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Gates: Microsoft won't launch iPhone Rival

During an interview with Germany's Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Chairman Bill Gates revealed that Microsoft will not launch a product that competes directly with Apple's iPhone: "No, we won't do that. In the so-called smart phone... More...

Blu-ray Burning Its High-def DVD Rival

Trade publication Home Media Magazine has released figures, based on studio estimates and Nielsen VideoScan point-of-sale data, which conclude that in the first quarter, 70% of high definition movies were in the Blu-ray Disc format... More...

Yahoo readies iTunes rival for launch

Web giant Yahoo is poised to launch a new digital store and music player, aiming to compete more directly with Apple Computer's successful iTunes service, according to sources familiar with the project. ... More...

An Open Source Effort to rival Windows

The government, electronics manufacturers and software makers launched a forum Friday to promote the development of a new operating system for next-generation networked appliances and other smart devices. The forum is... More...

MPEG-4 rival raises antitrust specter

Video-compression provider On2 Technologies is taking a swing at MPEG-4, complaining that companies cooperating to create a digital media standard may run afoul of antitrust laws. New York-based On2 said Tuesday that it has... More...

Morpheus woes lift rival from obscurity

Australia-based Sharman Networks came from nowhere to buy the Kazaa Media Desktop and now carries bragging rights as the world's largest file-swapping network. The surprise shutdown of the popular Morpheus file-trading software... More...

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