Stories by David Legard

  • Thai riots spark reporting via Twitter, YouTube

    The serious riots in Bangkok this week have taken a tragic toll out on the streets, but have also sparked an unprecedented emergence of amateur news gathering, shared over YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, which has proved ideal for the fast-moving situation.

  • Oracle to realign Asia sales operations

    Oracle is to realign its Asian sales operations to provide more focused and specialized teams to replace the "generalized" sales force it has now, according to Derek Williams, executive vice president for Oracle Asia-Pacific.

  • Online fraud: We got law, but no enforcement

    Plenty of laws exist to prosecute online identity thieves and fraudsters, and also to co-opt Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and online auction sites into the fight against fraud, but enforcement is lacking across the board, according to security experts.

  • Online fraud: We got law, but no enforcement

    Plenty of laws exist to prosecute online identity thieves and fraudsters, and also to co-opt ISPs (Internet Service Providers) and online auction sites into the fight against fraud, but enforcement is lacking across the board, according to security experts.

  • Gartner: Offshoring backlash to vanish by 2006

    The backlash against offshoring will deepen over the next few months, but will be consigned to the wastebasket of history by the end of 2005, according to the vice-president of Gartner’s global tech industries group, Craig Baty.

  • Teacube PC promotes open embedded standard

    Japan's Personal Media demonstrated at CommunicAsia a functional computer called the Teacube, measuring 2 inches (5 centimeters) on each side, to show the potential of the T-Engine platform for embedded systems.

  • Society set to kill off spam, academic says

    E-mail spammers will be driven out of business within two years because society will not accept being held to ransom, according to Ravi Sharma, adjunct associate professor in the division of information studies at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University.

  • Gartner: Rapid Linux growth boosts server market

    The number of servers sold worldwide increased by 27.1 percent in the first quarter of 2004 to 1.57 million units, with a clear move by users towards low-end servers and the Linux operating system, research company Gartner said Tuesday.

  • Hitachi offers more media storage with 400G-byte drive

    Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Inc. has launched a new 3.5-inch hard disk drive with a capacity of 400GB, higher than any other drive in this class, the company announced Wednesday. The drive has been designed for audio/video applications, and particularly with digital video recorders in mind.

  • Study: Software piracy rates remain high in Asia

    Software piracy remains a multi-billion dollar industry in Asia, but there are some signs of improvement in the 14 Asian countries being most closely surveyed, according to the International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA).

  • DoJ officials recommend blocking PeopleSoft bid

    Officials in the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) antitrust division have made a recommendation to the department to block the proposed acquisition of PeopleSof by rival Oracle, PeopleSoft said in a statement Tuesday.