Google makes waves with floating data centre

Google, which has been building out its data center inventory for the past few years, is literally floating its latest idea for the location of such facilities at the U.S. Patent Office. The

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 18th, 2008 John Fontana

Start-ups look to Microsoft for venture capital

Microsoft Corp. may not have the best reputation on patent issues, but in one area it appears to be friendlier and more progressive than other IT vendors.Microsoft's IP Ventures program has just completed

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 12th, 2008 Eric Lai

Strategies to secure your IP when bankruptcy looms

For many technology companies, intellectual properties (IP) are vital business assets which often transcend the value of the firm's other material possessions. An organization's IP impacts business strategy and often establishes the company's

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 8th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Toronto firms fork out fines to settle piracy claims

Four Toronto-area companies have recently dished out a total of $95,000 to settle claims of unlicensed software on their computers. They've also agreed to delete all unlicensed copies of software, acquire appropriate licenses

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 22nd, 2008 Vawn Himmelsbach

Typosquatters make millions in domain name trade

A civil suit filed in Florida by Dell and its Alienware subsidiary is giving insight into the enormous sums of money that can be made by creating Web pages full of advertising links.In

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 5th, 2008 Jeremy Kirk

Barracuda takes on TrendMicro in open-source patent battle

Security vendor Barracuda Networks is rallying support in a patent fight with Trend Micro over its use of the open-source ClamAV application.Barracuda on Tuesday plans to launch a special Web site where it

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 29th, 2008 Tom Sanders

Eight hot-button issues to watch for in ’08

Ready for 2008? Budgets may tighten, but IT's challenges will just keep growing: security problems, virtualization technology, legal issues, users who can't be stopped and that worrisome baby-boomer brain drain. Here are eight

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 3rd, 2008 Frank Hayes

Dilbert, the DMCA and the Internet bubble video

Radiohead recently rocked the music industry by making its latest album downloadable for free, or more accurately, for "whatever fans wanted to pay." The band was lauded for ushering in a new business

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 14th, 2007 Johna Till Johnson