Three months late and $200M short, IBM-Lenovo server deal finally looks to be closing

Maria Deutscher | September 30th

Lenovo Group Ltd. is on course to becoming the world's third largest supplier of commodity servers after regulators signed off on a multi-billion dollar deal that will see it take over IBM's x86 business. The acquisition is expected...»

Oracle completes cloud pivot by releasing flagship products as services | #OOW14

Maria Deutscher | September 30th

After years of trying to ignore the trend into non-existence, Oracle Corp is finally giving up on swimming against the cloud computing current and following arch-rivals SAP SE and IBM in making its ...»

NetApp and Oracle: Slow-dancing customers toward cloud | #OOW14

Rachel Schramm | September 30th

Looking to help customers move to the cloud at their own comfortable pace is Oracle Corp. and storage partner NetApp, Inc. A business outcome-focused approach has helped NetApp maintain it's vendor-agnostic policies while encouraging the company to work with...»

GoPro’s new ‘Hero’ is a game changer

Collen Kriel | September 30th

GoPro, Inc. is releasing its new Hero line of cameras on October 5th. The range includes the Hero, the Hero4 Silver and the Hero4 Black. While the three new models vary in price and specifications, it is the GoPro...»

OpenDaylight gets a lot more open – and functional – with second “Helium” release

Maria Deutscher | September 30th

Just short of eight months after launch, the OpenDaylight Project is already marking its second lap towards unifying the software-defined networking (SDN) ecosystem with a new major release that fully lives up to...»

Slim, colorful and cheap – HP’s new Stream series of Windows tablets

Collen Kriel | September 30th

Announced September 29th, Hewlett-Packard Co.’s new colorful and thin HP Stream series of Windows laptops and tablets are machines looking to combine work and play. The range consists of two new laptops and two tablets. HP’s announcement of...»

Xbox One at last on sale in China, without Halo

Collen Kriel | September 30th

On Monday, September 29, Xbox One went on sale in more than 4,000 retail outlets in 37 cities across mainland China. The country recently ended a 14-year ban on the sale of foreign-made game consoles, making Microsoft, Corp.'s Xbox...»

FireChat: Off-the-grid messaging app fuels Hong Kong’s protests

Mike Wheatley | September 30th

Sites like Twitter and Facebook hit the headlines for their role in the Arab Spring uprisings of 2011, and now pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong have discovered a new kind of...»

Opinion: Consumerization boosting user interface quality for all

Bert Latamore | September 30th

Since the first commercial computers of the 1950s the user interface (UI) has been the ugly stepchild of corporate software. Always the last component to be designed, UIs are often boring, forms-based, and difficult to use, ...»

Oracle’s new Sparc M7 chip delivers ‘ten times faster’ performance boost

Mike Wheatley | September 30th

Oracle Corp's overarching message at this year's Oracle OpenWorld event might be all about the cloud, but that doesn't mean it's keeping quiet in its hardware business. During...»