Stories by Michael Cooney

FTC dumps on scammers who blasted millions of text messages

The Federal Trade Commission today said it has filed eight court cases to stop companies who have sent over 180 million illegal or deceptive text messages to all manner of mobile users in the past year.

Written by Michael Cooney07 March 13 18:13

In Pictures: NASA's hot radiation mission

NASA is set to launch its Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) to explore the most intense areas of radiation around Earth.

Written by Michael Cooney04 March 13 08:43

End of an era: Kodak sells patent portfolio for $525 million

With an eye toward emerging from bankruptcy in 2013 Kodak today said it sold its formidable patent portfolio for $525 million to a consortium that will ultimately license pieces of the collection to other companies such as Apple, Google and Facebook.

Written by Michael Cooney19 Dec. 12 22:43

IBM: In the next 5 years computers will learn, mimic the human senses

IBM today issued its seventh annual look at what Big Blue researchers think will be the five biggest technologies for the next five years. In past prediction packages known as "IBM 5 in 5" the company has had some success in predicting the future of password protection, telemedicine and nanotechnology.

Written by Michael Cooney17 Dec. 12 18:02

IBM: Companies facing social media conundrum

IBM issued a report today that found while most companies are accelerating their social media plans, many are struggling to figure out what it all means.

Written by Michael Cooney16 Nov. 12 17:59

Gartner: How big trends in security, mobile, big data and cloud computing will change IT

When you go to a Gartner conference one of he main things you'll notice is the sheer volume of data they can generate on just about any IT topic. Last week's Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando, Fla., was no different. The conference, attended by some 9000 executives focused on the changes security challenges, mobile computing, big data and cloud will be bringing to IT in the near future.

Written by Michael Cooney30 Oct. 12 14:39