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  • Analysis: New standards orbit XML

    Are recent changes to the XML standard and new XML extensions leaving you feeling lost in space? This primer will help you catch up on useful XML standards, soon-to-be standards and satellite technologies

  • Enterprise DSL Customers Eyed

    Eyeing enterprise customers that want to purchase blanket DSL connections, DSLnetworks on Tuesday hooked up with Level 3 Communications Inc. on a deal also intended to woo ISPs and ASPs (application service providers).

  • Roundtable Roundup

    Thanks to its free-speech and free-beer nature, the success of Linux is in the bag. Even Michael "How high did you say I should jump, Bill?" Dell has figured out that he can make more money by preloading a free operating system on his machines than by paying Microsoft a fee for every unit sold.

  • Latecomer launches management software

    The GST has come and gone but Attaché Catapult has just launched a $1.3 million advertising and marketing campaign for its new business suite.

  • Mom Knows Best: Palm Pilot M100

    Palm Inc. has won the hearts of techies with its self-named personal digital assistant (PDA). Now the company has its sights set on a new market -- consumers who have yet to jump on the handheld-organizer bandwagon.

  • High-Quality Education on the Web

    Ask Jeeves Inc.: Ask Jeeves lets kids search the Web for answers to questions phrased in plain English ("Why are diamonds hard?"). Results are presented in a kid-friendly format, so children will probably find this site easier to use than general-purpose search engines. "

  • FROM THE ETHER: An app for the new household

    Home Internetworking is an insurmountable opportunity. I've watched companies fail at it since 1980, when my own 3Com dabbled in home power-line modems. Thank goodness we later stumbled into office coaxial Ethernets.

  • The Cube Sounds Off

    Because of the G4 Cube's small size, Apple was forced to think outside the box, literally. There isnt enough room to put everything inside. The Cube's external power supply, for example, takes up about as much room as a three-egg omelette, a fact Apple didn't bother to publicize.

  • Sealcorp under review by IBM

    Having recently ended its agreements with Nortel and Novell, niche distributor Sealcorp is facing a new challenge as prized vendor partner IBM also renegotiates its relationship with the Sydney-based company.

  • Report: Beijing Court Issues Cybersquatting Rules

    A court in Beijing has issued rules against registering domain names that violate trademarks, according to a report Tuesday on the Web site of the official People's Daily newspaper.

  • Australia gets global eTick

    An Australian technology company has taken credit for a global e-commerce standard designed to allay consumer fears, particularly of privacy and security, over the Internet.

  • Put Up Your Dukes

    SAN FRANCISCO (08/29/2000) - Al Gore may have invented the Internet, but the presidential candidate for Mac lovers has to be Doonesbury's Ambassador Duke. You may not agree with Duke on all the issues, but man, what a Web site. Featuring top-notch 3-D graphics, offers manna for political junkies and tech enthusiasts alike. Regularly posted campaign videos show how QuickTime livens up a Web site when used well. But it's Duke's perspective on the issues that really sets apart. Education? "I'd hire one teacher for every subject, give them a cable channel, and let the kids watch at home." Maybe Duke uses a Mac, maybe not. But he definitely thinks different..

  • Pentium III processor glitch, shipments halted

    An official for Intel on Tuesday said "recall" is too harsh a word for the company's decision to retrieve and retool an undisclosed number of faulty 1.13GHz Pentium III processors.

  • Sony Targets Palm with US$400 Clie PDA

    TOKYO (08/30/2000) - Aiming squarely at the bows of Palm Inc., Sony Corp. will unveil later Wednesday launch plans for its new Palm-OS based personal digital assistant (PDA), the Clie.

  • Computers in Education: Brave New World

    With politicians pumping millions into technology for schools and parents snapping up iMacs and early-learning software for babies and toddlers, you'd think that computers were the ideal remedy for every educational problem. But even the most ardent supporters of computer-based learning admit that computers are no panacea. As Apple Computer Inc. CEO Steve Jobs noted in a 1996 interview in Wired magazine, "What's wrong with education cannot be fixed with technology." Just like any other educational tool, computers have the potential to do harm if they're not used properly.

  • GPayments ushers new CEO through its gateway

    Australian online payment technology vendor GPayments has appointed a new CEO from the ranks of financial consultancy group KPMG, taking the reigns from founder Bahram Boutorabi.

  • Microsoft Offers Office 10 Details

    BOSTON (08/29/2000) - Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced its newest version of Microsoft Office, which currently is undergoing its first technical beta testing and will hit retail stores in about 10 months.

  • MicroStrategy Re-Organizes, Announces 234 Lay-Offs

    Software vendor MicroStrategy will off workers for the first time since its creation in 1989 as part of a restructuring plan that aims to turn around the company's financial future.

  • Network Solutions Briefs

    NDC up for grabs, IntraNet Solutions upgrades Xpedio server, 3Com serves Xircom with patent lawsuit

  • Asia Online's ASP tale twist

    In a twist on the application service provider (ASP) model, Internet service provider Asia Online will rent thin-client dedicated terminals as well as applications when it launches an ASP service here in October.

  • 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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