Neowin News Feed for: Drops Neowin News Feed for: Drops en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Apple introducing new, cheaper Macs very shortly? <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/996709829apple-logo-1.jpg" alt="" /></div>What have we got here? A delicious Apple rumor, of which could actually be true, taking into account the current economy. As AppleInsider is reporting, various sources have informed the technology world that Apple is... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sam Symons) Thu, 30 Apr 2009 20:28:16 +0000 Apple drops iPhone NDA <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/996709829apple-logo-1.jpg" alt="" /></div>Apple has announced it has dropped the NDA (non disclosure agreement) regarding development of iPhone software. In a statement on the company's website Apple explains &quot;We put the NDA in place because the iPhone OS... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Wed, 01 Oct 2008 15:40:12 +0000 Square Enix drops Tecmo bid <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/nw_dailynews-new.gif" alt="" /></div>Less than 24 hours after Tecmo said no thanks to its $200 million offer, Square Enix has officially withdrawn it. Initially, the Japanese role-playing game giant didn't rule out a hostile bid for Tecmo. However,... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 08 Sep 2008 08:04:30 +0000 Xbox 360 HD DVD Emulator Drops From $2,999 To Free <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In December, Microsoft released a $2,999 Xbox 360 HD DVD emulator that allowed developers to test HD DVD projects on the 360 from a USB drive or networked PC. It was an easy way to... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 06 Mar 2008 11:32:28 +0000 New Line drops HD DVD as well <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>It is now clear that New Line (Owned by Warner Bros.) will also drop HD DVD in favor of Blu-ray. The announcement comes on a day that can only be described as a nightmare for... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sun, 06 Jan 2008 19:02:13 +0000 Samsung Quietly Drops the Price of Blu-Ray Disc Player <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Samsung Electronics, a leading maker of various equipment, has quietly started to sell its BD-P1400 Blu-ray disc (BD) player for $299 in certain locations. The decision moves Blu-ray format into the same price range as... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Tue, 11 Dec 2007 10:33:22 +0000 AMD drops out of the Top 10 of Semiconductors <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>According to Toms Hardware, AMD has drop 3 places to #11th, while Intel managed to solidify its expansion in the market place. The acquisition of ATI helped AMD to enter the chip top 10 last... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Thu, 29 Nov 2007 11:21:32 +0000 AOL drops free Kaspersky anti-virus, offers McAfee <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>AOL has quietly stopped offering its free Active Virus Shield software in favor of a competing alternative from vendor McAfee. The free anti-virus software, based on technology from Kaspersky Lab, had been available for the... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Thu, 09 Aug 2007 13:13:50 +0000 Microsoft drops Digital Image Suite <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft Corp. has discontinued a line of digital photo software, saying that the functions can now be found in Windows Vista and other Microsoft software. Copies of Digital Image Suite will be available while supplies... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Mon, 18 Jun 2007 10:41:39 +0000 Sony Drops Price of Incoming Blu-ray Player <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Sony has announced that its second-generation Blu-ray Disc player, originally set to launch at $599.99 this summer, will ship to retailers this week at a reduced price of $499.99. The BDP-300 will essentially cost half... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 04 Jun 2007 18:49:06 +0000 Microsoft drops hints about Internet Explorer 8 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>At the Mix'07 conference in Las Vegas&mdash;Microsoft's annual event for web designers and developers&mdash;the spotlight has largely been on Microsoft's Silverlight platform, formerly known as Windows Presentation Foundation/Everywhere. Silverlight is a set of tools for... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Thu, 03 May 2007 09:40:20 +0000 Microsoft Drops Lawsuit Against FairUse4WM <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Late last year, a team of coders found a way to strip the WM DRM system from media files, allowing playback of said media on any device, with a tool called FairUse4WM. Claiming the creator... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 11 Apr 2007 01:09:48 +0000 SonyStyle Drops 20GB PlayStation <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The cheaper 20GB flavour of Sony Computer Entertainment's two PlayStation 3 consoles is getting harder to find in the U.S. In addition to Best Buy dropping the $500 version, Sony's own online store, SonyStyle, now... