Stories by Nancy Gohring

Google and Oracle negotiate potential damages

In the runup to the trial date for their dispute over whether Google's Android mobile OS infringes on Oracle's Java patents, Google and Oracle are negotiating over potential damages.

Written by Nancy Gohring29 March 12 06:47

DotCloud adds vertical scaling to its PaaS offering

DotCloud has become the latest platform-as-a-service provider to add features typically associated with infrastructure-as-a-service offerings, this time by enabling vertical scaling, the company said Tuesday.

Written by Nancy Gohring27 March 12 23:08

HTC shutting down Sense backup services

HTC plans to shut down its cloud backup services on April 30 in preparation for the launch of "new and improved services," it said on its website.

Written by Nancy Gohring27 March 12 08:04

Facebook reportedly buys IBM patents

Facebook has reportedly acquired patents from IBM, a move that could help it shore up defenses against new patent infringement lawsuits ahead of its IPO.

Written by Nancy Gohring23 March 12 14:01

T-Mobile to lay off nearly 2,000 call center workers

A T-Mobile call center consolidation will cost 1,900 people their jobs, as the company works through a restructuring following the failure of AT&T's proposed acquisition of the smaller operator.

Written by Nancy Gohring23 March 12 09:22

AWS deal improves Eucalyptus' chances at enterprises

Eucalyptus has become far more attractive to enterprises wishing to build private clouds, now that the number-one cloud provider -- Amazon Web Services -- has thrown its weight behind the software company.

Written by Nancy Gohring23 March 12 06:16

'NoOps' debate grows heated

The dust-up over the term "NoOps" escalated this week, with high-profile IT executives from Netflix and Etsy issuing dueling blog posts about the evolution of IT organizations.

Written by Nancy Gohring21 March 12 11:35

Analyst: One in 10 tablets sold has a cellular connection

It's clear that people are willing to pay for new tablets, but it's also clear that they aren't yet ready to take on the fee for cellular connectivity to it, according to an analyst.

Written by Nancy Gohring21 March 12 06:24

Payment now issued, Google tells frustrated developers

Google on Friday morning posted a brief, apologetic message on a forum filled with angry comments from app developers who haven't been paid for sales of their Android apps.

Written by Nancy Gohring17 March 12 05:33

Public safety sees opportunity, pitfalls in social media

Law enforcement agencies are looking for ways to mine social media to look for threats, but those speaking at a conference on Wednesday suggested that an equally important issue might be trying to control authorities who are causing problems by their use of Twitter, Facebook and other such applications.

Written by Nancy Gohring16 March 12 06:26

Shrinking budgets spur creativity in public safety IT

Shrinking budgets have driven many public safety organizations to focus on wringing value out of existing IT implementations and take a close look at whether new technologies actually make sense.

Written by Nancy Gohring15 March 12 06:19

Motorola, HTC, Samsung and others face antitrust suit

A company that controls 100 patents has filed an antitrust complaint against Motorola, LG, Samsung, Dell and HTC, saying that they have conspired to refuse to negotiate with the company.

Written by Nancy Gohring15 March 12 04:59

Yahoo sues Facebook over 10 patents

Yahoo is accusing Facebook of copying a range of technologies that the flagging search company invented, in a lawsuit that alleges the social media giant infringes 10 patents.

Written by Nancy Gohring13 March 12 07:39