• SafeNet Reaches For The Rainbow

    Network security company SafeNet made a grab for greater share of government business and a boost to its earnings when it moved to acquire Rainbow Technologies last week. SafeNet said it plans to acquire Rainbow for about $457 million in stock. The acquisition is subject to approval by shareholders of both companies.

  • CRN Interview: Mike Twomey, IBM

    A year ago, IBM's Tivoli unit was the trailing player in IBM Software's drive to the channel. Today, Tivoli is quickly becoming the point guard that sets the play for IBM Software in the channel. As Tivoli moves to enrich its product suite, the latest addition to the company's game plan includes a recent upgrade to IBM's identity management software.

  • Judge Asks Government To Look Into Microsoft Settlement Deals

    The judge in the Microsoft antitrust case urged government lawyers Friday to investigate why only nine companies so far have paid Microsoft to license its technology for their own software products, agreements central to the success of a landmark settlement negotiated with the Bush administration.

  • Microsoft Pushes Office Rebates, Free Trials

    In Microsoft's ultra-aggressive sales and marketing push for Office 2003, the company is rolling out an unprecedented package of rebates and free trial editions. Its goal: tempt every possible customer.

  • AOL Quietly Changes Windows Settings To Kill Pop-Ups

    Even more annoying than junk E-mail are all the spam messages that "pop up" through a little-used feature in Windows. As part of its spam-fighting efforts, America Online has been turning off that feature for its customers without telling them.

  • Sprint Reports A 3Q Loss

    Sprint Corp. swung Thursday to a loss in the third quarter, due to a charge, and also reported a drop in net operating revenues.

  • Xerox Reports Higher Profits

    Xerox Corp. reported Thursday an 18 percent jump in net income in the third quarter, due to cost cutting and increased sales in high-end and office color printers.

  • Senate Votes For Tough Limits On Spam

    The Senate has voted to impose tough new limits against sending unwanted commercial e-mails, but supporters warned computer users not to expect any immediate end to offers for prescription drugs, cheap loans, herbal remedies and pornography.