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AVG Launches New SMB Product

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AVG Launches New SMB Product

AVG's new business security products offer protection to small and medium sized businesses with monitoring of all business aspects, from online transactions and email communications to customer data handling.

2 products are available - AVG Internet Security 2011 Business edition provides online threat protection and AVG Anti-Virus 2011 Business Edition adds network protection.

Both are based on AVG's People Powered Protection design model, incorporating feedback from over 110 million users.

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Blu-ray 3D to PCs with CyberLink PowerDVD 10

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PowerDVD Mark II CyberLink releases PowerDVD 10 ULTRA 3D Mark II to enable Blu-ray 3D movie playback on desktop, notebook and All-in-Ones. powerdvdIt delivers two 1080p frames to create HD3D video effect, and is the first software player to receive a Blu-ray 3D Certification from the Blu-ray Disc Association.

PowerDVD also converts 2D movies and video files into 3D videos.

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Intel Buys McAfee

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Intel Buys McAfee

What's a hardware company going to do in a cloud world? Catching most industry observers unaware, Intel will purchase of all of McAfee’s common stock for $48 per share in cash, a $7.68 billion deal.

McAfee, which has enjoyed double-digit, year-over-year growth and nearly 80% gross margins last year, will be run as a wholly-owned subsidiary, reporting into Intel’s Software and Services Group. This acquisition, says Intel, "enables a combination of security software and hardware from one company to u Continue reading...

Sonic Buys DivX for $320 Million

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Sonic Buys DivX for $320 Million

Sonic will buy DivX for about $320 million in cash and stock . Both businesses want to evolve past the future death of the DVD, today's mainstay for both companies.

Sonic purchased CinemaNow, a pioneer in the movie-download business, and now Best Buy and Blockbuster use Sonic's platform for video service.

Sonic says DivX will bring a more extensive solution for internet video delivery and proven tools for content prep in "the cloud," video playback, and Hollywood-approved DRM.

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Cloud Gaming to Change Retail Market

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On the eve of E3 in America, some game publishers think retail fails to support boxed PC games.

By refusing to stock certain games (and moving PC titles to the back of the store), retail inadvertently pushes publishers into digital distribution...

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Google OS Good to Go

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Google OS Good to Go

Start up a computer as fast as a TV can be turned on.

Google's new OS uses speed as its main entry point against Microsoft (and Apple). But it's real battle may lay with Qualcomm and others who seek to define netbook, MIDs and smartphone OS.

Here's a chart that illustrates FastBoot versus traditional PC boot.

Chrome OS resembles a web browser more than Windows and will be available on low-cost netbooks that meet Google's hardware specs (memory chips to store data instead of slower HDDs.) Continue reading...

When Windows 7 is Hard to Swallow…

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When Windows 7 is Hard to Swallow…

Go on, Microsofties, stuff yourself with an "Amerikanbanzu."

Tokyo's Burger King sells a Windows 7 Whopper stacked with 7 beef patties (total 1.75 pounds or .8 kg.)

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A promotion by Burger King Japan and Microsoft, the "super giant" burger measures 5.1" in diameter. The 7-layered Windows 7 Whopper costs--of course--777 yen (US$ 8.49) for the first 30 customers; the regular price is US$15.84 (1450 yen).

Harder-to-swallow: the rumour Apple is developing the Leopard Burger--a bigger, tastier, healthier Continue reading...

Goose Protects the Flock

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Goose Protects the Flock

Mobility Software is a Goose

Maybe you saw this Goose wandering around Planet Reseller at CeBIT? The wandering Goose was from the Hikanoos stand. They sell software and a drive under this bird brand.

The point of the wandering goose at CeBIT was to emphasize Goose lets you work safely anywhere, anytime on any computer. Goose enables mobility with security “as airtight as a goose”.

The Goose software turns any USB key into a secure and mobile portable computer device. You get a complete Continue reading...

Microsoft: Buyers Should Avoid "Apple" Tax

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Microsoft’s VP Windows Consumer Product Marketing Brad Brooks says buyers need to know "the hidden costs" of making a switch to Apple. In a CNET interview, Brooks named four "taxes:" Choice tax, Application tax, Technology tax , Upgrade tax. 

 If IBM invented the FUD factor (Fear Uncertainty Doubt) in computer sales, Microsoft’s version always seems to end up sounding more like Elmer Fudd.

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