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MICROSOFT VS. OEMS: HERE WE GO AGAIN? (more)
May 8, 2001
Link http://www.zdnet.com/eweek/stories/general/0,11011,2716000,00.html
Will Windows XP be Microsoft Corp.'s next battleground?

FANS OF OPEN SOURCE ANSWER MICROSOFT'S ATTACK (more)
May 8, 2001
Link http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,49364,00.asp
It was a fluke that Behlendorf caught Microsoft's presentation in New York City. He just stopped in at a seminar by Craig Mundie, Microsoft's senior vice president of advanced strategies, and caught a diatribe on the evils of the open-source movement...

MICROSOFT DECLARES WAR ON 'FREE SOFTWARE' (more)
May 4, 2001
Link http://www.zdnet.com/intweek/stories/news/0,4164,2715210,00.html
Microsoft Corp. Thursday declared war on Linux and other alternative software that expose their basic instruction codes to public view.

BROADBAND DREAMS DEFERRED (more)
May 2, 2001
Link http://www.networkcomputing.com/1209/1209colwillis.html
The vision of cheap, ubiquitous broadband has turned out to be merely an illusion. On the surface, there are more technology options than ever, and therefore it should be easier than ever to connect remote sites. But the golden dream of new broadband serv

TELCOS LOOK TO HIKE DSL CHARGES (more)
May 2, 2001
Link http://www.nandotimes.com/technology/story/0,1643,500557680-500796115-504262222-0,00.html
Verizon and BellSouth are raising the fees they charge for high-speed Internet access, joining AT&T in a sudden barrage of broadband price hikes made possible by the financial woes crushing their dot-com rivals.

MICROSOFT INFORMANT PROGRAM (more)
May 2, 2001
Link http://www.techweb.com/wire/story/TWB20010501S0002
Microsoft is coming under fire for a new program that promises prizes to computer-system builders who report customers ordering PCs without a preinstalled operating system.

PRIZES FOR RAT FINKS (more)
May 2, 2001
Link http://www.aaxnet.com/news/M010425.html
Microsoft has started a pilot program rewarding computer system builders for turning their customers over to Microsoft's license enforcement department.

NANOTUBE TRANSISTORS @ IBM (more)
April 27, 2001
Link http://www.geek.com/news/geeknews/2001apr/gee20010427005599.htm
IBM researchers announced a breakthrough batch process for creating transistors from carbon nanotubes. 10 carbon atoms formed into a cylinder are 500 times smaller than today's smallest silicon-based transistors.

SUPER-ACCURATE ATOMIC CLOCK HATES SUNDAYS (more)
April 27, 2001
Link http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010427/tc/canada_clock_dc_1.html
A C$40,000 Canadian clock display designed to be accurate to within a few millionths of a second a year has lost an hour every Sunday this month, embarrassed officials admitted on Friday.

BELL OPPONENTS SCORCH TAUZIN BILL (more)
April 26, 2001
Link http://www.zdnet.com/intweek/stories/news/0,4164,2711954,00.html

WILL THIS MAN MAKE YOU TRUST BILL GATES? (more)
April 26, 2001
Link http://www.zdnet.com/eweek/stories/general/0,11011,2711122,00.html
Daníl Lewin isnít a typical Microsoft evangelist. His words and actions may silence some of the companyís loudest critics.

RINGERS: A NAPSTER IN THE MAKING? (more)
April 26, 2001
Link http://www.techweb.com/wire/story/TWB20010425S0008
As if the music industry doesn't already have its share of digital headaches, it may have a new source of potential copyright infringement to contend with: cell-phone ring tones.

DISAPPEARING ACT (more)
April 22, 2001
Link http://www.thestandard.com/article/0,1902,23640,00.html?nl=dnt
With advertising click-through rates running a pitiful 0.5 percent or less, Web marketers have turned to more-intrusive forms of advertising. But consumers are annoyed by the new formats.

DID BIG BLUE PUSH THE PENGUIN (more)
April 20, 2001
Link http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,47964,00.asp
SAN FRANCISCO -- IBM's latest server advertisements talk about peace and love, but part of its campaign has it on a collision course with city officials here.

WEB RADIO GOES SILENT (more)
April 20, 2001
Link http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,47983,00.asp
The Web editions of most radio stations have quietly gone off the air this month, thanks to a morass of disputes involving artist payments, royalties, and copyrights.

SPAM BILL DEFANGED. (more)
April 17, 2001
Link http://www.computerworld.com/cwi/story/0,1199,NAV47_STO59696,00.html
Privacy advocates say amended spam bill lacks teeth

USER LICENSES GET TOUGH (more)
April 17, 2001
Link http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,46764,00.asp
Microsoft's recent hasty revision of its terms-of-use policy for its Passport product last week is just the latest--and possibly most dramatic--reaction to a growing consumer revolt against vendors who try to impose ridiculously lopsided use agreements on

ONLINE PRIVACY NOT PROTECTED (more)
April 16, 2001
Link http://www.nandotimes.com/technology/story/0,1643,500473969-500727151-504111916-0,00.html
Investigators say that people who log onto dozens of federal government Web sites may be tracked unknowingly despite a privacy policy forbidding it.

A NEW SPIN ON DIGITAL RECORDING (more)
April 16, 2001
Link http://www.nandotimes.com/technology/story/0,1643,500473074-500725286-504080923-0,00.html
If you're old enough to remember the days before disco, you probably recall a time when FM stations played entire LPs at midnight. The ostensible purpose was to build interest in new records, but the stations also were - nudge, nudge - helping fans make t

SPEAK NOW (more)
April 13, 2001
Link http://www.infoworld.com/articles/op/xml/01/04/16/010416opfoster.xml
SPEAK NOW, or forever hold your peace. Because the next time you try to speak, you may need Microsoft's permission.

CUSTOMER DATA RAISES SOUR NOTE (more)
April 12, 2001
Link http://www.zdnet.com/intweek/stories/news/0,4164,2705674,00.html
While the big record labels and leading online companies strike nearly a deal per day for e-music delivery services, traditional CD retailers suspect they're getting purposely cut out of the action.

RIPPING ALONG WITHOUT MICROSOFT (more)
April 12, 2001
Link http://www.internetnews.com/streaming-news/article/0,,8161_741651,00.html
The music industry and its technology partners have tried unsuccessfully for years to unseat easily-duplicated MP3s as the de facto standard for downloadable music files. But Microsoft's decision to include a crippled MP3 encoder in its new operating syst

DSL FINANCIAL MELTDOWN MEANS FEWER CHOICES (more)
April 11, 2001
Link http://www.infoworld.com/articles/hn/xml/01/04/10/010410hndsl.xml?p=br&s=4
DAVID NATHANS' RIGHTEOUS anger boiled forth, the wrath of a technologist wronged. "DSL providers -- the NorthPoints, the Covads, the Rhythms -- they don't care about the customer, all they care about is the numbers on Wall Street," Nathans said, a week af

ANTI-UCITA SENTIMENT GROWING (more)
April 11, 2001
Link http://www.infoworld.com/articles/hn/xml/01/04/12/010412hnucita.xml?p=br&s=1
LEGISLATORS IN THE states of Iowa, New York, North Dakota, and Oregon have introduced anti-UCITA bomb shelter legislation, designed to negate the effects of the software licensing law on residents of those states.

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