Dish Network DVR Features Get Stay of Execution

The final day of reckoning in the four-year battle between TiVo and EchoStar has been pushed out a little further. Late Wednesday evening, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit granted EchoStar’s request to stay a contempt order imposed by the U.S. District Court the day before, until its appeal can be heard. […]

Large Tech Firms: Beware of Obama Administration’s Antitrust Plans

In a dramatic repudiation of Bush administration policies, the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice withdrew its recent report setting standards for the prosecution of monopolization offenses. Announcing the change of policy, Christine A. Varney, the new assistant attorney general in charge of the Antitrust Division, stated that “the Antitrust Division will be […]

8 Steps to Getting Sales and Marketing to Play Nice

There are dozens of webinars, seminars, research reports, whitepapers, and blog postings on the topic of sales and marketing alignment. Despite the endless flow of resources and suggestions, sales and marketing alignment continues to elude many organizations. Misalignment is often a byproduct of a lack of process and a natural result of traditional marketing and […]

Marketers Aim to Self-Regulate Consumer Tracking Online

Companies that track consumer behavior online for advertising purposes are vowing to make their practices more transparent and to give people a way to decline being shadowed. It’s unclear how much of an effect the new policies will have. One consumer group said the changes don’t go far enough, and that extensive profiles of people […]

Amazon Turns Gears of Internet Tax Wars

More companies are joining in the fight over Internet taxation begun by Blue Nile and have joined the Web’s largest retailer in dropping affiliate programs in North Carolina and Rhode Island, according to numerous press reports. Amazon also reportedly dropped its affiliate program in Hawaii. Affiliate programs allow Web site operators to earn […]

New Site Lets Citizens Follow the Government’s IT Money Trail

It may not seem like most people’s idea of summer reading. Then again, it is the chance to engage in some detective work with billions of dollars and terabytes of sensitive government data at stake. Better yet, you don’t have to spend any money to read this latest techno-thriller. IT Dashboard is the new free […]

Joost Feels the Squeeze

Just three years after launching in a fanfare of publicity, Joost, which provides professionally made TV on the Web, is shifting directions. It will now provide white label online video platforms to media companies and distributors. Joost is closing down its offices in the Netherlands, retaining offices in the U.S. and the UK. Joost on […]

Bing Dips Toe Into Real-Time Search With Twitter Tie-In

Microsoft’s recently released Bing search engine has begun adding real-time Twitter updates from celebrities to its results. So far, it has indexed the Twitter accounts of a few thousand people, Bing director Whitney Burk told TechNewsWorld. Search results are tied directly to online ads. While adding real-time tweets may get more people to use Bing, […]

Wallflower or Extrovert? Facebook Lets Users Choose by Post

With 200 million members who double as very vocal quality assurance officers, Facebook knows that any tinkering with its privacy policy is going to receive a lot of attention. So, its Wednesday announcement of an upcoming series of tests regarding its new privacy settings was carefully marketed as a matter of “control, simplicity and connection” […]

Tea Parties, Pirate Ships and a Kayak: A Summer at Sea

For seven months, a New York Times reporter named David Rohde was held prisoner by Taliban kidnappers. However, you wouldn’t learn that from reading The New York Times — or even Wikipedia, for that matter. In addition to other news organizations, the Times reportedly asked Wikipedia not to publish information on the abduction. For Wikipedia, […]

Is Software Installation on Linux ‘Broken’?

You know a controversy is a big one when none other than RMS weighs in with his opinion, and sure enough, that’s what happened in the Mono debate late last week. “Debian’s decision to include Mono in the default installation, for the sake of Tomboy which is an application written in C#, leads the community […]

3 Tips for Brushing Up B2B Security

Companies are seeking to establish electronic relationships with as many business partners as possible to enhance competitiveness, make it easier for important third parties to engage with them, cut time and space out of transaction cycle times and drive down the cost of doing business. As a result of exponential growth in electronic information sharing, […]

Huge Communications Sat to Service Cellular Dead Zones

The world’s largest commercial satellite was launched into space Wednesday, with a mission to provide phone service to cellular “dead zones” in North America. The satellite, owned by TerreStar of Reston, Va., blasted off from Kourou in the South American territory of French Guiana shortly before 2 p.m. Eastern time, carried through pink clouds. Half […]

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