Fresh out of a debate over gay rights in its home state, Microsoft now finds itself in the midst of a major censorship issue in China. Meanwhile, the company continues to battle with the EU over how it does business, after putting that issue to rest in the U.S. a few years ago. Such is...
Jun. 20, 2005 09:30 AM EDT Reads: 22,863 Replies: 1
Liberty Alliance has announced the formation of a team focused on creating service interface specifications for content messaging, including both SMS (Short Message Service) and MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service). This specification will be deployable based on Liberty's Identity Web Se...
Jun. 20, 2005 06:00 AM EDT Reads: 9,150
Synaptris has released v3.1 of its IntelliVIEW Report Analyzer - part of the IntelliVIEW suite of products empowers report users with a spectrum of analytic interactivity.
Jun. 20, 2005 04:00 AM EDT Reads: 11,089
The privately held Isogon Corp., headquartered in New York, is being acquired by IBM. Isogon specializes in software that automatically tracks inventory and measures usage of software running on mainframe computers. The company will be integrated into IBM's Tivoli division.
Jun. 20, 2005 02:30 AM EDT Reads: 11,781
Quest NDS Migrator version 4.0 has been enhanced to provide greater business continuity during migration from Novell NDS to Microsoft Active Directory. New features of the Quest product include automatic resource updating and a built-in graphical user interface for a new capability in ...
Jun. 19, 2005 03:00 PM EDT Reads: 13,107
Michael Dell recently told a Fortune magazine reporter that his company 'would be happy' to assemble and deliver systems running OS X. Could this really happen?
Jun. 19, 2005 02:00 AM EDT Reads: 15,176
First the Sony Playstation Portable (PSP) was hacked, and now it's revealed that porn content may be on the way. What next for the besieged device?
Jun. 18, 2005 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 15,592
Attach Plus has announced the availability of Attach Plus 2.2.7 for major e-mail clients, bringing - the company says - the advanced features of PDF and ZIP encryption within reach of the average business desktop user.
Jun. 16, 2005 05:45 AM EDT Reads: 8,584
With Microsoft ending mainstream Windows 2000 support at the end of this month, it's time for corporate IT managers to take serious consideration of their companies' deployment of various Windows versions, according to a new report from AssetMetrix.
Jun. 15, 2005 11:15 PM EDT Reads: 8,057
Hewlett Packard, struggling to regain dominance in a PC industry that's been steamrolled by Dell as of late, went outside the company but not outside the industry in choosing a new executive to head its PC division.
Jun. 14, 2005 10:00 AM EDT Reads: 10,469
Reuters is reporting that Sun, which is releasing the long-awaited source code for Solaris today 'hopes the free software will drive sales of its servers and computer services.' Sun's COO and president Jonathan Schwartz told Reuters: 'The more people who run Unix and Solaris and open S...
Jun. 14, 2005 08:15 AM EDT Reads: 12,565 Replies: 2
The fake news report telling of a Michael Jackson suicide attempt should be less tempting to users, now that the King of Pop has been acquitted on all counts. Don't rule out future, related scams, though, say the experts.
Jun. 14, 2005 01:30 AM EDT Reads: 16,234 Replies: 1
Nokia has introduced seven new handsets including four new 'slide phones' and the Nokia 6265, Nokia's most feature-filled CDMA model to date. All seven models are expected to begin shipping in the second half of 2005.
Jun. 14, 2005 01:15 AM EDT Reads: 14,028 Replies: 1
Sony Ericsson yesterday launched its K608 3G UMTS mobile phone in Singapore. International 3G operator 3 (Hutchison 3G) has been confirmed as one of the first customers for the K608.
Jun. 14, 2005 01:00 AM EDT Reads: 22,558 Replies: 1
The steady growth of the Firefox browser seems to be continuing, despite the announcement (and subsequent patching) of a serious security flaw earlier in the year. Meanwhile, Norway's Opera reports that it has now reached 4 million downloads.
Jun. 14, 2005 12:30 AM EDT Reads: 42,341
Covaro will expand the reach of its Etherjack portfolio, using DragonWave?s AirPair to offer native Ethernet services remotely at capacities up to 200 Mbps full duplex. DragonWave's AirPair product designed for carrier-class customers, to deliver 99.999% availability and 50ms switching...
Jun. 13, 2005 08:00 PM EDT Reads: 13,404
With the combined Everypath MTA and Socket barcode scanning solution, customers are said to benefit from real-time product, inventory and pricing information, as well as the ability to capture accurate data while in the field.
Jun. 13, 2005 07:00 PM EDT Reads: 9,945
Nokia announced today that it is using best-of-breed open source software as the basis of a new mobile browser for its world leading smartphone software, the Series 60 Platform. The new browser aims at an unparalleled user experience when browsing full Web pages on a smartphone screen ...
Jun. 13, 2005 06:00 PM EDT Reads: 31,305
The challenge to Silicon Valley and other high tech areas will not be abating soon, at least if Silicon Valley pioneer Intel has a say. The chip industry leader announced a $200 million China Technology Fund, coincident to noting its 20th year in the emerging technology superpower.
Jun. 13, 2005 02:00 PM EDT Reads: 14,324
A family of 12 international sites are in development by SYS-CON Media, pointing toward an official July 4 launch. International sites will combine the best of SYS-CON's global coverage with local-language reports and advertising, to serve the world of IT developers.
