Yahoo pitching antispam initiative to industry

Yahoo has developed a system it says will go a long way toward curbing spam, but the technology's success is dependent on its widespread industry adoption beyond the borders of Yahoo's email servers.

Microsoft aims for a seamless digital world

Microsoft Corp.'s "seamless computing" vision is about making software and devices work in sync with consumers' lives, John O'Rourke, consumer strategy director at Microsoft, said Friday.

Sun not about to set, says McNealy

In a speech designed to convince European customers that Sun Microsystems is still shining, company Chief Executive Officer Scott McNealy plugged Sun's new products and strategy to attendees of SunNetwork Berlin Wednesday.

Symantec patches product activation problems

Utility software vendor Symantec has issued a patch to correct problems some users had with an antipiracy activation feature they encountered when trying to install Norton AntiVirus 2004 and other Norton products.

Strike two for Big Ben

A reseller has made a $55,000 compensation payment to Microsoft after being sued for selling pirated copies of Windows software loaded onto PCs.

HP to launch music store, digital music player

Following the lead of its competitors in the PC industry, Hewlett-Packard (HP) plans to announce a digital music player and music store along with a line of digital televisions early next year, a HP spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Sobig virus tops charts for 2003

The Sobig e-mail worm that clogged in-boxes in August was the most prolific virus of 2003, according to a top ten list of viruses published by antivirus software vendor Sophos PLC.

Harvey Norman ramps up SME focus

Harvey Norman’s Commercial Technology division in Sydney’s western suburbs is renewing its focus on SME sales and services, signing fledgling services company, Avante IT, to provide outsourced technical services to its client base.

New Arm processor core targets WLAN, Bluetooth chips

Less is more, at least when it comes to Arm Ltd.'s new processor core design. The company reduced the size and the number of transistors on its new ARM968E-S core in order to reduce the power consumption of chips used to connect to wireless networks,...

Australia passes anti-spam bill

The Australian Senate has given the final nod of approval to the Spam Act 2003 following a move to nix Labor and Democrat amendments in the House of Representatives earlier in the week.

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