Despite criticism of its actions from high-profile political figures, the Department of Justice is standing firm on its settlement with three publishers in the DoJ’s lawsuit against Apple and five publishers accusing them of conspiring against common enemy Amazon.
Rumors of a VMware/EMC spin-off are “completely unfounded,” according to a company executive, who sees little chance that VMware will change its approach to cloud computing during its current transition in leadership.
Despite notching its first-ever quarterly loss, Microsoft’s fourth-quarter results beat analyst expectations, giving the software giant some breathing room as it heads into a year of major change.
Google+ is growing up.
The fledgling social media platform, which has increasingly been seen as more of a threat to Facebook and Twitter, just took another step towards social media maturity with the release of some new hooks to let other social media management tools connect directly to Google’s social network.
The world’s first software-defined network (SDN) is one step closer to being launched, as more than 300 network engineers gather at Stanford University this week to prepare an OpenFlow 100G Ethernet SDN within the research project known as Internet2.
New evidence is emerging that organizations across many industries are simply not ready for the challenges of big data. Oracle has released two new reports that add hard numbers to mounting concerns about the problems big companies face when dealing with data.
Here’s what we know: After four years as CEO of VMware, Paul Maritz is being replaced by EMC COO Pat Gelsinger. But is there more to the story?
The European Commission is starting a new antitrust investigation into allegations that Microsoft has reneged on a 2009 deal with the EC to offer users a choice of browsers – a self-admitted mistake that could cost the software vendor in fines and reputation.
Cable TV may be in for a rude awakening from the dream-like hold it has managed to keep over consumers all these years. Recent content provider disputes among DirecTV and Viacom, along with legal decisions allowing websites like Aereo to stream broadcast TV, are putting the industry’s revenue model in serious risk.
In a rare but telling change of heart, Apple has reversed its decision to remove 39 of its products from the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) registry. The move came in response to withering public criticism and warnings that many government entities would stop buying Apple products.
Reports are flying that Office 2013 may be officially revealed as early as Monday, July 16, when Microsoft tries to keep its most valuable source of revenue relevant to the mobile users it craves and the desktop users it still needs.
Apple is getting ready to release its latest and greatest version of OS X, Mountain Lion, possibly as early as next week. But owners of older 64-bit Macs will be left out. Here’s how to find out if your machine is Mountain Lion-ready.
A self-aggrandized breach of nearly 450,000 Yahoo Voices account passwords Wednesday has troubling implications for data security practices during corporate acquisitions of Web service providers. The Yahoo Voices service includes content from the company’s 2011 purchase of Associated Content.
Apple devices have become increasingly difficult to take apart for service and recycling. The company has removed 39 of its products from a global registry of environmentally friendly devices. The move may prevent the company’s hardware from being purchased by a wide variety of customers – including the U.S. federal government.
In one of life’s surprises, placeholder text for one lawyer’s small self-improvement project may end up leading to the creation of a significant new free software license.
A new bill is about to be officially introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives that would resurrect some unsavory aspects of the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) that sparked widespread protests last winter.
In an effort to combat anti-homosexual laws that exist in many of the countries in which Google does business, the search engine giant has launched a new “Legalise Love” campaign in conjunction with the Global LGBT Workplace Summit held in London this past weekend. Google has also taken stands on myriad other issues, from piracy to…
In an effort to remind its partners of what Microsoft has done for them lately, the software giant has announced when Windows 8 will be released to manufacturers.
Perceptive Pixel, the outfit behind the infamous “Magic Wall” displays trotted out every U.S. Election Day on the cable news networks, is now a Microsoft company. But Perceptive Pixel’s software – not hardware – could be the key to the deal.
After teasing the world with portents that “search & discovery in @twitter set to change forever,” Twitter’s big announcement came and went with a lot of observers left holding a big bag of disappointment.