Yahoo running after Google with new Twitter integration
Earlier this week, Google rolled out its real-time search function - which attempts to index and display web pages faster than before - and Yahoo announced Thursday it will begin inserting Twitter posts directly into its general Web search results page. See full article.
U.S. video game sales down 7.6 pct in November: NPD
Sales of video game equipment and software in the United States fell 7.6 percent in November to $2.7 billion, research group NPD said on Thursday, as the struggling industry limped into the crucial holiday sales period. See full article.
Savvy kids can access explicit online worlds: FTC
Even a minimally savvy youngster can figure out how to access violent or explicitly sexual content in some virtual or Internet worlds, the Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday. See full article.
EA CEO may have leaked Sony Motion Controller's name
Sony debuted, what it called, the PlayStation 3 Motion Controller at the E3 event earlier this year. Since then, the company has kept mum on what the product will actually be called, until now. See full article.
Dell tablet rumored for CES
The latest buzz online is that Dell is planning to unveil a tablet PC, possibly using the gala Consumer Electronics Shows in Las Vegas next month for its debut. The details provided by gadget site Pocket-lint are a little bare, but the technology zeitgeist is tablet-obsessed at the moment, so the rumor is raising plenty of eyebrows. See full article.
Oracle - users tell EU Sun deal not anticompetitive
Oracle Corp's customers told concerned European Union regulators on Thursday that the U.S. software company's $7 billion deal to buy Sun Microsystems Inc would not curtail competition in the database market. See full article.
U.S. wireless users satisfied, FCC should help more: GAO
Most customers are generally satisfied with their wireless telephone service, but many are frustrated with fees associated with ending their contract to switch carriers, according to a congressional study released on Thursday. See full article.
EBay took Craigslist stake partly to block Google: exec
An eBay Inc executive said on Thursday the auction company bought a stake in Craigslist partly to block rival web company Google Inc from acquiring the classified ads business. See full article.