Peter SayerIDG News Service

Peter Sayer covers open source software, European intellectual property legislation and general technology breaking news.

European Privacy Regulators Want More Detail on Google's Policy Changes

French officials acting on behalf of the EU want better answers from Google about its privacy policy.

Amazon Web Services Personalizes CloudFront Web Hosting Service

Amazon Web Services has extended its CloudFront web hosting service to include dynamic content that can be personalized for each visitor.

LightSquared Wins Two-year Reprieve for Spectrum Payments to Inmarsat

LightSquared has a further two years in which to seek regulatory approval for its LTE mobile network in the U.S. before it must begin making payments to its...

Linus Torvalds Shortlisted for 2012 Millennium Technology Prize

The Technology Academy Finland has shortlisted Linus Torvalds for its 2012 Millennium Technology Prize, worth over €1 million (US$1.3 million).

SAP Revenue Rises 11 Percent in First Quarter, but Margin Shrinks

SAP published preliminary figures for its first-quarter results on Friday, showing revenue up 11 percent year on year, but margins shrinking with operating...

Yahoo Says It Will Implement Do-not-track Worldwide Later This Year

Yahoo websites worldwide will comply with visitors' "do not track" preferences starting later this year, Yahoo announced Wednesday.

Bull Seeks to Move Legacy Cobol and C Apps to a Java Environment

Bull has unveiled a new transaction processing application platform, Libert TP, which it says will allow businesses to move legacy applications from Cobol or C...

HP Confirms Merger of PC, Printer Units but Analysts Question Savings

Hewlett-Packard Wednesday announced the merger of its Imaging and Printing Group (IPG) and its Personal Systems Group (PSG) in what it called an effort to drive...

Browser Survey Puts Chrome in First Place--for Just One Day

Google's Chrome browser overtook Microsoft's Internet Explorer, all versions combined, to become the number one browser for a single day last weekend.

European Privacy Regulators Search for Answers on Google's New Policy

The French National Commission on Computing and Liberty (CNIL) has fired a salvo of questions at Google about the new privacy policy it introduced at the start...

Google Says It Will Cooperate With Any Safari Privacy Investigations

Google will cooperate with any investigations into allegations that it bypassed privacy settings in Apple's Safari browser, the company said, after a news report...

Privacy Not in Eric Schmidt's Vision of the Future

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt painted a messianic picture of our technological future on Monday, involving holographic telepresence, self-driving cars, automatic...

Fujitsu Opens Saasification Factory to Fill Cloud App Store

Fujitsu Technology Solutions has already convinced 50 independent software vendors (ISVs) to sell their business software through its online Business Solutions...

Apple and Samsung Each Lose a Patent Lawsuit in Mannheim

Apple and Samsung Electronics each saw patent lawsuits they had filed against one another dismissed by a German court on Friday.

Google's New Privacy Policy Breaches European Law, Say Data Regulators

Google's new privacy policy does not comply with European data protection law, and the company should delay its introduction pending an investigation of the...