Robert Mullins


Why Microsoft and Citrix need each other

Desktop virtualization company Citrix made news last week with an overhaul of its major product lines and the introduction of “Project Olympus,” a cloud infrastructure stack based on open source software. But pretty high up in CEO...

Privacy regs won’t kill innovation so stop whining

The founder of the Reputation.com Web site criticized Internet industry giants who claim that any regulation to try to protect the privacy of consumers online would stifle innovation. A Microsoft executive at the Privacy Identity...

Microsoft faces reality with open source outreach

Making another stop on its "We Love Open Source" tour, Microsoft’s Sandy Gupta told attendees at an open source conference in San Francisco Monday that the company will, for the first time, support interoperability of its software...

Open source not just mainstream, it’s mainstreamier

I had to chuckle when I saw the news release headline “Open Source Now Mainstream,” because that’s been the theme of every open source conference I’ve covered for the last five years. But when Michael Skok, general partner at North...

Windows malware threatens bank accounts

This story has been updated with new information.Web access security provider Trusteer has identified a Microsoft Windows malware platform that it says has “morphed” into a threat that attacks North American financial institutions...

Apple, Google execs squirm before Senate privacy panel

Executives of Google and Apple were called to task for mistakes made in how they protect the privacy of consumers using location-based applications on their smartphones and tablets at a U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing Tuesday. Apple...

Researcher: Windows Phone 7 will be No. 1 smartphone by 2015

This story has been updated with new information.Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 will be the No. 1 selling smartphone OS by 2015, surpassing Google Android, according to a report by Pyramid Research released on Friday.My gut reaction...

HTC, Samsung sell nearly 20 million mobile phones in the first quarter

HTC and Samsung are making a killing selling mobile phones, mostly thanks to Android. Nokia, sadly, is lagging, but not out of the picture. But because of the sheer volume of phones these three sell, the future could be good for...

Microsoft security expert warns over SharePoint data at risk

A Microsoft security expert warns that users of Microsoft’s SharePoint are increasingly putting sensitive, highly regulated data in the collaboration platform with little security and auditing. Worse yet, the audit tools in some...

Five myths about Windows 7 migration debunked

An executive of Unisys is urging more enterprises to migrate to Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system by arguing, somewhat counterintuitively, that it’s not as easy a decision as some make it out to be, but it’s still a smart...

Microsoft comes out looking good in iPhone tracking flap

Microsoft says it doesn’t store location tracking history on its smartphones. Furthermore, Microsoft details its WP7 privacy policy, not in legalese written in dense 8-point type buried in its Terms of Service, but in a plain...

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