WebGain Inc. yeseterday announced Application Composer, software that enables Visual Basic and other non-Java developers to build applications and deploy them on a J2EE (Java 2 Enterprise Edition) platform.
Pacific Century CyberWorks, the Hong Kong Internet startup that bought incumbent telecommunications carrier Cable & Wireless HKT at the height of the tech-stock frenzy last year, on Wednesday posted a net loss for 2000 of more than HK$6.9 billion (US$884.6 million).
Antivirus software manufacturers are reporting the appearance of the first virus to infect applications on systems running either Linux or Microsoft Windows -- although it presents little danger, they say.
After more than a year's work on a common framework for global electronic business, sponsors of ebXML (electronic- business Extensible Markup Language) on Wednesday said they have submitted the specification to the initiative's quality review process.
Bulgarian bug hunter Georgi Guninski said in an advisory Wednesday that a security risk is created in interaction between Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer (IE), Internet Information Server (IIS) and Exchange 2000 software, potentially baring server directories and e-mail to prying eyes.
NTT DoCoMo Inc. is taking its first step towards enabling users of the hit I-mode wireless Internet service to make purchases using their cellular telephones. The company announced plans Wednesday to launch a pilot scheme with Coca Cola (Japan) Co. Ltd. and Itochu Corp. that will enable users to buy soft drinks through the I-mode system.
A new breed of roaming Napster Inc. able to swap music, video and text at will is set to terrorise content providers and artists alike, according to the telecoms and new media consultancy Analysys Reseach Ltd.
Layoffs at dot-coms continued to slow in March, indicating that once-highflying Internet companies might have cut all the jobs they can, according to a report released by a leading consulting and outplacement firm on Tuesday.
In the next episode of the IPO that won't go away, Agere Systems Inc. priced 600 million shares at US$6 yesterday. The deal priced at the low-end of the thrice-revised range, originally as high as $20 per share. Shares to be offered jumped from 300 million to 600 million.
Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) may soon have a new ally in its bid for global domination - of the e-government business, that is. At the company's "Government Leaders Conference 2001" here on Tuesday, the United Kingdom unveiled the "UK Government Gateway" portal, developed in cooperation with Microsoft.
Microsoft has opened a technology center here to draw corporate customers for shared problem-solving and to promote its .Net strategy, a Microsoft mission described as "even riskier than Windows" by Bill Gates, chair and chief software architect.
Cisco Systems teamed up with Microsof this week to announce the deployment of a new security standard for wireless LAN networks. Cisco said it worked with Microsoft to develop and deploy its implementation of the IEEE 802.1x and EAP (Extensible Authentication Protocol) security standard.
Mirror Image Internet Inc. on Tuesday kicked off a strategy to expand its Internet content mirroring business in Asia through a partnership with Hong Kong-based data center operator and Internet service provider iAdvantage Ltd.
A senior manager of NTT DoCoMo Inc. has raised a warning flag regarding network capacity for third-generation (3G) mobile services, saying company simulations show the spectrum allocated to the company won't be enough for rich mobile multimedia services within five to six years. The comments come just over two months before NTT DoCoMo is expected to launch the world's first 3G service in Tokyo.
Local e-business software developer Bullant has attracted $46 million ($US23 million) in new capital from an investor consortium led by JP Morgan Horizon, the Asian technology investment arm of JP Morgan Partners.
Novell IChairman Eric Schmidt will assume the position of chairman of the board for online search-engine company Google , Schmidt confirmed Monday, the week after Novell's annual BrainShare user conference.
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