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Microsoft says demand for Vista is strong: 180 million licenses sold

180 million licenses sold

Microsoft says demand for Vista is strong: 180 million licenses sold


Redmond (WA) – There was a small number hiding in Microsoft’s FQ4 (CQ2) quarter release – a number we did not catch initially: The company said 180 million Windows Vista licenses have been sold so far and that demand for the operating system has been growing over the past year. However, if those numbers are right, and if previous sales numbers provided by Microsoft are right as well, then demand may actually be slowing.
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The Dark Knight shatters box office record

The Dark Knight shatters box office record

The Dark Knight shatters box office record


Burbank (CA) – Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Dark Knight set a new one-day box office record with $66.4 million on opening day. The latest Batman movie surpassed the previous record set by Spider-Man 3.
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Why it matters what Chad Hurley watches

Why it matters what Chad Hurley watches

Why it matters what Chad Hurley watches


What will it mean for YouTube if founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen have, like many of us, entertained themselves by watching pirated videos found on their site?
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Live blog: Google rose loses bloom again

Google rose loses bloom again

Live blog: Google rose loses bloom again


Most investors would be delighted with a 35 percent increase in net income, but not when it’s Google in a soft advertising market and the results fell short of expectations. Here are highlights of what Chief Executive Eric Schmidt and others had to say during Google’s conference call about its second-quarter financial results.
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Frogger, anyone? Old-school gamers revel in nostalgia

 Frogger, anyone? Old-school gamers revel in nostalgia

Frogger, anyone? Old-school gamers revel in nostalgia


It was the ultimate 30th birthday present for Rob O’Hara. His wife joined forces with friends and family in 2003 to bring a dream of his to life in the Yukon, Oklahoma, couple’s backyard.
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Apple says sorry and gives away a month of MobileMe for free

 Apple says sorry and gives away a month of MobileMe for free

Apple says sorry and gives away a month of MobileMe for free


Cupertino (CA) – Apple’s new MobileMe cloud service has been hit with a series of unexpected performance and reliability issues that spoiled the Friday launch. While the company struggles to iron out various issues it is finally stepping forward to acknowledge problems. In an email letter sent out to all MobileMe users, Apple says that the .Mac to MobileMe transition was “a lot rockier than we had hoped.”
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PC and Xbox 360 players battle in new Take-Two MMO

 PC and Xbox 360 players battle in new Take-Two MMO

PC and Xbox 360 players battle in new Take-Two MMO


Los Angeles (CA) – PC and Xbox 360 gamers have typically stayed on their respective platforms, but an upcoming MMO game from Take-Two Interactive promises to change all that. he future of entertainment lies in crossover titles that join gaming platforms together. If there was any doubt, take a look at latest title from developers of well-known City of Heroes/City of Villains MMO series.
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