Blizzard wins Warcraft bot battle

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Blizzard has won the first round of a legal battle against the maker of software that automates game play in World of Warcraft. It brought the case against MDY Industries claiming its WowGlider program...

AT&T wins 12MHz spectrum

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The US Federal Communications Commission has approved the purchase by AT&T of 12MHz of wireless spectrum that covers 60 per cent of the US. AT&T bought the spectrum from Aloha Spectrum Holdings. The spectrum, in...

When Spyware Wins

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If you're reading this, you're probably that guy. You know, the one whose friends and neighbors and family members call when their computers stop working. When you arrive, you often discover that the PC isn't...

Google Wins Again

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In no shock to anyone, Google once again was the giant among search sites, as it took a 58. 5 percent share of the search market in October in the United States. According to Internet...

MS wins Patent Suit over tech that improves XP Boot Time

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Acacia, a company that buys patents and sues other companies, bought U.S. patent 5933639, which was issued in 1999 to Acceleration Software International Corporation, and formed a company called Computer Acceleration Corporation, which then took...

eBay Wins Trademark Suit

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Internet auction site EBay has blocked retailer Perfumebay.com from using a Web site address ending with "ebay" after an appeals court ruled it was trademark infringement. Perfumebay, a seller of designer perfumes over the Internet,...

Gears of War wins Joystick awards

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Third person shooter Gears of War has scooped the "Ultimate Game of the Year Award" at the Golden Joysticks. The title sold more than 3 million copies in 10 weeks and won three more awards...

Sport Airplane Wins NASA Challenge

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The US Space Agency NASA has just awarded $250,000 in prize money this weekend to teams competing in a personal aircraft vehicle race sponsored by the Cafe Foundation at the Charles Schultz Sonoma County Airport...

PC Tools wins battle against Zango

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A court has denied Zango's application for a Temporary Restraining Order which sought to compel security software provider PC Tools to entirely remove the detection of its products by PC Tools' Spyware Doctor, claiming that...

IBM Wins Swiss Bank Deal Worth $460 Million

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IBM has won a five-year deal, which it claims is worth $460 million, to provide Switzerland's Banque Cantonale Vaudoise with a broad range of tech services while assuming management control of the bank's internal IT...

Microsoft Wins an Emmy

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DirectX won an Emmy for Pioneering Work in Near and Real-Time Fully Programmable Shading Via Modern Graphics Processors. Microsoft Windows also won for Streaming Media Architectures and Components. Congrats to both teams! ...

Robotic Baby Seal Wins Top Award

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The Japanese government sponsored the Robot Awards 2006 in order to promote research and development in the robotics industry. They winner? A robotic seal. The furry sea mammal is used for therapy with the elderly...

BAFTA Awards - GRAW wins GOTY

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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (you know, BAFTA) held their 4th annual video game awards show yesterday in the UK (no way?! ) and some of the results may surprise you. The...

IBM wins hybrid supercomputer deal

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IBM has won a deal to build a supercomputer at Los Alamos National Laboratory that will pair more than 16,000 AMD Opteron processors with more than 16,000 Cell processors to try to reach a new...

Intel Wins Vietnam License for Chip Plant

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Vietnam has approved the issue of a license to Intel Corp, the world's largest microchip maker, to build a $605 million plant to produce chips and computer parts in a deal that officials hope could...

RIM Wins UK Patent Case

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The High Court has ruled that the BlackBerry service can keep running in the UK. Research in Motion secured a legal victory on Thursday when the High Court ruled that a patent claim brought...

Net Spam Victim Wins Landmark Case

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Spam victim Nigel Roberts has won a landmark victory, successfully suing Media Logistics UK who had spammed him with junk mail. Under new EU laws companies can be sued for sending unwanted e-mails. Mr Roberts,...

Stanford Team Wins DARPA Competition

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On Saturday, Stanford University's robot vehicle "Stanley" won the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Grand Challenge in the Mojave Desert, taking home a $2 million first prize. Entrants into the race had to navigate...

