Articles By Julie Bort

Google and VMware most active in software firm acquisition for 2011

While the world has been distracted by HP's baffling $10.2 billion purchase of Autonomy and Microsoft's surprising $9 billion buy of Skype, EMC/VMware and Google have been snapping up dozens of software companies

Published on: November 16th, 2011 Julie Bort

Users could stop nearly all infections by updating, Microsoft report says

Zero-day exploits are nerve-racking for IT professionals but are far less dangerous than unpatched older vulnerabilities for which fixes areavailable, Microsoft says.A zero-day is a vulnerability for which a patch is not yet

Published on: October 13th, 2011 Julie Bort

Supreme Court upholds Toronto firm’s victory against Microsoft

Microsoft didn't just lose its Supreme Court appeal to overturn its long-running i4i patent infringement case, it was trounced. The Justices voted unanimously in favor of i4i, once again kicking court-based software patent

Published on: June 10th, 2011 Julie Bort

Cisco Linksys routers still not IPv6 ready

It's hard to fathom why Cisco hasn't added IPv6 to its Linksys consumer routers yet, but the company has promised support will come this spring.It's 2011, IPv4 addresses are officially exhausted, and the

Published on: February 10th, 2011 Julie Bort

Microsoft gets allies in patent fight against Toronto firm

Red Hat, Verizon, and Hewlett-Packard have jumped in to provide support to Microsoft in its patent dispute with Toronto-based firm i4i. The group combined forces to file an amicus brief to the U.S.

Published on: February 4th, 2011 Julie Bort