Stories by Laura Rohde

  • Cisco targets IP phone flaw

    Cisco Systems on Tuesday reacted to a warning from the U.K.'s National Infrastructure Security Co-ordination Centre (NISCC) that it had discovered a software flaw capable of causing the company's IP (Internet Protocol) telephones to crash.

  • Microsoft, Philips marry Windows with Nexperia

    Philips Electronics will make semiconductors for consumer electronics devices capable of playing Windows Media audio and video files as part of a nonexclusive deal with Microsoft, the companies said Wednesday.

  • Symbian licenses Microsoft ActiveSync protocol

    Symbian has licensed a protocol from Microsoft to allow users of mobile phones based on the Symbian operating system to synchronize e-mail and other personal data with servers running Microsoft's Exchange Server 2003.

  • BT signs hefty Reuters contract, buys Radianz

    Reuters Group has awarded BT Group a worldwide network services outsourcing contract valued at US$3 billion over eight and a half years, the companies announced Wednesday. Additionally, Reuters is selling its Radianz unit to BT for US$175 million.

  • IBM to buy Corio for US$182 million

    IBM will acquire Corio, a provider of software-management services and software for businesses, in a cash deal worth US$182 million, IBM announced Tuesday.

  • HP may farm out Fiorina's job duties, says report

    HP's board of directors is considering a plan that would redistribute some of the day-to-day responsibilities of its chairman and CEO, Carly Fiorina, to other HP executives, due in part to the board's displeasure with the company's uneven performance, according to a report published Monday.

  • Oracle says PeopleSoft merger ready to roll by January

    It may be one of the software industry's largest acquisitions to date, but Oracle expects to work out its merger plans with PeopleSoft by the end of the year and will "hit the ground running in January," according to Oracle President Charles Phillips.

  • Grid pioneers launch company

    The creators of the Globus open source grid software formally launched software and services company Univa on Monday with the hopes of capitalizing on their work on grid computing.

  • Lenovo reveals IBM warranty costs rising steadily

    In detailing its agreement to acquire IBM's personal computing division, China's Lenovo Group has revealed data about growing warranty costs for Big Blue's PC business, and in doing so raised questions about quality control issues.