Sylvie Barak

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Bank predicts upturn in PC market in 2010

Bank predicts upturn in PC market in 2010

Netbooks and Windows 7 to the rescue.
Jul 13 2009 5:43AM
Analyst: Solid state drives save money

Analyst: Solid state drives save money

Lower failure rates help accountants warm to SSD.
Jul 13 2009 12:01AM
Quantum computing gets closer

Quantum computing gets closer

Qubits last longer.
Jun 30 2009 6:56AM
Microsoft hooks up with HP on unified comms

Microsoft hooks up with HP on unified comms

Microsoft and HP inked a four year partnership at Interop 2009 in Las Vegas today around end-to-end unified enterprise communications.
May 20 2009 6:07AM
Apple: No plans for "junky" netbooks

Apple: No plans for "junky" netbooks

Apple chief operating officer Tim Cook has thrown cold water on rumours the company was looking to manufacture netbooks, calling the tiny PC's "junky".
Apr 27 2009 10:32AM
Rumours hint at three new BlackBerry handsets

Rumours hint at three new BlackBerry handsets

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) is gearing up to release three new handsets, according to an online report.
Apr 7 2009 5:48AM
Microsoft expresses outrage at secret 'Cloud Manifesto'

Microsoft expresses outrage at secret 'Cloud Manifesto'

Microsoft has criticised a secret 'Cloud Manifesto' penned by Amazon, Google, IBM and others, on the ground that it was not written through an "open process".
Mar 27 2009 6:05AM
CeBIT deemed a hit, despite recession

CeBIT deemed a hit, despite recession

There is an air of confidence in Hannover, despite the number of exhibitors and visitors at this year's CeBIT conference dropping 20 per cent on last year.
Mar 10 2009 12:52PM
CeBIT: Amazon CTO talks cloud computing

CeBIT: Amazon CTO talks cloud computing

Amazon.com may be a bookseller but its heart is in the cloud, according to Dr. Werner Vogels, vice-president and CTO at Amazon.com
Mar 9 2009 3:06PM
CeBIT: Thieves steal the show at CeBIT

CeBIT: Thieves steal the show at CeBIT

Never mind CeBIT, the German technology trade fair should be re-named "StealBits", with vendors reporting thefts left right and centre.
Mar 9 2009 3:05PM
Skype COO blasts EU telcos

Skype COO blasts EU telcos

Skype COO Scott Durchslag has blasted European telcos for trying to block his company's path and delivered a "call to action" to form what he described as "win-win" partnerships with mobile operators.
Mar 4 2009 1:08PM
Server revenue tumbles as recession deepens

Server revenue tumbles as recession deepens

Blade servers have emerged as the one shining light in an otherwise bleak report from market research firm IDC, which said that IBM, HP, Dell and Sun Microsystems have all seen a plunge in yearly and quarterly server revenues.
Feb 26 2009 11:19AM
U.S. nuclear weapons lab loses 67 computers

U.S. nuclear weapons lab loses 67 computers

The mention of nuclear weapons laboratories rarely has a calming effect on anyone, even less so when the mention involves 67 lost or stolen computers.
Feb 13 2009 6:50AM
Global mobile connections hit four billion

Global mobile connections hit four billion

The GSM Association (GSMA) has released figures from its Wireless Intelligence unit, claiming that the global number of connections on mobile phone networks has exceeded four billion, and will reach six billion by 2013.
Feb 12 2009 6:28AM
Mozilla unveils Firefox update

Mozilla unveils Firefox update

Mozilla has released an updated version of its open-source Firefox browser, which tackles six main security and stability problems from previous versions.
Feb 5 2009 12:16AM
Google glitch puts surfers in a quandary

Google glitch puts surfers in a quandary

A glitch at Google in which every site on the internet was labeled as potentially harmful to users' computers has been blamed on human error.
Feb 3 2009 11:03AM
Nokia denies threatening to leave Finland

Nokia denies threatening to leave Finland

Mobile phone giant Nokia has publicly denied claims that it could transfer its headquarters out of Finland if the country's laws on electronic surveillance are not changed.
Feb 3 2009 6:43AM
Mythical Gdrive surfaces in Google code

Mythical Gdrive surfaces in Google code

It would appear Google has its own Loch Ness monster, with mysterious sightings suggesting the existence of Google GDrive, Google's mythical online storage service.
Feb 2 2009 12:40AM
 Intel's OS for netbooks makes alpha debut

Intel's OS for netbooks makes alpha debut

Intel has proved itself to be pretty good at building netbook platforms, so it's decided to have a go at building netbook software too.
Feb 2 2009 12:35AM
Microsoft enables Live Search in Firefox

Microsoft enables Live Search in Firefox

Microsoft has reasserted itself in the so-called 'browser wars' with the release of a new add-on for rival Mozilla's open-source Firefox browser.
Feb 2 2009 12:32AM

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