Yahoo! counts! the! reasons! it's better! off! without! Microsoft!
Tired of taking it on the chin from bully activist investors, Yahoo! executives are counting the reasons why they're better off forging a advertising partnership Google rather than selling the company's search business to Microsoft.
Google ends marathon search for new financial chief
Google has finally found a new chief financial officer, ending a nearly year-long search to replace its current CFO, George Reyes.
Femto forum gets big ideas
The Femto Forum has hooked up with the Next Generation Mobile Network alliance to push femtocells into network planning for 4G deployments, potentially cutting costs and allowing a more phased roll-out.
Byron Review will create videogame delays, warns EA
If changes to the classification of videogames in the UK - as proposed by the Byron Review - get the go-ahead, then gamers will be forced to wait longer for titles to hit the shops, Electronic Arts has warned.
Spain plans 'human rights' for great apes
Spain yesterday laid the groundwork for legislation which would grant great apes the right to life and freedom, Reuters reports.
Orange prices up iPhone en France
Orange has priced up the 3G iPhone: it'll cost French folk €149 ($234/£118) for the 8GB model, or €199 ($312/£158) for the 16GB version.
DSGi profit plummets 30%
DSG International (DSGi) saw annual profit tumble 30 per cent today, after the struggling electrical retailer was forced to cut prices to shift stock amidst a tightening of consumer spending.
Knight Rider satnav spied in the wild
VideoThe Knight Rider satnav won global acclaim after being spotted earlier this week. But anyone doubting its authenticity can now rest easy, as maker Mio has confirmed it's existence. And a demo video has surfaced.
Legal, British P2P 'by end of year'
ExclusiveLegal broadband subscription services that permit file sharing may appear on the market by the year's end, according to music industry sources - after government intervention brought both music suppliers and ISPs to the table.
Intel says 'no' to Windows Vista
Windows Vista is not for Intel, it has been claimed. The chip giant will not be installing the new operating systems on its many thousands of desktop PCs. It has "no compelling case" to do so.
Brits confused by digital TV switchover, report claims
You’d be forgiven for thinking that analogue TV sales had gone the way of the valve radio and the Ford Capri. But half of the TVs sold in the UK last year were analogue, and most buyers still don’t realise that the sets will soon become obsolete.
Think tank slams paedophile paranoia culture
An independent think tank has today blamed the government's increasing reliance on "anti-paedophile" criminal record checks for making UK adults scared to have any contact with other people's children.
Asda declares baby's arse 'pornographic'
Mum Gail Jordan's amusing plan to celebrate her son's 21st birthday by presenting him with a cake sporting a snap of him as a bare-cheeked bouncing baby came off the rails when Asda staff declared the image "pornographic", the Telegraph reports.
Family visa sponsors face ID, credit and CRB checks
People who sponsor visits to the UK by relatives from overseas under new visa rules will be required to undergo Criminal Records Bureau checks, and will be liable for penalties of up to £5,000 or even a prison sentence if the relative goes AWOL, immigration minister Liam Byrne announced this week. It will still be possible to visit the UK using a standard tourist visa, but those sponsored by a relative will receive preferential visa treatment, and in order to sponsor, the relative will need to be licensed.
Ohio table-shag man gets six months
The Ohio man caught on camera having sex with a picnic table has been jailed for six months, NBC reports.
Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot C902 cameraphone
ReviewIt's clear that the design of Sony Ericsson's C902 is far more conventional than the likes of the K810 or K850. Gone is the 'small key' design, the keypad now being a sort of cross between that of a W960 and a K800.
LiPS Forum climbs into LiMO
Having lasted less than three years, the Linux Phone Standards (LiPS) Forum is folding itself into the Linux Mobile (LiMO) Foundation. The closure comes a scant six months after the completion of version one of its standard.
Few gamers claim Grand Theft Auto 'hot coffee' cash
$93,660 (£47,201/€59,631) can’t be much to the publisher of Grand Theft Auto. But that’s the paltry maximum amount it could've paid out so far over the infamous ‘hot coffee’ incident in GTA: San Andreas, simply because hardly anyone’s filed a claim.
Mars whacked by object bigger than Pluto
New data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and Mars Global Surveyor backs a theory that the Red Planet's huge northern hemisphere Borealis basin was created by an impact 3.9bn years ago by a body some 1,900km (1,200 miles) in diameter, or larger than Pluto.
Nvidia releases PhysX code for latest GeForce GPUs
Nvidia has posted a version of its PhysX software that enables the physics-on-GPU technology on its GeForce GTX 200-series and 9800 GTX graphics chips.
Summertime movie downloads for PS3 fans
Sony has confirmed that it’ll launch its movie downloads service for the PlayStation 3 in the US this summer. However, European film fans will have to wait a little longer.
Gas crunch: Jatropha, kudzu, algae and magic to rescue
Read the daily reports on what to do to counter high gas prices, and you'll see the importance of magic in US energy strategy. A rich variety of schemes have been put forward, literally within weeks of the gas crunch, delivered with the traditional slogan that occurs to every editorial writer who believes children's fairy tales about American ingenuity and exceptionalism.
UK gov publishes 'kids and videogames' action plan
The Byron Review, it seems, was just the beginning. The UK government has unveiled a comprehensive action plan designed to develop ways of making videogames and the internet safer for children.
CentOS updates Red Hat Enterprise clone
Love Red Hat Enterprise Linux and want the latest edition, but can't stand the company and refuse to give it a single red cent? You're in luck.
UK abandons train and tube scanners
The Brown government has changed its mind on placing security scanners at every London tube station and mainline train stations across the country, because the technology does not work and the public would not tolerate the long delays such scanning would require.
Amazon thinks Cloud will conquer Man by 2010
Structure 08Amazon CTO Werner Vogels believes that cloud computing will be commonplace within two years.
BT starts threatening music downloaders with internet cut-off
UpdatedBT, the UK's largest broadband provider, has begun threatening subscribers with disconnection from the internet if it is told they are sharing copyright music over peer-to-peer networks, The Register has learned.
Hyper-V climbs into Windows
Microsoft today hustled its delayed Hyper-V hypervisor software out the door.
Dreamer calls for revolution of the algorithm
Fresh from challenging Silicon Valley to invest in ethical Web 2.0 efforts, a blogger-cum-consultant has proclaimed a "manifesto" for the next industrial revolution using Web 2.0.
Brocade releases second wave of HBAs
Meeting the deadlines set with its original Host Bus Adapter (HBA) roadmap, Brocade today is rolling out a second-generation of devices with more respectable performance.
ICANN approves customized top-level domains
ICANN, the organization that oversees internet addresses, will soon allow anyone to apply for his very own generic top-level domain (gTLD). In other words, you'll soon have the power to put almost anything at the end of your url, eschewing existing top-level domains such as ".com" or ".edu."
Fired IT manager accused of venting spleen on organ bank
A technology director who was fired from her job has been accused of hacking in to the organ donation company where she worked and deleting donor information and accounting files.
Dell ready to judge and repair your storage shop
You may not be a Fortune 100 company, but you deserve tiered storage too, right? Right?!?!
Maven and Eclipse strive for Visual Studio 'power'
Call it the impossible dream. Every so often, somebody - usually from the Java side of the tracks - wants to best Microsoft's Visual Studio.
Microsoft and HP tackle SQL-injection scourge
With successful attacks against websites reaching epidemic levels, Microsoft and HP have released a free set of tools that help developers check their web applications for the mistakes that leave them open to exploits that can steal sensitive information and harm visitors.