Archive for April 13, 2009

YouTube and Universal to launch Vevo

Posted: April 13, 2009 in Tech

YouTube and Universal announced they will launch a music video site in Google’s latest effort to try and monetize its online video services.

The new site, Vevo, will be ad-supported and feature professionally made, copyrighted videos. All 10,000 of Universal’s music videos will be available through the service, with YouTube and Universal sharing ad revenue.

Windows in 96% of netbooks

Posted: April 13, 2009 in Tech

The NPD Group says Windows is installed in 96 percent of netbooks as of February 2009, compared to 10 percent at the same time last year.

Before Windows took over, Linux-based netbooks were the norm, but now it seems Microsoft has the upper hand in this growing corner of the PC market.

EMC to debut Tigon soon

Posted: April 13, 2009 in Tech

EMC has been taking out ads and sending e-mails to promote an April 14 online event cryptically titled, “Overtake the Future.” The ads says “Only one approach can take you to the virtual data center of the future,” which will take users to a registration website for the said event.

The site says the event will be on “the evolution of the virtual data center, storage requirements for the next decade, and new EMC capabilities that enable you to bridge the divide between physical and virtual environments.”

Analysts are speculating that EMC will announce a new high-end Symmetrix array, the DMX-5, codenamed “Tigon.”

Microsoft developing Zune HD device

Posted: April 13, 2009 in Tech

According to reports, Microsoft is set to release a new version of its MP3 player, the Zune, to be called Zune HD.

The lastest MP3 player from Microsoft is said to sport a large touchscreen display with a single button underneath.

A report by the PC Gaming Alliance claims that PC games now generate global revenue in excess of $11 billion, with the PC sitting comfortably as the world’s preferred gaming platform.

The PCGA also claims the growing popularity of microtransaction models for in-game items in Asia is likely to be replicated in the West.