As part of a strategy to generate greater revenue from mobile data services, Vodafone Group PLC has collaborated with Palm Inc. to launch a smartphone modeled after the Treo 750v but at a fraction of the price and with a newly designed user interface.
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Details of Palm's new smart phone are emerging ahead of the product's launch on Wednesday.
Oracle Corp. has acquired Bridgestream Inc., a maker of software that helps companies map employee responsibilities, Oracle said Wednesday.
As in previous years, the IFA international consumer electronics show in Berlin has been a platform for manufacturers to launch innovative gadgets aimed at tech-savvy consumers. This year's event, which runs through to Wednesday, is no exception.
Vendors supporting HD DVD are cutting prices to boost their products, which are vying with Blu-ray disc technology to replace current DVD movie discs.
On Thursday at a news conference organised by the Blu-ray Disc Association at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, announcements included new Blu-ray Disc releases, a decision by Acer and China Huala Group to join as hardware partners and the establishment of a Blu-ray Disc authoring centre in China.
Samsung unveiled an MP3 music player with video playback and its first high-definition player supporting the two rival movie disc formats -- Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD.
A word of caution about editing entries "anonymously" in Wikipedia: a tool has been developed that can show who made the changes.
With the launch of its K770 Cyber-shot phone, Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications hopes to narrow the quality gap between dedicated digital cameras and mobile phones with integrated cameras.
German high-tech heavyweights SAP and Siemens are among the companies that hope to benefit from a government-funded programme to develop new semantic web technologies.
The growing popularity of video on the Web has prompted RealNetworks to launch a beta version of its RealPlayer software that allows users to easily record and download videos to their PCs.
Google is unhappy with proposed German legislation to ban anonymous e-mail accounts and may consider dropping the German version of its Gmail service.
Nokia plans to fold all its mobile phone development efforts into a single new business unit, reflecting the growing importance to its business of multimedia and internet-enabled devices.
Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications has released six new phones, including a high-end, Walkman-branded handset with around 9GB of internal Flash memory, according to a company spokeswoman.
Researchers at Siemens have transmitted data over polymer optical fibre cable at around 1G bps, opening up new possibilities for the technology, including easy-to-build home networks linking PCs and high-definition TVs
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