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  • Balance Personalization, Privacy on Web Sites

    DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY (09/20/2000) - Promoters of techniques for personalizing content on electronic-commerce Web sites say those are a valuable marketing tool. But privacy advocates caution that it's bad business, as well as bad ethics, to misuse personal data.

  • You're Virtually There

    People unable to get to Sydney for the Olympic Games will be able to enjoy virtual tours of Games sites and interactively view images of Sydney via roving digital cameras and video cameras mounted on top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

  • NASA to Study Its Place in Digital Earth

    NASA has commissioned a series of studies to better ascertain its responsibilities in the multiagency Digital Earth program, which the space agency leads.

  • Intel announces wireless architecture

    Intel on Wednesday introduced the Personal Internet Client Architecture, a set of components and software aimed at accelerating the development of next-generation Internet applications for Internet-ready cellular telephones and handheld wireless devices.

  • Ariba, I2, IBM Get Tight

    Six months into its alliance with i2 Technologies and IBM, Ariba on Tuesday debuted tighter integration among the offerings of all three and promised closer business-to-business collaboration over the Internet for supply chains and online marketplaces.

  • Time Warner, EMI Make Concessions to EU

    In the continuing effort to salvage its merger deal, EMI and Time Warner have submitted a written plan for concessions that they hope will allow the European Union (EU) to approve the merger between the two companies, EMI announced Tuesday.

  • PDAs and Cellphones Converging

    The long anticipated convergence of PDAs (personal digital assistants) and cellular phones will get a major boost next week when Mountain View, Calif.-based Handspring Inc. announces its VisorPhone.

  • ADC to Buy BroadBand Access for $2.25 Billion

    Minneapolis-based fiber-optic company ADC Inc. today agreed to acquire broadband developer Broadband Access Systems (BAS) Inc. in a stock deal worth $2.25 billion.

  • Intel Launches Hosting Service in Europe

    LONDON (09/20/2000) - Intel Corp. has expanded its AppChoiceSM Managed Hosting Services to Europe, the company announced on Wednesday.

  • NBC on Top, but Yahoo's Closing Fast

    As the competition for medals heats up in the sporting arena, the competition for global internet traffic to the various websites offering coverage of the Games is also on the rise.

  • Dell to Launch B2B Service for Its Customers

    Dell Computer Corp. today announced it will launch an electronic business-to-business marketplace where its largest corporate customers can sell a variety of branded products and services alongside of Dell's computer products.

  • Dell Aims for Virtual Marketplace

    Set on delivering a richer, more interactive look and feel to the current transaction-level Web buying experience, Dell Computer Corp. on Wednesday made it official that the company will launch its ambitious Dell Marketplace in late October.

  • Surf and Be Happy

    Wait, don't touch that browser! People who use the Web at work are more productive, do better work, and feel happier and less stressed.

  • Build Your Own Newscast

    Don't like your evening newscast? Sick of your local television blab caster? If you've got a high-speed link to the Net, you may be able to get the news you want the way you like it.

  • Software Lights the Way for Torch Relay

    Antony Burnett had a simple task. Design a route for the Olympic torch that would cover over 27,000 kilometres in 100 days and come within an hour's drive of 85 per cent of Australia's population. Perhaps it wasn't so easy, but not one to shy away from a challenge, Burnett, SOCOG's torch relay mapping and IT specialist, employed software from MapInfo Australia to plan one of the most complex parcel deliveries in the world.

  • Boeing, Commerce One Complete Trial Run

    The Boeing Co. is moving closer to using an online business-to-business exchange that the aircraft manufacturer hopes will save millions of dollars in procurement costs and give it a competitive advantage in the market.

  • Handspring Sidles into Wireless

    Handspring Inc., whose Visor commands about a quarter of the handheld market, is going after customers who want to cut down on the number of devices they have to lug around.

  • Civilian Agencies to Get Say in GPS

    Civilian agencies that use the Global Positioning System for transportation, surveying and mapping, and agriculture will have more say in how the U.S. Department of Defense designs modifications to the satellite system.

  • Small Town Thinking Big with IT

    Big cities and states have the lead when it comes to information technology applications, but small towns are getting into the game.

  • Study Says Handheld Usage Enjoys Strong Growth

    While desktop users may still dominate the Internet highway, mobile users made a charge toward the Web in recent months adopting a wide range of Web-enabled handheld devices. A study released by Media Metrix Inc. Wednesday showed a surge in the number of U.S. households connecting to the Net via non-PC digital devices.