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After an six-week trial in federal court, the former Massachusetts Speaker of the House Salvatore F. DiMasi, once one of the state’s most powerful politicians, was convicted Wednesday of trading $17.5 million worth of state contracts for kickbacks from Cognos, the Canadian BI shop that...
Acer, the world’s third-largest PC maker, says it’s going to write off $150 million in inventories in Europe and on accounts receivable in Spain after an internal audit found unidentified “abnormalities in terms of channel inventory.” It may be aging, unexciting widgetry. Acer chairma...
Convicted hedge fund felon Raj Rajaratnam wants the presiding judge in his months-long trial on insider trading charges to throw out the verdict that could send him to jail for a very long time. On Wednesday his lawyers renewed a motion to have him acquitted and his slate wiped clean...
Beset by a flagging consumer business and the bottom falling out of the public sector on which it’s ever so dependent coupled with competitive pressures, market share losses and pricing challenges in its core business, industry bellwether Cisco, the overextended networking giant, said ...
Intel Wednesday disclosed that it has perfected – and will be able to mass produce – a new kind of transistor for the first time in the 50-odd years since the computer’s basic building block was invented. It said the breakthrough, which basically puts a fin-like second story on the h...
One of the jurors in the high-profile Rajaratnam case has dropped out for medical reasons and has been replaced by one of the alternates, CNBC reported Wednesday morning. It will pretty much mean starting over again. The jury is already a week into deliberations over whether hedge ...
A New York federal jury got the Raj Rajaratnam insider trading case Monday around noon and so far no decision. It did ask for a bunch of the government wiretaps to be replayed on Tuesday and Wednesday and it’s supposed to deliberate for a few hours on Friday, then resume again Monday...
Lawson Software suckered the punters who had bid its stock up over 13 bucks a share in the last six weeks in anticipation of a bidding war or a sweetener after privately held Infor – now run by former Oracle president Chuck Phillips – put $11.25 a share on the table late at night the F...
A New York federal jury got the Raj Rajaratnam insider trading case Monday around noon. The alleged ringleader of a virtual syndicate using inside information to make illegal trades in a litany of high-tech stocks, the billionaire founder of the Galleon hedge fund is the only one of ...
Whether Microsoft has to pay little i4i what must now be about $300 million on interest alone for infringing its XML patent is now in the lap of the eight Supreme Court justices who heard oral arguments in the closely watched case Monday. As the Seattle Times says, it “could potentia...
Less than three weeks after Acer’s CEO and president Gianfranco Lanci quit in a disagreement with the board over what to do about the company’s flagging PC business, it has named Jim Wong president and also made him responsible for developing the mobile devices Acer needs to ward off A...
Serial entrepreneur Ron Wiener, whose Venture Mechanics venture arm incubated Swiss Post’s digitized postal mail partner Earth Class Mail, has spent the last couple of years putting together a new parcel carrier meant to challenge FedEx, UPS and the USPS in delivering B2C packages from...
Intel emerged from the first quarter whole, intact and justifiably giddy – despite the Sandy Bridge chipset recall, the supposed drop in PC shipments, the mobile challenge and the supply chain crisis in Japan – bragging Tuesday of record sales and earnings in a historically soft quarte...
Samsung is selling its money-losing hard drive business to Seagate Technology for about $1.375 billion, half stock, half cash, with Samsung winding up with about 9.6% of Seagate and a seat on the board. The sector is said to be another victim of the flash-bearing iPad and its ilk, wh...
PC shipments unexpectedly went down rather than up in the first quarter. Both Gartner and IDC promised they would be up as the economy improved. They were both fooled. IDC promised a modest 1.5% gain. Instead its data said demand dropped 3.2% to 80.5 million units worldwide. Gart...
Intel has trotted out its latest 32nm Westmere-EX or E7 Xeons, which support up to 10 cores connected by a ring bus and are supposed to deliver up to 40% better performance than the eight-core Nehalem-EX chips they replace. Amusingly the things are considered so powerful they’re pitt...
Albert Einstein is arguably one of the most intelligent people who have ever lived. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to chat with him about business intelligence? I have. Mr. Einstein, thank you for taking the time to talk to me today. I work for a business intelligence ...
Texas Instruments said Monday after the market closed that it’s going to buy rival National Semiconductor for about $6.5 billion cash. Chip groupie Nathan Brookwood called it simply “the passing of an era.” TI is offering 25 bucks a share for the analog chipmaker, a hefty 78% premiu...
Mentor Graphics’ board Monday unanimously rejected Carl Icahn’s month-old offer to buy the joint for $1.9 billion, which translates into $17 a share. It says it’s too little. It also said that “Icahn’s proposal that Mentor put itself up for sale to a strategic buyer entails significa...
