Jan 30, 2018

Standards committee seeks computing, cryptography experts

The Accredited Standards Committee X9 Inc. is making a group to study the risk posed to the financial services industry by high-powered computers now in development.

Feb 2, 2015

Md. school district considers computers for its students

A western Maryland school district is considering assigning laptop computers or tablets to virtually all its more than 22,000 students.

Oct 22, 2013

Apple floats iPad Air, cuts price on Mac computers

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple Inc. is refreshing its iPad lineup and slashing the price of its Mac computers ahead of the holiday shopping season, as it faces an eroding tablet market share and growing competition from rival gadget makers. Apple unveiled a new, thinner, lighter tablet called the “iPad Air” along with a slew of […]

Oct 15, 2013

Md. officials to discuss broadband network

STEVENSVILLE — Maryland officials are announcing the completion of the One Maryland Broadband Network. Gov. Martin O’Malley, Sen. Barbara Mikulski and Howard County Executive Ken Ulman are making the announcement Tuesday at Kent Island High School. The broadband network project connects more than 1,066 community anchor institutions. Those include schools, police facilities, libraries, coll[...]

Sep 12, 2013

Dell shareholders approve $24.8B buyout offer

ROUND ROCK — Dell Inc. will end its quarter-century history as a publicly traded company and try to engineer a turnaround away from the prying eyes of Wall Street following shareholders’ approval Thursday of a $24.8 billion buyout offer from the company’s founder. At the end of a shareholders meeting Thursday, Dell officials said that […]

Sep 10, 2013

Hopkins apologizes to professor for blog removal

WASHINGTON — A Johns Hopkins University dean who asked a prominent computer scientist to remove a blog over a post he published about the National Security Agency has apologized for acting in haste. Hopkins engineering school dean Andrew Douglas said in a letter to cryptologist Matthew Green that Douglas acted too quickly and used inadequate […]

Aug 16, 2013

Judge won’t fast-track Icahn claim against Dell

WILMINGTON, Del. — A Delaware judge on Friday dealt a blow to activist investor Carl Icahn’s effort to stop CEO and founder Michael Dell’s $24.8 billion buyout offer for the struggling computer maker. He refused to fast-track proceedings on Icahn’s claims that Dell Inc. directors have betrayed their duties to shareholders in trying to win […]

Aug 15, 2013

Dell’s 2Q earnings fall 72 pct amid PC sales slide

SAN FRANCISCO — Dell’s woes worsened during its most recent quarter as the slumping personal computer maker resorted to rampant price cutting to slow a sales decline driven by a growing reliance on smartphones and tablets to connect to the Internet and perform other technological tasks. The discounting contributed to a 72 percent drop in […]

Aug 13, 2013

Icahn tells Apple CEO to buy back more stock

NEW YORK — Billionaire investor Carl Icahn says Apple should buy back more stock. Icahn said on Twitter Tuesday that he spoke with Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook and told him the computer company’s stock buyback needs to be boosted immediately. Icahn characterized the talk as a “nice conversation” and said he and Cook plan […]

Jul 24, 2013

Dell’s founder boosts offer to buy the company

ROUND ROCK, Texas — A group led by Dell’s founder raised its offer for the struggling computer maker on Thursday in hopes of attracting more shareholder support for its plan to take the company private. The 10-cent per share increase came just hours before Dell’s shareholders were scheduled to vote on the previous $13.65 per […]

Jul 18, 2013

Dell delays vote on buyout, sign it lacks support

ROUND ROCK, Texas — Michael Dell believes he can revive the company bearing his name if his group of investors can buy it for $24.4 billion. But that deal is in danger of falling apart, increasing the chances that the personal computer giant’s founder might not be CEO much longer. The formidable challenges already facing […]

Jul 11, 2013

Microsoft reshuffles company structure

NEW YORK — Microsoft Corp. is reshuffling its business in an attempt to promote faster innovation and a sharper focus on devices and services. The move by the world’s largest software maker comes amid lukewarm response to the latest version of its flagship Windows operating system and a steady decline in demand for PCs as […]

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