Under increasing pressure to help tighten corporate budgets, Global 2000 IT executives are set to kick off a new group called the Technology Leadership Council, starting in the U.S. with the aim of going international, to grapple with business alignment and leadership issues, and examine ways to deal with the current economic crisis.
Stories by Marc Ferranti
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Thursday to send back to a lower court U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson's decision in the government's landmark antitrust case against Microsoft.
With the specter of a weakening US economy hanging over the show, CeBIT was officially kicked off Thursday with vendor promises to help users manage and connect the dizzying array of computing devices available on the market today.
AOL Europe GmbH on Tuesday detailed new German services, its upcoming launch in the Spanish market, and other plans for expansion in Europe, where it faces entrenched competition from strong local and regional ISPs (Internet service providers).
After braking international expansion and seeing the company's share price plunge to the below-$1 level, Buy.com Inc. Chief Executive Officer Greg Hawkins is banking on the company's virtual fulfillment and distribution model to pull it into profitability and survive the dot-com shakeout.
After braking international expansion and seeing the company's share price plunge to the below-$1 level, Buy.com chief executive officer Greg Hawkins is banking on the company's virtual fulfillment and distribution model to pull it into profitability and survive the dot-com shakeout.
IBM Corp. has a new mantra: infrastructure. The company is spending billions of dollars on Linux and data center development in an effort to position itself as the premier "e-business" infrastructure provider for companies, according to IBM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Lou Gerstner.
With the announcement here of new MP3 file-management, wireless connection and home networking products, sound-technology company Voyetra Turtle Beach Inc. is looking to domesticate the Internet music download revolution. In doing so, the vendor is participating in a race among PC vendors, including Dell Computer Corp. and Gateway Inc., to offer PC-to-stereo connectivity products for plugged-in music lovers.
Looking to gain an edge on its rivals in the market for handheld devices, Microsoft on Monday lifted the curtain on a test version of the Windows Media Player designed to let users stream and download multimedia files into Pocket PC devices.
One day into the Comdex trade show was enough to make it clear -- PCs remain at the heart of computer industry, but shiny, tiny machines provide the glitz, and a glimpse into the wireless future.
Hewlett-Packard announced Tuesday it would acquire Bluestone Software in a stock-for-stock transaction.
Technology achieved what the largest music companies have failed to do -- knock controversial music-sharing site Napster.com off the Web, at least for a few hours.
NEW YORK (07/24/2000) - Devil! Hijacker! Pirate! These are just some of the
terms that Time Warner Inc. President Richard Parsons associated with Napster
Inc. -- albeit at times somewhat tongue in cheek -- Monday at the start of the
Plug.In industry conference put on by Jupiter Communications Inc.
NEW YORK (07/24/2000) - In a move that may presage a variety of new initiatives
by Napster Inc., the music file sharing site currently being sued by major
music labels on Monday announced a song promotion deal with Sputnik7.com LLC,
an online affiliate of Palm Entertainment Properties Inc.
NEW YORK (07/24/2000) - RioPort.com Inc. Monday unveiled enhancements to its
Media Device Manager (MDM) family of software and services, a series of
contract wins with portable music appliance makers and Internet retailers, and
a US$35.1 million, second round of financing. The announcements were timed to
coincide with the opening of the Plug.In Internet music conference put on by
market research firm Jupiter Communications Inc. here, and are meant to
underscore the company's renewed push to position itself as the premier
middleman for digital music distribution.