Trying to get its arms around the possible component shortages, postponed product launches, higher parts prices and the impact of iPad 2 on laptops, Barclays Capital has cut its PC growth projection for 2011 from 8% to 5% as a result of the disasters in Japan and weaker-than-expected d...
Intel spokesman Chuck Mulloy said late Tuesday that, despite the carnage in Japan, the semiconductor giant’s alternate supply chain remains intact and that Intel will be able supply all its customers. Whether its Japanese customers can take delivery and whether Intel will be able to mo...
Ex-McKinsey higher-up-turned-government witness Anil Kumar, who was paid millions by Raj Rajaratnam for inside information on his clients, testified at Rajaratnam’s trial Monday that Rajaratnam told him in 2008 that his value as an AMD source had been “diminished” because another of hi...
Former AMD CEO Hector Ruiz and former IBM server chief Robert Moffat are both on the long list of witnesses who may or may not be called in the government’s case against Galleon hedge founder Raj Rajaratnam. Ruiz, who was forced to resign as chairman of Globalfoundries, AMD’s spun-ou...
Intel launched its long-in-coming Light Peak widgetry Thursday, renaming the new high-speed bi-directional 10 GBps connection technology Thunderbolt. By comparison UBS 3.0 tops out at 5 Gb/s and the more common UBS 2.0 can only do 480 Mbps. As widely bruited, Apple is its earliest ...
Data Base solutions AG (DBS) in Switzerland calculates that European mainframe sites pay IBM 500 million euros – that’s $650 million – more than they have to every year because of a gimmick that has ironically been dubbed IBM’s “generosity factor.” That, it figures, is two euros or $...
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"New infrastructure and operations technologies such as cloud services and virtualization ... were selected by CIOs the most often and are the top-two technologies for 2011," said Mark McDonald, group vice president and head of research for Gartner Executive Programs, as the results we...
You too might someday be able to make a buck or two off of the patent racket. The not-quite-two-year-old San Francisco start-up, RPX Corporation, which is apparently making a killing selling patent troll insurance, has filed to go public. It’s looking to raise $100 million so it can...
Cloud Expo, Inc. announced on Thursday that Cloud Expo 2011 New York, the 8th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, will take place June 6-9, 2011, at the Javits Center in New York City. The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world’s leading Cloud-...
The Server System Infrastructure Forum (SSI), an industry group driving server form factor standards, has released its Micro Module Server Specification 1.0. Apparently Quanta and Tyan are basing some unseen products on the server board and system interface spec. Intel’s got a hand in ...
SGI is out selling a junior version of the classic shipping container that companies have taken to using for data centers. Since it’s not your ISO standard 20- or 40-foot container it won’t be as easy or cheap to haul around. They don’t stack neatly on each other or on their bigger b...
The United States Supreme Court Monday agreed to hear Microsoft’s long-shot appeal of the i4i decision that dunned Microsoft $290 million for willfully infringing the little Canadian company’s custom XML patent and forced Microsoft to change Word under threat of injunction. “A decisio...
AMD started shipping its very first hard-won Fusion chips to OEMs Tuesday. Those are the long-promised widgets that mate CPUs and DirectX11-compatible GPUs on a single die made possible by the company’s crippling $5.4 billion acquisition of ATI Technologies in 2006. It’s not clear wh...
Although it won’t be official until the Top 500 list comes out in November, but it looks like the fastest computer in the world at the moment by Linpack benchmarks is a 2.5 petaflops (theoretically 4.7 petaflops) beast called Tianhe-1A built by the Chinese out of 7,168 Nvidia Tesla M20...
A district court judge Wednesday approved Dell’s $100 million settlement with SEC for inflating its earnings. That means that Michael Dell and ex-Dell CEO Kevin Rollins will also be writing personal checks for $4 million each to cover the fines they agreed to pay because they never t...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the 8th International Cloud Expo will take place June 6-9, 2011, in New York City. The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world's leading Cloud-focused event and is held three times a year, in New York, Silicon Valley and ...
In the midst of one of the diciest global economies in generations, with whole countries going bust, Intel has delivered the single best quarter in its 42-year history. The news sparked the tech sector and an erratic Wall Street in general.
The Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation for the state of Maryland needed a better way to complete their data transfer and XML translation tasks on the IBM i. GoAnywhere Director met all their requirements and continues to overcome every challenge as Federal and State Laws an...
Managing an application release and its distribution is a complex piece of the development process. A release may pass every test in QA, then quickly go haywire when in production. Components can get left behind, destination targets are missed or files get installed in the wrong locati...


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