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Office Opens Up

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Microsoft has just announced plans to add new file formats to Microsoft Office 2007. The formats include ODF, PDF, and XPS. These new formats will come in the form of a Service Pack,...

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Thanks to the Dell's decision to open the company's newest and most advanced manufacturing facility in Poland, Dell production and personalization capabilities will now be closer to increasing numbers of consumers and businesses in Central...

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A new research lab at the prestigious Parsons design school aims to develop video games with a conscience - called "serious games" - and study whether playing them can be a force for social good....

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Google's YouTube said two days ago that it would expand its pilot advertising program to a select number of amateurs, giving more users a shot to make money from their homemade videos. YouTube said it...

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The European Commission announced today that it had opened an in-depth investigation of plans by IBM to buy Swedish business software company Telelogic AB for about 5.2 billion crowns ($798.6 million). The proposed transaction raises...

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Facebook Opens Profiles to Public

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Popular social networking site Facebook has added a public-facing search function in a move which is likely to anger privacy advocates. The function will initially allow anyone who is not registered with the site to...

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Google opens click-fraud Web site

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Google has launched the Ad Traffic Quality Resource Center, an online "resource center" concerning click fraud, which many consider a potential threat to the search giant's main source of revenue: Pay-per-click advertising. In the pay-per-click...

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IBM Corp. is helping shepherd increasing numbers of local software companies onto the global stage as they move outside of the comfort zone of their home markets. As well as software vendors looking to grow...

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Yahoo on Wednesday is expected to release software that will allow third-party developers to write applications using Yahoo Mail. The move to open up the application programming interfaces (APIs) to Yahoo Mail is meant to...

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Firefox 3.0, the open-source browser which is slated for release in the second half of 2007, will include many new features, including offline support for Web applications and new bookmark and search features. While the...

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BitTorrent has launched the BitTorrent Entertainment Network, featuring a comprehensive library of digital entertainment content available for free, for rent and for purchase from 20th Century Fox, Lions Gate, MTV Networks, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros....

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Sweden is hoping to increase the country's profile by establishing an officially sanctioned embassy in the Second Life virtual online world. A digitally created building will be based on Sweden's actual embassy in Washington and...

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Sun opens Java

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Sun Microsystems Inc. of Santa Clara, Calif., has released the source code to its widely used Java programming language. Analysts see the move as one that should widen the reach of the already-prevalent language. The...

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The infamous DRM hacker "DVD John", known by his friends and family as Jon Johansen, has successfully reverse engineered Apple's FairPlay digital rights management technology. However, Johansen is taking a different approach this time. He...

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Yahoo Opens Hack Day to Developers

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We've opened up Yahoo! from the inside out with our world-renowned Hack Day, and from the outside in through the Yahoo! Developer Network. Now we're opening up Yahoo! itself to a select group of hackers...

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Microsoft is rushing to fix a flaw introduced by the company's latest security update to Internet Explorer--a flaw that opens Windows users to attack, a security firm said on Tuesday. The flaw, initially thought to...

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Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers, announced the opening of a new studio in Sofia, Bulgaria. Alexandru-Ion Radu, recently named director of recruitment and training at Ubisoft's Romania studio, has been appointed...

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Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers, today announced the launch of the official Web site for Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent. Available at http://www.splintercell.com – the only place to get your...

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Sun Microsystems today complemented the release of two new serverswith some potentially significant changes to its processor architecturelicensing policy and the way in which Oracle will price its databasefor the fresh gear. We covered...

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Half-Life 2 developer gathers modders, mappers, and modelers for "how-tos" and online discussion. The tight bond between avid underground game developers and modders has gotten a bit cozier thanks to Valve. The...

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Sun Microsystems may be warming up to the idea of selling Microsoft's Windows operating system on its servers. Tom Goguen, vice president of operating platform marketing for Sun, said this week that while Sun currently...

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Despite helping to launch the Mozilla Foundation and releasing the code to its AOL Server software, America Online has never been synonymous with open source. But a number of new initiatives could change AOL's proprietary...

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CherryOS, the Mac emulator for Windows that has been dogged by controversy, is to be released as an open-source project on May 1, according to its creator. Jim Kartes, president of Maui X-Stream Inc., confirmed...

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