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In her first public appearance Tuesday since her apotheosis Yahoo's new CEO Carol Bartz laid down terms. If there are going to be talks with Microsoft, they're going to be private, not in the press, a perimeter she's apparently already communicated to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
Microsoft went into the Live Search reconstruction business last year and is now starting to test the rebranded Kumo.com redesign internally. Kumo is a codename that surfaced months ago. It’s unclear whether it will stick. BoomTown says the word means both spider and cloud in Japanese....
Intel and Dell have moved to snuff out the trademark claims of Psion Teklogix, the Ontario-based Anglo-Canadian concern that has been sending cease-and-desist letters to PC manufacturers, retailers, the media and bloggers since right before Christmas maintaining that it owns the word "...
Search Engines, especially Google, are emphasizing too much on showing local search results to searchers. They are of the view that localized search is supposed to be more relevant to searchers. But in this article I would like to share my view on this approach of Search Engines. What ...
Lanner Electronics, a designer and ODM manufacturer of advanced platforms for network security and other LAN/WAN applications, has announced the release of its miniature fanless network application platform – the Lanner FW-7522. Specifications for the FW-7522 include an onboard Intel C...
A wannabe B2B search engine company called TradeComet.com has sued Google for antitrust charging Google with predatory conduct aimed at driving it out of business by "imposing massive, unjustified price increases" on its keyword search rates.
uTest and AutomatedQA have announced that the two companies have formed a strategic partnership to offer a combined package of automated testing and community-based software testing services. The two companies will develop integrated features and services to enable uTest's community of...
Memopal has announced the release of Memopal Cloud Search, a new tool that simplifies and speeds online file search. Searching dozens and dozens of folders in your remote archive to find the document you need out of hundreds of thousands of other files may be difficult and time-onsumin...
IDC’s EMEA storage research team says that storage is “far less likely to experience spending cuts during these difficult economic times than other technologies such as PCs, printers, servers and networking equipment.” That is not to say there won’t be “a short-term shift towards tacti...
Google CEO Eric Schmidt, a high-profile adviser of Barack Obama, will effectively be crossing the aisle to advise Britain’s Tories on wresting control of the UK government from the ascendant but increasingly unpopular Labor Party in the next general election. Conservative Party leader ...
EUROstor has announced a new generation of ES-8700 iSCSI RAID systems, which, in addition to the already existing replication between two systems, also offers automatic failover. With this product, a cluster solution can be installed that fulfils the need for high availability. These i...
Raritan has introduced a flexible "neighborhood" configuration and other features to its CommandCenter Secure Gateway for managing IT equipment in data centers and branch offices. With the new neighborhood feature, multiple CC-SG units and the IT equipment connected to them can be mana...
Google wants Time Warner to spin off AOL into its own public company or buy back Google’s 5% let’s-keep-Microsoft-out stake in the joint at fair market value, a demand it’s justified in making by the terms of their three-year-old arrangement. Hard as it is to believe, when the deal was...
A February 12 online seminar presented by Comodo will tell e-merchants how to build their customer bases by increasing customer trust. The webinar will explain the basics of providing the secure website that online shoppers demand. It will also talk about ways to communicate security m...
After looking for a while there like a shoe-in, Symantec’s outgoing CEO John W Thompson is NOT going to be secretary of commerce in the Obama administration. Instead the new president crossed party lines again and picked Republican Senator Judd Gregg from New Hampshire. Presumably Mr. ...
"Our apologies to any of you who were inconvenienced this morning, and to site owners whose pages were incorrectly labelled," wrote Google Search VP Marissa Mayer yesterday, in a blogged explanation of the unfortunate fact than most Google searches conducted between 6:30AM-7:25AM PST o...
Saying its fallen prey to the downturn, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Silicon Valley’s star law firm, terminated 45 of its 660 lawyers and 68 staff including secretaries and paralegals on Monday. It’s also freezing associate salaries, according to The Recorder, which says that Vall...
Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz, there all of eight days and already sounding a bit like her predecessor Jerry Yang, said Tuesday that “I didn’t come here to sell the company.” The occasion was her first post-earnings conference call with Wall Street analysts. She didn’t exactly rule out selling...
Small and medium businesses (SMBs) in the Asia-Pacific excluding the Japan region will spend $6.5 billion more in 2009 compared with the year before. Chinese, Korean, and Indian SMBs make up more than 50% of Asia Pacific spending, according to a latest study by New York-based Access Ma...
Complaining that ad budgets have tightened by "hundreds of millions of dollars," and as part of its turnaround plan, now in year two, AOL is going to cut over 10% of its staff, about 700 people, skip pay raises this year and consolidate facilities in an attempt to contain costs. Most o...
