Stories by Todd R. Weiss

Old technology offers new answers in Columbia crash probe

An old-fashioned magnetic tape recorder on board the doomed space shuttle Columbia is helping U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) fill in critical gaps about what caused the spacecraft to break up on re-entry on Feb. 1.

AOL's ramped-up antispam program stops 1 billion spams

Two weeks after beefing up its antispam efforts on behalf of its members, America Online said today it has blocked as many as 1 billion spam e-mails in a single day, up from the average 780 million spam messages a day it was blocking in mid-February.

HP earnings dip for Q1 of 2003

Hewlett-Packard Co. Tuesday reported revenue of US$17.9 billion for its first quarter of fiscal 2003, down 1 percent from US$18 billion in revenue in the prior quarter. In its announcement today, HP said that IT spending in the U.S. and Japan contin...

Group to push Linux for desktop computing

The widespread use of Linux on the desktop hasn't caught on so far. But don't count it out quite yet: A new group, the Linux Desktop Consortium, is being formed by a growing number of Linux and application vendors to promote the use of the open-sourc...

AT&T, Yahoo bring real-time IM to cell phone users

For the first time, AT&T Wireless Services Inc. telephone users can receive text messages sent directly to their phones from users of Yahoo Inc.'s instant messaging (IM) service, even if the AT&T customer doesn't have a Yahoo account.

Lotus co-founder looking to build open-source apps

The co-founder of the former Lotus Development and creator of Lotus 1-2-3, the first must-have software spreadsheet application for business computing, is now at work building an open-source personal information manager (PIM) package for the masses.

IT administrators see benefits to Outlook 11

New features in the upcoming version of Microsoft Outlook are being lauded by IT administrators who say the features answer some of the most pressing needs of the e-mail client's users.

HP signs up Corel WordPerfect for Pavilion PCs

The overall sales war with Microsoft Corp. Office was lost long ago, but the skirmishes continue for Corel Corp. as it steps up the fight to find new marketplaces for its own WordPerfect office software products.

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