Thursday, April 05, 2007
Software AG to buy webMethods ... Nokia makes $20M payment to Qualcomm
News: Software AG to buy webMethods for $546 million
News: Nokia makes $20M payment to Qualcomm for patents
News: Microsoft e-mail upgrade glitchy for some
News: Google delivers maps mashup tool for non-techies
Hot jobs: Program manager
ITwhirled: Giving due praise to famous pranks
Podcast: Apple offers quad-core 3GHz Xeon systems ... Microsoft wanted Vista SP1 details removed from site ... AMD to ship 3GHz dual-core Opteron chips
Software AG to buy webMethods for $546 million
Software AG has agreed to buy SOA vendor webMethods Inc. for $546 million in cash, the companies announced Thursday.
Nokia makes $20M payment to Qualcomm for patents
Nokia said Thursday that it has paid Qualcomm $20 million to license some of its patents related to 3G mobile phones through the second quarter of 2007. The two companies are in the process of renegotiating a patent licensing agreement that expires on April 9.
Microsoft e-mail upgrade glitchy for some
Some of the beta testers for Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Live Hotmail service are getting an increase in storage, but the extra capacity isn't being introduced as smoothly as some of them might hope.
Google delivers maps mashup tool for non-techies
Google Inc. has created a tool to let non-technical users create Google Maps mashups, extending this capability beyond the realm of software developers.
Google to build $600M data center in South Carolina
Google Inc. plans to invest $600 million in a new data center in South Carolina, the state government said on Wednesday. The new data center will be built on a 210 hectare site at the Mt. Holly Commerce Park in Berkeley County near Charleston.
Researcher has new attack for embedded devices
Barnaby Jack, a security researcher at Juniper Networks Inc. says he plans to demonstrate a new class of attack that can be used to compromise electronic devices like routers or mobile phones.
Nintendo again revises earnings outlook higher
Japan's Nintendo Co. Ltd. has revised its full-year earnings outlook higher for the second time. The Kyoto-based company said strong sales of its Nintendo DS handheld game device and software for the machine would help push sales for the year to ¥966 billion.
Video of Thai King removed from YouTube
The government of Thailand blocked access to the YouTube Web site on Wednesday because of a video that it deemed insulting to the nation's revered monarch.
Hot jobs: Program manager
A decade ago, most IT initiatives could be undertaken as single projects. Not anymore. The reason: the complexity of IT resources and assets and their impact on a company's business operations. IT initiatives today often require a programmatic approach to ensure proper execution and coordination. This is where the program manager steps in. Program managers are experts in structured frameworks for provision of IT services and in methods for managing processes. Using a disciplined approach, they define needs, establish budgets and manage progress.
Giving due praise to famous pranks
Did the Swedes really believe that their black-and-white televisions could be turned into color sets by the use of pantyhose? Did the Brits believe that spaghetti was grown in Switzerland? Celebrate April Fool's day by reading more.
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