Articles By Sophie Curtis

Intel’s first Ivy Bridge ultrabooks to hit market on June 5

Chip maker Intel has announced the availability of its quad-core third generation Intel Core processors, codenamed Ivy Bridge - the first to be built using Intel's latest 22-nanometer tri-gate manufacturing process.Until now, computers,

Published on: April 24th, 2012 Sophie Curtis

Twitter tried to buy Instagram before Facebook deal

Twitter expressed an interest in buying Instagram long before the photo sharing app was snapped up by Facebook for $1 billion, but the company will not be looking to make a rival acquisition,

Published on: April 18th, 2012 Sophie Curtis

Beware of cloud ‘open-washing’ says Red Hat

Open source software company Red Hat Inc., believes that companies like VMware Inc., and Microsoft Corp., are skewing the definition of open cloud by claiming that their virtualization products are open when in

Published on: March 30th, 2012 Sophie Curtis

Ultrabook shipments could hit 178 million by 2016

Ultrabooks will grow at three times the rate of tablets over the next five years, according to Juniper Research, with shipments expected to reach 178 million by 2016.While overall notebook shipment volumes will

Published on: January 26th, 2012 Sophie Curtis

BlackBerry board ready to oust founders as co-chairmen: report

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion is reportedly on the verge of announcing a corporate shakeup that could see co-founders Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie relinquish their titles as co-chairmen.Independent director Barbara Stymiest is

Published on: January 4th, 2012 Sophie Curtis

RIM meets with UK regulators to discuss porn filter for BlackBerry

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) was summoned to a meeting with the UK communications regulator Ofcom yesterday, after it emerged that children are able to view pornography on its smartphones. According to

Published on: December 23rd, 2011 Sophie Curtis

NFC smartphones see breakthrough sales in 2011

Thirty-five million Near Field Communications (NFC)-enabled phones were shipped in 2011, in what has been described as a "breakthrough year" for the mobile payments technology.According to analyst firm IMS Research, that number could

Published on: December 19th, 2011 Sophie Curtis

Small firms not responding to BYOD trend

Staff at a quarter of small and medium businesses (SMBs) are now using their personal smartphones and tablets for work, but more than two thirds of those businesses have no controls in place

Published on: November 26th, 2011 Sophie Curtis