Elizabeth HeichlerEditorial Director, IDG News Service

Elizabeth Heichler is vice president and editorial director of the IDG News Service, and is based in Boston.

Swedish E-commerce Startup's Execs Linked to NYC Sex Crime

Two Swedish nationals with the same names as top executives of e-commerce startup Klarna were arrested on Saturday in New York and charged with criminal sexual...

SAP Pays $3.4 Billion for Cloud Vendor SuccessFactors

SAP America said Saturday that it is paying US$3.4 billion in cash to acquire SuccessFactors, a provider of cloud-based human capital management tools.

SAP Buying SuccessFactors for $3.4 Billion

BULLETIN: SAP America is paying $3.4 billion for SuccessFactors, a provider of cloud-based human capital management.

How Oracle Made the Sun Deal Work: a Lesson for CFOs

CFOs who gathered outside Boston on Thursday to discuss how they can be agents for change within their enterprises were treated to a close-up view of how Oracle...

HP Kills WebOS Business, Confirms PC Spinoff

Hewlett-Packard said Thursday that it is shuttering its webOS device business, specifically the TouchPad tablets it announced earlier this year and its webOS...

Turn IT Pros Into 'Compassionate Geeks'

In the new book, "The Compassionate Geek: Mastering Customer Service for I.T. Professionals," veteran IT trainer Don R. Crawley lifts a veil on a corner of the...

Broadcom Buying Smart-card Security Specialist SC Square

Chip maker Broadcom said Sunday that it will pay US$41.9 million for SC Square, a move that will bring expertise in smart-card security to the Irvine...

Skype Explains Service Outage, Post-Mortem

Skype's CIO Lars Rabbe on Wednesday offered a frank assessment of the recent 24-hour lapse in its Internet telephony service.

Skype Blames Service Outage on "supernode" Problem

Internet telephony giant Skype blamed its peer-to-peer interconnection system for a problem that some reports said resulted in millions of users being unable to...

Apple Sues Motorola Over Patents in Mobile Phones

Apple filed two lawsuits against Motorola and Motorola Mobility late Friday in a US federal court, claiming violations of its patents.

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Would-be Akamai Spy Busted by Feds

An Akamai Technologies staffer is charged with wire fraud for providing confidential business information to an undercover federal agent.

Apple Manager Arrested Over $1 Million in Kickbacks

An Apple manager with responsibilities for the company's contract manufacturing in Asia was arrested Friday and charged with accepting kickbacks.

Apple Manager Arrested Over $1 Million in Kickbacks

An Apple manager with responsibilities for the company's contract manufacturing in Asia was arrested Friday and charged with accepting kickbacks.

Apple Manager Charged with Taking $1 Million in Kickbacks

UPDATE: An Apple manager who dealt with manufacturing in Asia was arrested Friday under fraud charges.

Apple Manager Arrested Over $1 Million in Kickbacks

An Apple manager with responsibilities for the company's contract manufacturing in Asia was arrested Friday and charged with accepting kickbacks.