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  • Toshiba, Samsung Showcase Mobile PCs at CES

    Fans of mobile computing have new products from Toshiba America Information Systems and Samsung Electronics America to choose from in 2007. Toshiba unveiled its new Qosmio audio-video notebook computer at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The notebook includes an integrated HD DVD-R optical drive and can burn up to 30GB of data onto…

  • Seagate to Extend Its Recovery Services to Channel Partners

    Seagate Technology announced Jan. 3 that it will extend its Seagate Recovery Services programs to a network of 14,000 channel partners in North America. This extension will allow channel partners to share revenues at various tiers when Seagate Recovery Services are used. Seagate Recovery Services will provide security and support and offer channel partners the…

  • Nuance Bolsters Speech Services with MobileVoiceControl Acquisition

    Nuance Communications announced Jan. 3 that it has completed its acquisition of MobileVoiceControl, bolstering its speech-enabled services. The Burlington, Mass., provider of speech and imaging platforms, Nuance’s finalized acquisition will bring MobileVoiceControl’s speech services to Nuance’s mobile and wireless devices. “The acquisition of MobileVoiceControl is the extension of Nuance’s mobile technologies into a true service…

  • CheckFree to Acquire Carreker for $206M

    CheckFree announced Jan. 2 that it has expanded its software division with the acquisition of Carreker for $206 million. The deal is expected to close by March 31. Together, CheckFree, the Atlanta, Ga. developer of financial electronic commerce services and products and Carreker, the Dallas, Texas provider of financial payments and consulting technology, will provide…

  • Adobe Taps Borland’s Thompson to Run Sales, Partner Orgs.

    Updated: Adobe assured resellers Thompson was not there to dismantle its channel as he had at Borland. Adobe Systems installed Matthew Thompson, a former Borland Software sales executive, atop its sales and partner operations to oversee “all customer facing functions,” the company announced Jan. 2. Thompson, a 20-year industry veteran, replaces Stephen Elop as senior…

  • VOIP Use in U.S. Households Is on the Rise

    In-Stat, a technology research company, released a report on Dec. 20 that noted an increase in voice-over-IP use in U.S. households. The Scottsdale, Ariz., company’s newly launched residential VOIP tracker service showed more 9 nine million households have at least one active VOIP user while other households use more than one VOIP service. According to…