Lawmaking in France continues to be an enigma. When the country first looked like it was on the verge of forcing Apple to open up its FairPlay digital rights management scheme, lawmakers eventually settled for a toothless policy that accomplished nothing in the end.
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Network intrusion detection company Sourcefire faces a number of challenges but one of its biggest may be making a buck from an open source security project dubbed Snort. Sourcefire is expected to launch an initial public offering this week with shares priced between $12 and $14.
With Adobe's latest Creative Suite ready for lift-off March 27 the prognosticators are trying to figure out what it means for Apple. Apple's enterprise customers (read creative pros) have been holding off on upgrading to new Intel-based Macs until Adobe's new products get rolling.
After reading the Microsoft associate general counsel Thomas Rubin's speech blasting Google over copyright you're really left wondering what the hubbub is about. Rubin is speaking to the Association of American Publisher's Annual Meeting and his comments have been portrayed as a Godzilla vs.
Dubbing itself the salesforce.com of business intelligence, LucidEra ends its beta period and formally opens for business.
Notable headlines:IBM sees green in environmental tech.Ryan Naraine: Serious QuickTime bugs bite Windows Vista, Mac OS X.
Intel CEO Paul Otellini said the chip giant isn't going to upgrade to Vista until it gets the first service pack from Microsoft. Speaking at the Bank of America Technology conference in San Francisco, Otellini was asked about his take on Vista and whether it could drive demand.
As I reported last week from my interview with U.S.
Palm is reportedly looking for buyers, but folks aren't buying it. Just the fact that Palm is looking for a buyer may indicate the company is in trouble.
Advanced Micro Devices' said it isn't likely to meet its first quarter sales projection. In a statement, AMD said CEO Hector Ruiz will discuss that the company "is unlikely to meet its previously estimated revenue guidance of $1.