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  • Sony to take $124M stake in game maker Square

    Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI), the company behind the PlayStation family of game consoles, plans to take a stake in one of Japan's largest computer game software producers as competition heats up between the major hardware players.

    11 Oct. 01 08:20 Written by Martyn Williams
  • HP, Compaq CEOs see revenue boost in wireless

    Wireless integration projects and PC innovations will be big revenue drivers for the proposed merged entity of Hewlett-Packard Co. and Compaq Computer Corp., the CEOs of both companies said yesterday.

    11 Oct. 01 08:15 Written by Matt Hamblen
  • Experts: Cybersecurity needs funding, organization

    Members of the security industry and academia told a U.S. House of Representatives committee Wednesday that significant funding for research and the coordination of private and public sector efforts will be needed to combat the threat of cyberterrorism.

    11 Oct. 01 08:07 Written by Cara Garretson
  • Sun to offer 'shrink-wrapped' network configurations

    Fulfilling another component of the company's iForce Initiative, Sun Microsystems Inc. next Tuesday will bring its long-awaited FTR (Floor Tile Ready) program to market, according to sources familiar with the company's plans.

    11 Oct. 01 08:05 Written by Dan Neel
  • Microsoft, Groove partner on P-to-P wares

    Microsoft Corp. and Groove Networks Inc. Wednesday announced that Microsoft is investing US$51 million in Groove Networks as part of a strategic partnership between the two companies aimed at developing peer-to-peer Web services and collaboration software.

    11 Oct. 01 08:01 Written by April Jacobs
  • Avici scales down core

    Avici Systems Inc. this week unveiled a scaled-down version of its Internet core router in an effort to crack new markets.

    11 Oct. 01 07:59 Written by Jim Duffy
  • Siebel makes $5 million investment in SPSS

    CRM software vendor Siebel Systems Inc. this week announced that it has made a US$5 million equity investment in data analysis software company SPSS Inc.

    11 Oct. 01 07:57 Written by Paul Krill
  • ISPCon: Sun launches Destination ASP

    Joining the ranks of hardware players determined to assist ISVs push toward a service provider model of business, Sun Microsystems Inc. unveiled its Destination ASP program at ISPCon this week.

    11 Oct. 01 07:54 Written by Brian Fonseca
  • Pfizer, IBM, Microsoft launch e-health service

    A technology company backed by leading drug manufacturer Pfizer Inc., IBM Corp. and Microsoft Corp., launched Wednesday offering a set of Web-based software and services aimed mainly at doctors with small, private practices.

    11 Oct. 01 07:52 Written by Matt Berger
  • Ardent axes sales staff

    Just weeks after launching a new service that allows large enterprise customers to prioritize applications traveling over their WANs, Ardent Communications Inc., formerly known as CAIS Internet Inc., laid off about 50 salespeople.

    11 Oct. 01 07:41 Written by Michael Martin
  • Cybersecurity czar faces steep challenges

    President Bush's newly installed cybersecurity czar, Richard Clarke, vowed Tuesday to enhance ways in which government and industry safeguard critical infrastructures against terrorism, but observers say hurdles stand in the way of full cooperation.

    11 Oct. 01 07:40 Written by Jennifer Jones
  • Microsoft aims to lure Java developers to .Net

    Microsoft this week will release a test version of a tool to build applications in the Java language that will work with its .Net initiative to deliver software and services over the Internet, the company said Tuesday.

    10 Oct. 01 13:02 Written by Matt Berger
  • Optus disconnects 350 staff

    Optus has announced plans to shed more than 350 staff in a bid to cut costs by $75 to $100 million by the end of the next financial year.

    10 Oct. 01 12:21 Written by Kelly Mills
  • Corporate users remain cool despite Windows XP fireworks

    IT managers have shown little interest in the forthcoming launch of the Windows XP desktop operating system on October 25, despite Microsoft's plans for a $US 1 billion marketing blitz.

    10 Oct. 01 09:41 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • Users brand licensing change an 'upgrade tactic'

    Microsoft is attempting to boost enterprise upgrade sales to Windows 2000 with its decision to drop its volume licensing program for the Windows NT Server 4.0 operating system, according to industry watchers.

    10 Oct. 01 09:39 Written by Siobhan Chapman
  • Telstra to host online security services

    Telstra has moved into the online security space announcing today it will be offering Gatekeeper accredited digital certificates and hosting services by the end of the year.

    10 Oct. 01 09:13 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • Intel's Barrett urges IT execs to spend

    Intel president and chief executive officer Craig Barrett on Tuesday urged attendees at Gartner's Symposium/ITxpo to continue to spend and invest in technology or risk losing their business edge.

    10 Oct. 01 09:00 Written by Juan Carlos Perez
  • IDC: PocketPC to challenge Palm OS for corporate users

    While Palm Inc. maintains a healthy lead in the handheld operating system market, analysts at market researcher International Data Corp. (IDC) say Microsoft Corp.'s new PocketPC operating system has a better chance of finding acceptance among business users, according to a new study released Tuesday.

    10 Oct. 01 08:53 Written by Tom Krazit
  • Commerce One reports Q3 revenue tumble

    Setting off a warning bell for what could be another series of tough announcements of recession for the business-to-business market, Commerce One Inc. yesterday announced that its third-quarter revenue will likely take a US$20 million tumble from the second quarter.

    10 Oct. 01 08:40 Written by Michael Meehan
  • Xerox patent suit against Palm back in play

    The ongoing patent-infringement lawsuit between Xerox and Palm took a new turn Monday when an appeals court reversed a federal judge's dismissal of the case.

    10 Oct. 01 08:40 Written by Cara Garretson
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