Stories by Chris Kanaracus

Cisco buys Jabber for instant messaging

Cisco Systems said Friday it plans to buy instant messaging platform vendor Jabber, a move that could heighten its battle with Microsoft over the collaboration and office communications market.

IBM launches social software think tank

IBM is opening the Center for Social Software, a think tank for developing social technologies, officials said during a presentation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Wednesday.

Microsoft updates CRM Online service

Microsoft added Internet marketing features to its Dynamics CRM Online product on Monday, the first in a series of updates set for the on-demand software, which launched earlier this year.

Open Text to buy Captaris

Content management vendor Open Text plans to buy document and data capture software maker Captaris for roughly US$131 million, the company announced Thursday. The deal is expected to close by the end of the year.

Larry Ellison in the gun over missing emails

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison failed to preserve emails as well as interview materials related to a book called "Softwar" that should have been supplied in connection with a shareholder lawsuit filed in March 2001 against the company, a federal judge ruled on earlier this week.

Oracle buys ClearApp for SOA management

Oracle plans to buy ClearApp, maker of software for managing the performance of composite applications in SOA (service-oriented architecture) environments, the company announced Tuesday.

Toshiba's XD-E500 upconverting DVD player

Toshiba has been hyping the heck out of its new upconverting XD-E500 DVD player but has also been careful not to declare it an equivalent to Blu-ray, the high-definition format that beat out Toshiba's HD-DVD.

Oracle integrates CRM On Demand with Siebel

Oracle has developed prebuilt integration software for its CRM On Demand product and the on-premise Siebel CRM, providing customers with a single view of their CRM data, the company announced Wednesday.

HP closes EDS deal, preserves leadership team

Hewlett-Packard said Tuesday that it has completed its US$13.9 billion purchase of massive systems integrator Electronic Data Systems, and it also revealed that EDS' top-level management structure would remain largely unchanged.