As the CEO of a supply chain management, e-procurement, and financial productivity solutions company, Tim Garcia draws on real-life experiences to provide four tips for incorporating web security into companies’ overall risk management strategies. Lax procedures that fail to protect critical data leave businesses vulnerable to attacks that threaten customers and damage brands.
A federal appeals court is ordering a lower court to reconsider Apple's attempt to block eight Samsung phones from the U.S. market because the products violate patents held by Apple.The appeals court says the lower court should reconsider Apple's request for a permanent injunction on the grounds that Samsung's products infringe three utility patents.
Monday marks 50 years since the United States began saying goodbye to the classic rotary phone, replaced by touch-tone services that slashed dialing time and foreshadowed a digital revolution that keeps reshuffling everyday communication.
The consoles went on sale Friday in the U.S. and Canada. Andrew House, president and group CEO for Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., said in a release Sunday that sales remain strong in North America. The company will launch the gaming system in Europe and Latin America on Nov. 29.
The California-based Smart Tech Foundation, announced last week it was offering a $1 million prize to innovators who could come up with the best new way to make guns safer. The group has taken its inspiration from Sandy Hook Promise, which formed after the killing of 26 people — 20 children, six educators — at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012.
Neurio, a new home intelligence technology from Energy Aware Technology is seeking funding on Kickstarter and hoping to change the way we interact with our homes by making our ordinary appliances smarter.
Target, Kohl's and home-shopping network QVC are among a half dozen retailers opening technology test labs in the San Francisco area to do things like improve their websites and create mobile shopping apps. They're setting up shop in modern spaces and competing for top Silicon Valley talent to replicate the creativity, culture and nimbleness of online startups.
Athletic clothing and gear maker Under Armour Inc. said Thursday that it is acquiring fitness-tracking technology company MapMyFitness for $150 million as it seeks to expand into the digital arena.Wearable fitness gadgets like FitBit and Nike fuelband, as well as online programs such as Nike's Training Club, are a fast-growing area of the athletic industry.
The last time Sony and Microsoft came out with new video game consoles, there was no iPad, the iPhone was months away and "FarmVille" and "Angry Birds" had yet to be conjured up.The PlayStation 4, which launches Friday, and the Xbox One, which goes on sale next week, face a much-changed gaming and entertainment landscape than their predecessors.
About 150 game developers are showcasing their ideas to global investors this week at the annual Slush conference — a hotspot for startups in Europe. The conference, which ends Thursday, has tripled in size from 2012 with investors representing venture capital funding worth more than $60 billion.
Earlier this month the struggling smartphone company announced that it abandoned its bid to sell itself. Fairfax Financial, BlackBerry's largest shareholder with a 10 percent stake, decided not to buy the rest of BlackBerry and take it private. Instead, Fairfax and other investors said that they would inject $1 billion as part of a revised investment proposal.
Google and Hewlett-Packard are halting sales of their recently released Chromebook 11 computer after some users reported the device's charger has been overheating.The precautionary measure announced Wednesday comes slightly more than a month after Google Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Co. unveiled the Chromebook 11.
An attorney for Samsung says Apple deserves less than a quarter of the $380 million it's asking jurors to award it in a patent dispute between the two companies. Samsung attorney Bill Price said Wednesday during opening statements of a new trial between the two technology giants that Samsung owes Apple $52 million.
Apple demanded Wednesday that Samsung Electronics pay it $380 million for copying vital iPhone and iPad features, as a billion-dollar patent fight between the world's two biggest smartphone makers resumed in a Silicon Valley courtroom.An Apple attorney made the demand during opening statements in a trial to determine damages.
Have you been having problems with your electrical equipment but haven’t found the cause? For many users it turns out to be a very common, widespread problem called ground loop feedback--an electrical phenomenon which occurs when different electrical circuits are powering a system and its peripherals.
The company, which is owned by Google Inc., says the new Moto G phone runs recent Android software and has processors, screens and other components approaching what's found in many high-end phones. But it's just a third of the price.
Some Purdue University researchers are working on technology that could see all those passwords that computer users must punch in replaced with steps such as iris and fingerprint scans. The basement lab of Purdue University's International Center for Biometrics Research is where such emerging biometric technologies are tested for weaknesses before going mainstream.
The new Mini is the first version of the smaller iPad to feature Retina display. It also includes a power-efficient A7 chip, along with faster wireless and expanded LTE cellular connectivity. It's available in silver or space gray. Wi-Fi-only models will start at $399 for a 16GB gigabyte model, while cellular-capable models will start at $529 for the 16GB model.
The South Korean electronics giant is in a quiet push to make its Tizen operating system a part of the technology lexicon as familiar as Google's Android or Apple's iOS. Its ambition doesn't stop there. Samsung sees the software in your car, fridge and television too.
In addition to a $1 million base salary and $2 million performance bonus, the Waterloo, Ontario, company will give him 13 million BlackBerry restricted share units, worth $85 million based on the current stock price, that will vest over five years.
In courts, government tribunals and regulatory agencies around the world, Apple Inc. has argued that Samsung's Android-based phones copy vital iPhone features. Samsung Electronics Co. is fighting back with its own complaints that some key Apple patents are invalid and Apple has also copied Samsung's technology.
Sweden's Ericsson AB, the world's largest maker of telecommunications networks, says in a report Monday it expects smartphone traffic to grow tenfold in the next six years, with service providers increasing high-speed networks to deal with the surge. Total mobile subscriptions are predicted to reach 9.3 billion by 2019.
The European Union's competition commissioner, Joaquin Almunia, has praised Google's latest proposal as a "significant improvement" from earlier versions and appears to be near a decision to approve it. But Google competitors and some consumer groups are fiercely critical of the plan.
Samsung Electronics Co. has a new goal after overtaking Apple in smartphones: it wants to be world No. 1 in tablet computers too. A top executive, Shin Jong-kyun, told analysts on Wednesday that Samsung's tablet business is growing rapidly and the company will become the biggest maker of tablet computers. He didn't give a timeframe.
The iPad Air that sells for $499 costs Apple $274 to make, based on an analysis released Tuesday by the research firm IHS Inc. That's a 13 percent decrease from the estimated $316 that it cost Apple to make the third-generation iPad introduced last year.