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 09 Apr 2007 15:22:16 +0000 Price Drops Boost LCD-TV Sales <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>iSuppli has raised its forecast by 3% to 75.2 million LCD-TVs, which is 42.7% higher than the 52.7 million units sold last year. While the growth is impressive, it marks a slowdown compared to 2006,... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 14 Mar 2007 05:24:51 +0000 Motorola cuts 3,500 jobs as profit drops sharply <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Following Nokia, Motorola is the world's second-largest wireless handset vendor. Despite the company's recent success, Motorola has recently reported a 48% plunge in its fourth quarter profit, from $1.2 billion in 2005 to $624 million... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sat, 20 Jan 2007 06:46:09 +0000 Google Drops Beta Tag from Blogger <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google Blogger has officially left its beta tag behind. Google bought Pyra Labs in 2003 and introduce the beta version of &quot;Blogger&quot; last August. The Blogger web site now introduces &quot;the new Blogger&quot; on its... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 21 Dec 2006 09:07:29 +0000 Archlord drops PLAYplus system <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>ArchLord&#153;, the MMORPG where one player will rule the world, [will ship to stores in North America on October 3rd] will launch on Friday 6th October, Codemasters Online Gaming confirmed today. It is also announced... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Todd Tanner) Thu, 28 Sep 2006 20:44:23 +0000 N.Y. Politician Drops 'Porn' Lawsuit Against Google <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A Long Island politician has dropped a federal lawsuit that had claimedthe search engine company Google Inc. profits from child pornography. Jeffrey Toback, a member of the Nassau County Legislature fromOceanside, filed suit in May... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 23 Jun 2006 18:09:37 +0000 AMD Plans Major CPU Price Drops Day After "Conroe" <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Submitted by member oddcrap with thanks to Blackima for first reporting this in BPN. AMD will drastically cut prices on its desktop processors after the July 23rd release of Intel's Core 2... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 13 Jun 2006 17:16:05 +0000 Yahoo drops CEO salary to $1 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>On Friday, Yahoo's board of directors have brought Chairman and CEO Terry Semel's annual salary to one dollar! This is done while boosting overall future compensation through stock options and grants. In a filingwith the... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sun, 04 Jun 2006 02:44:15 +0000 Dell Drops Hard-Drive MP3 Line <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Dell Inc. stopped selling its most expensive digital music players after failing to take market share from Apple Computer Inc.'s iPod. Dell, the world's largest personal computer maker, discontinued three Digital Jukebox players that sell... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 06 Feb 2006 20:07:52 +0000 HP Drops iTunes, taps RealNetworks for Music <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>After several years of distributing Apple Computer's iTunes software with its new PCs, Hewlett-Packard is shifting its allegiances to rival RealNetworks' Rhapsody music service, the companies plan to announce Thursday. The computer... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 05 Jan 2006 19:39:07 +0000 Microsoft drops MSBlast writer's $500,000 penalty <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Jeffrey Lee Parson, the teen convicted of writing a variant of the MSBlast worm, won't have to pay $500,000 in restitution. The damages were to be paid to Microsoft for the teen's... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Wardell) Wed, 30 Mar 2005 18:50:11 +0000 Mozilla Drops 1.8 Release, Introduces Transition Plan <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Mozilla has just announced that it will not be releasing or supporting any subsequent versions of its &quot;Mozilla Suite&quot; software. The suite has been moved aside so that Mozilla can focus on developing its key... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 11 Mar 2005 02:38:35 +0000 FBI Drops Web Surveillance System <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A computer system being produced by the FBI to read e-mails and other online communications has been dropped. Feds are instead turning to commercial software to eavesdrop on traffic during investigations into suspected criminals, terrorists... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 19 Jan 2005 14:40:49 +0000 Lycos Drops Spam-Fighting Screensaver <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A week after its launch, internet portal Lycos has decided to pull the download of its controversial spam fighting screensaver. Dubbed &quot;Makelovenotspam&quot;, the Lycos screensaver was designed to flood known spam servers with useless traffic,... