Smack in the middle of the ultrabook and tablet hoopla from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas comes a sobering report from the market researchers at IDC: PC shipments in the critical fourth quarter were down 0.2 per cent from a year before.
Apple had a bad week in its multi-front patent war, capped by the real possibility of an iPhone and iPad import ban in Germany.
Apple has lost a bid to stop Samsung imports of its Galaxy Tab and some smartphones in the US, keeping the waters cloudy in one of the most important legal battles between the two tech titans.
The Internet Corp for Assigned Names and Numbers, which was dragged into creating the top-level domain .xxx for adult web addresses under threat of litigation, has now been sued for doing so.
The FBI must work more closely with the major US intelligence agencies in order to combat threats in cyberspace, its director said on Thursday, likening the government response to that against terrorism.
The software update that Apple pushed to iPhone users this week in part to resolve rapid battery draining has backfired for some users and made the problem worse.
The two-day London Cyber Conference wrapped up Thursday with a remarkable lack of unity for such a carefully staged, invite-only event for world political and technology leaders.
Ebay chief executive John Donahoe said the Chinese government won’t let foreign-owned internet companies win in that country, but added PayPal will nonetheless bend to fit new rules and stay in the market.
Yahoo’s investment bank is “fielding inquiries from multiple parties” about various options that could include a sale of all or some of the company, according to an all-hands email sent Friday by Yahoo’s founders and chairman.
Yahoo which is expected to lose its US display-advertising leadership this year to fast-growing Facebook, is trying to shore up its position by striking a mutual selling agreement with rivals Microsoft and AOL.