Archive for October 8, 2008

Research in Motion has launched their Apple iPhone challenger BlackBerry Storm. Blackberry Storm is the first touchscreen device from RIM which used to dominate the US Smartphone market.

The Storm comes preloaded with software for email and managing documents, as well as a media player for music, movies and photos. It’s also equipped with a 3.2 megapixel camera.

Symantec Corp. said it signed a definitive agreement to acquire MessageLabs, a provider of online messaging and Web security services for $695M.

The acquisition will result in the creation of a new Symantec SaaS product group, and existing MessageLabs customers will be moved over to Symantec Protection Network and then on to the new group.

Symantec plans to use the buy to strengthen and grow its software-as-a-service (SaaS) model by integrating MessageLabs’ technology into its Symantec Protection Network Team.

HP and MySpace announce their partnership to introduce a number of new print options to the popular social networking site.

The first stage of the partnership is anticipated to include an HP branded print button enabling MySpace users to preview and print photos directly from their MySpace profiles.

Users will be able to click an HP-branded “Print” box embedded on their MySpace pages to access a printer-friendly version of any portion of their profile that can be printed from their home printer.

Google Launches AdSense For Games

Posted: October 8, 2008 in Tech

Google recently launched the beta version of its AdSense for Games software.

The new offering is a flavor of AdSense built on Google’s AdScape Media acquisition that allows advertisers and content producers to place ads within the content of online games.

Linus Torvalds joins blogging world

Posted: October 8, 2008 in Tech

Linus Torvalds has finally joined the blogosphere. He has started a ‘trial’ blog which would be an experimental outlet for Torvalds personal thoughts and family expressions.

Linus Torvalds is the man behind the open source Linux operating system. He started it as a pet project to make an free open alternative to Unix.