Stories by Laura Rohde

RealNetworks, Siemens join media delivery offerings

RealNetworks Inc. and Siemens AG have extended their global reseller partnership to sell software that combines their media delivery technologies, the companies announced Tuesday at the 3GSM World Congress in Cannes.

Oracle says PeopleSoft merger ready to roll by January

It may be one of the software industry's largest acquisitions to date, but Oracle expects to work out its merger plans with PeopleSoft by the end of the year and will "hit the ground running in January," according to Oracle President Charles Phillips.

UK government hit with another large computer failure

IT system failures continued to plague the U.K. government last week, when as many as 80,000 civil servants working for the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) had to deal with what is being described in the local press as the biggest computer crash in government history.

Report: Microsoft paid CCIA official

The antitrust settlement between Microsoft and the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) announced earlier this month included a payment of US$9.75 million to the CCIA's president, according to a report published Wednesday.

Avis Europe ditches PeopleSoft project

Avis Europe has scrapped development of a new ERP system because of cost overruns and delays and will also scale back its overall IT restructuring project.

UK servers returned to media group by US feds

Independent Media Center (Indymedia), the U.K.-based group responsible for running about 20 independent news Web sites, said that U.S. authorities returned its servers on Wednesday, but the group is still looking for answers as to why the two servers were seized last week.

China slammed on product piracy

The Chinese government came under heavy criticism on Thursday by two U.S. business groups that are urging China to crack down on its growing piracy market and focus on the protection of intellectual property rights in the country.

Amazon releases A9 search engine

Internet retailer officially moved into the search engine market with the unveiling late Tuesday of its Internet search engine,