Google's Android software platform for mobile phones is coming to life in Barcelona, with a number of chip manufacturers showing it running on prototype or proof-of-concept phones at the Mobile World Congress.
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Microsoft has offered to buy enterprise search software company Fast Search And Transfer for 6.6 billion Norwegian kroner (US$1.2 billion), it said Tuesday.
French mobile phone operator Orange sold 30,000 iPhones in the five days following its Nov. 29 launch, the company said Wednesday.
The French government has a plan for cutting music and film piracy on the Internet: cut off the pirates' Internet access.
Microsoft failed in its attempt to have its Office Open XML document format fast-tracked straight to the status of an international standard by the International Organisation for Standardisation.
Ingres has released Icebreaker BI Appliance, a package of software integrating JasperSoft's open-source business-intelligence suite with the Ingres 2006 database running on Rpath Linux.
The situation that prevented millions of people from accessing Skype's internet telephony service late last week was a "perfect storm" and should not reoccur, the company said on Tuesday.
Xerox researchers have developed a search tool that tries to understand documents, rather than looking for keywords, in order to provide better results.
IBM liked Watchfire's web application security software so much it plans to buy the company for an undisclosed sum, it said yesterday.
Adobe Systems has boosted its Adobe Acrobat 3D software for incorporating 3D CAD models in PDF files, adding the ability to mark up the images with product manufacturing information such as dimensions and tolerances. The update also allows the exporting of such data from the PDF file into formats, such as STEP and IGES, used by manufacturing tools.
Amazon.com has paid IBM an undisclosed amount of money to settle all outstanding patent lawsuits between the two companies. They have also agreed to a long-term patent cross-licencing agreement, giving Amazon access to IBM's patents on web technology, the vendors say.
Cisco Systems has agreed to buy SpansLogic, a privately held designer of network processing chips based in Mountain View, California, for an undisclosed sum.
Camera manufacturers including Canon, Pentax and Fujifilm will show new digital SLRs for professional photographers at the PMA07 show in Las Vegas next month.
AMD has pumped up the performance of its Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor and cooled down two single-core Athlon 64 processors.
Apple., the computer and digital music company, has bought rights to all "Apple" trademarks from Apple Corps the record company set up by The Beatles, ending a long-running trademark dispute between the two. However, there was no word on whether Apple will soon begin selling The Beatles' music through its iTunes Store.