Microsoft’s answer to the iPad is still in pieces

Yahoo.com (2011-01-06) -SEATTLE – Instead of unveiling an elegant response to the iPad, Microsoft came to the tech industry’s premier gadget show with a collection of exposed computer guts, news about microchips and a shallow preview of yet another Windows. SEATTLE – Instead of unveiling an elegant response to the iPad, Microsoft came to the …

Facebook to go public in 2012

Nothing to be unexpected in that statement. Don’t you agree? Facebook might be breaching a critical 500-shareholder limit this year, after which it will have to disclose financial information or stage IPO by April 2012, according to a new 100-page private-placement memo distributed to potential investors. As usual Facebook spokesman as well as Goldman Sachs declined to comment. …

IBM Lotus Notes Traveler May Help to Collaborate

Info4security.com (2011-01-04) – IBM has unveiled new software that will help employees work smarter on the road, while significantly enhancing the power they have in choosing their own mobile device for work. Brian Sims reports. The new software will allow employees to collaborate with co-workers inside their organisation and personal contacts outside, all on the …

Facebook Gets a Half a Billion in Private Investment

NYTimes (2011-01-03) – Allegedly Facebook has rased $500 million from GodlmanSachs and a Russian investor (Digital Sky Technologies).  On Sunday night, a number of Goldman clients received an email from their Goldman broker, offering them the opportunity to invest in an unnamed “private company that is considering a transaction to raise additional capital.” The email sent …

1000-Core Processor by Scottish Researchers

PCWorld.com (2011-01-02) – Researchers at a Scottish university claim to have made a breakthrough in the drive towards more powerful processors while conserving energy too. The team, from Glasgow University, led by Dr Wim Vanderbauwhede, have succeeded in squeezing 1000 cores on a single chip. To demonstrate the chip’s effectiveness, the research team used it …