Facebook IPO to be watched closely by social media firms

With Facebook expected to file its plans today for its initial public offering, industry and financial analysts say it could be one of the biggest IPOs in U.S. history.And that could be a

Published on: February 1st, 2012 Sharon Gaudin

Why Apple fired Samuel Crisp for Facebook posts

9to5Mac got hold of the document and published it in full. It made its decision to publish it in order to clear up the matter of the sacking of Samuel Crisp, an employee

Published on: December 6th, 2011 Ben Camm-Jones

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

Google boosts small business offerings with $1.4B acquisition spree

Google has spent more than $1.4 billion on online properties and businesses in the last nine months. The Web has been buzzing about its purchase of the Zagat restaurant review brand, but the

Published on: October 31st, 2011 Angela West

iPad 2 unveiled today, Windows 8 tablet possible for June

The Apple Insider has reported that analyst Brian White with Ticonderoga Securities has described Apple's iPad 2 event, to be held today, as a "crucial product launch." But even as this developed, reports

Published on: March 2nd, 2011 Michael Burns and Jared Newman

Cloud workers grow in importance

Online labor by independent "cloud" workers probably represents nearly US$1 billion per year in earnings in the U.S., said Elance President and CEO Fabio Rosati, who expects the federal government to consider gathering

Published on: January 3rd, 2011 Stephen Lawson

Free version of Salesforce.com’s Chatter to roll out

Salesforce.com on Tuesday announced Chatter Free, a version of its social collaboration software that includes a Facebook-like "invite" feature that enables paying users to invite anyone, even non-Salesforce.com customers, to use Chatter. Chatter

Published on: December 8th, 2010 Chris Kanaracus

Microsoft defends complex software licensing structure

Acknowledging that some customers have taken issue with Microsoft's software licensing policies, a Microsoft official defended the company's actions Tuesday afternoon and stressed the complexities of the situation.Microsoft has developed multiple licensing programs,

Published on: October 14th, 2010 Paul Krill

Collaboration strategies for your IT staff

Collaboration is all the rage among corporate executives these days, which means IT is kept busy providing systems, tools and procedures that turn the vague concept into a real business benefit.But what happens

Published on: September 23rd, 2010 Tam Harbert

Google succeeding in wooing new businesses, finances show

Google's second-quarter financial report last week provided further signs that, after years of trying, Google may finally be seeing material results from emerging businesses that could help it diversify from search advertising, which

Published on: July 27th, 2010 Juan Carlos Perez

Accenture ends relationship with Tiger Woods

Since 2003, Tiger Woods has literally become the sole face, the strategic embodiment, the business essence of Accenture Plc., the $22 billion global IT, outsourcing and business consultancy. And why not? Woods' well-chronicled

Published on: December 14th, 2009 Thomas Wailgum

Swine flu run-through helps firm find glitches, hone response plan

Data aggregation vendor QL2 Software Inc. already follows best practices to prepare for the worst. It has redundant systems and regularly reviews its plans for both disaster recovery and business continuity. But when

Published on: December 14th, 2009 Todd R. Weiss

Corruption risks in emerging markets turn off potential investors

A patchwork of sketchy anti-corruption rules that make it difficult for executives to assess business risk is causing a majority of international companies to delay or abandon key business initiatives in emerging economies,

Published on: December 11th, 2009 Anuradha Shukla

Top tech quotes of 2009

As the year draws to a close, we thought about the memorable quotes related to IT and offer, in no particular order, 15 that stuck with us.Hey! You! Get off of my cloud!"If

Published on: December 9th, 2009 Nancy Weil