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Microsoft buys online map service

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The software giant says it will acquire MultiMap, a London-based online map service, in a bid to expand its mapping and location-based advertising services worldwide.

 

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The Right Time For Tablet PCs?

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The Right Time For Tablet PCs?Dell introduces its first-ever tablet PC, saying that businesses are ready to consider more flexible types of computers for employees. The PC maker cites 3 factors that make now the 'right time' for a Dell tablet:

1) those in their 20's now entering the workplace are used to interacting with PCs in different ways, having grown up with mobile phones, portable music players and other handheld devices.

2) Microsoft's Vista is better equipped than XP for powering a touch-screen environment Continue reading...

Toshiba Readies Solid-State Drives

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Toshiba Readies Solid-State DrivesToshiba will manufacture flash-based solid-state drives for laptops early next year, which the company says will offer faster boot times and lower power consumption than hard disk drives. The drives will initially come in three capacities: 32GB, 64GB and 128GB.  High prices for NAND flash memory have limited adoption of the drives so far, but Toshiba and other memory makers such as Samsung are expected to ramp up production, which should lower prices and spur wider use. Solid state drives are Continue reading...

Brussels funds Galileo

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The EU approves a EUR 2.4b plan to finance the troubled Galileo satellite navigation network, intended to rival U.S.-run GPS, by redeploying unspent money for farm subsidies and competitiveness projects. So far, only 1 out of 30 planned satellites has been launched.

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