Posts from ‘March, 2009’

IBM in Discussions with Sun for Possible Buyout

Sun Microsystems, Inc. is reported to be in negotiations for a possible $6.5 billion sale to IBM, a deal that would shake up the global tech industry and spell the end of an esteemed but now-struggling Silicon Valley pioneer.
The talks were reported this morning by the Wall Street Journal, which cited unnamed sources familiar with the [...]

Aussie Man Builds $300K Flight Simulator

Australian flight enthusiast and flight simulator guru Matthew Sheil has finally built what is probably one of the coolest toys on the planet. But it’s so much more than that.
Earning Matthew a Guinness world record during his decade long journey, his homemade Boeing 747-400 flight simulator has cost him over $300,000 and probably given him [...]

New Study: Antivirus Software Misses 15% of Malware

Security company Damballa reported that about 3 to 5 percent of all systems in an enterprise network are infected with bot-related malware — even within organizations running up-to-date anti-malware tools.
Damballa protects businesses from targeted attacks used for organized, online crime. Their global approach rapidly isolates the command-and-control needed to launch multi-network attacks.
Antivirus software discovered only [...]

No Change in Steve Jobs’ Return to Apple

Apple, Inc. co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs still expects to return from his medical leave of absence at the end of June, according to an Apple director who responded to an investor at the company’s annual shareholder meeting Wednesday.
The investor - who was the only one to ask for details on Jobs’ health - had [...]