Last year, Network World identified <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/102210-25-tech-startups.html?hpg1=bn">25 IT startups</a> poised to develop innovative technology for a new age of <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/supp/2009/ndc3/051809-cloud-faq.html">cloud computing</a>, <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/102510-burning-questions-virtualization-storage.html">virtualization</a> and mobility.
Stories by Jon Brodkin
For all its success as the world's biggest maker of PC operating systems and office programs, <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/subnets/microsoft/">Microsoft</a>'s position as the dominant provider of software to consumers is at risk.
The <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/topics/security.html">security</a> company Qualys this week demonstrated how to reverse-engineer a <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/subnets/microsoft/">Microsoft</a> patch in order to launch a denial-of-service attack on <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/topics/windows.html">Windows</a> DNS <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/topics/server.html">Server</a>.
"The PC is dead!" We've heard that message a lot since the birth of Apple's iPad, but when one of the creators of IBM's first PC added his voice to the chorus, people took notice.
Developers who make apps for Android have a lot more to worry about than just building great software.
Google's $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility is far and away Google's biggest-ever purchase -- in fact, it's greater than Google's next 10 biggest acquisitions combined and only its third above a billion dollars.
Pop quiz: Can you name every smartphone platform that's more popular than Windows Phone 7? Go on. We dare you.
Thirty years ago, IBM created the first personal computer running Microsoft's MS-DOS. Today, IBM and Microsoft seem to have very different views on the future of the PC.
Amazon is struggling to restore customer data lost because of an <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/080911-software-error-complicates-amazons-data.html?hpg1=bn">outage</a> at a <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/topics/data-center.html">data center</a> in Ireland, as developers grow increasingly frustrated over the inability to access <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/topics/applications.html">applications</a> they have built on top of Amazon's cloud service.
After criticism over new restrictions on the amount of virtual memory customers can deploy before having to buy new licenses, VMware has boosted the limits on virtual RAM so high that most customers should not be negatively affected.
With Microsoft trumpeting the idea that PCs and tablets should run the same operating system and have all the same capabilities, will Apple go down the same road?
In its latest annual <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/topics/security.html">security</a> <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=26931">report</a>, <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/subnets/microsoft/">Microsoft</a> claimed some progress in fending off vulnerabilities that allow remote code execution.
Google's chief legal officer today accused rivals Microsoft, Oracle and Apple of "a hostile, organized campaign against Android ... waged through bogus patents."
A new Android Trojan is capable of recording phone conversations, according to a CA security researcher.
Few IT companies have fundamentally changed the <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/topics/data-center.html">data center</a> like VMware. Yet 13 years into VMware's existence nearly all of its co-founders, including the wife-and-husband team of <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2008/091008-vnware.html">CEO Diane Greene and Chief Scientist Mendel Rosenblum</a>, have moved on.
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