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eBay To Spin Off Skype

Bidding starts on the auction site's biggest ever sale, while Skype starts preparing to spread its wings

BlackBerry Users Hit By Outage

Many users were cut off from the BlackBerry Internet Service, and unable to view e-mail attachments or create new accounts

Nokia E75: A Very Capable Qwerty

The E75 is Nokia's first phone with a sliding qwerty keyboard - and it looks like the company has covered all the bases with a very attractive machine

UK Villagers Block Google Street View Car

Google Street View met resistance from a group of villagers in southern England, who formed a human chain to block a car shooting images for the online mapping tool

Twitter Planning Paid Accounts

Twitter is looking to businesses as a way to possibly kick-start an elusive revenue stream by offering paid commercial accounts to users

Nortel and Siemens Get Unified

Nortel and Siemens are unveiling new software and services designed to make it easier and more affordable for enterprises to buy and deploy unified communications platforms.

Polycom Pushes High-End Video Conferencing

Video conferencing specialist Polycom says its HD-ready system, will boost take-up of telepresence, and cut business travel, but  analysts warn of slow uptake and hidden costs around the technology

Gmail Failure: Reality Bites for Cloud Computing

Update: Gmail is back, after a two-hour outage. The company has not yet said how many people were affected, but twitter traffic from round the world reveals a major outage. That's a pain for millions of ordinary users - but it could be ...

Facebook SupportsOpenID

Facebook has joined the board of the OpenID Foundation, joining Google, IBM, Microsoft and Yahoo in a big to to let users port port their data around the Web.

W3C Calls for Web 2.0 Data Sharing

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)  has called for social networking applications like Facebook and Twitter to share profiles and data, to grow further Web 2.0 opportunities.

Google Quietly Declares E-Mail War on Yahoo

Many people send e-mail messages while exhausted, angry or inebriated that they later regret. As part of Google's quest to attract users to its Gmail service, the Internet search and messaging and collaboration company has introduced d ...

Who Is the Best Skype Suitor? Google, Microsoft or Yahoo?

It's impossible for eBay to report quarterly earnings without the usual deliberations about what the company could, would or should do with Skype. So it comes as no surprise that media hounded eBay CEO John Donahoe about the VOIP unit, ...

How I Harness My Twitter Stream

For the past few months, I've been using Twitter, the microblogging service that you may well be sick of hearing about. Right off the bat, I was attracted to Twitter because the 140 characters per entry that Twitter allows add up to ab ...