Stories by Juan Carlos Perez

EDS may cut 20,000 jobs over the next two years

Electronic Data Systems (EDS) plans to lay off between 15,000 and 20,000 employees over the next two years as part of an effort to slash US$3 billion in costs, the company's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael Jordan said Thursday during a question-and-answer session at a conference.

HP unveils its iPod, entertainment media center

Hewlett-Packard (HP) is hot about what it considers a consumer revolution in digital media, and on Friday the company's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Carly Fiorina selected a chic club in Miami Beach to unveil a raft of consumer electronic devices, including HP's version of Apple Computer's iPod, and pledge her company's commitment to this market.

Yahoo enhances toolbar with antispyware tool

After several months of testing, Yahoo last week released an enhanced version of its Internet-services toolbar that now comes with a feature for removing often unwanted software such as spyware and adware.

Google acquires photo-management company Picasa

Google Inc. has acquired a company called Picasa Inc. that makes software for organizing and managing digital photos and that runs a peer-to-peer network for sharing digital photos, Google announced on Tuesday.

Google plans Nasdaq listing

Google, which runs the world's most widely used search engine, has found a stock exchange to list its shares: Nasdaq.

Google upgrades Search Appliance

Google has upgraded its Search Appliance, improving the capacity and performance of the device, which combines hardware and software to provide in a box the search functionality employed by the Web site.

Google files IPO registration

Google has filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for an initial public offering (IPO) of common stock, putting the Internet search pioneer on its way to becoming a public company.

Holiday online retail spending up in 2003

Holiday shoppers took to the web in droves to purchase gifts in 2003, spending significantly more online than they did in 2002, according to preliminary figures from market researcher and consultancy comScore Networks.

Windows Server 2003 beta ships for Opteron

MIAMI (10/15/2003) - Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday released to some customers a beta version of its Windows Server 2003 operating system for systems using Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s 64-bit Opteron chip. to help e-buyers with new search subsidiary Inc. will launch a subsidiary called Inc. that will develop technology designed to help consumers search for products online and make better and more informed buying decisions, a spokeswoman for said Thursday.

HP Anniversary: Merger goal remains unattained

HP acquired Compaq in order to "offer the industry's most complete set of IT products and services for both businesses and consumers". Almost a year after the acquisition legally closed, this goal remains just that: a goal.

Study: CIOs remain cold on IT consulting

Spending on IT consulting will drop "dramatically" by 4.6 per cent this year from 2002, according to a recent survey of chief information officers (CIOs) by the research department of investment bank, Merrill Lynch & Co.