Stories by George A. Chidi Jr.

Aimster may end IM interoperability debate

Providers of instant-messaging services have argued for years that America Online has stalled movement toward a single standard for interoperability. Now this issue may become an obstacle to the US Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) approval o...

Free Opera browser takes on Explorer, Netscape

Opera Software, the third-largest Web browser maker, released the latest version of its Windows browser software for free download Wednesday, hoping to challenge the dominance of its rivals.

FTC warns about top-level domain scams

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) warned consumers on Thursday to beware of companies offering to pre-register Web sites with as-yet unapproved TLDs (top-level domains).

Transmeta goes public as vendors evaluate chip

Microprocessor design house Transmeta launched its highly anticipated 13 million share initial public offering on the Nasdaq exchange Tuesday. But questions about the performance of its low-power Crusoe chip -- and hesitation on the part of some big ...

Bushwhacked! - hacker defaces US Republican site

A hacker defaced a Web site of the US Republican National Committee on Monday night, replacing it with a harangue attacking the Republican presidential candidate, George W. Bush, and "that great tyrant, the straight white male."

IBM cancels Crusoe laptop

With minimal comment, IBM canceled the release of a Transmeta-powered laptop Tuesday. The news comes as Transmeta plans its IPO on the NASDAQ stock exchange.

Microsoft hacked but downplays impact

The figurative klaxon alarms wailing in Redmond have died down to a low chime as investigators narrow their focus on what a hacker might have compromised inside Microsoft internal network.

Do the world's poor need technology?

Internet access for the world's poor looks light years away considering that hundreds of millions of people globally lack roads and electricity, much less telephones, according to speakers at the eDevelopment conference Thursday.

3Com Announces Global Web Poll

BOSTON (10/05/2000) - Joining giant constrictor snakes, birds of prey and great cats stalking people in the jungles of the world is one more exotic predator: 3Com Corp. representatives wielding handheld computers, asking residents about their sex li...

Study: Music Online Not All Bad for Retailers

Caught between free music download sites and the record labels' vigorous legal assault against piracy are the traditional brick-and-mortar music stores looking to survive in a changing, often hostile commercial landscape.

Forrester: music, book industry to lose billions

The music and book publishing industry stands to lose billions in revenue from online file sharing, according to a report released Tuesday from Forrester Research, which said that there's little anyone can do about that.

HP negotiating $US18b PwC Consulting buyout

Hewlett-Packard and PricewaterhouseCoopers confirmed reports Monday that the computer and printer maker is discussing the purchase of the consulting arm of the big five accounting firm.

IDC: PC shipments looking up

Market research from IDC predicts a robust third quarter for personal computer sales, with consumer demand in Asia driving worldwide sales growth.

Napster fallout continues

Thirty-four percent of US colleges and universities have banned the music file-trading program Napster for Internet users surfing over campus servers, according to a report from technology market research company Gartner Group.

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