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Analysts: Dell smartphone imminent

Dell is primed to enter the cell-phone market with a smartphone, but it will need an "iPhone killer" to make a dent in the market, analysts said.

Silverlight for iPhone next? Not quite, says Ballmer

Could Silverlight be the next Microsoft technology to work on the iPhone? Don't bet on it anytime soon, said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

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.

Phone makers catch 'iPhoneitis'

Sony Ericsson, LG and Samsung have all caught "iPhoneitis," joining in on one of the hottest trends at the Mobile World Congress -- touch-based user interfaces.

Microsoft clears Vista Home for virtualization

Microsoft has cleared the lower-priced versions of Windows Vista for use with virtualization programs such as Parallels Desktop and VMWare Fusion.

US bans spare lithium batteries from checked bags

New rules in the US from Jan 1 will prohibit air passengers from packing spare laptop batteries in their checked luggage.

AOL to end support for Netscape browser

AOL will end support for Netscape browsers on Feb. 1, 2008.

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.

Opinion: iPhone and me: A love story

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

ComScore: Online shopping strong last week

Stragglers and tightwads boosted online sales last week.

The Queen logs on to YouTube

The Queen's Christmas message, an annual greeting from Queen Elizabeth II to her subjects, will be available on YouTube for the first time this year.

Google's DoubleClick deal brings focus on privacy

The FTC's approval of Google's acquisition of DoubleClick may bring more light to privacy concerns, some experts say.

Report: Sharp, Toshiba discussing LCD alliance

Sharp and Toshiba are discussing an alliane that promises to shape up the LCD industry, according to a Japanese newspaper report.

OLPC struggles to realize ambitious vision

OLPC has struggled to realize its vision of giving $100 laptops to kids in developing countries, plagued with distribution, supply and localization issues.

FTC approves Google/DoubleClick deal

The U.S. FTC says it will not block Google's acquisition of DoubleClick.