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  • EBay-PayPal nuptial could improve services

    EBay's announcement that it will buy online payment company PayPal Inc. for US$1.5 billion in stock should lead to a better overall experience for people who already use both services, according to an industry expert.

    10 July 02 07:38 Written by Tom Mainelli
  • Bush advisor predicts possible cyber-catastrophes

    In his keynote address at an information technology auditing conference here, Howard Schmidt, President Bush's advisor on cyber-security, predicted that networks operated in the U.S. and abroad are likely to be brought down by catastrophic events unless security greatly improves.

    10 July 02 07:37 Written by Ellen Messmer
  • Liberty Alliance, Microsoft square off again

    Both Microsoft Corp. and the Liberty Alliance are moving forward at full force in the race to provide a secure single sign-on system for Web services.

    10 July 02 07:15 Written by Matt Berger and Ed Scannell
  • Microsoft aims to link Passport with credit cards

    Microsoft Corp. and Arcot Systems Inc. announced Tuesday an agreement to integrate Microsoft's .Net Passport online authentication system with Arcot's TransFort payment authentication software for credit cards.

    10 July 02 07:12 Written by Laura Rohde
  • European Commission endorses open source

    European government agencies should pool resources by sharing common open-source software, according to a study published Monday by the European Commission.

    10 July 02 07:09 Written by Paul Meller
  • EU receives complaints over telecom competition

    Five of Europe's large telecommunication companies have written to the European Commissioner for Competition, Mario Monti, complaining about "methodological anti-competitive behavior" by former telecommunication monopolies in the market for local telecommunication services in Europe.

    09 July 02 23:49 Written by Paul Meller
  • Pumatech kills online services, closes facility

    Synchronization software maker Pumatech Inc. will discontinue three of its product lines, cut 15 jobs and close its plant in Santa Cruz, California, in an attempt to focus on selling mobile computing services for enterprise customers, the company announced.

    09 July 02 23:01 Written by Laura Rohde
  • Virgin Mobile Singapore folds after one year

    Proving the difficulty of breaking into a near-saturated market, operator Virgin Mobile Singapore Pte. Ltd. will close its doors in October, after one year's operation, the company said in a statement Tuesday.

    09 July 02 14:52 Written by David Legard
  • Thin client makes a comeback as technology matures

    Thin client computing has been given a bad rap because the initial costs of purchase may be high. But, this is about to change as the technology matures and bandwidth connectivity and reliability escalates.

    09 July 02 12:29 Written by Lim Ee Guan and Robert Mitchell
  • Accenture to cut 1000 jobs

    IT and management consulting giant Accenture will cut about 1000 jobs in the US, England and Australia to reduce costs in uncertain economic times, the company said yesterday.

    09 July 02 09:52 Written by Staff Writers
  • Software seen as key to Itanium 2 success

    Hardware and software makers lined up in droves to support Intel Corp.'s Itanium 2 processor launch Monday. While the servers and workstations will be important for the chip's success, equally vital will be the software programs being written to take advantage of the new design.

    09 July 02 09:36 Written by James Niccolai
  • E-commerce hiccups stymie study

    It's hard to study successful e-commerce implementations when they keep falling over on you.

    09 July 02 09:09 Written by David Watson
  • Liberty Alliance plans technology debut

    The consortium of companies known as the Liberty Alliance Project, which is developing a technology to link various single sign-on authentication systems using a standard specification, is set to unveil the first public release of its work at an event next week in San Francisco.

    09 July 02 08:26 Written by Matt Berger
  • Tech giants woo India developers in Web battle

    Like shirts and shoes, software is a commodity. However, unlike suppliers of many goods made around the world, software suppliers do not have to label where their products have been manufactured.

    09 July 02 08:19 Written by IDG News Service staff
  • HP places bets on Itanium 2 with new products

    Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) hasn't just jumped on the bandwagon for the second generation Intel Corp. 64-bit Itanium processor, Itanium 2. The Palo Alto, California, company is front and center in parading a host of new products using Itanium 2.

    09 July 02 08:08 Written by Laura Rohde
  • Intel aims Itanium 2 at high-end server market

    Intel launched the second version of its Itanium processor Monday, trying once more to carve out a business for itself in the lucrative market for high-end workstations and servers.

    09 July 02 08:06 Written by James Niccolai
  • WorldCom sues former CFO Sullivan

    WorldCom filed suit against its former Chief Financial Officer Scott Sullivan last Friday in U.S. District Court in Jackson, Mississippi, according to a court clerk.

    09 July 02 07:54 Written by Sam Costello
  • IBM reveals Informix technology plans

    IBM is looking to utilize Informix Corp. technology in its DB2 database to enable real-time analysis of streaming data such as ticker-tape data, company officials said this week.

    09 July 02 07:44 Written by Paul Krill
  • St George banks on e-learning modules

    In a business environment where the rate of change can exceed the rate of learning opportunities, St George Bank has adopted a modular program to train its 1100 managers in leadership, management fundamentals, staff, teamwork and coaching.

    09 July 02 07:42 Written by Staff Writers
  • EBay makes bid for PayPal

    EBay said Monday that it has agreed to buy online payment provider PayPal Inc. in a stock swap valued at US$1.5 billion.

    09 July 02 07:41 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
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