Douglas Engelbart, The Man Behind The Mouse, Dies
2013-07-04 07:15:30

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Dr. Douglas Engelbart, the man who invented the computer mouse and reportedly developed early incarnations of email and word processing software, died Wednesday in his Atherton, California home at the age of 88. His passing was confirmed to Associated Press (AP) Technology Writer Michael Liedtke by the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, where he had been a fellow since 2005. The museum said they had been...

2012-09-08 07:15:02

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online The U.S. Justice Department's proposed settlement with three electronic book publishers accused of participating in an ebook price-fixing scheme has been approved by a federal judge, various media outlets have reported. The ruling, handed down by U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in Manhattan on Thursday, decrees that the three publishers involved -- Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins Publishers Inc and Simon & Schuster...

Google Rolling Out Personalized Search Results For Plus Members
2012-01-10 10:46:00

Users of Google's social networking service will soon see more personalized results when using the company's search engine, thanks to new technology that will scan a person's Google+ account to provide information uniquely tailored to each individual. The "Search plus Your World" service, as Google is calling it, was announced in a Tuesday blog post by Amit Singhal, who is responsible for improving information retrieval at the Mountain View, California-based company. According to Bloomberg...

2010-12-14 09:15:00

Yahoo will lay off about five percent of its workforce--or approximately 600 to 700 employees--this week, various media outlets were reporting Tuesday morning. According to AP Technology Writer Michael Liedtke, the layoffs come as a result of the search engine and web portal's "lackluster growth," and the employees being made redundant "could be notified of the job cuts as early as Tuesday, according to a person familiar with Yahoo's plans." News of the layoffs, which come two years into...

2010-10-27 10:12:33

Yahoo has added enhanced social networking features as part of what they are calling the most massive overhaul of their webmail services in over five years. The changes, which were rolled out by the California-based search engine and technology firm Wednesday, include the ability to send and receive Facebook and Twitter messages from Yahoo Mail inboxes, as well as the ability to play videos and view photo slideshows without needing to navigate away from the email account webpage. The service...

2010-07-16 09:25:00

Despite a net profit increase of 24-percent from the same period last year, Google failed to meet Wall Street expectations for the second quarter, causing shares of the company to fall by more than four percent in after-hours electronic trading Thursday. "With its payroll swelling at the fastest rate in four years, some of Google's expenses are climbing faster than its revenue," Associated Press (AP) technology writer Michael Liedtke wrote on Friday. "That's creating a drag on its earnings,...

2010-03-24 09:30:00

China has responded to Google's Monday decision to offer uncensored content to more than 300-million Internet users in the country by instituting their own measures to block search results on hot-button issues such as the pro-democracy movement, the Associated Press (AP) is reporting. The search engine giant announced on Monday that they were going to cease filtering content in China and redirect users of their .cn website to their Hong Kong page, where there are no such censorship...

2010-02-09 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MXWL) has expanded the scope of Vice President Michael Liedtke's responsibilities to include business development, market intelligence and strategic planning, appointed Van M. Andrews vice president, ultracapacitor sales and marketing and promoted Jeremy Cowperthwaite to the newly created position of vice president, ultracapacitor engineering. Liedtke joined Maxwell's executive team in 2006. Previously, he...

2008-08-29 12:00:47

By Michael Liedtke SAN FRANCISCO -- Anna Patterson's last Internet search engine was so impressive that industry leader Google Inc. bought the technology in 2004 to upgrade its own system. She believes her latest invention is even more valuable -- only this time it's not for sale. Patterson instead intends to upstage Google, which she quit in 2006 to develop a more comprehensive and efficient way to scour the Internet. The end result is Cuil, pronounced "cool." Backed by $33...

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