Stories by Peter Sayer

  • AMD gets a new Chinese PC partner

    China's third-largest PC manufacturer will use microprocessors from Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) in some of its PCs, the U.S. chip manufacturer announced Wednesday.

  • Microsoft says 'wait for us' as WMF threat climbs

    Some security researchers are advising Windows users to rush to install an unofficial patch to fix a vulnerability in the way the OS renders graphics files, but Microsoft wants customers to wait another week for its official security update, it announced Tuesday.

  • Sharman blocks Australian access to Kazaa software

    Sharman Networks is blocking Internet users in Australia from downloading the client software used to access the Kazaa peer-to-peer file sharing system. It has taken the decision in order to comply with an Australian court ruling, it said Tuesday.

  • HP updates application modernization services

    Hewlett Packard Co. is refreshing its portfolio of application modernization services, putting more emphasis on the incorporation or replacement of legacy applications within a service-oriented architecture (SOA), it announced Wednesday.

  • Oracle patches 88 holes in quarterly security update

    Oracle released a bundle of critical security patches for its software on Tuesday, fixing 88 vulnerabilities in products including its database and application servers and in some PeopleSoft and JD Edwards applications. A work-around exists for just one of the vulnerabilties, according to Oracle. It recommends applying the patches as soon as possible.

  • Sony plans to cut 10,000 jobs to save costs

    Sony issued an earnings warning Thursday, and said it will cut 10,000 jobs and a number of product models over the next few years, as it reorganizes its electronics division in an effort to reduce costs.

  • HP invested in business recovery centers

    Hewlett-Packard (HP) has invested US$100 million in business recovery centers over the last 12 months. The investment -- three quarters of it in Europe -- has enabled it to open four new business recovery centers, in Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and the U.K., in recent months..

  • Verizon reports record revenue in second quarter

    Verizon Communications reported an increase in revenue and net income for the second quarter, but excluding exceptional gains from tax refunds and the sale of a subsidiary in Hawaii, net income fell 1 percent.