to Microsoft, the U.S. Patent Office this week reaffirmed a key Web-browsing patent that the software maker is accused of infringing. In a decision made public Wednesday, the patent...

Google Loses AdWords Lawsuit

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A US district court has ruled against Google in a trade mark action over the sale of the terms "Geico" and "Geico Direct" in AdWords, its keyword advertising service. The judge found that there was...

Microsoft Loses EU Appeal

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The European Union (EU) have announced that it will uphold anti-trust fines against Microsoft in its on going case against the company. Court of First Instance President, Judge Bo Vesterdorf, dismissed Microsoft's appeal against a...

Canon loses printer recycling case

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Selling recycled Canon printer cartridges does not constitute an infringement of the company's intellectual property, the Tokyo District Court has ruled. The judgement marks the latest stage in Canon's legal battle against printer cartridge recycler...

Lexmark loses DMCA ink cartridge case

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Major printer company Lexmark has lost a case in a US court in which it tried to deploy the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) to prevent other companies making cartridges that work with its printers....

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...

Acclaim loses Turok, Baseball licenses

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There was further bad news for troubled publisher Acclaim in its latest round of regulatory disclosure documents, as the company admitted that it has lost the rights to the Turok franchise and Major League Baseball....

Music biz loses Net royalties fight in Canada

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The music industry's efforts to recoup money lost from Internet piracy were thwarted yet again Wednesday. The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that Internet service providers don't have to pay royalties to composers...

Studio loses Doom movie

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[UPDATE] After a year of development hell, Warner Bros. loses rights to the shooter-inspired project. However, who exactly is making the film is unclear. For once, the latest development in game movie...

Los Alamos Lab Loses More Data

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The Los Alamos National Laboratory, the nation's most important nuclear weapons lab, lost another hard disk drive filled with classified information, once again throwing a spotlight on lab officials who have been trying to re-emerge...

Microsoft loses bid to move RealNetworks trial

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A federal judge on Thursday denied Microsoft's motion for a change of venue in its pending case against RealNetworks, which charged the software giant with anticompetitive business tactics. U.S. District Court Judge...

Disney's Eisner Loses Chairman Role

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Embattled Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Michael Eisner on Wednesday was stripped of his role as chairman, but kept his position as chief executive even after 43 percent of shareholders voted against him in an...

Microsoft loses round in display patent case

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An Arizona judge has ruled that Microsoft infringed on display and printing technology patents, which could result in a jury decision amounting to hundreds of millions of dollars, according to court documents obtained by Reuters....

NASA loses contact with Mars rover

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Uh oh! "NASA scientists say they have lost contact with the robot rover Spirit on Mars and are unsure what caused the problem. Spirit project manager Pete Theisinger told a news briefing that...

Microsoft loses big deal in Munich

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Steve Ballmer, the Vole's whirling, sweat-machine monkey-boy CEO, seems to have struck out in Munich.(ed :O) That is the third-largest cityscape in Germany, gentle readers. As such, it's a major loss for Microsoft. The story...

UK 3G firm loses £150m loan

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Britain's only operational 3G mobile network has been dealt a blow after its partner, Dutch phone firm KPN, turned down a request for a £150m loan. The 3 network, controlled by Hong...

AMD Loses $854 million in 4th quarter

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Thats alot of money to loose... Advanced Micro Devices reported a bigger-than-expected loss for the fourth quarter, including a major restructuring charge for layoffs, consolidating facilities and writing off assets, as the chip...

AOL loses Internet privacy ruling

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A Virginia Supreme Court ruled against America Online in its efforts to protect the identity of one of its 35 million subscribers by asking the court to quash a subpoena calling for the member's name...

IBM loses supercomputer crown

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IBM has been thwarted at the finish line by NEC in the league of supercomputers. After last year's victory and a massive number of entries in the league last time the supercomputer giant has not...

IRS Loses 2,300 Computers

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The loss of 2,332 laptop computers, microcomputers and micro servers by the Internal Revenue Service over a three-year period has ranking Senate Finance Committee member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) demanding a harder look at funding for...

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