Archive for December 11, 2007

Nokia plans to imitate Apple and seek a cut in user revenues generated by its future devices, according to their chief executive Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo.

“When it involves mobile phones, we’ll be staying with our existing business model, which means getting paid for the device itself. But where we provide new services, a turnover share is entirely possible,” he said.

Japanese consumer electronics maker Toshiba has announced that they are now planning to start manufacturing solid state hard drives from next year.

These hard drives use NAND flash memory instead of the rotating magnetic storage discs.

Toshiba said that the initial models would be available in capacities of 32GB, 64GB and 128GB.

Software giant Microsoft has stated that they have signed on a deal with CNBC to provide online advertising solutions on their website.

Microsoft would now be the exclusive provider of display and contextual advertising on CNBC’s web services.

Ask.com launches AskEraser

Posted: December 11, 2007 in Tech

Online search engine service Ask.com has announced the availability of a new service named AskEraser.

This service has been made available to allow the web users to delete data on their search queries.  The aim is to provide better privacy to the users of the Ask.com search engine.

The feature is now available to web users in US and UK. They aim to make it available globally starting next year.

Norton Antivirus For Leopard Now Available

Posted: December 11, 2007 in Tech

Symantec Corp. announced the new Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard-compatible version of Norton AntiVirus, featuring new vulnerability protection technology, which delivers protection where many of today’s attacks occur – through applications connected to the Internet.

Norton AntiVirus 11 for Mac also features a sleeker, redesigned user interface and enhanced performance. Mac users benefit with the number one selling antivirus solution for the Mac, which automatically detects and removes viruses in addition to scanning and cleaning downloaded files and e-mail attachments.

Mac users get “just-in-time” security with automatic updates from Symantec’s leading global security network. Norton AntiVirus 11 for Mac also incorporates discrete and less obtrusive security alerts, and the product is designed to automatically update in the background, allowing users to conduct their online activities without interruption.

US based telecom giant ATT has announced that they are going to buy networking hardware from Cisco Systems Inc.

This order would be to upgrade its Internet backbone network. The deal is a major victory for Cisco as they have managed to overcome the competition from rival company Juniper Networks.

Dual-core Celeron ready by January 2008

Posted: December 11, 2007 in Tech

Intel plans to launch their dual core Celeron processor on January 2008.

The first dual-core Celeron processor, the E1200, will have a core frequency of 1.60GHz, 800MHz FSB and 512KB of unified L2 cache at a price of $53 in thousand-unit quantities.

Later during the year Intel plans to add more chips into the Intel Celeron E1000 dual-core lineup, which are set to be made using 65nm process technology and are projected to fit into 65W thermal design power envelope.