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Motorola launches Linux-run phone

On Friday, Motorola launched a phone based on the Intel chip set and Linux operating system; the phone is currently available only in China. Motorola declined to provide details such as price or if/when the phone might be available in the U.S. or Europe. The company sells a phone with a Microsoft operating system in […]

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MSN splits; so does Palm

It’s the week for divorces, it seems. On Tuesday, Microsoft announced it was splitting MSN into two parts: communication and information. The information division has the web site, e-commerce, the nascent search technology; this group will also work on an online music store. The communication division has Messenger, Hotmail, Passport. Interesting timing. It’s the first […]

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Court rules on digital TV

A federal appeals court has sided with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), upholding a ruling that all television tuners larger than 13″ must have digital tuners by July 2007. The court noted the catch-22 — consumers aren’t buying digital TVs because of the paucity of digital programming; programmers cite lack of receivers as a reason […]