The U.S. Supreme Court has decided it will rule on whether or not some kinds of software can be patented. The case has divided the technology industry and industry watchers say it could affect the U.S. economy. In this modern era of binge, on-demand, anywhere-anytime TV, you have numerous ways to overdose on TV. But still, for many addicts there's nothing like the immediacy of live television. Former Sybase CEO John Chen, who is now BlackBerry's interim chief executive, says BlackBerry is returning to its roots, refocusing on delivering devices and services to business users. Declaring a tie, Salesforce has put an end to the Hackathon drama. More than 4,500 developers competed to build next-generation mobile apps on the Salesforce1 platform, and first prize was $1 million. Personal computers need to be personal. At least that's the theory behind an ever-growing range of tools designed to help people customize everything from their desktops to the way their folders look.
Chinese Hackers Spied on European Officials Prior to the G20 summit in September, Chinese hackers sent e-mails laced with malware to the ministry computers of at least five European officials, according to research firm FireEye.
Enterprise Hardware Spotlight
Dell Targets Educational Market with a Chromebook The latest in a string of PC manufacturers to bring a Google Chromebook to the market is Dell. The company's Chromebook 11 is aimed at students and teachers, and will only be available to schools.
HP Updates ConvergedSystems for Data Centers Updated ConvergedSystems and Converged Storage for virtualization, cloud and big data from HP offer faster implementation and lower costs for the next-gen data centers, the company says.
A New Brand Name Powers Wireless Charging The tech industry's Alliance for Wireless Power is going where no charging technology has gone before. The alliance has debuted a brand, Rezence, to serve as the official name for its wireless power technology.