Profile of Paul McDougallEditor At Large, InformationWeek
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Paul McDougall is a former editor for InformationWeek.
Articles by Paul McDougall
posted in August 2007
Shareholders of the closely held company will receive a per-share dividend of between $60 and $72 as a result of the deal with Microsoft, although terms of the settlement are confidential.
The lawsuit charges that the San Francisco Apple Store's "entrance, path of travel, teaching theater seating, elevator, and restroom facilities" are not wheelchair accessible.
Darl McBride says his company has strong products and a growing number of customers, so it will survive regardless of the outcome of legal battles.
The company says in a court filing that its customer's own clumsiness, and not its packaging, is responsible for the $1.4 million computer's destruction.
LucidTouch includes pseudo-transparency technology that creates an on-screen silhouette of fingers wrapped around the back to ease navigation.
McBride says he was caught off guard by the judge's decision because SCO's position was backed by nine witnesses.
IBM has enhanced USOpen.org with real-time results, video-on-demand, and tools that allow fans to track their favorite players throughout the tennis tournament.
The Free Software Foundation says Microsoft's deal to resell Novell's open source software stack makes it a party to the GPLv3, and extends patent protection automatically to all open source users.
The pact extends an existing contract that IBM inked with the Danish government in 2003 to support its Agricultural Advisory Service.
Ubisoft's products will carry the Games for Windows seal, an indication to consumers that a game will run properly on Windows Vista and other Microsoft operating systems.
Federal contractor T.R. Systems says its workers were moving the server from a freight truck into its warehouse in Alexandria, Va., when the mishap occurred.
Country officials say they will not recommend that the OOXML file format be adopted when the issue comes to a vote next month.
Microsoft is replacing the site with a new Web campaign called Windows Server/Compare that it says is "designed to help enterprises with their server purchasing decisions."
IBM's buyout of WebDialogs comes as rival Microsoft is beefing up its own voice and video conferencing products.
The company is releasing a free retrofit that's designed to fix the problem. Until gamers receive it, Microsoft is advising them to use the wheel on battery power only.
SCO could be facing a serious cash and asset shortage if it does not receive a favorable decision in its 3-1/2-year-old legal battle with Novell over the Unix operating system.
The Internet's emergence as a primary home entertainment source is having a major impact on the advertising industry, says poll sponsor IBM.
It's hardly surprising that MTV has dumped its 'Urge' music partnership with Microsoft and hooked up with RealNetworks and Verizon. What would you do if you got stabbed in the back?
Bill Gates and Jeff Raikes will help introduce Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, Office Communicator 2007, and Microsoft Live Meeting.
Allianz said the agreement will help it reduce IT infrastructure expenses by 20% annually and achieve operational savings of more than $150 million within the next three years.
Under the ten-year agreement, Fujitsu will provide a range of IT services to Reuters locations worldwide in more than 100 countries.
The package contains a host of modules that are designed to help users create a Web 2.0-style communications environment.
The deal also calls for joint marketing efforts around Solaris-on-IBM products.
He says the federal court's decision doesn't change his belief that SCO has full ownership of Unix.
The agreement means the Scalix mail server will be able to synchronize data better with platforms that use Exchange Server.
Other enhancements include boosting the e-mail service's speed and making it easier to view images and links in messages.
The company's new Advertiser and Publisher Solutions Group is charged with creating software and services for online publishers and advertisers.
The SP1 gives users access to new, preconfigured Exchange ActiveSync policies to automate synchronization, authentication, and encryption.
A misleading article appeared Monday on an anti-SCO Web site called Groklaw run by a blogger who calls him or herself 'Pamela Jones.' Jones tried to pick apart a story I wrote about SCO v. Novell. I need to set the record straight because virtually everything 'PJ' said about my article is wrong.
The business software distributor is considering its options in light of a judge's ruling denying its ownership claims on the Unix operating system.
The free software world spent the weekend celebrating after a judge nixed SCO's ownership claims over Unix and, by extension, Linux. But the ruling did not specifically address SCO's charge that Linux is a Unix knock off--and a case that could have settled that question for good may now fade away as a result of Friday's decision.
The deal is widely seen as an attempt to improve Microsoft's ability to compete against Google as a provider of search advertising.
The software allows for third-party financial services including identity theft monitoring, tax preparation, and investment education.
More than 1 million orders have been taken for the Xbox 360 game, scheduled to ship Sept. 25.
The man behind Perfect 10 claims that MSN violates his copyrights by linking to third party sites that show unauthorized copies of his images.
John Schappert will head up key parts of Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business, which includes Xbox LIVE.
Prosecutors say Georgia man illegally distributed labels for Windows and other MS products--and pocketed more than $226,000.
Two customers charged that Microsoft used deceptive marketing tactics to promote its new Windows Vista operating system.
Microsoft says in a lawsuit that it worked with Washington Technology Group on government contracts but was never compensated, even though WTG had been paid by the government for the work.
Alcatel-Lucent initially filed six related actions against Microsoft in federal court in San Diego alleging that Microsoft products infringe on patents it holds.
The 20-Gbyte version of the Xbox 360 will carry a $349.99 price tag, and the high-end, 120-Gbyte Xbox 360 Elite system will retail for $449.99.
In a lawsuit, The Buying Triangle says Infosys is holding its data hostage at an offshore location, exposed its customer data online, and stole its business plans. Infosys has countersued.
A U.S. judge calls the jury's decision "against the clear weight of the evidence" in a case over two MP3 digital music patents.
The Photosynth technology stitches together thousands of individual photos to create a seamless, 3-D image that mimics virtual reality.
Nokia is the first mobile operator to publicly announce it will use Microsoft's multi-format DRM technology.
Talk about irony. Now that we know "Fake Steve Jobs" is Forbes reporter Dan Lyons, we also know that FSJ--as Lyons--once tried to out the tech industry's other, equally infamous sub-rosa blogger--Groklaw's Pamela Jones.
A Des Moines, Iowa, surgeon charges that the touch keyboard on the computer maker's iPhone PDA violates a patent he holds through a company called SP Technologies.
With the acquisition, along with two others in less than a year, the company aims to help customers with desktop and server management without bringing in an army of consultants.
Red Hat is positioning its Global Desktop Linux as a low-cost alternative to Microsoft's Windows Vista operating system.
Massachusetts' reversal on whether to allow use of OOXML is sure to provoke controversy.
Such cross-licensing agreements allow developers and online publishers to specify certain fonts with the knowledge that they will display correctly regardless of the type of system used.
NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander carries a radiation hardened RAD6000 computer from BAE Systems based on IBM's Power Architecture microprocessors.
ASAP Software, a subsidiary of Corporate Express, offers services and tools to help businesses manage their computing infrastructures and software assets.
The company said it won't be able to release the software to manufacturers until at least December, meaning that Office 2008 for Mac will debut in mid-January at the earliest.
The file converter software lets users of the Mac version of Microsoft Office open files created in Microsoft's new Office Open XML format.
Microsoft is asking a court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by an Illinois family that claims their infant died in blaze sparked by a faulty Xbox video game system.
Marc Benioff now holds roughly 14% of Salesforce.com's outstanding stock, compared with about 25% when he began selling.