Eighteen-month-old Lucid Imagination rose above the covering ground fog Tuesday to announce its existence as the first open source company to commercially support the Apache Lucene and Solr search technologies. The Java-based Lucene search library is one of the top 15 open source proje...
Microsoft has another reason to eat its liver. Google did fine in the fourth quarter. It did better than fine. Like Apple and IBM, it beat estimates in a lousy environment. According to CEO Eric Schmidt, “Search query growth was strong, revenues were up in most verticals, and we succes...
The founder of Satyam Computer Services Ltd, Ramalinga Raju, has been accused of inflating the number of people who work for the big Indian outsourcer by 13,000 to siphon off their phony wages. The company is supposed to have 53,000 people, less 2,000 who left recently. Authorities cla...
With demand sucking wind and an inventory stockpile still to sell, Intel said that it would shutter five manufacturing operations – two assembly test facilities in Malaysia and one in the Philippines as well as a 200mm wafer fabrication plant in Oregon and wafer production in Californi...
Circuit City Stores, the second-largest US consumer electronics chain, is going to liquidate its assets. It said Friday that efforts to sell or refinance its operations and keep its doors open had failed. It will now close its 567 remaining US shops and turn another 30,000 people out o...
According to Valleywag, the hit-or-miss gossip blog, Yahoo’s shiny new CEO Carol Bartz told an all-hands meeting her first day on the job that she’d dropkick to Mars anyone whose company gossip ended up on the blogs.
Authoria has announced the appointment of Joseph Kaddis, Jr. as vice president of sales. He brings 18 years of enterprise software industry sales experience, the majority of which has been spent in high-growth companies such as Microsoft and Hyperion, to this post. He joins Authoria wi...
"Let's give this company some friggin' breathing room." With those immortal words Carol Bartz, an apparently less-than-popular replacement for her altogether unpopular and incompetent predecessor Jerry Yang, ended her introduction to the press and Wall Street as Yahoo's new CEO Tuesday...
The Wall Street Journal thinks that this might be the week Yahoo finally names its long overdue replacement for CEO Jerry Yang and the latest name to surface as a possible is that of Autodesk executive chairman and former CEO Carol Bartz, a veteran of Sun and DEC and, like Steve Jobs, ...
Intel said Wednesday morning that its Q4 results, due out next week, are gonna be lousy – which won’t come as a surprise to anybody given all the warning signs; it was just a matter of how bad; now we know. Intel, a harbinger of how things are going throughout high tech, said revenue w...
The books of Satyam Computer Services Ltd, India’s fourth-largest outsourcer, are a tissue of lies – and have been for years – made up out of whole cloth by the company’s founder and chairman, Ramalinga Raju, and his younger brother, its managing director, Rama Raju. Unable to keep the...
Ireland has suffered through the British, the potato famine, mass migrations and now the latest blight – Dell, the country’s biggest exporter, accounting for 5% of its gross domestic product, deciding to pull up stakes and transfer all its EMEA manufacturing to its new factory in Polan...
Bob Muglia, a 21-year veteran at Microsoft, was named president of Microsoft’s Server and Tools Business (STB), a group he previously served as senior vice president. As head of the Server and Tools Business, Muglia, 49, is in charge of delivering on the vision of Dynamic IT, Microsoft...
Green Plug has developed digital technology enabling real-time collaboration between electronic devices and their power sources. The company’s green power components allow manufacturers to standardize on one universal power connector and eliminate environmental waste. Green Plug and In...
Last week the name of Arun Sarin, the former head of Vodafone, was being bandied about as a possible replacement for Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang. However, according to the Financial Times, Sarin has decided he doesn’t want the job. The paper said, “It is understood that one reason for his rej...
Google just did a very un-Googley thing. It pushed Chrome out of the beta nest. Chrome's only been in beta since September 2, something like a hundred days. And Google is famous for keeping widgetry in beta until the beta label turns yellow with age. Gmail, for instance, has been in be...
As Yahoo went around handing out ~1,500 pink slips and culling products and services Wednesday, California hedge fund Ivory Investment Management LP, which owns ~1.5% of Yahoo and probably wishes it didn’t, started pushing the company to do a search deal with Microsoft (like who isn’t?...
Oh, look. Google’s found another way to annoy the…to annoy Microsoft. This one’s called Native Client, a shiny new open source R&D project aimed at running fast x86 native code in web applications. It’s another way of going for the desktop’s jugular and, paired with Google Gears and Go...
The Business Cycle Dating Committee of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a private non-profit research organization that determines such things based on broad and more precise measurements than most, said Monday that the U.S. is in a recession and has been since the beginning o...
The job of running Microsoft’s flagging Google counter-offensive – which has lain like a fallow field since Kevin Johnson left the company in July to become CEO of Juniper Networks, having been foiled in buying Yahoo – has been filled. As widely suspected lately, Microsoft is bringing ...