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Forgent Sues 31 Companies for JPEG Royalties

Forgent Networks announced today that its subsidiary, Compression Labs, has initiated litigation against 31 companies for infringement of U.S. Patent No. 4,698,672 -- the so-called '672 compression patent -- in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division. Forgent has...

Tim Berners-Lee Wins Finnish ‘Nobel’ Prize

World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee has won the first-ever Millennium Technology Prize -- worth 1 million euros -- which is bestowed by the Finnish Technology Award Foundation. The new prize represents an international acknowledgement for an outstanding technological innovation that directly pro...

LindowsOS Becomes ‘Linspire’ in Wake of Lawsuits

Lindows today renamed its desktop Linux operating system, LindowsOS, to Linspire. The Web site Lindows.com also has been replaced by Linspire.com, which now will be the primary site for consumers who are looking for information, want to purchase Lindows products or are seeking support for previously...

Iomega Offers REV Drive as Tape Alternative

Iomega, one of the largest storage peripherals providers in the United States, began shipping a new drive today designed to go head-to-head against tape backup systems. The new REV drive, which comes in 35-GB and 90-GB capacities, consists of a drive housing plus the new REV removable media that is ...

Intel CEO Barrett Sees IT Transforming China

Intel CEO Craig Barrett is urging Northeast China to use information technology to transform and advance the region's competitiveness in an expanding global digital economy. In a speech before business, government and education leaders in Shenyang, Barrett said deploying and maintaining a modern IT ...

Gateway Goes Gigabit, Wireless

Even in the aftermath of a major announcement about shutting all its retail stores, Gateway continues to push new products, this week launching a new line of managed and unmanaged Layer 2 network switches designed for small businesses. The Gateway 7200, 7400 and 7600 Series products, based on Broadc...

Microsoft Forms RFID Council

Microsoft has announced the formation of a new Microsoft Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) council that will focus on promoting RFID technology. The group will look at RFID requirements and address how best to take advantage of today's technology to make it easier for retailers and manufacturers...

PRODUCT PROFILE

Sharp Brings Linux PDA to US

Sharp's Linux-based SL-6000 -- newly introduced in the United States this week and available at major retailers like Amazon.com -- offers a full 640x480 VGA screen and integration with IBM enterprise software to connect to remote offices, applications and databases. Sharp is talking up the new Zauru...

DOJ Bans Linux from US in Wake of iWidget Brouhaha

In a bizarre twist of fate for the burgeoning Linux community, the U.S. Department of Justice has banned Linux software from the United States. The ruling comes after Darl McBride, CEO of SCO Group, and Linus Torvalds, original developer of the Linux kernel, agreed to arm wrestle over the disputed c...

Microsoft Exhibit Offers Vision of Future Office

When the managers of a Danish manufacturing company arrived at Microsoft's main campus, their expectations were as unclear as the weather outside. They wanted technology to eliminate the hassles created by their disparate business systems and streamline their operations. They just didn't know how --...

Novell Builds NetWare-SuSE Bridge, Opens iFolders

Accelerating its delivery of promised networking capabilities by a year, Novell has announced Novell Open Enterprise Server, a combined NetWare and SuSE Linux product. OES will deliver networking capabilities associated with Novell's NetWare platform and the company's newly acquired SuSE Linux and X...

SOFTWARE TOOLBOX

Free Utilities To Annihilate Spyware

Spyware has surpassed viruses as the number one threat facing your computer today. In fact, most estimates report that 90 percent of computers already have been infiltrated by spyware, which is the name given to any program that installs itself on your hard drive, collects personal information about...

Microsoft Outlines Vision for Reducing IT Complexity

Today at the third annual Microsoft Management Summit, Bob Muglia, senior vice president of the Windows Server Division at Microsoft, laid out Microsoft's vision and technology road map for reducing the cost and complexity of managing and securing enterprise systems: the Microsoft "dynamic systems i...

Scientists Develop Breakthrough Internet Protocol

Researchers in North Carolina State University's Department of Computer Science have developed a new data transfer protocol for the Internet that makes today's high-speed digital subscriber line (DSL) connections seem lethargic. The protocol is named BIC-TCP, which stands for Binary Increase Congest...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Technology and Religion: An Interview with the Episcopal Church’s Tom Ferguson

According to Tom Ferguson, the Episcopal Church's associate deputy for ecumenical relations, religion not only has a distinct role in technology, but technology also can be vital in shaping religious communities. In his role in the office of interfaith relations at the Episcopal Church, Ferguson has...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

SCO Director of Public Relations Blake Stowell Speaks Out

When it comes to brass tacks, SCO's Blake Stowell, the company's director of public relations, believes the company is fighting the good fight, sticking up for its own intellectual property despite the effect this move eventually might have on Linux, the GPL and the open-source community in general....

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Technology Meets Music: An Interview with Composer-Singer Paul Korda

As the writer of several top-20 MP3.com hits last year, Paul Korda's perspective on the convergence of technology and music comes from many years of working as a musician and songwriter. He has seen the old technology meet the new -- and has witnessed the transformation of monolithic Big Music into ...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Beyond 3G Networks: An Interview with Lucent Mobility CTO Paul Mankiewich

Lucent's Mobility Solutions Group has been working to meet the needs of the world's mobile service providers, including traditional wireless carriers and emerging third-generation (3G) mobile operators. Paul Mankiewich is chief architect and chief technical officer for Lucent's Mobility Solutions Gr...

Sun Executives Preview Solaris 10, Future Strategy

At an executive gathering Wednesday, Sun Microsystems previewed the Solaris 10 operating system, the upcoming version of the company's award-winning OS for systems based on UltraSPARC and x86 microprocessors. The company, which will make early-access versions of the software available for download t...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

P2P Networks Evolve: An Interview with StreamCast CEO Michael Weiss

In the world of P2P client software, there are two major contenders to the throne: Kazaa and Morpheus. In contrast to the many lesser-known file-sharing clients, both Kazaa and Morpheus have astonishingly high download numbers. Last week, we talked with Phil Morle, CTO of Sharman Networks, which mak...

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