Yahoo quarterly results improve; Microsoft shrugs

Yahoo quarterly results improve; Microsoft shrugs
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Yahoo Inc posted a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Tuesday, but failed to deliver the stand-out results its shareholders hoped might force Microsoft Corp to raise its takeover bid.[Lees verder]

Microsoft links data on phones, PCs in “Live Mesh”
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp has begun testing technology that brings together a person’s pictures, documents and other data scattered across a growing number of machines with the goal of allowing people to access their information from anywhere and at any time.[Lees verder]

New social network targets older music fans
NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) – GetBack Media, a social network targeted at people over age 35, is set to launch Wednesday stocked with music and TV content.[Lees verder]

Chinese send red flags to cheer troubled torch relay
BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese Internet users have rushed to send thousands of red national flags overseas to support the troubled global torch relay ahead of the Beijing Olympics, state media said on Wednesday.[Lees verder]

Britain’s ITV seals iTunes deal for classics
LONDON (Hollywood Reporter) – Classic British TV shows including “Brideshead Revisited,” “Goodnight Mr. Tom” and “Captain Scarlet” will be available via iTunes under a content deal unveiled Tuesday by broadcaster ITV.[Lees verder]

EBay sues Craigslist over alleged stake dilution
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – EBay Inc, the world’s largest online auctioneer, sued Craigslist, a competitor in which it holds an ownership stake, in a dispute over whether the Internet bulletin board tried to blunt eBay’s control.[Lees verder]

FCC chief again critiques Comcast net tactics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top U.S. communications regulator said on Tuesday that an investigation of how Comcast Corp manages its network had raised further concerns about tactics the company has used to restrict Internet users who share movies and other material.[Lees verder]

Court upholds Netflix “throttling” settlement
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A California appeals court has upheld a 2006 settlement of a consumer lawsuit against online movie rental company Netflix Inc over the objections of four Netflix subscribers who challenged the terms.[Lees verder]

Sony to buy Gracenote for $260 million
(Reuters) – Sony Corporation of America, a U.S. unit of Japan’s Sony Corp, said it would buy digital media company Gracenote Inc for about $260 million plus other consideration.[Lees verder]

Sony to delay “Home” online service for PS3 again
TOKYO (Reuters) – Sony Corp’s game unit said on Tuesday it was delaying the launch of its “Home” 3D virtual online community service for the PlayStation 3 game console to autumn of this year, the second such delay.[Lees verder]

Yahoo quarterly results improve; Microsoft shrugs
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Yahoo Inc posted a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Tuesday, but failed to deliver the stand-out results its shareholders hoped might force Microsoft Corp to raise its takeover bid.[Lees verder]

Microsoft links data on phones, PCs in “Live Mesh”
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp has begun testing technology that brings together a person’s pictures, documents and other data scattered across a growing number of machines with the goal of allowing people to access their information from anywhere and at any time.[Lees verder]

New social network targets older music fans
NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) – GetBack Media, a social network targeted at people over age 35, is set to launch Wednesday stocked with music and TV content.[Lees verder]

Chinese send red flags to cheer troubled torch relay
BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese Internet users have rushed to send thousands of red national flags overseas to support the troubled global torch relay ahead of the Beijing Olympics, state media said on Wednesday.[Lees verder]

Britain’s ITV seals iTunes deal for classics
LONDON (Hollywood Reporter) – Classic British TV shows including “Brideshead Revisited,” “Goodnight Mr. Tom” and “Captain Scarlet” will be available via iTunes under a content deal unveiled Tuesday by broadcaster ITV.[Lees verder]

EBay sues Craigslist over alleged stake dilution
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – EBay Inc, the world’s largest online auctioneer, sued Craigslist, a competitor in which it holds an ownership stake, in a dispute over whether the Internet bulletin board tried to blunt eBay’s control.[Lees verder]

FCC chief again critiques Comcast net tactics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top U.S. communications regulator said on Tuesday that an investigation of how Comcast Corp manages its network had raised further concerns about tactics the company has used to restrict Internet users who share movies and other material.[Lees verder]

Court upholds Netflix “throttling” settlement
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A California appeals court has upheld a 2006 settlement of a consumer lawsuit against online movie rental company Netflix Inc over the objections of four Netflix subscribers who challenged the terms.[Lees verder]

Sony to buy Gracenote for $260 million
(Reuters) – Sony Corporation of America, a U.S. unit of Japan’s Sony Corp, said it would buy digital media company Gracenote Inc for about $260 million plus other consideration.[Lees verder]

Sony to delay “Home” online service for PS3 again
TOKYO (Reuters) – Sony Corp’s game unit said on Tuesday it was delaying the launch of its “Home” 3D virtual online community service for the PlayStation 3 game console to autumn of this year, the second such delay.[Lees verder]

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