Cisco Taking on Apple TV

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Either Cisco wants some of Apple's press mania or they have vowed to give the company some competition. Not only do both companies have products named "iPhone" but now Cisco is reportedly taking on the...

Sam Fisher is taking an opposite role

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Ubisoft has publically announced that Sam Fisher is going to work for the bad guys, in a sense. Ubisoft made it public that the fourth Splinter Cell series may lead Sam Fisher (main character) to...

Taking on the iPod

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Craig McHugh remembers the late 1990s, when naysayers "scoffed" at the idea of consumers moving digital music from their computers to portable devices. It didn't go over very well, to say the least,"...

Viacom CEO Considering Taking Midway Private

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Viacom CEO Sumner Redstone is possibly making publisher Midway private in the near future, and is currently being advised on his options once his stake in shares goes past 80 percent. Redstone personally holds 72...

Sammy taking over Sega

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$1.45 billion deal will see the Sonic publisher become a subsidiary of a new Sammy-controlled company. In a joint statement today, Sega and Sammy announced they will be "merging operations" in October...

Sun Taking Open-Source Counsel?

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Sun Microsystems Inc. appears to be seriously considering industry advocates' proposals that it should offer an open-source implementation of Java. In addition to an impending meeting with IBM—which called on Sun to think about open-sourcing...

Godzilla taking a break -- for now

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Five decades after Godzilla first rose from the ocean, this monstrous movie star is about to take a break from show business. Hit by slumping box office sales for the iconic series,...

Oracle Taking Laid-Back Approach to Piracy

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Oracle Corp. has a message for those obsessed with software piracy: relax. While most of the software industry has begun doggedly tracking down and stamping out instances of illegally copied software, Oracle's...

Where "Think Different" Is Taking Apple

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Rather than accept being a niche PC maker, Steve Jobs is transforming his baby into a high-end consumer-electronics and services company. From the word go nearly two years ago, sales of Apple...

Taking Control Of Instant Messaging

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Suddenly, IT execs have multiple options for managing instant messaging. Akonix Systems Inc. is debuting its L7 software, which is designed to let IT managers wrap a layer of security around popular consumer IM apps,...

Taking Curl for a Whirl

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A small Massachusetts company headed up by some of the best brains at MIT, including Tim Berners-Lee, has released a new Web-building technology it says can replace HTML and Java. Named after...

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