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.

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.

Google Adds Two-Factor Authentication Option to Google Apps

Google added a two-factor authentication option to Google Apps on Monday, allowing enterprises to protect user accounts with a one-time code.

Report: DOJ Nears Deal With Tech Firms on Staff Poaching

The U.S. Department of Justice is nearing a settlement with technology vendors including Apple, Google and others over an investigation of their hiring...

Google Plans Research Center in France

Google will open a research center in France in part to allay French concerns about the company's influence on culture.

Nokia Names Microsoft's Elop as New CEO

Nokia has named Stephen Elop, former president of Microsoft's business software group, to become its new CEO effective from later this month.

Stephen Elop: Listening Will Be Task Number One at Nokia

Stephen Elop plans no immediate changes at Nokia, he said in a news conference Friday.

Jonathan Schwartz's New Business Is a Picture of Health

Jonathan Schwartz has started a new company, Informed Biometry, with a focus on improving public health through Web-based software

Ciena's Loss Deepens After Nortel Metro Ethernet Acquisition

Ciena plunged deeper into the red after buying Nortel's metro Ethernet business, reporting revenue of $390M and a net loss of $110M for the quarter to July 31