Monday, April 19, 2021

Larry Barrett

Larry Barrett is a freelance journalist and blogger who has covered the information technology and business sectors for more than 15 years. Most recently, he served as the online news editor for 1105 Media's Office Technology Group and as the online managing editor for SourceMedia's Investment Advisory Group publications Financial Planning, On Wall Street, and Bank Investment Consultant. He was also a senior writer and editor at Ziff Davis Media's Baseline Magazine, winner of the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award, and ZDNet. In addition, he's served as a senior writer and editor at prominent technology and business websites including CNET, InternetNews.com, Multichannel News, and the San Jose Business Journal.

iPhone Users Switching to Verizon in Droves

The wait has been long: as if a floodgate was open, iPhone users are migrating to Verizon. Larry Barrett reports. Though only initially available on its 3G wireless...

Hackers Use Facebook Access as Bait

With an essentially limitless supply of technologically naive users, Facebook is too tempting for hackers to resist. Larry Barrett reports. Facebook once again finds itself under attack from...

Yahoo Squeaks Past Estimates; Announces More Layoffs

Yahoo today announced fourth-quarter sales and earnings that narrowly surpassed Street estimates, earning $312 million, or $0.24 a share, on sales of $1.2 billion, down 4...

America: A Global Leader in Spam

Who says the U.S. isn't the world's top dog? When it comes to relaying spam via hacked computers, America plays second fiddle to no one. Larry Barrett...

Hackers Target Android Phones

Hackers, seeing the dramatic rise in mobile use, are upping their attacks on handheld devices. Is your unit safe? Larry Barrett reports. Malware specifically targeting mobile devices rose...

RIM in the Enterprise: Mobile Market Tightening

There may be no more fiercely competitive market today than enterprise mobile, with the iPhone, Android and Blackberry (among others) all jockeying for market share. Larry Barrett...

USB Devices Aiding Malware Attacks

The devices are small but USB drives can cause some very big headaches for IT security. Larry Barrett reports. USB devices are handy, powerful and convenient. They're also...

VC Spending Slumps in 3Q But Software Still On Top

Venture capital spending took a precipitous dip in the third quarter but software startups focused on cloud computing, social media and wireless apps received the most funding...

Email Scammers Aim at Military Families

The Android operating system’s support for multi-tasking enables a wide range of mobile security functionality to run in the background, including virus scanning and automated backups. A new...

Big Blue Storms Past 3Q Estimates

IBM easily exceeded analysts' estimates in its third quarter, posting a profit of $3.6 billion, or $2.82 a share, on sales of $24.3 billion. A survey of analysts...

Intel Tops Revised Estimates in 3Q

Intel managed to top its own downwardly revised estimates in the third quarter, posting a profit of $3 billion, or $0.52 a share, on sales of $11.1...

Americans Love Social Nets; Europeans Text Happy: Survey

For companies and developers looking to strike it rich with the next killer wireless app or social networking twist, comScore's latest international mobile usage survey provides an...

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