Technology archive for 2011-06-17

"Hacktivists" make noise on government websites

(8 years ago)
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A breed of cyber pranksters known as "hacktivists" appears to be on a campaign to embarrass the U.S. government, but such types of attack are unlikely to breach the computer firewalls that protect important official secrets, independent analysts say.

Patent Ruling Means Nokia May Have to Stop Selling Two Discontinued Devices (John Paczkowski/AllThingsD)

(8 years ago)
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:Patent Ruling Means Nokia May Have to Stop Selling Two Discontinued Devices  —  After four years of legal wrangling, IPCom has emerged victorious from its battle with Nokia, though perhaps with less than it had hoped to show for its efforts.  —  The U.K. High Court ruled today that IPCom's …

Blackberry Bold 9900 coming to Three UK in August

(8 years ago)
We got the lowdown last month on the Blackberry Bold 9900: 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor, 640 x 480 capacitive touchscreen, and looks that say "it's business time." Back then RIM said we could snag a svelte new Bold sometime this summer. Then came word that the handset wouldn't be available until September. Now, Three UK has put the Bold 9900 up on its "Coming Soon" page and indicated it's set for an August debut. Whew, we're glad that's settled, but there's one more thing we'd like to know -- how much is it going to cost?Blackberry Bold 9900 coming to Three UK in August originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 16 Jun 2011 18:34:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink So Mobile  |  Three UK  | Email this | Comments

4G PlayBook launches delayed until fall (Zach Epstein/BGR)

(8 years ago)
Zach Epstein / BGR:4G PlayBook launches delayed until fall  —  Research In Motion Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis on Thursday revealed that the 4G versions of RIM's PlayBook tablets will not launch this summer, as the company had previously announced.  The delays were mentioned in passing as Lazaridis mentioned how excited …

Vivek Kundra Quits As Federal CIO

(8 years ago)
CWmike writes "The first person ever appointed as the CIO of the federal government, Vivek Kundra, is resigning after two and a half years on the job, the White House said Thursday. There was no hint in the announcement made by Jack Lew, director of the Office of Management and Budget, that Kundra's exit was prompted by a shift in the White House's view on IT. Lew, who praised the CIO's work, said Kundra was leaving to take a fellowship at Harvard. Kundra was appointed CIO a few months after President Barack Obama took office. He immediately outlined an agenda that emphasized cloud adoption, use of consumer technologies, and making data available to the public on new sites, such as He was critical of big IT contracts that moved too slowly and were at risk of failing." Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Lulzsec has released over 150,000 names, emails and home addresses. Check if you're one of them here (Zee/The Next Web)

(8 years ago)
Zee / The Next Web:Lulzsec has released over 150,000 names, emails and home addresses.  Check if you're one of them here  —  Hacker group Lulz Security has been busy over the past five weeks.  It has successfully managed to hack Sony BMG,,,, and its US X Factor …

4 Million Users Strong And Apple Design Award In Hand, Pulse Grabs $9 Million Series A (MG Siegler/TechCrunch)

(8 years ago)
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:4 Million Users Strong And Apple Design Award In Hand, Pulse Grabs $9 Million Series A  —  Apple doesn't hand out a lot of design awards.  When they do, it's a pretty clear indication of the apps they feel best showcase their platforms.  This year at WWDC, one of the winners was Pulse …

AccountEdge Basic aids small business with financial tasks

(8 years ago)
If you run a small business, chances are that you find handling the financial side of things about as fun as getting your checks tied to a rock thrown straight through your office window. Fear not, however, for Rockaway, New Jersey-based Acclivity Software has announced the release of AccountEdge Basic, an accounting package for OS X designed, as its name suggests, with basic needs in mind.

RIM says Q2 forecast is lower than expected

(8 years ago)
Research In Motion missed analysts' lowered revenue forecasts for its fiscal first quarter and said its outlook for the second quarter was lower than expected, as it reported its first-quarter results Thursday.
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