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Having found a bunch of Android-based Samsung widgets violate four Apple patents, the US International Trade Commission has ordered the giant Korean company to post a bond worth 88% of its US smartphones sales as well as 32.5 % of its media player and 37.6% of its tablet sales if it wa...
“We provide the solution for Budget2Pay, so anything to do with spend management within organizations so you have a clear vision of everything that is going on in your company,” explained Harm Poelen, Managing Director of 20/20 vision Europe, in this SYS-CON.tv interview with Cloud Exp...
“Racemi is like a moving company – once someone has decided they are going to a private cloud, or a public cloud, we’re the company they call,” stated Lawrence Guillory, CEO of Racemi, in this SYS-CON.tv interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 11th International...
automation and revenue performance management software. It’s agreed to pay $23.50 a share, a 31% premium over Eloqua’s close Wednesday. Oracle said it would lay out $871 net of Eloqua’s cash. It seems we might figure about $811 million. Eloqua, which got started in 2000, only IPO’d ...
The US Patent and Trademark Office, which has been re-examining Apple’s pinch-to-zoom patent (US No 7,844,915) presumably at Samsung’s behest, said Wednesday that all 21of its claims are invalid on the basis of prior art, specifically for anticipation and obviousness. It’s a prelimin...
Europe’s antitrust czar Joaquin Almunia disclosed Thursday that the European Commission is about to charge Samsung with antitrust violations over its use of standards-essential patents (SEPs) in its litigation with Apple. He told a press conference in Brussels that the agency would h...
Google is going to sell Motorola’s set-top box business to the Arris Group, a cable equipment maker. The cash-and-stock deal is valued at about $2.35 billion, which should repay Google part of the $12.5 billion it spent on MMI supposedly for its IP. Google has been shopping the bus...
Samsung said Tuesday that it will drop its attempts to get Apple products banned anywhere in Europe using its standards-essential patents (SEPs). It’s not dropping its infringement suits, but will limit its SEP claims to monetary damages. It will still seek injunctions for Apple’s al...
Neelie Kroes, European Commissioner for Digital Agenda, presented today at the Open Source Conference 2012 the three ways the European Union (EU) is supporting Open ICT systems, namely open-source, open-procurement, and open-data. Mrs. Kroes outlines the huge benefits of open-source an...
Google couldn’t have picked a prettier time to release the upgraded version of Google Maps for iOS it’s been working on since Apple kicked it off the iPhone and iPad in September in favor of its own dodgy Apple Maps that couldn’t find the Eiffel Tower, utterly embarrassed the company, ...
AIG International Group is among IT leaders who are improving performance of their services to deliver better experiences and payoffs for businesses and end-users alike. Many organizations are now focusing more on the user experience and the business benefits and less on pure technolo...
This is the book for anyone looking to get started with Visual Studio 2012 Professional. Over the years Visual Studio has become a sizable integrated development environment. The Ultimate version combined with Team Foundation Server (TFS) is a beast. This book only covers the Professio...
Kodak might finally get to unload its 1,100 digital imaging patents. It’s been struggling for months to get somebody to take them off its hand so it can get out of bankruptcy jail. But it will have to settle for less than the $2.6 billion it hoped for after Nortel got that astrono...
A Mexican court told Yahoo Friday that it owes $2.7 billion in a breach of contract, breach of promise and lost profits suit arising from contracts related to a Yellow Pages telephone listings service. It’s apparently not a final decision. The verdict was issued by the 49th Civil C...
Apple and Samsung were back in district court in California Thursday. Samsung wants the jury verdict finding it ripped off the iPhone overturned or the $1.05 billion judgment against it reduced. It’s one of the largest decisions ever in an IP case. Apple, which says its future depen...
Google last week canned the cloud-delivered Google Apps that have been free for individuals and businesses groups of 10 users or less. All businesses of any size will now have to pay $50 a person a year, or $5 a month per person, for the premium Google Apps for Business service. ...
Dave DeWalt, who sold McAfee to Intel for $7.7 billion last year, more than Intel has ever paid for an acquisition, has been named CEO of the fast-growing security start-up FireEye, which he figures to take public next year while he focuses on growth over profitability. FireEye lets ...
John McAfee, 67, the tattooed gun-toting founder of McAfee, the namesake antivirus house now owned by Intel, turned up in Guatemala this week still on the run from Belize police seeking to question him about the shooting death of his neighbor only to be arrested by Guatemala’s immigrat...
Compuware Corporation on Wednesday announced that REALTECH AG is incorporating Compuware APM – dynaTrace Data Center Real User Monitoring (DC RUM) – into the latest release of its IT service management software, theGuard! Service Management Center. This will enable REALTECH to enhance ...
EMC and VMware confirmed Tuesday that they’re reshuffling their assets and forming a so-called cloud and Big Data “virtual organization” called the Pivotal Initiative under EMC’s chief strategy officer, VMware’s former CEO Paul Martiz. VMware is contributing Cloud Foundry, SpringSour...
