Nancy WeilManagine editor, IDG News Service, IDG News Service

IBM Layoffs, Manifesto Saga, Google Tweaks

The week also brought news of security concerns, with Conficker.c set to get busy in a few days


IBM Talks to Sun, IE8 Debuts, IPhone 3.0 Sneak Peek

And for a change we had a little positive financial news, too

Kundra Takes Leave, Google Raises Privacy Flags

Well, at least the issue is not unpaid taxes this time -- but Vivek Kundra, the brand-new, first-ever federal CIO after just a...

Win 7 Leaks, the US Gets a CIO, Trade Show News

The Demo 09 and Cebit trade shows added a steady stream of news to what already seemed like a busy week in IT -- narrowing the...

Obama Nominates Genachowski to Head FCC

President Obama taps Julius Genachowski to head the FCC.

Yahoo, Sony Shake It Up; Facebook Makes Nice

We probably have not heard the last word on the management shakeups and reorganizations from Yahoo and Sony, who both made...

Conficker Spawn, Recession Smackdown

A new version of Conficker has turned up and could portend even more malevolent uses of that already-nasty malware...

Good IT Salary News, Changes, Scams, Drugs, DTV

We're taking a break from (most) bad economic news this week. Oh, it's not that the week was without that sort of news, we...

Human Error Caused Google Search Bug

UPDATE: The mistake that mistakenly returned a security warning for all Google searches was Google's and not the that of the blacklist manager.

Google Bug Vexes Saturday Morning Searches

An apparent bug in Google's Stop Badware program apparently caused all searches to warn that sites could be malicious.

Singing the Financial Blues, Again

We could just about cut and paste from last week (and the week before), change a few names and figures here and there, and...

Obama Takes Charge, Ballmer Lays It on the Line

Barack Obama became the 44th, and first African-American, president of the U.S. on an Inauguration Day that captured the...

Bartz in at Yahoo, Apple's Jobs out Until June

A roundup of the week's news finds shuffling of CEOs plus a continued drumbeat of bad news related to the economy.

Windows 7 Beta, Jobs' Health, the Economy Again

Macworld Expo (sans Steve Jobs) and the International Consumer Electronics Show (sans Bill Gates) got the new year off to a...

Jobs Says He Has 'hormone Imbalance'

Apple CEO Steve Jobs says in an open letter posted at the company Web site that his weight loss was caused by a hormonal imbalance.