Fred O'ConnorIDG News Service

Panelists: Democracy Would Suffer If Google Left China

Google's leaving China would hurt democracy's growth in the country, according to panelists who discussed the row between Google and China.

Facebook to Get More Social, McAfee Crashes PCs

The travel industry wasn't the only one affected by the volcano that erupted in Iceland. Mobile-phone vendors and suppliers adjusted shipping methods to get...

Jumptap Looks to Give Users Mobile Ad Content Control

A new mobile advertising service will allow consumers to select the type of ad content they want to view when surfing the Internet on their smartphones.

Google Defies China, Hacker Heads to the Clink

The battle between China and Google dominated the headlines this week after Google decided to stop censoring its search results. China also caused some grief...

Oracle Patches Flaw, Asustek to Take on IPad

This week brought a mix of IT news. Oracle was forced to issue an emergency patch for buggy software after details of the flaw became public. Yahoo continued to...

ICANN Goes Global, Xerox to Offer More Services

Independent business service companies have become a rare breed after Monday's news that Xerox is buying Affiliated Computer Services. Xerox follows Dell and...

Intel, EU Spar Over Probe, Dell Makes a Big Buy

Dell hopes to beef up its IT services after it revealed plans to buy Perot Systems this week. Dell hopes the purchase will give Perot Systems an international...

Social Media Takes a Hit, Microsoft Fears Linux

While some parts of the world are enjoying summer, a season usually marked by a lack of major news, this week offered some interesting developments nevertheless...

Kumo Expected, Adobe Patches With Microsoft

The mystery surrounding why fraudsters shelled out big bucks for old Nokia phones was solved this week. The answer, of course, involves illegal activities...

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Nokia Sees Mobile Users Wanting Services Over Phones

Services will dictate how consumers select their mobile phones, and hardware will adapt to meet this trend, a Nokia executive said Tuesday.

Consumers Want Useful Robots, Executive Says

Affordability and simplicity are also keys to success, according to KumoTek's founder

Robots Will Aid in Health Care as Population Ages

The successful use of health care robots typically involves a medical provider playing a role as well

Foreign Web Attacks Change Security Paradigm

New Web attack threats like blog spam and SQL injections may change the traditional notion of security, a security researcher...

Business Process Flaws Seen Posing Security Risks

Flaws in the business processes that underlie Web sites can present serious security risks, the CTO of a Web security company...

Political Cyberattacks to Militarize the Web

The Internet will become a battleground as governments and opposition groups look to use DDOS attacks for political gains, a...