Skype (eBay), Cisco, salesforce.com, Yahoo, Google, Netflix, Six Apart, Craigslist, ZDNet and other CNET site--the list goes of of sites that have suffered more than a few hours of downtime downtime for various services.
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Skype apparently is back online now for some--test calls seem to work without issue. Unfortunately the damage to Skype's reputation is done.
The more I read the reaction to Dell's financial audit the more annoyed I get.Dell on Thursday concluded its audit, restated four years of results and uncovered a few accounting shenanigans to make its quarterly targets.
Notable headlines:George Ou: Skype still down - Published DoS exploit may be culprit. Russell Shaw: Skype blames deficient networking algo blamed for service disruption.
Dell is putting some past accounting issues behind it.Dell said Thursday that it will restate its financial results for the last four years and first quarter of fiscal 2007.
Hewlett-Packard on Thursday reported fiscal third quarter earnings of $2.1 billion, or 66 a share, and revenue of $25.
IBM and Sun today announced that day announced that IBM will distribute Solaris 10 and Solaris Subscriptions for select x86-based IBM System x servers and BladeCenter servers to clients through IBM's channels. The servers include IBM System x3650, System x3755, and System x3850 servers, and IBM BladeCenter HS21 and LS41 servers.
While we are in the slow week of summer, the tech industry does not take much of a vacation. This week VMware went public, Citrix acquired XenSource and virtualization and hypervisors are in vogue.
The mortgage industry is in a shambles as the credit market unravels amid bad subprime mortgages. That's part of the reason why the stock market has been plunging of late.
Updated below: A study has determined that iPhone's touchscreen is two times slower than QWERTY phones when it comes to texting. OMG!