Elizabeth HeichlerEditorial Director, IDG News Service

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

HP's Mark Hurd Resigns Amid Sexual Harrassment Investigation

HP Chairman and CEO Mark Hurd is leaving the company following a sexual harrassment investigation.

Researchers: Poor Password Practices Hurt Security for All

A study of password-protected Web sites reveals a lack of standards across the industry that harms end-user security.

WCIT: Kroes Positions Digital Agenda as Crucial to Recovery

European Commissioner for Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes argued that the five-year plan is critical to Europe's economic recovery.

Apotheker Is out as SAP CEO

Leo Apotheker has resigned as CEO of German ERP giant SAP effective immediately.

Money for Nothing? Virtual Goods Market Takes off

Social networking and multiplayer online games are fueling dramatic growth in hard cash earned from goods that exist only in the world of online make-believe.

Ford Adapts Sync to Create MyFord Touch Driver Interface

Ford has updated its Sync technology and made it the basis for a new driver interface called myFord Touch.

Google, Plaintiffs Submit Revised Book Search Settlement

Google, authors and publishers submitted a revised book search settlement late Friday.