Stories by Todd R. Weiss

SCO's UnixWare Users Keep the Faith

When The Santa Cruz Operation (SCO) announced at the beginning of this month that it was selling its Unix server software and professional services divisions to Linux provider Caldera Systems, plenty of SCO customers wondered what the move would mean to their own operations.

SCO Users, Resellers Confident on Unixware Future

When The Santa Cruz Operation announced three weeks ago that it was selling its Unix server software and professional services divisions to Linux provider Caldera Systems, many customers wondered what the move would mean to their own operations.
But at this week's SCO Forum2000 event here on the campus of the University of California at Santa Cruz, many of those customer concerns were answered, as executives from both companies assured users that SCO Unixware will live and thrive.

FBI to Release Documents on Carnivore

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has collected some 3,000 pages of information about its controversial e-mail surveillance tool, Carnivore, and will begin to make some of the papers available in 45 days, the Department of Justice said.

Online Furniture Store Living.com Shuts Down

After just 13 months in business, including three months as an online partner with Amazon.com Inc., Internet furniture store Living.com Inc. closed its doors Tuesday, citing a lack of continuing capital investment.

Kozmo.com Lays Off 275 Workers

Web-based one-hour delivery service Kozmo.com has laid off 275 employees and closed two Los Angeles distribution centers as it strives to improve its financial bottom line.

SAP, CommerceOne to Power Online Metal Marketplace

After three months of evaluating vendors, the Mining and Metals Procurement Marketplace today announced the selection of SAPMarkets Inc. in Palo Alto, Calif., and Commerce One Inc. in Pleasanton, Calif., to put its operations online.

Caldera Buying SCO's Server, Services Units

After weeks of speculation about a possible sale of all or part of The Santa Cruz Operation Inc., the struggling software vendor Wednesday announced that it's selling both its server software unit and its professional services division to Caldera Systems Inc.

Dow Chemical fires 50 for sending porn email

A two-month investigation by Dow Chemical, sparked by complaints from an employee, resulted during the past two weeks in the firings of about 50 workers for sending explicit pornographic images through the company's email system.

Dow Chemical fires 50 for sending porn e-mail

A two-month investigation by Dow Chemical, sparked by complaints from an employee, resulted during the past two weeks in the firings of about 50 workers for sending explicit pornographic images through the company's e-mail system.

Bringing Together a World of Information

A virtual sea of information exists out there. There are infrared satellite photographs that detail cities and farm fields, along with databases bulging with information on transportation, commerce, population, crime, food production and everything in between.

Federation of the Blind Drops Suit Against AOL

The National Federation of the Blind dropped its lawsuit against America Online Inc. Wednesday after the company agreed to make its Internet browsing software and content compatible with screen-reading programs used by people with visual impairments.

Invensys vows to go ahead with buyout of Baan

Invensys PLC yesterday announced that it is continuing with a planned acquisition of financially strapped Baan NV, despite once again not getting the amount of Baan shares that it had set as a condition for going through with the $US709 million deal.