Users advised to be careful with Oracle ULAs

Oracle Corp.'s unlimited license agreements (ULAs) can make great sense for companies that want to use a lot of the vendor's software, but a number of potential pitfalls can get buried in the

Published on: April 29th, 2010 Chris Kanaracus

Microsoft puts Vista ‘behind it,’ says analyst

Microsoft Corp. weathered the storm of Windows Vista, 2007's often-abused operating system, an analyst said today after reviewing the company latest earnings."At this point it appears Microsoft has put Vista behind it," said Allan

Published on: April 26th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

Intel warns AMD of patent breach

Chip maker Intel on Monday sent a notice to rival Advanced Micro Devices that it violated a patent cross-licensing agreement when it spun off a manufacturing arm into a separate company. Intel licensed

Published on: March 15th, 2009 Agam Shah

Dell triples ‘XP tax’ on consumer PCs to $150

More than five months after it stopped selling its popular Inspiron line of consumer desktop and laptop PCs with Windows XP , Dell Inc. is offering the systems with the aging operating system

Published on: December 8th, 2008 Gregg Keizer

Troubled SMIC gets lifeline from China’s Datang

SINGAPORE - Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC), China's largest chip maker, has finally found the strategic investor it's been looking for: Datang Telecom Technology & Industry Holdings. Datang Holdings is a subsidiary of Datang

Published on: November 10th, 2008 Sumner Lemon

Southern Sudan beckons ICT investors

LAGOS, NIGERIA - The government of Southern Sudan is reaching out to Commonwealth nations to convince investors to tap into opportunities in the nation's ICT sector, in the wake of a peace in

Published on: October 9th, 2008 Remmy Nweke

How not to get sued by open source coders

A recent ruling by the U.S. Federal Appeals Court, stipulating that open source licenses are subject to copyright laws, will mean that businesses will have to exercise added due diligence when integrating open

Published on: October 1st, 2008 Kathleen Lau

China plans telecom restructuring, clears way for 3G

SINGAPORE - China has announced a restructuring plan for the country's fixed-line and mobile operators, a final step towards the long-awaited release of 3G (third-generation) mobile licenses. The plan, long a focus of

Published on: May 26th, 2008 Sumner Lemon

China’s 3G system to grow after Olympics

BEIJING - China's 3G (third generation telephony) system will expand service to 10 cities after August's Olympic Games, the nation's minister of science and technology said. "TD-SCDMA (Time Division Synchronous Code Division Multiple

Published on: May 7th, 2008 Steven Schwankert