Stories by Grant Gross

  • Google expands search appliance functionality

    Google will expand the functionality of its enterprise Search Appliance, allowing corporate users to tweak the results of internal searches by giving added weight to content from specific sources or formats.

  • Kodak, Sony end patent dispute

    Eastman Kodak and Sony have ended a 3-year-old patent dispute and entered into a cross-licensing agreement, the two companies announced Wednesday.

  • Samsung exec pleads guilty to DRAM price fixing

    A top executive from Samsung Electronics will serve 10 months in prison and pay a US$250,000 (AUD$318,431) fine for his role in a global conspiracy to fix DRAM (dynamic RAM) prices, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced.

  • CA sues to recover Kumar's legal fees

    CA has filed a lawsuit to recover US$14.9 million in legal defense fees paid for Sanjay Kumar, its former chief executive officer, who was sentenced Nov. 2 to 12 years in prison on securities fraud-related charges.

  • More semiconductor execs indicted for price-fixing

    A US grand jury has indicted three former semiconductor vendor executives, two from Samsung Electronics and one from Hynix Semiconductor America, for their alleged roles in a "global conspiracy" to fix DRAM prices, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) said.

  • Lawmakers grill HP's Hurd, Dunn

    Former Hewlett-Packard Chairwoman Patricia Dunn was assured that methods used by investigators to find the source of leaks from the company's board of directors were legal, she told a U.S. Congress subcommittee Thursday.

  • Former WorldCom CEO to report to prison

    WASHINGTON: Former WorldCom CEO, Bernard Ebbers, will this week start a 25-year sentence related to his role in the accounting misstatements that led to the telecommunications giant's bankruptcy.

  • Software pirate gets record sentence

    A U.S. judge on Friday sentenced the owner and operator of to 87 months in prison, the longest sentence ever given for software piracy, according to a software trade group.

  • Smart card vendors talk up privacy

    A group of smart card and smart chip vendors are launching a campaign to talk up the security and privacy features of their products, even as researchers raise questions about their use in passports.

  • New VOIP-based phishing scam popping up

    A new kind of identity theft scam, with thieves using easy-to-obtain VOIP (voice over Internet Protocol) telephone numbers to trick Internet or telephone users, is beginning to pop up, said a cybersecurity vendor.

  • Group forms RFID rules

    Companies using radio frequency identification (RFID) tags on products should always tell their customers and make sure they know whether they can deactivate the tags, according to a set of best practices for RFID deployment proposed by a group of IT vendors, RFID users and consumer advocates.