• Report: PC And Mobile Web Users Are Not The Same
    New data from comScore suggests that PC Web users and mobile Web users are very different. According to the new report, those who spend the least amount of time in front of their PCs are 30% more likely to surf the Web on their mobile phones. This negates the assumption that the heaviest PC Web users are the same people using their phones to go online, says Stacey Higginbotham of GigaOm. It makes sense, if you think about it-you certainly don't need to access the Web via your mobile phone if you're sitting in the office at a desk all ...
  • AOL International Head Departs
  • Yahoo Reorg, Continued
  • Pirate Bay Prosecutor Alters Charges
    Wired has the latest in the copyright infringement case against the four founders of The Pirate Bay, "the world's most notorious BitTorrent tracker." At the outset of proceedings on Tuesday, prosecutor Hakan Roswall announced an alteration of the charges, which experts told Wired would make a conviction more likely. Until Tuesday, part of the summons, where the alleged crimes are described, read: "The Pirate Bay consists of three sub-components: an index portal in the form of a website with search functionality, a database with related directory containing the torrent files, and a tracker feature. The tracker feature creates a 'peer-to-peer' ...
  • The Web, Circa 1996
  • Yahoo Mobile Chief To Depart
  • Frustrated Ballmer Still Wants Yahoo Search Deal
    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer continues to push Yahoo to forge some kind of search alliance with the software giant. At an analyst meeting in New York yesterday, Ballmer said the companies should pool their resources to better compete with Google, the Web's dominant search engine. Even as he says this, Microsoft continues to poach Yahoo's top search talent. "You all know that I would like to figure out how to pool somehow Microsoft and Yahoo," Ballmer said. "I'm hoping that's a reasonable conversation to have with new management at Yahoo." Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz, who just took the helm last ...
  • News Corp. To Lose MySpace Founders?
    News Corp. may soon lose MySpace co-founders Chris DeWolfe and Tom Anderson, the Financial Times reports. According to an unnamed source, the contracts of both men expire in October, and each has privately said there is a chance he could leave at that stage. However, in an interview with the paper, DeWolfe was quick to quell those rumors, saying both he and Anderson were "very happy at MySpace". He said: "We love the people, the product, and we believe in the future of the company. We are not thinking of leaving...our heads are down and completely focused on building a ...
  • Twitter: The Real Threat To Google
    At this point in time, it's hard to imagine anyone dethroning Google as king of online advertising, but as The (San Jose) Mercury News writer Chris O'Brien says, "such reigns never last...something always comes along and turns things upside-down, often emerging from a direction so surprising that the incumbent never sees it coming until it's too late." First there was IBM, then there was Microsoft, now there is Google, and next, O'Brien says, will be Twitter. Yep, that's right, he thinks the profitless microblogging service that today has just 6 million monthly unique users will one day steal Google's crown. ...
  • Gaming In The Cloud
    Video and computer games are almost completely static. When you buy and install game software, you generally have to sit in front of the same screen on which you launched the game until you've finished. You can't pause a game on your PC and then go to a friend's house and pick up where you left off, for example. However, IAC/InterActiveCorp's InstantAction is out to change that. On Wednesday, the company is slated to announce newly licensed technology that allows any game to run directly in any relatively new PC or Mac's Web browser. That means gaming companies will be ...
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