Google To Take On iTunes?

Google has been talking to major record labels about starting their own digital music store, reports. The service will be like iTunes and involve digital downloads that you can buy as well as a subscription-based cloud-based digital locker to store your purchases.

The locker allows you to access your music from any …

Newspaper Subscriptions Coming to the iPad?

If there’s one drawback to having newspapers and magazines on the iPad, we can all agree that the lack of a subscription model is the platform’s biggest red flag. But that appears to be changing very soon.

According to the San Jose Mercury News, Apple is gearing up to make such an announcement in the coming weeks. Rather than …

H.P. Wins Fight With Dell Over 3Par’s Clouds

The fight is over. H.P. Wins. The heated battle between H.P. and Dell over the small storage company 3Par ended with H.P.’s last offer of $33 per share. The two tech giants have been leapfrogging each other with bids for weeks, but H.P. has always been favored due to its larger cash reserves.

This acquisition by H.P. gives the company …

Yelp Deals Introduced in San Francisco

You better watch out, and you better not cry: Yelp Deals is coming to town. (Well, actually, just for those for you who left your hearts in San Francisco.)

Kind of like Groupon or Lifebooker Loot, Yelp is offering discounted coupons. San Francisco’s first deal was a 60 minute massage for $49 — more than half off the original …

Microsoft Co-founder Paul Allen Sues Eleven Tech Companies

Paul Allen’s company, Interval, is alleging that four of its patents have been infringed by AOL, Apple, eBay, Facebook, Google, Netflix, Office Depot, OfficeMax, Staples, Yahoo, and YouTube.

The patents were developed in the 90’s and include “fundamental web technologies” that Allen’s company asserts are being used “by major …

3PAR: Why Dell and H.P. Are Fighting Over Clouds

Not since the invention of Tupperware has storage ever been so sexy. A bidding war between Dell and H.P. over the past few days has seen the two tech giants leapfrog each other several times over the small data-storage company 3PAR, with the latest an offer by H.P. of $30 per share, or roughly $1.88 billion.

So why all this …

PSA: Garmin Recalling 1.25 Million Navigation Devices

Garmin is recalling roughly 1.25 million personal navigation devices that could potentially catch fire. 796,000 of those units were sold in the U.S.

Batteries from a third-party manufacturer powering five different nüvi models along with a specific circuit board design have been identified as the cause for some units to overheat. …

Why is RIM Shopping For a Mobile Ad Network?

The WSJ is reporting that BlackBerry maker RIM is looking to acquire a mobile ad network to offset their declining market share.

Baltimore-based Millennial Media is said to be the target acquisition but talks have stalled, according to WSJ’s sources. It seems the two sides have a disagreement over MM’s worth. With recent mobile ad …

Skype Files For IPO

Skype has filed for a U.S. IPO today and the Internet calling service is looking to raise $100 million after being sold off by eBay last fall. Some notable facts about the company were revealed in its filing with the SEC.

Of the 560 million registered users only 8.1 million pay for the service, which averages out to $96 spent per …

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