Elizabeth Heichler

Editorial Director

Elizabeth Heichler is vice president and editorial director of the IDG News Service, and is based in Boston.

U2 tours with all-flash array to rock the latest video effects

Adidas CIO plays to win at digital marketing

Adidas CIO plays to win at digital marketing

Forget the territorial battles being fought at other companies between marketing and technology executives. At renowned athletic gear maker Adidas Group, the digital marketing approach is built on a real alliance between the two...

Obama to unveil new cybersecurity initiatives this week

Obama to unveil new cybersecurity initiatives this week

President Barack Obama is set to unveil a series of initiatives to tackle identity theft and privacy issues, cybersecurity and Internet access.

Microsoft's top legal gun decries privacy 'arms race'

Microsoft's top legal gun decries privacy 'arms race'

The conflict between snooping governments seeking to defeat encryption and users demanding ever more robust privacy tools has turned into an arms race -- and it's time for arms control talks, Microsoft's general counsel said.

What's the CIO's role as marketing builds its digital empire?

What's the CIO's role as marketing builds its digital empire?

The corporate landscape captured in marketing guru Larry Weber's new book, "The Digital Marketer: Ten New Skills You Must Learn to Stay Relevant and Customer-Centric," is one where the CMO might be seen as increasingly moving onto the...

Update: Microsoft to lay off 18,000 in next year

Microsoft announced Thursday morning that it will cut its workforce by up to 18,000 jobs, or 14 percent, in the next year, as part of a broad effort to streamline the company in the wake of its acquisition of phone-maker Nokia.

Microsoft to lay off 18,000 in next year

Microsoft announced this morning that it will cut its workforce by up to 18,000 jobs in the next year.

China's Alibaba confirms plans for U.S. IPO

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group on Sunday announced its plans to make a public stock offering in the US, an event that could set a record for the US IPO of a Chinese company.

Apple sold 51M iPhones last quarter, touts $57.6B in revenue

Apple set two records for itself in the first quarter of its 2014 fiscal year, selling 51 million iPhones and reporting revenue of US$57.6 billion, with a net profit of $13.1 billion.

U.S. watchdog calls for NSA to end phone records program

In a report to be released Thursday, the U.S. Privacy and Civil Liberties board says the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records is illegal and should stop, according to the New York Times and the Washington Post,...

Malware delivered to thousands via Yahoo.com ads

Malicious ads served through Yahoo's ad network delivered malware to thousands of site visitors, according to researchers at Fox-IT, but Yahoo subsequently blocked the attack.

Google makes timely buy of Swiss app maker

In a move likely designed to bring into its fold a team of Swiss Android developers, Google has apparently bought Bitspin, according to a post on the website of the maker of an Android alarm clock app.

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