Wednesday, July 4, 2007


SAP, German Software Giant,
Admits to Illicit Downloads

The company said a subsidiary had improperly obtained documents from its archrival Oracle but disputed the extent of the offense.

EBay to Be Rival of Craigslist in Online Classifieds

EBay, the Internet auction leader, has quietly introduced a new online classified advertising service in the United States.

Google Purchases Web Phone Service

Google said that it had bought GrandCentral Communications, acquiring a service that lets people use a single number for all their phones.

Engaging at Any Speed? Commercials Put to Test

In new experiments for NBC, people are observed as they watch commercials in fast-forward mode.

NetSuite Files for IPO

In an auction-style public offering, the hosted-software maker seeks to raise $75 million--and to stay under Larry Ellison’s control.

China Unicom Tests Music Service

China Unicom, the country’s No. 2 mobile phone carrier, said Tuesday it has started testing a music download service offering subscribers songs from 23 record companies.

Nokia Siemens Networks Lands India Deal

Nokia Siemens Networks won a $900 million contract from India’s largest mobile phone operator, Bharti Airtel, to help expand its communications network.

Casio and DoCoMo Form E-Pay Venture

The firms aim to provide services and equipment for businesses hoping to attract shoppers using their mobile phones to pay for snacks and concert tickets.

Russian Online Music Service Closes, a Russian online music service accused of skirting copyright law, has shut down but may be back in business elsewhere, authorities said.

Online Customized Ads Move a Step Closer

Yahoo will announce new tools for online advertising that could pull the company ahead in the race to better tailor online advertisements to the people most likely to buy.

Rival Manufacturers Chasing the iPhone

Asian manufacturers fear Apple may repeat in wireless communications what it accomplished in portable music with the iPod: changing the industry.

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