Google has bought Ontario-based BufferBox, a service for delivering e-commerce goods to physical kiosks. Terms were not disclosed. It lets online shoppers pick up parcels at grocery and convenience stores in the Toronto area. Google means to transition its product search to a paid comm...
Google’s got Amazon Web Services and Rackspace / OpenStack in its sights. It’s upgrading its young Infrastructure-as-a-Service Compute Engine, still in preview, and piling on 36 new types of server configurations with different virtual cores, memory and disk types, up from the four ba...
Microsoft says it’s sold 40 million licenses to its new touchscreen-adapted Windows 8 operating system that hit general availability a month ago. It’s reportedly outpacing Windows 7 in terms of upgrades. For what it’s worth, Microsoft also said there were more apps in the Windows S...
Apple has reportedly fired Richard Williamson, the NeXT legacy who botched the mission-critical maps program that replaced the Google Maps program Apple used to offer on its widgets. Apple wanted Google Maps off its iPads and iPhones because it loathes Google and its Android operatin...
A Mexican court told Yahoo Friday that it owes $2.7 billion in a breach of contract, breach of promise and lost profits suit arising from contracts related to a Yellow Pages telephone listings service. It’s apparently not a final decision.
A short ungrammatical misspelled press release put out on PRWeb Monday morning and jumped on by the AP and TechCrunch because it claimed that Google had paid $400 million for Rhode Island-based public hotspot provider ICOA proved to be a hoax. The company’s pink sheets stock sells fo...
US Attorney General Eric Holder has named Renata Hesse acting head of Justice Department’s Antitrust Division to replace departing chief Joseph Wayland. Hesse was the lead lawyer in the remedies phase of DOJ’s antitrust suit against Microsoft and she also involved in trying to stop Ora...
Intel CEO and president Paul Otellini, 62, has apparently tired of beating back the dragons that periodically threaten to devour the company and has decided to retire early. Intel CEOs have all previously stepped down when they were 65, when retirement is mandatory, with their design...
Loss-making Nokia Tuesday introduced a cloud map service called Here. It means it to be one of five businesses including smartphones, basic phones, patents and cellular infrastructure that will help it get back on its feet. Its map customers include Amazon, Rand McNally, Bing, Daim...
Qualcomm and Intel are apparently considering rescuing Sharp and its LCDs from the gutter by investing upwards of $378 million in the joint, not enough money to salvage the place. Japan’s Kyodo News said Intel might be persuaded to invest $378 million-$500 million in the company. It ...
Dropbox has doubled the size of its user base to 100 million from a year ago. It also says a billion files are saved in Dropbox every 24 hours. It may be close to $500 million in revenues but rival Workshare, which eschews the freemium model, sniffs that paying users are distinctly dif...
QLogic on Thursday announced that its 2600 Series Fibre Channel adapters will be used as part of Dell solutions to deliver an end-to-end 16Gb Fibre Channel storage area networks (SANs). QLogic adapters will provide 16Gb Fibre Channel connectivity for Dell 12th Generation PowerEdge(TM) ...
FTC chairman Jonathan Leibowitz is reportedly pressing Google to put acceptable remedies on the table in the next couple of days or face an antitrust suit for abusing its Internet dominance in the next week or two. Bloomberg says it was told by unnamed sources that the FTC wants to r...
John McAfee, the man who started the antivirus company named for him, is wanted for questioning by the Belize police in the gunshot murder of his next-door neighbor, fellow American expatriate, Gregory Faull, a 52-year-old retired builder. According to the police record published by ...
The bad blood between Apple and Samsung is evidently getting worse. Samsung recently hiked the price of the so-called application processors it builds for Apple’s widgets by a hefty 20%, according to the Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch, quoting a story Monday in the Korean-language...
The Browser Agent now supports all major versions of Internet Explorer (IE6 - IE10) and Firefox (FF 3.6, FF 4-FF 16). This allows you to test your web sites across all the different browser versions your real end users are using to access your site. With the built-in screenshot capabil...
Microsoft is having a déjà vu moment. It’s in the soup again with the European Commission and is expecting a hefty fine that could theoretically reach 10% of its annual revenues, or $7 billion, something the EC has never done before but then the EC has never met a recidivist like Mic...
Google is reportedly courting an antitrust charge by the US Federal Trade Commission because of its insistence that Microsoft and Apple pay gouging royalties for Motorola Mobility’s standards-essential patents. The Wall Street Journal said Friday that Google “is weighing whether to s...
If people really don’t like negative political ads, why aren’t they sick of companies behaving like spoilers and trying to step on each other’s announcements? Google apparently can’t stand the thought of Apple and Microsoft unveiling products without it putting its two cents in. It’s...
Revlon's comprehensive cloud has matured, and the benefits from aggressively embracing the cloud have evolved into positive consequences for their data architecture. When you think of Revlon, we're global and we have a huge application portfolio. As we put everything on our cloud and...


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