Tech News of the Week: 01/25/2009 – 01/31/2009

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Your daily dose of Tech News…

From Cnet News

Is Skype for sale?

Because of a comment from eBay’s big boss, the industry is wondering if Ebay’s Internet phone service aka Skype will be on sale. While on a conference call with investors, CEO unwittingly describe Skype as a “great standalone business”.

To read the complete report, access it from Cnet News: Is Skype for sale?

Google’s 10^100 contest gets delayed till March

For those who are not familiar with the Google’s Project 10^100, heres a quick response. This is a project by Google looking for “ideas to change the world by helping as many people as possible.” This result was planned to be annouced this Tuesday but due to the “more-than-expected-number of submissions” the finalist will be announced on the 17th of March.

To read the complete report, access it from Cnet News: Google’s 10^100 contest gets delayed till March
For more reading, visit Project 10100

Despite net loss, Yahoo beats the Street

The title says it all, Yahoo one of the Internet pioneer which recently hired its new CEO, and reported a net loss for the 4th quarter. Anyway.. just read the complete story from Cnet News: Despite net loss, Yahoo beats the Street

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From PC Magazine News

Microsoft IE8 Hits RC1 Milestone, Stops Clickjacking

The next version of the most dominant browser in the world is not ready for primetime, since IE8 has its Release Candidate 1 (RC1), RC1 is feature-complete which means that the browser will soon be released. So for those who wants to try out IE 8, you can download the RC1 at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/beta/.

To read the complete report, access it from PC Magazine News: Microsoft IE8 Hits RC1 Milestone, Stops Clickjacking

The iPhone’s Bogus “Alternative Browsers”

To all Mac fans be on the look out for a bogus browser that are available in APP STORE by Apple. These so called broser are merely plug-ins for Safari and these are no browser, they are just skins or themes for the safari browser with unknown and questionable features.

To read the complete article, access it from PC Magazin News: The iPhone’s Bogus “Alternative Browsers”

Key Apple Multi-Touch Patent Tech Approved

Apple was finally awarded with the multi touch technology. This patent spells big trouble for Apple’s competitor, since this will surely affect the way they deisgn their product.

To read the complete story from PC Magazine News: Key Apple Multi-Touch Patent Tech Approved

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Local Tech News(or from local sources… hehehe)
From www.itmatters.Com.Ph News | Inquirer.net Technology News | ABS-CBN Technology News

Ballmer says Microsoft still interested in Yahoo

This is an old news made new, we all know that Microsoft have been interested in acquiring Yahoo!, since the former CEO Jerry Yang turned down the $ 47 billion bid by software giant.

It appears that both parties are in the talks again, since Yahoo got a new CEO.

To read the complete report, access it from ABS-CBN Tech News Ballmer says Microsoft still interested in Yahoo

Telcos to go green

Ok, I’ll just quote some part of the report, to better describe this news:
“Apart from the feel good factor that comes with knowing you are doing your bit to save the planet, there are a number of other benefits to be gained from implementing green initiatives throughout the telecoms business. Reducing costs and improving brand perception, are only an example”, said Sally Banks, senior analyst with telco operations at Ovum and author of the report “Green telecoms: strategies and implications for operators.”

To read the complete article, access it from http://www.itmatters.com: Telcos to go green

Not all doom for semicon industry

Finally Good news, since last week, we’ve been getting reports about retrenchment and downsizing of companies that are greatly affected by the Global Financial crisis.

Read the full story from Inquirer.Net Tech News: Not all doom for semicon industry.

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Last modified: January 30, 2009

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