Archive for November 15, 2007

Samsung Electronics Company announced that it is withdrawing from the Japanese retail market.  Samsung representatives blamed strong domestic competition and sagging revenue in the market for the move.

Samsung will instead focus more on sales to corporate clients, which have been much more profitable.

Marvel Comics Launches Digital Archive

Posted: November 15, 2007 in Tech

Marvel Entertainment Inc. announced that its Marvel Comics division is opening its comic book vault to the masses. Marvel noted that Super Hero adventures will be available in one location with the launch of easy-to-navigate online subscription service ‘Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited’. At launch, this service offers more than 2,500 comic books.

The company noted that this site will have subscription rates starting from $4.99 per month. For a limited time only, Marvel said it will be offering this service at no cost with a special free sampling of 250 titles.

Four new products from D-Link, the end-to-end computer networking solutions provider for consumers and business, have been honored for their innovation by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).

Named International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Innovations 2008 Design and Engineering Awards honorees are the D-Link MediaLounge DSM-750 Wireless N High-Definition Media Center Extender, the D-Link Wireless USB 4-Port Hub (DUB-2240), the D-Link Xtreme N GamerLounge Gaming Router (DGL-4500), and the D-Link Wi-Fi Picture Frame (DSM-210).

The CEA Innovation Award honorees were chosen by a panel of independent industrial engineers, designers and trade press editors who judged the entries based on engineering and design qualities, uniqueness, user value, contributions to consumers’ quality of life and the impact on the manufacturer’s business.

Nokia launches N95 successor – N82

Posted: November 15, 2007 in Tech

Nokia unveils the Nokia N82, the latest multimediacomputer optimized for photography, navigation and internetconnectivity.

Featuring A-GPS, 5 megapixel camera, Xenon flash, Carl Zeiss optics and internet connectivity, the Nokia N82 also incorporates all themultimedia computer features common to Nokia Nseries.

Intel Corporation announced a new storage platform to ease the management of growing digital information, from protecting critical data in small businesses to safeguarding digital content in the home – Intel Entry Storage System SS4200x.

The Intel SS4200-E includes software from EMC to create a flexible Network Attached Storage (NAS) appliance for the small business, small office, home office (SOHO) and digital home markets. The storage solution provides strong data access, sharing, protection and backup features for small businesses, while the universal plug-and-play, media streaming features, and support for connected CE devices are ideally suited for the home. The system supports Windows and Mac clients and includes support for 11 languages.