The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
A Blackberry firmware update pushed out to subscribers of United Arab Emirates carrier Etisalat contained spyware, Research in Motion confirmed Tuesday.
By Robert McMillan | 22 July, 2009 11:38
While the last three months has seen flat IT employment levels, a rise in contractor hiring across Australia has contributed to very early signs of green shoots of recovery in the sector, according to IT recruitment firm Peoplebank.
By Kathryn Edwards | 22 July, 2009 15:04
The Department of Parliamentary Services has awarded business software developer Oconics a $3.8 million contract to redevelop and support the federal Hansard system.
By Kathryn Edwards | 22 July, 2009 12:14
Earlier this month, EMC signed a US$2.1 billion agreement to acquire data deduplication specialist Data Domain, declaring victory over rival Network Appliance in a bidding war to acquire the company. The deal was remarkable because Joe Tucci, EMC's chairman, president and CEO, along with other senior EMC executives, had no opportunity to conduct the usual due diligence on Data Domain or even get to know its management team before bidding to buy the company.
By Sumner Lemon | 21 July, 2009 16:27
Oracle is trying to reassure customers of Virtual Iron, the virtualization company it bought in May, as rivals like VMware push discount offers in hopes of capitalizing on any uncertainty.
By Chris Kanaracus | 22 July, 2009 05:31
Yahoo on Tuesday reported second-quarter revenue of US$1.57 billion, down 13 percent from a year earlier as companies continued to spend less on advertising.
By James Niccolai | 22 July, 2009 09:23
Microsoft has made its second release under the General Public License in two days with software for the open-source online learning system Moodle.
By Elizabeth Montalbano | 22 July, 2009 04:08
The US has been named the world's biggest spam-producing country.
By Carrie-Ann Skinner | 21 July, 2009 23:25
Rumors have swirled that Apple plans to add a camera to the iPod Touch. And, once the iPhone appeared with a camera capable of taking decent pictures and recording video, it became more than likely that the newest version of the iPod Touch would receive similar treatment. Now those rumors seem to be coming true.
By Brennon Slattery | 22 July, 2009 00:06
A US company has upgraded its cross-platform videoconferencing service and at the same time launched a new plan designed to broaden its appeal to the small to medium business (SMB) segment.
By Tom Jowitt | 22 July, 2009 00:07
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission should include net-neutrality rules in a national broadband plan the agency is developing over the next seven months, thousands of U.S. residents have told the FCC.
By Grant Gross | 22 July, 2009 02:30
You should be aware that you're sharing your lists with more than just your Facebook friends.
By Ian Paul | 21 July, 2009 23:31
Apple beat analyst expectations and appears nearly untouched by the economic downturn, reporting its best non-holiday quarterly revenue and earnings in the company's history on Tuesday.
By Nancy Gohring | 22 July, 2009 09:17
Two of China's most popular technology news Web sites went offline Tuesday after carrying news reports that linked the son of China's president to a corrupt African deal.
By Owen Fletcher | 21 July, 2009 20:16