- A former employee for the online-content delivery company Akamai "has pleaded guilty to espionage charges after offering to hand over confidential information about the Web acceleration company to an agent posing as an Israeli consular official in Boston," reports Robert McMillan.
- In a complaint filed yesterday in San Jose, Calif., "Oracle accused Hewlett-Packard of committing fraud by hiding its plans to hire Leo Apotheker as CEO and Ray Lane as chairman at the time the two companies were working on a settlement agreement to bring former HP CEO Mark Hurd to Oracle." Josh Lowensohn has the details.
- The public-radio program Marketplace features an interview with reporter Margaret Coker, one of the journalists who discovered the extent to which tech companies worldwide assisted in helping former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi spy on his nation's citizens.
- "A newly unearthed memo posted on Wikleaks details Apple's burgeoning efforts to combat counterfeit goods in China and elsewhere, something the document says the electronics giant began in earnest just three years ago," according to Josh Lowensohn.
- Lauren Indvik reports: "In its fiscal Q1 2012 earnings report released Tuesday, Barnes & Noble announced that digital sales were up 37% compared to this time last year, but it wasn’t enough to make up for a loss in store sales." The increase in digital sales is said to be the result of "strong demand for the Nook Color and the recently launched Nook Simple Touch Reader, as well as a quadruple increase in digital content sales over the same period last year."
- In this video (screenshot above), a representative for the Taiwanese manufacturer ITRI demonstrates a two-terabyte USB drive "that's a big as your finger nail or slightly thicker than a penny."
- Canadian company Discovery Air has launched a partnership with Hybrid Air Vehicles to deliver goods and cargo to the Arctic North by dirigible.