Acquisition Rumors Again Connect Google, Next New Networks

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Rumors have indicated that Google could acquire a company called Next New Networks since at least December, and as of now, neither company has anything to announce.  A new round of reports has surfaced, however, indicating that the purchase might soon occur. The acquisition would make sense in a number of ways.  First, whether or not you’ve heard of Next …

Google Scrambling for a Local Deals Site

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Google, after Groupon famously shunned their advances — and $6 billion — is desperately seeking a local deals site, mostly for the local ad revenue it can provide. A New York Post insider is reporting that Google is in talks with two, smaller Groupon rivals. Of those mentioned are LivingSocial and BuyWithMe, a New York social shopping… [[ This is …

WebOS Might Finally Get a Shot Under HP

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As we reported earlier today, Hewlett-Packard announced its plans to purchase Palm for $1.2 billion. The acquisition comes a few weeks after Palm put itself up for sale and less than a week after potential suitor HTC walked away from the table. The deal comes as a bit of a surprise, given that it was Lenovo, not HP, who seemed …

The New IE9: More HTML5, CSS3, and No Windows XP

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Today Microsoft released the developer preview of Internet Explorer 9. It’s the first look we’ve had at Microsoft’s flagship browser since it first revealed details late last year. The preview is bare-bones: after playing around with it, I can tell you that it doesn’t have much in terms of user interface — or anything else for that matter. This is …

Gaming Faceoff: Project Natal vs. PlayStation Move

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On November 19th, 2006, Nintendo launched its fifth home console to the world. The Nintendo Wii was both ridiculed and praised for its unique controller system — the Wiimote — which detects movements in three dimensions. Three and a half years later, the Wii has dominated the market, shattered sales records, and put its two main rivals, Microsoft and Sony, …