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  • Microsoft Adds to Exchange Lineup

    Microsoft Corp. yesterday added another server to the Exchange 2000 product line, introducing the Exchange 2000 Conferencing Server to specifically handle online conferences.

  • EU Telecoms Divided over Local Loop Unbundling

    As expected, incumbent carriers sparred with upstart service providers at a public hearing held yesterday on whether the European Union should force incumbents to unbundle the local loop from their telecommunication networks.

  • Olivetti Picks Microsoft, Insignia for Webphones

    Olivetti SpA's new Webphones, which are due to go on sale in June, will use software supplied by Microsoft Corp. and Insignia Solutions, the company announced today.

  • Nokia taps ICL for e-commerce push

    UK-based IT services company International Computers (ICL) announced on Monday that it has formed a joint venture with Finnish telecommunications giant Nokia to support Nokia Information Management's eBusiness division.

  • 3Com Unveils Color Palm IIIc

    3Com Corp. yesterday announced two new versions of its popular Palm handheld device, including its first offering to feature a color display, as well as offering a new flat-rate pricing plan for wireless connectivity on the Palm VII.

  • Hong Kong's Latest Internet IPO Draws a Crowd Ltd., an Internet portal and new-media company backed by one of Hong Kong's most prominent business tycoons, today closed an initial public offering (IPO) that has had individual investors around the territory lining up for a shot at Internet riches.

  • Catch Dilbert streaming online

    Beleaguered office workers everywhere can rejoice. Now you can sit at your desk and catch an episode of Dilbert, starring the most beleaguered office employee of all time. You'll have to do it while the boss isn't looking, of course.

  •, Nokia Launch Mobile Commerce Service Inc. and Nokia Corp. today announced a global partnership aimed at delivering mobile commerce services to users of Internet-enabled mobile phones.

  • HP Joins 'Legacy-Free' Movement

    Hewlett-Packard Co. yesterday launched its e-Vectra PC, the first in a line of so-called "legacy free" PCs from HP.

  • Poor architecture let Web attacks succeed, CA says

    The success of the recent distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against leading Web sites was largely caused by the poor design of the systems architecture supporting those sites, according to Alan Lloyd, manager of strategic development for Computer Associates International's (CA's) OpenDirectory group.

  • Nokia Adds Avenue, Private Road to Digital Highway

    Mobile phone users and VPN (virtual private network) users are two of the groups to which Nokia Corp. hopes to offer cheaper, safer access to the Internet with a variety of new IP (internet protocol) networking products launched here at the CeBIT exhibition in Hanover today.

  • Users Like Keyboard, Security in New Palms

    Palm Inc. released its first color-screen handheld, the Palm IIIc, today. But corporate users are expected to show more interest in another handheld computer debuting today, the Palm IIIxe, with its new security and user functions and even an add-on portable keyboard.

  • Rambus standard rolls ahead (slowly)

    Reports of the death of Rambus Dynamic Random Access Memory have been greatly exaggerated. Critics of RDRAM say product delays and high prices killed the mem-ory standard before it could take hold. They argue that new, high-performance versions of SDRAM such as PC-133 and the upcoming Double Data Rate are less expensive and easier to implement.

  • Sun-Netscape Alliance Introduces Portal Platform

    The Sun-Netscape Alliance on Tuesday unveiled its iPlanet Portal Server, an e-commerce-focused portal creation and deployment platform that comes in three forms which are designed to address the needs of enterprise businesses and service providers.

  • Web PIM Goes Wireless

    You're running late Monday morning, you're caught in traffic, and then it hits you: Don't you have an appointment first thing this morning?

  • IBM, Cisco in Host Access Pact

    IBM STRENGTHENED ITS alliance with Cisco today, announcing it will join with Cisco to sell IBM's stable of host integration software to Cisco's customers. The software provides Web access to data residing on host systems.

  • Business apps lag Windows 2000

    Now that Windows2000 is out of the blocks, corporations must wait while the rest of the Wintel software world -- and Microsoft itself -- catches up by releasing products that complement the software giant's "bet the farm" operating system.

  • Troubled Mapping Mission Wraps

    Despite technical problems, the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission managed to complete 95 percent of its mission objectives and was ready to land Tuesday.

  • Internet2 Team Seeks Speedy Apps

    The consortium building the next-generation, ultra-high-speed Internet is looking for a few fast applications. Really fast applications.

  • Pocket PC Handhelds to Include IE Browser

    When Pocket PC handhelds hit the streets later this spring they will include a complete Internet Explorer browser and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) security protection, a Microsoft Corp. official said today.

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