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Seagate First Hard Drive Manufacturer to ship 1 Billion Hard Drives

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 160GB Hard DriveSeagate Technology announced it is the first hard drive manufacturer worldwide to have shipped 1 billion hard drives – a number not only staggering in size but also emblematic of the massive amount of digital content being created in the home, hand, office, car and dozens of other markets. Consider this: the 1 billion hard drives Seagate has delivered equates to approximately 79 million terabytes, able to store 158 billion hours of digital video or 1.2 trillion hours of your favorite music – and Seagate hard drives and storage solutions enable people to create, share, enjoy and protect more digital content every day.

Yahoo Adds Video To Flickr; Another Stab at Youtube

Flickr logoHave you checked your Flickr page lately? Well, if it’s been a while, you can now add video clips to your Flickr pages. Yahoo has officially announced that it has added support for video to its popular photo sharing site.

While Youtube continues to grow, Yahoo wants users to start sharing videos on its site—-shot by still cameras, camcorders and camera phones, as well as photos, and Video on Flickr provides an easy solution for consumers, according to the company spokesmen. The emphasis is obviously ease of use—Flickr has made the process downright simple. It may make the difference between success and failure. Check it out and let us know what you think.

Google Android phones showcased at MWC

google-logo.jpgThe first batch of cellular phones armed with Google’s Android software was showcased at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last Monday. Qualcomm, Marvell, Texas Instruments, NEC, ARM and several others showcased their prototype handsets allowing network operators and cellular phone users to preview what is to come in the near future.

Google Executives Took 20-Year Commitment

Google-Emerson Radio AdsIf you’ve ever wondered about what it takes to become the world’s top search engine, then you might want to take a look at the February 4 issue of Fortune. The magazine conducted a joint interview with Google’s top brass and uncovered a key element to its success: long-term commitment.

Apple Gets into America’s Living Room

apple-tv.jpgApple may have started with the wrong foot, but it is determined to turn the tables this month! It recently revealed its new strategy for the device: a significant software update that will unhitch it from the computer, coupled with online movie rentals that will be available in high-definition as it heads into the family entertainment room!

Vivendi and Activision Merge; Massive Game Collaborations (Hopefully) Follow

The deal will create a new industry leader (By a mile. Seriously.) entitled Activision Blizzard. The new company is rumored to be worth a little over 8 billion dollars. Billion Dollars. Interestingly enough, the merger also boosted shares (for laymen, share boosts usually mean better game development. More money, less fear of layoffs means programmers who are fat and happy and productive.) of rival Ubisoft Entertainment. This is because Electronic Arts (they’ve been at this for a minute now.) may feel threatened by the combination of these two huge competitors, and try and snatch up Ubisoft and make their own New York Yankees-like game development corporation.