The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
Home appliances, cars and computers could soon be talking to one another thanks to an open source framework that has the backing of consumer electronics manufacturers in a new industry alliance.
By Loek Essers | 10 December, 2013 10:30
Rambus and Micron Technology said Monday the companies had signed a broad patent cross-license agreement, giving Micron the right to use any Rambus patent for the manufacture of specified integrated circuit products, including memories.
By John Ribeiro | 10 December, 2013 05:05
Stop me if you've heard this one before: Hewlett-Packard released new "converged systems" on Monday that aim to get customers up and running quickly with virtualized applications and big-data analytics.
By James Niccolai | 10 December, 2013 01:11
As Bitcoin's popularity grows, so does talk about its standing as legal tender, but there are lingering issues that need to be sorted out before people start using Bitcoin to buy everyday things, experts said on Monday.
By Zach Miners | 10 December, 2013 01:00
A surprising thing about Goldman Sachs, one of the globe's most influential investment banks, may be the sheer size of its technology organization. It makes up a major part of its workforce.
By Patrick Thibodeau | 09 December, 2013 22:54
Citrix has started shipping a slimmed-down version of its GoToMeeting online meeting and video conferencing product that had been in beta testing since September.
By Juan Carlos Perez | 09 December, 2013 22:09
Microsoft, Mozilla and Opera Software today joined Google in revoking rogue digital certificates that had been issued by a subordinate certificate authority (CA) of France's cybersecurity agency.
By Gregg Keizer | 09 December, 2013 21:07
In theory, cloud computing offers a fairly straightforward model for consuming compute and storage resources. Customers request capacity, it is provided by a vendor and it is paid for. Customers should be able to spin up and down resources as they need to and only pay for what they use.
By Brandon Butler | 09 December, 2013 19:28
Microsoft has waffled over the past few days about how long it will continue to sell Windows 7, initially stating that it had already stopped shipping the operating system to retailers and OEMs, but shifting the status over the weekend to "to be determined."
By Tim Greene | 09 December, 2013 19:28
Not limiting their activities to the earthly realm, American and British spies have infiltrated the fantasy worlds of World of Warcraft and Second Life, conducting surveillance and scooping up data in the online games played by millions of people across the globe, according to newly disclosed classified documents.
By Justin Elliott, ProPublica, and Mark Mazzetti, The New York Times | 09 December, 2013 19:28
American and British spy agencies apparently believe there are real-life terrorists lurking among the elves, gnomes and the trolls of online gaming worlds.
By Jaikumar Vijayan | 09 December, 2013 19:16
Mobile devices generated 20% of the world's browsing activity last month, the first time that the surging category reached the 1-in-5 milestone, according to StatCounter, a Web analytics company.
By Gregg Keizer | 09 December, 2013 18:11
Internet services and other organizations hoping to plant a newsfeed on their Web sites, or aggregate their log files, could get a hand from a new pub/sub (publish-subscribe) messaging application called [Kafka, first developed by professional social networking service LinkedIn.
By Joab Jackson | 09 December, 2013 17:42
Microsoft sold out the Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet within minutes of kicking off an online discount Monday morning.
By Gregg Keizer | 09 December, 2013 17:20
An intermediate certificate authority (CA) registered to the French Ministry of Finance issued rogue certificates for several Google domains without authorization.
By Lucian Constantin | 09 December, 2013 17:13
Qualcomm has made its Gimbal sensors or "proximity beacons" commercially available as part of the company's context aware platform, which lets, for example, retailers see when a customer has entered a store.
By Mikael Ricknäs | 09 December, 2013 16:40
Facebook users spent much of 2013 talking about the new pope, elections around the world and, of course, relationships.
By Sharon Gaudin | 09 December, 2013 16:07
If you're an Android user -- or want to be -- you've likely heard about all the security risks of Google's mobile operating system. But how real are these threats, and how much damage can they do? Despite the fears, are Android devices actually a safe bet for an enterprise mobility strategy?
By Bob Violino | 09 December, 2013 14:35
Global intellectual property (IP) legislation continues to be negotiated behind closed doors this week in Singapore where discussions are underway on a secretive international trade treaty that could have far-reaching effects on Internet services, copyright law and civil liberties.
By Loek Essers | 09 December, 2013 14:18
Chinese vendors that previously accepted bitcoins stopped doing so just days after China moved to ban banks from trading in the virtual currency.
By Michael Kan | 09 December, 2013 12:23