Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs wowed a packed room on Monday with the new $ 199 "iPhone 4," which is a quarter slimmer than the current handset, with about double the picture quality; sports the in-house A4 processor or computing brain; and allows video chat.
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Turkey has indefinitely shut off access to several Google services including Google Docs. Turkey's Telecommunications Communication Presidency released an official statement Friday, saying it has blocked access to some Google IP (Internet Protocol) addresses "because of legal reasons", Xinhua reported.
Microsoft said Friday it is getting rid of Bing Cashback, a program that allowed advertisers to bid for search advertisements by offering a percentage of sales back to users. When introduced in May 2008, Microsoft had held out the program as a significant way it could change the economics of search.
AOL Chief Executive Tim Armstrong this week said the company is beginning talks on a new search deal, but a speculative report at Business Insider suggests that the company could end up selling itself outright to Microsoft. Although I have no knowledge that's where things are headed, it certainly seems logical.
Google has confirmed the acquisition of Invite Media, a display advertising company that helps connect buyers and sellers of display advertising. Search advertising pays the bills at Google, but it has targeted display advertising as a growth opportunity for several years, starting with its acquisition of DoubleClick. Google announced the Invite Media buy on its DoubleClick blog Thursday, after MediaMemo reported news of the pending acquisition Wednesday for around $70 million.
Despite no official acknowledgement from Google that it's ditching Microsoft's Windows operating system, Microsoft felt compelled to respond Tuesday. Despite of no official confirmation from Google, Microsoft released a blog post Tuesday afternoon defending Windows security and pointing out that security concerns helped derail a Gmail deployment at Yale University.
Google expects to release its Chrome computer operating system in the "late fall", a top executive said on Wednesday, as it aims a competitive strike at rival Microsoft's Windows. The Chrome system will be designed initially to work on laptop PCs, Sundar Pichai, Google's head of the Chrome project told reporters at the Computex PC show.
The demand for news related to the next-generation iPhone is such that even errant parts of the device are making headlines.
On Tuesday, a Portuguese iPhone blog became the latest site to post what are fairly believable images of what may be the iPhone Steve Jobs will reveal on June 7 at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference.
Google's Chrome browser continued to carve away share of worldwide browser usage from rivals in May, new statistics show.
Chrome rose 0.3 percentage points to 7.1 percent of share, said Net Applications, which monitors browser usage on a network of...