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Samsung's investment in Sharp could prick Apple

While the Korean electronics giant says it's not going to intervene in Sharp's business management, it could end up with early insight into new tech and influence future products. And that could be a risk for Apple.

By March 6, 2013


The end of comity in IT

Oracle's recent jilting of HP's enterprise business and its joint customers is more than a power play. It's also an (unfortunate) sign of things to come.

By April 1, 2011


With cloud move, Amazon has Apple in its sights

With Amazon launching a cloud storage and music streaming service, it's managed to make Apple look like a slowpoke. But it's not the first time the two companies have traded jabs.

By March 29, 2011


IBM challenges partner Cisco

IBM is partnering with a smaller Cisco rival to take on the networking giant in its core market.

By April 27, 2009


CNET News Daily Podcast: Understanding Cisco's roll of the dice

So much for "coopetition." Cisco'a John Chambers decided it's time to go to the mattresses and take on erstwhile partners for a bigger piece of the IT market. Analyst Jon Oltsik explains what's behind the bold move.

By March 16, 2009


Open standards aid intracompany collaboration

Open standards aren't simply a tool with which to club competitors; they also help companies get their own product lines working together.

By March 2, 2009


Eclipse coaxing developers away from Windows Vista?

Eclipse Foundation appears to be trying to pull developers away from Microsoft's Windows Vista.

By December 3, 2008


Will Andreessen befriend Zuckerberg?

Netscape's founder is said to be ready to join Facebook's board. If so, call it a case of friendly coopetition.

By June 30, 2008


High time for Intel to get serious about graphics

Microsoft's internal e-mails show just how desperate Intel was to water down the requirements for Vista performance, as the performance of its top integrated graphics chipset was "barely" acceptable to Microsoft executives.

By February 29, 2008


The Designers Accord: An industrywide coalition to promote sustainability

Industrial designers who are uniquely positioned at the intersection of business, technology, and culture, may bring some clarity into the many shades of green.

By January 19, 2008