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With the dint of the patent wars in its ears Twitter has turned pacifist. It figures engineers and designers should control the decision to use their work in infringement suits. It’s put together a draft Innovators Patent Agreement (IPA) that commits it to using patents only for de...
Millions or even billions have been spent caring for tens of thousands of pregnant men in the U.K. For UK’s chronically underfunded National Health System, a few hundred million or a few billion is a very big deal. Especially given how easily this problem could have been prevented wi...
The web is fundamentally changing the way we work – is your company ready? Intrigued by how more than 4 million businesses are using Google’s cloud to work in the future? Join us in Chicago on June 5 as we bring Google's highly anticipated annual gathering of business leaders together...
Monday April 16 is the start of what the judge has called the “World Series of IP cases,” an eight-week trial in which Oracle will seek to prove that APIs are copyrightable and that Google infringed 37 Java APIs when it spun up Android. The trick for Oracle, the judge said, will be...
NTT Data, the service provider, has formed a business unit devoted to cloud services. It will be led by Marv Mouchawar as president and he will report directly to CEO John McCain. Mouchawar and his team will be responsible for the overall strategy, portfolio, sales and delivery of se...
The web is fundamentally changing the way we work – is your company ready? Intrigued by how more than 4 million businesses are using Google’s cloud to work in the future? Join us in Dallas on June 7 as we bring Google's highly anticipated annual gathering of business leaders together ...
The web is fundamentally changing the way we work – is your company ready? Intrigued by how more than 4 million businesses are using Google’s cloud to work in the future? Join us in Seattle on May 15 as we bring Google's highly anticipated annual gathering of business leaders together...
The web is fundamentally changing the way we work – is your company ready? Intrigued by how more than 4 million businesses are using Google’s cloud to work in the future? Join us in San Francisco on May 17 as we bring Google's highly anticipated annual gathering of business leaders to...
The web is fundamentally changing the way we work – is your company ready? Intrigued by how more than 4 million businesses are using Google’s cloud to work in the future? Join us in Boston on May 3 as we bring Google's highly anticipated annual gathering of business leaders together t...
The web is fundamentally changing the way we work – is your company ready? Intrigued by how more than 4 million businesses are using Google’s cloud to work in the future? Join us in Toronto on May 1 as we bring Google's highly anticipated annual gathering of business leaders together ...
Many organizations are starting to look at cloud computing as a universal solution, but there are many applications that cannot be considered unless the framework of cloud computing includes Timing as a Service (TaaS) as part of its fabric. Mission-critical applications require securit...
Rather than pay a cash dividend, which is culturally repugnant to so-called growth stocks, Google said late Thursday, after posting better-than-expected results, that it would repay its stockholders, who must be dizzy from all its up and down movement, by giving them more non-voting st...
In his session at the 10th International Cloud Expo, Nigel Mackenzie, CTO of Pacific Controls, will discuss how managed services and cloud computing are driving a whole new cycle of systems and technology innovation based on the diverse interactions cloud systems will enable between pe...
A US judge Wednesday told Motorola Mobility it can forget about enforcing the German injunction it expects to get next week that would prevent Microsoft from selling Windows and Xbox in Germany. In a bench ruling the US District Court for the Western District of Washington gave Micro...
Sharing files with friends has never been easier. Whether it is via old-school hard copy methods like CDs, DVDs and USB drives, nefarious peer-to-peer torrents like BitTorrent or new shared, private cloud storage services like Dropbox, getting a photo or music file from one person to a...
Open-Xchange, the supplier of business-class email and collaboration software for cloud providers, announced an agreement with NetArt -- a provider of domain name registration and web hosting in Poland -- to bring cloud-based communication and collaboration to more than 500,000 users. ...
Anybody who is considering a move to the Cloud knows that the greatest economic motivation for Cloud Computing is the pay-as-you-go, pay-for-what-you-need utility computing benefit, right? Deal with spikes in demand much more cost-effectively, the public Cloud service providers gush, s...
Digital/web agencies have had a lot of evolution to contend with over the past decade. From the rise and fall of MySpace to the increasing popularity of Facebook, to tiny flash drives and 1TB portable hard drives... technology is evolving faster than firms could ever imagine. That's w...
The European Commission Tuesday formally launched two parallel investigations into the prices Motorola Mobility is demanding for licenses to its standards-essential 2G and 3G wireless patents and Wi-Fi and online compression video patents. The formal investigations [formal as in “we’...
Facebook has countered Yahoo’s patent infringement claims with some patent infringement claims of its own. It’s countersuing the stricken old Internet queen in federal court in Silicon Valley, charging it with infringing 10 of its patents. According to the New York Times it’s enoug...
