The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
Michael "Monty" Widenius, original developer of the open-source database MySQL, put a damper on Sun Microsystems' recent release of MySQL 5.1 with his now-infamous Nov. 29 blog post trashing the company's decision to give the update a "generally available" designation.
By Chris Kanaracus | 09 December, 2008 10:05
Sun Microsystems' largest shareholder, which has been agitating for change at the company, has reached an agreement with Sun to appoint two new independent directors to Sun's board, the companies announced Monday.
By James Niccolai | 09 December, 2008 10:13
Australia’s job advertisements fell by a mammoth 48,000 employment opportunities over November, compared to a decline of just over 20,000 last month, according to the Olivier Job Index (OJI).
By Andrew Hendry | 09 December, 2008 08:43
New technologies could be developed into products more quickly and cheaply if new "patent pool" licensing programs set up by the IEEE Standards Association are a success.
By Peter Judge | 09 December, 2008 08:05
Hewlett-Packard hopes to widen the use of its desktop virtualization products with new software that will improve video playback and allow the use of USB peripherals such as webcams, the company announced Monday.
By James Niccolai | 09 December, 2008 08:04
Microsoft will offer on Monday the first public beta release of its BizTalk Server 2009 enterprise connectivity software, which can take advantage of virtualization and enhanced failover clustering featured in Windows Server 2008.
By Paul Krill | 09 December, 2008 08:31
Salesforce.com announced Monday that it is connecting its Force.com development platform with Google's App Engine.
By Chris Kanaracus | 09 December, 2008 07:51
Cisco this week is expected to unveil the first in a series of enterprise products designed to intelligently process video traffic in a network.
By Jim Duffy | 09 December, 2008 08:23
For the first time, U.K. Internet service providers have censored a Wikipedia article, one that includes an album cover image of a naked and possibly underage girl.
By Jeremy Kirk | 09 December, 2008 08:31
Just in time for the end-of-year shopping season, Google is offering an unlocked Android phone, targeted at developers but available to anyone. While the phone might be attractive to consumers and developers alike in the U.S., its price in other countries is putting off even developers.
By Nancy Gohring | 09 December, 2008 07:33
Mobile broadband will move closer to competing with ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) on more equal terms when latency improves and data speeds increase to a theoretical 21M bps (bits per second), according to Peder Ramel, CEO of mobile operator 3 Scandinavia.
By Mikael Ricknäs | 09 December, 2008 07:55
Vendors including IBM and Oracle are launching an industry organization Monday for Web services interoperability, despite the existence of another Web services interoperability group with many of the same members.
By Paul Krill | 09 December, 2008 08:03
A congressionally sponsored study conducted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, made public on Monday, recommends everything from the creation of a the National Office for Cyberspace outside the authority of the Department of Homeland Security to maintaining "sufficient manufacturing capabilities" at home to supply components and software that is not dependent on a global supply chain.
By Ephraim Schwartz | 09 December, 2008 08:06
When people think of software pirates, they usually envision college kids downloading games off BitTorrent, or adults getting too-good-to-be-true bargains off eBay, or street stalls lined with DVDs in Third World cities.
By Eric Lai | 09 December, 2008 08:29
Hammered by its falling stock price and slumping PC demand, Advanced Micro Devices Monday said it has agreed to cut the price of stock set to be purchased by Abu Dhabi's Mubadala Development Co. In addition, the company said it is taking a smaller stake than planned in the manufacturing operation it is creating with Advanced Technology Investment Co., also based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
By Eric Lai | 09 December, 2008 07:30