Neowin News Feed for: Takes Neowin News Feed for: Takes en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Steve Jobs takes medical leave of absence <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/996709829apple-logo-1.jpg" alt="" /></div>Apple CEO Steve Jobs today sent the following email to all Apple employees: Team, I am sure all of you saw my letter last week sharing something very personal with the Apple community. Unfortunately,... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Wed, 14 Jan 2009 21:50:14 +0000 Intel earnings released, bottom line takes a hit <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/728627821in.jpg" alt="" /></div>Intel, like the rest of the economy, is facing the hard facts that the world is in a recession. Intel posted its earnings today of &quot;approximately $8.2 billion, down 20 percent sequentially and down... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Wed, 07 Jan 2009 22:10:46 +0000 Microsoft takes concrete steps to foster interoperability <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/19825736642.jpg" alt="" /></div>To help foster interoperability among office productivity applications, Microsoft Corp. today published documentation detailing its implementation of OASIS Open Document Format (ODF) version 1.1 support in Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2, currently in beta... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Chakkaradeep Chandran) Wed, 17 Dec 2008 01:58:29 +0000 Apple takes delivery of 188 mysterious ocean containers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/996709829apple-logo-1.jpg" alt="" /></div>ImportGenius, a search engine that gathers &quot;competitive intelligence&quot; by monitoring U.S. Customs records of ocean containers entering American ports, reported on Friday that they've spotted a &quot;major spike&quot; since mid-March in ocean containers received by... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Stanclift) Sun, 25 May 2008 15:54:51 +0000 Brown takes question time online <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/nw_dailynews.gif" alt="" /></div>Gordon Brown has taken Prime Minister's Questions online, through the magic of YouTube. The scheme will see the Prime Minister answering video clip questions sent in to the Downing Street YouTube site by members of... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Mon, 19 May 2008 10:48:27 +0000 Take-Two takes legal action over pulled GTA ads <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Despite breaking records for sales in its first week, Grand Theft Auto IV publisher Take-Two has announced that it is suing the Chicago Transit Authority over its decision to pull Grand Theft Auto IV advertising... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Wed, 07 May 2008 09:30:43 +0000 Microsoft Takes Heat for Office 2003 SP3 File Format Block <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft is facing criticism from a competitor and some customers for its decision to block some older file formats with Office 2003 Service Pack 3, which it released last September. The only non-Microsoft file format... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Fri, 04 Jan 2008 13:11:17 +0000 Whitehurst Takes Over as New Red Hat CEO <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Red Hat President and CEO Matthew Szulik announced today on his blog that he would be stepping down from his leadership roles in the Linux vendor. &quot;After almost a decade of leading Red Hat, I... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 21 Dec 2007 03:23:26 +0000 Google Takes on Wikipedia <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google has a new goal: help people share their knowledge. That&#8217;s right - forget Wikis, and welcome Knols (apparently &quot;knol&quot; stands for &#8220;unit of knowledge&#8221;). Although the service is right now invitation-only, the search giant... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 14 Dec 2007 23:59:08 +0000 Vivid takes hard line with PornoTube <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Commercial pornography producer Vivid is taking the web site PornoTube and its parent company to court for copyright infringement. PornoTube is based on user submitted videos in the same way as YouTube, although the site... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 12 Dec 2007 20:38:09 +0000 French Watchdog Takes EBay to Court <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The French regulatory authority, called the Council of Sales, said Monday that eBay's French site should be held to the same standards as other auction houses in France -- which must acquire a special permit... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 04 Dec 2007 20:47:52 +0000 HD Moore takes iPhone exploits public <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Noted hacker HD Moore has posted exploits for a vulnerability in Apple's iPhone, the same flaw that's been used by others to unlock the smart phone so it will work on other networks. The vulnerability,... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 16 Oct 2007 22:25:45 +0000 Disk technology takes Nobel Prize <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>French scientist Albert Fert and Peter Grunberg of Germany have won the 2007 Nobel Prize in physics after discovering the phenomenon of &quot;giant magnetoresistance&quot; (GMR), in which weak magnetic changes give rise to big differences... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 09 Oct 2007 14:34:35 +0000 Verizon takes on iPhone with LG Voyager <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Verizon today launched its most concerted effort yet to respond to the iPhone and to improve its music phone lineup with four new devices. The carrier began with its most ambitious device ever, the LG... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 03 Oct 2007 15:33:18 +0000 Circuit City Takes Hit in Q2 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Circuit City Stores Inc., the nation's second biggest consumer electronics store chain, said Thursday it swung to a loss in its second quarter as sales fell. The company lost a reported $62.8 million, or 38... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 21 Sep 2007 04:03:53 +0000 Prince takes on YouTube <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>He has spent his career challenging the establishment, even changing his name to try to get out of a recording contract. But Prince's latest argument has seen him take on a different entity altogether -... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 17 Sep 2007 09:11:04 +0000 BSoD Takes On a Whole New Meaning <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The definition of the Blue Screen of Death acronym BSoD may soon be replaced by a more ominous meaning, Black Screen of Death. In an e-mail sent to Windows distributors a Microsoft representative laid out... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 11 Sep 2007 20:36:45 +0000 Lufthansa takes a second shot at in-flight internet <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Lufthansa is planning to launch broadband internet connection services on its laung haul routes by early next year, a company spokesperson confirmed to The airline is currently in the final stage of its request... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Thu, 02 Aug 2007 09:39:23 +0000 Computer takes on poker aces <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A showdown pitting human brains against artificial intelligence goes ahead this evening when two professional poker players take on a computer in the world's first such man-machine challenge. Phil Laak and Ali Eslami will play... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 24 Jul 2007 09:39:44 +0000 Microsoft takes on Joost with LiveStation <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>It sure took them a while, but at least this time they started before the competition's product went final, was a huge hit and had a massive userbase. Microsoft Research has teamed up Skinkers... