The News Review:
- Software AG offers to buy remaining Scheer shares
- Back to the future for id Software ‘Wolfenstein’
- IBM launches sensor data analysis software
- Microsoft Word Ban Spotlights Software Patent Insanity
- Apple slams Psystar for destroying crucial evidence
- Is your smartphone secure? Survey says probably not
Software AG offers to buy remaining Scheer shares
The Associated Press
15) a share in cash for all the outstanding stock of fellow software company IDS Scheer AG after announcing in July it intended to acquire the company. Darmstadt-based Software AG said in a statement the offer would start Monday and run until September 18. Software AG said it already held 62 percent of the Saarbruecken-based company after last month initially announcing the offer valued at about euro490 million ($689.
Back to the future for id Software ‘Wolfenstein’
A fledgling game-design firm akin to a small independent film studio when. Now one of the industry giants id is entering a new phase. Wolfenstein 3D’s gung-ho hero B.
IBM launches sensor data analysis software
The software dubbed WebSphere Sensor Events aggregates data from sensors that monitor air quality traffic water flow energy usage and other items via RFID tags. IBM reckons that there will be six billion RFID tags in circulation by 2010. These sensors throw off a lot of data—too much in fact. IBM’s software aims to capture the data and run it through an enterprise’s business process and analytics systems.
Microsoft Word Ban Spotlights Software Patent Insanity
The i4i patent Microsoft supposedly infringes seems loosely applicable to Word at best and obvious enough software-wise to make you wonder why there are software patents at all. Plus Microsoft holds some seemingly applicable XML patents of its own. Let me preface my arguments by noting that I’m not an attorney I’m just playing one for the purpose of this blog. I also get that common sense has little to do with making valid legal arguments. Lastly I realize that pointing to a.
Apple slams Psystar for destroying crucial evidence
“Specifically Psystar has overwritten – i. erased – infringing versions of the software code used on computers sold to its customers. This discovery revealed that Psystar has erased prior versions of its software that Apple’s experts independently found on defendant’s computers.
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Is your smartphone secure? Survey says probably not
23 percent of smartphone owners use the security software already installed on their smartphone. 20 percent said they don’t think security software on their phones would be very effective because they see limited risk in smartphone surfing. I have to admit that I haven’t given much thought to my exposure to malware from my smartphone. I’m not a heavy mobile Web user – that is I don’t regularly launch a browser and tap in a URL.