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Entries by Catharine Smith from 10/2011

Jack Ma: Alibaba 'Very Interested' In Buying Yahoo

Posted 10.01.2011 | Technology

By Alexei Oreskovic PALO ALTO, California (Reuters) - Jack Ma, the founder and CEO of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, is keen on buying Yahoo I...

The Top 10 U.S. Web Brands From August 2011, Ranked By Nielsen

Posted 10.02.2011 | Technology

Nielsen has released a list of the top web brands visited by U.S. net users in the month of August 2011. An August post on the Nielsen Blog explai...

Tim Cook's Time To Shine At Apple's iPhone Event On October 4

Posted 10.02.2011 | Technology

By Poornima Gupta SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Tim Cook finally gets his chance to stride out from under Steve Jobs' shadow, and he could not have p...

Verizon Sues To Overturn 'Net Neutrality' Rules

Posted 10.02.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON -- Verizon Communications, the largest U.S. cell phone carrier, is suing to overturn new government regulations governing the flow of Inter...

Samsung Is A Giant, But It's No Apple--Yet

Posted 10.03.2011 | Technology

SEOUL, South Korea -- If you own a consumer electronics gadget, there's a good chance something from Samsung makes it tick. The company has traveled ...

Apple Gears Up For October 4 iPhone Event

Posted 10.03.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple fans are amped. The computer and gadget maker is expected to announce a new, more powerful version of its wildly popular s...

Oracle's OpenWorld 2011: Larry Ellison Shows Off SPARC Solaris, Exalytics At Massive Conference

Posted 10.03.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Oracle chief executive Larry Ellison unveiled new all-in-one data center products as the world's No.3 software maker steps...

How Microsoft Took Down Massive Kelihos Botnet

Posted 10.03.2011 | Technology

By Nick Clayton, The Wall Street Journal Last week, Microsoft announced it had shut down the botnet known as Kelihos, Waledac 2.0 or Hlux. The focu...

Sprint Reportedly Makes Huge Gamble On IPhone 5: WSJ

Posted 10.03.2011 | Technology

Thought you were excited for the new iPhone? Try being Sprint. According to a Wall Street Journal report, Sprint paid over 20 billion dollars for a...

Tesla Model S Gets Test-Driven

Posted 10.03.2011 | Technology

Over the weekend we experienced one whole minute of the future. There weren't hoverboards or McFly Nikes, just two Tesla Model S Betas. The Beta model...

Apple Event: How To Follow Apple's 'Let's Talk iPhone' Announcements LIVE

Posted 10.04.2011 | Technology

Apple's iPhone event kicks off Tuesday at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) in Cupertino, California, and speculation about what will happen there is rampant. (C...

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's Bonus Could Have Been Bigger

Posted 10.04.2011 | Technology

‪‬ By Arik Hesseldahl Software giant Microsoft just filed its annual proxy statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and it ...

Apple's 'Find My Friends' App Unveiled At 'Let's Talk iPhone Event'

Posted 10.04.2011 | Technology

During Apple's "Let's Talk iPhone" event on October 4 in Cupertino, Apple Senior VP of Internet software and services Eddy Cue announced a new app for...

New IPhone: The 13 Biggest Things You Need To Know About Apple's IPhone 4S (PHOTOS)

Posted 10.04.2011 | Technology

Apple on Tuesday took the wraps off the new iPhone 4S, an upgrade to its smash-hit iPhone 4 handset. The new device packs slightly upgraded hardwa...

iPhone 4S Release Buyer's Guide: Should You Upgrade? (PHOTOS)

Posted 10.05.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK (PETER SVENSSON, AP/THE HUFFINGTON POST) -- Apple is trotting out a new iPhone on Oct. 14, but it's not the iPhone 5 some were expecting. Ins...

Samsung To Seek iPhone 4S Ban In Italy, France

Posted 10.05.2011 | Technology

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics said it will file patent-infringement claims in France and Italy to ban the sale of Apple's new iPhone less ...

Microsoft: Xbox 360 Gets HBO Shows And More

Posted 10.05.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK -- Owners of the Xbox 360 will soon be able to watch a broad breadth of TV shows and other content through their gaming consoles – thou...

Microsoft Considers Bidding For Yahoo: REPORT

Posted 10.05.2011 | Technology

By Peter Lauria and Nadia Damouni NEW YORK (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp is considering a bid for Yahoo Inc, resurfacing as a potential buyer afte...

Steve Jobs Dies: A Look Back At His Most Important Moments As Apple CEO (VIDEOS)

Posted 10.05.2011 | Technology

Apple announced on October 5 that company co-founder Steve Jobs had passed away at the age of 56. According to the AP, "Jobs had battled cancer in...

IPad, IPhone, Apple II: The 10 Most Iconic Products From Steve Jobs's Career

Posted 10.05.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK (PETER SVENSSON, AP/THE HUFFINGTON POST) -- Steve Jobs had no formal schooling in engineering, yet he's listed as the inventor or co-inventor...

Steve Wozniak On Steve Jobs's Death: 'We've Lost Something We Won't Get Back' (VIDEO)

Posted 10.06.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO — When Steve Wozniak co-founded Apple with Steve Jobs in a Silicon Valley garage in 1976, he couldn't have known the incredible fo...

Steve Jobs First Disclosed Health Problems In 2004, Announcing Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis

Posted 10.06.2011 | Technology

Pancreatic cancer is notoriously lethal – there are almost as many deaths from it each year as there are new cases. The deaths this week of Appl...

How To Delete Your Facebook Profile--For Good

Posted 10.06.2011 | Technology

‪‬ By Walt Mossberg Q: How do I permanently delete a Facebook account? A: Facebook doesn't make it quick or easy. The default choice ...

IPhone 4S Preorders Open October 7

Posted 10.07.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO -- Apple Inc. is taking pre-orders for its new iPhone 4S starting on Friday, allowing fans who can't wait to snag the company's latest g...

Twitter To Get 'Tweet' Trademark From Twittad

Posted 10.11.2011 | Technology

By Amir Efrati, Wall Street Journal Twitter is closer to having dominion over the word "tweet." On Monday, James Eliason, CEO of Twittad, said ...