The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
Among Microsoft's trials and tribulations in the mergers and acquisitions space, a Microsoft official on Tuesday evening cited fear of dealing with the company as an obstacle Microsoft has had to overcome.
By Paul Krill | 10 December, 2009 11:24
If you spend half your day in Gmail, as I do, then you're probably up for just about anything that can help you manage mail more quickly. The Gboard promises to do just that, so I jumped at the chance to give it a spin.
By Robert Strohmeyer | 05 December, 2009 10:19
The growing demand for online applications could push the number of mobile devices accessing the Internet past 1 billion by 2013, IDC said in a survey issued on Wednesday.
By Agam Shah | 10 December, 2009 08:54
The already intense Google-Microsoft rivalry heated up considerably last month with the long-expected release of Google's Chrome operating system to the open-source community.
By Sharon Gaudin and Juan Carlos Perez | 07 December, 2009 22:04
Wondering why thin and light laptops with monster battery life haven't been a smashing success? Acer chairman J.T. Wang says Dell and HP are to blame.
By Jared Newman | 10 December, 2009 04:08
Nearly a quarter of men have pulled a sickie from work in order to play computer games, says MyVoucherCodes.co.uk.
By Carrie-Ann Skinner | 10 December, 2009 02:45
Although the wireless 802.11n standard has just recently been made official, IEEE has begun work on the next iteration of WiFi.
By David Ayala | 10 December, 2009 06:32
While Intel nurses a self-inflicted wound after pulling the plug on its long-anticipated Larrabee graphics chip, analysts said rivals AMD and Nvidia need to make hay with the extra time they've been given.
By Sharon Gaudin | 10 December, 2009 07:28
Apple may unveil a 10.1-in. tablet as early as March, a pair of Wall Street analysts said today.
By Gregg Keizer | 10 December, 2009 08:12
IT services firm HCL Technologies Ltd., one of the major India offshore companies, this week said it won a multimillion-dollar contract to manage data centers and infrastructure operations for News Corp.'s U.K. subsidiary, News International. It was a routine deal for the tech sector, but the Indian firms are also looking for more work from publishers, including larger shares in areas such as advertising and content management.
By Patrick Thibodeau | 10 December, 2009 08:45
All told, Microsoft released 74 patches in 2009 and while some months were worse than others (such as October), security experts say the software giant seems to be refining and improving the process of explaining and pushing out patches.
By John Fontana | 10 December, 2009 08:45
EMC rolled out this week its much anticipated FAST software, which automatically migrates data between tiers of storage based on policies the storage administrator sets.
By Deni Connor | 10 December, 2009 01:40
An employee of the U.S. Department of State was sentenced Wednesday to 12 months of probation for illegally accessing more than 125 electronic passport application files, the U.S. Department of Justice said.
By Grant Gross | 10 December, 2009 05:38
Microsoft has created a new division designed to bring its cloud and on-premises software development together and provide a consistent platform for corporate customers.
By John Fontana | 10 December, 2009 06:44
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) bought a 20 percent stake of solar cell maker Motech Industries for NT$6.2 billion (US$193 million), the companies said in a joint statement on Wednesday.
By Dan Nystedt | 10 December, 2009 07:01