America Online Inc. (AOL) will get a prime spot on the Windows XP desktop of most consumer PCs sold by Compaq Computer Corp., while Microsoft Corp.'s MSN Internet access service will be tucked away, according to a published report Friday.
Microsoft Corp.'s top executive in charge of its operating system said Friday the company is on track to release its controversial Windows XP operating system by the Oct. 25 deadline, and is not preparing a contingency plan to fend off government and industry attacks.
Sun Microsystems Inc. is expanding the range of products available to developers through its Sun Developer Hardware Program, which offers program members discounted hardware and software. The company's Sun Blade 1000 and Sun Fire 280R servers and its complete Sun Cobalt line of server appliances are now included in the program's portfolio, Sun said Friday.
Oracle Corp. acknowledged today that it has received the latest volley in a war of words and deeds that is heating up between the database and applications vendor and a large segment of its customer base.
Jeff Raikes, a group vice president at Microsoft Corp., explained Microsoft's acquisition of CRM (customer relationship management) vendor Great Plains Software Inc. to financial analysts here on Thursday.
First-quarter profits tumbled at two of Japan's largest electronics companies, NEC Corp. and Fujitsu Ltd., as they were hit by sharp declines in several business areas, the companies reported Friday. The two also revised down their financial predictions for the coming months.
The Australian government has given high-level assurances to Singapore Telecommunications Ltd. (SingTel) that it supports the company's A$17 billion (US$8.65 billion) takeover bid for local carrier Cable & Wireless Optus Ltd. (CWO), according to the Friday edition of The Australian newspaper.
The Sircam computer virus eluded Symantec Corp.'s corporate and consumer Norton Anti-Virus products, because the first software update Symantec created to combat Sircam failed to detect the virus through e-mail scanning at the gateway and desktop.
Seven major wireless companies have offered to pay NextWave Telecom Inc. as much as US$5 billion for its wireless licenses in a gamble to retain control of nationwide spectrum for which they bid more than $15 billion in January.
Global Internet company Terra Lycos SA is shifting to a one-vendor IT strategy, signing on with IBM Corp. for hardware and support for the next two years and replacing equipment and software now supplied by Sun Microsystems Inc. and Compaq Computer Corp.
McDermott International Inc., a New Orleans-based energy services and engineering company, today confirmed that it plans to drop what was supposed to be a 10-year-old global IT outsourcing deal with AT&T Corp.'s professional services unit and take back control of the technology operations just two years after signing the contract.
The Asia-Pacific region's fixed-line telecommunications services market will grow by 9 per cent annually over the next five years, to be worth US$208 billion in the year 2005, according to a report from Gartner.
In a move that takes advantage of Microsoft's ongoing legal troubles with the US government, America Online (AOL) is offering to pay PC manufacturers to prominently display marketing messages for its Internet service on the Windows operating system desktop, the Washington Post reported Thursday.
Seven years ago, Air Canada took what at the time was an unusual step and decided to outsource all of its IT operations to IBM. Now, the company is making IBM its partner, hoping to recoup some of its expenses in developing airline-specific technology.
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