Elizabeth HeichlerEditorial Director, IDG News Service

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

'The Human Face of Big Data' shows how tech changes lives

"The Human Face of Big Data" offers a geek-out-worthy coffee-table book that aims to give readers, through photography and short articles, a glimpse of how powerful new data processing capabilities are changing people's lives.

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Apple seeks additional $707 million from Samsung in patent win

A California jury may have awarded Apple more than US$1 billion in damages in late August when it triumphed over Samsung in a hard-fought case over smartphone and tablet patents, but the iPhone maker is coming back for more: late on Friday it asked for additional damages of $707 million.

Whitman: Political Campaign Gave Her 'thick Skin'

Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman's bruising run for governor of California left her with a quality that she needs as she seeks to turn around the computer giant:...

Legal Nightmare Ends for Klarna Executives

Two high-level executives of Swedish e-commerce startup Klarna are on their way home after the New York County district attorney agreed to dismiss charges of...

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...