Stories by George A. Chidi Jr

Lotus teams with Ericsson, Nokia for Notes

IBM subsidiary Lotus Development announced an agreement with cellular phone makers L.M. Ericsson Telephone and Nokia on Thursday to put a mobile version of Lotus Notes and Lotus Domino on cell phones and other wireless devices by year's end.

MS preps security features for next version of IE

The next version of the Internet Explorer Web browser will integrate new privacy protocols, giving Web surfers more control over what kinds of cookies to accept, according to a Microsoft Corp. release on Wednesday.

Citrix buys Sequoia for US$184 million

Citrix Systems Inc. will buy Sequoia Software Corp. for US$184.6 million in cash, paying $5.64 per Sequoia share, the two companies announced Wednesday. Sequoia makes XML-based software for building Web portals.

IBM makes portal play

IBM Corp. on Wednesday unveiled a portal server and portal building applications for businesses.

FBI names new chief for computer security division

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced the appointment of a new chief for the National Infrastructure and Computer Intrusion Program, the office responsible for protecting the nation's computer networks against hackers and cyber-terrorists.

Startup builds low-power audio-video chip

A Silicon Valley startup this week said it has developed a low-power processor for handheld gadgets that is capable of coding and decoding both MP3 audio and MPEG-4 video files.

Intel, IBM ally for wireless development

Intel will use IBM's embedded software in Intel's Personal Internet Client Architecture (Intel PCA) for wireless devices and other Internet appliances, the companies announced Tuesday.

Symantec launches new version of Net security suite

Internet security company Symantec Corp. unveiled a consumer security suite that lets users know if someone else pokes around their computers, screens outgoing data for personal information and can operate in a 'stealth mode' to hide from hackers.

Rambus wins one, loses one in pre-trial moves

Memory designer Rambus Inc. earned a reprieve Friday in its battle with the German chip maker Infineon Technologies AG -- a three-week delay of its patent infringement suit to complete evidence-discovery and to depose Infineon's chief executive officer.

Broadwing, Internap join forces with Akamai

IP (Internet Protocol) services and hosting company Broadwing Communications and intelligent routing service company Internap Network Services Corp., announced agreements Thursday with content delivery services company Akamai Technologies each pledging to resell Akamai services.

Motorola to lay off 7,000

Motorola, Inc. announced job cuts of 7,000 positions in its personal communications sector on Tuesday, citing continuing deterioration in the mobile handset market. Motorola has cut or outsourced about 16,000 jobs in the last six months.

Transmeta releases 'Midori' Linux

Low-power microprocessor maker Transmeta Corp. released its version of the Mobile Linux operating system, Midori Linux, as open-source code Tuesday, to allow industry-wide input for further development of the OS, the company announced.

Troubled Iridium expands ISP ties, services

Satellite communications provider Iridium Satellite LLC has partnered with 13 service providers and unveiled a customer-response center Thursday in its bid to resurrect its financially-troubled satellite phone business.