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Gateway Intros 14 New Products, Nips at Dell

While some PC makers talk a good consumer electronics strategy, Gateway is turning talk into products ...

Feds Obtain Restraining Order Against Super Spammers

An outfit that has exploited a networking feature in Microsoft Windows to send pop-up ads to consumers' computers as frequently as one every 10 minutes has been slapped with a temporary restraining order to halt the practice, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced at a press conference in Washington, D.C ...

MTV Wakes Up to Online Music

MTV, which sat on the sidelines while Apple, Napster and MusicMatch rushed into the online music market, has finally decided to get off the bench and enter the game. ...

Eolas Attorney Refutes W3C Objections to Web Patent

A request to federal regulators by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to invalidate a controversial patent rests on shaky ground, according to an attorney representing the patent holder ...

Linux Gets Lift from Oracle

Linux received a boost from Oracle today when the Redwood City, California-based company certified its database product on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3. In addition, Oracle announced it will provide support for this product running on the Linux platform ...

Palm Expected To Regain Euro Lead in Q4

Palm lost its leadership position in the West European handheld computer market last quarter, but analysts expect the Santa Clara, California-based company's sales to rebound in the final frame of the year ...

Microsoft Touts Compliance with Terms of Antitrust Settlement

Microsoft said it is making progress complying with its settlement of the antitrust case against it, but not everyone is buying the company's soft sell on the subject ...

Report on Controversial VeriSign Service Expected in Two Weeks

Action by a committee probing a controversial Internet redirection service operated by VeriSign could be taken as soon as two weeks from now, according to the chairman of the panel ...

Microsoft, HP Announce New Products at Telecom World

Mobile computing and wireless networking received a boost this week as Microsoft and HP announced new products at ITU Telcom World in Geneva, Switzerland ...

VeriSign Claims SiteFinder Does Not Undermine Stability of Net

Infrastructure bad boy VeriSign defended itself today, asserting it could find no evidence that its controversial SiteFinder redirector service had compromised the stability, security or performance of the Internet ...

Napster Beta Ready To Rock ‘n’ Roll

A brand synonomous with music piracy is about to reemerge from the scaly bosom of bankruptcy. A beta version of Napster, brought to its knees by music industry litigation over copyright violations, will be launched next Thursday by its white knight, Santa Clara, California-based Roxio ...

P2P United Issues Code of Conduct, Calls on Congress for Help

In an attempt to gain some legitimacy for its industry, a group of peer-to-peer (P2P) Internet companies has announced a "code of conduct." ...

Dell Pulls Wraps off Consumer Electronics Products, Strategy

Apple did it. Gateway did it. Even HP did it. Now Dell is finally doing it ...

Microsoft Announces Beta of XP for 64-Bit AMD Processor

Microsoft has announced it is releasing a beta version of Windows XP for AMD's new 64-bit processor. That's both good news and bad news for AMD ...

RIAA and ISPs Lock Horns Before Congress

At a hearing of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Wednesday, Big Music squared off with ISPs on a bill that would modify how copyright owners can pursue digital pirates through the courts ...

ExpressCard Standard To Replace Larger PC Cards

A significant step to broaden the use of PC Cards in desktop computers was taken today by the PCMCIA industry standards group ...

Software Patent Protest Moves from Street to Internet

A protest tomorrow in the streets of Brussels, Belgium, over a proposed European law on software patents will spill into the Internet as more than 600 Web sites are expected to modify their operations in support of the dissenters ...

Infopath and OneNote Headline Microsoft Office 2003

What's so great about the Office 2003 software system that Microsoft announced yesterday was ready to roll off the assembly line? While the Redmond, Washington-based software company has indeed spruced up the core applications in the package -- including Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, Visio, FrontPage and Publisher -- that's not the big news...

EDS Wins HUD Contract Worth $860M

Electronic Data Systems (EDS), blasted last fall when its stock entered a free-fall from US$40 to $10 per share, continued to show signs of recovery Monday with the announcement that it has been awarded a multiyear contract by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) ...

Verizon Customer Fights RIAA as Piracy Crusade Moves North

A Verizon customer in the United States has decided to singlehandedlyfight the recording industry's crusade to pry from Internet serviceproviders (ISPs) the names of Web surfers who share music and video files online. Meanwhile, north of the border, a more benign campaign against piracy was announced bythe music industry's Canadian counterpart ...

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