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Alibaba shares open at a high US$92.70

In their first day of trading, shares of Alibaba stock opened at US$92.70 on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, an increase of more than 35 percent over the $68 initial public offering price.

India's biometric ID project is back on track

The new Indian government has indicated strong support for a controversial project to require residents to have biometric IDs in order to collect government benefits, setting a target of 1 billion enrollments by 2015.

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

LEGAL

Lenovo to cough up US$100 refunds, US$250 vouchers to settle IdeaPad suit

IdeaPad U310/U410 owners can get either a $100 refund or $250 voucher as part of a class-action settlement.

OUTSOURCING

IT outsourcing market far from stable

IT services deal activity was steady in the second quarter, but the IT and business process outsourcing industry is undergoing significant shifts as customers fire existing providers, ink shorter deals and embrace emerging technologies.

PROJECT MGMT

Is process hampering your project success?

Applying more process 'rigour' to technology projects with issues is not the answer, argues Colin Ellis.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Exclusive: Zoho's Showtime app battles boring presentations

An audience busily typing into their laptops as you give your presentation may be the most engaged, fascinated audience you'll ever have. Or they may be busily surfing cat videos. How do you tell? Zoho's Showtime app knows.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Microsoft Office for students just got easier with self-serve licenses

Microsoft, eager to head off Google Docs before it indoctrinates impressionable young minds, is implementing easy-peasy registration for students at schools with Office 365 licenses

DATA CENTER

IO and StarHub form technology partnership in Singapore

Partnership increases IO market penetration in Singapore and allows StarHub to bolster next-generation network solution portfolio

IMAGING AND PRINTING

Bugs & Fixes: Dymo LabelWriter's living death

The surprising source of the failure is that the Dymo Label software is incompatible with the latest version of OS X.

INDUSTRIES

Oculus Rift 'Crescent Bay' prototype hands-on: A VR alien waved at me and I waved back

We don't really like to swear on this site. By and large PCWorld is a family-friendly affair. Which is a shame, because at Oculus Connect on Saturday I got hands-on time with Crescent Bay, the latest internal Oculus Rift prototype and most likely the last stepping stone before the consumer Rift.

INTERNET

AT&T shanghais cord-cutters with US$40 deal that has plenty of strings attached

AT&T's new U-verse bundle lures you in with basic cable, Amazon Prime, and HBO Go, all for US$40 per month. But if you read the fine print, that price will change dramatically in a year's time.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Exclusive: Zoho's Showtime app battles boring presentations

An audience busily typing into their laptops as you give your presentation may be the most engaged, fascinated audience you'll ever have. Or they may be busily surfing cat videos. How do you tell? Zoho's Showtime app knows.

NETWORKING

Cisco's 5500 series firewalls get major Sourcefire security overhaul

Forget the next-generation firewall story, Cisco is telling its customers that the next wave is something that goes far beyond mere application control by integrating intrusion protection and malware detection and control into one box.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Early iPhone 6 usage 8x higher than iPhone 6 Plus

Signals big tilt toward sales of 4.7-in. model; no shocker since the 6 Plus is impossible to find.

SECURITY

Here are the limits of Apple's iOS 8 privacy features

Apple's new passcode-based encryption for the iPhone and iPad can be circumvented and provides only limited protection to data.

STORAGE

How to double your free OneDrive storage to 30GB

Good news, OneDrive users: A mere three months after Microsoft doubled the free storage tier from 7GB to 15GB, the company's ready to double your gratis storage space yet again--but only if you act quickly.

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BLOGS

Apple follows

With the latest Apple launch, the consumer electronics market leader is now fast following, not leading.

Apple's iWatch will impact workforce enablement and customer interactions

Forrester's JP Gownder shares his expectations on the rumoured Apple's iWatch and the impact it will have on the workforce in this blog.

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