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Motorola poised for a turnaround - posts Q3 profit; to launch two new Android phones!

Motorola

Motorola appears to be perfectly poised for a turnaround - not only has the handset maker surprised the Wall Street with a third-quarter profit on Thursday, it is also soon launching two new Android phones, Cliq from T-Mobile and Droid from Verizon, and expects a better-than-anticipated profit in the current quarter!

Amazon Payments unveils new ‘PayPhrase’ authentication platform

Amazon. com

Simplifying the online commerce process and making its e-commerce payment platform more attractive to the merchants, Amazon Payments, a subsidiary of online retail biggie Amazon. com, Thursday introduced its new 'PayPhrase' authentication platform.

Apple introduces ‘version 3.0’ of Apple TV software

Apple introduces ‘version 3.0’ of Apple TV software

Existing Apple TV owners can now avail Apple’s newest ‘free’ software – an upgraded ‘version 3.0,’ which boasts an overhauled user interface, along with iTunes Extras, iTunes LP, Genius mixes, and Internet radio.

Japanese NEC Cuts Profit Outlook by 40%

Japanese NEC Cuts Profit Outlook by 40%

In light of the current economic downturn, Japan's leading PC maker NEC Corp., has cut back its complete year profit outlook by as much as 40%.

The company says that, in addition to a weak economy, huge losses on the firm's microchip unit and slow network system sales have contributed to the decision of the cut down.

Will Verizon’s Motorola Droid smartphone be an ‘iPhone killer’?

Verizon’s Motorola Droid

There is almost every possible chance that the forthcoming Motorola Droid from Verizon will live up to the much-hyped expectations from this reportedly powerful Web surfing and communications tool!

Google develops a fix for its Voice call-blocking problem

Google, FCC

In its Wednesday letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Google has said that with a recently-developed Google Voice fix, the access of the calling service will be blocked to fewer local calling exchanges.

Google launches new music search feature

multifarious Google

Unveiling a new music search feature on Wednesday, the multifarious Google Inc. has now marked its foray into the music industry as well! For the latest feature adorning the illustrious Google list, the company has tied up with MySpace, Lala, Pandora, imeem, and Rhapsody, for streaming their music clips in the Google search results.

Leaked footage of “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2” shows terrorist attack

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

A leaked video recording of "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2", which is scheduled for a next month release, shows that the forthcoming game allows players to gun down innocent civilians in a realistic depiction of a terrorist attack at an airport.

Sony recalls Vaio AC adapters on short-circuiting reports

Sony

In a Wednesday Announcement, Sony said that it has issued a recall of as many as 69,000 Vaio AC adapters, sold with its Vaio notebook products, after having received four different reports of the adapters short-circuiting, because of insulation failure.

Microsoft: Hacking Windows 7 upgrades for installing full version is illegal

Microsoft: Hacking Windows 7 upgrades for installing full version is illegal

With users readily being served tips online for hacking the newly-released Windows 7 operating system’s upgrade versions for getting a full copy on the new OS on their PC, Microsoft is drawing the attention of the users to the Microsoft End User License Agreement (EULA).

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