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.

PalmSource CEO steps down

Following in the footsteps of its former parent company, PalmSource Inc. is parting ways with its first chief executive officer (CEO) and will be headed by an executive within the company on an interim basis as it searches for a replacement, the handheld OS (operating system) provider announced Monday.

PalmOne gives interim CEO full-time gig

PalmOne has taken the term "interim" out of Ed Colligan's job title, making him the company's new chief executive officer (CEO) and president, the PDA (personal digital assistant) maker announced Monday. The move comes just days before PalmOne is expected to launch the first device in its new mobile manager range of handheld computing products.

British Airways takes off with Cisco VOIP

British Airways (BA), Europe's third-largest airline, has tapped Cisco Systems to build a telephone system using VOIP (voice over Internet Protocol) for its 14,000 office and airport workers, Cisco announced Wednesday.

W3C gets proactive with Mobile Web Initiative

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) formally launched the Mobile Web Initiative at its WWW2005 Conference in Japan, on Wednesday, putting out a call for participants to join two working groups focused on making Web access from mobile devices as natural and easy as making a telephone call.

DoubleClick bought for US$1.1B

Two U.S. private equity firms have bought online advertising company DoubleClick for US$1.1 billion, DoubleClick announced Monday.

Security in new Opera browser fights phishing

Internet browser company Opera Software has added features for tighter security and the ability to surf the Web with voice commands in the latest version of its browser, Opera 8 for Windows and Linux, launched Tuesday.

Reuters shuts down system to fight Kelvir IM worm

Reuters Group was able to bring its instant messaging (IM) system back online early on Friday morning, after an outbreak of the Kelvir worm led the company to shut down the system for most of Thursday.

UK government funds new open-source initiative

The U.K. government is backing a new initiative aimed at promoting the use of open-source software in the public sector, providing a forum for those working in the public sector to test and use such software.

AMD previews Pacifica virtualisation technology

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has offered its first peek at "Pacifica," its virtualisation technology for use on server and desktop processors, ahead of the April launch of the Pacifica specifications.

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.

EBay classifieds get international launch

In its latest move to expand beyond online auctions and to grow internationally, eBay late Tuesday said that it now runs Web sites offering free classified advertising in over 50 cities outside the U.S.