Dan NystedtIDG News Service

Report: Yahoo, AOL may tie-up; News Corp. may make bid

Yahoo and AOL are in talks to combine operations while News Corp. may join Micorosoft’s bid for Yahoo.

Report: Taiwan company in talks to make new iPhone

Hon Hai is in talks to make the next-generation iPhone, according to a Dow Jones report.

HTC names Google phone 'Dream'

The mobile phone HTC has been developing to run on the Android software from Google will be called "Dream" and will have a large touchscreen and full QWERTY keypad, a person close to the situation said Thursday.

Samsung, Adidas take on iPod, Nike

Samsung Electronics and Adidas have joined the race against Apple and Nike to offer people a device that plays music and keeps track of workouts.

Forbes: Apple’s Jobs is world’s 189th richest person

The financial magazine put the Apple CEO’s net worth at $5.4 billion in its annual list of the world’s richest people; Bill Gates lost his first place position after 13 years at the top.

Blu-ray Disc faces fight against downloads

Gartner and iSuppli say Blu-ray Disc faces a new fight against Internet downloads.

Microsoft: HD DVD demise won't hurt Xbox 360

Microsoft says Toshiba decision to phase out HD DVD won't hurt Xbox 360.

Toshiba abandons HD DVD

Toshiba will discontinue its HD DVD products, it said Tuesday, handing victory to rival high definition disc format Blu-ray Disc.

Wii to displace Xbox 360 by end of 2008: iSuppli

Nintendo's popular Wii game console will displace Microsoft's Xbox 360 as the new-generation game machine, iSuppli said Thursday.

HTC sold 2 million of its iPhone-rival handset last year

Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC sold 2 million of its Touch Microsoft-based mobile phones it developed to compete with the iPhone last year.

Holiday electronics sales strong, says SIA

Sales of semiconductors in November indicate that consumer products such as LCD (liquid crystal display) TVs, digital music players and other devices sold well during the holidays, the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) said Monday.

CES Preview: Will 2008 show live up to iPhone?

The pressure's on for this year's Consumer Electronics Show not to get overshadowed by Macworld Expo, after the iPhone grabbed the spotlight from last year's event.

China Unicom also open to iPhone talks, CEO says

China's second biggest mobile operator would be open to talks with Apple about selling the iPhone there.

ARM's CEO talks on Google, iPhone and Acorns

The CEO of microprocessor maker ARM, whose fortunes are tied to the smartphone business, talks about Google's Android platform, Apple's iPhone and other issues in this interview.

HTC already working on Google phone

HTC is already working on a Google phone, which will launch in the second half of next year.