Archive for August 20, 2008

Hewlett-Packard Co reported a higher quarterly profit on solid international sales in its computer and printer businesses.

HP said it earned $2.03 billion, or 80 cents per share, in the latest period, up from $1.78 billion, or 66 cents per share, a year earlier.

Revenue from outside the United States accounted for 68 percent of the total. Adjusted for currency exchange rates, Europe, Middle East and Africa revenue rose 5 percent, and Asia Pacific revenue rose 8 percent. Revenue in the Americas rose 3 percent.

Some 25% of parents secretly log into their child’s social network page, online security firm Garlik has found. As many as 72% of parents snoop on their children and 26% had set up their own social network page to spy on their kids.

The action may be justified as the report found 66% of children admit to posting personal information on their pages including where they go to school and their mobile number.

Samsung Launches New EcoPhone

Posted: August 20, 2008 in Tech

Samsung introduce its new E200 Eco Cell Phone. The E200 Eco is made of bio-plastics that is created out of corn. Even the box has been made of non-coated, recycled paper.

The E200 features a 1.3 megapixel camera, video messaging capabilities and an MP3 player.

Earlier this year, Samsung introduced two other environmentally friendly devices – the W510 and the F268. Both were produced for the Asian market using techniques that eliminate harmful materials such as cadmium, lead and mercury.

Apple is offering a 60-day extension to MobileMe accounts to make up from problems users have suffered since the service’s launch. This is the second such extension that Apple has offered; in mid-July, the company offered a free 30 day addition.

MobileMe replaced .Mac, Apple’s subscription-based online service. Users are given custom e-mail addresses, a Web site address, Web publishing and file sharing tools and syncing technology that works with Macs, PCs and iPhones.

Yahoo announced that Buzz is now open to the public and anyone who wants to submit stories is free to do so. Initially launched in February, only a handful of publishers were allowed to post stories then.

Yahoo Buzz is a social news site that allows users to vote for their favorite news stories, which then become more popular and have a chance of making it onto the front page of Yahoo’s highly trafficked front page.