• IBM Unveils Opteron Server

    IBM gave chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices Inc. a much-needed boost Tuesday with the unveiling of a high-performance, Opteron chip-based computing system.

  • Several States Discuss Opposing Oracle Acquisition Plans

    Attorneys general from Texas, California and other states held a conference call Tuesday to discuss whether to oppose Oracle Corp.'s hostile takeover bid for PeopleSoft Inc. on antitrust grounds, according to two officials familiar with the situation.

  • Microsoft Creates New Antispam Group

    A week after filing 15 lawsuits against alleged junk e-mailers, Microsoft said Tuesday it has created a specialized group of researchers and programmers to develop new technological tools to fight spam. (See story.)

  • Group Seeks To Simplify Home Networking

    In the latest effort to simplify home networking, some leading high-tech companies formed a working group Tuesday with the aim of making music players, televisions, computers, video cameras and other devices cooperate better.

  • Fourth-Quarter Loss Narrows for Palm

    Buoyed by sales of new products, handheld computer maker Palm Inc. on Tuesday posted a much narrower fourth-quarter loss than Wall Street had expected.

  • IBM Sees 'Butler In Dashboard' Future

    A driver of the future - the near future, IBM says - will be able to dictate and send e-mails, get spoken directions to a restaurant, even play a game of "Name That Tune" with his onboard computer.

  • Microsoft Turns Focus On Privacy

    Since Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates sent a memo 18 months ago urging the company to focus on making its software trustworthy, the company has devoted developers and money to security in its software products.

  • Bankers Disagree On Basel II Steps

    In a rare display of public disharmony, two banking industry executives disagreed in congressional hearings last week over steps the Federal Reserve should take to control operational risk. The Fed has proposed that banks measure operational risk, which covers risk of loss from fraud, acts of God, computer glitches, and negligence, for each line of business and set aside capital to cover their total exposure.