HP on Friday said it had filed an appeal in a patent dispute with Cornell University and the Cornell Research Foundation.Last month, the US District Court cut the amount that a jury had earlier imposed on the company from $184 million to $53 million in favour of the university.
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Colin Barker is based in London and is Senior Reporter for ZDNet. He has been writing about the IT business for some 30-plus years. He still enjoys it.
This year Samsung is planning to launch at least three mobile phones that will be able to run the Android operating system, it has emerged.According to a report in Forbes magazine on Thursday, Dr Won-Pyo Hong, executive vice president at Samsung, has said the company's first Android phone is scheduled to launch in June.
On Thursday, the non-profit Linux Foundation (LF) announced that it was going to host the Moblin project which aims to develop mobile Linux-based applications.Moblin was a project under development by Intel which has effectively handed control over to the Linux Foundation.
The virtualisation software supplier, VKernel announced the free tool last week. It can help in the documentation and inventory recording of virtual machines (VMs), the company said.
On Wednesday, the storage supplier Rackable Systems surprised many people with the announcement that it wanted to buy the assets of Silicon Graphics International (SGI) for $25m (£17.3m).
Just about everybody is agreed that software-as-a-service (SaaS) is being adopted quickly but, according to the analysts Gartner, some are decidedly quicker than others.In a survey conducted recently, Gartner looked at three European countries, the UK, Germany and France and looked at different applications running SaaS, including CRM and ERP which, appears to have made little headway in the field.
The South Korean company, Samsung Electronics said on Thursday it had begun shipping what it claimed were the first high-density, 2Gb DDR3 memory modules using 50nm technology.Designed for use in servers, the range available, include a 16GB inline memory module and an 8GB registered dual inline memory module (RDIMM).
On Tuesday, Cambridge-based infrastructure software company Autonomy completed the purchase of Interwoven, the US content management company.The sale was due to be completed for £560m.
Talks are possibly underway for the systems giant IBM to buy Sun Microsystems, according a report in Tuesday's Wall Street Journal (WSJ) in what could be a grab for market share.However, the WSJ did say that, "it is unclear whether the negotiations will result in a transaction".
Juniper Networks on Monday, extended its range of network firewalls with two more options for scaling networks from the mid-range to the largest networks.Aimed at the data centre but for use in networks from medium scale to high-end, Juniper Networks are intended to keep it ahead of its much bigger rival, Cisco, the company said.