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 05 Jul 2007 02:58:57 +0000 AOL takes page from blogs, relaunches news <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Time Warner Inc. plans to launch a test of its overhauled news portal on Tuesday, drawing influences from the uncluttered design of popular Internet blogs. The online division of the world's largest media company said... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Tue, 26 Jun 2007 10:05:29 +0000 takes on Google AdSense <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Search company Ask is preparing to do battle with Google in the online advertising sector with the launch of Ask Related Search. However, Ask is pitching its ad platform, which will be distributed in the... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Mon, 11 Jun 2007 12:37:47 +0000 Google Earth takes it to the streets <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google has launched a new feature on its mapping service that allows people to see a 360-degree view of many streets in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York, Las Vegas, Denver and Miami. Other... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 29 May 2007 20:34:57 +0000 EA takes stake in China games firm <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Electronic Arts has confirmed that it will pay about $170m for a 15% stake in Chinese online games operator The9, the sole operator in China of what is believed to be the world's most profitable... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 23 May 2007 21:55:36 +0000 Tech Gear takes a look at the Samsung Q1B <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Tablet PCs have been around for a while now but for some reason they still haven't really replaced laptops despite their portability and flexibility. Now we already have ultra mobile PCs. Does anyone really need... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 21 May 2007 19:42:46 +0000 Intel Takes on Mini ITX <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Intel is poised to take on VIA's mini ITX motherboards with its upcoming Little Valley D201GLY, which is part of its Intel Desktop Board Essential Series. The new D201GLY is the first Intel branded motherboard... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 15 May 2007 02:57:07 +0000 Lord of the Rings Online takes out World of Warcraft! <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Lord of the Rings Online is enjoying a strong start right out of the gate. Publisher Midway and developer Turbine have announced the game was the best-selling PC title in North America the week... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Todd Tanner) Thu, 10 May 2007 23:37:15 +0000 IPTV for deaf people takes off <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A new web-based television service, or IPTV, for British Sign Language (BSL) users has recently launched in the UK. VeeSee TV airs news and other programmes in BSL and is available 24 hours a... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Mon, 07 May 2007 12:11:23 +0000 Creative Takes on iPod Shuffle With ZEN Stone <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Creative is taking on the second generation Apple iPod Shuffle, a tiny flash-based MP3 player that starts at $79.99 USD, with its new $39.99 USD ZEN Stone. The tiny 1GB player can hold up to... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 03 May 2007 16:17:42 +0000 EA Takes on Wii Sports <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Electronic Arts has lifted the lid on another of its many in-development Wii games, EA Playground (yes, EA is actually in the title); a collection of c-razy mini-games utilising the motion-sensing powers of the Wii... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 02 May 2007 16:23:30 +0000 Nvidia takes lead in desktop graphics market <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The global graphics market turned in disappointing shipment numbers in Q1, despite the launch of Windows Vista, which was generally considered to become a driver for graphics chips with more horsepower. Nvidia, however, continues to... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Wed, 02 May 2007 13:06:21 +0000 Wininfo Short Takes <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>If you can get past the poor formatting that Paul has somehow worked into his article this week (PDA blogging?) then you can read up on his important takes of last weeks news (also covered... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Tue, 17 Apr 2007 08:53:27 +0000 Mystery cat takes regular bus to the shops <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Quote - Bus drivers have nicknamed a white cat Macavity after it has started using the No 331 several mornings a week. The feline, which has a purple collar, gets onto the busy... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sun, 15 Apr 2007 18:51:51 +0000 Adobe Takes New CS3 Suite to Phones, Too <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>At the CTIA show, Adobe showed off Adobe Device Central CS3, an integrated software component that works across different applications in their new Creative Suite family, offering both professional and individual web designers an easier... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sat, 31 Mar 2007 17:26:12 +0000 Firefox takes new tack on testing bug fixes <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Over the next day, Mozilla plans to begin delivering bug fixes to a select group of beta testers who will try out the upcoming Firefox version before it is released to all Firefox users.... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 16 Mar 2007 22:33:28 +0000 Microsoft takes a 'Patch Tuesday' break <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The second Tuesday of the month, typically Microsoft's scheduled patch release day, will not have any security bulletins. Microsoft will, however, go ahead with a release of its monthly update of Windows Malicious Software Removal... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 08 Mar 2007 21:52:01 +0000 Microsoft lawyer takes aim at Google's book-scanning project <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft is taking aim at Google Inc.'s rival book-scanning project, saying the search company &#96;&#96;systematically violates copyright.'' In prepared remarks he is scheduled to deliver Tuesday to a publishing industry group, a Microsoft Corp. lawyer... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Tue, 06 Mar 2007 12:40:58 +0000 London takes international WiFi crown <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>More people use WiFi hotspots at non-business locations in London than any other city in the world, according to research released today. The capital notched up over 11,000 access sessions at locations including cafes and... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Tue, 06 Mar 2007 12:31:28 +0000 3Com Takes on Cisco with Open Source Play <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>3Com Monday unveiled its strategy to combat the all-in-one networking approach espoused by rival Cisco Systems via a new Linux-based networking module it will use to integrate a variety of applications with its routers and... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Tue, 30 Jan 2007 11:28:24 +0000 Microsoft CEO Takes On Apple's iPhone <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Surprise, surprise. Steve Ballmer isn't exactly a huge fan of Apple's forthcoming iPhone. In an interview with InformationWeek today, the Microsoft CEO bemoaned the phone's $499 price tag, lack of a keyboard and the hype... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Thu, 18 Jan 2007 09:35:02 +0000