Elizabeth MontalbanoIDG News Service

Adobe touts early customer adoption of AIR

In addition to releasing the first full version of AIR, its tool for bringing the same functionality of rich Internet applications to the desktop, Adobe also revealed companies who are using AIR and its related tools to develop business and consumer applications.

Microsoft makes boldest move yet embracing open source

In a major turnaround for Microsoft, the company Thursday promised "greater transparency" in its development and business practices.

Microsoft hints at Yahoo hostile takeover

Microsoft said its offer to acquire Yahoo is "fair" and hinted that it may even attempt a hostile takeover of the company.

Microsoft's price for Yahoo loses value in week since offer

Microsoft may end up having to raise the amount it is willing to pay for Yahoo if the software company's stock continues to drop while Yahoo's continues to rise.

Analysis: Yahoo bid could backfire lest Microsoft change its ways

Microsoft’s $44.6 billion offer to buy Yahoo could backfire for both companies if the Redmond, Wash.-based software giant doesn’t learn from the past.

Microsoft offers to buy Yahoo for $44.6 billion

Microsoft has offered to buy Yahoo for around US$44.6 billion in cash and shares, to better compete with Google in the market for online services.

CES: Digital music industry challenged to follow fans' lead

Music industry executives say the industry needs to change if they want to keep up with a market increasingly controlled by consumers.

CES: Yahoo's future is simple, Yang says

Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang's message of keeping things simple for the company's home page was reflected in the keynote he gave Monday at CES.

Microsoft: No HD DVD Xbox in works

Despite rumors to the contrary, Microsoft did not unveil an Xbox console with HD DVD capabilities built-in at CES, and has no plans to do so in the future, according to an executive in Microsoft's entertainment business.

Gates bids adieu to CES, sense of humor intact

The Microsoft chairman shows his sense of humor is intact in final CES keynote appearance.

Apple patent reveals docking station for ultramobile PC

A recently granted patent reveals Apple's plans to create a docking station for an as-yet unidentified ultramobile computer.

Opinion: iPhone and me: A love story

Elizabeth Montalbano's new iPhone has changed the way she lives.

CS3, Acrobat push Adobe to strong finish for fiscal 2007

Adobe reported a strong finish to the year, with both revenue and profit for its fourth quarter up more than 20 percent.

Eateries groove with help from iPod DJs

Savvy entrepreneurs have found a way to capitalize on the iPod by providing customized playlists to hip businesses that want to project a certain ambience to their clientele.

Adobe CEO Chizen stepping down

Adobe CEO Bruce Chizen will leave his post at the end of the month, with Shantanu Narayen taking over on Dec. 1.