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  • Google had secret pact with Samsung over some Apple patent claims

    22 April 2014, 7:08 pm

    Google agreed to take over some of Samsung's defense against patent claims brought by Apple under a secret agreement reached in 2012, a federal court jury heard today. The pact between Google and Samsung was revealed in a videotaped deposition played to the…
  • Salesforce at 15: Industry disruptor wards off midlife crisis

    22 April 2014, 4:37 pm

    Salesforce.com recently celebrated its 15th year in existence, and as the SaaS (software-as-a-service) vendor races toward US$5 billion in revenue its influence on the industry is being felt more than ever. At the same time, some signs indicate that…
  • Dell launches virtual storage accelerator, aims to boost SAN performance

    22 April 2014, 12:35 pm

    Dell released a new virtualized storage accelerator appliance called Fluid Cache for SAN on Tuesday, designed to help customers keep data-intensive applications working quickly under load. The announcement, which was made at Dell's Enterprise Forum in Germany,…
  • The big money of Apple v. Samsung

    22 April 2014, 9:41 am

    Jurors in the Apple v. Samsung case have heard a lot of big numbers in the past few weeks. Some of the most impressive were those of the expert witnesses, who were asked to disclose how much they were being paid for their work.
  • CloudFlare launches bug bounty program

    22 April 2014, 9:18 am

    CloudFlare started a bug bounty program on Monday, joining a host of companies that are turning to independent security researchers to spot bugs in their network. The San Francisco-based company runs a widely used global content delivery network that keeps…
  • Mysterious malware steals Apple credentials from jailbroken iOS devices

    22 April 2014, 8:33 am

    A malware campaign of yet-to-be-determined origin is infecting jailbroken iPhones and iPads to steal Apple account credentials from SSL encrypted traffic. The threat was discovered after some users reported on Reddit that they experienced crashes in some…
  • Web apps and point-of-sale were leading hacker targets in 2013

    22 April 2014, 7:47 am

    Web application attacks, cyber-espionage and point-of-sale intrusions were among the top IT security threats in 2013, according to Verizon's latest annual report on data breach investigations. The leakiest industry by far, in terms of confirmed incidents where…
  • BMC brings workload automation to the mainframe change ticket

    22 April 2014, 7:42 am

    Mainframe operators using BMC software may now be able to enjoy the speedy, devops-style development pace that is quickly becoming the norm for customer-facing mobile applications and Internet services. BMC has released a plug-in for its Control-M batch…
  • Apple offers free recycling of its products worldwide

    22 April 2014, 7:31 am

    Apple is offering to recycle its products for free worldwide, and has included even third-party products like mobile phones and PCs in the program in some countries. The company said on its redesigned environmental responsibility page that Apple retail stores…
  • NEC launches face-recognition security protection for PCs

    22 April 2014, 7:13 am

    NEC has launched a biometric security program that uses face recognition to unlock access to PCs. NeoFace Monitor is being billed as an alternative to passwords, which can be forgotten, stolen or guessed. Users simply look at a webcam on their PC to unlock…
  • Report: New Start menu and free cloud-based Windows to debut this fall

    22 April 2014, 7:03 am

    Microsoft will reportedly debut its revamped Start menu -- along with a free, cloud-based version of Windows -- this fall. According to information reportedly authored by Wzor, a Russian blogger notorious for his accurate leaks of Windows information,…
  • New compiler cranks up JavaScript from native code

    22 April 2014, 6:00 am

    At first, Emscripten sounds like the punch line to a tech joke: a compiler that converts C/C++ code into Asm.js, a subset of JavaScript that can then run via a Web browser or in the Node.js framework.
  • Microsoft gets Motorola Solutions to pay for lawsuit protection for Android use

    21 April 2014, 6:11 pm

    Microsoft has extended its controversial yet successful crusade to extract licensing fees from vendors that use Google's Android and Chrome operating systems, adding Motorola Solutions to the list of vendors agreeing to patent deals. The license gives Motorola…

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