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US man pleads guilty to music piracy charges

A California man who participated in a so-called warez music-sharing group faces a sentence of five years in prison and a US$250,000 fine after pleading guilty to copyright infringement charges in a California court.

By Grant Gross | 04 May, 2011 00:56

Tags: U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice, legal, Universal Music Group, Bennie Glover, Kanye West, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Criminal, Richard Franco Montejano, James Anthony Dockery, intellectual property, copyright

IBM hopes to bring Watson technologies to enterprises

IBM plans to introduce technologies from its Watson computer, which beat humans on the game show "Jeopardy," for information-discovery use in enterprises.

By Agam Shah | 04 May, 2011 00:40

Tags: supercomputers, servers, High performance, IBM, hardware systems

Outsourcer Cognizant benefits from a surge in offshoring

Outsourcer Cognizant Technology Solutions has reported strong revenue and profit growth for the quarter ended March 31, as customers moved work offshore to low-cost locations to maximize benefits from their IT budgets.

By John Ribeiro | 03 May, 2011 23:56

Tags: business issues, services, offshoring, outsourcing, Cognizant Technology Solutions, financial results

US court approves Google's $900M bid for Nortel patents

Nortel Networks has obtained court approval to accept a US$900 million bid from Google for the entirety of its remaining patent portfolio, it said Monday.

By Peter Sayer | 03 May, 2011 22:56

Tags: business issues, telecommunication, intellectual property, patent, legal, investments, restructuring, Nortel Networks

Satellite in crosshairs for 10 year spectrum goal

The communications regulator is gearing up for discussions with C-band satellite operators in an attempt to migrate a portion of the spectrum required for the television broadcast services to meet growing demand for mobile broadband.

By James Hutchinson | 04 May, 2011 00:01

Tags: satellite communication, satellite, radio spectrum, Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), wireless spectrum

South Korea raids Google over illegal mobile data collection

Police in South Korea said they had raided Google's Korea head office in Seoul on Tuesday on suspicion that the subsidiary of the search engine company had illegally collected location data from application subscribers.

By Ralph Jennings | 03 May, 2011 18:35

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Google, regulation, security, AdMob, government, internet, data protection

Ticket.com signs five year deal with University of Wollongong

The University of Wollongong has expanded the reach of its Innovation Campus after signing up Tickets.com as its latest tenant in the iC Enterprise 1 commercial building.

By Lisa Banks | 03 May, 2011 15:17

Tags: Ticket.com, education, University of Woolongong

Group buying site Startdeals acquires Crowdmass

Groupon’s local iteration, Stardeals, has acquired Melbourne-based group buying site, Crowdmass.

By Computerworld Staff | 03 May, 2011 15:14

Tags: Startdeals, acquisitions, Crowdmass

Security firm founder Kaspersky's son reportedly kidnapped in Russia

Several news services are reporting that the son of Eugene Kaspersky, founder of the Moscow-based security firm Kaspersky Labs, has been kidnapped for ransom in Russia.

By Jaikumar Vijayan | 22 April, 2011 03:16

Tags: Gartner, BBC, IT industry, security, Security Hardware and Software, CIO role, IT Leadership, IT management, kaspersky lab

Amazon gets 'black eye' from cloud outage

For a company that's known as the dominant player in the cloud market, Amazon's troubles on Thursday means a black eye for the company and for the cloud in general.

By Sharon Gaudin | 22 April, 2011 10:16

Tags: amazon.com, cloud computing, internet

Too-high Android tablet prices spook developers

While developer interest in Apple's mobile devices remains solid, interest in Android has stalled among programmers disappointed with tablet prices and pressed by Android fragmentation, a survey published today showed.

By Gregg Keizer | 27 April, 2011 03:32

Tags: css, Apple, App Development, telecommunication, Mobile and Wireless, IDC, Macintosh, mobile

Acronis releases combined backup, disaster recovery software

Acronis, best known for its imaging software, today released the latest version of its backup and recovery software, which combines file and bare metal backup and restoration.

By Lucas Mearian | 03 May, 2011 14:13

Tags: Acronis, storage, cloud computing, internet, storage software, Storage Management

Local company to launch 'smart' network appliances at Interop

Brisbane-based networking appliance vendor Opengear will launch a new range of "smart" routers and console servers and the Interop trade show in Las Vegas next week.

By Rodney Gedda | 03 May, 2011 12:03

Tags: Interop, Networking, Network management, appliance, Opengear

Regional QLD to go digital by December

The Federal Government has announced the digital switchover date for regional Queensland, with the switch to digital-only television to occur on the 6 December this year.

By Chloe Herrick | 03 May, 2011 12:20

Tags: Department of Broadband Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE), Senator Stephen Conroy, digital tv, digital tv switchover, queensland

Tasmania extends ICT hardware panel

The Tasmanian Government has extended its whole of government ICT hardware panel for two years and is seeking to add additional suppliers to the arrangement which commenced in April 2009.

By Computerworld Staff | 03 May, 2011 11:27

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Whole of government ICT strategy, Tasmanian government

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