Nancy WeilManagine editor, IDG News Service, IDG News Service

IT Hiring Continues to Improve, According to Surveys

Recent surveys say that IT hiring is on the upswing in the U.S. and Canada.

Strategy's Limits: A Chat With Ernest Von Simson

The longtime IT consultant and industry observer talks about three decades of working with corporate leaders and the stories in his new book.

Security Vexations Aplenty, More Facebook Fun

Worms, malware, zero-day attacks -- it was a worrisome week on the security front, with stories in that genre taking our top three slots.

Almost All Google, All the Time

Google came close to completely taking over our weekly list of top IT news this week, including headlines out of China that the company's content provider...

Google Makes Moves, Russian Spies, IPhone Woes

Google tops headlines with rumors about the company's social-networking plans, more changes it made in China and an acquisition during what proved to be a...

IPhone 4, Droid X, YouTube Victory, ICANN TLDs

It was a week of dueling smartphones in IT news, with the iPhone 4 release and Motorola announcing Droid X. Otherwise, legal news captured headlines with the...

Google vs. Microsoft, IPad Bug, IPhone 4

A Google engineer published attack code for a Windows XP zero-day bug just five days after informing Microsoft of the vulnerability, setting off a firestorm in...

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Google Privacy Issues, HP Layoffs, a Look Ahead

Concerns related to Google and privacy superseded concerns related to Facebook and privacy this week. And thousands of Hewlett-Packard employees aren't so much...

Book Explores the Meaning of Work

As the economy eases out of the recession, employees who weathered the long months of layoffs and cutbacks face the challenge of overcoming the attendant...

Facebook Privacy Again, a Shake up at Microsoft

We were awash in all manner of news this week so that whittling the list to a mere 10 provoked much thought. In the end, we have decided to open with Facebook's...

Google's I/O, Street View Get News Focus

Google ruled much of the IT news headlines this week, with a stream of announcements from its I/O event. But not all the news related to Google was pleasant --...

The FCC's Move, Facebook Privacy Issues Redux

Stymied by a recent court decision regarding network neutrality, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission has decided to partially reclassify broadband as a...

Twitter's Ad Scheme, Kin Phone, ACTA Unveiled

Twitter's first developer conference, Chirp, drew a lot of interest this week, in large measure because the company at last started to talk about how it intends...

IPhone 4.0, Security News Dominate

Apple takes top billing yet again this week with its sneak peek at the iPhone 4.0 operating system. (Honestly, we'd ignore the hoopla if we thought we could get...

Hacker Gonzalez Sentenced to 20 Years for Exploits

Judge chides hacker for his participation in a cybercrime ring that stole customer records from Heartland, TJX and others.