Jun. 10, 2005 11:00 PM EDT Reads: 12,833
Select American Airlines customers will be among the first to try out the latest summer travel technology with free Portable Media Centers loaded with TiVo content via a chartered flight on June 8, 2005, hosted by American Airlines, TiVo, Microsoft and Intel. Additionally, Microsoft an...
Jun. 9, 2005 08:00 PM EDT Reads: 9,638
According to Andrew Mendelsohn, senior vice president of Oracle database server technologies, what Oracle's high-end customers with demanding data-processing jobs covet is the tools made possible by in-memory data storage and caching capability. So Oracle did the obvious thing, and bou...
Jun. 9, 2005 10:00 AM EDT Reads: 10,981
Intel is starting a drumbeat months in advance of the newest edition of its developer forum, scheduled to be held in San Francisco in August. Dual-core technology and all that it implies will be the focus of this event.
Jun. 7, 2005 06:00 PM EDT Reads: 8,331
The new HP Compaq t5125, t5520 and t5525 are designed with small footprints and low-power, low-therm VIA Eden processors. They are available almost immediately.
Jun. 7, 2005 06:00 AM EDT Reads: 8,820
Macromedia today announced plans to join the Eclipse Foundation: the company will deliver a next-generation rich Internet application (RIA) development tool based on Eclipse, codenamed 'Zorn.'
Jun. 6, 2005 06:00 AM EDT Reads: 33,219
Optichron's new TurboLinear technology is scalable, adaptable, universal and robust, according to company CEO Roy Batruni, in outlining the Fremont, CA-based company's vision for mixed signal and communications integrated circuits.
Jun. 6, 2005 03:00 AM EDT Reads: 3,140
La nouvelle étude, qui s'appuie sur le projet pilote européen de l'année dernière, fournit un instantané à l'échelle internationale et indique comment le Grid Computing est perçu et dans quelle mesure il est adopté par les entreprises européennes.
Jun. 4, 2005 10:00 AM EDT Reads: 6,356
The The National Association of Software Companies (NASSCOM) reported Thursday that India's software and services exports grew 34.5% during 2004-05. India won 44% of the global outsourcing projects in 2004-05, the primary driver of this growth, the group said.
Jun. 3, 2005 10:00 AM EDT Reads: 9,894
'Sharing photos in Yahoo! Mail just got easier' says the beta site that went public today (http://photomail.mail.yahoo.com/) - as Yahoo! PhotoMail is born.
May. 28, 2005 04:00 AM EDT Reads: 25,755 Replies: 2
Intel's Paul Ottelini described the company's dual-core technology last year, signaling a significant change in the global microprocessor leader's strategy for desktop systems. Now the company has announced dual-core chips priced for use in most PCs.
May. 26, 2005 10:00 PM EDT Reads: 15,021
Some collateral damage in the newly-hot browser wars was reported with the revelation that the latest version of Netscape Navigator apparently disables XML functionality with Microsoft Explorer. Redmond is advising its IE users to remove Navigator, and the companies are reportedly talk...
May. 26, 2005 08:00 PM EDT Reads: 9,771
The British Office of Fair Trading has redoubled its efforts to fight spam through its London Action Plan, in coordination with businesses and other governments.
May. 25, 2005 09:00 PM EDT Reads: 15,921
OptimaNumerics Libraries, with linear algebra, parallel linear algebra and parallel random number generators modules, provide high-performance versions of LAPACK, ScaLAPACK, PETSc, SPRNG and PLFG libraries. The Belfast, UK-based company has announced that this software is now available...
May. 23, 2005 07:00 PM EDT Reads: 11,474
No sooner has Google challenged Microsoft's desktop computing dominance head-on by launching Google Desktop Search, than it is now confronting the portal giants Yahoo!, MSN, and AOL by launching (in beta) a customizing functionality called 'Fusion.'
May. 23, 2005 06:45 AM EDT Reads: 29,162
'Many developers don't realize how much impact data connectivity has on application performance,' said Mark Driver, vice president and research director at Gartner, in discussing the new connectivity suites being offered by DataDirect. 'It's a big deal - and configuring database driver...
May. 10, 2005 09:00 PM EDT Reads: 9,887
Web Services Journal recently interviewed Theo Beack, Software AG's new Chief SOA Architect. Beack will be heading a new SOA Competency Center, to be based in the Washington, DC area. The Center will draw on the company's 30 years of global experience in developing sophisticated custom...
Apr. 27, 2005 10:00 PM EDT Reads: 50,948 Replies: 1
IBM is planning a ThinkPad that looks like other models, albeit with a rotating screen that enables the system to function as a tablet computer. This according to documents released by the FCC and filed by a Japan-based IBM lab.
Apr. 27, 2005 04:00 PM EDT Reads: 9,797
Cisco has added Topspin's server fabric switches and virtualization software, which alongside its industry leading portfolio of Ethernet and SAN switches enables it to offer its customers 'compelling end-to-end data center switching capabilities,' a Cisco SVP says.
Apr. 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 22,299 Replies: 1
Sun's revenues for the third quarter were $2.625 billion, a decrease of 1.0 percent as compared with $2.651 billion for the third quarter of fiscal 2004. 'Break even is a huge move forward from the loss we experienced a year ago,' said Scott McNealy, adding: 'We've made over a $1BN imp...
Apr. 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 13,774 Replies: 4
PSLink 3.0 SE comprises a detailed, rule-based integration between Microsoft Project and SAP. It fulfills the prerequisites of common project management tasks, says its developer, such as deadline and resource planning and SAP-related tasks like the initial cost planning carried out in...
Apr. 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 12,178