VOAvideo | September 22, 2010 - The Internet and mobile phones have brought a sea change to the ways we communicate. People around the world have greater connectivity than ever before, but these communication tools can change social behavior for better and for worse. VOA's Martin Secrest has more:
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Microsoft has launched its latest bid to be computer users' default window on to the web.
The software giant has released the latest version of its popular web browser, Internet Explorer 9 (IE9), which it will help revive its fortunes in an increasingly competitive market.
Since 2003 the company has seen a 97% lead dwindle to 60% today.
It will compete with new versions of other popular browsers such as Mozilla's Firefox and Google's Chrome.
Twitter has undergone its first major facelift which aims to provide a rich multi-media experience for its 160 million users.
The redesign aims to make it easier for users to check out photos and video.As Twitter competes for advertising dollars, it is also seeking to ensure people stay on the website for longer and return more often.Twitter.com now spreads information over two "panes" instead of over one page.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Hurd Is Now a President at Oracle, H.P.’s Rival
Late on Monday, Oracle announced that Mr. Hurd had joined the company as a president and a director. Mr. Hurd resigned from H.P. one month ago, after an investigation by the board into a personal relationship with a contractor turned up questionable expense reports.
Oracle’s decision to hire Mr. Hurd presents Silicon Valley with a true soap opera, filled with fierce business dealings and saucy relationships.
By ASHLEE VANCE - Read full report NY Times | Published: September 6, 2010
Sept. 7, 2010 | (Bloomberg) -- David Garrity, principal at GVA Research LLC, talks about Hewlett-Packard Co.'s decision suit against former Chief Executive Officer Mark Hurd, who was hired by Oracle Corp. as president, to force the executive to comply with agreements to protect confidential information. Oracle, the world's second-biggest software company, announced the hiring yesterday and said Hurd would serve as a board member, reporting to CEO Larry Ellison. Garrity talks with Carol Massar on Bloomberg Television's "Street Smart." (Source: Bloomberg)
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Attorney Tecce Discusses H-P Lawsuit Against Ex-CEO Hurd: Video
Sept. 7 (Bloomberg) -- Fred Tecce, a lawyer at McShea Tecce and a former U.S. attorney, talks with Bloomberg's Julie Hyman about Hewlett-Packard Co.'s lawsuit against former Chief Executive Officer Mark Hurd, who was hired by Oracle Corp. as a president, to force the executive to comply with agreements to protect confidential information. (Source: Bloomberg)
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