Apple’s (AAPL) stock price swayed in the wind Dec. 5, spiking on news that the vendor, after a six-year spasmodic negotiation, finally had agreed to supply its iPhones to China Mobile and its 750 million subscribers--but subsequently sliding after an official with the carrier said no such deal was done.
Researcher IDC has reiterated its oft-stated refrain of PC’s hastening slide to the abyss but this time warned to expect 2013 to close with the worst yearly decline in the industry’s history, icing the gloom with little hope for a recovery and topping it off with a separate projection for tablets to slow to single-digit growth rates.
If Microsoft’s (MSFT) search committee was hoping to pin its chief executive badge on current Ford (F) head Alan Mulally to replace its outgoing boss Steve Ballmer, there might be some long faces in Redmond.
Microsoft (MSFT) joined a growing number of IT giants, including Facebook (FB), Google (GOOG), Mozilla, Twitter (TWTR) and Yahoo (YHOO) making loud gestures about overhauling security to ward off unauthorized government surveillance to obtain private customer data.
Juniper (JNPR) is kicking off an initiative that combines upgrades to its Junos Pulse remote access and network access control (NAC) solutions with new alliances with MDM enterprise providers AirWatch and MobileIron.
Record online shopping sales on Cyber Monday capped the highest five-day online sales period on record—starting with Thanksgiving day—as shoppers ran up a 21 percent increase in e-commerce transactions Dec. 2 and a 16.5 percent spike from the same multi-day period last year, according to analytics figures compiled by IBM (IBM).
Google (GOOG) is building three floating retail stores, starting with a barge it is converting at San Francisco’s Treasure Island, in a $35 million project to construct and dock the outlets also in Los Angeles and New York, according to a report in the San Francisco Chronicle.
Distributor Westcon Group has dipped into the B2B and logistics services industry to appoint Dolph Westerbos to its chief executive slot effective Jan. 1, 2014, succeeding Dean Douglas, who’s leaving the company after nearly a five-year stint at the helm.
It appears that Microsoft (MSFT)’s Windows 7 OS kicked the stuffing out of both Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 in operating system market share for November, according to figures compiled by researcher Net Applications.
Apple (AAPL) on Monday confirmed reports it has bought Topsy Labs, a San Francisco-based social media analytics researcher specializing in capturing and massaging unstructured Twitter (TWTR) data, for around $200 million, according to a figure posted by The Wall Street Journal.
WAN optimization and performance management provider Riverbed Technology (RVBD) has appointed Keith Hoskison, a 25-year IT industry veteran with executive stints at Aruba Networks (ARUN), BMC, Cisco Systems (CSCO) and Enterasys as its new channel chief.
Users may be buying Microsoft’s (MSFT) original, albeit beleaguered, Surface RT in greater numbers of late—prodded by the holiday-induced, $199 floor-dropping prices—and its newer Surface 2, but both versions of the tablet are getting crushed by Apple’s (AAPL) iPad in Web usage.
Ford chief executive Alan Mulally and current Microsoft (MSFT) cloud and enterprise executive vice president Satya Nadella are said to have separated themselves from other candidates vying to replace Microsoft outgoing boss Steve Ballmer, according to sources cited in a new Bloomberg report.
Newly discovered Linux malware can infect Intel (INTC)-based Internet-connected devices not typically targeted by hackers such as routers, security cameras and set-top boxes as well as PCs, according to a Symantec (SYMC) security researcher.
Symantec, which discovered the worm on November 26 and named it Linux.Darlloz, for now has classified the threat as low level.
It’s difficult to tell if IT industry stalwart Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) is shaking off the doldrums or just doing a better job at minimizing its losses. While the vendor posted better-than-expected sales and earnings for its Q4 2013, both continue to slide, just not as much. So is HP just managing its losses better, or is it making real progress?