HP iPod deal to kill Napster?
The recent deal between Apple and Hewlett-Packard may have killed off one of the major rivals to the iTunes Music Store, according to a MercuryNews.com report.
The report says that HP was due to go into partnership with Roxio's relaunched Napster service, but at the last moment sent back Napster's $250,000 cheque. ...more
The TV Times
Here's a new gadget on the Far East horizon: a wrist watch TV.
The NE Asia Online website reports on a TV wristwatch made by NHJ.
Demoed at the recent CES in Las Vegas, the 4. ...more
People with broadband have better social lives...
Or people who pay a lot for broadband use it all the time and never go out.
BTopenworld has published the results of a survey it commissioned into the activities of those who do and do not have broadband. The results prove unequivocally that BTopenworld has confused social life with leisure time. ...more
Intel confirms plans for desktop brand
Intel has confirmed that it is planning to introduce a unified desktop platform brand, one matching that of the Centrino for notebooks.
Marketing Director, Jeff Tripaldi, has suggested the new brand will feature a dual-core processor and follow the template set by its mobile equivalent, reports Reuters.
'Think of it as the
equivalent of Centrino,' he is quoted as saying. ...more
Google index tops six billion
Google's index of the Web now includes more than six billion items, the world's largest collection of online information, the company announced last night.
Having grown largely by word of mouth from nothing to account for around a third of all Internet searches, Google has now indexed 4.28 billion Web pages, 880 million images, 845 million Usenet messages plus a growing collection of book-related information pages. ...more