Much feared Oracle founder Larry Ellison has surprised everyone by stepping down as CEO and replacing himself with a two headed monster made from the bodies of Safra Catz and Mark Hurd.
Ellison will still be the executive chairman of Oracle’s board, as well as the company’s chief technology officer. more»
SAP, the maker of expensive business software, which no one understands, has written a cheque for expense management software maker Concur Technologies.
The all-stock deal is valued at $7.3 billion and will help SAP expand its esoteric presence in cloud computing. more»
Open Sauce Mozilla Labs has been closed and the shutdown was either kept under wraps for months, or just forgotten about.
When Google Labs closed there was much fuming – after all it meant that the search engine outfit had also closed many projects. more»
The number of websites has gone above one billion for the first time and is still growing.
According to figures updated in real time by online tracker Internet Live Stats and tweeted by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, considered the father of the World Wide Web, more than a billion companies and individuals have their own page. more»
Gadget repair firm iFixit has voided the warranty on an iPhone 6 to see what was under the bonnet and found that it would be a major headache to repair.
Apparently to get inside you have to extract two proprietary Pentalobe screws, and then lever the entire front display assembly away from the rest of the body with a suction cup, being careful not to rip the TouchID sensor wire clean off. more»
A US Senate panel has ruled that hackers associated with the Chinese government have repeatedly infiltrated the computer systems of US airlines, technology companies and other contractors involved in the movement of US troops and military equipment.
The Senate Armed Services Committee’s year-long probe found the military’s US Transportation Command, or Transcom, was aware of only two out of at 20 such cyber intrusions within a single year. more»
Of course Apple itself has not announced it, it has leaked it as an official rumour to its favourite journalists who have lovingly published it.
The company plans to unveil the sixth generation of its iPad and the third edition of the iPad mini, as well as its operating system OS X Yosemite. more»
On paper, the electronics giant Radio Shack should have been one of the success stories of the electronics industry – however this week it announced its latest quarterly loss, $119.4 million, and that might mean that it is going to have to shut. more»
Malaysian electronics companies are routinely using forced labour systems to get products to market, a human rights group claims.
The report is the result of a two-year study funded by the US Department of Labour and undertaken by Verité, a nonprofit organisation focused on labour issues. more»
Scientists from three international universities have twisted again, like they did last summer, and managed to transfer data at the speed of 32 gigabits per second.
This is 30 times faster than 4G LTE wireless technology.
The team, led by Alan Willner, of the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering, successfully demonstrated data transmission rates of 32 gigabits per second across 2.5m of free space in his basement. more»
Mainframe software outfit Micro Focus has started proceedings to merge with Attachmate, owners of Novell and Suse Linux, for approximately US$1.2 billion.
The combined company should have yearly revenue of $1.4 billion, with more than 4,500 employees and more than 30,000 customers, Micro Focus said. more»
It seems that the fruity cargo cult Apple has been taking a leaf from the Stalinist handbook and is re-touching pictures that are a little difficult for its fanboys to swallow.
The iPhone 6 has an unsightly bulge which breaks the streamlining of the design. more»
Muggles at Cambridge University have worked out a way of creating Harry Potter’s cloak of invisibility claiming that it could have military uses against You Know Who.
Ventsislav Valev, who we thought was one of the competitors in the Goblet of Fire, is apparently behind the idea. more»
Micron announced a new SSD that uses its densest process and has an onboard chip that can program the memory to act as high performance SLC or high-capacity MLC flash.
Dubbed the M600 SSD, the drive uses Micron’s new 16 nanometer (nm) lithography with 128Gb NAND density. more»
Advertising watchdog, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a TV, website and several press adverts for Virgin Media’s cable broadband service saying that they were misleading punters.
Rivals BT and Sky Broadband (BSkyB), moaned that the Virgin promotions “misled” consumers by claiming the service offered Internet download speeds that were “5x faster than Sky and BT’s regular broadband”. more»