A few weeks ago, when I was struggling with the idea of bringing ComputerWorld Canada and Computing Canada together, I decided to take a break from my work by reading the newspaper. I chose the Globe and Mail, and it was only after putting the paper down on the table I had an epiphany: The Globe and Mail, like the publication you hold in your hands now, was also the merger of two rivals.
Microsoft Corp. plans to open a research centre in France in conjunction with a French government research organization. An announcement could be made as early as Tuesday afternoon during a visit to Paris by Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer.
Taiwanese police arrested several suspects and seized an unspecified number of re-marked Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) processors in a Dec. 30 raid on four businesses at several locations in Taiwan, an AMD spokeswoman said Wednesday.