Australian Man Wins "Mod Chip" Case Against Sony

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Eddie Stevens, an Australian computer technician who owns a business inserting mod chips into Playstation and Xbox consoles, has won a four year legal battle against Sony after the industry giant sued him 2001. ...

CA Wins Deal to Protect 20M AOL Users

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America Online is deploying anti-spyware technology from CA in a new version of its client software. America Online Inc. on Wednesday announced ASP (AOL Spyware Protection) 2.0, which uses Computer Associates International Inc.'s eTrust PestPatrol...

Microsoft wins Right to Appeal Novell Suit

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A federal judge in Baltimore has accepted Microsoft's request for an appeal against the remaining charges in its antitrust suit with Novell. U.S. District Court Judge J. Frederick Motz ruled that there...

Blizzard Wins Lawsuit on Video Game Hacking

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A federal appeals court has ruled that computer programmers do not have the right to reverse-engineer Blizzard Entertainment's video games to improve their playability. The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in St....

Creative wins MP3 player patent

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One of Apple's main rivals in the digital audio player market, Creative Technology, has been awarded a patent for the interface used on many players. Creative said the patent applied to its players, as...

Sony Wins PSP Import Dispute

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Over in the UK, Sony wins a lawsuit against an online retailer who was importing units of the new portable console. Sony Computer Entertainment Europe announced today that it has won its legal dispute with...

AMD Wins Rights To See Third-Party Documents

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Advanced Micro Devices Inc. won another skirmish in what promises to become another protracted war in the courts action against Intel. The company has won a motion to serve document preservation subpoenas against computer makers,...

Sony Wins Injunction Against PSP Importer

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Online retailer ElectricBirdLand ordered to stop selling handhelds with immediate effect. Online retailer ElectricBirdLand was today ordered to cease selling imported PSP consoles with immediate effect after Sony Computer Entertainment won an...

Opera wins PC World award

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Opera Software today announced that for the second year running it has received PC World's World Class 2005 award for its Opera Web browser. This accolade of excellence is based on Opera's attractive and feature-rich...

Microsoft wins email technology patent

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Microsoft has won a patent that could give the company control of certain essential features found in multiple email applications. The company was granted US patent number 6,895,426 on Tuesday. The patent covers, "treating electronic...

Florida Wins Spammer Injunction

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Florida prosecutors have been granted an injunction against two men accused of running mass e-mailing operations, in what is the state's first victory against spam. The move will prevent Scott Filary, 25, and Donald Townsend,...

[H]ard|OCP Wins Case Against Infinium

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HardOCP has spent close to $200,000 since February of last year in order to keep this article in question online. The law firm of Storm & Hemingway have been incredible to work with and are...

New WINS Exploits Making Rounds

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Almost a month after Microsoft released a fix for a security issue in the WINS (Windows Internet Name Service) name server, malicious exploits continue to haunt tardy network administrators. According to an alert from the...

IBM wins 10-year Honeywell deal

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IBM has won a long-term contract from Honeywell worth several hundred million dollars, its largest military-aerospace engineering contract since IBM exited the field a decade ago, it said Monday. The agreement between...

Microsoft wins £500m NHS contract

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Microsoft has won a £500m contract to provide desktop software to the National Health Service. The deal followed personal negotiations between Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and NHS IT chief Richard Granger. The contract runs for...

Blizzard wins ruling against BnetD

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Federal court deems fan-run Starcraft servers in violation of Blizzard EULAs. Blizzard Entertainment has won a summary judgment in federal district court against members of the BnetD project. Initiated in 1998 by...

Kodak wins Java lawsuit

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It returns to court next week to seek $1.06 billion in damages from Sun Eastman Kodak Co. will return to U.S. District Court next week to seek $1 billion in damages from...

Microsoft Wins Office Patent Case

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Microsoft Corp. has won a favorable jury verdict in a 2-year-old patent-infringement case regarding technology used in its Office productivity suite. After a two-week trial, a jury in U.S. District Court in Providence, R.I., ruled...

HardOCP wins legal round against Infinium

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The cold, HardOCP's lawyers have won a ruling in their case against Infinium Labs. The ruling essentially forces Infinium and the company's founder, Timothy Roberts, to produce a boatload of information. The info required includes...

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