Larry Ellison Still the Top Draw at Oracle’s Mega-Convention

October 1, 2014 | Tags: , , ,

Larry Ellison was the main draw for tens of thousands of technology professionals at Oracle Corp’s annual conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, where he joked about losing his name after relinquishing his role as the company’s CEO. Ellison, who this month gave up his position as chief executive of the enterprise software behemoth he co-founded 37 […]

Windows 10 Tries Blending New with Familiar

October 1, 2014 | Tags: , , ,

Microsoft is trying to soften an unpopular redesign of Windows by reviving features from older versions while still attempting to nudge desktop users into a world of touch screens and mobile devices. The company on Tuesday gave an early preview of the new Windows 10 software, which it aims to begin selling by the middle […]

Connected Cars: Is AT&T Leaving Verizon in its Rear-View mirror?

September 30, 2014 | Tags: , , ,

Verizon Communications, the No.1 U.S. wireless carrier known for its widespread coverage, is falling behind its biggest rival in what many are betting will be the next big thing in the wireless industry: connected cars. The reason? Simply put, the type of network Verizon uses isn’t global. The $1.7 trillion wireless industry has just about […]

Yahoo-AOL Merger Proposal: Recipe for Revival, or Stagnation?

September 28, 2014 | Tags: , , ,

A proposed merger of Internet pioneers AOL Inc and Yahoo Inc could create a nimbler player in Web video, but strong growth, the measure of success in Silicon Valley, would remain elusive. Investors are revisiting one of the most speculated Internet combinations, after activist investor Starboard on Friday pressured Yahoo to merge with AOL. A pairing could […]

Rocket Brings IPO Forward Due to “Exceptional” Demand

September 26, 2014 | Tags: , , ,

Germany’s Rocket Internet is bringing its planned initial public offering (IPO) forward by a week, citing “exceptional investor demand across all points of the price range” for its shares. The e-commerce investment group said on Friday the offer period, which started on Wednesday, would now end at 1100 GMT (7:00 a.m. EDT) on Oct. 1 […]

Apple’s Response to iPhone Glitches is Key

September 25, 2014 | Tags: , , ,

Apple’s response to a high-profile gaffe involving its iPhone software may be more important than the glitch itself. As the giant tech company scrambled to fix a software glitch that left some of its new iPhones unable to make calls, some analysts said Thursday that Apple is doing the right thing by quickly acknowledging and […]

EU Privacy Watchdogs Give Google Guidelines to Change Privacy Practices

September 25, 2014 | Tags: , , , ,

European data privacy regulators on Thursday handed Google a package of guidelines to help it bring the way it collects and stores user data in line with EU law after six regulators opened investigations into the internet giant. The group of European data protection authorities, known as the Article 29 Working Party, sent Google a list of measures it […]

Apple Releases iOS 8 Workaround to Fix Dropped Cell Service

September 25, 2014 | Tags: , , , ,

Apple released a workaround for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users who reported a drop in cellular service and the inability to use the fingerprint reading Touch ID after downloading the iOS 8.0.1 mobile operating system. Apple said it would release iOS 8.0.2 in the next few days to fix the issue. In the meantime, […]

New ‘Bash’ Software Bug May Pose Bigger Threat than ‘Heartbleed’

September 24, 2014 | Tags: , , , ,

A newly discovered security bug in a widely used piece of Linux software, known as “Bash,” could pose a bigger threat to computer users than the “Heartbleed” bug that surfaced in April, cyber experts warned on Wednesday. Bash is the software used to control the command prompt on many Unix computers. Hackers can exploit a bug in Bash to […]

Apple Pulls iOS 8 Update After Reports of Dropped Cellular Service

September 24, 2014 | Tags: , , , , ,

Apple has pulled an update to iOS 8, its latest mobile operating system, following reports of dropped cellular service. “We have received reports of an issue with the iOS 8.0.1 update. We are actively investigating … In the meantime, we have pulled back the iOS 8.0.1 update,” said Trudy Miller, an Apple spokeswoman. Users took to […]