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IBM profit falls 21% on weak hardware sales, transition costs

Falling hardware sales and the cost of layoffs hit IBM's profit hard in the first quarter, sending it down 21 percent from a year earlier.
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Google revenue jumps 19 percent but still disappoints

Google reported a 19 percent increase in revenue for the first quarter, but results from its advertising business were mixed.

Court rejects Lavabit appeal, cites improper procedural handling

A federal court has affirmed contempt charges against Lavabit, rejecting an attempt by company attorneys to argue new issues on appeal.

Two more states eye drone use limits

Louisiana and Pennsylvania could become the latest states to impose restrictions on the use of commercial drone aircraft over their airspace.

Net neutrality ruling complicates the U.S. transition to IP networks

The transition from copper-based telephone systems to IP networks in the U.S. could become swept up in political fallout as the FCC figures out how to regulate such networks in ways that will appease the courts.

Intel tablet chips grow, but Q1 profits fall

Intel shipped 5 million processors for tablets in the first quarter, but profits fell as PC sales remained weak.

Motorola's enterprise business sold for $3.45B to Zebra Technologies

Enterprise asset intelligence company Zebra Technologies said it is acquiring Motorola Solutions' enterprise business for $3.45 billion.

After first day problems, robotic sub resumes search for Flight 370

The autonomous underwater robot that began searching for the missing Malaysian airliner Monday ran into trouble on its initial mission but is expected to try again today.

Tip of the Hat: An iWatch won't affect Apple's long-term success

Some Wall Street analysts are warning that Apple needs to unveil its post-iPhone and iPad products to assure it can survive and thrive in the years ahead.

Outsourcer Infosys reports strong quarter

Indian outsourcer Infosys reported revenue and profit growth in the first quarter, but is still troubled by strong staff attrition and key management changes.

Government/Industries In Depth

IT Service Providers in Ukraine Deliver Despite Political Tensions

It's been business as usual for IT outsourcing providers in Ukraine, though the ongoing military and political uncertainty has had a public relations impact.

Intel plays defense against ARM with Cloudera stake

Intel's US$740 million investment in software company Cloudera will help sell more x86 chips in Hadoop installations, but it could also be a defensive move to maintain its server lead from the emerging threat posed by 64-bit ARM servers.

Continuous IT Innovation Shapes the Future of Financial Services Firm

Under CIO Victor Fetter's leadership at LPL Financial, the IT group has moved from 'working on projects' to delivering solutions that shape the business and the marketplace.

CIOs Need to Focus on Competitive Threats

Today's executives can boast about their companies' tech prowess, but they also need to keep an eye on archrivals and new competitors, says Maryfran Johnson.

Retail Must Reinvent Itself for the Omnichannel Future

IDG Communications CEO Michael Friedenberg offers his take on the latest IDC predictions about retail customers, big data, supply chain and more

CIOs: Welcome to the Age of the Customer

Don't look now, but your company is losing control. Your marketing brethren are already living with the challenge: Customers are now in the driver's seat.

Why CIOs Should Look Outside for Data Expertise

Still building your in-house data analytics operation? External providers can supplement your capabilities -- fast.

The Grill: Rep. William Keating wants cross-sector data sharing

Rep. William Keating (D-Mass.), who sits on the House Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies Subcommittee, is calling on the Department of Homeland Security to be more involved in tackling the cybersecurity problem. Insider (registration required)

Why Twitter, Facebook, Google and Amazon want to be each other

It was a loony week in Silicon Valley. Four major technology companies announced expensive and risky programs to become less like themselves and more like their competitors.

There's no bubble in business Wi-Fi, Aerohive CEO says

Aerohive Networks sells not just enterprise Wi-Fi gear but also cloud-based software designed to make it easier to set up and manage a customer's entire wired and wireless network. Other wireless LAN vendors are moving in the same direction, including Cisco Systems, the biggest seller of enterprise Wi-Fi, which acquired Meraki Networks in 2012.