IT

For decades, the adoption and use of the latest technologies was limited to a subculture: Whether called “tech enthusiasts” or “gadget geeks,” the implication was that most of the world got along fine with older, established products and services, while a smaller group pursued the...

EBay announced a deal Tuesday to sell its Skype online calling service to a group of private investors, led by the Silicon Valley private equity firm Silver Lake Partners. The buyers will pay eBay $1.9 billion in cash, which includes a loan from eBay of $125...

IBM has filed a patent for a system that would allow couch potatoes to access social media sites like Facebook and Twitter without having to leave the comfort of their easy chairs. The patent, filed earlier this year but unearthed only last week by bloggers, describes...

A couple of friends and I recently met for beers at Slattery's and I paid the bill with a USAirways MasterCard from Barclays Bank. So imagine my surprise a couple days later when I got an email message from USAirways bearing the subject line, "How...

Citrix and Xen.org are planning to roll out a strategy for a open-source cloud computing platform based on the Xen virtualization hypervisor. The announcement will come on the first day of VMware’s VMworld show. The Xen Cloud Platform will compete directly with VMware’s vCloud offering,...

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. This investment-prospectus lingo has never been more apt for business in general than in this post-financial-meltdown, pre-recovery economy. Yet now more than ever, top executives, corporate directors, and financial markets want no surprises. So it's pretty clear...

Amazon has launched a new endeavor that integrates traditional IT infrastructure with its EC2 cloud service. Amazon Virtual Private Cloud allows IT to connect to an isolated set of AWS resources to a data center using a VPN connection. Minus all the acronyms, that means...

Facebook announced on Thursday that it planned to change the site to give users more privacy and control over their personal information. But the biggest changes may be for the 1 million software developers who create Facebook applications. The changes are in response to an investigation...

Wondering how much the top dog in the IT shop makes? KForce, a technology staffing firm with 41 offices across the U.S., asked its consultants for the going rate for CIO base salaries in various cities. Here's what they say about the western portion of...

If we set the bar higher for the country’s network infrastructure, will we positively affect regional and national economic development? The FCC wants to get a better definition of broadband. That’s why they’ve asked the industry and individuals to respond to their request by the...