Despite a fall in demand for flat-panel televisions in Europe, liquid-crystal display (LCD) models outsold old-fashioned "tube" televisions for the first time there during the third quarter.
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IBM has added a new single sign-on tool to its Tivoli software range to assist small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) to link their web sites with those of partners and customers.
UK supermarket chain Tesco is to launch six PC software applications under its own brand, including a word processor and antivirus software, later this month. The software packages will sell for under £20 (around NZ$55), and will include free online support via email.
Sony will begin selling an electronic-book reader in stores and on the Web in the U.S. by the end of October, and has opened a dedicated online bookstore for the reader.
Skype is working to make its Internet telephony service more enterprise friendly, and expects to introduce a beta version of its software with support for enterprise management functions within weeks.
EMC and Symantec missed out on a boom in storage software sales in the second quarter, according to IDC research.
Hewlett-Packard hopes to save US$1.9 billion a year through a massive reorganization in which it will cut 14,500 jobs, or around 10 percent of its workforce. It will also link sales and marketing efforts more closely to business units, eliminating the Customer Solutions Group which sold to enterprise customers, it said Tuesday.
Symantec will buy Veritas in an all-stock transaction, the companies announced Thursday (December 16). Based on Wednesday's closing stock prices, the deal values Veritas at around US$13.5 billion, they said.
Nortel Networks will provide preliminary, unaudited results for the first and second quarters of 2004 on Aug. 19, it said Tuesday in the latest of a series of biweekly progress reports requested by the Ontario Securities Commission. On that date it will also provide an update on the impact of the restatement of its results for earlier quarters.
Unisys will now support Linux on its ES7000 series high-end servers, it announced Monday.