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Baidu's profit boosted by mobile ad revenue

Despite rising costs in research and promotional spending, Chinese search giant Baidu reported net profit was up by over 24 percent in the first quarter on growing ad revenue made through its mobile services.

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

In Heartbleed's wake, tech titans launch fund for crucial open-source projects

When the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug surfaced earlier in April, many people were shocked to discover that one of the most critical pieces of online infrastructure was so poorly supported.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Public cloud market ready for 'hyergrowth' period

The public cloud market is set for what one analyst firm calls 'hypergrowth.'

DATA CENTER

Dimension Data targets to quadruple its data centre business by 2018

The urgent global need for data centre transformation is driving demand for next-generation data centre

IMAGING AND PRINTING

Consumers are still meh about 3D printers

3D printers may be gaining ground in the workplace, but the same isn't true for consumers, according to Juniper Research.

INDUSTRIES

Activism's slippery slope: Anonymous targets children's hospital

Supporters of the faceless collective known as Anonymous have taken up the cause of a young girl, after the State of Massachusetts removed her from her parents earlier this year. However, the methods used to show support may have unintended consequences, which could impact patient care.

INTERNET

Facebook enters fitness tracking with acquisition of 'Moves' app maker

Facebook is moving into the hot space of fitness tracking by acquiring a Finland-based mobile app maker.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Lyft rolls out service for 24 cities in 24 hours, celebrates with more price cuts

Ride-sharing app Lyft is well-known for the hot pink mustaches affixed to its drivers' bumpers, but most Americans haven't seen the mustachioed cars cruising around their own towns yet. That could change today. Lyft is expanding service to 24 cities in the next 24 hours--its biggest launch ever.

NETWORKING

Securing the Internet of Things in a connected world

With the emergence of devices that connect to the Internet such as Google Glass, keeping track of devices and what information they are accessing on the network has become harder for IT staff.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

The Windows 8.1 Start menu could show up this summer

The score is 2-1 in favor of the Start menu landing on Windows 8.1 while the weather's still warm. Following reports claiming the Start menu would appear this fall, two well known Microsoft watchers say the highly anticipated update could be here before the summer is out.

SECURITY

Apple users put at risk by 3-week delay between OS X and iOS patches, researchers say

Apple exposed iOS users to security threats by taking three weeks longer to patch the same vulnerabilities in the mobile OS that it previously fixed in Safari on OS X, a former Apple security engineer said.

STORAGE

HP unveils its flash-driven XP7 storage

Hewlett Packard has unveiled enterprise-class flash-driven storage that is cheaper than traditional storage workloads.

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BLOGS

iPhone up, iPad down: What Apple's device mix says about mobile devices

Apple's reported earnings revealed a strong product mix contrast: iPhone sales increased 17% in units and 14% in revenues, while iPad sales decreased 16% in units and 13% in revenues.

Big data, big dilemmas

Isn’t this the truth? ‘Because sometimes things happen to people and they’re not equipped to deal with them’.

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