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Turing manuscript sells for $US1 million

A 56-page notebook manuscript by Alan Turing, the English mathematician considered to be the father of modern computer science, has sold at auction for $US1.025 million.

Written by Marc Ferranti14 April 15 04:22

SAP co-founder Tschira dies at 74

Klaus Tschira, an SAP co-founder who helped pioneer the development of modern ERP (enterprise resource planning) software and turn the Germany-based company into a global software powerhouse, died Tuesday in Heidelberg at 74.

Written by Marc Ferranti01 April 15 05:45

US judge dismisses antitrust case against Google over Android apps

A U.S. federal judge has dismissed an antitrust lawsuit that charges Google harmed consumers by forcing Android handset makers to use its apps by default, but gave the plaintiffs three weeks to amend their complaint.

Written by Marc Ferranti22 Feb. 15 08:41

NSA spy program targets mobile networks worldwide

The NSA has conducted a covert campaign to intercept internal communications of operators and trade groups in order to infiltrate mobile networks worldwide, according to the latest revelations from documents supplied by Edward Snowden.

Written by Marc Ferranti07 Dec. 14 15:24

Top 10 tech stories 2014: Backlash! Disrupting the disruptors

Blowing up entrenched business models and picking up the profits that spill onto the floor is a time-honored tradition in tech, these days known by the cliche of the moment, "disruption." Here are our picks for the top stories of a very, well, disruptive year.

Written by Marc Ferranti06 Dec. 14 06:16

Search for growth in social, mobile fuels tech M&A boom

The search for game-changing technology capable of fueling growth in an uncertain economy is driving global tech mergers and acquisitions to a level not seen since the dotcom era.

Written by Marc Ferranti14 Nov. 14 08:46

HP reportedly set to split off PC, printer business

Reversing the corporate strategy CEO Meg Whitman set three years ago, Hewlett-Packard is set to announce as early as Monday that it will split off its PC and printer business into a separate, publicly traded company, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Written by Marc Ferranti06 Oct. 14 06:54

JPMorgan Chase attackers hacked other banks, report says

The news about this summer's cyberattack on JPMorgan Chase continues to get worse: A number of other financial institutions were also hit by the same group, according to the New York Times.

Written by Marc Ferranti05 Oct. 14 06:07

Wall Street Beat: Transition to mobile, cloud hits tech earnings

With Google, IBM, SAP, Intel and other tech titans reporting earnings this week, the focus is again on mobile and cloud technology. The general trend appears to be that the further a tech vendor has moved away from its legacy desktop-oriented products, the better its earnings are.

Written by Marc Ferranti19 July 14 05:56