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Acer Eyes the SMB Market

Taiwan PC vendor Acer, which has been focusing on the consumer market and fighting for space in retail stores, is turning its attention back to the North American small- and midsized-business market. The company announced... More...

Adobe eyes move to software-as-a-service

Over the next ten years, Adobe plans to shift its business away from selling boxed software to a web-based distribution model. Chief executive Bruce Chizen told the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco that money... More...

Lenovo Eyes Packard Bell for Acquisition

Chinese computer giant Lenovo Group, which acquired IBM's PC division in 2005, is now planning for further expansion, announcing today that it is in exclusive exclusive discussions about a potential acquisition of Packard Bell. Lenovo... More...

Amazon Eyes DVD Rentals

Amazon.com job listings for software engineers raise the specter of the internet retail giant entering the online DVD rental market in the United States, challenging companies like Netflix and Blockbuster. Advertising for positions... More...

IRS eyes Net phone taxes

Looks like Uncle Sam has his eye on taxing VoIP calls (voice over Internet Protocol). The IRS and Treasury Department are considering reinterpreting the federal excise tax in order "to reflect the changes in... More...

Microsoft Eyes Pay-as-You-Go Licensing

Microsoft Corp. officials are mulling potential changes to the company's enterprise volume licensing program that could let large systems integrators and service providers license software on behalf of their largest customers. Enterprises now must negotiate... More...

The Eyes Have It

Iris Recognition Could Mean the End of Physical Privacy Security and privacy always seem to be in the balance when we think about emerging digital technologies. Encryption vies with detection. ... More...

Cisco eyes WLAN enterprise markets

Networking giant Cisco Systems Inc said it is fully committed to WLAN (wireless local area network) technology, and is positioning its products specifically at the enterprise market space. "There are clearly two... More...

Sun eyes application server market

Sun Microsystems is expected to announce Wednesday that it is bundling its application server software into its Solaris operating system, a move that could change the competitive landscape in the lucrative application server software market.... More...

Sony Eyes Square Relationship

Japanese developer Square made headlines earlier this month when it announced plans to squelch years of bad blood with Nintendo. Specifically, Square announced plans to support the GameBoy Advance and GameCube with software through a... More...

Microsoft eyes new turf to conquer

While Microsoft is focusing much of its energy these days on developing Web services and on tightening the security of its software, it hasn't stopped exploring new markets. The Redmond, Wash.-based company... More...

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