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Tip of the Hat: Heartbleed prompts chastened tech giants to fund OpenSSL

Computerworld offers a Tip of the Hat to Jon Brodkin of Ars Technica for an incisive look at how only a potential disaster could convince top tech execs to finally help fund the OpenSSL and other open-source projects.

Judge clears Google AdWords in geotagging patent lawsuit

Google AdWords does not infringe a location-based search patent owned by a company called GeoTag, a U.S. judge ruled in a case in which Google and Microsoft teamed up to come to the aid of customers who use their mapping services.

Google, Samsung signed secret pact over Apple patent claims

Google agreed to take over some of Samsung's defense against patent claims brought by Apple under a secret agreement reached in 2012, a federal court jury heard Tuesday.

Working-at-Home a Win-Win for Employers and Employees

Marissa Mayer's infamous policy for Yahoo aside, telecommuting remains an important tool for reducing employee stress and increasing operational efficiency. Follow these tips to do it right.

Google suit against Rockstar stays in California

A Google complaint against Apple-backed patent consortium Rockstar will stay in a California court rather than be moved to Texas where Rockstar already has patent lawsuits against Google's Android partners, the California court ordered Thursday.

AMD reports $20M Q1 loss

Advanced Micro Devices' bottom line changed from black to red on Thursday when the company posted a loss after two straight quarters of profits.

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.

Google revenue jumps 19% but still disappoints

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

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.

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.

An unnecessary path to tech: A Bachelor's degree

Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Edward Snowden all launched tech careers without four-year college degrees, and that may be true for a large percentage of techies.

Salesforce.com plans $700 million headquarters expansion

Fast-growing cloud software vendor Salesforce.com is planning to expand its San Francisco headquarters by more than 700,000 square feet, taking a 15.5-year lease on a 61-story office building under construction.

H-1B applications surge to 172,500, twice the cap

The U.S. received twice as many H-1B visa petitions as it can give out under its 85,000 visa cap, and is thus distributing the visas via lottery.

HP to pay $108M in bribery, corruption case

Hewlett-Packard will pay $108 million in penalties after subsidiaries in Russia, Poland and Mexico were found to have paid bribes to win business, the U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday.

VMware extends Horizon beyond virtual desktop

VMware is about to release a new version of its Horizon VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) software that will allow administrators to manage VDI and non-VDI deployments in a unified manner, by using multiple VMware technologies.

Samsung sees Q1 profit decline amid market saturation

Samsung Electronics on Tuesday warned that it would post a drop in operating profit during the first quarter of 2014.

Mainframe turns 50: IBM System/360 launch was dawn of enterprise IT

In many ways, the modern computer era began in the New Englander Motor Hotel in Greenwich, Connecticut.

CompTIA now offers its research without charge

CompTIA, a 32-year-old tech industry group best known for its IT certifications, is broadening access to it resources by making them free.