Archive for March 25, 2008

In the latest edition of the Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics , Nokia has missed on the first spot and is in third place as a result of poor takeback practices in India and Russia, paving the way for Samsung and Toshiba to share the top spot with score of 7.7 out of 10. Nintendo, with a score of 0.3 out of 10, stayed in last place.

Samsung’s consistency in their practises and policies kept the company score stable, while Toshiba climbed from the sixth spot by improving its score on Individual Producer Responsibility, whereby each company takes care of the electronic waste from its own-branded discarded products.

Philips, Panasonic and Sharp continue to ignore their responsibility for e-waste arising from their products.

Dell expanding in Asia Pacific market

Posted: March 25, 2008 in Tech

Dell Inc. has revealed that they are growing in the Asia Pacific market at a rapid pace.

Dell CEO Michael Dell said Dell experienced 41 percent unit growth in Asia Pacific and Japan region.

Microsoft warns of critical Word bug

Posted: March 25, 2008 in Tech

Microsoft has issued an advisory for a critical vulnerability in Microsoft Word that could lead to damaging attacks.  No official fix is available.

Microsoft said the vulnerability lies mainly within Microsoft’s Jet Database Engine, which is used in the company’s professional software applications like Access and Visual Basic.

Adobe posted profits that rose 52 percent compared to the same period in the previous year.

In the most recent quarter, Adobe posted a profit of $219.4 million. This is major improvement from profits of $143.9 million, or 24 cents a share, in the same period a year earlier.

Apple updated its AirPort Express mobile base station with 802.11n to deliver up to five times the performance and twice the range of the previous model.

AirPort Express is the world’s smallest 802.11n-based mobile base station. It can be plugged directly into the wall for wireless Internet connectivity and USB printing at home or easily brought on the road for wireless freedom wherever there is an Internet connection.

Smartphone maker HTC has announced that their first mobile device to be powered by Google Android platform would be named HTC Dream.

HTC expect to launch HTC Dream by the end of the current year.

Google dominates Search Market

Posted: March 25, 2008 in Tech

comScore reported that the Google’s share in February was around 59.2 percent which is an improvement from 58.5 percent in January showing Google dominating the search market.

Yahoo’s market share went down to 21.6 percent, from 22.2 percent a month earlier. Microsoft was down to 9.6 percent from 9.8 percent.

AOL gained a bit to garner a market share of 4.9 percent. Ask.com had a market share of 4.6 percent.