Peter SayerParis Bureau Chief, IDG News Service

Peter Sayer covers open source software, European intellectual property legislation, and general technology breaking news for the IDG News Service.

Sony Will Take Back Manufacturing of Cell Chips From Toshiba

Sony will take full control of the manufacturing of the processor used in its PlayStation 3 console, ending a two-year joint venture with Toshiba, the companies...

Dell Agrees to Buy Compellent for $960M

Dell has agreed to buy virtualized storage vendor Compellent Technologies in an all-cash deal worth US$27.75 per share, a little more than the $27.50 per share...

Card Makers Hope to Upset Transit Card Security Status Quo

Two smartcard makers and two chip makers hope that a new specification for securing contactless card transactions will upset the status quo in the public transit...

Google Targeted by EU Antitrust Probe

The European Commission is investigating allegations that Google has abused its dominant position in online search to promote its other services, such as price...

Google Targeted by EU Antitrust Probe

The European Commission is investigating allegations that Google has abused its dominant position in online search to promote its other services, such as price...

Vodafone Quarterly Mobile Data Revenue Grows by 25 Percent

Vodafone's third-quarter mobile data revenue rose by 25.3 percent compared to a year earlier, and is set to overtake messaging revenue

Google Will Warn of Adwords Policy Changes to Settle Case

The French competition authority closed a case against Google on Thursday, after the company promised to better inform users of its Adwords search advertising...

Capgemini Opens Merlin Data Center in UK With PUE of 1.1

Capgemini opened the doors on a new data center near London on Tuesday that it sees as a showcase for green design.

SkySQL Launches MySQL Support Service

French National Library to Open Archives to Microsoft Bing

Microsoft's Bing search engine will give special treatment to search results from the archives of the French National Library

French Pay-TV Service Canal+ to Swap Set-top Box for Xbox

Microsoft has struck a deal with French pay-TV company Canal+ to deliver TV programs to the Xbox 360 game console via the Xbox Live online service.

Google Buys BlindType to Help Android Users Type More Easily

Google has acquired BlindType, a developer of apps to make typing easier on touch-screen phones

SugarCRM Offers CRM to OEMs, and Readies Native IPhone App

SugarCRM has repackaged its open-source CRM product to make it easier for vendors to use it in white-label products. It is also working on a SugarCRM iPhone app

Google Will Appeal French Libel Ruling on Search Suggestions

Google plans to appeal a French libel judgment ordering it to stop making certain search suggestions through its Autocomplete service

Google Demos Editing of Google Docs in Microsoft Office

Google is developing a way for Microsoft Office users to edit documents collaboratively without using Microsoft Sharepoint.