Month: August 2007

Some Social Networks May Never Support Brand Advertising, IDC Finds (IDC Home)

Some Social Networks May Never Support Brand Advertising, IDC Finds  —  FRAMINGHAM, Mass., August 28, 2007 -Hundreds of millions of U.S. consumers have adopted social networking services as a tool to manage their social networks and express themselves.  Spreading like Read More

Scottish incubator plays hi-tech match maker

Technology incubator Innovation Centres Scotland Ltd. is hosting an “Open Doors” event between some global electronics and IT groups such as Sun Microsystems, IBM, Oracle, Nokia, RIM, LogicaCMG , Microsoft, Orange and Plexus and start-ups to foster collaboration and partnerships Read More

Google, Microsoft-backed group ready to Defend Fair Use (Nate Anderson/Ars Technica)

Google, Microsoft-backed group ready to Defend Fair Use  —  Earlier this month, the Computer & Communications Industry Association filed a complaint with the FTC alleging that professional sports leagues, Hollywood studios, and book publishers were all using copyright notices that Read More

BabyCenter Acquires Mom-Focused Social Network Maya’s Mom … (Rafat Ali/paidContent.org)

BabyCenter Acquires Mom-Focused Social Network Maya’s Mom; Launching Online Ad Network  —  You’re reading it here first: The baby and mom-focused BabyCenter, owned by J&J, has made its first acquisition in its 10 years of existence: it has bought Maya’s Read More

Microsoft cannot declare itself exempt from the requirements of GPLv3 (Brett Smith/FSF)

Microsoft cannot declare itself exempt from the requirements of GPLv3  —  “Microsoft has engaged in anticompetitive conduct in the software industry for many years, and has sought to attack free software for almost as long,” Free Software Foundation says  —  Read More

Social Networking Goes Professional (Jessica E. Vascellaro/Wall Street Journal)

Social Networking Goes Professional  —  Doctors, Salesmen, Executives Turn to New Sites to Consult,  —  Commiserate With Peers; Weeding Out Impostors  —  When radiation oncologist Michael Tomblyn recently saw a 21-year-old patient whose eye was protruding from its socket, he Read More

GM’s chief to address Consumer Electronics Show

Rick Wagoner, chairman and CEO of General Motors Corp., joins Microsoft’s Bill Gates, Panasonic’s Toshihiro Sakamoto and Intel’s Paul Otellini as confirmed keynoters as confirmed keynoters for the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show., slated for Jan. 7-10 in Las Vegas. Read More

The Audiophiles: live from the teenage angstland

I’ve posted before about Bay Area musician Greg Fleischut, the hyper-talented 15-year-old who plays in the fiery and awesomely-named bluegrass band The Lil’ Billies, records his own solo folktronica, and, as of late, fronts an all-teenager indy rock outfit called Read More

Applied completes HCT acquisition for solar strength

Expanding its portfolio of solutions to help solar customers reduce manufacturing costs for photovoltaic (PV) cells, the Santa Clara, Calif.-based semiconductor manufacturing equipment giant completed its acquisition of Swiss precision wafering systems supplier HCT Shaping Systems SA, whose tools are Read More

Applied completes HCT acquisition for solar strength

Expanding its portfolio of solutions to help solar customers reduce manufacturing costs for photovoltaic (PV) cells, the Santa Clara, Calif.-based semiconductor manufacturing equipment giant completed its acquisition of Swiss precision wafering systems supplier HCT Shaping Systems SA, whose tools are Read More

Social Networking Goes Professional (Jessica E. Vascellaro/Wall Street Journal)

Social Networking Goes Professional  —  Doctors, Salesmen, Executives Turn to New Sites to Consult,  —  Commiserate With Peers; Weeding Out Impostors  —  When radiation oncologist Michael Tomblyn recently saw a 21-year-old patient whose eye was protruding from its socket, he Read More