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April 24, 2009

Technology Report: IBM plans cloud computing services for 2009

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Good afternoon , THU 23 Apr 2009

today’s headlines

IBM plans cloud computing services for 2009
Yahoo pulls the plug on GeoCities
Nokia CEO: too early to call bottom of phone demand
MySpace co-founder DeWolfe to step down
Echelon, T-Mobile USA form smart meter alliance
Nepal firm to expand mobile coverage to Everest
No quick cybersecurity fix seen
Apple profit beats expectations on iPhones, iPods
German GEMA in talks with YouTube on video dispute
EU sent draft Intel ruling to member states

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IBM plans cloud computing services for 2009

April 23, 2009 03:04 PM ET

BOSTON (Reuters) – IBM plans to launch several cloud computing services this year, taking on companies such as Amazon.com Inc, Google Inc, Microsoft Corp and Salesforce.com Inc.

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Yahoo pulls the plug on GeoCities

April 23, 2009 02:51 PM ET

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Yahoo Inc is shutting down GeoCities, a free service that hosts personal home pages for consumers, which it acquired for more than $4 billion 10 years ago during the heyday of the dotcom boom.

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Nokia CEO: too early to call bottom of phone demand

April 23, 2009 11:33 AM ET

HELSINKI (Reuters) – Nokia, the world’s biggest maker of cell phones, said on Thursday it was too early to say whether demand for handsets has bottomed out.

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MySpace co-founder DeWolfe to step down

April 22, 2009 09:14 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp said on Wednesday that MySpace co-founder Chris DeWolfe will not be renewing his contract and will step down from the chief executive post.

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Echelon, T-Mobile USA form smart meter alliance

April 23, 2009 08:11 AM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Smart power grid company Echelon Corp and T-Mobile USA said on Thursday they had formed an alliance to use T-Mobile’s wireless network to link “smart meters” to utilities.

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Nepal firm to expand mobile coverage to Everest

April 23, 2009 09:15 AM ET

KATHMANDU (Reuters) – A Nepali telecom firm plans to expand its mobile phone services to the top of Mount Everest, benefitting climbers on the world’s highest mountain, a company official said on Thursday.

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No quick cybersecurity fix seen

April 22, 2009 09:41 PM ET

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The intelligence expert who prepared a still-secret study on cybersecurity for President Obama said on Wednesday the danger of attacks on U.S. computer networks cannot be fixed easily or quickly.

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Apple profit beats expectations on iPhones, iPods

April 23, 2009 07:39 AM ET

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc’s quarterly profit soared past Wall Street expectations on strong sales of iPhones and iPods, underscoring the popularity of the company’s relatively expensive products even in the midst of a weak economy.

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German GEMA in talks with YouTube on video dispute

April 23, 2009 12:53 PM ET

BERLIN (Reuters) – German music authors’ society GEMA said on Thursday it was in talks with Google Inc’s YouTube to resolve a dispute over royalty payments and the conditions under which music videos are made available online.

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EU sent draft Intel ruling to member states

April 23, 2009 06:23 AM ET

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The European Commission, taking a major step toward fining and imposing sanctions on Intel Corp for violating antitrust law, has sent a draft decision ruling against the chip maker to EU member states, a source familiar with the situation said on Wednesday.

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