Google launches mini Mini
Google has a new Mini. Its range of hardware search appliances - Google in a box - gets a new entry-level model, aimed at smaller businesses
Costing ?700 with one year of support, the smallest Mini searches up to 50,000 documents. Others in the range already have 100,000, 200,000 and 300,000 document capacities. ...more
eBay ranked top for privacy
eBay has topped a poll of consumers to identify the company most trusted for privacy, reports Reuters. According to the news agency, the American survey identified the online auctioneer as the most trusted company in that respect.
Other technology companies figuring high in the list include Amazon. ...more
Star Wars: Galaxies - beta bytes
Hands up if you want to beta test Star Wars: Galaxies... ...more
Apple program offers professional advice
Apple UK has implemented a new accreditation scheme for dealers aimed at providing a higher level of expertise for users wanting specialist advice in certain product areas.
The scheme, called the Apple Solutions Expert Program, initially covers video, an area that the company is focusing on as a growth market for the future.
The scheme, which initially includes 17 dealers across the UK, is intended to 'create a tier of channel partners who are experts in particular fields,' according to Mark Rogers, managing director of Apple UK. ...more
Consumers 'won't pay for green tech'
Customers are not yet ready to pay extra for green products in spite of growing concern for the environment, according to technology, media and telecoms executives.
Ideas are multiplying for ways to save energy, increase recycling and use more environmentally friendly materials, but such measures could not be implemented fully unless consumers accepted at least some of the cost, the executives said.
'If the individual is not willing to pay a little more for the environment, don't expect the industry to do it,' said Russell Ellwanger, chief executive of Israeli chip maker Tower Semiconductor. ...more