18th March 2006 Archive
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'Give us one of those, 200 of those . . .'
Anyone watching Cray slog it out in the supercomputing marketing probably saw this coming. The company has decided to converge its four, separate product lines and center them around some common technology. In so doing, the cash-strapped Cray expects to save money on hardware design costs and to offer customers gear at a more …
Servers 18 Mar 2006, 02:42
Gifts Apple a tonic
Microsoft's "PlaysForSure" DRM knocks as much as 25 per cent off the battery life of a portable music jukebox, according to tests. The CNET testers discovered that playback of encrypted files suffers compared to unencrypted MP3 files. That's not so surprising, and even Apple's own iPod turns in a shorter battery life when …
Music and Media 18 Mar 2006, 05:28
We're boring, really
Google's token grown-up Eric Schmidt has dampened the hype surrounding the company's acquisition of Writely last week - and says that fears over the loss of "network neutrality" are largely unfounded. Google has no plans to enter the Office market, he confirmed. Google bought the bobbleware start-up Writely, said Schmidt, …
Music and Media 18 Mar 2006, 05:31
Analysis Glorified catalog, or tech platform? Time to decide
You can hear it on every earnings call. Wall Street's frustration with Amazon.com is growing, and recently, it's broken out into open insolence. Two years of declining profits at the internet retail behemoth have left analysts wondering just when Amazon.com's technology magic is going to pay off. "It seems like Amazon is a …
Financial News 18 Mar 2006, 05:33