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  • HP after Hurd: 'We're looking forward, not back'

    Hewlett-Packard announced its third-quarter financial results on Thursday and insisted it was "looking forward, not back" following the surprise departure two weeks ago of Chairman and CEO Mark Hurd.

    20 Aug. 10 08:00 Written by James Niccolai
  • Dell's Q2 profits rise on strong enterprise sales

    Dell on Thursday saw growth in net income and revenue for the second quarter of 2011, driven by strong growth in its enterprise hardware and services businesses.

    20 Aug. 10 07:08 Written by Agam Shah
  • Intel's McAfee acquisition a mobile play

    Intel's acquisition of security company McAfee could help the chip maker make a splash in the handheld and embedded markets, in which the company has struggled to establish a presence, according to analysts.

    20 Aug. 10 06:50 Written by Agam Shah
  • Intel-McAfee deal could spark shareholder lawsuits

    Shareholder lawsuits may be looming over the proposed Intel acquisition of McAfee, with at least two law firms signaling they are looking into whether McAfee's board of directors acted in the best interests of shareholders in approving the deal.

    20 Aug. 10 06:28 Written by Ellen Messmer
  • SAP execs outline plans for Sybase

    SAP executives today outlined the company's strategy for the recently acquired Sybase, which includes the creation of a mobile platform that can run on-premises or in the cloud, connects to every application and is compatible with "all major" mobile operating systems and devices.

    20 Aug. 10 06:17 Written by Chris Kanaracus
  • Intel moves beyond 'just the chip' with McAfee buy

    After trying to push its way into the increasingly lucrative consumer electronics market for the last few years, Intel hopes that adding a security offering will be just what the market needs.

    20 Aug. 10 05:45 Written by Sharon Gaudin
  • Experts give preliminary OK to Facebook Places

    Pressed to respond to the rising popularity of online services that let people broadcast their location, Facebook mostly hit the right notes with the initial design of Places, although it's too early to declare the service will be a sure success, according to several experts.

    20 Aug. 10 05:31 Written by Juan Carlos Perez
  • Adobe rushes update to patch critical Reader bugs

    Adobe today patched two vulnerabilities in its popular Reader PDF viewing software, including one that went public last month at the annual Black Hat security conference.

    20 Aug. 10 05:12 Written by Gregg Keizer
  • iPhone gets a social news app

    Flipboard broke new ground when it launched its flashy iPad app last month that "socialized" the news by turning feeds from Facebook, Twitter, and such into a slick electronic magazine. Now Blancspot Media is promising to bring the pizzazz of social news to the iPhone with its new Blancspot software.

    20 Aug. 10 04:43 Written by John P. Mello Jr.
  • SAP, Sybase lay out tech road maps

    SAP and Sybase officials gathered in Boston on Thursday to reveal how they plan to bring together their respective technologies in the areas of mobility, analytics and enterprise information management.

    20 Aug. 10 04:08 Written by Chris Kanaracus
  • NAND flash memory pricing to plummet to $1 per GB

    After two years of inflated prices, NAND flash memory prices are expected to dip down to a key $1 per gigabyte level, according to a new report by research firm iSuppli.

    20 Aug. 10 02:50 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • Intel's McAfee Buy: 3 Things it Could Mean

    With gloomy talk of ever-evolving security threats on the Internet, Intel announced that it's acquiring the antivirus software vendor McAfee.

    20 Aug. 10 02:03 Written by Jared Newman
  • Vim editor updated with modern language support

    The latest edition of the widely used Vim text editor now supports both the Lua programming language as well as the latest versions of Python and Perl.

    20 Aug. 10 02:02 Written by Joab Jackson
  • Intel to buy McAfee for $US7.68 billion

    Intel said Thursday it plans to acquire security vendor McAfee in a cash deal valued at about $US7.68 billion and aimed at enhancing the chip maker's mobile strategy.

    19 Aug. 10 23:41 Written by Jeremy Kirk
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