The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, July 2
Want an IPv4 address? Get in line
Could IPv6’s day be near? The stockpile of unused IPv4 addresses in North America has fallen so low that there’s now a waiting list. On Wednesday, for the first time, the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) had to tell an applicant for new Internet addresses to wait. ARIN simply didn’t have any blocks of addresses big enough to satisfy that applicant’s needs.
HP makes its PC/enterprise split official
Hewlett-Packard has filed paperwork with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to register HP Enterprise as an independent company, an official step on the path to splitting itself in two. The filing shows that HP Enterprise made a profit of $1.6 billion last year on revenue of $55.1 billion, down from a profit of $2.1 billion on revenue of $57.4 billion in 2013.