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Number of apps available at Apple App Store crosses the 100,000 mark!

Number of apps available at Apple App Store crosses the 100,000 mark!

With the launch of the supposed ‘iPhone challenger’ Motorola Droid round the corner, Apple has revealed highly-impressive statistics from its tightly-controlled mobile-applications’ storefront – it has reported that the number of applications available for download at its popular App Store has crossed the enviable 100,000 mark!

NY antitrust lawsuit details Intel-Dell liaison to thwart competition from AMD

NY antitrust lawsuit details Intel-Dell liaison to thwart competition from AMD

On Wednesday, New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo filed an antitrust lawsuit against Intel, alleging that the chip maker’s symbiotic liaison with PC maker Dell over the years has been part of Intel’s competition-thwarting practices against its rival AMD. 
 

Pirated DVDs of Windows 7 have already generated Rs 50-lakh business in India

Pirated DVDs of Windows 7

Ever since a day after official launch of Microsoft’s latest Windows 7 operating system on October 22, nearly 50,000 pirated DVDs of the OS have hit the Indian markets big time – generating a whopping unaccounted business that runs up to almost Rs 50 lakh, or $100,000!

Droid’s data plan similar to other Windows Mobile phones on Verizon

Motorola

Contrary to the Web reports generating confusion about the forthcoming Motorola Droid's service plans, there have been recent clarifications that the Android-based Droid, to be exclusively available on the Verizon network for $200 and with a two-year contract, will make use of exactly the same data plans as Verizon's other Windows Mobile phones.

Web portal MSN redesigned by Microsoft; Twitter, Facebook access added

Microsoft

With the aim of drawing more users to its search engine Bing, Microsoft, placing its Microsoft Network, MSN, on a high priority, is finally giving the Web portal a long-awaited and much-overdue overhaul.

Microsoft slashes the cost of hosted email services; to expand BPOS platform

Business Productivity Online Suite

The recent Microsoft move of slashing the price of its Exchange Online email services, as well as building up some of its software-as-a-service offerings, clearly highlights the intensifying competition to offer the so-called "cloud" office applications to the users.

EBay launches open payments system for its PayPal platform

PayPal

In an endeavor to accelerate the adoption of its core payment platform, eBay Tuesday launched a new technology for its PayPal division, essentially to facilitate the incorporation of the online payments system into the applications of third-party software developers.

Cisco-EMC joint venture likely to be announced this week

Cisco-EMC joint venture likely to be announced this week

Going by the latest reports, the current week may witness the materialization of a long-rumored tie-up between Cisco systems and EMC. The alliance - between the networking biggie and server aspirant Cisco Systems and the storage powerhouse and VMware owner EMC - will result in bringing forth bundled computing gear and services.

T-Mobile USA customers face voice and data service outage late Tuesday

T-Mobile USA customers face voice and data service outage late Tuesday

Close on the heels of a service outage that caused a temporary loss of personal data of its SideKick subscribers, T-Mobile USA faced yet another glitch late Tuesday, with a pervasive voice and data service outage affecting its subscribers all over the country!

AT&T files a lawsuit against Verizon over its recent TV ads

AT&T files a lawsuit against Verizon over its recent TV ads

AT&T, which is locked in a scuffle of sorts over smartphone devices and customers with rival carrier Verizon, has filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, alleging that Verizon’s latest TV ads wrongly indicate that AT&T has gaps in wireless coverage. 

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