The Trend Micro Threat Report for the third quarter of 2011 has elevated Google to first place in the standings of companies with the most security vulnerabilities
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Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt and a panel of Senators have agreed to disagree over whether the search giant favours its own properties over competitors during his US Senate grilling overnight, recalling ghosts of hearings past and citing Microsoft as a cautionary internet tale.
The Android phone-maker has launched a pre-emptive strike against Apple, arguing that the patents it is using to sue HTC are invalid and unusable against Motorola
The previously free plug-in, which allows Microsoft Office users to work with Open Document Format files, now costs £55 per user
More tech earnings and more iPad analysis top today's headlines.
Microsoft and HP rolled out an extensive partnership that revolves around $250 million over three years to develop prepackaged software and hardware packages for the enterprise. There's a compelling case to be made that Microsoft and HP are targeting Oracle hardware foray once its acquisition of Sun Microsystems closes.
Ever since Oracle made overtures to buy Sun (and get MySQL in the process), Microsoft's been more of a MySQL foe than friend. Given that context, it's probably not too surprising that Microsoft is readying a tool designed to help customers migrate from MySQL to SQL Server and/or SQL Azure, Microsoft's cloud-hosted version of its database
The U.S. departments of Justice and Federal Trade can finally take a break and leave six of the biggest high tech companies alone as Google, Microsoft, IBM, Sun-Oracle, SAP and HP-EDS lock heads with each other on equal footing.
Google Chrome OS, Oracle-Sun and Microsoft's slew of launches
Google phone, Apple's countersuit against Nokia, the Crunchpad/JooJoo lawsuit and Microsoft's consumer business are at the top of the headlines.
One of the underlying currents in European politics is a policy of equality with a nice paradox of neutrality thrown in to create chaos.
The "source" reports are true: Microsoft is going to be participating in this week's hearing held by the European Commission regarding Oracle's proposal to take over Sun. Microsoft is in the opposition camp to the proposed merger. But why?
The irony is that Oracle has advanced MySQL, lost money in the process, and helped its competitors -- all at the same time. When Oracle buys Sun and controls MySQL the gift (other than to Microsoft SQL Server) keeps on giving as the existential threat to RDBs is managed by Redwood Shores.
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There's another strong storm coming to the Philippines this weekend, but I won't go into this topic again just like what I've been doing in the last three weeks. I'm hoping, however, that this approaching typhoon won't create as much havoc as the two previous storms did.
EC2 is the only strong contender to eventually emerge as the leading cloud platform because it has open-source implementations, according to the Canonical chief
What Microsoft is saying to open source here, what Oracle said to open source in the Sun deal, was said perhaps most famously by Tom Friedman in regards to the Iraq war. The polite paraphrase of Friedman's statement is this. You don't count.
It's a peaceful morning at the Sydney Googleplex. The sun is shining and birds are singing. But wait a second: why are all those people wearing Microsoft Bing T-shirts?
When it comes to Google's entry into the Microsoft-dominated computer operating system business, there's a bigger question as to whether Google's move is an offensive one or a defensive one?Microsoft's official comment on Google's latest announcement seems to be a big fat "no comment" from Bill Gates himself at a conference of media execs in Sun Valley, Idaho this week.
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