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Computer scientists working for the U.S. Department of Energy announced this week that they have been able to create a simulated botnet consisting of more than one million machines. Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories in California, headed by Ron Minnich and Don Rudish, were able to...

Carol A. Bartz, chief executive of Yahoo, has been hobbled. Three weeks ago, doctors gave her a new left knee, made of titanium and plastic. As a result, she is limping around Yahoo’s headquarters here, occasionally standing to hold a chair and stretch her leg while...

Washington Mutual's failure last September marked a precipitous moment of this recession. But for JPMorgan Chase, it was an opportunity. And for Guy Chiarello, JPMorgan Chase's CIO, it was the right time to invest in the company's IT infrastructure, including millions of dollars in new...

TomoTherapy Incorporated, producer of the Hi·Art® treatment system for advanced radiation therapy, announced that the quarter 2009 revenue was $41.1 million, a decrease of 21% from $52.0 million in the second quarter of 2008. For the second quarter, the company posted a net loss of...

The University of Wisconsin-Madison's nearly $840 million research portfolio, one of the top three in the country, will become even larger as federal agencies begin to dole out new stimulus grants. Already, 90 awards totaling more than $26.5 million have been made to UW-Madison faculty under...

IT vendors have tried going around the CIO and straight to top business executives or specific business-line managers to sell their wares. But who has the most influence? Forrester Research asked almost 1,000 enterprise decision-makers in North America and Europe to find out. Read full article>> ...

RFID is an emerging standard for identification and tracking of goods. It's one of the key underlying technologies for the Internet of Things. Yesterday we looked at the market for Internet fridges. Our conclusion was that until RFID tags become more common place on food...

IBM and SPSS Inc. today announced that the two companies have entered into a definitive merger agreement for IBM to acquire SPSS, a publicly-held company headquartered in Chicago, in an all cash transaction at a price of $50/share, resulting in a total cash consideration in...

I could probably just repost my earlier updates on the progress of the SBIR reauthorization because nothing really changes much. It looks like we are going to get another continuing resolution while the House tries an end-run around Nydia Vazquez's (D-NY) stonewalling as I described...