Skype Launches Low-Cost Global Calling Plans

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Skype on Monday launched an aggressive $9.95-a-month international calling plan for U.S. customers that includes landlines and some cell phone calls to 34 countries. The action by the eBay unit comes just days after eBay's...

Dell launches low-cost PC in China

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Dell has launched a new low-cost desktop PC aimed at grabbing market share in China. The Dell EC280 comes with Windows XP, as opposed to Vista, and comes in a few different variations, depending on...

ATI Enables Low-Cost HDTV Sets

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ATI Technologies, a developer of graphics, video and multimedia technologies, unveiled at IFA exhibition in Berlin, Germany, its new Xillon 260 chip for processing of high-definition TV streams. The new processor is compatible with all...

Microsoft: Low-cost Windows Gaining Ground

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Microsoft said it has sold 100,000 copies of its Windows XP Starter Edition, the first indication of the popularity of the low-cost operating system. Will Poole, senior vice president of Microsoft's Windows...

Microsoft Expands Low-Cost Windows to Mexico

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Microsoft said Tuesday that it is expanding its Windows XP Starter Edition to include Mexico, with plans to eventually offer the low-cost operating system throughout Latin America. The software maker said that...

Indian firm unveils low-cost Linux-based PCs

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Indian technology firm Encore Software will soon offer a low-priced Linux-based mobile computer, the company announced on Tuesday. The new machine, called Mobilis, is powered by Intel's XScale PXA255 200/400MHz processor and...

AMD debuts low-cost Net device

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Advanced Micro Devices on Thursday formally announced a low-cost Internet device targeted at emerging markets. As reported earlier, AMD's Personal Internet Communicator is designed to provide Net connectivity and Windows-based computing...

Intel brings out low-cost laptop chips

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Intel on Monday introduced a budget chip for notebooks that the company hopes will bring wireless computing to the masses. The Celeron M is a discount version of the Pentium M processor,...

Sun inches toward low-cost computing

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Sun Microsystems Inc. demonstrated Oracle Corp.'s new database software running on a cluster of its Intel Corp.-based servers this week, its latest step toward offering customers a low-cost alternative to its proprietary Unix servers. Sun...

CSR debuts low-cost Bluetooth printing

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Cypress Semiconductor and the UK's Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR) have teamed up on a low-cost Bluetooth attachment for USB printers that allows wireless printing directly from Bluetooth-enabled devices. The USB dongle combines Cypress' USB On-The-Go...

Sun to Show Plans for Low-Cost Linux PC

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Computer maker Sun Microsystems Inc. will announce on Wednesday plans for inexpensive desktop computers based on the free Linux operating system in a bid to undermine archrival Microsoft Corp. Marking a second...

Sun counters Intel with low-cost UltraSPARCs

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Even as Intel Corp. invades Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Unix-based enterprise server territory, Sun is staging a flanking maneuver to attack the low-end and Web-based server markets that Intel has come to dominate. In...

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