After months of silence, Napster Inc. is set to play its new digital music subscription service to a limited audience of beta testers Thursday, as the previously free peer-to-peer file-swapping service readies itself for its legal launch.
Malaysia's Bumiputra-Commerce Bank (BCB) has become the first bank in Malaysia to outsource its IT functions, with a US$250 million 10-year contract with Electronic Data Systems (EDS). The contract is also the largest outsourcing deal yet signed in Malaysia, the partners said in a joint statement Wednesday.
Markets which have good infrastructure and an educated user base are giving enough business to ASPs (application service providers) to make the market sector viable in the Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) region, according to market analyst International Data Corp. (IDC).
Vodafone Group and Hewlett-Packard (HP) have announced plans to invest in a subsidiary of China Mobile (Hong Kong) Ltd., the publicly-listed arm of China's biggest mobile operator, China Mobile Communications Corp.
Two B-to-B exchange leaders for the chemical industry, Chemconnect and CheMatch.com, will be joining forces as a result of Chemconnect's plan, announced Thursday, to acquire bulk commodity chemical exchange CheMatch.
A new virus emerged Wednesday that is the first to target Microsoft Corp.'s .NET platform for building and deploying Web services, posing a early risk for the build-out of the next-generation Internet, according to an anti-virus vendor.
Written by Ashlee Vance and Matt Berger •
10 Jan. 02 14:04
A Sydney hospital will begin researching the long term effects of prolonged mobile phone use although overseas governments have been issuing health warnings with the sale of new handsets for more than a year.
Australia lags behind New Zealand in the annual AT Kearney Globalisation Index and didn't even rank in the global top 20, however when it came to IT Australia outstripped most nations and was placed second in the world beaten only by the United States.
Concerns about ongoing product support are on the minds of many Hewlett-Packard (HP) customers in Australia as they await the results of an upcoming vote on the pending merger between HP and Compaq Computer.
Written by Helen Han, Dan Neel and Tom Sullivan •
10 Jan. 02 11:00
U.S. companies aren't doing enough to protect their IT systems from cyberattacks, according to a report released yesterday by the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (CSTB), part of the Washington-based National Academy of Sciences.
Computer services provider Electronic Data Systems Corp. slapped a lawsuit on Ariba Inc., seeking to end its US$20 million sales and marketing contract that was allegedly breached by the procurement software maker.
Network vendors will release a flurry of VoIP (voice over IP) security products in 2002, sparking IP telephony adoption by easing fears of malicious intrusions or DoS (denial of service) attacks, according to a recent study by The Yankee Group Inc. research firm.
Liquid Audio Inc. unleashed its new line of music player software this week, rolling out two direct-to-consumer versions, including a Plus version for "music enthusiasts," and one tailored for electronic equipment manufacturers.
Carly Fiorina has not softened her position on the proposed merger between Hewlett-Packard Co. and Compaq Computer Corp. If anything, HP's chief executive officer has become even more combative in the face of criticism from opponents of the merger.
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