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.

By James Niccolai | 20 August, 2010 08:00

Tags: HP, business issues, personnel, financial results, Hewlett-Packard

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.

By Gregg Keizer | 20 August, 2010 05:12

Tags: Google, security, Black Hat 2010, Malware and Vulnerabilities, Independent Security Evaluators

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.

By Agam Shah | 20 August, 2010 07:08

Tags: business issues, Dell, financial results

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.

By John P. Mello Jr. | 20 August, 2010 04:43

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, apple iphone, Blancspot Media, iPhone, social media, internet, social networks, iphone apps

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.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 20 August, 2010 05:31

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Maps, social networking, internet, social media, Facebook

Zero-day Windows bug problem worse than first thought, says expert

An unpatched problem with Windows applications is much worse than first thought, with hundreds of programs, not just 40, vulnerable to attack, a Slovenian security company said today.

By Gregg Keizer | 20 August, 2010 06:28

Tags: App Security, security, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

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.

By Ellen Messmer | 20 August, 2010 06:28

Tags: business issues, corporate issues, mcafee, security, Intel acquiring McAfee, software, acquisitions, intel, mergers

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.

By Agam Shah | 20 August, 2010 06:50

Tags: business issues, information security, consumer electronics, mcafee, Components, intel, processors

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.

By Sharon Gaudin | 20 August, 2010 05:45

Tags: hardware, IT industry, mcafee, security, hardware systems, In-Stat, Components, intel, processors

iPad gets HTML5 mail via Yahoo

Yahoo walked into the footsteps of Google, and is releasing an HTML5 version of its Mail service for iPad users. The new Yahoo Mail for iPad is now available to all users of the service through the built-in Safari browser. You can try it for yourself from an iPad here.

By Daniel Ionescu | 19 August, 2010 00:21

Tags: Yahoo, Google, html authoring, hardware systems, laptops, tablet PCs, tablets

Intel grabs server market share from AMD, says IDC

Intel has expanded its share of the server microprocessor market, taking advantage of a slow product transition at perennial rival Advanced Micro Devices, according to figures released late Wednesday by IDC.

By James Niccolai | 19 August, 2010 14:06

Tags: servers, Advanced Micro Devices, Components, intel, processors

Canon signals end of the road for SED TV dreams

Canon decided on Tuesday to liquidate a subsidiary developing a flat-panel display technology called SED, effectively bringing to an end once high hopes that the screens would replace LCD panels and plasma displays in living room TVs.

By Martyn Williams | 19 August, 2010 15:12

Tags: business issues, SED, Canon, toshiba, Components, displays, restructuring

HP's Fortify buy puts spotlight on obscure -- but important -- niche

Hewlett-Packard's move this week to buy Fortify software focuses attention on the increasingly important, but still mostly underutilized category of application security products, security experts say.

By Jaikumar Vijayan | 19 August, 2010 02:36

Tags: The 451 Group, security, IBM, Ounce Labs, Hewlett-Packard

Facebook location service could kill Foursquare, ignite privacy issues

If all the speculation pans out and later today Facebook unveils a location service for its site, it will excite some users, cause new privacy concerns and make for a really bad day for the folks at Foursquare Labs.

By Sharon Gaudin | 19 August, 2010 05:40

Tags: applications, software, Web 2.0 and Web Apps, collaboration, Facebook, Enterprise Web 2.0/Collaboration

OutSystems offers agile development for the cloud

OutSystems is offering a cloud-based version of its agile development platform for building Web applications.

By Paul Krill | 19 August, 2010 06:22

Tags: .net, application development, Developer World, Microsoft, java, development platforms, software, internet, cloud computing, agile development

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