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CA to resell StoreAge virtualization appliance

CA has announced a reseller tie-up with StoreAge Networking Technologies to beef up the virtualization and data protection capabilities of its BrightStor storage-management software suite, the company announced Monday.

Experts: Next Sober worm on the way, may not do harm

The next variant of the Sober worm is set to attack computers already infected by previous versions of the malware at the stroke of midnight GMT as Jan. 5 turns into Jan. 6, according to European antivirus software vendors. Given that both Internet s...

AMD signs $75M patent license agreement with Rambus

Chip maker Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has signed a five-year, US$75 million patent license agreement with Rambus, the technology licensing company announced Tuesday. Under the terms of the deal, Rambus will provide AMD with a license to Rambus pate...

2005 - The IT year in quotes

The words from the IT industry aren't as colorful or as profuse as they once were. High-profile chief executive officers (CEOs) aren't as quick to savage competitors publicly these days given that everyone partners with all of their peers, even bitte...

IBM holds on to Top500 supercomputer lead

IBM retained its lead of the Top500 list of supercomputers with its BlueGene/L System installed at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories in California. The system topped the twice-yearly list of the fastest ...

Google hit with second lawsuit over Library project

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) has filed suit against Google over the search company's Google Print Library Project, the organization announced Wednesday. The project, which involves scanning library books without seeking copyright hold...

Microsoft researcher, wiki creator joins Eclipse

Microsoft researcher Ward Cunningham is joining the Eclipse Foundation, according to a Web log entry posted by Eclipse executive director Mike Milinkovich Monday. Cunningham's role at the nonprofit foundation will be to help improve collaborative and...

SAP's VC arm invests in wiki company

SAP Ventures, the venture capital arm of German enterprise applications vendor SAP, has invested in social communications and wiki company Socialtext, the U.S. startup announced Friday. Socialtext specializes in software and support for enterprises l...

MIT to launch US$100 laptop prototype in November

The MIT Media Laboratory expects to launch a prototype of its US$100 laptop in November, according to Nicholas Negroponte, the lab's chairman and co-founder. The facility has been working with industry partners to develop a notebook computer for use ...

Dell talks up multicore servers, workstations

Dell has added multicore technology to its single-core dual-socket servers and workstations, the company announced Monday. Dell claims the new systems provide a maximum improvement in performance of 53 percent compared with the single-core, dual-sock...

HP hires another Palm exec for its PC group

Hewlett-Packard (HP) has taken on board a second former Palm executive to handle its personal systems group. Satjiv Chahil has joined HP as senior vice president of marketing for the PC division, the company announced.

Suse Linux 10.0 to hit stores in early October

Novell Wednesday announced its Suse Linux 10.0 operating system will be generally available early next month in retail or online stores. The new software emphasizes ease of use and is aimed at both developers and home users, according to the company.

Music service directed by users' preferences

If you know the kind of music or musicians you like, online music discovery service Pandora, could be right up your alley. The service, which debuted Monday, builds up tailored streams of music based on a user's stated preference for an artist or a s...

'Loverspy' program creator indicted, on the run

The creator of Loverspy, software to surreptitiously observe individuals' online activities, has been indicted for allegedly violating US federal computer privacy laws, local and federal authorities announced Friday.

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