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IBM $1.6B Buy Shrinks ECM Battlefield

UPDATED: IBM  today agreed to purchase rival FileNet  for...

MSFT Dips Another Toe in SaaS

Microsoft  is encouraging its partners to familiarize themselves with the...

StreamCast Up Streaming Creek

A federal judge in Los Angeles ruled yesterday that...

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Google Says Viacom Suit ‘Threatens Expression’

Google  filed a strongly-worded response last night to Viacom's  copyright infringement suit against its video sharing subsidiary, YouTube. Google rejected allegations that it is violating Viacom's intellectual property rights, saying it not only complies with its obligations under...

Oracle to SAP: Don’t Erase The Evidence

UPDATED: Oracle  asked a judge to ensure that SAP  doesn't destroy evidence pertaining to the suit it filed against SAP in March for "massive" theft. Oracle said it filed the motion "to ensure that...

Yahoo Takes Control of Right Media

Yahoo  isn't backing down in the fight for dominance of the online advertising market. The company today announced its intention to acquire the remaining 80 percent of Right Media it didn't already own for approximately...

AT&T CEO Whitacre to Retire

AT&T chairman and CEO Ed Whitacre announced his resignation effective June 3, 2007. His successor in both positions will be the company's current COO, Randall Stephenson. Whitacre's contract with the company wasn't set to expire until April...

Tech’s Drive For Social Responsibility

High-tech industries are finding innovative ways to contribute to philanthropic causes around the world. They are also adopting different strategies to ensure that their giving is sustainable and more impactful than in the past. It used to be...

Vista Drives ‘Record Profits’ at Microsoft

What a difference a year makes. Last year at this time, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was forced to explain away a disappointing quarter. Not this year. Microsoft  announced "record profits" and revenue of $14.40 billion for the quarter...

Microsoft Shows Longhorn’s Hooks

Microsoft  is giving customers an advance view of its new work group server, code-named Longhorn. The company hopes to generate a lot of positive buzz on message boards and demonstrate that the product's vaunted security functions can...

Microsoft, SAP Extend Dance

Microsoft  and SAP  are so pleased with the success of their original "Duet" platform that they're already planning an encore. Duet allows information workers to interact with certain SAP line-of-business applications and data stores through a Microsoft...

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