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 07 Dec 2004 03:29:55 +0000 Microsoft Drops Windows 2000 SP5 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>From Paul Thurrott: &quot;A source close to Microsoft today sent me documentation about an Update Rollup for Windows 2000 that the software giant will release in 2005 in lieu of a Service Pack... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Wed, 24 Nov 2004 18:48:41 +0000 Intel Drops Wireless LAN Support by Chipsets <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Intel Corp., the world's largest maker of silicon chips for computers, has decided to abandon the plan to incorporate wireless LAN functionality into its i915- and i925X-series desktop chipsets. The move was said to be... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Tue, 28 Sep 2004 14:33:56 +0000 Sony drops online from Gran Turismo 4, hits Xmas releas <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Polyphony Digital's long-awaited PS2 racing title Gran Turismo 4 is on track to meet worldwide release dates in early December - but at the cost of online play, which has been removed from the game.... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 24 Sep 2004 11:18:41 +0000 NBA Live 2005 goes gold, moves forward, drops price <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>EA Sports' B-baller travels to the factory early; will now be released before ESPN NBA 2K5 for just $39.99. When the August NPD best seller charts were revealed, they left no question... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 24 Sep 2004 06:03:40 +0000 Nintendo drops GBA SP price to UKP 69, launches new bundles <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Following on the heels of a similar price cut in the United States earlier this month, Nintendo of Europe has today announced that the GBA SP is set to drop to UKP 69 from September... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 17 Sep 2004 20:56:08 +0000 EA drops Def Jam: Fight for NY soundtrack details <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Fighting game will include songs by Busta Rhymes, LL Cool J, Method Man, Big Daddy Kane, Public Enemy, and Ultramagnetic MCs. With over 30 hip-hop artists appearing in Def Jam: Fight for... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 08 Sep 2004 05:32:04 +0000 Nintendo drops GBA SP to $79.99 in America; Euro cut may fol <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Pint-sized console drops in price ahead of the arrival of the DS. The price point of the Game Boy Advance SP is to drop to $79.99 in the United States later this... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 01 Sep 2004 04:03:00 +0000 Retailer drops Manhunt after media frenzy over teen murder <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Grand Theft Auto makers causing media trouble again. British electronics retailer Dixons has removed Rockstar's Manhunt title from stores, after newspapers and TV news shows reported allegations that the title had influenced... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 29 Jul 2004 17:50:28 +0000 Top id tech drops Doom 3 details <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Two weeks after Todd Hollenshead used his .plan to announce Doom 3 had gone gold, another id Software staffer has used his own .plan to reveal more details about the game. In a lengthy update,... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 27 Jul 2004 02:02:19 +0000 EA drops more Fantasy Football details <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Game giant's DIY dream team service will have real-time coverage of stats, standings and injury reports, league news, cheat sheets, and more. At today's EA press event, EA gave the press its... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 16 Jul 2004 14:55:37 +0000 IBM Drops Gloves in Database War with Oracle <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>IBM is taking off its kid gloves. IBM, the blue-chip company with a buttoned-down reputation, on Friday fired off a full-page newspaper ad in both the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal aimed... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sat, 22 May 2004 03:13:56 +0000 Eidos drops new Crash 'N' Burn details <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Today, Eidos released new info to keep console racer fans up to speed on Crash 'N' Burn. Currently in development at Climax's Brighton studio, the Xbox and PlayStation 2 racer will let up to 16... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sat, 01 May 2004 19:50:53 +0000 RIAA drops amnesty program <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Recording Industry Association of America has pulled the plug on a controversial program that offered file sharers amnesty from the group's legal campaign to stop the unauthorized swapping of music files over the Internet.... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 20 Apr 2004 20:31:27 +0000 drops letters in European revival <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Controversial Linux seller is back in business in Europe, minus a few letters. The software company, in the midst of a wide-ranging dispute with Microsoft regarding trademark rights to the Windows name,... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 17 Feb 2004 19:28:14 +0000