The Los Angeles Unified School District wants a refund from Apple over a bungled $1.3 billion deal to supply students with iPads.
In 2013, the schools were to equip each of its roughly 650,000 students with an iPad in one of the largest educational technology projects of its kind in the United States. more»
The maker of expensive printer ink HP, which is hiving itself off into two businesses has issued the logo of its new HP Enterprise logo and it is… well… pretty square.
Somewhere at the design stage, HP decided that it did not need a real logo and just stuck a hollow rectangle on a piece of paper. more»
Security outfit Symantec has been saying “oh look a badger” to reporters asking about its sale of its storage storage unit Veritas, for as much as $8 billion.
The dark satanic rumour mill claims that the floundering security vendor has approached NetApp, EMC and several private equity firms to gauge interest in the business. more»
IBM suits are deepening their partnership with Apple to make use of health information gathered by millions of Apple devices,
Biggish Blue, is creating a unit dedicated to providing data analytics to the healthcare sector and think that the millions of Apple watches which people bought by mistake will provide them with the data. more»
French ISPs have warned the government that they will move their operations out of France if the government brings through a bizarre spying bill.
Five hosters of French computer data said the bill will create an intelligence “exile” from France as ISPs try to avoid losing their customers by moving their operations somewhere else in the EU. more»
PC sales plunged lower than a Hollywood starlet’s dress in the first quarter of this year, according to Gartner Group.
One big reason for the decline was businesses buying fewer desktop computers, according to the Gartner research firm. It noted companies have mostly finished replacing older PCs that used outdated Windows XP software. more»
An Indian court has convicted the former chief of outsourcing giant Satyam, Byrraju Ramalinga Raju, and his mates over a massive accounting fraud.
Raju was the former chairman of outsourcing giant Satyam, and the case has tied up the Indian courts for nearly six years. more»
The Bitcoin Foundation is ironically bankrupt and has shed most of its staff.
Olivier Janssens, who was elected to the board last month wrote in his bog that the foundation has almost no money left, and just fired 90 percent of its people. more»
With Windows 10 coming to market sometime this summer, or possibly later, Microsoft is already starting to work on the next update for the OS and has been devoting brain time to what to call it.
The codename for the project, which will be ready in 2016, will be ‘Redstone’, a popular item in the recently acquired game, Minecraft. more»
Business software maker Informatica has just sold itself for $5.3 billion to private equity firms Permira Funds and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB).
This means that Informatica shareholders will get $48.75 per share in cash. But the sale does represent a failure by Infomatica to see off a buy out. more»
Hacking attacks which are designed to destroy a company, rather than just steal information, are on the rise.
A poll by the Organisation of American States found that 40 percent of respondents had battled attempts to shut down their computer networks, 44 percent had dealt with bids to delete files and 54 percent had encountered “attempts to manipulate” their equipment through a control system. more»
Singapore Telecommunications, or Singtel, is buying US-based cyber-security firm Trustwave for $810 million.
The move is the outfit’s biggest acquisition outside the main telecoms sector and is being touted as a Singtel moving away from being a pure-play telecoms company.
Apparently it wants to be involved in something analysts are calling “digital life”, which includes mobile video and digital advertising, and cyber security through partnerships with FireEye and Akamai, among others. more»
US chipmaker Qualcomm is going to outsource the production of its new Snapdragon 820, to Samsung so ti can take advantage of its 14nm node process.
Samsung has demonstrated its 14nm as a proven process as showcased by the performance and power consumption of its14nm EXynos 7420 CPU developed in house. more»
One of the noisiest outfits in the world has decided to invest in a bloke who knows a lot about the sounds of silence.
Apple has recruited Dolby executive VP Mike Rockwell and the word on the street is that he will be working out ways to make the overpriced toys sound and look a little better. more»
Search engine Google is rumoured to be signing up for Samsung’s 3D NAND in its data centres in a move which is similar to its rival’s Amazon.
Samsung’s 3D NAND is currently used in Kaminario K2 all-flash arrays and is being tipped for MacBooks. more»