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  • Market Movers: Barely Moving

    An uninspired market it may be, but the Nasdaq closed above 4000 Wednesday for the first time in nearly a month. Gains in a few individual tech stocks drove the index up 1.3 percent, or 52.80, to close at 4011.01. The more staid Dow was nearly even Wednesday, gaining only 5.5 points, or 0.05 percent, to 11144.65.

  • New Management Standards May Ease Network Tuning

    The San Jose-based Distributed Management Task Force Inc. (DTMF) recently released new schemas, or database definitions, that lay the groundwork for information technology managers to specify and guarantee quality-of-service levels.

  • Betta electrical buys 65 Vox stores

    Less than three weeks after Harvey Norman bought up 22 Vox electrical and music stores, Betta Stores announced it too had inked a deal to snap up 65 outlets of the troubled retail chain.

  • Web Guru Asia Expands to Regional Presence

    Web Guru Asia, an online business consultancy, came to Hong Kong from Malaysia two years ago at the height of the economic crisis.

  • University Testing GPS Interference

    Tests aimed at learning whether ultra-wideband signals interfere with the Global Positioning System are underway at the University of Texas' Applied Research Laboratories.

  • Forget the Gold. Go for the Wheaties Box

    When the Olympics get under way next month, Kerri Strug won't be on a balance beam or limbering up for her floor routine. The gymnast who captured America's heart at the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta by vaulting with a freshly injured ankle to win the gold for the U.S. gymnastics team will travel to Sydney, Australia, not to compete, but for a task almost as important - building her online brand.

  • SMEs get online with Telstra-bundled tools

    Telstra has launched a bundled e-marketing package for regional small businesses, offering them basic e-business capability, and access to a franchise and IT network.

  • Toshiba Rolls Out Storage Array

    FRAMINGHAM (08/24/2000) - Toshiba America Information Systems Inc.'s Computer Systems Division in Irvine, Calif., has announced the Magnia ESA4000 storage array. The Magnia ESA4000 features Fibre Channel host attachment and SCSI Channel device compatibility, scales from 90GB to 1.44 terabytes and includes RAID support..

  • IBM Teams with Red Hat for E-Business

    I had less than a day to spend at this year's LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in San Jose, Calif., so I decided to focus on the announcements made by a couple of computing-industry behemoths. Dell Computer Corp. and Hewlett-Packard Co. would have their time in the spotlight on the keynote podium, so I left those particular biggies to their own devices and checked up on IBM Corp. and Sun Microsystems Inc.

  • Europe 'Roaring Back' in IT, Says IDC

    BERLIN (08/25/2000) - Europe is forging ahead of the U.S. in implementing new technologies and in developing a new IT spending model which focuses less on boxes and wires, according to market researcher International Data Corp. (IDC).

  • Eight Companies Seek Italy's 3G Licenses

    The surprise entry of an unknown consortium, Anthill SpA, raised the number of contestants vying for Italy's third-generation mobile phone licenses to eight when the deadline for applications passed at noon today, the Italian Communications Ministry said. The Italian government will award five licenses.

  • Zyglobe Opts for Bluestone

    SAN MATEO (08/24/2000) - Mobile software infrastructure vendor Zyglobe Inc. has selected Bluestone Software Inc.'s Internet Operating Environment as the basis for its Zy-MobileServer product. Slated for availability in September, the combined Zyglobe-Bluestone product is intended to provide the components needed for banking, brokerage, insurance, and other financial industries to create a mobile infrastructure. It will use Bluestone's J2EE-and XML-based Total-e-Business platform and will allow data to be delivered to handheld devices such as mobile phones, pagers, and PDAs (personal digital assistants), automatically formatting the content for the client type..

  • Market Movers: Baby Steps

    Things are looking up. The global economy is strengthening relative to its performance in the past few years, and the U.S. economy continues to move onward and upward at a steady pace. Investor sentiment reflects this. The Nasdaq composite index has maintained a 10-day winning streak, ending Thursday up 1.05 percent, or 42.27, to 4053.28. The Dow also had a strong day, rising 0.34 percent, or 38.09 points, to close at 11182.74. Inc. (TSCM) 's Internet index likewise enjoyed a boost, rising 1.42 percent, or 11.27 points, to 802.21.

  • Motorola Prepares to Decommission Iridium Network

    Motorola, the primary backer of bankrupt satellite venture Iridium LLC, is in the process of drawing up a schedule to decommission Iridium's 66 LEO (low-earth orbit) satellites, a Motorola spokesman confirmed Thursday.

  • Object Management Group Readies Standards Upgrade

    The Object Management Group (OMG) is planning to meet next month to work on the evolution of standards such as CORBA and UML (Unified Modeling Language) standards.

  • Chief buyers to show initiative and reality

    Yet another attempt at achieving economies of scale through e-commerce was unveiled today, with the launch of Sydney-based business-to-business online exchange

  • More Trouble for APBnews Inc. just can't catch a break. The buyer that stepped forward on Monday to purchase the bankrupt site rescinded its offer Thursday.

  • Intel, Level One Complaint Draws ITC Investigation

    The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) voted Wednesday to investigate patent infringement allegations against Altima Communications. The allegations from Intel and its subsidiary Level One Communications center around circuit devices used in telecommunication and networking applications.

  • DOJ Solicits Universities to Review Carnivore

    WASHINGTON (08/24/2000) - The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Thursday posted criteria on its Web site for conducting a review of Carnivore, a controversial e-mail monitoring system used by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in criminal and national security investigations.

  • NEWS FLASH: Volante to acquire AAG

    ASX-listed Volante has announced today it will acquire AAG Technology Services in an off market scrip deal that combines the resources of AAG-owned Netbridge and Applied Micro Systems.

  • Economist survey foresees shift in IT service delivery

    63% of LOBs expected growth of third-party tech services, while increased spending on enterprise IT services is anticipated by 65% of CIOs


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