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  • NIST Readies Security, Workflow Pilot

    The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology is getting ready to kick off a 100-seat pilot to test security and electronic workflow applications.

  • CDnow to Ease Shipping to LatAm & Caribbean

    FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA (08/09/2000) - Struggling online retailer CDnow Inc. on Tuesday announced a partnership to facilitate the shipping of videos, DVDs and music CDs to Latin America and the Caribbean, a region where e-commerce holds much promise but is hampered by many barriers.

  • States Sue Record Labels over Price Fixing

    BOSTON (08/09/2000) - As the controversy over online music continues to boil, 28 states and two U.S. commonwealths initiated a lawsuit Tuesday against the five major record labels, as well as three music retailers, charging that they had conspired to artificially inflate and fix CD prices.

  • StarMedia, Oracle Team Up on Wireless LatAm Net

    The promise of wireless Internet access in Latin America has brought together one of the world's top software vendors and one of the region's leading Internet companies.

  • Caldera's New Computer Based Training

    Caldera Systems release of Caldera Linux Computer Based Training (CBT) heralds a new approach in the Linux industry to breaking into the consumer and business market. The theory is to give users a platform independent, professional introduction to Linux, and Caldera products specifically -- encouraging both knowledge of Linux and confidence in it.

  • Study: ASP Market to Soar

    Analysts at Gartner Group Inc. are predicting exceptional growth in the application service provider (ASP) market -- and enormous fallout as well.

  • Oddities on the Auction Block

    A limbless Barbie doll, a macramé beer-can hat, a pregnant key chain: Disturbing Auctions is not your mother's EBay (Inc.).

  • FreeIM Challenges AOL's Testimony

    FreeIM, a national group of America Online Inc. competitors that includes Microsoft Corp., iCast and Tribal Voice, Tuesday challenged AOL's testimony about its instant messaging service at the July 27 hearing on the proposed merger of AOL and Time Warner Inc.

  • Training alliance addresses financial sector woes

    A new didactic alliance between IT training veterans Aspect Education Services and Trading Technology Australia (TTA) is designed to target IT training programs at the financial sector, where demand for specialised skillsets is particularly high.

  • Developers offered e-blurred Microsoft direction

    Developers looking for where Microsoft wants them to go tomorrow received a taste today, but scant detail.

  • Next Byte drops out of Apple reseller listing

    One of the companies slated to form a new Apple retail conglomerate has dropped out of the project, deciding to continue trading as an independent reseller rather than listing on the ASX with the group.

  • PC Solutions Briefs

    Iomega drives new ZipCD, Record Q2 for AMD, Sony's signals semiconductor focus

  • Internet, Data Boosts Korea Telecom Earnings

    TOKYO (08/09/2000) - Korea Telecom Corp. said Wednesday revenues and profits for the first half of 2000 were up strongly on the same period a year earlier thanks to significant growth in new business areas.

  • Who Are the Privacy Police?

    Dealing with Toysmart wasn't fun and games for the Federal Trade Commission. But it was a lesson in how privacy is a very public business.

  • ACCC cracks down on pyramid seller

    A Perth man has been charged by consumer watchdog the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for participating in a pyramid selling scheme via the internet.

  • Broadcom to Acquire Silicon Spice

    BOSTON (08/08/2000) - Integrated circuit maker Broadcom Corp. plans to acquire chipmaker Silicon Spice Inc. for US$1.2 billion in stock, the company said Monday.

  • SCO CEO Says Unix Sell-Off Right Deal For Company

    After suffering two straight quarterly losses and watching its Unix operating systems get overtaken in market share by upstart Linux, The Santa Cruz Operation Inc. (SCO) threw in the towel last week and agreed to sell its Unix and professional services businesses to Caldera Systems Inc. for about $120 million in cash and stock.

  • States More 'Freewheeling' in E-Gov

    Under pressure to provide better government services, states and municipalities are jumping into e-government faster than their better-financed big brother, the federal government, according to a survey of 37 states and 60 federal agencies.

  • Microsoft Gears Up for Wireless Web

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA (08/08/2000) - Microsoft Corp. is ramping up its efforts to become a major player in the emerging world of the wireless Internet.

  • Lucent Seeks a Chief Operating Officer

    Lucent Technologies Inc. is looking for a chief operating officer amidst a management shakeup.