BlackBerry Maker Announces Software for Rival Devices

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd. is introducing a software application that can make Palm Treos and other Windows-based mobile devices made by rivals work like a BlackBerry

Samsung, Microsoft Strike Patent Deal

Samsung Electronics Co. and Microsoft Corp. said Thursday they have entered into a patent licensing agreement focused on the technology companies' consumer electronics lines.

IBM Meets 1Q Earnings Forecast

Microsoft Virtualization Products Face Delays

Several Microsoft virtualization products are seeing their shipping dates slip.

Adobe Ships Cross-Platform Apollo Alpha

Adobe announced it is shipping an alpha release of its "Apollo" cross-operating system Web applications platform, with commercial release scheduled for later this year.

Oracle's 3Q Profit Rises 35 Percent

Oracle Corp's fiscal third quarter profit climbed 35 percent, lifted by strong software sales that exceeded management's projections. The Redwood Shores-based business software maker said Tuesday that it earned $1.03 billion, or 20 cents per share, for the three months ended in February. That compared with net income of $765 million, or 14 cents per share, at the same time last year.

MS Ships Hotfix for Latest SQL Service Pack

Just two weeks after shipping a major new service pack for SQL Server 2005, Microsoft is having to issue a hotfix to correct a problem some customers experienced with the update.

Novell Ships Office OpenXML Translator

Novell quietly announced Monday it is shipping an Office OpenXML/Open Document Format translator that works with its own edition of the open source productivity suite.

Vanguard Web System Down in Busy Week

A computer network outage at The Vanguard Group, which manages $1.1 trillion in mutual fund assets, temporarily left customers unable to access online accounts Thursday afternoon.

Is Microsoft Finally Ready To Play Nice?

The company appears as if it wants to work cooperatively with competitors.

A Guide to Daylight Saving Time Updates

For the first time in 22 years, daylight saving time starts three weeks sooner and ends one week later than normal. Although the consequences from an earlier "spring forward" and later "fall back" doesn’t represent the level of threat imagined with Y2K, there are enough little snafus and "gotchas" to keep any IT manager busy for the next couple of weeks.

EU Threatens New Fines Against Microsoft

Microsoft is asking rivals to pay too much for information that can help software interoperate, claims European Union commissioner.

Mass. Man Arrested in Cisco Resale Fraud Plot

A Massachusetts businessman who resold Cisco Systems Inc. networking gear was arrested on charges he defrauded the technology company out of millions of dollars by cheating its program to replace broken or defective hardware.

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It's a wild, eat-or-be-eaten world.

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