‘A moronic clerk with a good memory’ – the computer takeover, 1969 | Life and style

On 26 October 1969, the Observer Magazine attempted to get to grips with the burgeoning computer revolution (‘Computer Takeover’). ‘What then is a computer?’ asked John Davy. ‘It has been well described as an obedient, very moronic clerk with an exceptionally good memory.’ Well, we’ve all met one of those. Continue Reading

Google faces $400m fine over Fitbit takeover if it doesn’t wait for competition watchdog’s approval | Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)

Google faces a fine of up to $400m if it takes over Fitbit before the Australian competition regulator completes an investigation into the transaction. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) on Tuesday rejected an offer from Google to enter into a court-enforceable undertaking limiting the way it would use Continue Reading

Critical SAP Sybase ASE bugs allowed full system takeover – Security – Software- Tempemail

A set of vulnerabilities in SAP’s Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise, which is widely used by banks and financial institutions, could be used by attackers to take over unpatched systems, security researchers have revealed. Security vendor Trustwave reported critical and high severity several Sybase ASE vulnerabilities to SAP, including one that Continue Reading

Nokia shares surge on report of takeover bid – Networking – Finance- Tempemail

Nokia declined to comment on Thursday on a media report saying it was working with an investment bank to defend itself from a hostile takeover, news which sent its shares sharply higher. “Nokia does not comment on market rumours,” said a spokesman for the company. Earlier on Thursday shares in Continue Reading

Local newspapers unite with front page takeover amid coronavirus outbreak- Tempemail

As people come to terms with the knock-on effects of the coronavirus outbreak, local newspapers across the country have joined forces to reassure readers of their support. Using the hashtag #ThereWithYou, the collective aims to help keep communities together, particularly the elderly and vulnerable. Today (20 March), across the front Continue Reading

US clears Infineon’s US$10 billion takeover of Cypress – Hardware- Tempemail

Shares in Cypress Semiconductor Corp jumped in after-hours trade on Monday after the company said US officials found no national security concerns with its proposed US$10 billion takeover by German chipmaker Infineon Technologies. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) informed Cypress that it had determined “there Continue Reading

HP rejects Xerox’s raised takeover offer of US$35 billion – Benchmarking Change- Tempemail

HP Inc on Thursday rejected Xerox Holdings Corp’s raised takeover bid of about US$35 billion, saying it undervalued the personal computer maker. The US printer maker last month increased its offer by US$2 to US$24 per share, after its previous buyout offers were rejected by the PC maker for the Continue Reading

Xerox courts HP Inc shareholders as US$35bn takeover battle heats up – Finance- Tempemail

US printer maker Xerox is hosting a dinner for HP Inc shareholders this week as it seeks investor support to overcome the personal computer maker’s resistance to its US$35 billion takeover bid, according to people familiar with the matter. The charm offensive comes after Xerox raised its cash-and-stock bid for Continue Reading

Twitter combats cringey Valentine’s customs with relatable tweet takeover- Tempemail

Across London, Twitter is offering an antidote to boke-worthy Valentine’s customs with relatable tweets that poke fun at the perils of dating life. At a time where London is being coated in Valentine’s Day romantic cheer, the social media giant is taking over tube platforms by replacing aspirational ads with Continue Reading