Satyam turns to YouTube to get its message across

Indian outsourcer Satyam Computer Services is turning to YouTube to get its own message across to viewers worldwide in the wake of the financial crisis in the company.

Written by John Ribeiro28 Jan. 09 08:00

White House e-mail crashes

The tech-savvy Obama White House is suffering the inconvenience and embarrassment of an e-mail crash that has lasted several hours Monday afternoon, according to published reports.

Written by Tim Greene28 Jan. 09 06:04

How companies are cutting costs

Nearly half of companies working to reduce costs attempt to avoid permanent layoffs, according to recent survey results, opting instead to freeze salaries and cut travel expenses.

Written by Denise Dubie28 Jan. 09 05:26

Obama details recovery plan but short on broadband goals

Barack Obama used his first weekly address as U.S. president to provide more details of his proposed US$825 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan that, among other things, will upgrade classrooms, invest in renewable energy and expand broadband Internet access.

Written by Martyn Williams27 Jan. 09 12:28

Conficker hitting hardest in Asia, Latin America

Computer networks in Asia and Latin America are the most susceptible to a fast-spreading computer worm, which has infected between 6 million and 9 million PCs worldwide, security experts said.

Written by Robert McMillan27 Jan. 09 12:20

'Vista Capable' case could cost Microsoft US$8.5B

Microsoft would have to come up with as much as $8.5 billion to settle accounts with the customers affected by its 2006 "Vista Capable" marketing program, according to documents unsealed by a federal court.

Written by Gregg Keizer27 Jan. 09 12:06

Satyam board meeting ends inconclusively

The board of scandal-ridden Satyam Computer Services met again on Friday without arriving at a solution to the company's liquidity crisis, or selecting a new management team for the company.

Written by John Ribeiro27 Jan. 09 10:49

Twitter says purported White House account was a fake

For more than a year, an @TheWhiteHouse account on Twitter's microblogging site was used to dutifully send out more than 1,500 alerts about speeches, press briefings and other Bush administration news. The Twitter account's claim that it was officially sanctioned by the White House appeared believable, if only because it was so earnest — and boring.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau27 Jan. 09 10:26

Union: IBM layoff count nearing 3000 this week

Microsoft and Sun Microsystems aren't the only top IT vendors laying off employees. IBM may have quietly let more than 2800 workers go, according to the Alliance@IBM union, which expects even more job cuts at the company.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau27 Jan. 09 09:45

Startup provides commercial support for Lucene-based search

Startup Lucid Imagination is banking on the belief there's a market in commercial support for enterprise search applications built with the popular open-source Lucene and Solr projects.

Written by Chris Kanaracus27 Jan. 09 09:01

Talend eyes master data management, parallelism

Open source data integration vendor Talend is planning to release a master data management product by the end of the year, as well as to offer a massively parallel processing architecture in current products, according to company executives.

Written by Paul Krill27 Jan. 09 08:52

Microsoft delivers IE8 release candidate

As expected, Microsoft Monday launched a release candidate of Internet Explorer 8, the first update to the browser since last August.

Written by Gregg Keizer27 Jan. 09 08:04

Obama plan says cyber infrastructure is 'strategic'

The Obama administration has published a high-level plan to protect U.S. computer networks, saying it considers cyber infrastructure "a strategic asset" and will appoint a cyber adviser who will report directly to the president.

Written by Robert McMillan26 Jan. 09 12:17

Google Q4 earnings plummet, revenue up 18%

Google's profit took a dive in the fourth quarter, which ended Dec. 31, while revenue grew almost 20 percent, the company announced Thursday.

Written by Juan Carlos Perez26 Jan. 09 11:15

Anonymous postings give clues to where MS is cutting jobs

Microsoft is laying off employees in the divisions that make its Zune music player , Microsoft Office software, and Live Search site, but not in the group preparing its Windows 7 operating system, according to anonymous postings Thursday by purported Microsoft employees.

Written by Eric Lai23 Jan. 09 09:48

Ballmer: Microsoft strained to minimize layoffs

While Microsoft plans to eventually eliminate up to 5,000 jobs, including 1,400 cuts to be made Thursday, it is doing its best to minimize the impact on employees as well as its ongoing strategic efforts, CEO Steve Ballmer said.

Written by Eric Lai23 Jan. 09 05:41
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