Laura Rohde

Rohde is a reporter for the IDG News Service.

Oracle announces availability of BI upgrade

Stand-alone BI product offers tools for queries, analysis, data integration, and app dev

EDS selected for $7.7 billion U.K. defense project

Consortium led by EDS wins 10-year contract to renew IT systems for U.K. Ministry of Defence

Bill Gates picks up honorary knighthood from Queen

Gates awarded the title KBE

EU offers privacy guidelines for RFID

Commission offers assessment of privacy and data protection issues related to RFID

Ericsson adds content portal to hosted services

Ericsson makes it easier for mobile operators to deliver content to subscribers' phones

RealNetworks, Siemens join media delivery offerings

Joint Semens and RealNetworks media delivery software being offered to mobile operators

Update: HP board dismisses Fiorina

Fiorina's departure stems from disagreements on company strategy

RealNetworks makes mobile licensing flexible

Software components like RealAudio and RealVideo can now be licensed separately

MasterCard offers SMS to detect credit card fraud

MasterCard teams up with mBlox to add SMS option to its Aristion fraud detection system

Christie's to auction computer history

Sale will contain 1,141 items and is expected to garner over $2 million

Update: IBM extends consulting unit with Equitant buy

Move aims to strengthen IBM's finance and administration transformation services

Update: Russian company picks hole in XP Service Pack 2

Patch fixes DEP flaws that could be used to insert rogue code into a PC's memory

EarthLink, SK Telecom create virtual mobile operator

Newly formed SK-EarthLink will offer wireless voice and data services as well as handsets

IBM to buy Corio for $182 million

Big Blue strengthens its application services offerings with acquisition

Update: HP may farm out Fiorina's job duties, says report

Board unhappy with HP's uneven performance, may redistribute some of CEO's responsibilities

IBM wins large consulting contract with Norwich Union

Deal with U.K. insurance company is said to be worth $100 million

Ridge presses for biometric data in passports

Homeland Security Secretary says global approach necessary to fighting terrorists

Samsung phones convert words to text

VoiceMode uses speech recognition to convert words into an SMS message

Cell phone for kids pulled off market after warnings

U.K. company Commun8 pulls phone aimed at children after study warns of health risks

Study advises limiting children's use of mobile phones

U.K study warns of the potential health risks of using mobile phones

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