The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
Google introduced a refreshed look logo line for its services and a new Labs feature in Gmail that allows users to preview their inbox messages while the webmail service is loading.
By Daniel Ionescu | 23 May, 2009 03:45
The sky isn't falling and neither is the Global Positioning System, the U.S. Air Force said during a Twitter news conference. "No, the GPS will not go down," tweeted Col. Dave Buckman of the Air Force's Space Command. "GAO points out, there is potential risk associated with a degradation in GPS performance."
By David Coursey | 22 May, 2009 02:13
Xerox announced Thursday it had appointed a new CEO, Ursula Burns, to replace current CEO and Chairman Anne Mulcahy, who announced her retirement from the post.
By Agam Shah | 22 May, 2009 09:55
The results of a recent consumer survey conducted in North America by ABI Research suggests that nearly half of all mobile consumers are "somewhat likely" or "very likely" to be influenced by suppliers' green credentials when purchasing services or devices.
By Lexton Snol | 23 May, 2009 00:14
Mobile searchers have another resource at their fingertips, this time in the form of Yahoo's updated iPhone app, which now includes voice-recognition search capabilities. Yahoo's oneSearch functions much like the Google iPhone app: users press a button and verbalize what they're looking for -- and hope it understands British accents.
By Brennon Slattery | 23 May, 2009 03:36
What appears to be a deliberate plan to create an opening day shortage of Palm Pre smartphones may backfire and, in any case, makes it look like Palm and Sprint have money or production problems.
By David Coursey | 23 May, 2009 03:46
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has entered final negotiations with carrier Optus for a new managed network services contract worth up to $60.5 million a year.
By Rodney Gedda | 25 May, 2009 09:35
EBay cannot be held legally accountable for the sale of fake L'Oreal goods, including perfumes and face creams, on its Web site, according to a decision in the U.K. High Court.
By Mikael Ricknäs | 25 May, 2009 07:48
Microsoft on Thursday said it had canceled an oral hearing set for early next month over EU antitrust allegations that it "shields" Internet Explorer (IE) from competition, saying that senior regulators won't be attending.
By Gregg Keizer | 25 May, 2009 08:33
A Chinese rival of Wikipedia that also lets users join groups and chat as they might on Facebook has drawn on those social elements to pull ahead of its competition.
By Owen Fletcher | 25 May, 2009 08:10
A US federal judge is now considering whether to permit sales of RealDVD, after testimony on a pretrial injunction ended Thursday. That injunction has prevented RealNetworks from selling its DVD software since late September.
By Robert McMillan | 25 May, 2009 06:08
Microsoft has stopped offering its Windows Live Messenger service to users in five countries that are subject to U.S. sanctions, the company confirmed Friday.
By Elizabeth Montalbano | 25 May, 2009 07:35
Huawei Technologies became the third-biggest seller of mobile infrastructure in the world in the first quarter, further expanding its worldwide role on the strength of sales both inside and outside its native China.
By Stephen Lawson | 25 May, 2009 07:46
The University of Michigan has become the first library to amend its book scanning deal with Google, following a proposed settlement that Google reached last year with authors and publishers that sued it.
By Nancy Gohring | 25 May, 2009 07:52