Daily Archives: April 5, 2011

Tech news from around the web:

  • The US Federal Trade Commission is considering launching an antitrust investigation into Google’s dominance of the internet-search industry, Bloomberg reports. Before proceeding with any probe, the FTC would await a decision by the US Justice Department on whether it will challenge Google’s planned acquisition of travel search company ITA Software, Bloomberg adds.

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While around 75 per cent of US homes have broadband, only 39 per cent have a Wi-Fi router that makes their connection usable by wireless devices around the house,according to the IDC research firm. That represents a market opportunity for Cisco as consumers bring home more wireless products like the iPad and expect to be able to access the internet away from their hard-wired PC. Hence, its new range of Linksys routers launched on Tuesday, all of them using the latest “N” standard, which has penetrated only 11 per cent of homes to date. Read more

Whatever the actual sequence of events that led to the resignation on Monday of Jonathan Rosenberg, Google’s head of product management and one of its most senior executives, one thing is clear: on Day One of the Larry Page era, it leaves the new CEO with a free hand to shake up the company’s product teams and inject the sense of urgency he thinks the organisation needs. Read more