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Paul McDougall is a former editor for InformationWeek.
Articles by Paul McDougall
posted in January 2011
Big Blue will fund educational and mentoring services through President Obama's Startup America program.
Dave Thompson will step down from his position as corporate VP for Microsoft Online by year's end.
Microsoft's flagship operating system saw only meager growth in the last quarter as consumers embraced slates powered by Apple's iOS and Google Android.
Software maker sees strong growth in gaming, server, and office products, but Windows sales disappoint.
Analyst firm says Steve Jobs' company is now tied with Dell as the third largest PC maker—if the iPad is included.
Apple users can kick the tires for 30 days on new features like Outlook for Mac and Excel Sparklines before they decide to buy.
Windows OS license sales may be off as much as 25%, but solid growth is seen other key parts of Redmond's operations.
Robert Benmosche's forthrightness about his illness is in stark contrast to the Apple chief’s secrecy.
The software maker claims the underlying software in Tivo set-top boxes violates its patents and is looking to block sales of the devices in the U.S.
About 50 jobs shipped from Oklahoma to the Asian subcontinent as the car rental company looks to pare costs.
The iPad manufacturer's refusal to disclose any details about its CEO's condition has some investors worried.
Record sales and profits provide an unexpected windfall for Big Blue's rank and file employees.
Reports indicate that the hands-free motion control platform for Xbox 360 may be coming to PCs sooner rather than later.
Partnership between Redmond and Palo Alto targets IT pros looking to reduce complexity and deployment times.
His vision and design instincts laid the groundwork for the device maker's historic turnaround, but now Jobs' company needs a different kind of leader to grow beyond its fanboy base.
Enterprise collaboration specialist hit with service disruption that knocks customers' wikis out of the virtual sky.
The software maker says strong holiday sales of Xbox 360 and Kinect could mean inventory levels won't be enough to meet demand in early 2011.
Apple's latest software update will let users employ all five digits to interact with their tablets.
The shuttle and its newly reinforced external fuel tank are scheduled to lift for the International Space Station in late February.
Apple's hot-selling tablet, along with Android-powered slates, is eating into Microsoft and Intel's dominance of the personal computing market.
Apple's latest mobile operating system update brings a host of new capabilities to the company's fleet of gadgets.
NASA engineers say they've finally found a fix for cracks that appeared in the spacecraft's external fuel tank.
Redmond claims its rival's e-commerce brand is too generic to warrant exclusivity.
Arizona congresswoman's husband was slated to command the final flight of Endeavour as NASA prepares to mothball its fleet of orbiters.
Analyst believes Steve Ballmer felt Bob Muglia was not the right man to lead the company's Azure efforts.
Less than two weeks into 2011, there are signs that Microsoft learned little from a woeful 2010. Can the CEO survive?
Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer says the hands-free Xbox system is coming to Windows, while ASUS plans a television set-top box.
Discovery is grounded until engineers at the space agency can determine what caused the flaws to appear during a launch attempt last year.
Internet thieves say they'll wait until the store is fully stocked before distributing their code on the Internet.
Microsoft will adapt the next version of its operating system for use in ARM-based tablets, but by then it will be well behind Apple and Google in tech's hottest new market.
Apple is hoping to recreate its success with iPhone apps on the Mac platform.
Software maker says any hardware glitches that occur after Kinect is plugged in are merely coincidental.
Big Blue hands information technology unit back to the Japanese airline.
Apple's statements to the contrary notwithstanding, the problem does not appear to be self-correcting.
Apple users had more than a hangover to deal with on New Year's Day, as a software glitch caused their alarms to fail.