This review will be short and sweet – just like the setup process of its subject – Linksys’s new Wireless-N Range Extender – the RE1000. There really isn’t much to the product or getting it to work, but the instant improvement it brought to a long-suffered problem makes it well worthy of a mention. Read more
Yahoo’s investment bank is “fielding inquiries from multiple parties” about various options that could include a sale of all or some of the company, according to an all-hands email sent Friday by Yahoo’s founders and chairman. Read more
Sony has been giving the media a sneak peek of the biggest makeover in the short history of Home – the games platform and online virtual world accessible through the PlayStation 3.
Games are being placed front and centre in the redesign, which was announced last month and will be introduced in the autumn, and the Home environment itself will become a game with the introduction of quests. Read more
Zynga reduced the odds of its IPO on Wednesday as it revealed worsening financial numbers and complained of market volatility.
The social gaming company is earning less but is still worth more, according to an amended IPO filing . Read more
Hewlett-Packard’s executive suite looks like it’s in line for another upheaval: as the FT’s Joseph Menn reports, the company is considering showing CEO Léo Apotheker the door after less than a year.
But with all the comings and goings at the top, the company’s boardroom might be a better place to look to if the cycle of dysfunction is to end. Read more
Spotify’s launch in the US has helped to boost its subscriber numbers by more than 400,000 in three months, according to its chief executive. Read more
If MiCloud had been launched this week in the US, it would have been just the latest entrant into the growing market of cloud-based services aimed at developers and small companies, a la Amazon’s Elastic Computing Cloud.
But the venture, a joint effort by MiTAC, one of the world’s biggest IT distribution and systems integrators, and Joyent, whose cloud services power LinkedIn, had its debut in Taiwan. There, it makes the claim of being the island’s first public cloud service. Read more
The BBC today unveils a new homepage, as one of the UK’s most popular websites begins a ground-up redesign. Read more
Adobe has announced a new high-performance version of its Flash software, which it says will differentiate it further from the capabilities of HTML5 – the name for web technologies that are increasingly being used in its stead by developers.
Apple has notably rejected Flash for its iPhone and iPad, citing performance issues, but Adobe said the new Flash Player 11 would render games a thousand times faster than the current 10.3 release. Read more