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Paul McDougall is a former editor for InformationWeek.
Articles by Paul McDougall
posted in March 2011
Microsoft co-founder won't likely get dinner invitations from his former partner after stinging new memoir is published.
Teradata and SAP will be attractive targets if Oracle's rivals believe Larry Ellison is going to keep his best software to himself.
$205 million deal calls for Big Blue to provide government-backed NBN with key software and consulting services.
"Mango" update for Microsoft's mobile OS is next in line after "NoDo" copy & paste patch is fully released.
NoDo patch will roll out gradually as software maker hopes to avoid technical glitches that plagued previous update.
Still dealing with fallout from a 2009 fraud scandal, the offshore outsourcer insists it has enough free cash to continue operations.
Forcing customers to buy Sun hardware if they want to run Oracle apps may be the only way to justify a $7.4 billion acquisition, but such a move could alienate customers and deliver them straight to rivals.
Analyst says the iPad and other hot products will make Cupertino the world's biggest tech company in just two years.
Chipmaker's CEO says there is no truth to Oracle's claim that Intel has decided to phase out the high-end processor.
Microsoft set to roll out highly anticipated NoDo patch for its new smartphone OS.
Acquisition of Las Vegas-based Tririga, Inc. will bolster Big Blue's Smarter Planet offerings.
Big Blue wants to grill Republican Mitch Daniels over his decision to cancel outsourcing contract.
Larry Ellison's move means HP is the last major server vendor still developing software for Intel's high-end chip.
The HTC Arrive is the first WP7-powered phone to include an update that adds a copy-and-paste function.
Big Blue and its telecom ally hope to capture part of the British government's $13 billion plan to put smart meters in every home.
Company employees allegedly sent cash and gifts to government officials in China and South Korea.
Rapid adoption of Microsoft's newest Web browser could reinvigorate the Explorer franchise.
The software maker controls one of the hottest brands in the tech industry—but it's not getting the most from it.
Patch allows viewing of content that's been encoded in WebM, the default format on the popular video sharing site.
GPUs and APUs feature built-in compatibility with new Microsoft browser's support for client-side hardware acceleration.
Software maker is said to have decided not to produce future versions of the MP3 player, which failed to catch on with consumers.
Software maker is hoping new features and faster performance will halt steady decline in its browser's market share.
Company will donate $250,000 in cash and $1.75 million in free software and services that can be used to reestablish communications.
Microsoft is hoping to avoid a repeat of the buggy installation process that plagued a previous update to its mobile OS.
Microsoft is now looking to move the hands-free control system to applications beyond gaming.
Big Blue CEO sees compensation surpass $30 million as company stock hits all-time high.
Steve Ballmer's lack of urgency toward the multiple threats facing his company is troubling.
Chris Liddell's sudden departure from the car maker fuels speculation about a return to the tech industry as a chief executive.
Microsoft's mobile platform attracting developers but still lags significantly behind Apple and Google.
Philadelphia, St. Louis, Syracuse, and Boulder among U.S. towns to split more than $50 million in tech products and services from Big Blue.
New data shows Redmond slipping farther behind Apple and Google despite recent launch of its new smartphone OS.
PhD lawmaker beats supercomputer in a Jeopardy match that pitted mandarin against machine.
Microsoft reportedly won't have a version of its operating system ready for slate-style PCs for at least another 18 months.
Partnership with The Dealmap gives users one-click access to Groupon, Living Social, and other group purchasing sites.
Former supervisor Paul Shin Devine admits to a tips-for-cash conspiracy that spanned two continents.
The iPad maker's ex-HR chief thinks Jobs is irreplaceable as an individual but is confident the company has the bench strength to carry on if its co-founder can't return to work—but Apple also needs to consider external candidates.