Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Carl Icahn has put in writing the wrath he expressed to a newspaper Tuesday regarding unsealed court documents that allege Yahoo leaders failed to protect shareholders' best interests by actively trying to sabotage Microsoft's acquisition bid. ...continue reading 'Icahn fires off scathing letter to Yahoo directors'
Toshiba on Wednesday introduced laptops powered by the new Puma-based processors recently announced by Advanced Micro Devices. ...continue reading 'Toshiba launches first laptops with new AMD chips'
Microsoft received a mixed ruling in the latest round of lawsuits between it and Alcatel-Lucent. ...continue reading 'Microsoft Microsoft gets mixed ruling in latest Alcatel-Lucent case'
As startups and established players strive to develop Google-killer search technology, conceptual differences in their approaches make for interesting discussion. ...continue reading 'Jimmy Wales unimpressed with Powerset's Wikipedia search'
Verizon Wireless is considering an acquisition of wireless provider Alltel Corp. in a deal that would be valued at about $27 billion, according to a Wall Street Journal report late Wednesday. ...continue reading 'Report: Verizon Wireless eyes Alltel purchase'
Microsoft plans to add to the next version of its developer suite for teams the ability to visually model the architecture of an application and validate it against application code, the company said at TechEd this week. ...continue reading 'Microsoft to aid developer teams with modeling'
Yahoo will hold its annual shareholder meeting on Aug. 1, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. ...continue reading 'Yahoo will hold annual shareholder meeting on Aug. 1'
Europe's highest court will hear a trademark infringement suit concerning Google's keyword advertising system, a case that ventures into an untested area of law that could impact the company's lucrative ad revenue. ...continue reading 'Google, Louis Vuitton face off in trademark spat'
In a bid to remove hard drives from servers, Sun on Tuesday announced that it will offer solid-state drives (SSDs) later this year as a replacement for spinning disk drives. ...continue reading 'Sun aims to flood servers with solid-state drives'
Microsoft Tuesday confirmed that Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) omits a critical security update issued by the company in November 2006. ...continue reading 'Windows XP SP3 omits critical security update'
Yahoo opened up on Wednesday the application programming interface (API) to its Address Book service, so that external developers can build applications that use Yahoo members' lists of contacts. ...continue reading 'Yahoo releases Address Book API'
Customers of a number of leading CRM (customer relationship management) systems will be able to import large sets of company contact data at no charge through a service from data provider Jigsaw. ...continue reading 'CRM systems to get free company contact data'
Craigslist often relies on very simple mechanisms and the kindness of honest users to combat fraud on its pages, the site's founder said on Wednesday. ...continue reading 'Simplicity, shame work best in securing Craigslist'
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Yahoo has lost a battle to keep information about its operations confidential after a judge decided to unseal documents filed by shareholders suing the company over its handling of Microsoft's unsolicited acquisition offer. ...continue reading 'Shareholder lawsuit claims Yahoo derailed Microsoft bid'
It's fitting that Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates delivered his final publicly scheduled speech as a full-time Microsoft employee on Tuesday to a roomful of software developers. ...continue reading 'Gates bids adieu to developers'
Sun Microsystems' global head of sales and services, Don Grantham, has resigned from the company and is now senior vice president and chief sales officer at rival Hewlett-Packard. ...continue reading 'Don Grantham, Sun global sales head resigns, bound for HP'
Wikia Search, the open-source search engine that is the brainchild of Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, will begin letting anyone participate in building its index by adding, deleting and rating Web pages. 'This is a complete overhaul of everything,' said Wales. ...continue reading 'Wikia Search opens up to broad participation'
Microsoft has further extended the life of Windows XP so that computer makers can include the operating system on low-cost desktop PCs, the company announced at the Computex trade show on Tuesday. ...continue reading 'Microsoft extends XP deadline for low-cost PCs'
Taiwanese hardware makers expressed concern over a shortage of Intel's Atom processor, but Intel said production volumes will increase. ...continue reading 'Intel says Atom shortage will ease soon'
Microsoft Corp.'s Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) ships with an out-of-date version of Adobe's Flash Player that's vulnerable to recently-spotted attacks, according to Microsoft's support documentation. ...continue reading 'Windows XP SP3 includes vulnerable Flash Player'
Facebook is releasing as open-source software parts of its application development platform in order to make it easier for programmers to create applications for the social-networking site, the company announced Monday. ...continue reading 'Facebook open sources parts of its app development platform'
A U.S. citizen has been arrested in Singapore for allegedly insulting a judge in an e-mail. ...continue reading 'U.S. citizen arrested in Singapore for e-mail insult'
Ramping up its efforts to build search market share, Microsoft signed a deal to embed a Live Search toolbar on all Hewlett-Packard consumer PCs in North America starting next year. ...continue reading 'Microsoft, HP do search deal for PCs'
Microsoft is disputing that its CardSpace authentication management technology can be hacked despite a research paper that outlines a proof-of-concept attack. ...continue reading 'Microsoft: CardSpace attack works but was too rigged'
Adobe on Monday is set to unveil the next version of its Adobe Acrobat software, which adds support for the company's Flash multimedia technology. The company also plans to launch a new Web site offering users free hosted services for document creation, sharing and storage. ...continue reading 'Adobe launches hosted services, adds Flash to Acrobat'
The Planet.com Internet Services Inc. hopes to have all 9,000 of its servers in its Houston data center back online later Monday night following a blast that shut down the facility on Saturday afternoon. ...continue reading 'Explosion has data center scrambling, users venting'
The Web site for the Phoenix Mars Mission, NASA's most recent arrival on the Red Planet, was hacked over the weekend by a Turkish crew, according to a defacement database. ...continue reading 'Hackers hit Mars lander's Web site'