Yahoo finally done with Microsoft, Google next in line

Yahoo has ended its talks with Microsoft about a deal narrower in scope than a full acquisition, Yahoo revealed on Thursday. Instead, the company is nearing an agreement with Google involving its search

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 13th, 2008 Elizabeth Montalbano and Juan Carlos Perez

Glitch forces Yahoo mail to rollback upgrade

Yahoo is rolling back security and anti-spam enhancements to its Webmail service because they interfered with users' ability to retrieve POP e-mail from external accounts.Yahoo tried for about a week to solve the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 12th, 2008 Juan Carlos Perez

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

EDS retains high-flyers with ‘Top Gun’ program

When John Charlebois gets an e-mail addressing him as “EZ” he can't help but get a chill down his spine over what's coming next.The senior consulting architect for Plano, Texas-based Electronic Data Systems

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 11th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Bill Gates: from gangly geek to industry luminary

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates formally entered the computer business in 1975 as a gangly geek and later this month will semi-exit as an industry luminary leaving behind a billion-dollar juggernaut and a legacy

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 11th, 2008 John Fontana

Loopholes to get Windows XP after the last call

It's last call for consumers to buy PCs pre-loaded with Windows XP.Most major PC makers and retailers will stop taking orders for consumer-oriented desktops and laptops with the older operating system by the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 10th, 2008 Bill Snyder

Six surefire fixes to Vista and XP hassles

Had enough of Windows' shenanigans? I'll show you how to print elegant folder lists, dispatch Balloon Tips and annoying icon wizards, and copy files that won't copy. Plus, I debunk a performance hoax

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 9th, 2008 Steve Bass

Windows XP deadline extended for low-cost desktop PCs

Microsoft has further extended the life of Windows XP so that computer makers can include the operating system on low-cost desktop PCs, the company announced at the Computex trade show on Tuesday. Keep

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 4th, 2008 James Niccolai

How Virgin scores…in its megastores

Managing the technology that runs Virgin Entertainment Group's 10 Virgin Megastores in the U.S. is like staging a rock concert, says Robert Fort, CIO of the media company. When each store opens its

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 4th, 2008 Meridith Levinson

Microsoft warns users against using Apple Safari browser

In an unusual move, Microsoft Corp. last Friday warned Windows users to swear off Apple Inc. 's Safari Web browser until a patch is available that plugs holes that could let attackers to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 3rd, 2008 Gregg Keizer

How Ontario school board’s IT staff gained 2,000 hours…and their lives back

James Proulx had a man-power problem. The manager of ICT services for 50 schools scattered across 12,000 square kilometers in Ontario – stretching from near Kingston in the west to Cornwall in the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 3rd, 2008 Brian Jackson

Microsoft disputes CardSpace can be hacked despite paper outlining how it can be done

Microsoft is disputing that its CardSpace authentication management technology can be hacked despite a research paper that outlines a proof-of-concept attack.CardSpace manages personal information that might be needed to access certain Web sites

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 3rd, 2008 Jeremy Kirk

Windows 7 touch-screen interface allows users to interact with their PCs – INCLUDES VIDEO

Microsoft demonstrated its multi-touch interface for its upcoming Windows 7 operating system on Tuesday. The interface provides a touch-screen input for users to interact with their computers.Video Demo of Microsoft Surface & Laser

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 29th, 2008 John Ribeiro

Microsoft opens lid on new SMB software pricing

Microsoft recently revealed pricing details for a new server software bundle aimed at midsized companies and the next version of its Small Business Server product.Microsoft also made available preview versions of those products

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 28th, 2008 Elizabeth Montalbano