Top news in pics
Top news in pics
A Google search page is seen through the spectacles of a computer user in Leicester, central England
Web search group Google Inc is phasing out internal use of rival Microsoft Corp's Windows operating system because of security concerns following a Chinese hacking incident, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday.
Citing several Google employees, the FT said the decision to move to other operating systems including Apple Inc's Mac OS and open-source Linux began in earnest in January after Google's Chinese operations were hacked.
Internet security firm McAfee Inc said at the time the cyber attacks on Google and other businesses had exploited a previously unknown flaw in Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser, which was vulnerable on all recent versions of Windows.
The FT quoted one Google employee as saying: "We're not doing any more Windows. It is a security effort." Another said: "Getting a new Windows machine now
Raised lettering in the brickwork of the former Prudential Assurance building casts shadows in the City of London
Prudential's bid for rival AIG's Asian unit appeared close to collapse after AIG rejected the British insurer's lowered offer of $30.38 billion in cash and shares.
The deal's unravelling could cast doubt over the future of Prudential Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam less than a year after he took the top job.
Prudential, which had asked for a reduction of $5 billion in talks with AIG over the weekend, is now likely to abandon the bid formally rather than push it through on its original terms, investors and analysts said.
Stock brokers trade in a brokerage firm in Kolkata
The BSE Sensex snapped a four-day winning streak and fell 2.2 per cent on Tuesday, as renewed doubts over the pace of the global economic recovery and weak European markets prompted investors to book profits.
Index heavyweight Reliance Industries and financials, which had seen gains in the past few sessions, saw widespread selling, while leading car maker Maruti Suzuki bucked the trend after it said May car sales were its highest-ever in a month.
Steve Guggenheimer, Microsoft's corporate vice-president for original equipment manufacturing, introduces new tablet PCs with the Windows operating system at the Microsoft booth during the Computex 2010 computer fair at the TWTC Nangang exhibition hall in Taipei
Microsoft expects to grow its share of the tablet PC market as it did in netbooks as users look for software that fits the existing ecosystem, a senior executive said on Tuesday, even as rivals such as Apple begin making inroads into the sector.
Most netbook PCs initially ran on the lower-cost, open-source Linux system when they were first introduced by Taiwan's Asustek in 2007, but Microsoft eventually went on to dominate the sector with more than 90 per cent of all netbooks now running on Windows.
"Having watched this movie play before, there's some consistency in the themes," Corporate Vice-President (Original Equipment Manufacturing) Steve Guggenheimer told Reuters in an
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