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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen blasts Bill Gates in new book

Though the two have been friends since grade school, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen paints a critical picture of Bill Gates in his new memoir.
Computing

Google settles with FTC over Buzz privacy violations

Google will be subject to regular privacy audits for 20 years due to "deceptive privacy practices" rolling out Google Buzz.
Apple

Microsoft and Apple hire linguists to dispute ‘App Store’ claim

When the linguists begin weighing in, you know things are getting serious...
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Skype launches ‘in the classroom’ worldwide network for teachers

Teacher already use Skype to connect their students to the world at large. Skype's new program, "in the classroom," helps educators do so more easily.
Apple

Dell says Apple’s iPad is bad for enterprise customers

Apple may have a secure hold on both the consumer and enterprise tablet markets, for now. But according to Dell's Andy Lark, Cupertino's gold-plated grip will inevitably let loose.
Android Army

Sony Music not crazy about Amazon’s newly launched cloud services

Sony criticizes Amazon for launching its Cloud Player without obtaining the necessary music streaming licenses while the online retailer contends that such licensing is not needed in this case.
Computing

Hotmail extends Active View to Netflix, LinkedIn, Posterous, and LivingSocial

Hotmail's new move is an upgrade for users and its new business partners.
Computing

Microsoft claims IE9 is the most battery-friendly Web browser

Microsoft's own study has revealed that its Internet Explorer 9 beats out the competition when it comes to energy consumption -- under certain conditions.
Computing

Desperately need a girlfriend? Buy a ‘cloud girlfriend’ instead

For the lazier geek, a new startup is offering to create an ideal girlfriend for anybody willing to pay. She'll chat with you on Facebook or Twitter, boosting your own chances at scoring a real girl.
Computing

New York Times paywall proves easy to subvert

The New York Times paywall is up and running, but loopholes abound.
Computing

Netflix lowers video quality in Canada

In a move to play nicely with broadband usage caps, Netflix says its streaming video service now uses two-thirds less bandwidth in Canada.
Computing

BlueBeat to pay $1 million for illegal online music sales

Remember back when BlueBeat was selling "psycho-acoustic" versions of Beatles songs online for 25 cents? Now they get to pay $1 million in a settlement.