The U.S. Federal Communications Commission needs to take steps to keep the Internet free of interference from broadband providers, such as the slowing of peer-to-peer traffic and the tracking of subscribers' Web habits, several witnesses told the FCC at a hearing Monday.
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NEC will acquire NetCracker, a U.S. software vendor focused on helping communication network providers roll out new services, for about US $300 million, the companies announced Friday.
Hewlett-Packard will reorganise its printer unit in an effort to more efficiently serve customers, the company said.
Verizon Wireless announced Thursday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Alltel for US$5.9 billion, plus the assumption of debt, in a deal that will create the biggest mobile phone company in the U.S.
Improvements in processing speeds, storage space and wireless broadband will drive a new revolution in information technology, but software makers face several challenges in their efforts to keep up, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said Tuesday.
If IT security professionals think they have challenges now, they should wait until new technologies such as quantum computing and devices embedded in skin arrive in the not-so-distant future, three science-fiction writers said on Monday.
Many discarded electronic devices in the U.S. wind up being dismantled overseas using crude and unsafe methods, partly because of a lack of markets for some electronic materials, e-waste experts told a congressional committee on Wednesday.
Dell has entered into an agreement to acquire SAN (storage area network) vendor EqualLogic for US$1.4 billion, the companies announced Monday.
Google and IBM have teamed up to offer a curriculum and support for software development on large-scale distributed computing systems, with six US universities signing up so far.
Most U.S. consumers believe they're protecting their computers against cyberattacks, but their actions indicate they aren't as safe as they think, according to a study released Monday.
Dell will neutralise its carbon emissions and become carbon neutral by the end of 2008, chairman and CEO Michael Dell announced on Wednesday.
Vlingo, a speech recognition software vendor founded by industry veterans, has released a beta version of its new software for mobile phones.
U.S. rock band Pearl Jam is crying fowl after an AT&T webcast censored politically themed lyrics by lead singer Eddie Vedder, but the telecom giant said Thursday the editing was a mistake by a contractor.
Ericsson and Samsung Electronics have reached a cross-licence agreement for their mobile telephony patents, ending recent lawsuits between the two companies, Ericsson said on Monday.
IBM in the US laid off 1573 employees, as part of a continuing overhaul of its services unit, the company says.