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Gartner: Demand From China's IT Subsidies to Peak This Year

China's stimulus policies aimed at boosting demand for IT products will have their greatest impact on sales this year, Gartner said.

Adobe: We Want Flash Developers on the IPad

Adobe plans to add support for the iPad's higher screen resolution to its upcoming Packager for iPhone development tool.

Japan's Rakuten to Set up Chinese E-commerce Site With Baidu

Japanese e-commerce company Rakuten is teaming up with to enter the Chinese market.

Nebraskan Pleads Guilty to 2008 Web Attack on Scientologists

A Nebraska agreed to plead guilty to charges stemming from a January 2008 attack on Web sites of the Church of Scientology.

Conficker Worm Hasn't Gone Away, Akamai Says

Conficker was active and spreading during the third quarter, accounting for much of attack traffic on the Internet, Akamai said.

GlobalFoundries Completes Integration of Chartered Semi

GlobalFoundries has completed the integration of Chartered Semiconductor and the two companies now operate as a single entity, it said.

FCC Warns of Impending Wireless Spectrum Shortage

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said an impending shortage of wireless spectrum in the U.S. will dampen future economic growth.

Nokia CEO Calls for Greater Focus on Emerging Markets

Nokia CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo called on smartphone application developers to turn their attention to emerging countries.


HTC Brews up Entry-level Smartphone

HTC plans to ship a smartphone that runs Qualcomm's Brew MP operating system.


Some Smartphones Getting Support for Flash 10.1 Soon

Palm and Motorola are among the vendors planning to soon add Flash support to their handsets.


Palm Opens up Developer Program, Adds Plug-in Support

Palm opened up its WebOS developer program to the public and added support for plug-ins to the operating system.


Palm Updates the Pre and Pixi for Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless will start selling improved versions of Palm's Pre and Pixi handsets later this month.


Dell Shows off Prototype of Slate Computer

Dell showed off a prototype slate computer at CES on Thursday.


Motorola Announces Backflip, More Android to Come

Motorola announces Backflip handset, which has a folding design and runs the Android operating system.


Sprint Shows Off Overdrive Wireless Router

Sprint will start selling its Overdrive wireless WiMax router on January 10.