Premium-Inhalt. The next version of enterprise Java will be fitted with capabilities for PaaS (platform-as-a-service) cloud computing, an Oracle official said Thursday afternoon in offering specifics on what to expect in the upgrade.
Premium-Inhalt. As the year's midpoint approaches, 2011 is promising to be a turning point for financial reporting -- and for its impact on business. The combination of the SEC's promised guidance on International Financial Reporting Standards, and the Financial Accounting Standard Board's decision on private-company reporting standards, is sure to keep finance executives awake at night. The impact of such changes is potentially monumental.
Premium-Inhalt. Banks may well turn to dealmaking as a result of the pressure they're getting from regulatory reforms, a survey of bank executives indicates.
Premium-Inhalt. The role of the corporate finance department is moving more deeply into the areas of financial risk management, performance management, and enhanced nonfinancial and statistical reporting, according to new survey titled the "Finance Capabilities and Needs Survey." That is in addition to the better-understood missions that involved dealing with numerous changes in accounting regulations.
Premium-Inhalt. Apple's taking its intellectual property case to Samsung's front door, taking HP to the cleaners, and taking its licks from professional video editors and comedians alike. Take the remainders for Friday, June 24, 2011--please.
Premium-Inhalt. Twitter is introducing ads into the live stream of messages, according to the Financial Times. The addition of "promoted tweets" -- a euphemism for advertising -- within the live Twitter stream is bound to frustrate many users, at the same time as it attracts some of the company's 300 million users.
Premium-Inhalt. Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss were back in court on Thursday, a day after their lawyers had submitted to a court in California that they would not appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court their US$65 million settlement with Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Premium-Inhalt. A U.S. House of Representatives committee has stepped into the fray over startup LightSquared's planned mobile data network, and passed a bill that would block the Federal Communications Commission from spending any money granting the carrier a waiver it is seeking.
Premium-Inhalt. We are pleased to announce a new reader comment system. Starting this morning, all articles are using the as part of the . Computerworld blogs will follow shortly.
Premium-Inhalt. A 26-year-old man who last year helped hackers steal personal information belonging to about 120,000 iPad users pleaded guilty to fraud and hacking charges in a New Jersey court Thursday.
Premium-Inhalt. Several companies are developing new database technologies to solve what they see as the shortcomings of traditional, relational database management systems in a cloud environment. Four of them described the approaches they're taking during a panel at the GigaOm Structure conference on Thursday.
Premium-Inhalt. This week's release of the Firefox 5 browser came shockingly fast for Mozilla. Firefox 4 came out of beta barely 3 months ago--the previous numbered release, Firefox 3, was released way back in 2008.
Premium-Inhalt. The concept of a domain name has always fascinated me --- so much so that I at one time pondered writing a book on its history. Seemingly overnight, the whole concept of a "name" that matched an IP address became a must-have for corporate branding. And that's when it got interesting.
Premium-Inhalt. Chief information officers (CIOs) in Asia are continuing to search for innovative cloud technologies to support business growth, according to the Asian results of the 2011 Gartner Executive Programs (EXP) CIO Agenda survey.
Premium-Inhalt. Google said on Friday that it plans to shut down two services that proved unpopular: Google Health and Google PowerMeter.
Premium-Inhalt. Google's always taken the spaghetti-on-the-wall approach to its numerous tech initiatives: Boil up something clever and toss it on the wall. If it sticks--think Android--hey, fantastic. If it falls to the floor-- and come to mind--well, better luck next time. Unfortunately, the search giant has two more nonstarters to add to its long list of flubs: and .
Premium-Inhalt. may not have been quite the critical darling that Bethesda were hoping for, but that hasn't stopped people from playing and enjoying it. The first batch of DLC for the game, known as Agents of Change, will be live in "early July," according to . Not only that, but it'll be free for two weeks on all platforms -- Steam on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.
Premium-Inhalt. If you're a current player of Star Wars Galaxies, you may have already seen bearing the bad news that Sony Online Entertainment and LucasArts have decided to close down Star Wars Galaxies on December 15 of this year.
Premium-Inhalt. The Feds have finally come a-knocking on Google's door. Will this become the tech story of the decade, much like Microsoft's antitrust case was in the 1990s? Only time will tell. Here's a FAQ to get you up to speed on what the FTC inquiry may really mean.
Premium-Inhalt. Lulz Security's hacking continues to get political: on Friday the group attacked the Arizona Department of Public Safety in retaliation for immigration laws.
Premium-Inhalt. Intel hopes to make it easier for developers to make money by pushing a subscription model to sell applications through its tablet and netbook application store, a company executive said this week.
Premium-Inhalt. YouTube videos are meant to be shared. But the best way to share them is not by copying and pasting a link, but rather embedding the actual video in your blog, Web page, or the like. That way, your visitors can watch the clip directly without having to click away to YouTube proper.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft has quietly created a new group, the office of civic innovation, as well as a new online magazine designed to promote its public sector initiatives.
Premium-Inhalt. Google Friday acknowledged that it has received formal notification of a Federal Trade Commission review, prompting analysts to say the search company could be in for a long, tiring and expensive battle.
Premium-Inhalt. It looks like Microsoft is going to be supporting the until 2016 or so, as Xbox EMEA Vice President Chris Lewis says that the Kinect has revitalized interest in the six-year-old console.
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Premium-Inhalt. If you're revving your engines in excitement for Pixar's , you may find a nice detour in , developed by Avalanche Software and released this week by Disney Interactive Studios. If you somehow haven't heard of , here's all you need to know--it's an animated movie franchise based on talking cars.
Premium-Inhalt. Location-based services allow you to report your current location in real time to a given platform. This is usually done by checking into locations -- such as restaurants, retail shops, airports -- manually from a smartphone. Inevitably such services will become more sophisticated as GPS data improves, allowing you to track your movements and checking you into locations automatically.
Premium-Inhalt. The newly-remade free to play MMO Hellgate is launching its open beta on June 30 -- that's next Thursday -- and bringing with it two new game modes.
Premium-Inhalt. With the release of Final Cut Pro X (FCP X), Apple has adopted a radical new approach that will dramatically change the future of non-linear video editing. FCP X is not an upgrade of Final Cut Studio, but rather an entirely new application that shares the same name.
Premium-Inhalt. The 9.7-in. from Hewlett-Packard (HP) will be quickly followed by a 7-in. tablet from HP in August, according to a report.
Premium-Inhalt. For the first time, Disney's extensive collection of comics is digitally available in one place--on the newly launched for iOS devices.
Premium-Inhalt. Red Hat is readying a general release of its Arquillian testing technology for enterprise Java application development, which is intended to make it easy for developers to perform integration testing.
Premium-Inhalt. Do you like chiptunes? Do you like Square Enix's Squaresoft-era games such as Final Fantasy VII, Secret of Mana, Chrono Trigger and Unlimited SaGa? Then you may be interested in .
Premium-Inhalt. Opera co-founder and former CEO Jon von Tetzchner is leaving the company next week, Opera announced on Friday.
Premium-Inhalt. , the maker of , is adding software to its product lineup--this week for computers and mobile devices.
Premium-Inhalt. I've never been a big fan of either for personal or business use, but a new study suggests that advertising on the social networking site could be well worth your while if you run a business.
Premium-Inhalt. Mozilla is planning to retire Firefox 3.6 from support, but won't put the 18-month-old browser out to pasture until August at the earliest.