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  • Opinion: Why GoDaddy Hasn't Earned My Forgiveness

    GoDaddy has publicly flip-flopped to opposing the SOPA legislation in the wake of a boycott effort that saw thousands of domains transferred away from the registrar in retaliation for its support. Now that GoDaddy switched sides, it seems reasonable to put things in the past and return to business as usual, but there is still something bugging me about the GoDaddy situation.

  • News: 2011 in review: The year's most loved and loathed stories

    Ever since 2008, we've ended the year at Macworld.com by listing our most popular and least liked stories from the past 12 months. These rankings aren't affected by how many people read a particular article--that's another list altogether. Rather, these lists are created every time you hit the plus and minus buttons at the bottom of a story.

  • News: 2011 in review: The year in quotes

    A lot happened in Apple's technology sphere over the course of 2011. Products, leadership changes, and--yes--even lawsuits: All of these saw major shifts over the last year. We've covered 2011 products and financials, and predictions for the year ahead, but to better illustrate the major events of 2011, we've compiled a collection of quotes from the last twelve months.

  • News: 2011 in review: Apple's financial performance

    Anyone who finds the world of corporate finance a bit dry should spend some time reading Apple's financial reports from the past year. In an era of economic uncertainty, with consumers keeping a tight grip on their pocketbooks, Apple and its lineup of computers, phones, and other electronic gadgets just wrapped up another banner year.

  • Video: Video: MIT camera hits a trillion fps

    Researchers at the MIT Media Lab can visualize the fastest thing in the universe, light.

  • News: Apple to host media event in New York this month

    Apple is expected to host a media event in New York at the end of January, but it won't be for the launch of the Apple iPad 3.

  • News: Belarus said to restrict access to foreign websites

    Belarus has introduced a law that imposes restrictions on citizens and residents in the country visiting or using foreign websites, according to Global Legal Monitor, an online publication of the Law Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

  • Opinion: CES 2012: 5 Trends To Watch

    The Consumer Electronics Show kicks off in Las Vegas next Tuesday, and gadget makers are getting ready to show off their latest tech products for the coming year.

  • News: Hackers Said to Be Planning to Launch Own Satellites to Combat Censorship

    Hackers reportedly plan to fight back against Internet censorship by putting their own communications satellites into orbit and developing a grid of ground stations to track and communicate with them.

  • News: Wall Street Beat: Tech stocks flat for year

    After a rollercoaster ride on the stock market, tech companies are ending the year just about where they started, despite strong and in some cases record sales and profits for IT bellwethers.

  • News: Letter to Hurd details allegations that led to his downfall at HP

    Details of allegations of sexual harassment that ultimately caused Mark Hurd, now co-president at Oracle, to quit as CEO of Hewlett-Packard are now plastered across the Internet after a letter written on behalf of the complainant was unsealed by the Delaware Supreme Court Wednesday.

  • News: Go Daddy Officially Opposes SOPA

    For those who believe Go Daddy didn't eat enough humble pie for backing the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), the company's taken further measures to backtrack on on its earlier support of SOPA. Go Daddy's president issued an apology Thursday evening pledging to repair relationships with domain holders who bolted to competitors over the issue and to reiterate its oppostion to the proposed legislation.

  • News: Go Daddy admits losing customers over stance on Internet legislation

    It might not have come as a surprise that Go Daddy's previous support of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) would have generated a storm of controversy—enough to provoke an exodus of the internet registrar's customers to competing services. But Go Daddy was having none if it. At least until now.

  • News: 2012 tech predictions: From IDG's editors worldwide

    Consumerization of IT is the consensus choice of the new year's major technology force, one that will manifest itself in several forms

  • News: Tech luminaries we lost in 2011

    It's been a rough year for the IT industry. The death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in October grabbed international headlines. But we also lost other major figures from almost every area of technology, including Xerox PARC founder Jacob E. Goldman, who died in late December. Here's one last look at some of the people who made a big difference.

  • Opinion: After Go Daddy Reversal, Reddit Users Target Republican Senator

    Reddit users, emboldened by their efforts to get Go Daddy to drop its support for the Stop Online Piracy Act, want to use their newfound political momentum to force a sitting senator out of office. The campaign, dubbed "Operation Cork Screw," hopes to oust Senator Bob Corker, one of 40 co-sponsors of the Protect IP Act, the Senate version of SOPA.

  • News: US states settle price-fixing claims with LCD makers

    Seven Asian companies have come to a US$553 million settlement with several U.S. states in connection with charges of fixing prices of LCD (liquid crystal display) screens, thus pushing up the prices of computers, television sets and other electronics in which the panels were used.

  • News: Judge tosses racketeering claims in Marin County lawsuit against SAP

    A judge has tossed out a number of claims in a California county's lawsuit against SAP over an allegedly failed ERP software implementation, including the claim that SAP had engaged in a racketeering conspiracy with Deloitte Consulting, which served as a systems integrator on the project.

  • News: SAP acquisition of SuccessFactors clears antitrust hurdle

    SAP's US$3.4 billion acquisition of SuccessFactors has passed an important regulatory step, with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission deciding on Friday to grant early termination of the waiting period required by the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act, SAP announced Wednesday.

  • News: US holiday online spending up 15 percent to $35.3 billion, comScore says

    Online spending so far this holiday season in the U.S. was 15 percent higher than last year, rising to US$35.3 billion, according to figures released Wednesday by comScore.



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