Stories by Jeremy Kirk

IBM Power6 chip hits slowing Unix market

Facing a slowing Unix market, IBM released its Power6 processor on Monday, its fastest chip yet for high-end servers. The chip runs at double the speed of its Power5 line, but uses the same amount of power.

Aquantive on the block for $6 billion

Microsoft plans to acquire aquantive, a digital marketing services agency, for around US$6 billion in order to grow its internet advertising business, it was announced last Friday

Google to fight Viacom copyright claims

Google has rejected claims that it enables copyright infringement on its web site, its first response to entertainment giant Viacom's US$1 billion lawsuit filed in March.

Microsoft move on internet security

In a move to strengthen its response to security threats, Microsoft is opening two labs to study the growing amount of malicious software circulating on the internet, security executives announced on Wednesday.

Hynix, Sandisk settle patent dispute

Hynix Semiconductor and Sandisk have reached a patent cross-licence agreement and will jointly manufacture and sell NAND flash memory in addition to developing four-bit-per-cell flash memory, the companies jointly n Wednesday.

Trend Micro's new software for Symbian

Security vendor Trend Micro will release a new version of its mobile security software for Nokia smartphones next month. It will include a built-in firewall and improved malware detection, the company announced on Thursday at the Cebit show in Hanover, Germany.

Public beta for Microsoft VoIP server

Microsoft will release a public beta of new VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) server software by the end of this month.The software smoothly integrates with legacy phone networks and its Office application suite, the company says.

Bill Gates' vision

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates outlined a vision of education in which students worldwide use high-speed Internet connections and curriculums that draw on online resources such as Wikipedia to become more globally competitive.