This being the 21st century, dissident stockholder Third Point LLC has taken its nascent proxy fight over the soul of Yahoo to the web. Under a “vacancy” sign, it’s set up a precedent-setting blog at www.valueyahoo.com where it intends to pick apart the litany of Yahoo’s missteps to ...
As almost any causal bystander could have predicted, Oracle and Google couldn’t come to terms after a Pollyanna magistrate judge ordered them to try to settle their differences over Java and Android one more time last week ahead of a jury trial starting April 16. It’s just a good thin...
Hmm, that’s curious. Fortune noticed that Vertica, the analytic database management software that HP bought early last year for ~$350 million, has been quietly shifted out from under Autonomy and its boss Mike Lynch, who was given information management to run when HP closed on the $10...
Yahoo said late Sunday that it has named three independent board members in an attempt to foil Third Point, its largest stockholder, from staging a proxy fight at the next stockholders meeting whenever that is. Third Point said it offered “several significant compromises to strike a ...
Australia’s Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) filed a legal complaint against Apple Wednesday charging it with misleading consumers in promoting its new iPad. It said Apple suggests the iPad with Wifi+4G can connect to an Australian 4G mobile network with a SIM card when it ...
The Fair Labor Association (FLA), which Apple hired to look into working conditions at Foxconn plants in China a few months ago, said late Thursday that it had interviewed 35,000 workers and found no instances of child labor or forced labor. What it did find was people working an uns...
AOL has hired Evercore Partners to drum up a buyer for its 800-odd patents as well as drum up some strategic options for the place, according to Bloomberg. AOL shareholder Starboard Value LP claims the patent portfolio might yield upwards of $1 billion in licensing income. They are sai...
Sustaining applications in the most cost-effective and efficient fashion is the foundation to maximizing a return on data. But it is only the foundation. Organizations have to move beyond sustaining applications to driving innovation, and the first step in that progression is learning ...
Apple’s contract manufacturer Foxconn and its Taiwanese avatar the Hon Hai Group are buying 9.9% of struggling Osaka-based electronics conglomerate Sharp. They’ll get $1.6 billion worth of new Sharp shares. It’s the biggest investment a Taiwan company has ever made in a Japanese comp...
Oracle and Google have been ordered back into settlement talks. Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal, who tried to mediate a settlement last year over Oracle’s Java infringement beef with Google and Android, told the companies they have to sit down again before April 9, a week before the tri...
Apple CEO Tim Cook is in China, the company’s second-largest market, meeting with unnamed government officials as well as Vice-Premier Li Keqiang, who may be running the country next year. The Chinese said they chatted about IP issues and greater cooperation. Seems China wants to enh...
Application owners / senior-level IT allocate a certain percentage of their budget to sustaining, enhancing, and transforming their applications. In most organizations, the largest percentage of the IT spend is on sustaining the applications or basically “keep the lights on” type of ac...
Statement (A): We know that some teams which have self-organized itself is much more productive compared to a team with similar set of members where the team organization has been prescribed from outside. Statement (B): Self- organizing teams will always outperform an equivalent tea...
Apple has failed to shake coveted information about Google’s development of Android and its $12.5 billion planned acquisition of soon-to-be Google satellite Motorola Mobility out of MMI. Circuit Court Judge Richard Posner, who will hear Apple’s patent complaints against Motorola this...
A German appeals court has blown up Google’s attempt to unseat Apple by using Motorola Mobility’s standards-essential patents. The decision calls into question the wisdom of Google’s intended $12.5 billion merger with MMI. Patent follower Florian Mueller assumes the deal will still...
The European Commission late Monday cleared Google’s proposed $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility but it also issued a simultaneous warning that the companies could be charged with antitrust violations for abusing the fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms of ...
After hearing testimony from World Wide Web creator Tim Berners-Lee, Netscape co-founder Eroc Bina, HTML embedded tag inventor David Raggetr and prior art inventor Pei-Yuan Wei, who wrote the Viola browser back in 1991, two years before Eolas, and demo’d it to Sun in ’93, a Texas feder...
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington Monday punctured Google’s hopes of hiding the telltale Lindholm e-mail from the jury when Oracle finally drags Google and Android before the bar to answer charges of infringing its Java copyrights and patents. The appeals c...
So you’ve wrestled that Hadoop elephant into a cluster. Now what? How do you get the beast’s huge flat files to make sense? The precious hard-won data in Hadoop isn’t exactly suited to business intelligence and making it actionable is a lot of work. Enter Birst, the analytics house...
Red Hat Storage (née Gluster) has recruited open source experts at Facebook, OpenStack and Eucalyptus for an independent GlusterFS advisory board meant to push the open source GlusterFS project and foster contributions and participation from third-party sys admins, developers and ISVs....