Sony has issued an earnings warning and says it will cut 10,000 jobs and a number of product models over the next few years as it reorganises its electronics division in an effort to reduce costs.
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Opera Software will no longer force users of the free PC version of its Web browser, Opera, to view advertising banners.
Expects to save $2.8 billion a year
A German teenager who confessed to creating the Sasser computer worm has been found guilty of three counts of computer sabotage and four counts of data manipulation, and given a suspended sentence of 21 months.
Attackers are already exploiting security flaws reported by Veritas Software last week in its remote backup agent to take control of computers running the software, according to the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT). It urged users of the software, Veritas Backup Exec Remote Agent for Windows Servers, to apply a security patch issued by Veritas.
Microsoft has been discussing the possibility of buying a developer of adware, Claria, according to reports published in US newspapers Thursday. However, the deal is in danger of falling through, in part because of concerns about how such a move would be seen by the public, the reports said.
Oracle Corp. appointed Gregory Maffei, a former Microsoft Corp. executive, as president. He will also take on the role of chief financial officer (CFO) from July, the company said Friday.
IBM, Nokia, Oracle, RealNetworks and Red Hat pipe up
Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB will unveil a mobile phone-cum-digital music player early next month, company President Miles Flint announced at the 3GSM World Congress in Cannes on Monday.
Cellphone maker plans to support AAC also
Computer Associates International Inc. (CA) has named a former IBM Corp. software executive as its president and chief executive officer elect.
The city of Paris intends to reduce its dependence on software suppliers with "de facto monopolies," but considers an immediate switch of its 17,000 desktops to open source software too costly, it said Wednesday.
Court-ordered documentation only available in DRM-protected format and only viewable with Internet Explorer
China's project to build an open computing platform got a boost Saturday as two European companies added their weight to a January agreement between China's Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and France's atomic energy authority, the Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique (CEA).
Apple Computer will begin shipping its new iMac G5 desktop computer worldwide in mid-September, the company's top marketing executive said Tuesday.