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In Scotland, tech firms fear independence vote

The one sure thing a "yes" vote Thursday for Scottish independence will bring to its high-tech sector is a long period of uncertainty.

Reports of another wave of layoffs rekindle bad press for Microsoft

Microsoft's massive staff reduction, which shocked many when it was announced in July, is back in the spotlight with a pair of reports that the ax will come down on another group of employees Thursday.

Satya Nadella, CEO at Microsoft.

Nadella regime board shuffle continues at Microsoft

Microsoft's board of directors continued to morph yesterday as it turned over two members, the latest move in the biggest shuffling of the board since the company went public nearly three decades ago.

Use of forced labor 'systemic' in Malaysian IT manufacturing

Almost every brand-name company sourcing from the country is impacted by the practice, said a new report

Cisco buys Metacloud

Cisco buys private cloud provider Metacloud

Cisco Systems plans to acquire privately held Metacloud, which specializes in private clouds based on the OpenStack-based open-source cloud computing platform.

Oracle to acquire content storage management company Front Porch Digital

Oracle has signed an agreement to acquire Front Porch Digital, a provider of technology for migrating, managing and monetizing large-scale media content.

Ericsson buys Fabrix Systems for $95M to help put TV on any screen

Ericsson plans to buy Fabrix Systems, which sells a cloud-based platform for delivering DVR (digital video recorder), video on demand and other services for $95 million.

Google acquires online survey specialist Polar

Google has acquired Polar, a company that specializes in online polls that allows its customers to get "instant opinions on anything."

Tibco confirms it is exploring 'strategic and financial alternatives'

Potential acquirers of the software vendor include SAP, Hewlett-Packard and even Infosys, according to one analyst.

Compuware switches to private ownership

Thoma Bravo is purchasing the enterprise infrastructure software company for $2.5 billion.

Oracle completes Micros acquisition, forms new global business unit

Oracle makes a big push into hospitality and retail with the addition of Micros

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Apple's iPhone 6 livestream wasn't very iSlick

For a company famous for stage managing its events down to the tiniest detail, the livestream of Apple's launch event for its Apple Watch and new iPhones left a lot to be desired.

Lenovo, IBM x86 server strategy gets clarity as acquisition looms

With Lenovo expected to close its IBM x86 server business acquisition by year end, a glimpse at the combined server product line has emerged.

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba seeks up to $21B in U.S. IPO

Alibaba hopes to raise as much as $21 billion in its U.S. IPO, making the Chinese e-commerce company's debut one of the largest initial public offerings in U.S. history.


VMworld Promises an Amazing Future of Virtual Machines

VMware and its partners were busy at VMworld. Three specific announcements suggest that the company has big plans for the future of virtual hardware, thin clients and security in virtualized environments.

Mac, Chromebook gains soften PC industry decline

While forecasts for PC shipments have brightened, much of the improvement is likely because Chromebooks and Macs will make up a larger part of this year's market.

This year's PC market will be a bit less dire than earlier thought

The PC market may not be robust, but it's not as bleak as expected earlier this year.

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Out with the old, in with the new

Welcome to the new Computerworld, a completely reimagined, redesigned and re-architected website.

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