May looked good for Apple Inc. who hits the one million mark in iPad sales a mere 28 days following the tablet’s release.
IBM Corp. announced it will acquire Cast Iron Systems Inc. in an effort to help customers to connect to on-premise apps to external cloud-based apps.
The Federal government grants conditional approval to 17 organizations for 52 projects to further Canada’s rural broadband initiative. The projects represent $76.7 million of the $225 million allocated in 2009 towards giving Web access to underserved communities.
Mozilla Corp. CEO John Lilly quits after two years at the helm of the creator of the Firefox browser. He left to become a venture partner at Greylock Partners but remained on Mozilla’s board.
Chip maker AMD Inc. releases new triple-core and quad-core laptop processors as part of its Phenom II line with the goal of closing the power and performance gap with rival Intel Corp. Just one month prior, AMD CEO Dirk Meyer acknowledged the company’s under-representation in the laptop market.
Later that month, Intel Corp. announced new processors for ultra-thin laptops along with the magic number 32. That’s 32 per cent better performance and 32 per cent slimmer.
Enterprise software vendor SAP AG announced it will buy mobile and database vendor Sybase for US$6 billion to further its three-pronged on-premise, on-demand and on-device strategy.
In other acquisition news, security vendor Symantec Corp. is reported to be buying VeriSign Inc.’s security business for $US1.3 billion. And, McAfee Inc. said it would acquire Trust Digital to build out its mobile security offerings.
New wireless entrant, Mobilicity, opens its doors for service in the Toronto area with 35 stores to begin and touting no-contract plans.
That same month yet another new wireless entrant, Public Mobile, made its debut in Toronto to be followed by Montreal in June.
Not to be outdone by Apple’s iPad and Hewlett-Packard’s Slate, Dell Inc. announced it will launch later in the year its very own tablet. Called the Streak tablet, it will be Android-based.

In the virtualization arena, VMware Inc. made available the latest version of its VMex suite to help enterprise customers with remote offices to better manage Microsoft Hyper-V servers and desktops.