Archive for December 1, 2008

Microsoft is in discussion with Yahoo to buy Yahoo’s online search business for US$20 billion.

Microsoft withdrew its US$47.5bn buyout offer for Yahoo in its entirety in May after Yahoo chief executive Jerry Yang and his board rejected Microsoft’s bid as too low.

Yang recently announced his decision to leave the position of CEO of Yahoo.

Linux 2.6 on Apple iPhone

Posted: December 1, 2008 in Tech

The Linux on the iPhone project have ported Linux to the Apple iPhone and Apple iPhone Touch. With the recent development, analysts are already predicting the possibility of Google’s Android being run on the iPhone.

The current port of Linux includes a bootloader, OpeniBoot, which allows the user to select booting either the iPhone OS or the Linux port.

Asustek said that it will release an updated, 2009 version of its affordable netbook, and will be priced to cost less than $200.

The new Eee PC will sport a 8.9 inch screen (or bigger), an Intel Atom processor, 512MB memory, a Linux OS, WiFi, USB ports and a 8GB solid state disk.

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africe was achieved through the combination of HP technology and DreamWorks Animation’s creativity.

HP workstations enabled DreamWorks to bring to life every creative element, from fields of grass to vast landscapes to massive crowds of animals. Audiences experience a wide variety of deeply intricate, organic environments that exist in part thanks to the unprecedented power of HP workstations with multi-core processors.

Christmas malware found

Posted: December 1, 2008 in Tech

Websense Labs reported to have detected the first piece of seasonal malware. The malware masquerades as an electronic Christmas greetings card from postcards.org.

The email shows an animated Christmas scene, but links through to a file called postcard.exe that leads to a Trojan backdoor that’s been used in previous malicious spam campaigns.