Stories by Grant Gross

  • Vonage settles Sprint's patent claim

    VOIP provider Vonage Holdings has settled a patent dispute with Sprint Nextel by agreeing to pay Sprint about US$80 million, the two companies announced this week.

  • McAfee to buy SafeBoot for US$350M

    Security software vendor McAfee will acquire SafeBoot for US$350 million in an effort to expand its large-business product line, the company announced this week.

  • Cisco, China's Haier in home networking deal

    Cisco Systems has entered into a partnership with Haier, the largest manufacturer of large home appliances in China, that will allow the companies to work together on a number of projects, including information infrastructure and home-networking systems.

  • EDS settles SEC accounting inquiry

    Electronic Data Systems (EDS) has agreed to pay US$490,902 to settle a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into accounting irregularities, the agency said Tuesday.

  • MS ANTITRUST - DOJ: Settlement has benefited consumers

    The 2002 antitrust settlement between Microsoft and the U.S. government has yielded several benefits for consumers, with competing Web browsers, multimedia applications and Web-based services flourishing since the agreement, the U.S. Department of Justice said Thursday.

  • Lockheed Martin begins to deploy IPv6

    U.S. government contractor Lockheed Martin has begun to move part of its network to IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) as a way of showing customers how to make the transition, the company said.

  • Unlocking the iPhone could invite DMCA suit

    Hackers who unlock Apple's iPhone from the AT&T network and share the method with 10 million of their closest Internet friends are inviting a lawsuit from the two companies, several intellectual property lawyers said Monday.

  • Study: US, Japan have best IT environments

    The U.S. and Japan have the top national environments for their IT industries to grow and flourish, including intellectual-property protections and IT infrastructure, according to a study released by the Business Software Alliance (BSA) Wednesday.