Google scraps newspaper ad program

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Google posted in their blog on Tuesday that they will be putting an end to Google Newspaper-ads, which currently links more than 800 U.S. based newspaper, after a failed attempt to sell the business. ...

Nvidia Scraps "Designed by Nvidia"

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Nvidia Corp. will reportedly end its "Designed by Nvidia" mainboard marketing program due to lackluster welcome by mainboard suppliers. While the company will continue to offer reference design devices to its partners, the whole chipset...

Chicago Scraps Plans for Municipal Wi-Fi Network

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An ambitious plan to blanket Chicago with wireless broadband Internet will be shelved because of its cost and projected limited usage, city officials said Tuesday. "We realized - after much consideration - that we needed...

Mobile firm 3 scraps roaming fees

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Mobile phone network 3 has abolished roaming charges for its UK customers in seven nations including Italy, Australia and the Republic of Ireland. Its users will no longer be charged extra for making or receiving...

AOL Scraps Music Now in Favor of Napster

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AOL has scrapped AOL Music Now and is calling Napster their exclusive supplier of subscription music for its AOL Music site. Over the next 60 days, AOL's 350,000 paid accounts will be transferred over to...

Rockstar scraps bully for Xbox

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Rockstar has confirmed today that Bully, currently in development at the company's Vancouver studio, will be an exclusive title for PlayStation2. The news comes as recent trends show a massive drop in support for Microsoft's...

eBay Scraps Plans to Sell Live Pets Online

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Online auction giant eBay has cancelled plans to offer live pets for sale online after receiving thousands of negative letters from its users, according to the Associated Press. While eBay has...

Microsoft Scraps Old Encryption in New Code

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Microsoft is banning certain cryptographic functions from new computer code, citing increasingly sophisticated attacks that make them less secure, according to a company executive. The Redmond, Wash., software company instituted a new policy for...

Mozilla Scraps Firefox 1.1, Looks to 1.5

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Mozilla has just updated the Firefox development roadmap to reflect a decision on the next major release of the popular open-source browser. The non-profit foundation has decided to increase the version number of the next...

Yahoo scraps enterprise IM

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Yahoo confirmed on Thursday that it is no longer selling a version of its popular instant-messaging service for corporations, ending the Web portal's attempt to sell IM as a software package. The dropping...

Microsoft Scraps Eagerly Awaited Online Game

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Microsoft Corp said on Thursday it has scrapped plans to roll out an online game that was supposed to help it revive the fortunes of its Xbox game console in Japan. "True Fantasy Live Online,"...

Microsoft scraps Hailstorm

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Thanks to Wickedkitten for posting in BPN .NET My Services, Microsoft Corp's high-profile set of XML web services postponed eight months ago, seems to have dropped off the company's 2003 roadmap....

America Online scraps teen shopping

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America Online has banned teens from its shopping areas, following criticism that the proprietary online service allowed young adults to buy pornography, alcohol and tobacco from partner sites. AOL spokesman Nicholas Graham said Monday that...

Calif. scraps agency at heart of Oracle flap

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In the wake of a bungled state contract with Oracle, California officials on Wednesday effectively shut down the agency that negotiated the controversial software deal and ran an expensive state Web site. ...

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