Is “Kumo” Microsoft’s new search engine?

Download our latest podcast here.You have the option of downloading our podcast or reading the transcript here. Microsoft tests new search engine technology Microsoft has confirmed it is testing a new search engine

Published on: March 5th, 2009 IDG News Service

UK-based hacker faces extradition to the US

Download our latest podcast here.British authorities said Thursday they won't prosecute a hacker who would prefer to face trial in his own country rather than face extradition to the U.S. Gary McKinnon, of

Published on: February 27th, 2009 IDG News Service

Criminal groups using Skype to “communicate without fear”

Download our latest podcast here.Suspicious phone conversations on Skype could be targeted for tapping as part of a pan-European crackdown on what law authorities believe is a massive technical loophole in current wiretapping

Published on: February 23rd, 2009 IDG News Service

Solar-powered cell phones designed by LG, Samsung

Download our latest podcast here.LG and Samsung will both unveil next week cell phones that you definitively won't want to keep in your pocket. They have developed prototype handsets that are recharged by

Published on: February 13th, 2009 IDG News Service

Intel to spend $7 billion on manufacturing plant upgrades

Download our latest podcast here.Intel will spend 7 billion dollars over the next two years to revamp three U.S. manufacturing plants, and the company's CEO called on other U.S. companies to also invest

Published on: February 11th, 2009 IDG News Service

Analyst predicts Microsoft smartphone unveiling soon

Download our latest podcast here.Rumors that Microsoft will launch its own smartphones have gained steam again, with one analyst predicting that the device may be introduced at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in

Published on: February 6th, 2009 IDG News Service

Google execs a no-show in Italian trial

Download our latest podcast here.The trial of four Google executives charged with privacy violations opened in Milan Tuesday in a ground-breaking test of European Internet law. None of the suspects, who risk a

Published on: February 5th, 2009 IDG News Service

Obama falls short on promise to post legislation to Web

Download our latest podcast here.New U.S. President Barack Obama promised during his campaign to post all nonemergency legislation on WhiteHouse.gov before signing it as a way to allow the public to review and

Published on: January 30th, 2009 IDG News Service

Union claims IBM has made 2,800 layoffs

Download our latest podcast here.A European court on Tuesday rejected a request from Intel to postpone a deadline in the European Commission's antitrust proceedings against the company. The Court of First Instance in

Published on: January 28th, 2009 IDG News Service

Obama will holster Presidential BlackBerry

Download our latest podcast here.Speaking to financial analysts on the heels of Microsoft's announcement of layoffs and a disappointing second quarter, CEO Steve Ballmer referred to current economic conditions as an entire recalibration

Published on: January 23rd, 2009 IDG News Service

Obama inauguration brings Web slowdown to U.S. news sites

Download our latest podcast here.The swearing in of U.S. President Barack Obama and the other presidential inauguration activities generated massive Web traffic Tuesday, leading to site slowdowns but not to a general meltdown

Published on: January 21st, 2009 IDG News Service

Worsening economy deals a blow to Intel’s profits

Download our latest podcast here.Intel's fourth-quarter profit plunged 90 percent, as the chip maker battled a worsening economy and recorded a steep loss from investments. The company made a net profit of $234

Published on: January 20th, 2009 IDG News Service

Yahoo replaces Yang with new CEO

Download our latest podcast here.Yahoo has chosen former Autodesk CEO Carol Bartz as its next CEO to replace Jerry Yang, who announced his intention to step down in November. The company also announced

Published on: January 14th, 2009 IDG News Service

Palm pins hopes on new Pre touch screen phone

Download our latest podcast here.Troubled Satyam Computer Services attempted on Thursday to reassure customers and investors that it could keep the company afloat, but did not discuss specific measures.  The Indian outsourcer is

Published on: January 9th, 2009 IDG News Service