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Microsoft's MSN and MySpace reportedly in ‘early’ talks about music tie-up

Microsoft and MySpace

According to the information forwarded by the sources in-the-know at Microsoft and MySpace, the two companies are involved in 'early' talks pertaining to the use of MySpace Music - the social-networking site's music service - to help boost the Microsoft's MSN music service.

Google launches its experimental ‘Social Search’ feature

Google

With the launch of its experimental 'Social Search' service, Google has made it easier for the searchers to trace the online content authored by their friends and other personal contacts.

Google releases features and updates of its forthcoming Android 2.0 platform

Google Android operating system,

The open-source Google Android operating system, which was introduced by the Open Handset Alliance in November of 2007, will have its successor Android 2.0 appear for the first time on the Verizon's Motorola Droid smartphone, reportedly to be released on November 6, 2009.

Upgraded Inspiron Z-Series Laptops Launched by Dell in UK

Dell

Dell, one of the world's top ranked laptop manufacturers, has introduced to the UK market a pair of new laptops which are reportedly upgraded versions of its Z Series of Inspiron laptops. The new machines, being marketed as the 13z and 15z, have come right after the 11z, and are much thinner coming in at 26.4mm and 29.2mm respectively.

Search Engine Baidu.com Reports 42% Profit Rise While Shares Fall

Baidu.com

Baidu Inc., the firm behind Baidu. com, China's leading search engine, reported on Tuesday that while its profits have surged a whopping 42%, share rates have gone down. Revealing its third quarter report, the company said the fall in share rates is not a warning sign. They have temporarily been hurt because Baidu is switching over to a new advertising system.

Microsoft backs out as exclusive sponsor of Fox’s “Family Guy” Special

Microsoft

Two weeks after Microsoft and News Corp.'s Fox Network announced an innovative marketing team-up, whereby Microsoft was supposed to be the exclusive sponsor of Fox's forthcoming "Family Guy" variety special, the software giant has backed out of the deal.

NYT chief editor inadvertently leaks the name of the Apple tablet - Apple Slate!

Apple

In his speech during an "all hands" meeting for the Times' digital staff on October 15 or 16, Bill Keller, the executive editor of The New York Times (NYT), reflexively made a mention of Apple's forthcoming tablet!

Nikkei: Nintendo to launch new DSi handheld in Japan by this year-end

Nintendo

Going by a Tuesday report in the Nikkei business daily, Nintendo intends releasing a new, bigger screen version of its DSi handheld videogame player in Japan by the end of this year.

Google expands Voice; allows voicemail service on users’ existing cellphone numbers

Google

In an attempt to expand its Voice telephony service, Google is introducing an array of features allowing calls to be made directly to the cell phones of the users; thereby deciding to do away with the thus-far requirement that all calls should come only via the Google number that is available with this free online service.

Sleek and slim Palm Pixi to hit the stores November 15!

Palm

Going by a recent announcement by Palm, the Pre smartphone's "junior" counterpart, the Pixi, will hit the markets November 15! To be available on the Sprint network, the forthcoming Pixi smartphone will be priced at $99.99, after rebates, discounts, and a new two-year contract from Sprint Nextel.

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