Microsoft-Yahoo alliance faces many obstacles
The partnership announced on Wednesday seeks to challenge the dominance of Google Inc, but executives at Yahoo and Microsoft acknowledge that building a search powerhouse will be a multi-year effort -- in a business where staying ahead of the competition, not playing catch-up, is critical. Read Full Article here.

Hacking the iPhone as easy as sending an SMS
A Mac security expert has discovered a technique that hackers could use to take control of Apple Inc. computers and iPhone's in order to steal data, disproving the long believed theory that Apple products are more secure than PCs. Read Full Article here.

Sony, Sharp post losses, Nintendo loses steam
Sony and Sharp's third straight quarters of losses underscore the challenges they face in flat TV market as they struggle to compete with Samsung Electronics and other South Korean rivals benefiting from a weaker won. Read Full Article here.

Motorola posts profit, shares rise
Motorola Inc posted a bigger quarterly profit in the second quarter as it cut costs and shipped more cell phones than expected, sending its shares up 7.6 percent. Read Full Article here.