August 4, 2006

Hamb's Hot Five # 5

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Now on to Hamb’s Hot Five…

1. The Deleting Online Predators Act (DOPA) cleared in Congress last week by a vote of 410 to 15 last week. If the Act is passed, many public schools and libraries will be required to limit access to the webs most popular sites: blogs, wikis, and social networks. Read more here.

2. Mozilla Firefox has acquired 15% of the browser market share in less than 2 years. Mozilla recently celebrated the 200 millionth Firefox download. Read more here.

3. Apple plans to offer Ipod integration in most 2007 model Ford, GM and Mazda automobiles. Read more here.

4. On Thurday Apple Computer said 2002 - 2005 financial statements should “no longer be relied upon” due to accounting errors. Stock already down 5 percent by noon on Friday. Read more here.

5. AOL plans to cut 25% of its workforce by early next year due to new business model. Read more here.

Posted by chamb at 12:03 PM

July 21, 2006

Hamb's Hot 5 #4

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Now on to Hamb’s Hot Five…

1. Windows is once again trying to combine television and computers. IPTV might be coming to a living room near you. Read more here.

2. Say goodbye to analog T.V. Only a few more years left. Read more here.

3. Social networking sites are growing by leaps and bounds, especially MySpace. Read more here.

4. Microsoft is hard at work developing the next "Ipod Killer". Read more here

5. YouTube has 100 million video streams.............a day. Read more here.

Posted by chamb at 4:44 PM

May 19, 2006

Hamb's Hot Five #3

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1. Dell announces that it will start using AMD processors and break its long single source relationship with Intel. Read more here.

2. Microsoft releases Windows Media Player 11. Read more here.

3. Microsoft released the hardware specs for Vista, the new Windows operating system. Read more here.

4. Poll shows that the number of people pay bills online almost equals number of people who pay by checks. Read more here.

5. MTV Launches Urge, a new online music store to compete with iTunes. Read more here.

Posted by chamb at 11:00 PM

May 12, 2006

Hamb's Hot Five is Back!

After a short hiatus, Hamb's Hot Five is back! Hamb’s Hot Five is a section of the Bellog where I will post the top five (in no particular order) business-related tech news stories of the week. The stories listed have been picked because they all have created a considerable amount of online buzz.

Please feel free to comment on any of the stories listed or if you think another news story should have been posted then please post that in the comments as well.

Now on to Hamb’s Hot Five…

1. A study shows that video games add $18 billion to the U.S. gross national product. Read more here.

2. ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, rejects the creation of the .xxx domain for pornographic websites. Read more here

3. The Sony PlayStation 3 will debut in the U.S. this November and will cost as much as $599. Read more here.

4. Apple Computer wins courtroom battle against the Beatles. The iTunes Music Store does not infringe on the trademark of AppleCorp, a company that represents the Beatles interests. read more here.

5. Analyst are predicting that the Nintendo Wii video game console will cost $200, hundreds less that its competitors’. Read more here.

Posted by chamb at 3:19 PM

March 31, 2006

Hamb's Hot Five

Hamb’s Hot Five is a new section of the Bellog where I will post the top five (in no particular order) business-related tech news stories of the week. The stories listed have been picked because they all have created a considerable amount of online buzz.

Please feel free to comment on any of the stories listed or if you think another news story should have been posted then please post that in the comments as well.

Now on to Hamb’s Hot Five…

1. Microsoft Windows delayed the release of their new operating system, Vista, until January 2007. This delay might hurt PC makers and sellers. Read more here.

2. Due to recent fears about safety, the large social networking community MySpace.com has removed 200,000 profiles from its site that could be considered objectionable. Read more here.

3. Google plans to sell off 5.3 million of its shares. According to the company, the 2 billion raised from the sell will be used for company maintenance and to possible acquire new businesses. Read more here.

4. Apple turns 30. Read more about the ups and downs of the computer company here.

5. Cingular, the largest U.S. wireless carrier, will get a new identity after the AT&T and BellSouth merger is complete. Cingular will take on the AT&T name and will more actively target business clients. Read more here.

Posted by chamb at 4:31 PM