Author: WTN News

Why would young people starting a career in IT want to work with mainframes? Well, let me tell you my story. It may ease your concerns about who will tend your legacy systems when your current IT pros retire. My foray into the world of...

HP's slick, all-purpose portable puts up a good fight against Gateway's similar UC7807u, but its performance is only middling. The budget-minded Hewlett-Packard Pavilion dv3 laptop gets a lot of things right in its design and delivers just the right amount of style--not to mention supplying...

Technology executives say that increasingly restrictive visa and immigration limits have imperiled their ability to hire more of the world’s best engineers. Immigrants are the lifeblood of Google and Silicon Valley, where half the engineers were born overseas, up from 10 percent in 1970....

The University of Wisconsin-Madison was ranked sixth nationally in a new study examining how often colleges and universities appear in the global print and electronic media, on the Internet, blogosphere and social networking sites. The Global Language Monitor study of the nation's Top 100 colleges...

Skype's introduction of its VOIP service for the iPhone may well be the tipping point for wireless network neutrality. While the right of hardwired Internet users to use the applications and services of their choice has been established by the FCC (Federal Communications Commission), network...

The number of filers for first-time unemployment claims fell last week, though they remain at very high levels. Tom Koulopoulos, author of "The Innovation Zone," tells Kelsey Hubbard historical periods of high unemployment proceed periods of extremely high innovation....

The official Web site for former Beatle Paul McCartney was compromised to infect users through drive-by downloads. The site was attacked by the LuckySploit toolkit, according to web security firm ScanSafe, which discovered the hack. The toolkit was recently updated to include a set of...

It’s extremely rare — unimaginable, even — for a business not viewed as a high-tech enterprise to invest more than $1 billion in technology. But that’s exactly what hotel, restaurant, travel and marketing giant Carlson Companies did. “When I became CEO, I realized that we...

The Taiwanese company Elan Microelectronics has sued Apple, alleging infringement of two of its touch screen patents, an Elan spokesman said Wednesday. The suit was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, Dennis Liu, an Elan spokesman, said by telephone from the headquarters...