Once more the Supreme Court is going to have a shot to kill off software and business-practice patents. Hopefully they'll get it right this time.
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IBM researchers have cooked up InterCloud, a patent pending approach, designed to add resiliency to cloud computing and better protect information.
Genetic testing service 23andMe said it will comply with an FDA order and that means you'll get a DNA data dump without any interpretation. What's the point?
Unannounced inspections were carried out in several member states earlier this week amid claims tech companies colluded to drive up prices of products.
Democrats and Republicans may disagree on almost everything, but they can agree on one thing: They all hate patent trolls. The anti-patent troll Innovation Act has passed in the House of Representatives.
In the run-up to the holiday season, smartphone shipments are slowing — and the platform share is beginning to even out between Android and iOS.
Users can start downloading Google Calendar data immediately. The Gmail option will be rolling out over the next month.
Microsoft 'alarmed' by NSA spying. (But let's not forget it knew about the risks at least two years ago)
Microsoft's chief lawyer compared the National Security Agency to hackers, and tried to reassure business users that their data was as safe as it can be. But the software giant knew about the effects of the Patriot Act at least two years ago. Why? I was the guy asking the questions.
Twitter is hoping its latest executive appointment will put some angry Tweeters to rest -- at least for awhile.
Cloud computing---as well as contract manufacturers selling to cloud providers---are hurting server sales and the pain is likely to continue.