Cloud computing

SAP Offers $3.4 Billion for SuccessFactors

Germany's SAP announced a $3.4 billion cash deal to buy U.S. web-based software company SuccessFactors, joining the scramble among technology firms to offer cloud-computing services to businesses.

Top 10 Tablets of 2011

Tablets are now becoming an integral part of our lives and as well as a portable alternative to PCs and laptops.

Global Cloud Data Traffic Growing Rapidly: Cisco

Network equipment maker Cisco Systems Inc said global cloud data traffic will grow at a compound annual rate of 66 percent between 2010 and 2015, as consumers and businesses seek untethered access to content and applications. Shares Drop on Tepid Outlook

Web-based software maker Inc forecast current-quarter earnings broadly in line with Wall Street estimates and posted a quarterly net loss as its marketing and sales costs increased sharply.

AMD Launches 16-Core x86 Opteron Chip

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has unveiled the world's first 16-core x86 Opteron 6200 server chip, formerly code-named Interlagos. The chip maker also launched its 8-core 4200 Series processors, code-named Valencia.

In Microsoft's Shadow, Seattle's Tech Scene Surges

The transformation of Seattle's South Lake Union district stands as a metaphor for this city's emergence as what some would argue is the West Coast's second most important hub of technology and entrepreneurship.

AMD to Lay Off a 10th of Workforce by 2012

Advanced Micro Devices Inc unveiled a plan on Thursday to save about $200 million of operating costs in 2012 by slashing 10 percent of its global workforce and streamlining internal business processes.

Oracle Could Buy Analyst

Business software maker Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) may be setting its sights on (NYSE: CRM) but the deal may not be an imminent one, according to an analyst at Global Equities Research.

ITG's Windows 8 Smartphone to be Released Early 2012

In Technology Group Ltd. announced a 4.3-inch xpPhone 2 smartphone should be launched early next year. ITG, claiming to be known as China Apple, announced in its press release that the xpPhone 2 will be a Post-Smartphone.

Strong Cash Flow Prompts SAP to Mull Share Buyback

SAP said it would consider buying back shares to return cash to shareholders, sparking a skeptical response from analysts who said they would rather see the world's biggest maker of business software spend money on acquisitions.

iOS5 Not Smarter Than Ice Cream Sandwich?

Apple’s latest operating system, iOS 5 has attracted a lot of buyers for iPhone 4S with its store of more than 200 new apps, which includes notification, multitasking, iCloud, widgets, web browsing and camera boost.

Motorola Droid RAZR vs Samsung Galaxy Nexus: Comparison of Specs and Features

Samsung released its newest Google smartphone, the Galaxy Nexus, Tuesday night. It is the newest competitor in a long list of smartphones, including the iPhone 4S and Motorola's Droid RAZR. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus comes with the newest Google OS, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Motorola also introduced their new Droid RAZR Tuesday. Motorola and Samsung both seek to capture a share of the iPhone 4S' market, but how will the Android phones compete against each other? We look at the expec......