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  • News: Startup Allgress delivers heat maps that display cold risk management facts

    Startup Allgress made its debut Tuesday with software designed to give chief information security officers (CISOs) a view into the security and risk-compliance status of corporate networks and data resources.

  • News: Japan's Gree ties with Namco Bandai to offer social Pac-Man, other titles

    Gree, the Japanese mobile gaming company, and game developer Namco Bandai said Tuesday they have agreed to a business tie-up that will bring social versions of Namco titles to Gree's growing social gaming network.

  • News: ITC postpones ruling on Microsoft, Motorola dispute

    The U.S. International Trade Commission on Monday extended by a week the deadline to decide whether to review an earlier determination against Microsoft's Xbox in a patent dispute with Motorola Mobility.

  • News: Staff of group communications company Thinkfuse join Salesforce

    The team at Thinkfuse, a software-as-a-service provider focused on helping groups manage communications, has joined Salesforce.com, and the company will stop operations next month, an executive of the Seattle, Washington, startup said Monday.

  • News: Seagate signals growing interest in SSDs with stake in DensBits

    Seagate Technology, known mainly for its hard-disk drives, continued to build its solid-state storage portfolio by announcing Monday that it will take a stake in DensBits Technologies.

  • Opinion: Can Google Outshine Apple And Microsoft at Google I/O 2012?

    Google will have its chance to show up Apple and Microsoft in the coming days when the search giant is expected to debut the next version of the Android mobile operating system and new Nexus-branded devices. Google's big show will happen during Google I/O, the company's annual developer conference, which includes keynote sessions on Wednesday and Thursday. The Google conference follows a flurry of announcements from Apple and Microsoft during the month of June.

  • News: Why Microsoft spent $1.2B on Yammer

    Microsoft's $1.2 billion move to buy collaboration platform Yammer is a way for the tech giant to get more users in the increasingly important enterprise social collaboration market.

  • News: Supreme Court 'papers please' ruling hits Arizona H-1B workers

    Today's U.S. Supreme Court decision that allows Arizona police to check peoples' immigration status means that H-1B workers in the state should have their visa documents available at all times, immigration attorneys say.

  • News: HP to trim 9,000 jobs in US as part of cost-cutting plan

    Hewlett-Packard plans to trim its workforce by about 9,000 in the U.S. as part of its long-term plan to reduce 27,000 jobs worldwide by fiscal 2014, a source familiar with the company's plans said.

  • News: Microsoft to acquire Yammer for $1.2 billion

    Microsoft Monday confirmed that it would acquire enterprise social network company Yammer for $1.2 billion in cash. Yammer will be absorbed into the Microsoft Office Division, headed by Kurt DelBene, though Yammer staff will continue to report to the company's current CEO, David Sacks. Yammer claims to have more than 5 million corporate users and to be used by staff at 85 percent of the Fortune 500. Rumors of a Microsoft deal to buy Yammer cropped up earlier this month.

  • News: RIM's rumored breakup is a 'silly fantasy'

    Unnamed sources "close" to BlackBerry maker Research in Motion dismissed as a "silly fantasy" a story by The Sunday Times of London claiming that the company was considering splitting its hardware and network services groups in to separate businesses.

  • News: Apple boosts wages, discounts for retail store employees

    A New York Times story is being credited for jolting Apple into granting some generous raises for the hourly wage workers who staff the company's retail stores. But the raises were apparently already planned, and announced for early-than-expected release, by Apple's new retail store chief.

  • News: Quest says 'strategic bidder' now offering $2.3 billion

    System management software vendor Quest said Monday that an unnamed "strategic bidder" had submitted an acquisition offer of US$27.50 per share, or approximately $2.3 billion.

  • News: Hactivists did not cause Twitter outage

    Twitter is to blame for a temporary outage, not a hactivist group that claimed it took down the site in a distributed denial-of-service attack.

  • Opinion: Another Crook Caught Because of Posting on Facebook

    Yet another criminal has managed to get himself caught after posting on Facebook.

  • News: US judge dismisses Apple patents lawsuit against Motorola

    A U.S. federal judge Friday ruled that Apple cannot seek an injunction against Motorola Mobility in its smartphone patents lawsuit, tossing out the case "with prejudice," meaning that neither side can refile, although the ruling could be appealed.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Veni, vidi, vici

    The App Stores come to more than 30 new countries, Facebook comes to a deal with a new recruit from Apple, and Acer's founder comes to terms with the new Microsoft. The remainders for Friday, June 22, 2012 have yet to come to their senses.

  • News: Twitter stumble causes outage, not hactivist

    'It's imperative that we remain available around the world, and today we stumbled,' VP of engineering writes in reference to 'cascading bug'

  • News: Will Digital Music Suffer If Universal Acquires EMI?

    The top executives of Universal Music Group and EMI defend the proposed acquisition at a Senate hearing, saying the music industry has dramatically changed with the rise of digital platforms and their companies joining would have minimal impact on the market. However, critics disagree.

  • News: Wall Street Beat: Software vendors offer some good news on sales front

    Tech finally got a dose of good news this week from enterprise vendors including Oracle and Red Hat, which offered up some solid financial reports even as analysts continued to downgrade forecasts for IT spending this year.


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