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Yes, says Michael Dell, even a $67B takeover is a risk worth taking

The planned megamerger with EMC shows Dell's willingness to make bold moves in an era when old-guard computing companies are scrambling to adapt.

By November 3, 2015


'Quantum ATM' aims to make us all rich

Science-meets-art installation looks to put real cash into a quantum superposition so it can proliferate into billions of accounts, fixing the global economy with quantum cash.

By June 8, 2013


HP claims 'extensive evidence' of Autonomy accounting scam

The company says it discovered evidence of bookkeeping manipulation at Autonomy prior to HP's multi-billion dollar acquisition of the software company.

By November 27, 2012


How to get Android notifications in Windows

Working at a computer sometimes means switching focus to your smartphone or tablet when it bleeps. DeskNotifier pushes these messages to your desktop so you can handle (or ignore) them quickly.

By August 23, 2012


FBI, DEA warn IPv6 could shield criminals from police

The FBI, DEA, and Royal Canadian Mounted Police say IPv6 may erode their ability to trace Internet addresses -- and warn new laws may be necessary if industry doesn't do more.

By June 15, 2012


New shareholder lawsuit targets Groupon execs

Suit accuses the daily deals site's executives of failing its management responsibilities with recent accounting flubs.

By April 9, 2012


Best free alternatives to top-selling software

Save money by choosing freeware that compares in features and performance to the most popular productivity applications, security programs, and system utilities.

By July 11, 2011


If Google can do it...why can't you?

Open source is fast becoming one of the software industry's most successful business models, even if almost no one currently uses it effectively to this end...except Google.

By January 14, 2010


Chrome and others nibble away IE usage

October statistics show Google's browser eked away the most usage share from dominant Microsoft. Will Firefox reach 25 percent usage by the end of the year?

By November 2, 2009


BOL 1025: Amazon's new kicks

Zappos has been acquired by Amazon, meaning Amazon will have even more shoes to sell, but also a new corporate culture to integrate with. Windows 7 gets released to manufacturing, meaning it's on its way to you. And Microsoft and UBIsoft are getting int

By July 23, 2009