Gizmodo turns off a bunch of TVs at CES to liven the joint up and you'd think that their scribes lit Bill Gates on fire for the page views.The angst over Gizmodo's hilarious prank is borderline ridiculous:Judie Lipsett at Gear Diary calls the prank "total and utter crap.
Macquarie Bank has sold Lime Taxis, its idiosyncratic fleet of Sydney cabs, but the investment bank has kept its hands on the company's fare transaction technology.
We know what Microsoft told press and analysts about yesterday's announcement by Microsoft Business Development (MBD) President Jeff Raikes that he'll be passing the torch, come September, to former Juniper Networks Chief Operating Officer Stephen Elop. But what did Raikes and CEO Steve Ballmer tell Microsoft's near-80,000 employees about the move?
By using mySQL to do it, and buying mySQL support contracts, Virgin Mobile is calling mySQL enterprise-ready.
As large companies integrate voice into their Intranets, obsoleting their voice networks, they're going to see real change.
Targeted at smaller businesses, the new building blocks endorse recently-announced industry specifications for modular server platforms.
Security researchers from Cambridge University have discovered a way to attack chip and PIN cards -- and warn only Martian cardholders are safe from the exploit.
Shares in Logitech rose by 12 per cent yesterday on rumors that Microsoft was getting ready to launch a takeover bid. Personally, I find this highly unlikely.
Update: Countrywide Financial is being acquired by Bank of America and when the deal closes the second largest Web advertiser will disappear. It's highly unlikely that Bank of America will spend so lavishly on online advertising.
Overseas deployments have begun to drain both the manpower and resources of the Australian Federal Police (AFP), and efforts to fight high-tech crime are suffering ahead of the Rudd government's promise to increase the force by 500 officers.
Facebook Mark Zuckerberg will appear on "60 Minutes" and talk the Beacon advertising scheme and how it's a great idea that just needs a little work.Every once in a while a "60 Minutes" appearance goes well for the subject.
In the not to distant past, I posted The dynamic duo of virtual storage and virtual processing that commented on a piece written by Ed Walsh, CEO of Virtual Iron. It's now clear that the paper was foreshadowing a partnership with FalconStor and, perhaps, other companies that focus on storage virtualization technology.
Further details have emerged of BT's upcoming fiber-to-the-home trials in Kent, which could see businesses and residents enjoying data speeds of up to 100Mbps.
Notable headlines:Larry Dignan: Why Google, Yahoo and Microsoft should worry about Countrywide's takeunderMary Jo Foley: Juniper Networks exec to succeed Microsoft Business Division President Raikes. Another of the Microsoft old guard moves on.
Updated 12:10PM - If you're in the market for new gadgets, wait a few months for the new gear shown this year at CES. You'll see items like the pocket sized Panasonic 3CCD 1080p (24p) camera at this end of this quarter as will many other items.
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