Stories by Grant Gross

  • HP unveils telecom triple-play software

    Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) Wednesday announced a new software product and a multimedia service designed to help telecommunications providers move to the all-digital networks needed to offer voice, data and multimedia services on the Internet.

  • IBM income down slightly from Q3 2004

    IBM on Monday reported quarterly income from continuing operations of US$1.5 billion (AU$2 billion), down slightly from US$1.6 billion in the third quarter of 2004.

  • Gates to students: We need your ideas

    Microsoft needs students interested in computer science to program the IT innovations of tomorrow, including Tablet PCs that users can write on with a pen and wireless camera phones that interpret foreign street signs, Bill Gates said Friday.

  • Samsung to pay US$300M fine for DRAM price fixing

    Samsung Electronics and its U.S. subsidiary Samsung Semiconductor have agreed to plead guilty and pay a US$300 million fine for participating in an "international conspiracy" to fix prices on DRAM (dynamic RAM), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Thursday.

  • NSF proposes next-generation Internet

    The US National Science Foundation (NSF) has proposed a next-generation Internet with built-in security and functionality that connects all kinds of devices, with researchers challenging the government agency to look at the Internet as a "clean slate."

  • Sun releases DRM project as open source

    Sun Microsystems is releasing its digital rights management (DRM) project under an open-source license, in hopes of driving a unified standard in the technology used to project digital media such as music and movies.

  • Voice over Wi-Fi on the way

    Wi-Fi, despite opposition from vendors of competing technologies, will grow and add new capabilities, with voice over Wi-Fi services available in about two years, said speakers at the WiFi/VoWiFi Planet Conference and Expo.

  • Microsoft changes middleware shortcuts

    Microsoft has agreed to limit the number of shortcuts to its middleware applications in Windows when a computer user designates competing products as defaults, according to antitrust compliance documents.

  • New Bagle variants spreading

    Three, and possibly four, new versions of the Bagle e-mail worm were spreading quickly on the Internet Tuesday, Internet security firms reported.