November 2008 - Posts

YouTube moves further into living room with widescreen video

YouTube is taking another step in transitioning from computer monitors to television screens by displaying its videos in full widescreen format.

http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2008/11/25/tech-youtube.html

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Facebook wins faceoff with Montreal spammer

Facebook has won its case against a Montreal spammer who bombarded users with explicit messages.

http://www.cbc.ca/money/story/2008/11/24/mtl-facebookspam1125.html

CRTC allows Bell to continue internet throttling

Bell Canada Inc. is not breaking any laws by slowing internet speeds and will be allowed to continue throttling its customers, the CRTC has ruled.

http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2008/11/20/tech-bell.html

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Microsoft CEO rules out another Yahoo takeover bid

Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer said his company is no longer interested in buying all of Yahoo Inc., but told shareholders on Wednesday that Microsoft would still be "very open" to collaborating with Yahoo on web search technology.

http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2008/11/20/microsoft-yahoo.html

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CRTC to rule on Bell's throttling on Thursday

Internet watchers are on the edge of their seats as the CRTC is set to make a landmark ruling Thursday on Bell Canada Inc.'s throttling of speeds.

http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2008/11/19/tech-crtc.html

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Yahoo's fate riding on Yang's successor as CEO

With Jerry Yang quitting as Yahoo Inc.'s chief executive, the internet company's board will confront pivotal questions as it looks for a new leader.

http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2008/11/19/yahoo-successor.html

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Yahoo co-founder steps down amid eroding stock price

Yahoo Inc. co-founder Jerry Yang is stepping down as chief executive, ending a rocky reign marked by his refusal to sell the internet company to Microsoft Corp. for $47.5 billion US — more than triple Yahoo's current market value.

http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2008/11/17/yahoo-yang.html

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Microsoft expands Windows Live into social networking

Microsoft Corp. is revamping its online Windows Live portal into a full-blown social networking site along the lines of Facebook, complete with photo sharing, news feeds and an instant messaging service.

http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2008/11/13/tech-windows.html

YouTube poised to screen free full-length films

The world's most popular video-sharing site, YouTube, is in talks to show full-length Hollywood films free over the internet.

http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2008/11/08/youtube-films-hollywood.html

 

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Google axes ad deal with Yahoo

Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc. have scrapped their internet advertising partnership, abandoning attempts to overcome the objections of antitrust regulators and customers who believed the alliance would give Google too much power over online commerce.

http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2008/11/05/tech-yahoo.html

 

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Microsoft no longer interested in Yahoo, CEO says

Microsoft's chief executive said Friday the software giant is not interested in renewing its bid for struggling search engine company Yahoo Inc.

http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2008/11/07/microsoft-yahoo.html

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Yahoo options limited after Google ad deal unravels

Without Google's muscle behind it, Yahoo's chances for digging out of a long slump are looking even poorer, making it appear more likely that the company will turn to Microsoft or AOL to help weather the economic downturn.

http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2008/11/06/yahoo-crossroads.html

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Google-Yahoo deal may be on verge of falling apart

Google Inc. may decide to scrap its proposed partnership with Yahoo Inc. rather than accept government-imposed antitrust restrictions on it, according to two sources familiar with the companies' discussions.

http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2008/10/31/tech-google.html

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