Companies such as Jive and Salesforce.com are targeting the market for enterprise software by offering services that were once the domain of high-cost providers. The new products give corporations access to a host of tools, including social-media applications, that are changing the way people do business. Today, having an office without social-networking tools is like having a telegraph, suggests tech investor Matthew Cowan of Bridgescale Partners.
A software glitch caused some iPhone owners in Europe to wake up an hour late Monday. The error kept the phone's alarm clock from automatically updating for Daylight Saving Time, which ended a week earlier than in the U.S. The mishap was followed by numerous grumbles from tardy Twitter users.
Apple reportedly is readying versions of its FaceTime Wi-Fi-based videoconferencing application for Mac computers in an effort to reach a goal set by CEO Steve Jobs to ship "tens of millions" units of the software by the end of this year.
U.K. researchers have developed a new treatment for malaria that is composed of synthetically produced molecules that mimic how artemisinin works. The new drug is more stable inside the body, works for a longer period than artemisinin-based drugs and also is cost-effective for mass production, according to the study.
Harvard researchers are working on a paper lab-on-a-chip that can function as a cost-effective blood analyzer and can be used in developing areas to detect various diseases, including HIV, malaria and hepatitis. A prototype has already been developed and batches of the new device could be available in a year, the lead researcher said.