Late News: Intel & InterDigital Patents, NBC News' Twitter Account Hacked, Cisco AXIOSS Acquisition

Intel Corp., it seems, could be one of the high profile companies which are currently looking at submitting their bids for InterDigital Inc.’s patent portfolio this month, according to on-going speculations in the market. There are reports about the search giant Google Inc. is gradually losing interest in the deal.

A recent revelation by a top executive of chipmaker Intel sheds light into the fact how the company is looking forward to earn as much reputation in the software market as it has in the hardware domain. The revelation was made by Intel’s corporate vice president Doug Fisher while he was attending the company’s Software Media Day held on Thursday.

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation has announced that it is probing the hacking of the NBC News twitter account. The hacking, which took place on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, saw hackers posting a false message that terrorists have hijacked a civilian aircraft and crashed it into Ground Zero in New York.

Enterprise networking giant Cisco has completed the acquisition of software assets of Comptel Corporation’s UK subsidiary. Cisco acquired the software assets and related workforce for Comptel’s UK subsidiary, previously known as Axiom Systems for $31 million. Comptel, which is based out of Finland, had acquired UK based Axiom back in 2008.

Google is urging its users in Iran to change their passwords and take other necessary security precautions in order to save their backs from any security loopholes that the recent DigiNotar hack might have led to. Eric Grosse, the vice president for security engineering revealed on the company’s official security blog that Google was directly in touch with all those who were possibly affected during the security breach.