Autonomy’s Ex-Chief Calls on H.P. Board to Defend Allegations

Hazel Thompson for The New York TimesMike Lynch, who founded Autonomy, blamed internal foot-dragging by Hewlett-Packard for problems after H.P. bought his firm. The former head of Autonomy, the British software maker that Hewlett-Packard acquired last year, is not happy about H.P.’s accusations of accounting fraud at his former company. So he is calling on H.P. to defend its $8.8… Read more →

Autonomy’s Ex-Chief Calls on H.P. Board to Defend Allegations

Hazel Thompson for The New York TimesMike Lynch, who founded Autonomy, blamed internal foot-dragging by Hewlett-Packard for problems after H.P. bought his firm. The former head of Autonomy, the British software maker that Hewlett-Packard acquired last year, is not happy about H.P.’s accusations of accounting fraud at his former company. So he is calling on H.P. to defend its $8.8… Read more →

Is Android too hard for the average user to figure out?

Yesterday, Asymco analyst Horace Dediu posted some charts based on data gathered by IBM’s Digital Analytics Benchmark for U.S. Thanksgiving and Black Friday sales. However, there’s one chart that stands out above the rest, and it’s this one that shows the data broken down into individual platforms. The part I am interested in specifically is… Read more →

Is Israel the best place to start your start-up?

For many in the IT industry, the dream is to set up a tech start-up and grow it into the next Google or Apple. Individual start-up scenes are thriving in EMEA, but from staffing to rent, exit potential to government support, there are huge differences between countries. But which country is right for your fledgling… Read more →

Nextgen Reader for Surface RT: My favorite app

Nextgen Reader I am still working hard to get the Surface RT to fit into my daily routine, and that includes trying lots of apps in the Windows Store. The selection of apps is not vast and like all app stores many apps available are not very good.  Colleague Matt Baxter-Reynolds recommended I try Nextgen… Read more →

Microsoft offers guidance on Windows Server Year 2000 time-rollback issue

While some of us were enjoying our tofurkey, others were combatting a thorny Windows Server time-rollback issue. Some Windows Server users are still recovering a recent problem caused by time servers at USNO.NAVY.MIL incorrectly provided time samples that listed 2000 as the current year.   Microsoft officials have been responding to help requests from those… Read more →

Fantasy CTO – how would you duplicate Barclays iPad platform?

There’s a storm coming in. I know it’s currently fashionable to frame the IT industry in terms of weather metaphors (*cough* cloud *cough*), but the storm I’m referring to is what happens when enterprises start using post-PC devices as a platform for delivering enterprise solutions. We now know that Barclays are trying it. They’ve bought… Read more →

Putting a 13-Year-Old Child Safely on Facebook

Teens see joining Facebook as a passage into adulthood. Parents see it a little differently. An e-mail in my inbox Monday morning from my editor had a scary subject line:  “Help!” When I opened the message, I read this: “My daughter is 13-years-old today and so, as promised, I let her sign up for Facebook. YIKES. Now I am freaking… Read more →

Daily Report: Police Are Amassing Trove of Cellphone Logs

When a cellphone is reported stolen in New York, the Police Department routinely subpoenas the phone’s call records, from the day of the theft onward. The logic is simple: if a thief uses the phone, a list of incoming and outgoing calls could lead to the suspect. But in the process, the Police Department has quietly amassed a trove of… Read more →

Are Enterprise IT startups the next big deal for VCs?

The consumer web has a bright future, says Dave McClure (above). Dave McClure, the highly successful Silicon Valley Angel/Micro VC investor, published a passionate post about the prosperous future for the consumer web, and criticized other investors for moving away from the sector. Mr McClure writes: Recent articles by the WSJ, Fred Wilson, & others… Read more →

China data security ‘non-existent’ in eyes of US firms

A story titled “Review Cisco” on Chinese magazine China Economy and Information, said the country–which is frequently accused by Western media as a source of security threats–is the de facto victim of network security. It cited data from China National Computer Network Emergency Center, which shows nearly 50,000 foreign IP addresses were Trojans or botnet control… Read more →

20 awesome gadgets and gift ideas for techies!

Previous | Next Image 1 of 20 Touchfire Screen-Top iPad Keyboard For iPad users who hate trying to type on the software-based keyboard, the Touchfire provides a quick tactile feel to give you some semblance of having a keyboard beneath your fingers. Plus, it’s ultra-thin and it even works with smart covers, so it’s not… Read more →