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Windows XP Support ends April 8th 2014 What does that mean for you?

Microsoft Windows XP was probably the best operating system ever developed but after 12 years, support for Windows XP will end on April 8, 2014. There will be no more security updates or technical support for the Windows XP operating although users of the OS will still be able to use the product they will […]

Are Social Network Logins for Comments a thing of the past Some big sites say Yes

Over the past couple years social networks have been used by news and other sites to allow commenting by visitors. The basic idea was that if a visitor comes to your website you would prefer some type of authentication and since your visitor may have found the link from a social network like twitter why […]

Instagram Founder Backtracks on Selling Your Images after User Outrage

The co-founder of Instagram released a panic control statement today after users started dumping their accounts due to the new Terms of Service agreement that allows them to Sell your images or use them in Advertising. People know what they read and although it may have been inaccurate to believe instagram would open a photo […]

Microsoft Windows 8 Upgrade $15 for some $40 for the rest of us

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is really happy calling it “stunning” that they beat Apple by selling 4 million upgrades to Windows 8 in the first 3 days of its launch but Microsoft holds a much higher percentage of the desktop OS market. Although any sales of tech items in this economy is a good thing […]

Electronic Arts, PopCap to Lay off 12% of Staff

The social and mobile gaming section of Electronic Arts, PopCap, has announced as 12% cut to its North American staff as well as a re-evaluation of the viability of its Dublin studio. PopCap has announced that it will be cutting back on 12% of its staff as well as reconsidering the future of its Dublin […]

Lexmark stops making inkjet printers 1700 Workers Lose Jobs

Printer maker Lexmark International Inc said it will stop making inkjet printers and focus on its more profitable imaging and software businesses, sending its shares up as much as 20 percent. Lexmark, never a big player in inkjet printers, said it would continue to sell laser printers as it beefs up its print services business, […]

The Daily Tablet Device Publication to Layoff 170 Staff

The Daily, a tablet-only publication introduced with much fanfare last year by Rupert Murdoch of the News Corporation and the Apple executive Eddy Cue, said Tuesday it would lay off almost one-third of its 170 full-time staff members. The news, first reported by All Things Digital, comes as the News Corporation prepares to split its […]

Microsoft Announces layoffs of Vancouver Game Developers

Microsoft’s decision to lay off 35 programmers in Vancouver and axe two of its gaming products underscores concerns that the digital media business in B.C. is having trouble. It’s also not good news for Mayor Gregor Robertson, who has made the expansion of the digital media industry a key target for the city’s economic commission. […]

Layoffs at Warner Bros. Seattle Game studios Unknown Number

An unknown number of layoffs are affecting WB Games Seattle staff – the umbrella name “WB Games Seattle” comprises Monolith Productions, Snowblind Studios, and Surreal Software. A source close to the studio confirmed reports to us this afternoon, following statements from 3D Realms founder George Broussard on Twitter, stating, “Another Warner Brothers layoff going on […]

Cisco to Lay Off 1,300 Employees

Cisco Systems Inc. said it would lay off about 1,300 employees, or 2% of its global workforce, as the networking giant continues its efforts to cut costs and boost profits. The plan disclosed Monday follows job cuts a year ago and some stark comments in May about the state of the economy. It also follows […]