Stories by John Blau

  • Avaya to buy SIP software developer

    In a move to beef up its Internet networking expertise, communications vendor Avaya has agreed to acquire Ubiquity Software, a developer of software applications using SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) technology.

  • CES - Toshiba readies desktop HD DVD drive

    Toshiba will release a desktop PC version of its HD DVD writer next month in a move to boost support for the next-generation optical disc format. The release will follow the launch of a notebook version last year.

  • Oracle simplifies pricing model

    Oracle will offer customers a range of simplified licensing models in an attempt to make pricing more consistent across its portfolio of products, developed in-house and acquired from competitors.

  • ITU - Digital cordless phones to link to the Internet

    Consumers who know nothing about new Internet telephone technologies but don't want to miss out on the action could be interested in this development: Manufacturers of cordless digital telephones plan to add IP (Internet Protocol) capability to a new generation of home communication and entertainment devices.

  • ITU - Huawei to seek more mobile phone patents

    Huawei Technologies Co. plans to increase its investments in research and development to expand its patent portfolio for mobile phone technologies, making it less dependent on intellectual property from other manufacturers, a senior executive said Tuesday.

  • UN summit to address issue of growing e-waste

    Measures to reduce the millions of tons of electronic waste generated each year by manufactures of computers, mobile phones and other consumer electronic products will be the focus of a United Nations-sponsored conference in the capital of Kenya.

  • Infor CEO is ready to fight SAP in midmarket

    Midmarket applications vendor Infor Global Solutions sees challenges for companies like SAP and Oracle to adapt their enterprise software products for small and medium-size business.

  • AMD hit with patent infringement suit

    Chip design company Opti has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), after reaching an out of court settlement in a similar case against Nvidia earlier this year.

  • SAP sinks teeth into rich SME pie

    SAP wants a bigger piece of the large and potentially lucrative SME (small and medium-size enterprise) market for business software to fuel the company's growth moving ahead. After introducing products tailored to meet the needs of smaller businesses, the German vendor now aims to follow through on marketing and support with a new dedicated unit -- Global SME.