Executives from Sun Microsystems Inc. Wednesday officially launched Jxta, a peer-to-peer (P-to-P) project that Sun hopes will be the building block to help developers write distributed computing software applications aimed at helping users find and share information from the Internet more easily.
A new Web site was launched Tuesday to aid in the battle against online fraud. Called Econsumer.gov, the site unifies the efforts of thirteen countries, including the U.S., the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Mexico, and will work to combat cross-border Internet fraud, according to a statement by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the organization leading the charge.
Chernobyl, a 3-year-old virus that devastated thousands of computers worldwide when it first hit in 1999, is set to become active again Thursday, according to anti-virus company Trend Micro Inc. The virus, officially called CIH but better known by its more incendiary moniker, is triggered every April 26.
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved the application filed by U.S. wireless operators VoiceStream Wireless Corp. and Powertel Inc. to merge with Germany's Deutsche Telekom AG (DT), the agency said in a statement Wednesday.
Hoping it is the second of a one-two punch thrown at Sun Microsystems Inc. in consecutive weeks, IBM Corp. on Tuesday rolled out a new iSeries server that features the company's Silicon-on-Insulator and copper chip technologies, an improved ability to handle Linux, and speedier add-in processors board to run Windows 2000.
NTT DoCoMo, Japan's largest cellular telecommunications carrier and one the biggest supporters of third generation (3G) wireless services, is delaying the roll out of its 3G service by five months until October this year, a company source told IDG News Service.
Vodafone has won a $25 million federal government contract to provide continuous mobile phone coverage along major highways and will extend its GSM network to provide the coverage, promised as part of the proceeds from the second partial sale of Telstra.
Nortel Networks Corp. announced Monday that William Conner, president of the company's eBusiness Solutions group, has left Nortel to become president and CEO of security software vendor Entrust Technologies Inc.
Microsoft Corp. and Hyperion Solutions Corp. have teamed up on the Open XML for Analysis specification, officials from the two companies announced on Monday at Hyperion's Solutions 2001 conference in Orlando, Fla.
Although some observers have questioned the long-term health of DSL, a new variant of the core technology, SHDSL (Symmetric High-bit rate DSL), could revive interest in the high-bandwidth, copper-based service, especially for businesses.
Executives in multinational companies are struggling to measure the return on investment of their customer relationship management (CRM) system due to poor information systems and a lack of project ownership, a recent report says.
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